Kansas City Loose Mansion Wedding Photography

Kansas City Loose Mansion Wedding Photography

Today I am super excited to present my favorite images from Leah and Nevin’s Loose Mansion Wedding in Kansas City. Loose Mansion in Kansas City is one of my favorite wedding venues to work at. I have been a wedding photographer for the past 15 years and the folks at Loose Mansion have always been a joy to work with. I also love the history of the Mansion. It is always so cool to think that at one time Loose Mansion was the private home of Jacob Loose and his wife. The last time I was there I was eating dinner in what used to be their bedroom complete with a small safe that was to keep Mrs. Loose’s jewelry away from thieves. It is fun to be able to work in such a historical place. Lean and Nevin really embraced the history of Loose Mansion buy taking it one step further and having their wedding ceremony at Loose Park in Kansas City. Loose Park is a beautiful plot of land located in midtown Kansas City that was donated by Mrs. Loose in memory of her husband. So it was only fitting that Leah and Nevin had their ceremony at the park and their reception back at the Mansion. Most brides who plan an outdoor dread rain. Not Leah. In fact she seemed to wish for it. We were watching as the radar was showing a massive green and yellow storm come over Kansas City and Loose Park where the ceremony was to take place. At literally the 11th hour Leah decided to make the call and continue with... read more
Kansas City Wedding Photography

Kansas City Wedding Photography

Paige and Logan got married in Kansas City this weekend. Twice. Well they actually only had one Kansas City wedding ceremony but they celebrated their marriage over two days and it was quite epic. Two days of celebration that included one ceremony, two dresses, one tux, one groom’s suit with a pink tie, three locations, a limo bus, an arcade, and a party like no other. It all started Friday as the couple said their I do’s in an intimate wedding ceremony with just those closest to them at Loose Mansion in Kansas City and continued Saturday with a reception and crazy party at the Shadow Glen Golf Club at Cedar Creek in Olathe, Kansas. Paige and Logan wanted the best of both worlds for their wedding in Kansas City and they figured out how to do just that. They turned their celebration into a weekend packed full of everything they wanted. Two days of those closest to them, a trip to Up Down arcade in the Cross Roads District with their friends, and moments that will last a lifetime. Congrats Paige and Logan! Enjoy some of my favorite images as a teaser to hold you off till you get back from your honeymoon! Paige reads a note from Logan minutes before walking down the aisle for her Kansas City wedding ceremony at Loose Mansion. The happy couple enters their reception at Shadow Glen Gold Club. The crowd goes crazy during the newlywed game at the Kansas City wedding reception at Shadow Glen Golf Club.  Paige’s brother sang the father/daughter dance. After some time hanging out at Up/Down with their bridal... read more
Wedding at Pennway Place, Kansas City

Wedding at Pennway Place, Kansas City

On the way to her wedding ceremony, Maggie was telling her dad of her worst wedding nightmare. She said she woke up in a cold sweat, breathing heavy and hoping it was just that, a nightmare. Here it was her actual wedding day and so far everything was damn near perfect. She was on her way to her Kansas City wedding ceremony where she would marry Ben at Our Lady of Sorrows Church. The sun was shining the weather was perfect and she was ready, but as I sat in the back seat of that car as she was telling her story I wondered if she might still be a bit worried her nightmare would come true. We would have to see what the day brought and if her Kansas City wedding reception at Pennway Place  would go as planned. Being a wedding photographer in Kansas City for the past 14 years I have seen and heard of it all, so I was hoping for her sake all would go according to plan. Her nightmare, the one that startled her awake that night, was that everyone left the reception at around 9:00pm and her and Ben were the only ones left standing in the middle of the dance floor puzzled with what to do next. Thankfully, that could not have been any further from what actually happened on her wedding day. Thanks to the help of one of my favorite bands in Kansas City, Twice on Sunday. In fact the contrary actually on Saturday. Maggie and Ben decided to leave before the party was even over! That dance floor... read more
Uptown Theater Kansas City same sex wedding photos | Teaser Tuesday

Uptown Theater Kansas City same sex wedding photos | Teaser Tuesday

Epic is the only word to describe Michael and Stephen’s wedding on Saturday at the Uptown Theater in Kansas City. These two threw the party of parties to celebrate their love with those closest to them. Sarah Quinlivan, with Quintessential Event Planning, along with Michael and Stephen pulled off the incredible event that comprised of performances by MoonDrop Circus  that included fire spinners, aerial acrobatics, and performers on stilts. Epic till the end. Enjoy some of my favorite images from the day. Photo by: David Tsai | Wirken... read more
Wedding at Counter Point in Kansas City | Teaser Tuesday

