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    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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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 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 of smiles and laughter during their beautiful 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 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

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.

Rob and Francis Married-Kansas City-Wedding-Photography

It was a typical hot July day, but the love Rob and Francis share is anything but typical.  They support each other, make each other laugh and most importantly they hold their relationship with each other and God most precious.  They are super close with their families and will make amazing parents.  Their current “fur babies” can attest to this 🙂  I hope you enjoy the highlights from this beautiful wedding at Jacob’s Well Church and reception at The Brass on Baltimore.

Friends and family can view and purchase prints from their full gallery HERE

wedding-photography-kansas-city-jacobs-well-brass-on-baltimore-1The finishing touches!  A final spritz of her favorite perfume.

Meanwhile, the boys are seeing how much air they can get playing hoops 🙂wedding-photography-kansas-city-jacobs-well-brass-on-baltimore-2I love all of the tender moments with his momma.  Then of course that moment when the best man thought he lost the ring. Yikes! Don’t worry he remembered where he put it 🙂wedding-photography-kansas-city-jacobs-well-brass-on-baltimore-3Francis and the ladies look so beautiful.  I love the gold dresses.  Such a compliment to Francis’s sparkling smile 🙂wedding-photography-kansas-city-jacobs-well-brass-on-baltimore-4Seriously! How cute is this Flower Girl and Ringbearer!?! wedding-photography-kansas-city-jacobs-well-brass-on-baltimore-4bI love that tender moment between the Mother of the Bride and her son.  Then the Best Man staring up at his friend as his beautiful bride walks down the needed to beat the heat of a hot July day so we headed into Union Station for some beautiful and air conditioned photos 🙂wedding-photography-kansas-city-jacobs-well-brass-on-baltimore-6Then a quick stop at the Liberty Memorial for a Kansas City Skyline photo and a gorgeous Brass on Baltimore looked stunning! I love those stained glass window by the head speech by his late father’s best friend was incredibly genuine and touching.  It meant the world to Rob to have him there telling beautiful stories of his’s love, dance and party!wedding-photography-kansas-city-jacobs-well-brass-on-baltimore-10The Groom’s Mother really knows how to boogie! wedding-photography-kansas-city-jacobs-well-brass-on-baltimore-11Then of course we had to end the night with the stunning multi floor chandelier.  wedding-photography-kansas-city-jacobs-well-brass-on-baltimore-12Congratulations Rob and Francis and thank you so much for choosing us to capture your special day.  We wish you all the best in your future together.  May your marriage be just the beginning of some of the best days of your life.

Jake and Cassandra Married-Powell Gardens-Wedding-Photography

We are so excited to share this beautiful wedding from a beautiful couple.  It was a hot day at Powell Gardens but that wasn’t going to stop Cassandra and Jake from enjoying their day and taking advantage of all the beautiful backgrounds for photos.  I hope you enjoy the highlights from their special day!

Wedding-Photography-Powell Gardens-Kansas City-Photographers 1Wedding-Photography-Powell Gardens-Kansas City-Photographers 2I loved their first look.  Cassandra was so happy and emotional to see and hold her soon to be husband- her rock, her joy.Wedding-Photography-Powell Gardens-Kansas City-Photographers 3Wedding-Photography-Powell Gardens-Kansas City-Photographers 4Seriously gorgeous scenery in the gardens, a beautiful couple and beautiful light.Wedding-Photography-Powell Gardens-Kansas City-Photographers 5You can’t go to Powell Gardens and not take a picture under their stunning Pergola by the pond.Wedding-Photography-Powell Gardens-Kansas City-Photographers 6Wedding-Photography-Powell Gardens-Kansas City-Photographers 7The chapel is always stunning, but the emotions during the ceremony were even more beautiful.Wedding-Photography-Powell Gardens-Kansas City-Photographers 8I don’t know who was more overjoyed Cassandra or her twin sister.  🙂Wedding-Photography-Powell Gardens-Kansas City-Photographers 9Wedding-Photography-Powell Gardens-Kansas City-Photographers 10Wedding-Photography-Powell Gardens-Kansas City-Photographers 11Such beautiful light and such a happy couple!  I just love this picture 🙂Wedding-Photography-Powell Gardens-Kansas City-Photographers 12Wedding-Photography-Powell Gardens-Kansas City-Photographers 13Wedding-Photography-Powell Gardens-Kansas City-Photographers 14Thank you Jake and Cassandra for trusting us to capture you very special wedding day.  We wish you all the best in your future together!

Scott and Kasey married-Kansas City-Wedding-Photography-1890 Event Space

We are so excited to share this wedding with everyone!  We have been in business for over 10 years now and some of our past clients are all grown up and getting married.  We have known Kasey and her wonderful family since I was pregnant with our son Lucas, so about 7 years.  We first met them when we photographed Kasey for her high school senior portraits.  Then we got to work with them again a few years later when it was her sister Amy’s turn to graduate.  Amy even babysat Lucas for us a few times.  So we were beyond excited and when Kasey asked us to photograph her wedding to Scott.   We hadn’t met Scott, or Scotty or Scooter yet, but that was ok.  We knew if the King girls approved of him he was a good man 🙂  I mean he would have to be to land a kind, funny and gorgeous lady such as Kasey!  Scott was so sweet and funny and patient on their hot hot HOT June wedding day.  Their wedding and reception took place at the beautiful 1890 Event Space in Platte City.  I hope you enjoy the highlights of this beautiful couple’s wedding day love story.

Friend and family can view the full gallery from their day HERE

Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-1890 Event Space-Devine Studios 1That little flower girl sure is something running around in her momma’s cowgirl boots

Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-1890 Event Space-Devine Studios 2Kasey looks stunning and the children are anxious to get this show on the road!

I love all the emotion his mother shows as she walks him down the aisle, watches the adorable children and then finally when her about to be daughter in law walks down the aisle.

Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-1890 Event Space-Devine Studios 3Such a beautiful space for an outdoor wedding!

Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-1890 Event Space-Devine Studios 4They are so cute 🙂

Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-1890 Event Space-Devine Studios 5Oh yeah.  They did it!  Made it through 100 degree heat and got hitched.  Woo hoo! Congratulations!

Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-1890 Event Space-Devine Studios 6I love a beautiful white house with a wrap around porch, and flowers and sun!

Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-1890 Event Space-Devine Studios 7Seriously!  They are just glowing.  What a good lookin couple!

Now let’s party!

Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-1890 Event Space-Devine Studios 8and dance…

Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-1890 Event Space-Devine Studios 8band party!Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-1890 Event Space-Devine Studios 9And break for some gorgeous sunset pictures on the farm.

Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-1890 Event Space-Devine Studios 10Thank you sun! Gorgeous!

Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-1890 Event Space-Devine Studios 11Had to add a little light and get that gorgeous sky too.

Now back to the party!

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What a fun day and night.  Congratulations Scott and Kasey.  Thank you so much for trusting in us to photograph such a special event.  We wish you all the best in your future together!