Monday, March 10, 2008

Run, don't walk! It's an all new blog!

Hey friends and faithful blog followers.
Great news! Tyler and I have merged our two blogs into one fabulous new blog with BIG pictures!
So, re-mark this link and check often.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Emily and Grant Engagement

Emily and Grant go all the way back to high school and went on to college together at the University of Missouri. I was talking to Emily on the phone about the engagement session: I always ask people- what do you guys like to do together? Do you have any special places? What is your personal style- what kinds of settings would go with your home?
Lots of folks have kind of a hard time thinking of something distinct, so I was thrilled when Emily said, giggling, "well, we actually love to bowl together" Perfect!
So, we hit Ward Parkway Lanes, bowled a game together and took some pictures in the meantime. Here are a few favorites...

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Which one's your favorite?

I finally had a chance to post some short slideshows in the "watch" section of our website
go to: and click on "watch" in the lower menu
Tell me which one is your favorite!!
We've got....
LeeAnne & Iannick

Kim & Matt

Holly & David

Michelle & Jason

Monday, February 18, 2008

Website Update

I just updated the site with by adding some of 07 favorites to my wedding and portrait galleries. Be sure to check them out if you are trying to kill time at work (wink, wink)
And stay the end of the week, I will have a few slideshows posted in the "Watch" section.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Addie Rose Boutique

You know that bubble gum pink bungalow in the heart of Brookside? Well, if you haven't been inside, you NEED to check it out. I did a short shoot on Monday with the owner of Addie Rose Boutique, Megan Meiners. We shot a few new dresses from the spring line, and a handful of crazy kids decked out in couture :).

I just love this coral colored number. kind of chases away the gray sky blues :)

Who doesn't love a Johnny Cash shirt on a kid? You can see rock star written on his face :)

this was my favorite group shot. kids being kids. I thought it really matched Megan's vibe- eclectic, laid back, and totally fun.

The shop also carries these darling hand sewn onesies (a local artist)

Here's Megan with the store's namesake, her 11 month old Addie Rose.

Some of Megan's favorite lines:
Ella Moss, Rebecca Beeson, Sweetees, Diane Samandi, Citizens, Hale Bob

Stop in and pick up something new for spring!
Addie Rose Boutique
6301 Main Street
Kansas City, MO

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Shelly Belly

I had a veery fun time shooting Shelly's belly today. She and her husband Andy are expecting a girl in the next month, and they were pure pleasure to shoot. Can't wait to meet the little beauty!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Creative minds gather at the Wirken studio

If your follow the blog, you know that we had a little local artist powwow here at the studio last Thursday. The place was pretty packed and we had a blast!

Here you can see the jewelry table set up through the window

Models were decked out in Janay's beautiful gowns

Our shooting room was converted to a mini Janay boutique for the evening

Bridget of the Ornamental Petal brought some stunningly creative floral creations

Cakes by Joe. Joe also brought these bags of mini cakes and cookies for Valentine's day. They were to die for!

Katie and Garnet: the girls of ScarlettGarnet jewelry. I wear their work every day :)

All the artists: Katie, Bridget, Joe, Garnet, Janay

Thanks again guys for gracing us with your amazing art!

Sleepy little fella

look at sweet little Cody

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Multiple Musings

Here are some happy experiments with Multiple exposure.
This one I love. Ben and the seedpod, Kind of like James and the Giant Peach :)

This one is a multiple exposure laid on top of a single exposure. I shot the sign at one car lot, with a lot of negative space in the sky, and then shot a multiple exposure of this great tinsel-like stuff at another car lot.

Saturday, January 26, 2008

helga the holga

I got another roll back from that first week when I got my holga.
the black and white is eerie, eh?

Holly and David

I usually limit myself to 20 pictures or less for each wedding post, but, since this was my last wedding of 2007, I decided to slack on the self-restraint. So here is an extra long post for some wonderful friends, David and Holly.
Winter, and Christmas time specifically, is really special to these two. When we first met, they said that some of the most influential times in their relationship have been around the holidays. So, when they woke up with a blizzard on their wedding day, they were thrilled :)
Here is a glimpse into their day...

Holly's mom at that first moment Holly had her dress on

the wedding party was so fun! They braved the cold for some beautiful pictures out in the bright white snow

Erin took this one. Isn't it great?

This was by far one of my favorite moments of the day. David really wanted to see Holly for the first time at the end of the aisle, but he asked if they could just be together briefly without seeing eachother. There was so much energy bouncing between them. Great moment.

Here is another powerful one by Erin- Holly and her dad just before the doors opened

...and finally, I love this picture...Holly's dad in the background- I think a beautiful illustration of sending off his daughter to a new stage in life.

Congratulations you two!