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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.

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


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!

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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!

Kody and Alyson are Married-Mildale Farms-Wedding-Photography-kansas city-wedding-photographers

Such a beautiful wedding at Mildale Farms with a beautiful couple!  We just loved Kody and Alyson’s country themed engagement session and were super excited to photograph their country style wedding!  With Christine Darden from Celebrations of Love planning and running the day, we knew everything was going to be awesome!  There are so many fun moments between them and their friends and family and lots of gorgeous scenery for some stunning pictures.  I hope you enjoy the highlights from their special day!

Kansas City-Wedding-Photography-Mildale Farm-Devine Studios1Such beautiful moments as Alyson gave everyone a special card.Kansas City-Wedding-Photography-Mildale Farm-Devine Studios2Lookin handsome Kody

I love Alyson’s expression as they are first getting her into her dress, lol.  But everything went on smoothly.  Kansas City-Wedding-Photography-Mildale Farm-Devine Studios3First looks with dad are pretty special.  Seeing their beautiful little girl all dolled up for her wedding day for the first time can be a big tear jerker.  Kansas City-Wedding-Photography-Mildale Farm-Devine Studios4Now it’s finally time for the bride and groom’s first look!Kansas City-Wedding-Photography-Mildale Farm-Devine Studios5Such a good looking couple!Kansas City-Wedding-Photography-Mildale Farm-Devine Studios6Down by the pond is one of my favorite places to take pictures at the Mildale Farm.Kansas City-Wedding-Photography-Mildale Farm-Devine Studios7Love that gorgeous cobble stone path and gate leading up to the buildingsKansas City-Wedding-Photography-Mildale Farm-Devine Studios8And then there is the barn and the garden and the stunning sky and sun that day!Kansas City-Wedding-Photography-Mildale Farm-Devine Studios9Kansas City-Wedding-Photography-Mildale Farm-Devine Studios10Aww Mother of the Groom had a lot of happy tears going on that day.Kansas City-Wedding-Photography-Mildale Farm-Devine Studios11Kansas City-Wedding-Photography-Mildale Farm-Devine Studios12Oh my goodness, the bride’s parents during the ceremony, that kiss then the adorable flower girl and ring bearer.  Too much awesomeness!Kansas City-Wedding-Photography-Mildale Farm-Devine Studios13Kansas City-Wedding-Photography-Mildale Farm-Devine Studios14Cowboy hats, barns, a beautiful woman and a gorgeous sunset.  Doesn’t get much more magical than that!Kansas City-Wedding-Photography-Mildale Farm-Devine Studios15The barn was decorated so beautifully!Kansas City-Wedding-Photography-Mildale Farm-Devine Studios16Kansas City-Wedding-Photography-Mildale Farm-Devine Studios17Let’s party!  Reception funKansas City-Wedding-Photography-Mildale Farm-Devine Studios18

Thank you Kody and Alyson and your families for trusting us to capture all of the beautiful moments of your wedding day.  It was such a pleasure being a part of your family for the day.  We wish you all the best in your future together!

Kurt and Megan Married-Kansas City-Wedding-Photography-Town Pavilion

Our first wedding of 2016 is on the blog and such an amazing couple to start the year off with!  Kurt and Megan are a power couple, literally 🙂  Not only do they love weight lifting together (which is how they met) their last name is Power!  Megan first met Kurt when he became her personal trainer – nice work benefits 🙂  Of course you are not supposed to date your customers, but the connection between these two was undeniable, so an exception had to be made 🙂  It has been so wonderful being a part of their journey to and on their wedding day.  I love seeing the deep and fun connections our couples have with their friends and family throughout the day.  Megan is outgoing and fun and never afraid to dance it out in public when she feels the need.  She also has some serious muscles and impressive biceps.  I guess falling in love with and marrying a personal trainer has its perks 🙂  Kurt is kind, extremely caring and strong both physically and emotionally.  I love hearing their friends and family talk about them during the speeches.  The love and support they have given their friends and family really shows in their words and in how they give love and support back to them.  Here are the beautiful highlights and story of their wedding day.  I hope you enjoy all the beautiful moments and laughter and the beautiful photographs we captured.

