Mikaela Wendel Photography

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Kansas City Winter Engagement Session Location Ideas

There’s no reason to wait for warmer weather to have your engagement session in Kansas City. If you ask me, I think winter is the most romantic season- all the holidays, the lights, cuddles, and time spent with loved ones will set the mood on its own. But let’s be real- winters in Kansas City […]


Swope Park Kansas City Engagement Session//Brittni + Caleb

THESE ARE MY PEOPLE. We met up at Go Ape in Swope Park Kansas City (where Caleb works- you should go there because he’s awesome) at 8:30am for Brittni and Caleb’s engagement session. I’m going to be straight with you- I am not a morning person. If you ask me to be anywhere before 10am […]


Kansas City Vintage Anniversary Session//Becca + Ryan

It’s no secret that I adore working with Becca and Ryan. I photographed their wedding last year and tbh I think Becca is my biggest hype girl (and you have no idea what that means to someone in a creative career). They’ve decided to do an anniversary session every year to document their journey together. […]


Tobacco Barn Farm Wedding//The Farleys

I promise I’ll write something good about this wedding soon but I just know that Meagan and Eric are dying to see some of their photos and who wants to wait on me to put into words how incredible their wedding day was.  


The Legacy at Green Hills Kansas City Wedding//The Evans

In Cailie’s first email to me, she compared her and Travis’ relationship to that of Monica and Chandler on Friends. So obviously I was pumped and knew I’d be the perfect “Phoebe” on their wedding day. And that’s basically how it went. Cailie had an amazing floral crown and the perfect boho dress. I showed […]


Kansas Sunset Engagement Session//Haley + Johnny

The first thing I’d like to say here is this: Kansas is incredibly underrated. After a 3.5 hour drive, I pulled up to Johnny’s log cabin and was greeted by Haley. We chatted about dogs, houses, school, and honestly, it felt like we were old friends just catching up. My dog, Grape, has been really […]