encourager. author. storyteller.
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Kansas City Wedding Photographer | Merry Ohler | Wedding Photographer Kansas City

Professional wedding and motherhood 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 Photographer

Weddings, Motherhood & Life | serving the Midwest & 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

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

Hey there, and welcome. I'm Merry.

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 an Author, Educator, Brand Expert & Storytelling Photographer 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 almost as much as I love my time behind the camera. When I’m not busy teaching aspiring creatives how to build a successful business from scratch, running my business or corralling my three little ones (5 and under!), you might find me re-reading Anne of Green Gables, listening to my favorite podcasts, or binge-watching Parks & Rec.

First of all, can I just say thanks for being here and reading a little about me? 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 & Midwest Photographer. 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 and event & commercial 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 also provide destination 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.


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Great work - you made it through my home page! I hope you feel welcome here! Next, grab a glass of iced tea, kick off your shoes and CHECK OUT my GALLERIES OF RECENT WEDDINGS AND PORTRAITS, OR CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ME!


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 for further info, and don’t hesitate to reach out!

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.