About this Vendor

To Tell The Story Of Love

We are a team of fine art documentary photographers. We believe life is insanely beautiful. We want to document you as you are, the moment as it is, and to tell the story of your life. A lovely photo isn’t just about technical detail: it’s about sentiment and genuine human connection. It’s about the experience of celebrating a new life together, and the love that has motivated it all.


Photo + Video Styles

Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Lifestyle

Photo Shoot Types

Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress

Starting Price Range


Wedding Activities

Getting Engaged, After Party, Rehearsals + Parties, Wedding

Wedding Categories

Destination Wedding Packages, Destination Weddings, Digital Files, Printed Enlargements, Wedding Albums, Photo, Same-Day Edits, Second Shooter Available, Social Media Sharing


Contact Info

Kansas City, MO (641) 691-0201

Reviewed on 4/17/2017 Lindsey I

Looking back on our wedding day now, I can not imagine surviving this journey without Rita. During all of our planning, I never once had to worry about what we were getting into with Rita. She was so on top of having details planned out ahead of time. When we were a week out, my... Read More now husband and I both were calling/emailing/texting her simultaneously throughout the same day at times. She never once made us feel like bugging the crap out of her. The day we left together to travel to our destination, she arrived at the airport on time and excited to be there with us! I could not believe how prepared this girl was!! Back ups upon back ups, for lenses, cameras, packing situations, ANYTHING! I really felt like no matter what, she was going to get these pictures. For our ceremony, I knew Rita’s extreme talent would be perfection after utilizing her for our engagement pictures. But I think what I wasn’t even slightly prepared for, was how over the top Rita’s care for us would end of being that day. We decided to travel to have a beach wedding, with just us. We knew that was going to put a lot of the tasks the day of onto ourselves. Had we not had Rita there, I have no clue how we would have gotten it all done. She helped us to remain calm the entire afternoon, while kindly keeping us on time. When it came time to get dressed and do our official “first look”, I had a minor panic attack and ended up unstringing all 24 (or was it more??) cross sections of looping completely out of my corset dress. Rita took on my “Maid of Honor” roll and looped every last one together, went under my hot dress (yes we got to be real close friends) pinning this and that. All with a smile and an eager attitude to be there for me. Who else can say their wedding photographer would ever even offer to do that?? Let alone, ACTUALLY do it?! Unheard of, I can assure you of that. Our ceremony was magic, and while we had to meet several other new strangers who were our vendors for the hour, it was comforting to now have Rita on our side as an comrade. She turned into our planner, when we needed someone to take the lead. When the ceremony was over, she was continually on the look out for us, asking if we needed more tissues, more champagne, some time alone to soak it all in. We ended our ceremony by getting in the ocean and played around. Some photographers would have refused to get in the water themselves, but Rita was so thrilled to be apart of the fun! She jumped right in, & soaked her entire outfit on our behalf. After the ceremony, we had a a very quickly approaching dinner reservation and the hotel transport staff was rude and unwilling to work with us. Rita stood up for us, tried to help with all of our evening plans. I swear, half of our entire wedding night dinner, all my husband and I did was talk about how amazing Rita was and how everything went so smoothly because SHE was there. I could go on and on about how amazing of a person Rita has been to us, there truly are not enough words of gratitude and thanks to send to her. Im hoping my review can act as a testament to her character, her charisma and her passion for not only photography, but for people in general. I can assure you, going with any other company would have been a horrible mistake. It takes not only top notch talent, but kindness and consideration to get through something like this. Rita truly is the whole package!!" See full review on her website- the knot limited me!!!

Reviewed on 1/03/2017 Lailee L

From the moment that I read Heirloom's story and passion for taking pictures and capturing beauty in the moment, I knew they were a perfect fit and wonderful addition to any wedding! Jen was truly phenomenal and charming and am so excited to have not only her talent as a part... Read More of our wedding date, but her great sense of adventure and caring heart. From our first get together at Starbucks to laughing in the freezing cold and wandering around Westside, my fiancé and I knew we wanted to have Jen as a part of our big day! She offered great outfit and location advice, which calmed many nerves and answered many questions before our engagement shoot. By the time it rolled around, we felt well prepared and positively giddy with excitement! Jen celebrated our love with us, and we felt like we were on a mini-date, and able to be ourselves and very natural. Jen identified and captured our favorite parts of being a couple! We are so thrilled to spend an entire day with her & excited to share our new photographer and friend with our family and bridal party! You truly cannot go wrong with Heirloom!

