Christopher & Amy : Kansas City


I remember the day I first met amy. It was out on a farmhouse in kansas on a summer night. she was at that time amy seeley, and i knew her only because I had heard her music and it had moved me greatly. she is a singer/songwriter by trade, and a dreamer/thinker/explorer/photographer/creator in her every day. that night, we took our family out to that farm to watch amy play on an old rustic piano as she kept the beat of the songs in the dust with her cowboy boots. we had a conversation that night, and we both knew in that moment something had changed, and we would be friends. that conversation, along with many other things set off a chain reaction which brought amy here to kansas city, and eventually led her to a place of home, with roots that have begun to grow very, very deep.

I remember the day amy met christopher. it was a sunday morning at church, and he was playing in the band. as she walked up to take communion, he couldn’t take his eyes off of her, and he later told her that he “knew” in that moment. he had waited his whole life to be her husband. as we sat there in church she asked me “who is that guy? will you introduce me?” and so I did. and that, along with many other things, set off a chain reaction which brought amy and christopher to the day when they became husband and wife, the messengers.

I could go into paragraphs and pages of details of why I love and care for amy, and why we love these two so very much. but I’m not a writer, and I’m afraid the computer would short out due to all of the tears soaking it so I will just say this: amy and christopher, you dear ones are proof to me that God is real, and that he is after something much more than a normal life. he wants to surprise us with joy, with love we don’t feel we deserve, and with the best gifts we could never give ourselves. and he will stop at nothing until he does.

and so, on a cold day in december, amy and christopher decided to leave their former selves behind and become the messengers. and along with our new friend, the wonderful david fiser, I had the joy of telling the story as they experienced their home-grown (her flowers were put together by her best friend, Liz), hand-made (her dress was vintage, refurbished and prepared by her dear friend maria), intimate and beautiful wedding.

They felt it only fitting that they started their wedding day where it all began, at communion on a sunday morning.

care to watch, with music and their own words?
here you are!

music by the one, the only, message to bears.

Jeremiah - 01/31/2015 - 3:09 pm

This is so beautiful, inspiring guys.

Kelly - 03/28/2013 - 10:12 pm

These images brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for creating such beautiful images and sharing such beautiful stories.

Derek Martinez - 03/24/2013 - 1:42 pm

So dang good, phenomenal work!

Loren Ioppolo - 03/22/2013 - 7:29 am I need to take a break from over-awesomeness and then come back for more.

Suellen Lee - 03/02/2013 - 8:07 pm

So tactile!!

Fernando Salazar - 02/22/2013 - 8:23 pm

Please please please. Pretty please! Make a tutorial about how you guys take pictures, what equipment do you use, and how to edit! I am in love with your photography! You guys are just amazing! PLEASE pay attention to this request, I am sure this is the second time I ask for this!

I would so appreciate it and I am sure many other people would do as well!

Thanks and Keep it up!

nikki pullar - 02/22/2013 - 4:39 pm

oh, these pictures got me crying real tears. everything about this was beautiful.

mario - 02/21/2013 - 1:45 pm

great job. beautiful storytelling…

Denice Socha - 02/17/2013 - 5:33 am

Darn! Every time I come back to your website I cry like a baby. We love you guys. Beautiful photos and beautiful videos. You make us smile, and warm up our hearts, always.

gee - 02/15/2013 - 2:25 pm

nicely done !!!!!

lauren waye - 02/13/2013 - 3:16 am

divine. as usual.

jas - 02/12/2013 - 7:29 pm

oh wowweeeee! what a gorgeous story told through your stunning photographs. I love that even though I don’t know them, their essence is captured, those tears and that gorgeous moment dancing behind the ironing board. love xx

Suellen Lee - 02/11/2013 - 7:16 pm

I’ve never seen an ironing board included in a romantic image before – makes it so real and not just a fairy story – inspirational.

john benavente - 02/11/2013 - 5:26 pm

incredible set of images!

Hope Copeland - 02/10/2013 - 4:31 am

Parsons, WOW. Amazing story of Amy and Chris and amazingly told. Beautiful.

Ali Migliore - 02/07/2013 - 11:09 pm

This is such an amazing post. What a gorgeous wedding! I can’t even begin to tell you how amazing each photo is. You guys are the BEST wedding photographers.

xx- Ali

Jaqueline - 02/06/2013 - 12:02 pm

So pure and simple! When I’d know about the amy’s wedding i sent a mail for her talking about my desire to photograph her wedding but you made a beautiful job! thanks to show us how simple, deep and beautiful was this moment :)

Elisha - 02/06/2013 - 10:59 am

I LOVE the vintage feel to this — oh me, oh my. And those bird shots. <3

cinzia - 02/05/2013 - 12:44 pm

Incredible! Every time I cry !

micah - 02/01/2013 - 1:13 pm

wow guys. just wow.

stefan - hochzeitsfotograf schweiz - 01/31/2013 - 10:48 am

booooooyyahhhaa! Amazing.

athena - 01/31/2013 - 9:24 am

this is everything. this post is remarkable and your love for this couple is oozing out of every single image. I got teary looking through the images of the vow exchange – it was if i was actually there listening to amy and christopher pledge their forevers – join their hearts together. this. is. everything.

your work is remarkable – but your hearts, dear parsons, your hearts are the stuff of legends.

please don’t ever quit. don’t ever give up. don’t ever stop doing everything that is you.


mercedes - 01/30/2013 - 3:56 pm

You guys really take the time to care for and work on relationships first and then the images naturally reflect that. They’re not just “clients” at the other end of your lens. It shows beautifully :)

Sam - 01/29/2013 - 11:10 am

I really really really adore this wedding. Absolutely wonderful job capturing this day, just brilliant work you two!

