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  • DEVINE STUDIOS – WEDDING & PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHY

    Welcome to our wedding & portrait blog! We are Joe & Lora Devine and we are so excited that you have found us! We offer beautiful Wedding and Portrait photography in the Kansas City area. We are also available for travel. Please browse through our site to see exactly what we do and what we are about. If you have any questions give us a call or send us a message and we will get back to you.

    Voted Best of Weddings by The Knot 2012 & 2013 and Wedding Wire 2011, 2012, 2013

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Sean and Chelsea-Wedding-Photography-Kansas City-Church of the Immaculate Conception-Hotel President

I love getting to share in the moments and memories of each and everyone of our wedding couples.  There are so many precious memories between sisters, brothers, friends and family.  From the beginning Sean and Chelsea welcomed us in as family as we met them at their home on Lake Lotawana for their boat ride engagement pictures.  We even got to meet their precious Wheaten Terriers.  These two really are best friends and soul mates.  Chelsea looked absolutely stunning and Sean looked especially handsome.  But most important, all day they were full of smiles, laughter and love.  Love for their friends and family, love for God and a deep love for each other.  I hope you enjoy the highlights from their special day.

Champagne pops always make for a fun picture 🙂

Chelsea’s dress looked so amazing once she slipped into it.  I love the soft lacey train.

Sean and they guys were a blast to be around.  They were laughing and having a great time together.Aww, Grandma is consumed with tears of happiness. The preacher had some great stories of the couple to share. “You may kiss your bride”  And they are married!

Now off to Nelson Atkins Art Museum for some beautiful outdoor portraits.  I love all of the different shades of dresses the ladies chose.Isn’t she just one of the most gorgeous brides?!?!

Lookin good gentlemen 🙂  But these two are the real show stoppers!I mean seriously.  They can’t take a bad picture. Sean was so sweet.  He kept whispering how much he loved her and that she was his best friend. 🙂

Now let’s talk about how gorgeous the President’s Ballroom looked!Sean is a gentleman.  He did not shove cake in his lady’s face 🙂 What a great first dance.  They had a wonderful artist there painting the reception as it was going on and now they have a beautiful painting of their first dance as well.

Let the dancing and partying begin!Painting in progress!Congratulation’s Sean and Chelsea and thank you so much for trusting us to be a part of such a special day.  We wish you all the best in your future together.  I know it will be filled with lots of love and laughter 🙂

Kendall and Danielle are Married-Mark Twain Ballroom-Kansas City-Wedding-Photography

I am so excited to share these beautiful images from Kendall and Danielle’s very special wedding day.  I love being able to see our couple’s stories and relationships with their friends and families.  Spending the day with Kendall and Danielle reminds you of how God works to bless you and guide you in your life.  Though life is never without it’s struggles there are always blessings to be found.  Finding each other is one of the blessings that God bestowed upon Kendall and Danielle.  These two have already been through some tough times and where able to support each other and come out even stronger and more in love.  They are such a compliment to each other and both of them surround themselves with great people.  Their families are loving, kind and so much fun.  I hope you enjoy the highlights from this beautiful day!

Friends and family can view their full gallery of images HERE

All the details are ready and look so gorgeous.  That dress is going to be even more beautiful on her.I love the relationship mother and daughter have.

All buttoned in the dress, time to go get that groom!

Just beautiful together 🙂  Kendall is pretty handsome, but Danielle is just radiant!  Some beautiful shots with greenery in the background and now we head off to The Kauffman Center for some gorgeous Kansas City Architecture.The Kansas City I’m so in Love wall is a perfect statement.  So in love with each other and in love with Kansas City 🙂

Hey hey party bus… lets roll!“Hey honey, could you be a doll and carry my dress for me?”  Real men aren’t afraid to help with the dress or hold flowers when needed 🙂

Now excuse us while we photographer geek out on taking pictures of this gorgeous bride.  I don’t think the groom minded the break 🙂Kendall happily joins back in for some gorgeous shots in this beautiful ballroom.

Time for the ceremony.I love the precious moments between father and daughter before the ceremony.The flowers at the altar look amazing.

Seriously, how cute are they?  Look at those sweet interactions during the ceremony.  I love it!Woot! Woot!  They are married!

Rooftop pics!Thanks Mother Nature for the beautiful blue sky 🙂

The room is all set for the reception and it looks gorgeous!Everyones’ speeches where lovely but her father’s was definitely a heartfelt, tear jerking joyful good time.

I just love this first dance image 🙂 Let’s toss this bouquet and party!Then finish the night off with some gorgeous night time street photos.  Thanks again Mother Nature.  That little bit of rain made for some nice reflective puddles 🙂

Thank you Kendall and Danielle (and your families) for trusting in us to capture your beautiful day.  We feel very blessed to be able to capture such important memories for amazing people like you.  Congratulations and enjoy all the love and happiness your future is going to hold.

