Our Favorite Things - Kansas City Wedding Photographers

If there is one thing you should splurge on for your wedding day it is photography. After all, in 15 years your photos and memories may be all you have left, and these photographers are some of our favorites. Not only have we had the privilege of working with them on styled shoots and events, but all of these photographers have worked with #realamhbrides which makes them even more special in our hearts. Still looking for your wedding photographer? Check out these amazing Kansas City wedding pros, and let them help you create an even more special experience on your big day!

1. Kelsey Diane Photography

Why hello! Personally, I think it is so critical to get to know who is photographing your big day, your family, or your loved one.

I have always classified myself as a nerd my entire life. I was the kid who was more interested in figuring out computer programs and coding than shopping or sleepovers. I have gone through many stages of awkward in my life from Harry Potter glasses to the Madeline haircut to the librarian being a friend of mine in middle school. I love collecting books, figurines, and fangirling over video games and television shows. Specifically, the fantasy genre (Supernatural and Game of Thrones anyone?). I am big music lover and have been to dozens of concerts in my lifetime. Barnes and Noble is my happy place and always a spot for me to wander into whenever I need to be cheered up or to relax. I love to travel and find out more on what the world has to offer, however I always come back home to be in my pjs with my two pups. I am one to always make friends and it excites me when I discover connections with new people!

Art has always been interwoven in my life and I had never considered myself an artist until I was up on a rooftop in Baltimore at my cousin’s wedding. I remember explicitly my mother pointing out their photographer and telling me that could be me one day. I never considered photographing weddings until many landscapes and abandoned places were explored when I realized how desperately I wanted to include people. But more specifically people in love. The idea of love to me is shameless. Growing up, I had a hard time being myself, and the idea of finding someone that accepts you the exact way you are just sounded so insane to me. Those relationships are what inspire me. I want to focus on what makes the two of you, you! I love giving credit to our beautiful world with wide shots, while also focusing on close, detail, and intimate shots as well. On your wedding day I want to cover every single perfection that involves it, to your table centerpieces, florals, and rings, to your family, friends, and your significant other. I would love to meet you two and learn more about your wonderful story, as long as coffee is involved!

2. Morgan Miller Photography

Real Images. Real emotion. Minimal posing. MAXIMUM FUN. If you're looking for something a little bit different, then let's chat! For 15 years, Morgan has been documenting the world around her. Whether it was a 1st Birthday, Wedding Day, or on a trip across the desert; the camera is never too far from her fingertips. 

3. TimToms Photography

OH, HEY THERE! 

Our  creative little company started back in 2012 amid little fanfare and even less studio space. We have since blossomed into full fledged fanfare and a slightly larger studio space! 

Weddings are our bread & butter! We simply can't get enough of them. We began doing solely wedding photography and grew into wedding videography and photo booth services! We do about 40 weddings per year and our spots fill up so fast so book sooner than later! 

Our team is a collective of visual storytellers committed to describing the beauty of your day in a photo album worthy of a magazine. We think we have a pretty awesome dynamic that you won't mind having as a part of the biggest day of your life, your wedding day! 

4. Heriloom Photo Company

We are a team of fine art documentary photographers. We believe life is incredibly beautiful. We want to document you as you are, the moment as it is, and to tell the story of your life. 

OUR PHILOSOPHY

Beauty surrounds us, it is in our natural movement and genuine expressions. It exists in joy and in pain. It is in the love we share with each other. In the nature that surrounds us, and in the items we hold dear.

We are journalistic photographers. We want to document the moment as it is, to capture the beauty that you are, and give you a timeless gift. Still frames that tell a story and truly speak of the beauty that is your life. 

Summer Wedding Trends We're Loving!

With Memorial Day around the corner, grills are out and many are heading to the pool. But what does this mean for trends as the warm Summer season peaks around the corner? We've got you with a list of some of our favorite trends expected at weddings this Summer. Check them out and let us know which ones you're excited about. 

Unique Invitations

Get ready for bold colors, foil prints and paper alternatives like plexi-glass and linen! These special invitations are sure to help keep your guests intrigued before the big day. 

Uncommon Color Accents

Expect to see 2018's wedding color UltraViolet making quiet the appearence this summer, but don't be surprised if you see brides embracing an often hidden color at weddings, Black!

Small Wedding Parties

We saw some large wedding parties last year, some around 13 bridesmaids! But, this year intimate weddings seem to be the call to action, some weddings only have two bridal party members! 

Focusing on Indoor Weddings

2017 saw a lot of outdoor weddings, from barns to golf courses, but this year, brides are taking it inside! Allowing the outdoors to be an added bonus, rather than a necessity for their day. Also, keeps weather fears out of the question!

Oscar Style Wedding Ceremony

Oscar Style Wedding Ceremony

Guests are able to find their seats and stay with this wedding trend catching on! Guests take a seat at their reception seat and enjoy the ceremony among friends and beautiful decor. 

Interview with a Pro | East & West Designs

We're thrilled to bring you the third installation of the Interview with a Pro series this week. As we've mentioned before, All My Heart Bridal has always had the goal to educate brides, not just help them find their wedding dress. It is with this same goal that we bring you lady bosses, Samantha and Lauren. These two are doing exceptional work in the Stationary world here in Kansas City, having worked with them on a multiple occasions, we know that any bride would be lucky to have them in their corner! See what they have to say about tips and tricks on making the most out of your invites, save the dates and other stationary for your wedding. 

INTERVIEW WITH A PRO | EAST & WEST DESIGNS

East & West Designs Samantha and Lauren Kansas City Wedding Stationary

Hi! We’re Samantha & Lauren from East & West Designs. We create wedding invitations and custom stationery items. We love working with brides and grooms to make their paper items for their wedding day super special and personal! We met at Kansas State University getting our Bachelors of Fine Arts degrees in Graphic Design. While at K-State, we both discovered that we wanted the same future: owning our own business. After realizing how much we loved designing wedding invitations for our friends and family, E+W was born! Sharing a business with your best friend is the best thing we could have ever done. We bounce ideas off of each other, we trust each others’ strengths, and we just have a good time (and we think that translate to our work). Everything we create is made with love for love and that is so rewarding! 

HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR WEDDING STATIONARY:

Start with some good old Pinterest research. You’ll so sooo many ideas out there so don’t feel like you have to find exactly what you want. That’s the beauty of customized invitations; they’re made just for you.

Trust your stationery designer, with our background in design, we have talked with and worked for many clients over time and have gotten used to translating ideas into real world products. What we love to do at East & West is get to know you and what you want your wedding day to look like and that allows us to design something that’s just your style :)

Figure out what’s really important to you! If you really love the idea of calligraphy on your envelopes, we can adjust the budget to make that happen! 

Trends We're Currently Loving!

  • Texture: we love a good felt, linen, or alternative paper!
  • A Pop of Color: adding a bright enveloped or painted belly band makes a huge statement!
  • Wax Seals: wal seals on everything. Enough said. 
Custom Wedding Invitations Kansas City