our manifesto

simply put, We’re WILDLY PASSIONATE ABOUT championing your vision while not shrinking you into the “this is how you do a wedding” box. we value a fun and easy process — and we have to assume you value the same — so we aim to make all of the planning we do enjoyable. Remarkable even. Cinnamon rolls and coffee? Beers? High-fives and hugs? Plan on all of that, alongside of an exceptional stack of photographs.

Kind Words

Reviews from our past clients can be found via the Knot, Wedding Wire, and Facebook. Alongside garnering a five-star rating across platforms, we're proud to have been voted one of Kansas City's best wedding photographers three years running.

Features & Accolades

Our work has been featured by 100 Layer Cake, Style Me Pretty, MODWEDDING, Belle Magazine, POPSUGAR, Trendy Bride, Dainty Obsessions, Beloved Darling, and 1000 Threads among others.

About the Team


Rusty Wright, owner & photographer

To answer a commonly asked question, Waldron is the tiny town in Arkansas in which my grandma was raised; I called her Gram, and her story can be found right here.

Coming primarily from a business background, but with hints of graphic design and engineering, I’m a practical planner and my aesthetic tendency is a creatively clean and minimal one.

I get the biggest kick out of being able to spend the majority of my weekends celebrating alongside couples at such a monumental – and memorable – time of their lives. But I understand, first and foremost, that a wedding day isn’t about pictures, or even really about a wedding – it’s about a marriage and the beginning of a story.

On a more personal note, my other loves include my wife Lizzie, our son Linden, our pup Huck, country music, grilled cheese sandwiches, the mountains and good pie. 


Stephen Shireman, associate photographer

My love for photography started before I owned a camera. As a kid I studied the pages of action sports magazines, captivated by the ever-changing perspectives. I began making photos as a means to get into my musically-inclined friends’ performances, but soon found that with a camera in my hands, the best people were being placed in my path.

Having no formal training, I learn every day. I still frequent Barnes & Noble to sit with a cup of coffee and a fresh issue of Transworld Surf to keep me grounded and inspired. I did not start making photos in hopes of making money, but rather to capture and interpret the story of people about whom I care. Photographing weddings has become a passion as a result.

The story of every marriage is unique and special. It is a blessing to document the beginning of a life-long bond and join in the celebration of such a powerful day.