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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.

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Brian and Haley Married-Salina Kansas-Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City

I am so excited to share this beautiful wedding we photographed for Brian and Haley.  The reason we ended up photographing their wedding was unfortunate for them at first, but it lead them to us so it all worked out in the end.  We had worked with Haley before and unfortunately Haley’s already booked wedding photographer was closing his business and no longer responding to clients or showing up at their weddings 🙁  This is an unfortunate and extremely stressful situation for any bride and groom.  Luckily we were available for their wedding date and excited to travel to Salina to photograph their beautiful day!  This was the first time we met Brian, and we quickly found out he is such a caring, funny and kind man.  Haley is sweet, funny and very laid back and they make a perfect and quite stunning couple together.  It was so much fun hanging out with their bridal party and family.  I love the stunning portraits from the Salina Country Club and the sweet and intimate moments at the ceremony and reception.  There was also a lot of fun and dancing at the reception – My shutter finger was starting to get sore, lol 🙂   I am excited to share the highlights from their gorgeous wedding day!

Friends and family can view their full wedding gallery HERE

wedding-photography-salina-ks-kansas-city-photographers-1Aww, brother was so sweet when he saw his sister looking so beautiful.  He cried and then yelled at me to not take his picture, lol (he was joking of course – or at least that is what he told me 🙂

And then dad got a little emotional as well at seeing his beautiful daughter on her wedding day all dressed to go, but he didn’t yell at me for taking his picture 🙂wedding-photography-salina-ks-kansas-city-photographers-2wedding-photography-salina-ks-kansas-city-photographers-3Seriously, they are one good looking couple!

Let’s have some fun with the bridal party, while trying not to get hit with golf balls, lol.wedding-photography-salina-ks-kansas-city-photographers-4This path was so gorgeous with the fall colors.  Yay for a nice day and beautiful scenery! Oh and a stunning couple!wedding-photography-salina-ks-kansas-city-photographers-5Hey, hey good lookin!

I loved this little spot too.  The way the trees framed them and the sun hit their faces made me happy 🙂wedding-photography-salina-ks-kansas-city-photographers-6wedding-photography-salina-ks-kansas-city-photographers-7Aww, so cute together 🙂wedding-photography-salina-ks-kansas-city-photographers-8One last snuggle before they head to the church to get married!wedding-photography-salina-ks-kansas-city-photographers-9Such a beautiful ceremony 🙂wedding-photography-salina-ks-kansas-city-photographers-10Way to marry each other!

The reception space looked stunning 🙂 Time for some cake, toasts and dancing!wedding-photography-salina-ks-kansas-city-photographers-11wedding-photography-salina-ks-kansas-city-photographers-12Both of the speeches were great and very special.  I love it when a man cries at special moments.wedding-photography-salina-ks-kansas-city-photographers-13Beautiful emotion during the parent dances.

Now it’s time to party!  Unleash the dance floor!wedding-photography-salina-ks-kansas-city-photographers-14wedding-photography-salina-ks-kansas-city-photographers-15So much fun when dad got on the dance floor and boogied with his daughter 🙂wedding-photography-salina-ks-kansas-city-photographers-16Thank you Brian and Haley for having us photograph your wedding.  It is always an honor to work with amazing people such as you guys.  We wish you all the best in your future together!

Nathan and Molly-married-Kansas City-Wedding-Photographers-Peeper Ranch

I am so excited to share this beautiful fall wedding at Peeper Ranch.  Not only did we get to work with an awesome couple and bridal party we also got to work with 2 of our favorite people in and out of the wedding industry – Christine Darden with Celebrations of Love and DJ Fernando!  What a blast this day was!  After their gorgeous ceremony we stopped by Shawnee Mission’s beautiful park for some of my favorite bride and groom photos ever 🙂  I hope you enjoy the highlights from their day.

wedding-photography-kansas-city-peeper-ranch-devine-studios-1The girls were ready to go in their beautiful matching robes.  They just needed a bride to snuggle next to 🙂wedding-photography-kansas-city-peeper-ranch-devine-studios-2Yay!  Molly looks so stunning in her dress.  And I think all of her ladies would agree 🙂wedding-photography-kansas-city-peeper-ranch-devine-studios-3Now that is one handsome groom excited to see his beautiful bride!wedding-photography-kansas-city-peeper-ranch-devine-studios-4Their colors and flowers looked amazing against the fall colors and beautiful white gazebo.wedding-photography-kansas-city-peeper-ranch-devine-studios-5Seriously.  That is one good looking couple!wedding-photography-kansas-city-peeper-ranch-devine-studios-6

