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Teaser Tuesday | Two images from Amber and Scott’s Islamorada, Florida wedding

19th August

Destination weddings are always a blast to document and this one did not disappoint! A week ago we had the awesome pleasure of traveling to Islamorada, Florida in the Florida Keys to document Amber and Scott’s amazing beach wedding at Pierre’s .  It was a beautiful night to get married and the details from that night were awesome. We will talk more about that when we get ready to blog the whole wedding, but Julia at Blue Water Weddings outdid herself!

The ceremony was out of this world. Set to start right after sunset it proved challenging to shoot but looked amazing.


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Laura and Kyle Portrait in Kansas City

8th August

I love Laura and Kyle for what they are: kind hearted, soft spoken, overflowing with joy, love and peace.
(Images by David Tsai of www.WirkenPhoto.com)







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Capturing Reality | Announcing Tyler’s Three Day Class on CreativeLive

6th August


I love to teach. I love all the different ways there are to teach. I love the adrenaline of getting in front of hundreds of people and telling my story as much as I love the satisfaction of working with photographers one-on-one, helping them craft their vision. But my love of teaching came as a surprise to me – I was a shy kid! I never would have guessed that I’d thrive in a teaching environment. Yet here I am, loving every opportunity to teach. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce that I’m teaching a three-day class on CreativeLive called “Capturing Reality.”

This all started when Huy Nguyen, founder of the Foundation Workshops and Fearless Photographers, asked me to be a team leader at Foundation Workshop 5 in Dallas Texas. Almost a decade later, I’ve been fortunate to teach photographers from around the world the art of documentary wedding photography. In a sea of similarity and manufactured moments, I truly believe that capturing reality can set you apart as a photographer.

So, in just a few weeks, I’ll be teaching on one of the largest platforms available to photographers worldwide – CreativeLive. When I received the e-mail from CreativeLive saying they wanted me to teach a three-day class on the art of “Capturing Reality,” I was both honored and terrified. (Ok, maybe more terrified than honored!) I’ve led workshops around the world, but I’ve never done a live presentation, online for thousands to watch. It’s going to … Read the rest

Teaser Tuesday| Two destination engagement photos St. Louis Missouri

29th July

Next week I get to travel to Islamorada in the Florida Keys to shoot Amber and Scott’s wedding on the beach. Judging from how fun our engagement session was on Friday in St. Louis it’s gonna be a blast. Since most of my weddings are in the fall this year I decided to share with you all two images from our session in and around the Lou.


The money shot as Amber called it. We worked hard to come up with a different St. Louis Arch engagement photo. St.Louis_engagement_photos_The Arch_wedding_photography_cool_engagement_photos_different_creative_unique_Arch_photosWe started the session in Forrest Park in St. Louis searching for the good light.

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Donna + Greg | Teaser Tuesday | Two Lake Quivira Kansas wedding day photographs

15th July

What a great wedding Donna and Greg had on Saturday at the Lake Quivira Country club! Two words come to mind when I think of not only Donna and Greg but their wedding as well.

Faith and Fun.

That was the story on Saturday. Donna and Greg and their friends and family know how to both things really well and it showed. Here are two images that sum those two words up perfectly. Congrats Donna and Greg!


Donna likes to be unconventional. Taking the garter off the groom rather the other way around was the perfect sneak attack that no one saw coming.


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