Reviewed on 12/23/2016 Whitney D

Heirloom Photo Company's talent is apparent from just a quick glance at their portfolio. What you can't see in a photograph is the heart that goes into their work and how absolutely wonderful the people behind the camera are. From our first meeting, to engagement photos, to... Read More our wedding day I have always been confident and excited about Heirloom's role in our Best Day Ever. Rita and Jen are a dream team. They work efficiently and make ordinary moments memorable by capturing emotion and harnessing natural light. It is certainly more than the click of a camera - a lot of work goes into the details of photos; emotions are high, weather is unpredictable, and surprises pop up. These two not only take beautiful pictures, but they make you feel at ease and comfortable. And they make it look effortless. They are more than photographers too. After a mild dress crisis arose, Rita literally saved the day and sewed my wedding dress! She was calm and cool about the whole thing. Our first look was fun and family portraits were a breeze. The best part is that it was easy - like hanging with your closest friends who also happen to be kick ass photographers. We will cherish our photos forever and can't wait to have our Heirloom friendtographers capture more of our adventures in life.

Reviewed on 12/13/2016 Kayte H

Heirloom Photo Company is the absolute best! Not only are our wedding photos beautiful, but they are natural and capture the spirit of the day without being forced. The ladies went above and beyond their photographer duties by helping us run our day, even cleaning up a spill on... Read More the dance floor, and still managing to spare a couple of minutes to have some fun with the wedding party. They are fun, gracious and amazingly talented. I can't wait until I have more life events to capture in photos because I want Heirloom there for all of it. They are truly wonderful!

Reviewed on 11/15/2016 Hannah R

I really don't know how to express how amazing Heirloom Photo Company is. Between Rita doing our engagement shoot and then Rita and Jen shooting our wedding, I have had nothing but wonderful experiences. There has never been a time when I was disappointed in what they captured.... Read More In fact, they exceeded my expectations and I can honestly say I have never met someone who does it better than they do. Not only are they excellent photographers, but they are excellent people. Throughout my wedding day, they made me laugh (a lot), helped me any way they could, and were always so kind. I feel truly blessed that they were there to capture our wedding day. Tyler and I always said that we wanted our photos to tell our wedding story since they're the only things we will have left to look back on to remember the day. I feel very grateful that Rita and Jen were there, because when we look back on these pictures, every beautiful detail will be there and the memories will continue to live on. Thank you both so so so so much for what you did for us! We are forever grateful!! Love you guys! Love, Hannah

Reviewed on 11/15/2016 Lindsey F

I swear, we had the absolute BEST photographer in the world. We recently got our engagement pictures taken by Rita and are over the moon with how amazing they turned out. Her website shows her stunning talent, but going through a session with her- its easy to see why so many... Read More people adore her!! She made us feel so comfortable, and kept us laughing the entire session. I HATE getting my picture taken and she made it seem so natural. I didnt even care that we were in a busy park. She helped keep our focus on each other, and our puppies. I never once felt super awkward or posed or that she had anyone on her mind but our little family. You can tell she LOVES what she does, and I feel like that truly comes across in her artwork. Looking over these pictures, I feel like she really captured US. I am so SO grateful for you Rita and your artistic eye!! You truly are a beautiful person inside and out. We will continue to use Rita for everything major in our lives. I wouldn't trust life's most precious memories to be captured by anyone else.

Reviewed on 11/09/2016 Tyler N

We were on a budget, but having high quality wedding pictures was important to us. Heirloom Photo Company worked with our budget, and they provided us with pictures that were even nicer than we'd imagined. They were friendly, fun to have around, and respectful. The pictures they... Read More took were incredible. Thank you, Rita and Adri. We were so impressed with you guys, and the photos you took were amazing.

