Wedding photojournalism and personal storytelling are what we do. Our approach is the same if we are documenting your wedding or family either with photography or with videography. We want to be your personal family historians.
When we say we are wedding photojournalists, we mean that in the truest sense of the word. Tyler’s background in newspaper journalism has influenced our overriding goal to bring an honest, truthful and unbiased approach to capturing your wedding day. That means every laugh, every tear, every fist bump and story told are not fabricated. When wedding photographs show real moments, and wedding videos show the real motions– that is when they will resonate through your life, and the lives of those that come after us.
We feel, as wedding photojournalists rather than merely wedding photographers, that your actual wedding is more important than spending hours running around getting scenic photos. Your wedding day is not a photo shoot. The goal of our work is to tell the story of you, your loved ones and your relationships. Focusing on the real life happening throughout the day creates space for us to be present and capture moments that you do not expect. Moments that are the most real. When we are not bogged down by time consuming photography or video tasks, it allows you and your family to be completely present– which really is the most important thing.
Our goal is for you to forget about the traditional roles of photographer and videographer and enjoy the moments with those loved ones who have made great effort to be with you on your wedding day. We make that happen, and we do it while still making great family and bridal portraits in minimal time. Check out our FAQ or a Portrait Gallery to see examples.
Founder, Photographer, Father
I don’t consider myself a wedding photographer.
I’m simply a family historian who documents weddings.
Starting out as a newspaper photographer, I discovered a passion for documentary photography early in my career and never looked back.
After almost ten years in the wedding business, I found himself questioning a lot of conventional ideas about weddings. That’s when I asked myself – why am I doing this?
I believes those why questions help me create more meaningful photographs.
I was voted one of the “Top Ten Wedding Photographers in the World” by American Photo in 2013, but my best “accolades” are actually my wife and two boys, who have my heart and remind me why I’m dedicated to documenting family history. That’s why I say, “At my funeral, if you all say I was a good photographer, then I’ve failed miserably at life.”
Filmmaker, Amateur Genealogist, Storytelling Enthusiast
Despite being shy at heart, I tend to babble once you get me talking. I find I mostly talk about myself, my wife or my daughters because I am intrigued by family, history and watching life happen. I find that if people share more about themselves, a window opens for others to relate. My hope is that by sharing more we all feel more connected together as a community. That by sharing the humanity of one another, we can all relate and be whole.
That connection is also one of the key reasons I make wedding films. I believe that by being honest in my storytelling I am doing a great service to the bride and groom; providing them with a document that will not only cause them to remember, but also illuminate who they are for generations to come.
Photographer, Father and Cyclist
Growing up in Indonesia, I was fortunate to live in a colorful culture where I got my sense of humor and love of art. I have a natural curiosity of my surroundings and a knack to recognize the amusing twists of everyday life. Listening to people’s story,or just sitting somewhere and observing how people interact with each other is really high on the list of things that I love to do. From time to time, I like to unplug myself from emails, phone, or social media and just ride my bicycle on the country road.
Besides documenting weddings, I also do commercial work. Some of my most recent clients are the Halls Family Foundation, the University of Kansas Medical Center, Harry Truman Presidential Library, and University of Missouri in Kansas City Executive MBA program.
I love to photograph family session, so please contact me if you would like to have a “a slice in the life of” type of family photography.
I’m available for private one-on-one tutoring and small group, i.e. 3-4 people, class. Please contact us for more information.