Its' Family Photo Season

Ah, yes, Fall.  Time to put on your Sunday best and drive out to some remote location with a lady wearing so so much camera equipment.  Thanks to my fall photo families for patiently hiking windy trails to find that perfect light.  It's been a blast!  

Jenna + Nathan

I mean, how cute are these two?  I love weddings, but I especially love filming weddings when the groom is head-over-heels smitten with his bride.  Nathan just could not get enough of Jenna, and it was adorable!!! Loved this wedding, loved this video (great editing by my groom), and loved the experience.  We thought the unpredictable Oklahoma weather was going to prevent us from taking outdoor photos, but the skies cleared up for just enough time to get it done!

Thank you Jenna and Nathan for trusting us to capture your special memories, we loved being a part of your wedding day! I hope you cherish your wedding video for years to come!

Lacey + Jonathan

I mean how did I forget to blog about this wedding!?!  It was SO MUCH FUN! We had such a blast filming Lacey's sister's wedding (Brooke's wedding video) so we knew we were in for a good time this go around!  I mean, you can just tell from watching what a fun group this is!   And how special is the stuff with Jonathan and his son?!?? I die! 

We ran into Lacey and Jonathan at Sidecar the other night, and they paid us one of the best compliments we have ever had.  They said the day of their wedding, we were "everywhere, and nowhere."  That is exactly what we try to do.  Stay out of the way, blend into the background, and capture really great footage of your day.  

Thank you again to Lacey, Johnathan, and the whole Rayburn family for trusting us to preserve your memories.  

Lauden + Brandon

Sometimes you are just so busy running a business, you forget to run your business, you know?  That must be what happened here because we have only posted two weddings from our 2017 season...but we have done quite a few more.  For some reason, this one sticks out in my mind. Maybe because I shot this one by myself (something typically Jared does).  But probably the reason is, I loved this family.  I loved this wedding.  I had a great time being a fly on the wall and watching all the joy shared.  Best wishes to the happy couple!  

Nicole + Kenneth [part 1]

Yea for NYE!  Jared and I have notoriously dull new years.  There are many years we have been asleep before midnight.  But, this year was a BLAST!!! We loved getting to know Kenneth and Nicole, and had sooooo much fun!  We rung in the new year in the gorgeous presidential suite and its private rooftop balcony.  We did the photos and video for this swanky affair.  Video to come later.

Katie + Baxter

I have known Katie since she was a baby...yes, a baby.  As a friend of her older sister, I can remember going over to her house and seeing her in the little baby rock chair thing.  And while I was always a little confused by the chaos of the four-kids-close-in-age galloway household (I am an only child), I cannot lie and say I wasn't a little jealous of the relationship Katie and her sister developed over the years.

Galloway family, thank you for trusting us to capture three incredible weddings for you.  (You're next, Kevin!).  We have loved every minute of it!

Katie and Baxter, wow!  what incredible people you have surrounded yourself with.  Your friends, family, and mentors are incredible and full of love and support for you.  I know you will have a long and successful marriage!  Congrats, again!

Lauren

Maredith + Guy (Part 2)

What a year for these two! It is going to be easy for these two Cubs fans to remember their first year of marriage! What a day we had with such a fantastic couple. With this being our seventh year as a business with over 200 weddings on the books, it would be hard to find a couple that had more genuine affection and downright giddiness for each other. They wrote their own vows, had very touching letters, and the groom even had hot air balloon socks harkening back to his proposal (which we filmed) at a hot air balloon festival! Just well done to these two. We couldn't be happier for this couple to have chosen us. Enjoy!

Maredith + Guy (Part 1)

Did you know we offer video + photo services** for you big day?!?  Well, neither did we!  That is before these two.  We had been talking about doing this for some time, but we had to find the right couple to take the leap.  A big thank you goes out to Maredith and Guy for trusting us when we said we could do a good job.  They took us at our word--not an easy task when it comes to your wedding.

But, I am so glad they did because we had the BEST BEST BEST time!  Maredith and Guy, you have very fun, kind, welcoming, and generous friends/family.  I couldn't help but smile as I looked through all these images today.  There's just so much love there.  

Best of luck to you two in all you do! I know you will have a long happy marriage filled with many blessings and much good fortune.   Part 2 (video) to come soon.  Stay tuned!

** We are only able to accept 3 video + photo clients a year-first come basis. But we are HAPPY to recommend our favorite photographers to you!  

A Birth Story- Baby Ryleigh

I do not think it is possible to put in to words how much I love shooting births.  I love the emotion of the day, the ups and downs, and of course, the moment when you get the big pay off and hold your baby for the first time.  

I will never forget the first time I held my baby boy... the moment is seared in my mind.  But I do wish I had some photos of that moment too.  That is what I find so rewarding about this work.  I KNOW how important this day is-- for me, it was the first day of me, the new me, the person I am now that I have someone else to care about.  It taught me what is important, focused me, and mellowed me out.  

The other part of this birth that was soooooo amazing, was Amber had the same doctor and delivered in the same room that I delivered my first born. It was almost eerie to be back there, almost exactly five years since I had my baby boy.  It was a 'full circle' moment, for sure. 

Amber was amazing.  She had a natural birth, but she was so calm and collected the nurses thought she had had an epidural.  They had already had a very long night before I arrived at 5:30AM, but she was so mellow, she was even able to take some naps between contractions. Way to go, Mama! I am in awe of you.