Sarah & Jack’s Philbrook Museum Wedding – Tulsa Photography
Sarah and Jack were married in November at Philbrook Museum of Art. This was actually a destination wedding in Tulsa! Sarah wanted some place centrally located between their home and their family’s homes. A simple Google search resulted in Philbrook. They had just their closest family and friends attending. I LOVE a small and intimate wedding, they’re just so wonderfully laid back. (don’t get me wrong, I also love a huge non intimate wedding!)
This wedding also produced my newest favorite wedding moment ever. Check below for the story.
You know I love me an emotional first look!
Love love love her bouquet! Is it not amazing?? Also, for brides wanting an outdoor wedding in cool weather, consider fleece blankets for the ceremony.
Um…. so can we talk about this flowergirl?? What an adorable little show stealer! She had us cracking up till the end of the night.
I love that with a small wedding you can all sit at a single table, family style.
Okay so are you ready for my new favorite wedding story? After 16 years photographing hundreds of weddings I have a LOT of memorable moments. Some good, Some bad, Most all hilarious after the fact. But this one takes the cake. After the main toasts, the mother of the bride opened up the floor for anyone who would like to say anything. This little lady below said she’d like to say something. Her mother told her to stand up on her chair so she could be heard. She stood quietly looking up and down then table, and she held everyone’s attention silently. She then raised her hand to her heart and started reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. Immediately the father of the groom popped up and joined her. Within seconds, the whole table was standing and reciting it together. (Thank Aunt Bethany from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation) It was just the cutest and funniest moment I’ve seen, maybe ever!
Congrats to Sarah and Jack! I was honored to be a part of your wedding day!!
Scott & Bonnie’s Bridal Fashion Shoot at the Illinois River
Every now and then we get to break the mold a little bit for a session. Not every bride is thrilled with the idea of climbing into a muddy river in their wedding gown, but it always produces amazing results when they are up for it! Bonnie and Scott eloped this spring and afterwards wanted to create some art to celebrate their wedding. Bonnie had seen a trash the dress session I photographed many years ago and knew she wanted one as well.
We chose the Illinois River for their location and we only had to dodge a few snakes. (okay, it was just a big stick, but it could have been a snake. 😉 ) Bonnie chose to invest in a custom designed album for this session and I’m so excited to get it completed! Here’s just a few of my favorites from their shoot!
The Bell Family – Philbrook Family Pictures
These folks are no stranger to my blog! They’re extra special to me because I photographed all 3 girls’ senior pictures, all 3 of their weddings, a number of family sessions for all of them. And now their family have grown even more this year: Two sweet as could be little baby boys.
Its always an honor to have a repeat client, but even more so when they’re just so darn loyal. Love Don and Lori and their sweet family!! Some of my favorites!!
Pansy & Ben’s Engagement Pictures in Downtown Tulsa
Its high time for this long overdue blog post! Ben and Pansy had such a cute engagement session in downtown Tulsa. These two both work downtown (we even used Pansy’s office for wardrobe changes and one of our locations) so it was only appropriate that its where we shot their portraits.
I love the relationship Ben and Pansy have. They’re incredibly laid back and they seem like they’ve been together for years and years. Couples like that are just a pleasure to work with!!
Heather & Brian’s New Year’s Eve Wedding at Sky Loft
Heather and Brian were married on New Year’s Eve at the Sky Loft Event Center in Tulsa. I’ve known Heather for a many years and am thrilled that she’s found the perfect man for her!
They had a fabulous NYE celebration complete with an aerialist/hoop dancer, jazz trio, champagne tower, and plenty of surprises throughout the evening. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves! (a list of their top notch vendors and their video from Redeemed Productions can be seen at the bottom of the post)
We did their first look in the lobby of the 1st Place Tower and then braved the cold for portraits in the streets of downtown Tulsa.
All of Heather’s bridesmaids wore Gatsby style dresses and furs! So fun!
The emotional ceremony was performed by Heather’s dad.
The bridesmaids and Heather surprised Brian with a singing and choreographed version of the final scene of Pitch Perfect. It was a huge hit!
No NYE wedding would be complete without a confetti cannon at the stroke of midnight!
Coordination / Design – Erica Weddings
Cinematography – Redeemed Productions
Venue – Skyloft at First Place Tower
Lighting – Integrity Lighting
DJ / MC – Zach Downing Entertainment
Florals – The Floral Touch
Cake – All Things Cake
Hair – Amber Wallace
Makeup – Lauren Sylvester
Coffee Bar – Topeca Coffee
Catering – Tiffany Poe