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

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When you love Disney World, you have to have custom Minnie Mouse bridesmaids hats 🙂

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I love black and whites in fun window light.  She looks so stunning!

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Well hello 007 Mr. James Bond!  Lookin good there Kurt.  Way to work that window light 🙂

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Seriously the bride looks stunning here on these soft colored stairs with her all white dress and bouquet.  And whoa, holy moly-her figure in that dress!  Perfection!  Gotta love her momma showing off her white wedding boots and the Power P made out of flowers to start the day! Go team Power.

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The men look pretty dashing and we even got her brother to smile, which is not an easy feat!

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Absolutely love the flowering trees at Briarcliff park.  The bride and bridesmaids looked beautiful against all those white flowers.  Every wedding we are looking around at our surroundings and our subjects and searching our creativity and the moment for out of the norm spectacular shots.  I just love this shot Joe got of Megan as she was walking away through the flowering trees.  That’s a framer!

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Kurt got his best men official Wrestling Champion belts and all of his groomsmen Wrestling Champion rings.  It made for some fun pictures.

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I love how emotional Megan’s dad got when he saw her for the first time.  I mean how could he not, she looked breathtaking.  And her mother’s energy and excitement was adorable and kept bringing a smile to everyone’s face 🙂

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Kurt also got emotional as he saw his beautiful bride walking down the isle towards him.  This was it.  The love of his life was now going to become his wife.

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There was some fun lighting coming through the windows from the trees and it really added a uniqueness to these photos 🙂

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So much beautiful emotion- smiles, laughs and happy tears are the best on wedding days

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It’s official!  Introducing Mr. and Mrs. Power!  Now off to Kauffman Center for some gorgeous sunset photos.

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I love how strong and warm the sun was coming in on them and the prairie grass in these last images.

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So freaking adorable together!

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Joe couldn’t resist the beautiful light coming through those flowered bushes, but it required sitting.  Good thing Megan and Kurt are always down for a great photo!  Now back to the reception to party!

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Their intro was perfect.  They greeted the crowd like champions as Rocky music played.  Love it!

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The speeches were thoughtful, emotional and hilarious.  I was definitely laughing and crying along with them.  Now let them eat cake!

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The lights in the Pavilion looked amazing from the view on the starts so we had to get that kissing shot and them walking towards all of their guests 🙂

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Ahh the moments.  I love first dances.  A chance to take a moment with each other and their parents and laugh, dance and cry tears of joy.  Now everybody dance and party!

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Thank you Kurt and Megan for choosing us and trusting in us to capture all the beautiful moments of your wedding day.  We are so blessed to be able to do what we do and to have clients like you guys that make it all possible.  I know the future holds great things for this Power couple.  We wish you all the love and happiness that marriage can bring! 🙂

Brantley and Lauren are Married-Kansas City-Wedding-Photographers-Stoney Creek Resort-Bass Pro

This was our last wedding of 2015!  And what a great way to end the year.  The groom is actually cousins of a wonderful bride we just photographed in July, so we got to work with this awesome family twice 🙂  It is such a small world sometimes though because Lauren (the bride) found us on her own without knowing her soon to be cousin was using us as well.  And I am super glad they both found us! Brantley and Lauren are such sweet, loving and easy going people.  I hope you enjoy the highlights of their wedding day as much as we did.  There are some fun moments and commentary to below 🙂