Reviewed on 11/07/2016 Jeri S

Rita and Jen were absolutely AMAZING to work with!!! From planning for our wedding, to helping stay on schedule that day, to just in general being there for anything we needed they were truly the best to work with. They were sending me photos the next morning and had the blog... Read More updated with our pictures the next day, which is very hard to come by as many photographers take weeks even months before you get to see anything. They were such a blast and made us feel relaxed even when it can be uncomfortable to pose, they were ready and willing to go to the greatest lengths to ensure we got every shot we wanted and ones we never knew we did. I highly recommend working with Rita and Jen to capture your special day, I couldn't be more grateful for the fabulous moments they captured and will treasure them for the rest of my life. Thanks Heirloom you guys are the best ever!!

Reviewed on 10/30/2016 Amy N

Rita and Adri went above and beyond. They were truly amazing to work with. From the first day I met Rita we clicked and I knew instantly my wedding would be even more perfect with her by my side capturing every moment. You will not be disappointed one bit. Thank you so so much... Read More Rita & Adri!!!!!

Reviewed on 10/14/2016 Erin M

Jen provided exceptional service and our wedding photos are beyond my expectations! Jen is a true artist and it is clear that she has a passion for her work. Our wedding day is captured beautifully and I am so grateful for her work to preserve our memories in this way. Thank... Read More you, Jen!

Reviewed on 10/11/2016 Laura N

Heirloom Photo Company is FANTASTIC. We worked with Rita for our engagement shoot and our wedding day. I am so impressed with how the day of photos turned out. Rita and team went above and beyond. She was by my side the entire day and acted not only as our photographer, but our... Read More day of coordinator. She was constantly providing input that simplified any hiccups that arose. There were even moments she took my phone and solved a problem without worrying me. Rita fit in easily with the wedding party and my family, which resulted in more relaxed, natural photos. Definitely hire Heirloom for your wedding!!

Reviewed on 10/10/2016 Amanda F

Words cannot express the gratitude my husband and I have for Jen and Rob of Heirloom Photo Company. I thought nothing could top our engagement pictures and then they completely blew us away with not only the beautiful and artistic photos they took, capturing every little detail... Read More of our day, but also going above and beyond just being amazing people as well. We couldn't be more grateful for the priceless gift they gave us. Thank you so much! Worth every penny and more!

Reviewed on 10/09/2016 Kara N

Holy cow what can I say about Rita and Heirloom Photo Company! Rita and Brooke did a fantastic job with the photos. We had a couple snafus throughout the day and Rita was there to solve every problem there was, some had nothing to do with photos. Rita was a great support for me... Read More and I don't think I could have gotten through the day without her. She is very passionate about her work and you can tell by not only her photos but she knows exactly what she is doing. I am so glad we splurged on our photographer because we couldn't have asked for something better. I cannot wait to see the rest of our photos. Thank you so much to Rita, Brooke, and Heirloom Photo Company!

Reviewed on 10/08/2016 Hayley M

I am SO glad I chose Heirloom to capture our wedding day! I always have felt awkward in the past with getting photos taken but Jen and team did an amazing job! She is so knowledgeable about the lighting and what to do that it's truly effortless. So far I've received my sneak... Read More peak blog and I'm in love with the quality of the photos and the details they've captured! They're also so fun to have around! My friends and family also have commented on how great they are! You won't be sorry!! We will definitely hire Heirloom again for any future photos. Thank you!!!!

Reviewed on 8/16/2016 Katie Z

Heirloom Photo Company's pictures speak for themselves. They are breathtaking and captured so many beautiful moments throughout my wedding day. Along with their beautiful photography, Jen was incredible to work with. She guided me through every part of my day. From coordinating... Read More events, getting everyone situated, and even tracking down wine for a toast - she was always on top of things and anticipating what was next so I didn't have to. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Reviewed on 8/05/2016 Linda P

Choosing Heirloom Photo Company to photograph my wedding was the easiest and best decision I made. Within moments of talking to Rita on the phone, I had decided that not only did I want her as my photographer, but as my friend. She is the most genuine, patient, passionate,... Read More warm, talented person I've ever met. She captures the real moments and raw emotions- the beautiful chaos, the laughter, the tears…. Looking through our pictures allows me to relive the day all over again. Pick Heirloom Photo Company! I promise it will be the best decision you make!

