Documentary and wedding photographer

A little about me

I'm a storyteller from Kansas City, Missouri. My world centers on my amazing wife Jenna and our dogs, Doug and Bernie.

For over a decade, couples worldwide have entrusted me with their love stories. Yet, beyond the lens, nature, camaraderie over a good drink, good music, and activism spark my creativity.

These things define my outlook, inform my prospective, and enrich my work with new prospectives and depth

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Documentary and Portrait Photographer

Documenting Stories

Every little moment counts - from the intricate details to the raw emotions shared between family and friends. These are the images that will hold the most value as you revisit them over the years

I specialize in creating personalized photo-essays that capture the essence of your love and your day of celebration. With these photographs, you'll be able to relive the memories and be reminded of the love and commitment you promised to each other for the rest of your lives

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Summer + Donald // Chicago, Illinois

Joe is an awesome person to work with. He is kind, understanding, hilarious, and super discreet. Our wedding photos turned out amazing, and when we lost them to a destroyed hard drive years later, he quickly re-sent them to us! I am so thankful for the beautiful portraits he created, and the time my husband and I got to spend hanging out with Joe in the process.

gabs + dylan // prairie village, Kansas

If you are looking for a photographer who captures your special moment in the most authentic way possible, then look no further! Joe was just incredible from start to end. He is an incredibly talented photographer and artist, and his mastery of the camera shines through in every one of his photographs. He captured our story so perfectly and elegantly, he is seriously gifted!!


Our favorite aspect of Joe's style is his ability to capture the purest love between you and your partner, your loved ones, and friends; encapsulating your movements, thoughts, and feelings in a subtle and candid way. When we look back at the photos, we are instantly transported to the exact moment the photo was taken, which is just such a special keepsake and irreplaceable memory to have. In addition to capturing candid moments, Joe is equally talented with more formal poses and group photos.


He knocked it out of the park and knew how to do so with no direction from us. We also had a blast having him at our event and taking photos with him. I just cannot say enough how thrilled we were to find him and how lucky we feel to have had him as our photographer


Anna + Andrew // Houston, texas

Joe and Jenna are INCREDIBLE! Literally the most sweet couple and so fun to work with. They captured our day so gracefully, they didn’t intrude at all for pictures but truly captured the moments. Everything we could’ve wanted in a wedding photographer!


Tyler + Michelle // Chatham, Ontario Canada

The big day is important, there is no debating that. Everyone has a wedding budget, and it’s challenging to determine where money will best be spent. The flowers that could make your wedding look like the garden of Eden, the custom crafted gluten free, vegan free, lifeproof cake, and the late night snacks for your danced out guest; they’re all important. Important, but negotiable.


Joe Bulger's pictures are not negotiable. Not because they’re amazing and last a lifetime, nor because they’re neatly displayed in every square inch of free space of our house, and receive compliments on the daily. Joe Bulger's photography skills are a necessity to the wedding day because of ease, joy, and laughter his presence will bring. Not only is he a stunning photographer, but he’s worth every last penny of your photography budget because his work will bless both on your big day, but also in the years to come.


All who have laid eyes on our photos have commented on the quality of work. Also, every person that encountered Joe on our big day noted how much of a pleasure he was to work with. I’m pretty sure my mom even said she missed having him around, after he was gone. Joe is highly adaptable, and has a gift with both people, and the camera. His skillset makes him dynamic, and his intuitive nature makes him able to read the needs of his surroundings, and adjust his plans accordingly to meet them.


Joe isn’t just good with a camera, he’s good with people. I wouldn’t have traded up having him as our photographer for the world. When I look at the photos he produced for us, I still remember how much fun we had taking them. Joe made our big day, better.


Gabby and Joe // Long Island, New York

Joe is an absolute pleasure to work with!!!

He not only goes above and beyond what is asked, but his creativity and eye for beauty is just astounding.


He perfectly captured the best day of my life without missing a moment, and has given me absolutely breathtaking photographs that I will closely cherish forever. He truly is the best there is!!!


Shaun + Blair // Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Joe is an amazing guy. The thing I was most impressed with is that he got to know my wife and I pretty well before our wedding.


The wedding photos are not meant to be cookie cutter pictures, but tailored to your personality and style. And Bulger Creative Co did just that! My wife and I absolutely love our engagement and wedding pictures. I would highly recommend Bulger Creative Co to anyone!


Annemijn + Keaton // Rotterdam, Netherlands + Kansas City

There aren't enough words to describe how incredible Joe was during the entire engagement and wedding process. From the moment we got in touch about during photography - he was so great to work with and his sessions are so natural. He captured our best moments and at no point made it awkward. Being from abroad and having a reception there as well as in America, he even made the trip oversees to be a part of our full journey.


A photographer that is that dedicated to his clients and produces the incredible work he does makes for one of the best. I would and have recommended him to all of my friends that are getting married and for anyone considering - he's worth every penny! Incredible photographer and an even better person.

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