Brooklyn, New York Wedding Photography | Ryan and Tatiana’s wedding ceremony at Frankies 457

Brooklyn, New York Wedding Photography | Ryan and Tatiana’s wedding ceremony at Frankies 457

I have said it before and I will say it again. It is always an honor to be asked by colleagues to document their wedding. I have been privileged to be a wedding photographer for other wedding photographers many times before but this is the first time both the bride and the groom were not only very talented but also world renowned wedding photographers. Double the pressure. Actually triple the pressure if you count all the world class wedding photographers in the audience that day in New York City. The day Ryan and Tatiana,  known as The Brenizers, called me to inquire if I would be the photographer for their wedding ceremony in Brooklyn, New York was one I won’t soon forget. I actually met Ryan and Tatiana in 2013 separately but only a few months apart thanks to the Foundation Workshops. I knew who Ryan Brenizer was in the photographic community due to his talent as a New York City wedding photographer but more so for his well know photographic technique the Brenizer Method. Tatiana and I met in Mexico. She was a student at Foundation Workshop in San Miguel on the team I led with Huy Nguyen. So you can imagine how I felt the day I got that call to be their wedding photographer. Here was one of my past students who in her own right was an amazing wedding photographer saying I was the one they wanted to trust with documenting their wedding ceremony, and her man who is actually has a method named after him and is on Wikipedia because of it. To say...
Loose Mansion, Kansas City Wedding Photography | Teaser Tuesday of Amelia and Patrick

Loose Mansion, Kansas City Wedding Photography | Teaser Tuesday of Amelia and Patrick

Nothing is sweeter as a Kansas City wedding photographer than having the privilege of documenting two weddings for the same family. It is by far one of the best perks of my job so I was extra excited to be documenting Patrick and Amelia’s wedding last Saturday at Loose Mansion. 4 years ago I photographed Patrick’s sister Megan as she married Adam. So needless to say I knew Patrick’s side of the family well. Amelia and Patrick had a small intimate wedding at one of the best wedding venues in Kansas City, Loose Mansion. I love photographing weddings at Loose Mansion as the location yields the perfect classic feeling with it’s history as well as charm. Enjoy a few of my favorite teaser images from this wonderful Kansas City wedding. Amelia sheds a tear as Patrick reads his vows to her during their ceremony at Loose Mansion in Kansas City. These two little guys were finding it hard to contain their excitement for some sweets as Amelia and Patrick cut the cake. Patrick and his father enjoy a cigar.  After some problems getting the key to work, Patrick carries Amelia across the threshold to their hotel room at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kansas City,...
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...
Wedding photography at the Intercontinental Hotel | Kansas City

Wedding photography at the Intercontinental Hotel | Kansas City

Teaser Tuesday time for one of the most energetic couples I have ever met. Jenny and Jon got married on Sunday at the Intercontinental Hotel on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City, MO. They had a beautiful wedding that was designed and coordinated by Michael Nolte of Nolte’s Bridal that what was jam packed with many unique aspects that I have never seen or experienced before while witnessing weddings at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kansas City, Mo. I have been a wedding photographer at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kansas City for over 13 years and I have never seen the ceiling made to resemble clouds but I loved it. That was just one of the many things Jenny and Jon did to make their Kansas City wedding and reception one to remember. They had it all including french fries and tater tots as a late night snack for all of their wedding quests to enjoy. It was such a great wedding reception idea to compliment all the other crazy wedding reception ideas they did including a flash mob and a first dance under the clouds. Enjoy a few of my favorite images from the day. I love this image of Jon’s grandmother while she was waiting for the ceremony to start. Epic first dance under the clouds.  Jenny and her dad share a moment during a group dance at the reception at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kansas City.  Perhaps my favorite moment of the day. Upon entering their hotel room after their wedding reception Jenny and Jon went out on the balcony and shouted-“we just got married” then...
Amy + David | Kansas City Wedding Preview

Amy + David | Kansas City Wedding Preview

  One thing that I love about shooting weddings is that many times I will never know what I’m going to see the next time I’m turning a corner.This wedding is definitely one of those. Amy and David live in Shanghai, China, and all the prior consultation and communication was done through David’s mom, so I never met them until the wedding rehearsal one day before the wedding. Amy and David already had their wedding celebration done in Shanghai, and now David’s side of the family wanted to celebrate their wedding in Kansas City. David’s mom told me that Amy and David would like to keep the bride-groom portrait to a minimum because they wanted me to focus on capturing the relationship in the families and friends. Awesome, that’s perfectly in-line with my view of what wedding photography should be all about. So there I was on their wedding day at David’s parents’ home when I spotted Amy and David having wine and chatting, just the two of them, in the kitchen before they headed to church. Of course I remembered about “very minimum bride-groom posed portrait” but I just had to shoot it because I knew if I didn’t do the portrait at that moment then there would be no more chance at all for the rest of the day. So I asked Amy and David to stand closer to each other and to continue with whatever they were doing. Two-minutes and forty-seconds later, I told them we were done with the portraits. They were amused and commented that in Shanghai, a portrait shoot would take a few...