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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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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!
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
Here is Guy asking Maredith to spend the rest of their lives together! He even wrote his the song! From all of us, well done sir!
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!*****
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. :-)
These two crazy fun peeps got married last night! We had SOOOOOOOO much fun at this wedding, shooting with the oh-so-fun Randy Coleman and drinking limes. #tasteslikecollege I cannot wait to get started culling this footage. We got so much good stuff!
Jacy and Josh got our platinum package, which includes an 'our story.' We really love doing these 'our story' films because it provides us the opportunity to really get to know the couple before their wedding day. And, these two were just ADORABLE. Congrats, you two!
***Engagement photos in this video were taken by the wonderful Randy Coleman.****
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, man! It was soooo much fun (and a tiny bit terrifying) to capture this special moment in Robert and Paige's life! Terrifying because you don't want to mess up!!! And, I have to say, (phew) these photos turned out great! I mean, how could they not?!?? Just look at how cute and in love these two are!
Robert worked some magic to get the key to the top of the midtown plaza building! And (so genius) had all their friends across the way on the rooftop bar, BosoNova! Anyway, congrats to these two and happy wedding planning!
Seize the 'good stuff,'