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.
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!
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,'
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.
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
Thank you to everyone for your kind words regarding the photos (published earlier) of Hopie's Birth Story. I've never really considered myself much of a photographer; I just like taking photos of my kids...but, obviously, photography and videography share a basic core knowledge about using light and sharing a narrative. But, my medium of choice for birth story's is video, and, I think you will see why...
(Make sure the HD is on by clicking the "HD" in the bottom right hand corner.)