Precious.wedding-photography-kansas-city-peeper-ranch-devine-studios-7Gotta love fun candid moments 🙂wedding-photography-kansas-city-peeper-ranch-devine-studios-8The reception area is all decorated and ready for after the ceremony.  Time to relax and play for a little bit before we get this show on the road.wedding-photography-kansas-city-peeper-ranch-devine-studios-9I love Nathan’s reaction to his bride even though he has already seen her.  He is so happy to see her walking down the aisle to become his wife.wedding-photography-kansas-city-peeper-ranch-devine-studios-10Now off to Shawnee Mission Park for those gorgeous photos!wedding-photography-kansas-city-peeper-ranch-devine-studios-11Fun and beautiful bridge shot with the bridal party and of course one of just the bride and groom.wedding-photography-kansas-city-peeper-ranch-devine-studios-12Oh man.  That sun started hitting that magical time where everything gets all gold and glowy!wedding-photography-kansas-city-peeper-ranch-devine-studios-13I just love how the light was hitting them and the trees.  Favorite!

wedding-photography-kansas-city-peeper-ranch-devine-studios-14Time for speeches, cake cutting and dancing.  Lots and lots of dancing!wedding-photography-kansas-city-peeper-ranch-devine-studios-15So many fun angles to shoot from at this venue 🙂wedding-photography-kansas-city-peeper-ranch-devine-studios-16wedding-photography-kansas-city-peeper-ranch-devine-studios-17wedding-photography-kansas-city-peeper-ranch-devine-studios-18wedding-photography-kansas-city-peeper-ranch-devine-studios-19Lol. “Um where did the giraffe come from?”

Congratulations again Nathan and Molly.  I know your future holds lots of happy and fun memories.  We wish you the best!

Zach and Kim Wedding-Kansas city-photography-St Marks

Joe and I were both so excited to be photographing Zach and Kim’s wedding and I am so excited to post them today!  Of course we are excited to work with all of our amazing clients, but this one was a little extra special.  In the 2nd year we had started our business we photographed Kim’s high school senior portraits.  We then started photographing her sister Linda’s baby and family photos for several years.  So it was awesome to see Kim all grown up with an amazing man at her side ready to make a life long commitment of love and support. It was even better that it was like a family reunion and we got to chase all of her adorable nephews around again.  Kim is so sweet and funny and shares such a deep bond with her sister and loves those little ones so much.  So it is so wonderful that she found such a fun and awesome guy that loves her and her family just as much as she does.  He is her rock, and a pretty handsome one too! I hope you enjoy the highlights from their day  -filled with custom lego ring holders, a beautiful ceremony, happy and fun moments, gorgeous portraits, Star Wars and even a few Jedi and Sith lightsaber battles.

Friends and family can view their full gallery HERE

kansas-city-wedding-photography-st-marks-adams-pointe-1I love those custom ring boxes Zach designed, then the boys helped him build.  And speaking of the boys, they are coming up next.  So adorable! kansas-city-wedding-photography-st-marks-adams-pointe-2Oh my gosh, Kim looks so gorgeous.  She was already glowing when we arrived, but the dress and final details were stunning. Noah wanted to help carry her train around.  So cute!

There is her handsome man.  Hanging out with his guys and saying hello to dad and grandparents.kansas-city-wedding-photography-st-marks-adams-pointe-3Time for the much awaited first look.  Kim got a little teary eyed.  She was so ready to marry this guy!

kansas-city-wedding-photography-st-marks-adams-pointe-4We have photographed a few Baptisms at St. Mark’s.  It is such a beautiful church.  Luckily those big flowers in the back were already a part of their everyday decor.  Score!

Seriously those boys are so adorable. Although it looks like someone was catching on to us taking photos of him 🙂kansas-city-wedding-photography-st-marks-adams-pointe-5Such a beautiful ceremony and great spoken words from scripture and about life and love. I really love that picture of her sister smiling at her during the ceremony.  Such a special moment.kansas-city-wedding-photography-st-marks-adams-pointe-6I now pronounce you man and wife!  You may kiss your bride 🙂

We had to make sure we got some pictures in front of their memorable arched walkway before we headed out to Unity Village.kansas-city-wedding-photography-st-marks-adams-pointe-7

They were so cute and lovey during the bus ride.kansas-city-wedding-photography-st-marks-adams-pointe-8We almost lost a groomsman!

Umm WOWZA!  How gorgeous is Kim?!?!kansas-city-wedding-photography-st-marks-adams-pointe-9They are one good looking couple! Their bridal party isn’t bad either 🙂kansas-city-wedding-photography-st-marks-adams-pointe-10Silly boys 🙂

I always love beautiful flowers in pictures. These are some of my favorites from the day.kansas-city-wedding-photography-st-marks-adams-pointe-11kansas-city-wedding-photography-st-marks-adams-pointe-12I can’t imagine not taking pictures in front of this gorgeous arched doorway at Unity Village.  kansas-city-wedding-photography-st-marks-adams-pointe-13Enter the cake and Star Wars themes.

kansas-city-wedding-photography-st-marks-adams-pointe-14The bride and groom were welcomed by a special show of lightsabers to walk through.  And the best man’s speech was so good even the ring bearers enjoyed it 🙂

They had money jars by the cake and you put money into whoever’s jar you wanted to have the cake smashed into their face. kansas-city-wedding-photography-st-marks-adams-pointe-15Zach took that one like a champ.  All in good fun!

