Honey & Shawn’s Dresser Mansion Wedding
How in the world have I never blogged these images?? I just adore this wedding! Honey and Shawn had the sweetest little intimate wedding at Dresser Mansion. I LOVE shooting at Dresser and this wedding was just perfect. Of course I believe the pictures will speak for themselves so I’ll let them do their job.
All these incredible details, of course, by April Nienhuis.
Despite Shawn’s GQ abilities in front of the camera, he’s a total ham and completely hilarious. This is more of his true self.
Nikki & Brad’s Five Oaks Wedding
Nikki and Brad live out of town and won’t get to see their wedding photos until this weekend, so I thought it was high time I gave them a sneak peek! They’ve been oh so patient having to wait till they could make it in town, but I’m sure they’re super anxious to see them.
In February, I heard through a local photography forum that a bride’s photographer had backed out of shooting their wedding (I’d like to say this is uncommon – it is not) and were needing a new photographer with less than a month out from their wedding. I felt really badly for this unknown bride, but didn’t know any further details. The next day, I got a call from my friend Rene with Mom and Me Events, and turns it out it was her client that needed a photographer. I was available so I jumped at the chance to get the honor of photographing this couple’s wedding. Well, as you’ve guessed by now, it was Nikki and Brad. I immediately clicked with Nikki when I met her and knew the wedding day would be fabulous. She is all about the glitz and sequins and those are just things I can totally get behind! The blingier the better! (ya like that? “Blingier”™) So even though we only had a short month to get to know each other before the big day, I knew we were a good match.
Kate Spade wedges with sparkle? Yes please.
Love this getting ready shot that April took.
Oh this flowergirl. This child was darling and oh so photogenic!
It seems like when I’m photographing at Five Oaks, there’s a new baby sheep. This is actually a shot of April’s and it just kills me that Hector the sheep its such an important part of the photo.
I told you so.
Nikki had her 2 brothers walk her down the aisle. It was such a sweet moment.
Fun fact: The guy that married Nikki and Brad is Don Bell. Who happens to be one of my favorite people around and definitely my favorite father of the bride, ever. (I’ve photographed all 3 of his daughters’ weddings.) I found out shortly after meeting Nikki, that Brad’s family goes way back with the Bell family.
The ringbearer couldn’t quite make it to the end of the reception. Poor little guy, its hard work bearing rings.
After 16 years of photographing weddings, its rare for me to have a “first” anymore. But a grand exit via a helicopter was a new one for me. I quickly learned just how powerful those helicopter blades are when you’re trying to hold a camera steady. (Let’s just say that watching April and me holding a camera and a giant light while trying not to get knocked off our feet would have made for a hilarious video – luckily everyone had their eyes on the helicopter itself)
Tulsa Boudoir Photography Special
It’s been way too long since we’ve had a boudoir special so I thought April would be the perfect month for one! We love love love boudoir photography and love the opportunity of photographing women at whatever stage in life they are. No… you don’t have to be tiny or 22 years old to do these sessions. (In fact, my average client is a size 12-18 and over 35.) It’s about celebrating YOU. And in the meantime, you get an awesome gift for your love!!
Call the studio at 918.488.6180 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get your appointment set!
Jenna & Nate’s Wedding: St. Pius + Sky Loft
I’m finally getting to blog Jenna and Nate’s beautiful wedding! I kind of adore this family. I photographed Jenna’s older sister’s wedding, and her older, older sister’s daughter’s newborn photos. (did I lose ya there?) So we have a history.
We started the day off at Philbrook for their portraits and first look, then headed off to their ceremony. They basically had 90% of my all time favorite
vendors friends working on this wedding. So the day was extra fun! Take a look at their links, along with their wedding video from PenWeddings, below.
Ceremony Venue: St. Pius Catholic Church
Reception Venue: Sky Loft
Wedding Coordinator: Erica Weddings
Stationery: Paper Girl
DJ/Emcee: Zach Downing Productions
Cakes: Ann’s Bakery
Caterer: Ludger’s Catering
Makeup Artist: Faccia Bella
Florist: Bridal Garden
Rentals: Party Pro
Transportation: Vintage Wedding Rides
Lighting: Empire Lighting
Mary & John’s Wedding at Trinity Episcopal
Mary and John were married last fall and they quickly became some of our very favorite clients ever!! Mary has sooo much personality and is an absolute delight to be around, and John is just as charming. They had a small and intimate wedding at Trinity Episcopal in Tulsa, where they met. They were surrounded by their closest loved ones and it was just such a happy day. They had a morning ceremony followed by a champagne brunch where their main goal was celebrating and visiting with their guests. I loved that their focus was so clearly directed on what they wanted their wedding day to be about. I could gush about these two and their special day literally for hours. We just fell in love with them.
Mary’s best friend of decades was her attendant, and one of her daughter’s escorted her down the aisle.
John was so dapper in his tuxedo!
Venue: Trinity Episcopal Church
Makeup Artist: Tulsa Bridal Beauty
Catering: Ludger’s Catering
Cake: Ludger’s Bakery
Florist: Toni’s Flowers
Dress: Wish Bridal
Rentals: Party Pro
Stationery: You’re Invited