I don’t consider myself a wedding photographer.
I’m simply a family historian who documents weddings.
Starting out as a newspaper photographer, I discovered a passion for documentary photography early in my career and never looked back.
After almost ten years in the wedding business, I found himself questioning a lot of conventional ideas about weddings. That’s when I asked myself – why am I doing this?
I believe those why questions help me create more meaningful photographs that transcend the wedding showing who people are and the relationships that define them.
I was voted one of the “Top Ten Wedding Photographers in the World” by American Photo in 2013, and have won both WPJA and Fearless Photographer awards but my best “accolades” are actually my wife and two boys, who have my heart and remind me why I’m dedicated to documenting family history. That’s why I say, “At my funeral, if all anybody says is I was a good photographer, then I’ve failed miserably at life.”
I provide photography at weddings for those not wanting wedding photography.
17 Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Tyler Wirken. The following awards have been earned by Tyler Wirken from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.