And speaking of fun.  Everyone is ready to get on the dance floor.  Especially the kiddos!kansas-city-wedding-photography-st-marks-adams-pointe-16Here come the Jedi Knight battles! I may or may not have participated in a few of those 🙂kansas-city-wedding-photography-st-marks-adams-pointe-17Thank you so much Zach and Kim for asking us to be a part of your special day.  I can’t imagine not being there.  We wish you the best in your future together and we know it will be full of joy and love.

October 22, 2016 - 1:07 pm

Kelsey Hughes - Kim, you were absolutely stunning !!! And props to the photographer her pictures are great !!!!!

Greg and Melissa Wedding-kansas city-photography

This is such a beautiful intimate wedding with just immediate family.  We got to take the time to photograph in so many beautiful places and end the night with a cozy dinner/reception at The American Restaurant, which made for some very unique pictures.  We started out at The Hilton President, to The Kauffman Center, to The Church of Immaculate Conception, to The Liberty Memorial and finally at The American.  We had so much fun photographing the love and joy within this couple and their families.  I hope you enjoy the highlights from Greg and Melissa’s special wedding day.

Friends and family can view their full online gallery HERE

wedding-photography-the-president-church-of-immaculate-conception-american-restaurant-kansas-city-1Seriously. Melissa is so stinkin cute!  And pretty 🙂wedding-photography-the-president-church-of-immaculate-conception-american-restaurant-kansas-city-2Greg is pretty adorable and handsome as well.wedding-photography-the-president-church-of-immaculate-conception-american-restaurant-kansas-city-3I loved getting to do their first look in The President Hotel’s Ballroom.  It is gorgeous!  I also love how even though we pinned in her veil it immediately got pulled out when Greg grabbed her to pull her in.  He quickly learned the rule of the day – “Hands under the veil!”wedding-photography-the-president-church-of-immaculate-conception-american-restaurant-kansas-city-4“Come on baby, let’s dance!”wedding-photography-the-president-church-of-immaculate-conception-american-restaurant-kansas-city-5Never miss the opportunity for a cool mirror shot 🙂wedding-photography-the-president-church-of-immaculate-conception-american-restaurant-kansas-city-6Lol, their bridal party was all family and they were quite fun. wedding-photography-the-president-church-of-immaculate-conception-american-restaurant-kansas-city-7How adorable are they?  Extremely, I would say!wedding-photography-the-president-church-of-immaculate-conception-american-restaurant-kansas-city-8Way to work it Melissa!wedding-photography-the-president-church-of-immaculate-conception-american-restaurant-kansas-city-9I loved the light where the bride was awaiting the ceremony and the extra special moments with her father made.wedding-photography-the-president-church-of-immaculate-conception-american-restaurant-kansas-city-10Lots of smiles and laughter during their beautiful ceremony.wedding-photography-the-president-church-of-immaculate-conception-american-restaurant-kansas-city-11One of my favorite ceremony “exit” pictures.  wedding-photography-the-president-church-of-immaculate-conception-american-restaurant-kansas-city-12And back to that gorgeous room and light! Next stop… gorgeous portraits at Liberty memorial.wedding-photography-the-president-church-of-immaculate-conception-american-restaurant-kansas-city-13The sky was amazing so we had to take advantage of off the camera flash and nail these shots!wedding-photography-the-president-church-of-immaculate-conception-american-restaurant-kansas-city-14I love this tender moment.  wedding-photography-the-president-church-of-immaculate-conception-american-restaurant-kansas-city-15This Cinderella didn’t leave her shoe behind, she had her prince take them off and carry them for her 🙂wedding-photography-the-president-church-of-immaculate-conception-american-restaurant-kansas-city-16Seriously in love with that first shot with that gorgeous ceiling in The American Restaurant and the twilight sky. wedding-photography-the-president-church-of-immaculate-conception-american-restaurant-kansas-city-17Greg’s got some moves.  Way to dip your lady!wedding-photography-the-president-church-of-immaculate-conception-american-restaurant-kansas-city-18The laughs and faces during the speeches were amazing.  Good job to all who gave a speech.wedding-photography-the-president-church-of-immaculate-conception-american-restaurant-kansas-city-19

Thank you again Melissa and Greg and to both of your families for having us there to photograph your special day.  We wish you all the best in your future together!

October 18, 2016 - 4:58 pm

Nancy Kula - Wow! Thank you so much for making Melissa and Greg’s “Most Wonderful Day” memorable!

If you are looking for a professional photographer for your “Most Wonderful Day” in the Kansas City area, Devine Studios are by far the best choice hands down!

October 21, 2016 - 8:51 pm

Joe - Thank you so much Nancy! We appreciate the love 🙂 It was so great working with you guys and we are blessed to be able to photograph such special moments for amazing families such as yours.