Thursday, July 28, 2011


We are super excited to announce the debut of our new brand & blogsite! You can now visit our new blog, Burch Photography, as we'll be posting from there. Be sure to update your bookmarks and RSS Feed to stay updated! And don't forget to visit our new Face book page.

Kenya B.
Southern Oregon wedding photographers

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Personal: The Memory Catcher

I walked slowly dragging my feet one behind the other. I catched a glimpse of my reflection in a window and chuckled. It looked like I got run over by a train, I was covered in sweat, my knees were bruised and my blisters had blisters. Yeah, pretty sexy. And then I wondered,  Why in the world do I choose to do this to myself? What possesses me to do this for a living? And darn, why didn't we park closer?  As I pondered over all this, Peter reached for my hand.

When I tell people I'm a wedding photographer I get two reactions. There is the...Oh that's nice, so what else do you do, what is your real job? Because obviously photography is not a real job right? You just snap a few pictures burn a disc and you're done. There are also the ones that think photography is such a glamorous and romantic profession.

It's in moments like this I wished they were right. Unfortunately just one look at my apparence after a wedding day is enough to toss those ideas out the door. So why do I do it?  I was pondering over this very thing when Peter reached to hold my hand as we walked to the truck after a wedding day.   The faint sound of the music filled air.  I was tired, more tired than I ever thought I could be after a day of shooting. Yet my heart was joyful. I held my camera tightly, and I was overwhelmed to think that I had their precious memories at my fingertips. In those moments I realized I was the catcher and memory keeper.  They depended on me.

I get to capture people when they're the happiest.  Being a romantic at heart, I love the look of a mother helping her child put on her cinderella dress. The look of groom when he sees his bride for the first time is priceless. Oh, and those instants when a father is about to hand away his precious daughter can only be treasured memories. I have been known to cry during the first dance or the father daughter song. Thankfully I have my camera to hide behind. My camera is an extension of heart. With every click a piece of me gets embedded into the picture, and that right there is enough for me.  The stress, the sick to my stomach feeling and blisters are all worth it, when you measure them against the face of a bride when she sees her wedding pictures.  That is why I chose to be a wedding photographer.

True, it's no glamorous profession, I won't win a nobel prize for it, neither will everyone respect what I do. Yet to know that this couple, their children and their children's children will be able to look through their wedding album and feel the love. That is enough for me.

So holding hands Peter and I walked back to the truck and under the stars with the faint music in the background he asked me to dance.  I love and I am loved and that right there is the essence of a wedding photographer.

Medford & Ashland Wedding Photographer

Friday, July 8, 2011

Rock'n R Ranch Wedding: Krystle & Ryan

There are few times in life when one can say they were completely and absolutely happy. Saturday was one of such days for Krystle and Ryan. As she picked up the bouquet that her mother had carefully and lovingly crafted for her, she smiled. The kind of smile that makes any onlooker smile in return. The kind of smile that makes Ryan's heart melt with adoration. That smile never left their faces. They beamed the whole night. And why wouldn't they? It was their night, the night that marked the beganing of a life time of happiness.

Krystle & Ryan, we hope that the happiness and joy of your wedding day sets the stage for your life together. It was a true honor to document your love ... Aloha! Since you are in Hawaii I just had to through that in there. We hope you are sitting on beach watching the sunset and fondly reminiscing your perfect wedding day.

Kenya & Peter

I love Ryan's reaction to the first look..

what a stunning couple!

First dance with music provided by Justin from Sights and Sounds unlimited

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Medford & Ashland Wedding Photographers

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Anytime: Courtney

We are so excited to have Courtney back on the blog! When her mom contacted us about doing a shoot with her and her horse we jumped at the opportunity. Well, more like we tripped on the opportunity. Never done much horse photos before, we weren't sure what we were getting our selves into. Thankfully Courtney had it all under control. She planned everything from the locations to the outfits and everything in between. 

Can her dress be any cuter? 

Yes it can!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pacifica Gardens Wedding: Danni & Jake

She is just what any mother in law wishes for her son, her soon be mother-in-law said as she admired the girl that had won over not only her son's heart but in doing so also her own.  Family & friends buzzed around finalizing the details of  Danni & Jake's special day.  It was the day they waited for and carefully planned for so long. So much love and happiness was in the air that it was almost overwhelming.

Danni and Jake, where do I even began? You are an amzing couple. Everything about your day was absolute perfection. We were so blessed to be surrounded by your loved ones. Thank you so much for allowing us to document your union.

Kenya & Peter

I loved working this this bridal party...what an amazing group of people

 I love the first look...

Danni you are gorgeous!

I love the look on Dani's dad's face...

The sand ceremony symbolizing the union of their lives

All the decorations were handmade by the bride & Groom and their families. How awesome is that?

First dance with music by DJ John Tunick 

Garter time!

To see more of Danni & Jake's wedding check out the slide show below :

Medford & Southern Oregon Wedding Photographers