Carl is a friend from my college days, so when he got in touch to tell me he was getting married, I about lost my mind. Carl is an insanely handsome, talented, and hilarious guy who dated the most gorgeous women. I knew the moment he decided to get married, it would be to an incredible woman. Let me tell you, Megan is absolutely perfect. When these two planned a wedding during Covid and then rescheduled it numerous times, she was at-ease with the entire thing. Their Crossroads wedding finally arrived, as fashionably late as Megan is known to be, and it was not disappointing.
Couples, if you’re considering Kansas City for your wedding, I cannot say enough good things about the Crossroads Hotel. This boutique hotel has a whole vibe, let me tell you. This 100+ year old building gave me such a gorgeous backdrop to work with. Exposed brick, modern metal detailing, reclaimed wood, and natural light gave me such a dreamy outcome with these photos. I was so in love. Pro tip: ask for a room upgrade to make sure you give your photographer lots of space for shooting if you’re going for a Crossroads wedding location! While these century-old buildings are stunning, they obviously didn’t need the same amount of space back then as we do now!
Crossroads Hotel has this massive open area as you walk inside, which was the most incredible spot for a first look. Floor to ceiling windows and sleek garage doors gave me just enough light on a rainy day that it never truly seemed overcast at all. Despite how open and modern the hotel is, its entryway has great spots for tucking away a groom who is dying to see his soon-to-be-wife. Capturing that magic moment is always incredible as a photographer. But getting to do it in such a unique location makes it that much better.
Plus, I’m dying over how classic and timeless these photos are with that century-old background. We were able to use the light to brighten up the background to create a distinct visual interest in the bridal party shots. The Crossroads Hotel is officially one of my favorite spots for dramatic photography.
When we’re in a creative space like Kansas City’s Crossroads district, I love taking advantage of the location for shooting unforgettable wedding photos. There’s just something about an urban location, particularly with turn-of-the-century architecture and detailing, that I know will give me a look that is so timeless and artistic. Megan and Carl were up for anything I threw at them, which always makes it that much better, too.
The wedding itself took place at Kansas City’s Cellar 222, an Italian Wine Cellar that was a short walk from the hotel. The location offered an old world setting for this intimate wedding. There was so much joy filling this space, and the warm stones made it that much easier to capture romantic moments between the happy couple.
I only have two more weddings available for the 2022 season. As I’ve mentioned, I’m shifting my focus toward shooting boudoir and families, so my space is limited. Get in touch quickly if you or someone you know is looking for a photographer so I can ensure your needs are met. I can’t wait to bring your love story to life in photos!