As anyone that owns a business knows, there comes a point where you find yourself bogged down with more business and less passion and you can start to forget the reason you do what you do in the first place. More than I would like to admit that happens to me. Fortunately for me our wonderful clients help reel me back in a bit each time I get to document their lives. However, every now and again there comes a day that overwhelmingly reminds me why I do what I do.
I met Katrina and Joshua through a friend and fellow photographer, Shelley Paulson. She contacted me to see if I was available to shoot their small wedding on a Thursday as she was going to do it but could not in the end. I was so happy she did.
Since it was a small affair on a Thursday afternoon I decided It was just going to be me and my cameras. That day brought it all back to me as to why I love to be a witness to weddings. I was so overtaken with the love of the families, excitement of the couple, and their belief in their faith that I could literally feel the power of prayer of everyone there. It really was an honor to be given such unwavering access to this event and be able to witness the power of this ceremony.
The ceremony and reception took place at James P. Davis Hall at Wyandotte County Lake on a perfectly beautiful afternoon. It truly was a DYI wedding with everyone from family to friends pitching in to make it … Read the rest
Eric and Laura are a joy. a breath of fresh air. people that make me feel great about myself and great about life.
They have found each other as soul mates in glee. We all know the expression, “where have you been all my life?”. I am certain that when these two met that is exactly what their hearts said.
Eric is a friend and fellow photographer here in town, half of the fantastically creative duo, LemonLime. When he and Laura asked me to shoot their wedding I was thrilled and giddy, and also really really honored to be shooting for someone whose work I admire so much. Laura is also in design, and together, these two are so savvy and discerning in all things visual. Even given their immense talent, they let me do my thing, and just sat back and experienced their wedding.
I could tell you a million things about their incredibly close families and deep friendships, but instead, I will leave you with one lasting impression that I saw throughout the day. To me, a big part of the story here is the story of two people in a sea of other people, blissfully engaged with one another. You will see that many of my favorite moments reflect that. I love that about them. Thank you guys for asking me. Much love for you!
I was happy to have found this great new site Moment Junkie that celebrates what we at Wirken Photography believe and value in wedding photography. So it was a joy to find that they recently posted one of my images. It is great to be among such great work.
Moment Junkie is a blog dedicated to celebrating simple moments in wedding photography. Here is a bit from their site that explains the premise a better than I can….
“Moment Junkie is a blog devoted to showcasing the best in contemporary wedding photojournalism, with a focus on moments between people that are timeless, heartbreaking, hilarious, or all of the above. We love gorgeous portraits and well-planned details, but so often we’ve found that the photos we hold most dear — the ones we would give anything to hold onto — are those that encapsulate a memorable moment or remind us of how we felt as much as they show us how we looked.”
All I gotta say to that is….Amen!
The image of Katrina and Josh’s wedding-
Stay tuned for more images from this wonderfully emotional wedding that I was honored to witness.
Tyler… Read the rest
These two crack me up. They have since the first time I met them. They show their love in many ways one of which is always on Becky’s face. I had such a fun time trying to keep up with all of her expressions that day. She is a joy to be around. They both are very grounded, very laid back people that certainly have their priorities straight when it comes to knowing what is important in life. In short be yourself, love your family and NEVER ever grow up. Reminds me of a verse in a song of the great Jimmy Buffett- “I’m growing older but not up”.
The event went down at The Hobbs Building in the west bottoms where we witnessed a very emotional, intimate, and loving ceremony followed by a slew of out of this world food provided by Feasts of Fancy, hours of 80′s influenced dancing provided by Holmes Music World and photo booth fun thanks to boothBOOTH.
It was a joy to witness. Thanks for letting us be a part of it all.