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  • McKinley Photography Wedding Photographer



    McKinley Photography

    My name is Joanna and I consider myself to be a natural light wedding photographer. I love working outdoors and showing what the perspective is in distinctively different ways.  I am a mother of 9 and have been married to my childhood sweetheart for too long to count.  I live in beautiful California where I travel everywhere to take not only wedding photography but newborn and formal events as well.  I do shoot everything but want to specialize in wedding photography and newborn.  We are newborn certified and I have a Bachelor's degree in Photography as well.  As much as I know there are many wedding photographers out there I want to be a different kind of wedding photographer.  I want to be different. I want to photograph love as love. That is why I am showing off this beautiful same-sex wedding in this post.

    Same sex wedding of Simone and Doreen. Taken in Santa Rosa CA

    This was such a fun and difficult photo to capture.  There were so many family members that wanted to share into the joy.  We got them all in and when it was all said and done it turned out to show so much love that it was worth the time capturing it.

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     These photos were just so intricate to the love that was shown in this wedding, the candles that were lit on each table, the rings that were given and the beautiful little organization of the congratulations cards that were waiting the brides all written by the children.  

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    The vows that they wrote to each other were so emotional that everyone cried. This couple had been together for 30 years before they were able to marry legally.  This just shows the power of love in any relationship which is what we want to show in our photography.  

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    This is the reason why I want to be a wedding photographer, is to capture things like this. The moment that we all want to see.. the love that a couple shares when they are finally married after waiting however long they have to wait to be united in this way.  We are open to any weddings and photograph love we don't care what kind it is. 

    COMPANY: McKinley Photography

    CONTACT: 559-724-7420,


    SOCIAL: Facebook  Instagram  Twitter

    We look forward to hearing from you anytime.  If you come to us from this blog or from basicinvites we will give you a 25% discount on any package of your choosing. Thank you with love and light.

    Joanna McKinley

  • Kira Whitney Photography | Kansas City


    Welcome to the Basic Invite blog! My name is Kira and I run Kira Whitney Photography out of Kansas City, Missouri, focusing on wedding photography and creative portraiture! I am a happy-go-lucky wife, dog mom, and lover of the great outdoors and photography is obviously my passion. My mission is to connect family, friends, strangers and generations by creating captivating imagery that celebrates and preserves the special seasons of life. I begin to do this by aiming to tell my clients' stories, showing what it felt like, rather than just what it looked like. Particularly with weddings I like to edit and organize in a way that make you feel like you could have almost been there if you weren't! 

    This wedding was my most recent and one of my favorites so far! It was held at the Tapestry House in Laporte, Colorado (I'm originally from the Colorado Springs area) and it was an incredible venue. Despite the 92 degree weather, everything went so smoothly and the wedding party, families and guests all had a blast. Megan and Kevin had been dating since before I took their high school senior photos five years ago so it was extra special to have the opportunity to capture their big day!

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    The ceremony was worship focused, Kevin cried, Megan cried, the pastor cried... all from joy of course. It was hard to keep it together myself!

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    The amount of laughter and happiness during this whole day was a treat to be a part of! I love a couple who can make fun of themselves, make fun of each other, and openly reminisce on hilarious stories from all the years they have been together :)

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    I aim to capture all the emotions that are so prevalent in each wedding, the love between families in a family session, the personality of a student in a senior session and the goofiness of kiddos as they transition through different phases of life. Congratulations Megan and Kevin, what a joyous day it was! See the full session here.

    Create, Connect, Captivate

    Kira Whitney

    RELATIONSHIP: Basic Invite Partner COMPANY: Kira Whitney Photography

    WEBSITE: SOCIAL: facebook, twitter, instagram


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