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The Crossroads: Engagement Session Location Breakdown with Trent and Jane

For this engagement session location breakdown post, I'm highlighting The Crossroads District and The Scout Statue near downtown Kansas City. For this casual summer engagement session with Trent and Jane, we started our session at The Scout! This engagement session location has unparalleled views of Kansas City, sitting high up on a hill that overlooks downtown. In addition to iconic views, The Scout has ample green space, wildflowers, nearby tennis courts, and even a skate park! The one less desirable thing I always point out to couples when choosing this location is the overall safety of the location. From time to time this can be a popular spot for teens and others to "hang out" and "socialize". Privacy is not guaranteed and time of day should always be considered when choosing The Scout. On the whole, I enjoy shooting at this location for engagement photo sessions for its great lighting options, views of Kansas City, and proximity to other secondary locations.

Secondary locations like parking garage rooftops in The Crossroads! Parking garage rooftops make for such a great city feel for your engagement photos. You can dress this location up or down depending on your overall vibe and desire from the images. Jane and Trent dressed up their rooftop photos with a button-down and jeans for Trent and a bold, vibrant, pink dress for Jane. We soaked in the setting summer sun over the buildings of the Crossroads and their session turned out to be another favorite from the season!

Keep reading for my other engagement session location ideas within The Crossroads district of Kansas City!

Other Location Ideas in The Crossroads Near The Scout:

  • Cocktail Bar / Local Brewery / Coffee Shop

  • String Lit Alleyways

  • Interesting Architecture or Buildings

  • The Streetcar

  • Empty Parking Lots

  • The Kauffman

  • Union Station

  • Paradis Garden Club

  • World War One Museum

  • Crown Center

  • It's The Arts District you can't really go wrong! So make it your own!

For your engagement photos, you can also consider a casual location and a dressed-up or more formal location! These locations can complement each other as Trent and Jane chose The Scout and The Crossroads. Or you could go all in on one vibe or the other, the options are truly endless! What engagement session location pairing will you choose for your session with Jill Caren Photo?


Jill Caren Photo specializes in wedding, elopement, engagement, and couples photography, is based out of Kansas City, Missouri, and is available for travel worldwide. Jill Caren Photo offers a full complimentary engagement session and full-day wedding coverage so couples are not forced to choose what they want to be documented on a wedding day. Jill Caren Photo also offers engagement and couples sessions for anyone booking outside a wedding package.

Jill Caren Photo's wedding photography services were grown out of her heart to connect and speak life into young couples as they embark on their marriage journey while offering them a photography experience that documents all the moments of their wedding day. Jill Caren Photo is wedding and portrait photography for intentional couples wanting authentic memories of their best days.

If you would like to see if Jill Caren Photo is available to photograph your wedding, elopement, or engagement session, or if you would like to receive detailed information about her services you can contact Jill here.


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