mason + grace | the bauer kansas city winter engagement session | destination wedding photographer

Grace and I actually went to high school together, ironically enough. She reached out to me last November for a couple session while I was back in Kansas City visiting family for the holidays. I said YAS of course, so we booked it and all was set. Or so I thought... ;)

A few days later Grace's mom messaged me on Facebook to let me know that Mason was planning to propose in a few days, and that Grace had just unknowingly booked her own engagement session. I love being in on super big secrets, especially the love kind. So naturally I screamed in excitement. I kept my cool while emailing Grace and when I asked her what she loved most about Mason, this was her answer:

"I love love love his smile and laugh! Either of those two just automatically put a smile on my face no matter what. If I get the chance to see the smile for the rest of my life WOW. I would be soooo happy."

YEAH. Cue the waterworks because I knew that she WOULD get to see that smile for the rest of her life... ;)

For their engagement session we met up a couple of days after Christmas in downtown Kansas City, and I won't lie... it was SUCH a hard photography challenge for me. Having just moved to Hawaii this past year, I had grown accustomed to warm weather and unlimited options of mountains, oceans, and trails galore. I found myself with the challenge of shooting an engagement session in the dead of winter (it was legit 8 degrees outside) in a city vastly lacking ocean views haha. I knew shooting outside would be nearly impossible and just plain cruel, so I remembered a venue in downtown KC that was my twinkly light DREAM called The Bauer. I called them up and luckily we were able to shoot there that day. Just like that Grace and Mason's 8 degree winter engagement session became the Pinterest-worthy, whimsical, fairytale session of my dreams. I'm shooting their wedding later this year, and if their engagement session looked like THIS I can't wait to see what we dream up on their big day!

You might wanna sit back and sip champagne while viewing. It's that good. ;) 


Lindsey Roman is an adventurous, destination wedding and intimate elopement photographer based out of Oahu, Hawaii but travels worldwide. She lives for outdoor adventures, intimate moments, and candid images. Her style is raw, passionate, and authentic. She believes in chasing sunsets, laughing too hard, and most importantly: capturing genuine moments that evoke feeling over perfectly posed photographs.