Hank and Brittany's lakeside wedding

This wedding was put together perfectly by Leslie Herring and her team. The reception tent was really amazing with all the florals by Poppy Lane They incorporated some really great small details, even down to the shotgun shell boutonnière. Infact that boutonnière was telling. Since the wedding, Hank and Brittany live a block from our studio and have become the owners of the rambunctious young bird dog puppy.  It looks like they are off to a fun start! 

Cole and Alli

Most of us who are married with kids have told the story of how we met many times, even to our own children. But after just 12 or so years, Katie and I have developed slightly different versions of how we met. I'm sure her's is the correct version, I have a terrible memory! The point is this, it's important to preserve the first chapter of your family story! We all know this, but how many of us are actually intentional about it? I'm always trying to encourage my couples to think about their engagement shoot as a way to remember the beginning stages of their relationship.

An engagement shoot can be so much more than just a chance to get dressed up and create some beautiful portraits in an stunning location. It can be both, really. I'm so glad Cole and Alli were able to see that. They took me to the EXACT spot they first met inside their high school. (seen below in black and white) We were able to shoot on the field where Alli cheered on Cole's baseball team and now they'll have those photos to go along with their stories someday. 

Brian and Cassidy

Sometimes it just isn't realistic to plan a wedding over the course of a year. Sometimes a family illness dictate that you have a wedding in 18 days! When you are on a shorter timeline, the wedding becomes more about who can be there and what the experience will be. Although still important, it becomes much less about what the wedding looks like. Brian and Cassidy were wise to hire Lindsay Gibson. She excels at not only making weddings look great, but making sure that no matter what the timeline is, the experience is a memorable one. I'm very fortunate to have been a part of this one! 

Brandon and Lindsie

Great memories from this weekend. These two families are a lot of fun and just wonderful to work with. I particularly liked the suit Brandon chose. He's a dapper fella. The soft greens of early Spring really came out nice on Fuji 400H. I shot a pretty even mix of Fuji color and Ilford Black and White film through Hasselblad on this wedding, with some digital images mixed in there as well.


One Frame

Josh and Leslie just seconds after their vows. I had a wonderful time with them in Seaside a couple weeks ago and was honored to shoot their home ceremony in Tulsa. More to come from these two awesome weekends!