Friends and followers of the blog,
In February of 2008 Tyler and I began the exciting conversation of teaming up as one studio, and what unfolded as we put our minds together and moved into one space to work together was this wonderful creative collaboration that made every day much more fun than being on our own. We pushed each other creatively and technically, with regular impromptu discussions and critiques. We wasted *some* time together and shared lots of good laughs. As our two families grew, we also became extended family to each other.
The reason I have always been most drawn to partnering in business with Tyler, is his unrelenting commitment and passion for storytelling through photography. Tyler draws a stricter line to “true” photojournalism in weddings that any other photographer I know of in Kansas City. I love Pam and Tyler’s ease of friendship, their commitment to relationships, and their love for family. We have built our friendship and business on these things over the past 4 years. The Wirken family grew as David came on board, one of the kindest hearted, wittiest photographers that I know, and The Parigos also joined the team, bringing to life Wirken Films. Brandon’s artistry and intuitive storytelling combines to make a moving documentary of life in every project he creates.
Because our whole team is so committed to family life, they were completely understanding when I told them that I wanted to cut back on the amount of work I am doing for the next few years, and focus on being home with my quickly growing 3 year old, Charlotte. As I spent a year considering … Read the rest
Here is my follow up post to Brandon’s wonderful short film of this wedding. To say this wedding was over the top is an understatement. The design, the couple, the family, the history, and the party were all working together to make this event chart topping. Kit’s family is in the newspaper business running the St. Joseph News Press. Kit works there and everyone was adamant that the wedding take place in their hometown of St. Joseph Missouri. To get this done they enlisted the help of the very talented Ellyn Bold of Ellyn Bold Event Designer to pull off an event of epic proportions. She did just that. Once the design and party were in place all that this event needed was great people and great moments. Kit and David and their people did not disappoint. Everyone in attendance including all of their 44 person bridal party brought their A game to make this evening one of the best parties I have ever witnessed. It was an awesome sight to watch 400 plus people witnessing Kit and David’s love and commitment.
Event design, coordination and production by: Ellyn Bold Event Designer
Ceremony- First Presbyterian Church
In honor of Valentine’s day, I can’t resist sharing Kit and David’s short film from their amazing wedding last November. In a few days Tyler will share some awesome images from their day, but today I want to share a bit of motion from one of the most vibrant weddings I have had the pleasure to witness. There are many elements of this wedding that blew my socks off, but what I found most interesting was how much of themselves Kit and David let show. It takes strong personalities to shine through grandeur as amazing as this wedding. Kit’s infectious love of life and David’s ‘no holds barred’ attitude is truly inspirational.
The wedding took place in St. Joseph, Missouri, a place dear to their hearts as both of their families are deeply rooted in St. Joseph. The ceremony took place at St. Joseph’s historic First Presbyterian, and the reception was held at the St. Joseph Country Club in what some call a ‘tent’ but I call a building, assembled just for this occasion. The entire day was designed and produced by Event Designer Ellyn Bold, and she definitely went above and beyond with the design of this wedding. This film is just a glimpse of the magic that Ellyn, Kit, David and their families imagined for their day. Enjoy.… Read the rest