Bobbi and Alison are Married-Kansas City-Wedding-Photography-Brass on Baltimore

I am so excited to share this beautiful and freaking funtabulous wedding!  Bobbi and Alison are absolute gems to be around.  They are so genuine, kind, loyal, charming and funny.  We quickly noticed that after meeting with them and working with them during their engagement session.  Alison is Bobbi’s Queen- and he treats her like one.  Not like some deity on a pedestal to be worshipped, but a  Queen who is elegant, poised, intelligent and kind and can hold down the kingdom on her own if she needed to.  She is also as gorgeous as Queen B herself (watch out Beyonce!) He takes care of her, loves her and respects her.  And Bobbi is her King – handsome, kind, intelligent and loyal.  She loves him deeply, respects him and always has his back.  It is always beautiful to see the depths of love people share for each other during their wedding day.  When people have such good hearts like the two of them you just feel it in your own heart, and you see it reflected back in the people around them. They would do anything for their friends and family and in turn they would do anything for them.  They had me smiling and laughing all day!  With their amazing wedding planning team, Graceful Designs from Virginia, and their hair and makeup squad from when they lived in D.C., it was just an awesome day!  They had friends and family from all over.  From Washington D.C., Virginia, New York, California, Georgia, to Florida they all gathered to Kansas City (where the bride is from) to share this special day with them.  I hope you enjoy the highlights and catch at least a glimpse of the amazing love and camaraderie we saw that day 🙂

(Please forgive any spelling or grammatical errors- it was never my strong suit :))

 

I don’t know how she found a dress as beautiful and elegant as she is, but wow oh wow, did she ever!  Alison you are so gorgeous! (Bobbi you are gorgeous too, but we all know Alison stole the show that day 🙂Working all that beautiful window light and fun decor at The Hotel PhillipsBobbi and his son are so handsome together 🙂Such sweet moments with her brother before they walked down the isle.  And the groom’s face was to die for when he saw his bride for the first time that day.Lot’s of laughter and happy tears. They tied the knot!  Literally 🙂 They did in fact kiss, and we have it on camera, but even more precious was how quickly he just wanted to hold her and not let go.  And now we are going to flood your eyes with beautiful rooftop portraits from The Brass on Baltimore of this ridiculously good looking couple 🙂Stay tuned after some reception fun for some gorgeous sunset photos.  Alison tossed the veil, bustled her dress and let her hair down for some party time!Seriously!  I can’t handle the amazing view, the sunlight and how good they look together!  Love it 🙂The speeches were on point.  Just enough poking fun at and plenty of love and sentiment.  Bobbi, your faces are the best, lol 🙂Now that is one heck of a rooftop party!

Bobbi and Alison,

We are so blessed to not only have been a part of your wedding day but also to have gotten to know you.  I know your future together will be amazing, because you will make it amazing for each other!  To everyone involved in the wedding thank you for welcoming us and making the day so much fun to photograph and be a part of.  You rock!

Jeremy and Britni Married-28 Event Space-Kansas City-Wedding-Photographers

No that is not the groom of this wedding in these pictures, but that is my handsome hubby’s best friend and the older brother of the lucky groom- Jeremy.  And in this small crazy world, Jeremy and his brothers living next door to me, Joe and Bryan becoming best friends, and Joe deciding to get into wedding photography eventually led us to meeting, falling madly in love and the both of us getting the joy of photographing the special moments for Jeremy and Britni’s wedding.

So needless to say this wedding day was extra special to both of us.  I grew up with Jeremy and his brothers next door until they moved when I was about 12.  I would see them every once in awhile after that, but it wasn’t until I met Joe when he was photographing a friend of mine’s wedding that it would all come full circle again.  Joe and I are so happy that Britni and Jeremy were able to find each other.  Knowing Jeremy for as long as we have and seeing the positive impact she has made in his life is a beautiful thing.  They love each other deeply and passionately and I am so excited for them to start the next chapter in their life together.  I hope you enjoy the highlights from their special and fun day!

I double timed this wedding by also doing the bride’s makeup.  Since Britni is a cosmetologist I was extremely flattered when she asked if I would do her wedding makeup.  I knew she would look gorgeous if I hadn’t, but she sure does look gorgeous, doesn’t she? 🙂

Brian telling stories is always a fun and captivating time 🙂I love this last moment with Jeremy fixing up his brother’s suit.

Then Jeremy had to head off to help his handsome son get ready.

I don’t know if you are ready for this, but here comes the sun!  Britni that is 🙂 Oh and yes the actual sun too. STUNNING!And here comes the metal?  Yes, metal and handsomeness.Nice color choices.  Jeremy is looking good.Some really beautiful and emotional moments with father and daughterAww, Jeremy and his mom.  And then “here comes the bride.”I love the way he looks at her and the tears and the laughter.Oh the feels.

You can’t have a December wedding without getting some of the gorgeous Christmas lights in the photos.  So off to Crown Center we went!And I love these images in front of Union Station.  A few moments of first dance practice, some gorgeous photos and let’s go get this party started!Welcome Mr. and Mrs. Flynn!I love receptions 🙂This is one of my favorite first dance pictures 🙂 Such joy!

Thank you Jeremy and Britni for trusting us to capture such precious moments.  It has been an honor knowing you and being a part of your lives.  To many more memories and a long and happy life together!