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!  

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.  

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

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.  

Elie + Aaron

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

Jennifer + Michael

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!  


Lauren + Matt (Part Two)

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,'

Lauren


Jordan + Phillip

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.  

Megan + Nathan (Part Two) "Cruse Cruise"

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