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Amy & Brandon: Married – Philbrook Wedding Photography

Posted on: Mar 14

If y’all only know the backlog of gorgeous weddings I’m sitting on that need to be blogged, you’d reach through your screen and slap me. 2014 was an AMAZING year for weddings and every time I look at one I feel all warm and fuzzy and then feel extreme guilt for not blogging them. So, I’m just pulling one and diving in
I love Amy and Brandon. And I love Amy’s mom, Regina. I hear all this stuff about bridezillas and momzillas, but I am lucky enough to almost always avoid those types. I form such a tight bond with my brides and their mamas that I seriously miss them after their weddings. This was just a perfect wedding. It was at Philbrook (and we all know I’m a super fan of anything at Philbrook) and it was a very small, intimate wedding. I love a big wedding, but sometimes a small wedding just melts me. The weather tried to freak out on us and rained and was pretty cold for early October. I encouraged Amy to keep the wedding outdoors because at a venue like Philbrook, you should utilize it as much as possible. I’m glad she did.
There’s just so much yumminess that I should probably just button up and get to the photos. :)

Shot by April.

It might be a bit hard to see here, but in Amy’s shoes it had her and Brandon’s name and wedding date on it.

Do you see why I never get tired of this place??

Love these sweet moments.

Amy and Brandon included a sand ceremony and also a blessing with Brandon’s daughter.

The first kiss of a wedding is of course wonderful, but the second after is usually my favorite. You can’t beat the look on Amy’s face.

Love. Love love love.

 Seriously Amy and Brandon (and Regina ;) ) I could gush about you guys all day long! Your wedding was just amazing and you need to come see me and hang out with me cause I miss your faces!!

Venue: Philbrook Museum of Art
Hair & Makeup: Primp
Flowers: French Bouquet
Gown: JJ Kelly
Bridesmaids Dresses: JJ Kelly
Accommodations: Ambassador Hotel

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Top 3 Reasons Tulsa Wedding Society Gives Back is Awesome!

Posted on: Mar 02

   One of my favorite events of the whole year is the Tulsa Wedding Society Gives Back Auction. Every year we choose a local charity and auction off our services and all the proceeds go to that particular charity. Last year we were able to raise over $15,000 for the Little Light House. This year our charity of choice is the Lindsey House, an organization that provides help for homeless women and children.

Here are my top 3 reasons why this event is ridiculously fun!!
1) Its a great night out for a bride or groom to be! Your ticket purchase gets you a fabulous meal along with wine, beer, and champagne. The auction is a lot of fun to be a part of and there’s something there for literally every budget!
2) The items you purchase and your ticket are tax deductible! What other opportunity will you have to get a wedding coordinator, a DJ, and a photographer where you can actually write them off?! This is pretty unique. I’ve had numerous brides do a significant amount of their wedding shopping at this event and were able to use it as tax write off. You just can’t beat that! Plus, if you get a VIP ticket, you’ll walk away with a swag bag that’s full of goodies!
3) You’ll be able to bid on a boudoir session from moi! This isn’t some mini boudoir session! Primp Hair and Makeup will be doing your hair and makeup, then you’ll have a fabulous and fun 1 hour boudoir session with me, and you’ll get a 20 page 8×8 leather album of your images to gift to your honey on your wedding day! This is one of the largest packages being auctioned at a retail value of $1215. And you don’t have to be a bride to bid on it! If you’ve been thinking about a boudoir session, this is worth the price of admission!

Purchase your tickets here. Can’t wait to see you all there!

Here’s a few pictures from last year’s event, and a sampling of the boudoir pictures.

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Liz’s Bridal Session – The Mayo Hotel

Posted on: Nov 17

Okay I admit it, I have a flare for the dramatics. Its not always a good thing, but I think it has translated into my photography. And by golly, I like it. The great thing about it, is that the girls I photograph get it, and they come to me to bring out their dramatic and sexy side. Liz gets it – and I love her for it. I have photographed her in the past, so when she got engaged I was so excited to hear from her! She had a small destination wedding, but I got the privilege of photographing her engagement and bridal session.
When we talked about her bridal session, we were on the same page about what the images should look like. And the Mayo was just the perfect backdrop. Her Veronica Lake/ Old Hollywood look worked perfectly there. I should shut up and just let you look at pictures. She’s such a gorgeous woman and I’m in love with these pictures!!

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Micayla’s Senior Pictures – Tulsa Senior Photographer

Posted on: Nov 05

…and now for something completely different! I don’t get the opportunity to photograph high school seniors very often. Not that I don’t enjoy them – I really, really do! In fact, I used to focus primarily on senior pictures. So for the handful of seniors that I get to photograph, I just have a blast with them! They’re always so up for something next and exciting and are really into the whole experience.
Micayla is a dream to photograph. A dream, I tell ya! Obvi she’s ridiculously beautiful, but she’s also a bit of a jock. So we did half her session in downtown Tulsa, then went out a few weeks later to the softball field at Victory Christian School. Take a look!

I actually rescheduled the softball field session once because it was grey and cloudy outside and I knew that for what I wanted, I needed it to be bright and sunny. It was totally worth the wait. The skies were amazing that night!!

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Whitney & Keith’s Philbrook Engagment Session

Posted on: Nov 04

Whitney and Keith are getting married next May and they’ve chosen me to be their photographer. How do I get so lucky to photograph such good looking people?! And they’re super fun to be around and genuinely nice people. So its just makes me job way too easy!
I knew I would love photographing them, but after this session I seriously can’t wait for their wedding. Its just going to be one for the books!

Philbrook in the fall, people… it just doesn’t get any prettier.

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