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!                           ...
Topeka Kansas Backyard Wedding Film

Topeka Kansas Backyard Wedding Film

One of the most important things when making a good wedding film is understanding where my clients come from when deciding to get married, designing their wedding and booking me. I take in what they tell me about themselves and the choices they have made for their day, and then filter it through my understanding of life, weddings and film making. Then I produce a piece that is both of ours– about them but with my sensibility. It can be a challenge, but it always ends up unique and interesting.     Leah and Aaron had me hooked the moment they told me they were getting married in the back yard of Leah’s childhood home in Topeka Kansas. Often times making your wedding more meaningful can be done by simply going home. Their love of nature, their families, and their dog was illustrated in every detail of their wedding day. They complimented each other at every turn. Their comfort and enthusiasm with one another was infectious. I also felt at home with them that day. That comfort and trust between myself and my clients allows makes for a dynamic film, and that is exactly what we...
Teaser Tuesday | Fresh wedding photography from Laura and Jay’s farm wedding in Pomfret Center, Connecticut

Teaser Tuesday | Fresh wedding photography from Laura and Jay’s farm wedding in Pomfret Center, Connecticut

I just returned from documenting a wonderful wedding in Pomfret Center, Connecticut and I could not be more excited to share a few of my favorite images. Jay and Laura got married on Laura’s family farm. It was the perfect day. The weather was spot on, the mood was perfect and the moments were flowing. Just like I like it. I love being a destination wedding photographer. It allows me a change of pace and keeps me fresh. Being able to provide wedding photography in Pomfret Center, Connecticut did just that. Kind of gave me a reset for the season. Here are a few images from the day. This was by far my favorite image of the day if not one of my favorite of all time. Laura is waiting, in the perfect pool of light, at the top of the stairs of the family farm house where her parents got married, as Jay, reflected in the painting, waits with the wedding party to walk down the aisle. Laura and her sister following her sisters emotional...
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...
Kelby + Alex | Kansas City Wedding Photography at Village Presbyterian Church and Backyard Reception

Kelby + Alex | Kansas City Wedding Photography at Village Presbyterian Church and Backyard Reception

It just didn’t happen too often that I photographed two sisters’ wedding within one year period. Just seven months before her wedding day Kelby was one of the bridesmaids in her older sister’s, Leigh, wedding. I was pleasantly surprised when I found that Kelby decided to hire me as her photographer not long after I photographed Leigh’s wedding. So there I was seven months later photographing the wedding of Kelby and Alex.  Their wedding day was truly a family affair since they had their wedding reception on the beautiful family farm in Lenexa, Kansas, and they did most of the decoration for the outdoor reception tent themselves. On to the images.   Kelby’s friend reaction when she saw her make up and hair do.   (The photo of the groom below was taken by my second shooter Danny Iskak) Kelby’s reading the letter from Alex. Kelby was covering her face so the incoming guests couldn’t see her before the ceremony while her bridesmaids were forming human barrier to block the guests’ view. Kelby’s trying to calm down the nerve before the ceremony. Before the ceremony Kelby and her dad took the time to practice their dance move for the father-daughter dance later in the evening. Kelby and her dad having private moment before the ceremony started. In the midst of the chaos of the wedding day Kelby and Alex managed to find a private moment after the ceremony. Never a dull moment in the party bus. I love the contrasting shapes and color of the bride and the catering lady in the image below. Alex and Kelby listening to the toast. Kelby’s dad surprised everyone when...
Devon + Marc | A Wedding Short Film

Devon + Marc | A Wedding Short Film

Devon and Marc were married on a warm day in May. The wedding took place in what I call a ‘tent complex’ built behind Devon’s parents house in Kansas City, North. I could go on and on about the details that the family and their event planner (Michael Nolte) built into this wedding day, but I won’t. Instead, I will show you the short film and the grandest send off I have ever witnessed at a wedding. Yes, it involves fireworks which is why I have chosen today to reveal it to you. Yet, it isn’t the size of the send off that makes me glad I was there to witness it. It is Devon’s emotional response as she experiences the surprise and truly feels the impact of the day. Those are the real...