Reviewed on 8/04/2016 Amanda K

Where do I start?... I guess I’ll begin with the obvious and talk about how impressed my new husband, Ben, and I are with the photography. The photographs were clearly of the highest quality and beautifully done. We are in love with every photograph. Rita and Jen are experts. We... Read More received quite a variety of photographs from the day and I especially loved how they captured the little details. It not only felt like they captured the memories but also the “essence” of the whole day. Jen and Rita truly delivered on providing us with the high quality photographs that we hoped for but they did so much more than their initial duties. They took the time to photograph some of our favorite couples and families; I know that they will cherish these photos and we will love having them, too. At one point, my sister wanted a picture of her and her boyfriend. Rita took some pictures on her iPhone so they wouldn’t have to take a selfie and even took some on her equipment. That was just one example of how they went above and beyond. These photographers were such a team. They had the best attitude and were so fun to work with. They made us smile effortlessly when taking pictures and they were and are such genuine people. They made us feel so special. Another advantage to hiring Heirloom Photo Company was how promptly we received the photographs. They knew how excited we were to see some of the pictures and had even showed us a few before they left the wedding on the day of! We received edited sneak peeks merely days after the wedding and even received the whole package less than a month after the big day. The photos turned out amazing and they will be cherished for many years to come. Choosing Heirloom Photo Company was one of our best decisions in the wedding planning. I would recommend Heirloom to any future bride and groom. It will be one of your most valuable expenses at your entire wedding.

Reviewed on 7/23/2016 Shawna H

I am so happy that we found Heirloom Photo Company for our outdoor ceremony and reception. A few minutes into my initial meeting with Jen, I knew I wanted her to photograph our wedding. She answered questions and helped me determine a timeline for the day of the wedding. (I... Read More might be too "go with the flow", and had no idea what I was doing...) On the day of the wedding, Jen arrived promptly (early even) and jumped right in with my large wedding party. She put everyone at ease and kept us moving and on schedule. Jen took time to make sure we had all of the photos that we wanted and helped us all feel natural and at ease. The photographs capture our wedding day and celebrations beautifully. We only have the highest recommendations for Jen & Heirloom Photo Company!

Reviewed on 6/28/2016 Libby M

Rita from Heirloom was incredible! She came recommended from my cousin who raved about her. I thought my cousin was just being kind, but she was understating how amazing Rita is. My husband Ryan and I had her shoot our engagement photos. Not only were they beautiful, but they... Read More were personal. Rita was able to catch moments between Ryan and I, captured how we interacted, and was able to express through a picture how much we love each other. She also made us feel incredibly comfortable even though both of us normally felt uncomfortable getting our picture taken. It was like having an old friend take your picture! During the wedding, my guests felt the same way. My family commented about how she seemed like she was part of the family. She fit right in, got posed pictures done quickly, and helped us move on with our wedding day. She wanted to capture our day, not pose it. I love that about her. She directed people to different sides before a moment would occur, but then she would stand back and let it happen. I was so impressed with the emotion she was able to catch. I can't stop going through my pictures! Rita goes above and beyond with everything. She gave me a pep talk right before the ceremony, made sure I had a beer in the receiving line, and got us anything else we could ever need. I had so many comments from guests about my "awesome photographer"! I even had guests tell me she offered to give them a ride home! Me, my husband, my mom, and all my guests all loved Heirloom. I cannot recommend them enough.

Reviewed on 6/28/2016 Katie A

Last Saturday on a beautiful, but hot evening in June- Rita Clark photographed our daughter's chapel ceremony and backyard reception. She gracefully handled our family clan and friends. And captured our bride and groom with backgrounds of the church bridge, the house... Read More architecture and many meaningful moments. With hindsight I now realize Rita was mindful of some of our challenges with the hot summer and lighting. She skillfully handled all this. And we enjoyed our night without a worry. The photo results are magnificent. I highly recommend! - Mother of the Bride

