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Wedding Photography: Don’t Let Uncle John Ruin Your Day

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There comes a point during every wedding when the bride and groom wonder what happened to their special day. Instead of a simple celebration of their love, it morphs into a social circus. Rather than enjoying the attention, they feel like celebrities doing tricks in front of the paparazzi!

Every just-married couple reaches the point where they want to shove the stranger with the huge camera…

Must Ask Questions When Choosing A Wedding Photographer

Probably about 70% of the couples I meet with have no questions for me during the consultation.  This surprises me.  In this modern world, anyone with a camera thinks they can shoot a wedding.  This will be one of only a handful of days you will count among the most important in your life.  There is much that can go wrong if you hire a hobbyist or let a friend shoot your wedding.  I w…

My Boys | Back to School Portraits

I really need to be my own client more often!  It has been awhile since I have taken portraits of my boys.  My wife has been asking me to for a long time unfortunately I find myself always the photographer never the client.  With school starting back up I felt it was time to change that.  These are a few my favorite portraits of my boys that I took just before school started this week.  You…

Tracy and Josh | Engagement Photography

I recently had the pleasure of spending some time with Tracy and Josh at the downtown Kansas City Library and surrounding Kansas City Library District before heading over with them to the Liberty Memorial.  Tracy and Josh are both teachers who met while in school.  I had never shot engagement portraits at the Kansas City Library before, so was especially excited when Tracy contacted me to let…

The Wedding Ring – A Symbol of Eternal Love

A wedding ring can symbolize many different things to different people.  Perhaps for you, giving a ring symbolizes the deep love and devotion you feel for the person with whom you have chosen to spend the rest of your life.  Maybe you feel that your wedding ring is a public and tangible token of your commitment to your loved one.  Whatever your reasons for exchanging wedding rings, the giving…

7 Tips For Better Family Portrait Photography

Portraits are a great way to commemorate the development of your family.  If you want the process to be an enjoyable experience that produces the best possible photos, it can be a difficult undertaking, especially if small children are a part of the equation.  Several times each year, many families go through the tedious procedure of trying to get everyone to smile and look happy for t…

Choosing an Engagement Photographer

Engagement photography is the art of capturing engaged couples during the very special time the couples share just after making the decision get married.  Such photos are best taken by an Engagement Photographer and normally feature couples in more casual and relaxed settings.  These engagement photos are prized memories that will be shared with friends and families as well as be included…

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