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 have won many photography 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 Awards for Documentary Wedding Photography
1 TOP Wedding Photographer Titles
The WPJA proudly recognizes Tyler Wirken as a TOP International Wedding Photographer. Members holding the most contest points at the end of each year are ranked as TOP Wedding Photographers.