Rolling Around at Briarcliff: Ashley and Skyelar’s 1-Year Engagement Shoot!

Hey there, bloggy world! Tatiana here again to take you on another photoshoot adventure!

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One year ago, our now retired photographer Dawn captured Ashley and Skyelar’s “Save the Date” photos which was the first photoshoot I ever attended as a photographer with Kansas City Photography!

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Ashley and Skyelar are KC Photo for-lifers! With me as her best friend and Maid of Honor, and Christine as her wedding photographer, we’ve pretty much planned the next three April’s worth of shoots for them!

For this shoot, Ashley chose The Village at Briarcliff, which is a location I’ve been dying to shoot at again! It has a sweet lake with iconic Kansas City fountains, a waterfall pathway, and a beautiful cityscape up the biggest hill EVER.

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Skyelar claims to hate photos but his big smile and even bigger personality suggest otherwise. 😉

Now, we thought Skyelar was the rascal of the day, but my chronological camera reel exposes Ashley as the first licker in question.

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Sorry, girl. Gotta call you out!

But seriously, if we’re keeping score, Skyelar definitely wins for most “charismatic” fiance of the year.

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Aw, how sweet! A kiss on the hold from her gallant prince.

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Oh wait, no. It’s just the Knight of Slobber. HE LOOKS SO PROUD!

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They both definitely have the signature husband/wife “I’m gonna do the thing/ Don’t do the thing” look down. Ashley already knew he was up to no good… again.

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Now, he probably thinks these antics will get him out of more photoshoots — but it only makes us want MORE! This reminds us of “Superstar.” Seen it? The tree scene? Go watch!

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Since their last shoot was more on the fancy dress side, they wanted to do a more casual look to showcase their nerdy side. Their wedding is Sci Fi/ Galaxy themed so the “Doctor Who/ Star Wars” combo suits them perfectly!

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Seeing them together always tugs on my heartstrings because I have never seen Ashley so alive and glowing as I see with her and Skyelar. Without getting into a whole mushy speech (gotta save it for the wedding!), I’m just so grateful that she has found a man who treats her like the princess she is!

Now, although Skyelar had us rolling with laughter the whole shoot, Ashley took the prize at the end for most memorable moment.

In order to get our cityscape shots of downtown KC, we had to hike up this huge hill with a sharp incline. As the shoot came to a close and we had to safely get down the hill, I just hear Ashley proclaim:

“F$%# it!”

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AND DOWN SHE GOES!

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LITERALLY ROLLING DOWN THE HILL!

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She is truly a Princess Bride!

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And Skyelar’s eyes say it all every time — he knows he’s the luckiest man in the world. ❤

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You’ll see these two again next April on the big day! I CAN’T WAIT!

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