encourager. storyteller. author.
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Wedding Photographer Kansas City | Event Photographer | Engagement Photographer

Professional wedding photographer, Merry Ohler, provides stunning storytelling and documentary photography for discerning clients who want emotive images and films that spark connection. Merry is based in Kansas City, but is available to travel for elopements, destination weddings, portraits and commercial clients worldwide.

Kansas City Wedding Photographer

Emotive, modern storytelling wedding photographer, family photographer and event photographer to Kansas City & beyond.

Modern Midwest Wedding photographer in Kansas City. serving Wedding couples in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas and beyond.

Merry, my heart is so happy! These photos are incredible. There are the ones I’d call stunning and the ones I can’t help but laugh at - but I am so happy and elated with them. You’re amazing! Thank you so much!
— Erin & Ryan | Wedding

Hey there, and welcome. I'm Merry. I’m a modern, storytelling wedding photographer in Kansas City who also specializes in events, branding and family photography.

That’s me, smiling at you like I’m not actually sweating my tail off while being eaten alive by the biggest mosquitos this side of Texas. I’m a multi-passionate creative, which for me, translates to being a professional Storytelling Photographer, Brand Expert & Author based smack dab in the heart of Kansas City. People often refer to me as an “Encourager,” and that makes me happier than I could ever really put into words. My friends would probably tell you that coffee is my love language, and that I love singing and writing just as much as I love my time behind the camera. When I’m not photographing the kindest, most genuine people in this wide world, writing, running my business or corralling my three little ones (6 and under!), you might find me re-reading Anne of Green Gables, listening to my favorite podcasts, or binge-watching Parks & Rec.

Merry Ohler | Kansas City Wedding and Motherhood Photographer, Educator, Author and Branding Expert

Most Shared Blog Posts: Bride Guide

These informative, actionable articles are chock full of everything you need to know about planning your wedding, from what to do first, to how to handle the stress of wedding planning, to how to interview wedding vendors and more!

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I provide Emotive, Modern Storytelling Photography to Kansas City, the Midwest and Beyond

Thanks for being here and reading a little about what I do. The fact that you’re here tells me you care about your images - and the person you hire to create them. Next, I’d love to invite you over to read my blog where you can check out recent weddings, view portrait sessions, read tips and tricks for brides or learn a little more about my life as an entrepreneurial mama & Wedding Photographer in Kansas City. Or, if you’d like to get to know me a little better, click here to read more about me!

I proudly provide exceptional wedding, portrait, event and commercial photography services to the Midwest, Kansas City and the surrounding areas, including:

blue springs, bonner springs, camden point, excelsior springs, gladstone, holt, kansas city, kearney, lathrop, leavenworth, leawood, lees summit, lenexa, liberty, merriam, mission, north kansas city, olathe, overland park, parkville, platte city, pleasant hill, pleasant valley, prairie village, raymore, shawnee, smithville, saint joseph, tonganoxie, topeka and Weston within the greater kansas city area. I also serve springfield, branson, columbia, saint louis, jefferson city, saint charles, warrensburg and maryville in missouri, as well as fayetteville, hot springs, rogers and harrison, arkansas, and lawrence, emporia, wichita and manhattan, kansas.

I also provide destination wedding photography services to:

Illinois, iowa, nebraska, michigan, new york, california, washington, oregon, colorado, arkansas, texas, oklahoma, louisiana, florida, alabama, tennessee, rhode island, connecticut, maine, georgia, kentucky, wyoming, the dakotas, south america, canada, europe and beyond. visit my bucket list here to view a few spots on my short list.

Available Photography Services

It is my joy to offer the following professional photography services to clients in Kansas City and beyond:

  • Wedding Photography

  • Intimate Wedding & Elopement Photography

  • Vow Renewal Photography

  • Destination Wedding Photography

  • event photography

  • family photography

  • Maternity Photography

  • Newborn Photography

  • graduating senior photography

  • branding photography

  • and more!

Click through the links below to view more of my portfolio!

wedding photography

You can expect nothing but the best from your very first inquiry to the final email when you work with me. My wedding couples rave about my emotive images, stellar service and kindness. I am a wedding photographer in Kansas City, but I serve clients all over the Midwest and beyond. Contact me today to check availability for your wedding date!

family photography

Family photography sessions may be booked for in my studio or in your home! Family Sessions are about leaning in to the in between moments and documenting joy together. I am a documentary family photographer in Kansas City, but if I’m in your area I’d love to connect and work with you! Check my travel schedule!

newborn photography

Newborn sessions are typically booked within the first 30 days of life. While studio sessions are an option, please know that my Baby Sessions are truly all about baby. I use few, if any, props. I am also documentary maternity and newborn photographer in Kansas City, but if I’ll be in your area I’d love to work with you. Check my travel schedule for further info.

Great work - you made it through my home page! Next, grab a glass of iced tea (or black coffee, if you’re like me!), kick off your shoes and CHECK OUT GALLERIES OF RECENT WEDDINGS AND PORTRAITS, OR CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ME!