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HERE YOU CAN FIND FEATURED GALLERIES, WEDDING DAY TIPS, INSPIRATION, AND A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT YOURS TRULY!

Carrie and Peter’s wedding took place on what turned out to be a beautiful Spring day. After days of rain, the clouds moved away, letting the sun peak through. They got ready separately, but both within the walls of the home they share, a personal touch that always warms my heart. Portraits were taken around […]

The Stanley Event Space | Carrie and Peter

May 21, 2022

Nothing rocked me like the loss of my own identity after becoming a mother. I had spent years learning who I was. Making mistakes and learning from them. Going through phases, friends, relationships, and apartments. All culminating into the woman I was right before becoming a mother.  I don’t mean as soon as the stick […]

How Motherhood Broke Me

May 6, 2022

Emersed in emerald trees sits the Chateau Avalon hotel and its newest companion, the A-Vent Space. A structure comprised of steel and glass, it beckons the outdoors to join in under the covered ceiling. Located in northern Kansas City, a hidden gem tucked right in. This whimsical shoot stood upon classic neutrals while playing with […]

A-Vent Space – Vignette III | Maggie and Kelly

June 27, 2021

Tucked away in its own little space of northern Kansas City, the Chateau Avalon hotel sits alongside its newest companion, the A-Vent Space. A structure comprised of steel and glass, surrounded by vast emerald green trees. While the architecture lends itself to that of a European getaway, the midwest air was warm and humid. Touches […]

A-Vent Space – Vignette II | Monica and Blake

June 27, 2021

This eclectic-boho shoot boasted with warmth; the warmth of the color palette, the warmth of the air, the warmth of smooth bourbon. Accents of tangerine and cactus were a nod to the heat of summer, while touches of mahogany and scarlet brought notes of cozy autumn days. Newly-engaged couple, Isaac and Darrell, lingered by the […]

A-Vent Space – Vignette I | Isaac and Darrell

June 27, 2021

Venue: Cider Hill Family Orchard Photography: Elle Marie Photography

Cider Hill Family Orchard | Dougherty Family

April 20, 2021

Venue: Executive Hills Polo ClubPlanner: Brick and Ivory EventsPhotographer: Elle Marie PhotographyFlorals: Country FloralsCake and desserts: McLain’s BakeryGown: Hayley Paige / Maiden Voyage BridalVeil: Kendra J. BridalBridal Accessories: Olive and PiperSuits: Jos A. BankBridemaid’s Dresses: Lulu’sHair and makeup: Paradise KCDJ: DJ ConnectionCatering: Brancato’s Catering

Executive Hills Polo Club | Casey and Garrett

Executive Hills Polo Club fall wedding kansas city bride and groom fine art photographer

October 31, 2020

Hello! I’m Leila, owner and photographer for Elle Marie Photography, and I’m so happy you’ve made it here. When it came to my own wedding planning, I was told by several vendors that before anything else, you pick your team based on the chemistry you have with them. Of course, their work is important, too. […]

Introductions

January 10, 2020

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