About Us

Wirken Photography and Films Family

We are Wirken Photography based out of Kansas City, Missouri. We are a collection of photographers and filmmakers dedicated to our craft.

  • Tyler Wirken

    Founder, Photographer, Father

    As a husband, a father of two amazing little boys and growing up in a loving family, I have come to realize the importance of family and preserving it. Being able to look back on what life was, to remember tiny moments of significance in a photograph that you can hold in your hand is a gift I want to give. I use my background as a newspaper photographer as well as my passion for true documentary photography to do just that. To be your personal photojournalist for whatever life event requires it. I believe in living life to its fullest, tend to fly by the seat of my pants, thrive on thinking outside of the box, and love to question the status quo. I look forward to becoming your family historian.

  • Pam Wirken

    Owner, organizer, mother

    I consider myself to truly be Tyler’s better half, as well as the mother of two of the most amazing boys. I pinch myself everyday that these people are whom I get to spend my life with. What I realized when writing this is that what I do, what I am, is the person that puts others first. Whether that is with family and friends, volunteering in the community, or at the studio. I want to make sure that others are well cared for and getting what they need. I am the organized balance that gives others here the chance to be creative, think outside of the box and push limits. I believe that is how our clients see my role here. That is what I am teaching my kids as they grow. That is what makes me smile.

  • Nicole and Brandon Parigo


    We are cinematographers, artists and sometimes grownups. We are husband and wife, a mother and a father, a daughter and a son. When we think about films; we think about family. Life is short and the ability to capture and pass on the laughter of children, glances of parents andtimbre of voices ignites us. Nicole's life-long commitment to the arts includes a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and years of experience as an artist and photographer. Brandon is a Seattle Film Institute graduate and many years experience in both commercial and wedding cinematography. We look forward to telling your story.

  • David Tsai

    Photographer, Father and Cyclist

    Originally from Indonesia, I was fortunate to grow up in a colorful culture where I got my sense of humor. I have a natural curiosity of my surroundings and a knack to recognize the amusing twists of everyday life. I enjoy just sitting somewhere and observing how people interact with each other. Photography allows me to be a story teller without having to write a single word.