This little girl was just absolutely perfect. So sweet and cuddly and happy. Her mommy + daddy are so lucky to have such a blessing. I've now gotten to photograph a wedding, a senior session and Adeline's first photos all within the same family. I am so blessed to constantly be surrounded by amazing people and seeing these families throughout so many milestones.
I know I say it so many times, but I truly am so happy to do what I love every single day.
Enjoy this plethora of photos from Adeline's lifestyle newborn session because let's be honest...I'm totally obsessing.
I am super excited to share Kaytlyn's senior high school photos! I have been blessed to work with her before at her sister's wedding and now this. I love being able to create relationships with all my clients and seeing them throughout life's best moments.
This girl is so beautiful inside and out. When I asked her what she was interested in studying at UCO, she hit me with such an impactful course of study: neonatal trauma center. As a momma who had her child in the NICU when he was born, any person who goes into anything having to do with newborns automatically has all of my respect. (All nurses and doctors too!) Working with infants, let alone in a TRAUMA situation, takes so much courage and love. I am so excited to see where life takes Kaytlyn and can't wait to document her journey!
P.S. side note, I looked like an oompa loopma when I was a high school senior, this girl slayyysssss.
Can we just stop and appreciate how absolutely stunning this sunset was?!
Brooke and Alex got married at the super beautiful Flying M Ranch right outside of Tulsa. I always tell brides and grooms to try and find something uniquely "you" to incorporate in their wedding and the one thing that stood out to me after so many weddings, was their unity ceremony.
These two chose to take their first communion as husband and wife together in front of their friends and families. This was the first time I've ever seen this particular unity ceremony and it literally gave me chills. Two people so devoted to God and joining their lives through Christ was absolutely beautiful.
I wish these two all the love and happiness in the world!
Venue: Moore's Flying M Ranch
Coordinator: Brittany Douthitt Co.
Caterer: Johnny Carinos
DJ: Infiniti Music
Floral: Michelle Jimenez
The emotions that were flowing at this wedding was enough to make anyone tear up. There is so much love between these two, their families, and memories of those we miss. My heart is so full for Allison and Colton. If two people ever deserved each other, it's these two. They are both so kind hearted and loving. I am so happy for them!
I was so emotional during Lauren and Scott's wedding just seeing how they looked at one another like they were the only two people in the world. The love these two have for one another is so incredible. They had such an intimate wedding with just 20 of their closest friends and family because for them, it was just about being together and celebrating their marriage. They didn't even let the rain get in their way of some major fun! Kudos to Daffodil Hill for being quick on their feet and moving everything inside last minute.
Want to talk about a cute love story? Let's talk about Allissa and Jered.
Jered was interviewing dog sitters when he met the lovely Allissa. They talked for hours and as Allissa says, they just knew in that moment they were meant to be. These two joined their lives together at the lovely Southwind Hills and I am so obsessed with how everything turned out at their enchanted forest wedding.
Brooke and Anthony met in high school and knew they would spend their forever together. On September 1st, at Blessed Oak Farm in Marlow, they joined their lives together. It was such a perfect day; not too hot, slight breeze in the air, and the most picturesque sunset in the background!
I am so blessed to have a job where I get to take photos of people who are in-love and happy. How cool is it to be constantly surrounded by such positive energy?!
Congrats you guys! XO
First things first when wedding planning- MAKE A BUDGET. I can tell you from personal experience when you go into wedding planning without a budget and a Pinterest account, it is very easy to end up with some credit card debt. (My husband will also vouch for this lol.) So sit down and decide what you can afford. Is it an elegant oceanside wedding with fancy cocktails? Is it a circus themed wedding with elephant rides? Is it an intimate wedding in a cozy cottage with your closest friends and family? Are you getting married on top of a mountain with just your best friends there? (If so, call me! I love mountaintop weddings!) Every wedding is unique and beautiful; that's half the reason I'm in this industry! Do not be ashamed of what you can and cannot afford. At the end of the day, so long as you are married to your SO, that's all that matters.
Now that the less fun part of planning is out of the way, it's time to figure out your venue. The most crucial part of planning a wedding (in my opinion) is choosing the right venue. There are so many things to take in to account:
I cannot stress enough how important it is to think of your photos when choosing a venue. The greatest photographers in the world can't do anything about a venue that doesn't compliment your love and your vision and isn't esthetically pleasing.
However, here are some helpful tips from a photographer for a client to look at when choosing their venue:
Hopefully these tips are something you can take with you when viewing venues. If you have any questions on what else you should be paying attention to, send me an email! I'm always available to help my brides in need. And don't forget- so long as you two say, "I do" that is all that matters!
Here is a quick snippet of what you can expect when booking your wedding with me. I think it is so important to share a full wedding so you can get a sense of different pictures you will receive. Kassidy and Grant are just so genuinely into one another and it shows so effortlessly in these photos. I am so honored they let me take part in their big day.
Venue: Clauren Ridge Winery
Flowers: Tony Foss Flowers
Dress: Pomp & Pageantry
So you've found a photographer (me, hopefully!) and now to figure out the rest of your vendors. It's such a daunting task when you type in "DJ" or "Cake" into the Google search bar and hundreds of possibilities pop up. So in order to at least try and help you out, below are some vendors I've worked with and only have great things to say about them! Hopefully this gives you a good starting point.
Pro Tip: make sure to google "Questions to ask your ______ vendor". There are so many things that sometimes we as brides and grooms don't even think of, these are just helpful guides!