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!                           ...
Teaser Tuesday | Kansas City wedding photography of Katie and Justin

Teaser Tuesday | Kansas City wedding photography of Katie and Justin

Teaser Tuesday is still hanging around thanks to my crazy busy fall and winter season! Today we have three images from Katie and Justin’s wedding in Kansas City. This was such a fun wedding to work on especially during our fast “portrait” time after the ceremony. I say “portrait” as elected to use our time and take a drive over to Shawnee Mission park where Katie and Justin got engaged and make an image of them releasing a lantern as homage to their time together teaching in Thailand. It was an incredible event one they will remember forever. Enjoy some of my favorite images from the day! Sometimes you gotta make the best of what you have. The church was laid out in such a way there were no good angles on the ceremony. I was lucky to find a space through the podium that I could frame their faces. In the end I am glad I was not able to do what I normally do at a ceremony as I would not have found this angle otherwise. Love this photo. In the backroom right after the ceremony. It was not easy but I think this photo was totally worth the time spent and the cold...
Sarah + Albert | A Documentary Wedding Film

Sarah + Albert | A Documentary Wedding Film

This film was a labor of love. We spent much time with Sarah and Albert to fully tell the story of their relationship, their passions and their wedding day. They are such a beautiful, down to earth, generous and touching example of the long road it sometimes takes to find your partner in life. We love how their wedding was held in an abandoned floor of the loft building they live in. How they began their relationship salsa dancing. We have told their story in a multimedia fashion with the wonderful photography of friend and contributor Becca Spears (www.beccaspears.com). This film is 38 minutes long, because sometimes it takes a bit longer to tell your story. Trust us, it’s worth it. “It came at the absolute perfect timing-in our marriage. We watched it and I was nervous at first to know what type of emotions it might invoke. It was absolutely beautiful. It described us-individually and as a couple perfectly. It was just what we needed to see-hear-remember of our wedding day but importantly of our story and love for one another. It helped ignite the memories of “us” our journey and choice to be with one another. “ – Sarah As you know, we are passionate about documenting the story of your wedding day; the intimate moments exchanged, what it felt like to be there, the nuances of your relationship that surface on that day. The last few years we have made an effort to go the extra mile and offer a film to couples who wish to further express their day/relationship. The Documentary Wedding Film allows the...
Courtney + Michael | A Wedding Short Film

Courtney + Michael | A Wedding Short Film

Those of you who follow this blog know Courtney and Michael pretty well by now. Tyler and I did a teaser Tuesday about them, and then last week Tyler posted a full post about their wedding. This time I’m giving you their short film. This film represents something that all wedding films should represent. A film maker is there to listen to the client. They should do everything they can to bring to light the things that are most important about the wedding day. For Courtney and Michael, that was the ceremony itself, and the love that it...
Teaser Tuesday | Kansas City wedding of Courtney and Michael

Teaser Tuesday | Kansas City wedding of Courtney and Michael

As Tyler is boarding the plane for a 2 week work trip he was culling images for this weeks Teaser Tuesday. The wedding of Courtney and Michael was so amazing that it made it really hard to just pick 2 images. The couple was wonderful but the family history was a major (and powerful) focus for the day. For over 100 years Hausers have been married in at St Lukes Lutheran Church.  The vibe of the whole day was filled with a rich tradition and emotion. The two images that we finally narrowed down to give you just those feelings when you look at them. Thanks guys for opening up for us. Truly wonderful to be witness to the whole day!   The first image is of Michael as he sees Courtney walking toward him. He was a very emotional groom and we love that he never hid how he was feeling the whole day.     Secondly is a lovely moment between Courtney and her Mom during the church candle lighting. All the  guests were a part of this and made the ceremony feel so warm and inclusive of everyone in attendance.     Today we also thought we’d do something a bit different in addition to the teaser Tuesday images. We thought we’d tease you with a bit of video also. Although all aisle walks are special. This one’s symbolic and emotional elements made it impossible not to use for this moment film. Thanks guys for opening up for us. Truly wonderful to be witness to the whole...
Brooke + Jason | A Wedding Short Film

Brooke + Jason | A Wedding Short Film

Sometimes in the course of making a film, you have to divert yourself from what you think the film should be to make it what it needs to be. I had edited my audio from the reception, chosen music and had all my clips ready to assemble. The last step was adding in a portion of the ceremony. I had left a big gap in my film since Brooke and Jason made their wedding very much about the ceremony. It turned out that gap wasn’t big enough. I don’t cry at weddings. Sometimes, now that I’m a father, I get emotional during the father daughter dances, but generally weddings don’t shake me. Especially while I am shooting them. Too much is going on to really think and feel (cameras to keep track of, audio to worry about, etc). Listening to the wedding ceremony of Brooke and Jason, trying to pick out what to put into this short film got to me. When I got to the vows and saw the impact that saying them was having on the bride and groom, I lost it. I couldn’t decide what to use in the film. So I went back again. And lost it again. I just couldn’t decide. So I left them all in there. The vows, the pauses, the tears. It didn’t matter that all I really had for those vows was one camera angle. What mattered was how watching them made me feel, and I wanted their film to let you feel that, too. I started over. Scrapped everything and created what you are about to watch. It is...