Laura & Gregory’s Wedding at Asbury United Methodist Church – Tulsa
Ken and Barbie got married this summer. Er… I mean, Greg and Laura got married this summer. But comeon… Laura with her long golden locks and bombshell body and Greg with his classic good looks… its a little Ken and Barbie-esque. This wedding was awesome! Laura has been a bridesmaid a ton of times and had been in weddings that I photographed, so I was thrilled when she hired me to shoot her wedding. Because she was practically a professional bridesmaid and had been to so many weddings, she had very specific ideas of what she wanted – and the main idea was laid back! In fact, the reception didn’t have any formalities (with the exception of a quiet cake cutting). No bouquet and garter, dancing, etc. It was just a time for her guests to eat, drink, and enjoy visiting! Totally unlike something we’ve done, but it was perfect for them!
I have to give a shout out to Julie, Laura’s matron of honor. The girl has been in a number of my weddings as well and is just so stinkin’ helpful on the wedding day. Plus she’ll jump on the bed with the bride if you ask her to.
So what if April and I had our own little portrait session with the shoes? Don’t judge. They were fabulous.
Again the importance of 2 photographers – my perspective on the left, April’s on the right.
These two are just so cute together!!
This picture SLAYS me!!! Its one of my favorite pictures I’ve taken all year!!
Of course following through with the laid back wedding, Laura let her girls all pick out a black dress. It worked out great that half did a long dress and the other half did short.
I’m quite partial to weddings at Asbury, because this is where I got married. They also used the same minster that married Paddycakes and me.
Another shot that I LOVE!! I think its really great when a couple does their grand exit from the church. You still have all of your guests there and you’re still fresh looking!
The reception was at the IDL Ballroom downtown so we had to stop for a few downtown portraits.
So this wedding I had the most past brides I’ve ever had at a wedding. I photographed all of these ladies’ weddings! I love my job.
Laura and Greg, you guys know I adore you. I’m so excited for your future together and all the wonderful times ahead! Congrats again!!
Josalyn & Jesse’s Dresser Mansion Wedding
Josalyn and Jesse got married in September at Dresser Mansion. Although I don’t get to photograph that often at Dresser anymore, its one of my favorite venues! The light is just divine and it’s was also a perfect backdrop for the style of wedding Jesse and Josalyn had! The day was awesome, pretty much flawless, and lots of fun! Josalyn comes from a multicultural family who love to have a good time!
Jesse’s brother, Cody Johnson, is an amazing photographer and a dear friend of mine from college so I was so honored that he sent Jesse and Josalyn my way for their wedding. I just wanted to give him a big public “Thank You”.
All florals by the amazing Bridal Garden.
Oh hello sexy “getting ready” photo!
The bride and her sisters…The gorgeousness just does not stop in this family!!
Bride’s makeup by Ashlee Bivins
This little guy took his job of Ring Security pretty seriously. Such a cutie!!
She is just divine!!
Cake by Ann’s Bakery!
An adorable couple and a classic car are one of my very favorite combinations.
Congrats again to Josalyn and Jesse! I loved getting to know y’all better and having the honor of photographing your wedding! It was really lovely!
Amy’s Bridal Session – Ambassador Hotel Tulsa & Philbrook
You guys, its so stinkin’ hard to photograph a beautiful bridal session then have to keep it secret till after the wedding! I get so excited after a bridal session and then I’m forced to sit on them for a few weeks or sometimes a few months. But its worth the wait. Amy is a gorgeous bride and she got married on Friday at Philbrook. We did most of her session at Philbrook, but ran over to the Ambassador Hotel for a few indoor images. Take a look!
Hair and Makeup by the fabulous Ashlee & Heather at Primp!
Jennifer’s Glamorous Bridal Pictures
Jenn & Jimmy were married on Saturday so I’m finally free to show off her bridal portraits! Y’all know I love me a bridal session, and then one was just extra fun! For her session I wanted to do something a bit more dramatic than usual, and Jenn was more than willing to help me out with that! We chose Philbrook, as usual, for her session. But we decided to most of the session indoors. Take a look at what we got!
This one is totally my fave! Love it!!
***Philbrook indoors is always an option for a session, but they do charge a fee to photograph there. There are no free venues that we can photograph indoors in the Tulsa area. The venues charge anywhere from $50 – $400 for a session. But they are well worth it if you’re wanting something different.***
Morgan & Paul: Married – St. John’s Episcopal Church Tulsa
Brace yourselves for gushing. There could be an onslaught.
Morgan and Paul…. I love these people. I love their families. I love their bridal party. I’ve got nothing but love love love. They are such wonderful people and photographing their wedding was pure joy for me!!
M&P got married on a gorgeous August day at St. John’s Episcopal. It had been years since I had gotten to photograph there and its just one of my favorites. Its so classically beautiful, so I had to make sure I got lots of dramatic lovely shots indoors. We later scooted over to the German American Society for their reception.
It was just a wonderful day. Have I said that yet? Here’s some photos to prove my point.
Both shots by April. We were loving the stain glass that day!
Love Morgan’s mama, Kimberly! They have a really sweet relationship. You’ll see a few pictures in this blog of those mama emotions. (I’m a sucker for a crying picture!)
How cute is Paul? He was a little bit nervous and I love the big tears in Morgan’s eyes right before he turned around. Chills.
Love him, right?!?! Can you even believe that expression?! Take note grooms! I actually couldn’t see his reaction (the top one is April’s shot) because I was photographing Morgan’s reactions. So when I saw this photo I about fell over! Love it. And I also love that big tear running down Morgan’s face.
Morgan’s makeup was done by Tulsa Bridal Beauty. It was really lovely and suited her perfectly!
I told you, we were kinda obsessing over the stained glass.
Moments before Morgan walked down the aisle.
I just had to post this picture because its so Paul and it just cracks me up! Pretty sure he was batting down the bubbles. He’s crazy.
Such a fun group!!
Best first dance ever!! Seriously. It was elegant and lovely….
…and then they ended it with a lift a la Dirty Dancing. The whole crowd went completely nuts. It was fantastic and flawless!
They were pretty proud of themselves for pulling it off. And rightfully so!
Oh this image just gets me. A mama watching her husband and little girl dancing. This sort of things has always made me teary, but even more-so now that I have a daughter myself.
So many times at wedding receptions its easy for couples to get separated when they start mingling. But these two stuck pretty close to one another the whole time. Very sweet.
Oh what was that you were wondering? Is the light yummy at German American Society? The answer is yes. Yes it is.
Hugo, with Lion’s Road DJ, really got the party going! It was also a really fun crowd that was ready to dance. That helps. (BTW, Hugo is also responsible for the dance lessons and choreography that turned into that awesome first dance!)
Morgan and Paul I so appreciate you guys and I can’t tell you enough how great your wedding day was. Thank you for letting me be a part of it!