Meet Morgan and Chad. We are SO excited to share their bright, countryside engagement photos with you! (Sorry Morgan – earthy just doesn’t quite fit anymore!) When we designed their engagement session, Morgan was firm on wanting something “earthy.” We’ve been stepping out of our “downtown Kansas City architecture” box a little more this spring and were up for her challenge. We knew we didn’t just want to take them to a grassy field for photos. We knew we wanted something different. And we are so grateful for these two being game for an adventure when we finally found it.
We started Morgan and Chad’s engagement session at a state park in Kearney, about 45 minutes north of Kansas City. It was a trek for Chad and Morgan, and we’re so glad they trusted us enough to make the drive! Despite the fact that we were shooting for Morgan’s preferred “earthy” feeling, we definitely wound up with a more “Notebook” inspired session, especially when we moved to their second location.
Since we were already in Kearney we knew that we wanted to stay there to finish their engagement session. We had approached Morgan and Chad before about possibly getting their feet wet and maybe, maybe doing a little bit of light wading to get under the tunnel for a shot that Kyle had in mind. Not only were they game for that, but they asked if we could wade farther upstream! So, upstream we went until we found the perfect spot. Morgan and Chad were in the water probably mid-calf, Kyle up to his knees, and I was in up over my knees, but the chilly water was SO worth it. Here are some of our favorite images from Morgan and Chad’s engagement session – we hope you enjoy them as much as we have!!
How did you meet? Where? When? Give us all of the details!
Chad: The first time I remember meeting Morgan was when my buddy Lee and I were sitting in the lobby of Eaton Hall (WJC) on RA Duty for the evening. We were watching the cartoon Avatar the Last Airbender. Morgan was someone who would show up now and again. Instead of going to hang with her friends, she sat on the coach with her ukulele and watched an episode with Lee and I. I wanted to know more about her, but I didn’t know how.
Morgan: Like Chad said, we first officially met on a random night in Eaton Hall. I spent quite a lot of time there with Setoa, freshman year. It was just another night and I remember giving Chad and Lee a hard time about watching a cartoon show. I like to be open to new experiences, so I gave the show a chance and sat down with them. It wasn’t as great as they made it sound, of course, so I left after a while and Chad found ways to bug me about coming to watch it in the days/weeks to follow, but I didn’t really take the bait. I’d say the more significant meeting was my moving in the following year, which he highlighted.
What’s the one thing you love most about each other?
Chad: The classic look that big smile, scrunched up nose, squinted eyes and super red, with her hands over her mouth, all while not saying a word because she could only scream.
Morgan: One of the many many things I love about Chad is that he lives and loves so selflessly. And he makes it seem so easy. He always thinks about me before he thinks of his own needs and wants. It’s a beautiful thing.
Besides getting married, what are you looking forward to most on your wedding day? A certain moment, look or reaction/response?
Chad: I’m looking forward to seeing her walk down the aisle. I look forward to standing in front of our friends, families and loved ones and telling everyone how I feel. To showing off “the journal” which has all of our stories before we were engaged. I look forward to finally feeling whole and knowing that the other piece is and will be by my side for the rest of our lives.
Morgan: Our wedding with bring together EVERYONE who is important to Chad and I. I can’t wait to share just a little piece of what Chad and I have with all of our friends and family. One other thing… the look he’ll have in his eyes of every moment that day.