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!
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!
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!
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. :-)
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!
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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!