Chloe - 01/29/2013 - 4:20 am

Holy moly. There’s a Jill Scott song that goes “no jacket, no umbrellas, just warm” and that’s exactly how I feel about your work. No this, no fancy that, it just is. You just do what you do so beautifully.
A killer little story.

Mathias Cederholm - 01/29/2013 - 3:34 am

Amazing Amazing Amazing! Wow. Great work you guys, it’s really beautiful.

James - 01/28/2013 - 10:49 pm

That was truly special. Well done, well done.

susan yee - 01/28/2013 - 7:46 pm

magic, magic, magic. my favorites are amy on the bed by herself & the birds at the end. my dear amy, i am so happy for you, that you have found that special someone. sending you both lots of love!

Renee Bell - 01/28/2013 - 7:14 pm

wow! so much love!!!
congrats Amy and Chris

erinb - 01/28/2013 - 6:14 pm

These are wonderful.

Annie - 01/28/2013 - 4:58 pm

I just never wanted these pictures to end.

Liz Stevens - 01/28/2013 - 4:38 pm

Beautiful beautiful photos! Great job! And congratulations Amy and Chris! :)

David Long - 01/28/2013 - 3:42 pm

Just a wonderfully told story through beautiful photographs…..

carly - 01/28/2013 - 3:35 pm

My face hurts from smiling.

Emilie - 01/28/2013 - 3:09 pm

I must say thank you to you (the Parsons) and to Amy and Chris to allow us to see these amazing pictures, and to realize that THIS IS wedding photography. This is what wedding photography is about: emotion, moment, simplicity, people, love… thank you for being amazing wedding photographers and to teach us to always look for the emotion and the love in every aspect of our life.

Amanda C. - 01/28/2013 - 2:42 pm

oh goodness… this has been my favorite set of wedding photos ever! Loved these so much!

amy messenger - 01/28/2013 - 2:38 pm

we love these, and we love you . and cannot thank you enough for giving us photographs we will treasure and look at thousands of times in our lifetime together .

Paige Jones - 01/28/2013 - 2:35 pm

beautiful couple. beautiful story. so happy for Amy and Chris!

Kaley - 01/28/2013 - 2:14 pm

You two. Absolutely amazing. One of my favorite weddings you’ve captured. I’ve seen how much Amy loves birds and loves her kitchen. The fact that you caught that amongst everything else is so beautiful. Great work as usual. xx

Nicole Firestone - 01/28/2013 - 1:56 pm

No words. You guys are the best storytellers ever.

karilyn sanders - 01/28/2013 - 1:10 pm

These photos are inspiring on so many levels. Amy, you look so beautiful! What a beautiful story. And omg, the light in these photos is to. die. for.

abby - 01/28/2013 - 12:57 pm

Wow. I could look at this all day. Such richness and beauty…

kelly summers - 01/28/2013 - 12:45 pm

their first look pictures are so incredible! all of them are, really. so beautiful.

Grace - 01/28/2013 - 11:38 am

Your photographs remind me of how wonderful human emotions can truly be.

Marianne Taylor - 01/28/2013 - 11:29 am

Words fail me, you have such a talent. It was already a rare and strange (if beautiful!) experience to be a guest at a wedding, but these images, and the way they have made me feel, give me such a precious insight into how our clients feel, and that’s so huge. If I can deliver even a sliver of the emotions I’m feeling looking at your images, I will be happy in the knowledge that what we do has deep meaning. x

Katharine Peachey - 01/28/2013 - 11:24 am

These photographs are phenomenal. Beautifully composed. Absolutely blown away.

amanda vanvels - 01/28/2013 - 11:04 am

i am more and more impressed with your guys’ story telling with every post you make. unreal. this is incredible.

hootenannie - 01/28/2013 - 11:02 am

That dress is ridic. Also, the birds. The birds are ridic.

What a gorgeous day and gorgeous couple.

Hannah Nicole - 01/28/2013 - 11:00 am

Beautiful. I love the Messengers. God is doing good things through them and these photos are such a beautiful picture of how God has such ABUNDANT good in store for our lives. blessings because He loves us. One of my favorite weddings of yours…the honesty and simplicity to them is wonderful. And how fitting that there were birds…:)

Renee Welstead - 01/28/2013 - 10:58 am

I’m so PROUD of you both. Keep creating images bravely friends.