I had the honor of second shooting this wedding with Sarah of Sarah Libby Photography at Will Rogers Park here in Oklahoma City. I am way behind on this post, as this wedding was this summer. However, I still wanted to share (and maybe dream of warm summer days while we browsing through the photos). Isn’t this dress so unique? It was even more stunning in person, as was the Bride if you can even believe that. A few of my favorites from Kelley and Colby’s day.
This Wedding. So many beautiful things fell perfectly into place on this sweet day. First of all, the couple. I didn’t get a chance to meet Ryan up until the week of their wedding, but you can tell upon first impression what a genuine, thoughtful, considerate person he is. And the way he looks at Lea. It gave me chills. She is the most down to earth, loving, girl and So. Much. Fun. to be around. Not exaggerating one bit. The most boring of tasks, she’ll have you rolling in laughter. I’ve never met someone quite like her and I don’t think I ever will again. She is truly an irreplaceable friend and to hear all of her bridesmaids talking, and crying, over the kind heart of this beautiful girl was a testament of the kind of person she is. I really can’t say enough good things about her. I was over the moon to be a part of her wedding.
Oh and speaking of that whole down to earth thing, there were MAJOR storms supposedly coming through starting, oh about the time her wedding started. Perfect, right?! Despite planning a beautiful beach wedding for months, she was now having to consider having everything, pictures, ceremony, and reception, all relocated indoors. Total opposite of the original plans. And it didn’t shake this girl. I overheard her saying that she’s not letting it ruin her day and she carried on just as happy as can be, not once getting upset. Turns out we didn’t get a single drop of rain the entire day! The radar showed a huge storm, just hovering in an area right south of where we were all day long. It never moved. I have been singing Mother Nature’s praises since then because if there were ever a time for her to pull through, this was it!
Florist: Bella Flora
Brand of Dress: Watters, Bridal Boutique of Lewisville, TX
So many things about this session make it awesome. First of all, gorgeous bride. That’s always a plus. Second, an amazing dress. I can’t not mention it. Third, we waited until after her wedding so she was totally relaxed about her dress, not afraid to get a little dirty! Fourth, a horse. And not only that, a horse that’s like a dog. Minus a little spook at the beginning, this horse was so easy going. At the end of the session, the owner of the horse walked him into the kitchen and let him have some water out of a cup. My dogs don’t even get to drink out of cups. The weather was not on our side, yet again, for Tamara. But, it managed to hold off until just the end before it started lightening and we were able to get some awesome images of not only Tamara, but her Groom that joined us too.
If you can’t tell how amazing Lauren is from these pictures, let me fill you in. The day before our shoot she was having flu like symptoms. Yuk. No one wants to get out of bed, much less in full hair, make-up and wedding dress and stand around in heels doing your best to look pretty when you have flu like symptoms. But Lauren did. And she did it well if you ask me! Spinning around in the middle of the road looks good on you Lauren!
Kaele makes my job TOO easy. Besides always seeming to know which look to work when, she is the most laid back, easy going bride ever. She completely trusted me when I suggested we do her Bridal Portraits in a downtown OKC alley full of graffiti. ‘Cause that’s where every Bride wants her photos taken, right?! We had a lot of fun playing with the colors behind her and the interesting graphics but then we headed to the Oklahoma State Fair for an even more interesting shoot.
You’d be surprised how many people saw a girl in a wedding dress, a girl with a camera, a friend in jean shorts and a t-shirt, no groom…and then asked her if she just got married. It was their first thought to assume that she had her wedding on a Wednesday at the fair regardless of missing the other main components in a wedding. You know, like the groom. And maybe bridesmaids or a bouquet or family. Not the most ridiculous question I’ve ever heard 523 times in one night, but just interesting to me that no one ever assumed she was just doing her bridal portraits there.