Mikaela Wendel Photography

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Why Do Brides Wear Veils? (And Other Wedding Traditions Explained…)

At this point in my wedding photography career, I’ve seen countless traditions. Bridal bouquets, garters, cake cutting, first dances, etc. are a major part of many American weddings. I’m sure you’ve seen them all too. They can be a ton of fun! Or seem kinda odd. It didn’t take many wedding clients for me to […]


Best of 2018

Man, 2018 was a pretty cool year. I wanted to show you guys just how awesome it’s been with a “Best of 2018” article. But who cares what I think the “best” is? So I asked my couples, “What was your favorite photo this year?”   “I honestly have over 102820 favorites that you have […]


5 Kansas City Area Outdoor Venues to Check Out

There are lots of reasons to consider an outdoor ceremony for your wedding. First of all, ask any photographer and they’ll tell you how awesome natural light is for the photos that you are going to want to cherish for a lifetime. Outdoor ceremonies are also an easy way to capture a relaxed vibe for […]


Burr Oaks Engagement Session//Shelby + Kyle

In the past, I have learned that I get along really well with people who like sweet, cheap wine. And these two are no exception. They trusted me 100% and we were able to get some really awesome shots (like these guys are getting well over 200 photos in their gallery). Poor Kyle even sat […]


Why Your Wedding Photos Deserve to be in an Album

Why should you invest in a quality album after your wedding? Seriously- why? You know you’re going to plaster all of your photos on Facebook and Instagram. I mean more people will see your wedding photos that way than in a book that sits on your coffee table, right? But hey, do you remember that […]