Best Kansas City Wedding photos 2016 | Celebrating love in 2016

Best Kansas City Wedding photos 2016 | Celebrating love in 2016

Happy 2017 from Wirken Photography! We hope your year is starting out wonderful. Ours has been a bit crazy hence this best of Kansas City wedding photos of 2016 post coming so late. But as they say better late than never. Tyler had a blast last year working with such wonderful clients. We know all photographers say they love their clients but it truly is what makes the difference for us at Wirken Photography. The trust that is given to us from our clients is paramount to making us one of the luckiest wedding photographers in Kansas City. There is simply no way Tyler could do what he does without that trust. Not only do our clients trust him to be present during sometimes intimate moments but more importantly they trust the decisions he is making on a wedding day allowing him to make the best photos possible. That relationship is crucial and we cannot thank our wonderful couples enough for allowing us to stretch our creativity and really take some risks that more often than not turn into huge rewards. With that we have painstakingly gone through all of our weddings from 2016 and are thrilled to present the rewards of all of that trust. 2016that started on Valentines day and ended on New Years Eve and included cities like Kansas City, Charlotte, Topeka, Edgerton, Kansas, Lees Summit, Brooklyn, New York, and Columbia, Missouri. Thank you from us at Wirken and here’s to 2017!                           ...
Kansas City family photography | The Collum family Normal Day Session

Kansas City family photography | The Collum family Normal Day Session

There is nothing normal about our Normal Day Sessions and that is what I love most about them. Family photos for years have been the thing that most families dread. Parents trying to force their kids to be a certain way. Kids doing everything they can to not be that way. It is usually a bit of a nightmare. Then the photos all seem to look the same. No matter how hard you try as a photographer they all seem to be the same. This, in the end, is why I love our Normal Day Sessions. NOTHING is ever the same from session to session. Being able to witness a family as they are in their natural environment is what being a family photographer in Kansas City is all about for me. The Collum family agreed and asked me to spend an afternoon with them as they hung out at home on a perfect fall evening. It was simple. No special clothes to buy. No need to make the house perfect. All they had to do was they normally do and it was perfect. They built puzzles, dug in the backyard for treasure, picked tomatoes, ate spaghetti, and of course has a dance party. I was there to document it without any interference. That is how you make the perfect Kansas City family “portrait” in our opinion. Enjoy a few of my favorite images. This is literally the first photo I made that day. Siblings.  When your dad is a musician you get the best dance parties complete with rotating lights. Mom and daughter snuggles after a...
Wedding at the Bowery | Springhill, Kansas | Teaser of Ali and Seth

Wedding at the Bowery | Springhill, Kansas | Teaser of Ali and Seth

I have not had the pleasure of photographing a wedding at The Bowery event space in Spring Hill, Kansas until last Saturday. It was awesome. Ali and Seth could not have chosen a better place to get married. It was the perfect overcast fall day. One of the best parts was the sun didn’t really shine all day until right when they were saying vows to each other. Suddenly as Ali was starring into Seth’s eyes the sun came out bathing her in golden light for a split second. This Bowery wedding was a joy to witness and Ali and Seth could not be better to work with. Congrats you two! Enjoy a few of my favorite images from the day. Ali listens as Seth recites his vows. Love this moment as Ali hugs her grandmother after the ceremony.  Ali and Seth get ready to be announced into their dinner at the Bowery Event space in Spring Hill, Kansas.   ...
Topeka Wedding Photography | Teaser of Alison and Jason’s wedding at the Kansas Historical Society

Topeka Wedding Photography | Teaser of Alison and Jason’s wedding at the Kansas Historical Society

We traveled to Topeka, Kansas last Saturday to witness Alison and Jason’s wedding at one of the most unique venues I have been a part of. They had their wedding and reception on the grounds of the Kansas Historical Society. Even though it was a bit cold it was interesting having access to the museum on site. The guests loved it. Alison and Jason were a joy to work with. I have not been around many couples that are as relaxed as these two. It is obvious they love each other deeply and simply wanted to have a good time at their wedding in Topeka Kansas without a lot of fuss. They partied under the stars and patio heaters on a perfect fall evening. Here are a few of my favorite wedding photographs from their wedding in Topeka, Kansas. Enjoy! I love Jason’s expression after they were announced husband and wife. The first dance and the last minute patio heaters.  I don’t know what was in the glass but I can only imagine it was not an easy shot judging by the expression on Alison’s mom’s face.  Alison and Jason share a final dance before their sparkler send off at the Kansas Historical...
Kansas City Same Sex wedding photography | Teaser Tuesday of Clint and Evan’s wedding at Mildale Farms

Kansas City Same Sex wedding photography | Teaser Tuesday of Clint and Evan’s wedding at Mildale Farms

A day late but hey it’s busy season. Teaser Tuesday on a Wednesday today. I had the pleasure of documenting Clint and Evan’s wedding this past weekend at Mildale Farms. This was to by my second time as a same sex wedding photographer in Kansas City, Missouri but my first time documenting two men getting married. I must say both times I have been asked to document a same sex wedding I have felt different. These events are just different. I mean if you boil it down it is all the same. Two people in love surrounded by people supporting their union acting as witnesses to their love. I think it boils down to Clint and Evan’s story. It was a story of true love and unwavering support from friends and family that went deeper than normal. It seems with both same sex weddings in Kansas City that I have been the photographer for there seemed more on the line. Clint and Evan’s Mildale Farms wedding was a celebration of overcoming adversity and finding the person that makes it all make sense. Enjoy a few of my favorite images from the day. Clint helps Evan with his bow tie prior to their ceremony at Mildale Farms. Perhaps my favorite image from the day. Evan and Clint walked into the ceremony seperately down a long path. I love how all of this lined up on a picture perfect day.  Clint reacting to Evan’s amazing vows he wrote. It was a very emotional day. This image sums it all up for me showing the love not only between Clint and Evan...
Charlotte, North Carolina wedding photography of Christina and Eric

Charlotte, North Carolina wedding photography of Christina and Eric

It was the summer of 2015 and I was eating lunch when the studio phone rang. It was Christina asking about wedding photography for her wedding in Charlotte, North Carolina. Well to be truthful she was originally asking about wedding photography in Charleston, South Carolina but over the following months they decided to get married in their hometown of Charlotte. It was an interesting phone conversation with Christina. Turns out she is a wedding photographer and had actually found me from my class I did on wedding photojournalism on Creative Live. So needless to say she already had a head start on understanding how I approach being a wedding photographer in Kansas City. It is always a pleasure to work with couples who truly get what I do. I am blessed to be able to say all of my clients are totally on board with my style of wedding photography in a purely documentary way but when the client is a photographer they seem to understand things a bit deeper and really allow me to swing for the fences. Christina and Eric were wonderful to work with and they provided a plethora of moments throughout the day. This was my first time being a wedding photographer in Charlotte, North Carolina but it did not disappoint. Being a destination wedding photographer can be a challenge at times. Especially when you are tasked with documenting an event by yourself. You have to think in a different way. You have to anticipate your moves and what is going to happen even more than when you are photographing a wedding with a second...