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!
2017 has been treating us fantastic! We got to shoot this adorable couple with the incredibly talented Holli B who makes our day so smooth and enjoyable. Abby and Tanner has us cover their rehearsal dinner which made for some amazing toasts that help tell this couple's story. Abby had so many little details that made the everyone feel more at home at the Mayo Hotel. The band was maybe the funkiest I have ever seen and had the dance floor packed! They also got our Honeymoon Package which got them the latest GoPro and they got some amazing shots [part 2 coming shortly!].
Abby and Tanner, we can't thank you enough for choosing us to film your wedding! It was such a pleasure to see how much you two clearly care for one another and such an amazing group of friends and family! Enjoy!
seize the good stuff-
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
On Uber's Ice Cream Day, Oklahoma's own Gary Busey handed out ice cream to some lucky Uber users. This was a day to remember!
Looking for some great vendors? Ideas for a beautiful wedding day? Look no further.
Design and Planning: Bliss Celebration + Design
Photographer: Josh McCullock Photography
Venue: Spain Ranch
Florist: Poppy Lane Design
Hair + Makeup: Lexi Faught
Attire: The Bridal Boutique
Stationary: Occasions Paper
Rentals: Mood Party Rentals
Calligraphy: Ever Lettery
And video, of course, us!
Ah summer.... As the wife of a teacher with summers off, I must say it is a magical time when you catch up and wipe stuff off the to do list as your husband cooks dinner and does laundry. Yes, a magical time indeed.
I thought I would use my free time, as Jared is currently tinkering in our darkroom (previously known solely as the laundry room) to post some of my favorite shots from the last birth I filmed. I always snap a few pics too. I mean, why not! I'm there. I have a camera. And, I love to do it.
Thank you again to the Jacksons for trusting me to be a part of the birth of their first born! Congrats! Such a beautiful family, inside and out.
We have loved getting to know Elie and Aaron. It seems like only yesterday I received a call asking if we could film a proposal. It was amazing to be a 'fly on the wall' of sorts for their proposal and first moments together as an engaged couple. We were then so honored when they asked us to film their wedding.
The day was smoothing sailing. I mean, what would you expect from a professional wedding planner. Elie works for The Yes Girls, a professional wedding and proposal planning team. When you have some time, take a look at their website and watch all the creative ways men have proposed to their future wives.
Elie and Aaron, thank you again! We loved working with you and getting to meet your family and friends. You are blessed with wonderful people in your lives, and we wish you a long and happy marriage.
Seize the day!
Lauren + Jared
Here is Guy asking Maredith to spend the rest of their lives together! He even wrote his the song! From all of us, well done sir!
High winds didn't stop these two! Even though the balloons couldn't fly, love lifted these two up! Guy was just the right amount of nervous and excited and Maredith was caught COMPLETELY by surprise! He even wrote a song and sang in front of a crowd of strangers (word got around a proposal was happening at the Tulsa Balloon Festival!). It was such a pleasure capturing this moment for these two. Video coming soon!
Happy 1 Month Anniversary to Jacy and Josh! We seriously had such a good time at this wedding! Not only are Jacy, Josh, their family, and friends so much fun, but we felt like we really knew Jacy and Josh going into the wedding because we had filmed an 'our story' for their rehearsal dinner and seen them dancing up a storm at other weddings we filmed.
We went out on a limb on this one and used the letters they wrote to each other, even though we had filmed them reading those letters just to put on their personal Blu-ray/DVD (and not for public sharing). The thing was, these letters were just soooooo good. We sent the draft to Jacy and Josh, and they approved!
Jacy and Josh, thank you again for choosing us to be a part of this journey with you. We enjoyed every party of it, right down to the limey. (Tastes like college :-) )
**** Click HD in the bottom, right-hand corner for the best viewing experience!*****
We've been so slammed the last few months, I forgot to post some of the images from Danielle's birth. There is just something so special about that moment you become a parent and hold your baby for the first time. I don't think I will ever get over it. Gives me goosebumps every time I capture it.
Back in Stillwater and it feels soooo good! We had a blast at this one, and it was great to be back around our old stomp'n grounds. Thank you to Meggan of Truly You Photography for recommending us! We always have such a blast spending the day with Meggan and Jenna, and this day was no exception. Not to mention Kylie and Colin were so laid back and fun!
I particularly love the moment when her bridesmaids see her dress. And, the dancing! Oh the dancing! No one two-steps like those AGRs!
Ah, Spring! Is there any better time for family photos?!?? I say 'no.' I so enjoyed spending time with this sweet family. Liam is adorable! There was a campfire with a few remaining glowing embers, and Liam LOVED the smell! He kept sniffing the air! Carlton family, thank you for allowing me to capture a bit of your family life at this stage. It's a good stage. :-)
These two crazy fun peeps got married last night! We had SOOOOOOOO much fun at this wedding, shooting with the oh-so-fun Randy Coleman and drinking limes. #tasteslikecollege I cannot wait to get started culling this footage. We got so much good stuff!
Jacy and Josh got our platinum package, which includes an 'our story.' We really love doing these 'our story' films because it provides us the opportunity to really get to know the couple before their wedding day. And, these two were just ADORABLE. Congrats, you two!
***Engagement photos in this video were taken by the wonderful Randy Coleman.****