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!
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
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!
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!
Well, I had intended to post this last week, but that was before our family came down with some gnarly cold. Everyone was coughing and no one was sleeping. And, poor Jared, who had the shortest bought of it, got to play nurse-maid to everyone else. Anyway, one week and about 40 clorox wipes later, here we are.
Thank you again to Lauren and Matt! We soooo enjoyed working with you and your family! We wish you the best in all you do! May you have a long, happy marriage!
Seize the 'good stuff,'
Did you know Carpe Diem films proposals?!?? Well, we do! And, it is sooooo much fun! I love the planning, the surprise. The letter from Aaron to Elie's father, well....it will choke anyone up. We are so excited to be a part of this fun, adorable couple's upcoming nuptials in Dallas! And, it's right around the corner. So, in honor of all those Valentines proposals and all the love in the air this weekend... enjoy. - Lauren
As Jared and I were putting the finishing touches on Lauren and Matt's wedding video last night (I know, I know...it is a criminal offense to not watch the Superbowl... but, we are just not in to football. We did watch the final episode of The Knick, season 2...and... AH-MAZING...but, I digress), I was reminded how sweet and sincere their our story was.
I hope they look back on this video from time to time and are reminded of who they were when they got married...all the hope and joy and purpose and anticipation the beginning of a marriage brings.
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
Tulsa, Here we come! I tell you what, we just had the BEST time with this group! (Even though they were actively rooting against my OSU Cowboys-wink-I guess we will forgive them). And, I just cannot say enough about this beautiful new venue and its lovely owners. Everyone go check it out at http://www.spainranch.com/ .
Megan and Nathan, thank you for all the laughs and fun times at your wedding (and while editing your awesome honeymoon footage-- part two to come later). We truly enjoyed it!