lauren + tj // engagement photos // manhattan, kansas

-Megan ♡

We love our job -- but we REALLY love it when we get to work with our closest friends! Lauren has been a part of my life since grade school, so this session was so special for us. We couldn't have imagined a better session with these two love birds. 

Ali and I originally planned on shooting their engagement photos in Kansas City a few weeks earlier but due to some unforeseen rain showers we decided to postpone. It all worked out for the best. We decided to meet Lauren & TJ in Manhattan, Kansas this time around since we had to push their original session. We went first to Tuttle Creek State Park and then ended our session at Top of the World (a dream location, btw) right at magic hour. The best part!? TJ proposed to Lauren at Top of the World back in February so they got all cutesy in the spot where they decided to spend the rest of their lives together. Yeah, I'm not crying -- you're crying. Just kidding we're ALL crying. Al and I had so much fun with these two. You could even say, we really let our hair down. (peep the fabio-inspired pics at the end)  

In addition to having fabulous hair... these two just love each other so hard. Their enthusiasm for each other is so, so infectious. And on a personal level, I have been fortunate enough to witness this relationship from the very beginning. I remember sitting in our room in the Sigma Kappa house listening to Lauren talk about "this guy with a man-bun who strapped a go-pro to his head at a party" and now we're taking their engagement + wedding photos! I've known Lauren for so long and I can say from the bottom of my heart that she absolutely, 110% deserves this sweet guy loving on her in all these pictures. For real -- couple goals. We're feeling pretty grateful for this beautiful pair and we're super excited about what we got. Plus we're already counting down the days til their wedding in almost-exactly one year where we'll be doubling as photographers and a bridesmaid! *cries* Keep your eyes peeled for these babes on the gram for the next 12 months. And enjoy Lauren + TJ! 

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so much love for these two. 

so much love for these two.