Sonja + Jason – Engagement Photography – Keeper of the Plains in Wichita, Kansas


When I met with Sonja and Jason during their consultation, they had one request. They knew they wanted their engagement photography session to be at Keeper of the Plains in Wichita, Kansas. They are moving away from Wichita soon and wanted their photos to commemorate their time living here, and having their session at Keeper of the Plains was the perfect way to do that. Keeper of the Plains has so many great spots for a Wichita photography session. Of course most people think of the Keeper of the Plains sculpture, but there is also an amazing rustic wood door tucked away underneath the sculpture that makes for a great photo background. I also love the views of Wichita from the base of the sculpture and the bridge makes for a completely different background that works well for walking photos. At sunset in the summer and winter, the “Ring of Fire” fire pits are lit up which makes for dramatic photos.

Sonja and Jason both had ideas for adding personality to their engagement photos, and that made the session fun and made it reflect them as a couple. Jason brought his guitar for some of the photos, and they even brought their adorable dog, Pepper, along for part of their session. When they asked if they could bring Pepper, I was immediately on board because I love incorporating pets into photography sessions! Pepper was a great sport and an excellent model, and that made for some unique shots that will allow them to remember their time as an engaged couple and their time in Wichita perfectly.

One of my favorite parts of their engagement photography session was their uniform shots. Sonja and Jason are both in the Air Force, and we took some fun shots using Sonja’s new name badge showing her future name change. I loved their enthusiasm for the session and that they brought unique, fun ideas that allowed their pictures to not only reflect their love for each other but who they are as a couple.

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