Wedding at Counter Point in Kansas City | Teaser Tuesday

Wedding season began for me last Saturday with a special event that took place at Counter Point in the Crossroads in Kansas City, Missouri. I have known and photographed Rachael and her family for years so to be asked to document her wedding to Cade was an honor and the perfect start to my year. Here are the highlights: The ceremony literally lasted 5 minutes There were no toasts, garter or bouquet tosses, no cake cutting, just hours of dancing and partying complete with a rice crispy treat tower They LOVE, I mean LOVE their dog Dora. Even when they were cleaning up poop, pee, and vomit at the end of the night in their wedding clothes. Here are some of my favorite images: Cade feeling a little nervous before the ceremony.Sweet moment during the ring exchange. Waiting for a taxi in downtown Kansas... read more
New Orleans Audubon Aquarium of the Americas family photography

New Orleans Audubon Aquarium of the Americas family photography

Hello world! It has been a while since I blogged a Normal Day documentary family session. Here are a few teasers of a Normal Day session with one of my photography mentor students Cyd and her family in New Orleans. I spent the afternoon with them as they visited the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans, Louisiana. I loved it and was honored they flew me down to document them. For more info on our family sessions and how we approach them visit our site- http://www.wirkenphoto.com/families/ Enjoy!... read more
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!                           ... read more
Fort Worth Texas engagement photography

Fort Worth Texas engagement photography

Something fun and new to the blog today! I don’t normally share many of my engagement sessions but this one was special and was begging to be shared. I had been on the road for 11 days this past January teaching at the Foundation Workshop but found some time to meet one of my couples in Fort Worth, Texas for a fun engagement session. I love how adventurous my couples are and Mollie and Patrick were no exception. We first met at a park where we did a few of your normal engagement images then as we were deciding where to go next I threw out the suggestion of the Fort Worth Stock Show Carnival that was happening only about 5 minutes away. They loved the idea. Here are a few of my favorites from the session. Enjoy! I often like to produce images that are of the couple but not of the couple. This one falls into that category. Takes a minute to find them but once you do it all comes together.   Sharing a red velvet funnel cake to round out the shoot.... read more
Kansas City New Years Eve Wedding Photography | Teaser Tuesday of Amelia and Corey

Kansas City New Years Eve Wedding Photography | Teaser Tuesday of Amelia and Corey

Our first Teaser Tuesday post of 2017 and it is one of history, firsts, and also lasts. The minute I met Amelia I knew it was a match made in Heaven. Besides being a photo editor in New York Amelia planned this wedding to have it all. It was the kind of story I live for as a wedding photographer in Kansas City. A 5 generation wedding dress that started as her grandmothers. The first and only wedding ceremony that took place at the bride’s middle school chapel, the last wedding of the year for me, and perhaps the most bitter sweet-the last ever event and meal to take place at the historic American Restaurant in Kansas City. I loved every minute of it. It was challenging and rewarding all at once. Enjoy a few of my favorites from the day. Congrats Amelia and Corey! Happy 2017! The details: Wedding Planner: Sarah Quinlivan with Quintessential Events Venue: The American Restaurant The wedding celebration started with me shooting a bridal portrait of her in the dress that her grandmother, mother, and aunts wore on their wedding day. I love stuff like that. Leaving for the ceremony down the staircase she used a child growing up. I loved the trophies, medals, and award for 3rd place best costume. Seemed appropriate.  Taking a bit of a rest before the ceremony.  Amelia and Corey’s entrance/ first dance at the American Restaurant.  Seconds after celebrating the New... read more
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... read more
Kansas City wedding photography | Teaser Tuesday of Kelsey and Alex

Kansas City wedding photography | Teaser Tuesday of Kelsey and Alex

What a year it has been and what amazing clients we have. I shot my second to last wedding on Saturday and it really made me realize how incredible our clients are. Kelsey and Alex were an absolute joy to work with. When you are surrounded by such loving and happy people there is no way you cannot do your job to the best of your abilities. The ceremony took place at Jacob’s Well Church with the reception at the Muehlebach hotel lobby in Kansas City. Enjoy a few of my favorites from their day. Congrats Kelsey and Alex! Kelsey’s “something blue” was her grandmother’s ring. I get lucky with the blue flare. 🙂 Alex reads his letter from Kelsey in the basement of the church before he meets her at the aisle.... read more
Grand Street Kansas City Wedding Photography | Teaser Tuesday of Drew and Libby

Grand Street Kansas City Wedding Photography | Teaser Tuesday of Drew and Libby

This wedding has seemed like a long time coming. I first met Drew and Libby when I was asked by Drew to photograph his proposal to Libby at the Plaza in Kansas City last December. I love being a Kansas City proposal photographer and was excited to document Drew and Libby’s. What I did not expect was how great both of their families would be that night. It was to be an insight as to how awesome this wedding was to be. Just like that December night on the Plaza, their families did not disappoint on Saturday either. The day was filled with such love, tears, and one of the best parties I have seen in a while. The Grand Street Grand Room was rocking.  Congrats Drew and Libby! Here a few of my favorites from the day. Libby rode with her parents to the ceremony all the while laughing about how big her dress was and how they were drowning in Thule. Drew listens to a toast by his brother.  The dance floor was packed all night long.  The band loaned out some of their instruments. Not sure they intended this type of use.  One of my favorite end of the night moments to date. I love how they just sat on the floor of their hotel room at the end of the night and leaned on each... read more