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

Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-Stoney Creek-Bass Pro-Independence-Missouri 1Lauren made such a beautiful handmade box for the rings.  She is quite talented, maybe she should open up an Etsy shop 🙂  So what is going on above and below?  The bridesmaids are zipping her into her dress… then she is out of the dress and her Brother-in-Law is using his utility knife on it.  Well, the zipper broke off and they couldn’t get it reconnected.  So they thought they would at least try Macgyvering her into it before sewing her into it from hip to chest.  And thank goodness for him.  He cut out a few zipper spots at the bottom to reattach it and it zipped!  Yay!  Then they sewed the bottom and the top to be safe.  Ahh… stories to tell the children of your wedding day, lol 🙂  So I guess always have someone with Macgyver like skills and strong needle and thread on your wedding day just in case! Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-Stoney Creek-Bass Pro-Independence-Missouri 2Lauren was so calm about it.  Either they were going to fix her dress or she was gonna get sewed into it!  Let’s check on the men…Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-Stoney Creek-Bass Pro-Independence-Missouri 3Their room had tons of horse pictures and decoration in it and since my husband knows me so well he had to get pictures with some of it in them.  That and the groom is a farm boy 🙂  Oh and when there are antlers, you must be photographed with antlers.  House rules, lol 🙂  He is lookin pretty good.  Ladies am I right?Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-Stoney Creek-Bass Pro-Independence-Missouri 4I have no idea what is going on above.  Some sort of shocking picture I assume, but I am super glad Joe caught it on camera.  His brother’s face still makes me laugh 🙂

Time for the first look!  Lauren looks radiant and ready to see her groom!Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-Stoney Creek-Bass Pro-Independence-Missouri 5Aww… big sister couldn’t hold back the happy tears.  Sister love!  Looking beautiful ladies!

How about this gorgeous fall park behind Bass Pro?  Love the trees, love the color, love the light, love the couple in love 🙂Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-Stoney Creek-Bass Pro-Independence-Missouri 6

Just beautiful!

Waterfall?  Yes please!  Waterfall plus sun coming through the trees?!?  Can I get a heck yeah!?Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-Stoney Creek-Bass Pro-Independence-Missouri 7Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-Stoney Creek-Bass Pro-Independence-Missouri 8So pretty!Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-Stoney Creek-Bass Pro-Independence-Missouri 9I love these last few shots.  The stone and the colors look beautiful.  And the cuteness and love between them is perfect! 🙂

Time to relax before the ceremony and get pictures of that adorable blonde, blue eyed ring bearer 🙂Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-Stoney Creek-Bass Pro-Independence-Missouri 10Cheers!  Now let’s get this couple married!Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-Stoney Creek-Bass Pro-Independence-Missouri 11Sometimes you are super excited to be the flower girl, and sometimes you just want to throw your basket of petals down and cry until your daddy comes and rescues you.  I hear ya princess.  Don’t worry, no children were harmed in the production of this wedding day. 🙂Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-Stoney Creek-Bass Pro-Independence-Missouri 12Beautiful outdoor ceremony by the lake, or pond, or pond lake.  Something like that 🙂Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-Stoney Creek-Bass Pro-Independence-Missouri 13Yay for a few more gorgeous outside pictures!  Now let’s pray, eat and party!   (technically pray, eat, talk to guests, toasts, cut the cake, talk to more guests, dance, talk to more guests and dance some more, but you get the picture 🙂Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-Stoney Creek-Bass Pro-Independence-Missouri 14Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-Stoney Creek-Bass Pro-Independence-Missouri 15Kid conga line and the shoe game!Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-Stoney Creek-Bass Pro-Independence-Missouri 16Oh my goodness this last picture cracks me up!  Kids, just say no to your parents spinning you around like a top! lol 🙂Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-Stoney Creek-Bass Pro-Independence-Missouri 17Aww brother and sister dancing together and free pony rides for all!  Kids are adorable 🙂Wedding-Photographers-Kansas City-Stoney Creek-Bass Pro-Independence-Missouri 18That’s a wrap!  What a fun night!  Thank you Brantley and Lauren for trusting in us to photograph your very special day.  We wish you all the best in your future together! 🙂