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!
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.
Seriously, this is one of the coolest things I get to do with my job as a 'record keeper.' I love to document the moment a mother holds her baby in her arms for the first time. The joy. The relief. So surreal. Sorry photographers, but photos just won't do it justice.
I loved Danielle since our very first meeting, where we discussed the many aspects of birth and motherhood over tea! And, let me tell you, this woman is STRONG. She planned for a natural birth and never once did she falter or say "I can't." As anyone who has been in labor knows, births don't always go as planned, but Danielle faced every moment with courage, conviction, and grace.
Thank you so much for trusting me to capture such an important moment. It was an honor.
Seize the 'good stuff,'
Oh, wow! Did we have fun at this wedding!!!!!! Thank you so much to Jennifer, Michael, and family, who made us feel so welcome. And, our favorite OKC band, Drive, was there! Not to mention HolliB Photography and co and Camden of Emerson Events! We seriously love working with this crew!
And, just like that, the 2016 wedding season begins!
What a totally fun couple this was! Seriously, check out their awesome dance moves. The stars aligned to give this couple the perfect cool weather day in December! What luck! And, it was so fun to see so many of our past brides at this wedding. It is the highest compliment when our clients refer us to their friends. Thank you, thank you. It means the world to us.
When we meet with clients, we often are met with questions about what else is included in their wedding package outside of the ceremony and the highlight reels we publish on this website and our social media accounts. We always have the same answer, "Anything we think you might want to watch again." You want something on film, tell us! And we will film it.
It is so hard in those meetings to list the 'bonus features,' for your wedding, because I have no idea what your wedding day will hold. And, neither will you. Here is a great example of a surprise performance by a guest at the wedding. And, he nailed it. Without further ado...
You honeymoon with Carpe Diem's goPro, send the camera back, and we splice it together! Fun, right? Especially with a couple like this! We were literally laughing out loud while editing this. Megan and Nathan, we love your adventurous spirit! I think this video reflects it well. Congrats, again! May you two have many, many more wonderful adventures along the way!
Seize the day!
Lauren + Jared
Happy New Year! 2015 was a banner year for us, and we are so excited for the nine couples who have already booked for our 2016 season. We are even headed to Dallas this spring. As we wrap up the 2015 films, I thought I would post this one. I LOVE the story of how these two met! And how cute is their puppy?!?!
Wow! This was a busy, busy fall for us. We are hustling over here to get these videos out and to our brides for the holidays. Can't believe 2015 is almost wrapping up....just one more wedding Saturday for Carpe Diem until 2016. Thank you to all our brides for trusting us to preserve such an important day.
Now, on to Kaitlyn and Kyle. Seriously, I think I smiled the whole time I worked on this film. I just couldn't help it. This was SUCH a fun wedding and I LOVE how much these two love each other. Happy Turkey day to all of you!
Isn't this bride radiant!?!??? And be sure to check out her dress... it was her grandmother's dress and her mother wore it too. Love! I loved meeting with this bride and her mother. They were very sweet and their kindness and hospitality shine through. A big thank you to Randy Coleman for his referral. He is an amazing, fun photographer. We love working with him. http://www.randycolemanphotography.com/blog/tiffany-brett-oklahoma-wedding-photographer-oak-tree-golf-and-country-club/
Well, Jared did it again with his editing magic! This just goes to show we don't need to be at your event all day to get great footage you will cherish. This video represents five hours of coverage.
This beautiful couple and their gorgeous wedding day have been on my mind lately since I recently met with Taylor's twin (and I mean tw-win), Jordan and his seriously adorable (and fellow Chi Omega) Kylie. I am soooooo excited about this wedding! Jared had a great time filming this one with our friend and college, photographer Randy Coleman. I mean, seriously, how attractive is this couple, right? And so obviously in love. Congrats Brene' and Taylor! And thank you for having us as part of your wedding day.
Santa came to the Keester house in full force. We had a wonderful Christmas with love, joy, family, and a few trains/cars/trucks, etc. I must admit feeling quite blessed when I looked around at my home filled with people I love and people who love my children. And, if you have been to an event at our house before, you would know there will. be. toasts.... and crying. I come from a long line of toast givers and share the joy of raising a glass to those I hold dear. Anyway... as for the business...woah, can you say inquiry season? So many inquiries, so little time. Again, so blessed! Such a great problem for our little business.
Ok! This is a fun group. Seriously, we had such a good time laughing with Jacy and her family/friends. This couple is full of joy and full of love. I just feel honored to have been part of such a great wedding with such great people. I hope you will enjoy.
Well, it is that time of year! Love is in the air. Seems like every day my facebook page blows up with another couple's engagement. And, as a wedding professional, I have to say, I LOVE it. The inquiries are rolling in and we are quickly booking our 2015 season... 2015. That sounds crazy, right? Crazy as in, when I was a child I really thought I would have a hover board like Marty McFly. But, alas, I have a mini-van. (Jared says it is a sexy, soccer mom SUV-Minivan hybrid, but lets call a spade a spade, you know?)
Well, as I have been meeting brides this season a question that often arises is "Can I get all I want out of the basic package?" And, in most cases, the answer is yes. So, here is an example of a wedding where the basic package was the perfect amount of coverage...And, obviously, Jared nailed it.
Hey guys! It's Lauren. Jared is in full swing of being a high school teacher and grading papers, so I have taken over the correspondence part of the business, meeting with the clients and handling the paperwork. In a way, this is a reversion back to the way we used to do things, before I got bogged down with grad school. Anyway, it has been really fun! I love meeting with potential brides and discussing all the details of their wedding day!
Our little boy Jude turns 3 this week! I simply cannot believe it. It seems like only yesterday Jared and I were getting married and considering what it would be like to be parents one day. Now we are blessed with two crazy boys who fill our life with love, laughter, oftentimes frustration, and fun. And between all that, we also film people's weddings!
Thank you to Rylee and Travis for having us as part of your wedding day. Wow! You have a TON of family and friends. This was a lively and cheerful crowd, and it was so evident how excited everyone was for the couple. I love the love in this one. (And, I got to go to Enid for the first time... I do love seeing every corner of this state!) Enjoy!
My dear friends Jacqueline and Keystone are getting ready to have a baby, and Jared and I could not be more excited. We simply LOVE these two. We actually left our house on a Saturday night...yes, babysitter and all... and shared an evening with these two and some other friends and new acquaintances, to celebrate the newest member of their family, due to be arriving before we know it.
As we celebrate, I cannot help but to be reminded how much fun this wedding was and how evident Jacqueline and Keystone's connection is. Their love is bright. And it is wonderful to be near it. So, in honor of these two (who always have us laughing) I thought I would post this video. I know it is a long video, but the dancing at the end is for sure worth a viewing. (And there are several cameo shots by yours truly- wink)
Thanks for visiting our new webpage! It is only fitting to blog this first wedding of 2014 on our new blog page with such an amazing couple. You can see from this video this bride and groom are so sincere. I love the groom's reaction when he reads the letter from his bride.
Thank you to Lauren and Bray for having us be a part of your big day. We really enjoyed meeting your family and friends. This was a TRULEY fun wedding. (As evidenced by this video.) Enjoy!