5 Amazing Outdoor Engagement Locations in Kansas City
There are so many amazing outdoor engagement locations in Kansas City. Whether you’re down to hike or just park and take pictures, you’ll find something for yourself here.
While you’re at it, if you haven’t chosen your wedding venue, look at a few of my favorites at blog posts here and here. The locations in this article and the ones given in the previous links are some of the best places in Kansas City outdoors for engagement photos. Always remember that you can scout for your favorite places, but your photographer will generally find spots along the way or check out a place beforehand for you.
Black Hoof Park – Lenexa, KS
Black Hoof Park is a hidden gem that my clients actually found by using google maps and doing some overhead exploring. There are open fields everywhere and a few beautiful bridges. There’s even a dam. For us to get the beautiful light below, we arrived at sunrise.
2. Nelson Atkins Museum – Kansas City, MO
The Nelson Atkins Museum is one of the most well known outdoor places for engagement and wedding photos in Kansas City. Its rich history and outdoor sculptures make it a breeding ground for creativity. Each wall you turn provides a new opportunity to think outside of the box for photos including, but not limited to: a glass maze, giant pillars, & shuttlecocks. Although “overdone”, there’s tons of ways to make it your own.
3. Charles David Hartman Park/Winterset Park – Lee’s Summit, MO
Depending on where you enter the park, the signs are a little different, but the general area is the same. There’s a creek you can follow, there are bridges, and there’s a long trail. You can bike and hike and depending on what time of day you go, it’s completely secluded.
4. Burr Oak Woods – Blue Springs, MO
Burr Oak Woods is a conservation center in Blue Springs that has several beautiful locations. There are open fields and decorative, beautiful looking trees in a large wooded area. With a little location scouting and the right photographer, an entire session can be done here and can give you the look of several smaller locations in one.
5. The River Market – Kansas City, MO
The River Market is a historic district of Kansas City that can easily capture the heart of this place. You can go down to the actual river. You can stop at the shops. There are ice cream and antique shops and so many places you can stop for scenery.