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!  

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 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.  

Styled Shoot

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! 

Maredith + Guy

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!

Jacy + Josh (Part Two)

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!*****

Hello, World! The Birth of Luke Samuel

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,'

Lauren Keester

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


Lauren + Matt (Part One)

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. 


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.