storyteller. photographer. encourager.
Kansas City Winter Woods Wedding Photography at Burr Oak Woods by Merry Ohler-5990.jpg

Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Merry Ohler

Merry Ohler is a published, award-winning wedding photographer, portrait photographer and filmmaker based in Kansas City. She specializes in Storytelling, Documentary Wedding Photography and Portrait Photography, and serves clients all over the Midwest and beyond.

kansas city wedding photographer

published, award-winning wedding photographer, merry ohler, serves discerning clients in the midwest and beyond. 


 Image by Sara Clance Photography.

Image by Sara Clance Photography.

Hi there, I'm Merry. I’m a Storytelling Wedding & Family Photographer based smack dab in the heart of Kansas City. I’m a wife, Mama, shower-singer, taco-lover and coffee-drinker. I tell love stories through my lens. Weddings, couples, families & branding are “my jam.”

First, I need you to know that I may not be the right photographer for you.

I might be your photographer - if you are more invested in how your people feel than that everyone is smiling perfectly and looking straight at the camera. I might be your photographer - if you long for genuine interaction, intimate connection and photos that tell your unique story, rather than forced poses. I might be your photographer - if you want someone to come alongside you to document your memories in a way you’ll cherish for decades to come.

I proudly provide exceptional wedding, portrait, commercial, and food photography services to:

blue springs, bonner springs, camden point, excelsior springs, gladstone, holt, kansas city, kearney, lathrop, lawrence, 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 may live and work in land-locked Kansas City, but the ocean whispers to my soul. It is my absolute joy to provide wedding and portrait photography to discerning clients in Kansas, Missouri, Colorado, Arkansas, Texas and beyond. You can check out a few spots on my bucket list here.

Below, find a few of my favorite wedding images. If you want to see more weddings, scroll down and click through to view Weddings. Or, visit my Recent Work in the menu above.



Click through the links below or “recent work” from the menu above to view full galleries!


 Kansas City Winter Woods Vow Renewal

Kansas City Winter Woods Vow Renewal

wedding photography

Wedding clients receive nothing but the best from the very first interaction to the final email. My wedding couples rave about my customer service, personality and how much fun they have with me. Click through to view more real, beautiful, recent weddings from all over the greater Midwest.

 Kansas City at Home Lifestyle Session

Kansas City at Home Lifestyle Session

family photography

Family sessions may be booked for on location at a perfect little spot we choose together, in my studio in downtown Kansas City or in your home! Family Sessions are about leaning in to the in between moments and creating memories of joy together. Click on to view recent families!

 Kansas City Newborn at Home Lifestyle Session

Kansas City Newborn at Home Lifestyle Session

newborn photography

Newborn sessions are typically booked within the first 8 days of life. They can be booked for lifestyle at home or in studio, but please be aware my Baby Sessions are truly all about baby. I use few, if any, props, but spend lots of time near your prettiest windows. Click on to view new babies!