Reviewed on 6/23/2016 S B

Listen up, ladies (and gentlesirs!): If you want jaw-dropping, gorgeous wedding photos, you will FIGHT tooth and manicured nail to book with Heirloom Photo Company. Whenever I showed off my wedding photos, the most common response was the exclamation, "Who did your photos?! They... Read More look like they're out of a magazine!" And they absolutely do. I worked first with Rita, who literally had to make special arrangements so that Heirloom could shoot my wedding. I was on an extremely tight deadline, and despite being the worst bride ever (who waits weeks before the wedding to book the photographer?!), Rita had me laughing within moments of our initial phone conversation and assured me all would be well. Then I Skyped with Jen, who was our photographer for the wedding. She is cute as a button (and has some awesome life stories; just ask her!) and is also INSANELY, EXCEPTIONALLY good at her job. Not only were the pictures phenomenal, Jen made me feel like I had another friend at the wedding. At one point before the ceremony, I was nearing a meltdown, which Jen saw coming and gracefully steered the social situation to calmer territory by negotiating how we would take photos--it was masterful! I had asked Jen to try to shoot as much raw emotion as possible--for better or worse!--and the photos she returned were so much more than I could have ever hoped for. A wealth of human emotion is captured in these photos; everything from happiness to sadness, from joy to disappointment, from silliness to seriousness...now I understand why Rita and Jen's company is called "Heirloom": I can't wait to pass these down to my children and their children, or to reminisce about my wedding day with my husband, who will always be as handsome to me as he was on this day that Jen photographed. To Rita and Jen: A huge, heartfelt THANK YOU for working with me, waiting on me, and putting up with me through this process. Sidd and I can't wait to work with you again in the near future!!!

Reviewed on 6/20/2016 Katie A

Wow! Rita did an incredible job! Not only is she easy to connect with - she is very talented! She guided the families through shots with ease and professionalism. My fiancé and I felt very comfortable with Rita right away, which is very important during the wedding craziness.... Read More Rita has a unique eye for photos- noticed this when we first chatted/looked at her portfolio. Love her work! I highly recommend Rita!

Reviewed on 6/09/2016 Rob J

We were absolutely blown away by Jen's photography, and how she captured the joy and emotion of our wedding ceremony and celebration. We thoroughly enjoyed working with her and Heirloom Photography, and cannot imagine a more pleasant, professional, and worry-free experience.... Read More From her talent for beautiful candid shots, to her efficient work through the family portrait shot list, to her effortless interaction with the many children in attendance, we could not be happier or more impressed with Jen and her photography. We also appreciated that the first "sneak peak" images were available in less than 36 hours. Top notch all around - personality, professionalism, and talent...we have only the highest praise and appreciation for Heirloom Photography.

Reviewed on 6/08/2016 Katelin K

Jen was AMAZING. She is so easy to get along with and has such a relaxed vibe. She truly wants to be sure that the bride and groom get EXACTLY what they want out of their photographer. Prior to the wedding, we sat down to go over a few basics and then touched base as we got... Read More closer to the ceremony. The photos are absolutely spectacular and all my bridesmaids, groomsmen, and family fell in love with Jen - she is so sweet and did a great job of managing the day. I would recommend Jen to anyone and am so happy that I was able to find her!

Reviewed on 6/02/2016

We had Jen and Rob photograph our wedding and we are OBSESSED with them! Ever since my initial meeting with Rita and Jen, I knew I needed them at my wedding. They made me feel so comfortable and even tried to help me find a venue because they are the sweetest people ever! Rita... Read More and Jen are very genuine and made the (stressful) wedding planning process so easy! Jen and Rob are extremely talented and easy going. They even gave us a sneak peek of our pictures less than 48 hours after our wedding!! My husband and I had at least 10 people tell us how much they liked our photographers after the wedding and we couldn't agree more!


Meet The Owner

Rita Clark & Jen Britt

OUR PHILOSOPHY: Beauty surrounds us, it is in our natural movement and genuine expressions. It exists in joy and in pain. It is in the love we share with each other. In the nature that surrounds us, and in the items we hold dear. We are journalistic photographers. We want to document the moment as it is, to capture the beauty that you are, and give you a timeless gift. Still frames that tell a story and truly speak of the beauty that is your life.