Hannah Arnzen Photography

Sydney and Chris | Engaged

(I totally called him Steve during the engagement session...photographer FAIL!)


Let me tell you...these two are TROOPERS! We took their photos in 32 degree weather...downtown...in all the wind tunnels. That's Springfield for ya! Something that I love about these two is how EASY it was to capture genuine emotion, love and lots of laughs. 

You can tell that these two REALLY love each other. There's nothing better than photographing two people who want to be close at all times. 

We finished our session on Sydney's family property. She's rockin' that romper in 32 degree weather. It started snowing lightly...but not enough to see in the photo...SAD! 

On the flip side....there were a few llamas watching us shivering in the field. I bet they got a kick out of that. I also freaked out (maybe just a little...or a crap ton) when Sydney pointed them out to me. ;)

See some of my favorite photos from their engagement session below! 

Want to read a little about their relationship? Make sure to stop and read their QA's. 


What initially attracted you to Chris?

"We were on a mission trip in ATL with our campus ministry when we met. I’m from Springfield, but Chris was there with a school in DC. Through conversation I knew that Chris was super intelligent so that; and we were praying in a homeless shelter and after Chris prayed I was like “yep he’s the one”. He’s also pretty cute...so that too."

- Sydney

What initially attracted you to Sydney?

"Sydney has such a kind heart that is infectious to everyone who comes in contact with her."


Who said "I love you" first?

"Chris did. We were saying goodnight and he left but then turned around and came back to tell me!" 

- Sydney


What is unique about your relationship?

"We have been long distance for our entire relationship! We met in Atlanta, Chris lives in DC and I live in Springfield, MO. A couple of months after we officially started dating, Chris went to live in ENGLAND! (Which was awesome cause I got to go visit) Basically we are long distance pros, but ready to not be anymore!"


What do you love the most about Sydney?

"I love how much Sydney cares for those around her. Her passion for people really comes out when she talks about the impact she’s making in her students lives."



What do you love most about Chris?

"I love how much Chris loves me. That sounds silly, but he really loves me well, he cares more about me than pretty much anyone and I can totally feel that."


Chris is back in DC but the two are patiently counting down the days until their wedding day! They plan to travel to South France and Paris for their honeymoon!!! SO ROMANTIC! 

Cassidy | Senior 2018

She is an outstanding, kind, smart and joyful young lady! 
We had so much fun taking part 2 of her senior photos at Haseltine Estate. 

She is currently a senior at Kickapoo High School and is looking forward to prom and graduation.
Want to know more about Cassidy? Keep scrolling! 

What do you like to do in your free time?

"I love to play volleyball, read in my free time, and watch Netflix. I also love to go on spontaneous adventures with friends."


What would you say you are a die hard fan of?

"I am a die hard fan of one tree hill. It has been my favorite show ever since freshman year."


If you could meet anyone, who would it be?

"I would meet Demi Lovato. She has been inspiration for me since I was little and she such a strong and empowering woman. I have always looked up to her and would love to meet her in person ."


What is your favorite movie?

"My favorite movie is either Chasing Mavericks or Creed. I love them both because they are super motivation and just really good. As for my favorite Disney movie, I would have to say Brother Bear. For anyone who knows my family, we are a hardcore Disney family so it’s hard to choose."


What is a skill you would love to learn?

"I would love to learn sign language. I am absolutely fascinated that an entire language was created by only using our hands and that people use it all the time. I just think it is super cool and like it’s a good way to connect with people I would not normally be able too."


What would you sing at karaoke night?

"I would sing "Baby" by Justin Bieber because it’s so funny watching people’s reactions when they hear that song and adding someone who can’t sing to save her life would make it that much funnier."


Kylee Hopkins | Senior

Kylee is a senior at Bolivar High School. In fact, she is graduating early and only has a few months left until she is finished with school!

Kylee is absolutely adorable and has a funny sense of humor. I loved getting to know her better while taking her senior photos! Want to know a few fun facts about Kylee? Keep scrolling! 


What is your favorite high school memory?

"My favorite high school memory is probably junior year prom." -Kylee


What are your plans after graduation?

"My plans after graduation is going to OTC for 2 years and then transferring to MSU." -Kylee


If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

"If i could travel anywhere in the world it would have to be Jerusalem." - Kylee


Do you have a nickname? If so, is there a story?

"My nickname is Kyle. I got that nickname from my great grandmother. One year she wrote me a birthday card and she thought my name was Kyle." - Kylee