Rink Wedding {March 19, 2017}

Meet the new Mr. and Mrs. Rink! They got married at Festivities Event Center in El Reno, Oklahoma, on a beautiful March day. Their venue used to be a post office in 1915, then it was converted into an event center in the early 2000s. It was a neat location. This wedding was dreamy! From the venue, to the dress, to the decorations– I love how everything was put together. My favorite part of their wedding was before the grand exit, Tim and Chelsea had a “last dance.” The guests went outside for the exit and they had a private dance before the wedding was over. It was sweet! Thanks Tim and Chelsea for letting me photograph your big day!

Here are some photos from the wedding:

Venue: Festivities Event Center | Flowers: Capitol Hill Florists + Sam’s Club | Hair: Tanya Langley | Makeup: Victoria Gaskins | Cake: Mandi Dembowski | DJ: Tisha Alexander (Lyrical Sounds DJ Services) | Bride + Bridal Party Dresses: David’s Bridal | Groom + Groomsmen’s Tuxedos : Men’s Wearhouse

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The Atchley Family {December 4, 2016}

Meet the Atchley family! I can’t even begin to explain how adorable this family is; I’ll let the photos show you. Before we get into that, I just have to mention that little Emma LOVES leaves (a girl after my own heart). Her face lit up when she saw them. It was so precious! So of course I had to add a few of her and leaves. Thanks Atchley family for letting me take your family photos!

Here are some photos from the shoot:

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John + Briana {November 30, 2014}

This lovely couple is John and Briana! I met both of them through our college ministry. We all have the same type of humor, so they are always fun to be around. For their shoot we went to my favorite park in Tulsa. Even though it was the end of November and I thought most of the trees would be bare, I was quite surprised to see that they weren’t. It made a great backdrop for the shoot. John and Bri made funny faces at each other or laughed most of the photo shoot. I love the candidness of the photos! Thank you guys for the fun shoot! I can’t wait to photograph your wedding in May!

Here are some photos from the shoot:
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The Williams Family {November 1, 2014}

Say hello to the Williams family! You may recognize Abby and Nickolas, I photographed their wedding last November. For the Williams’ shoot we went to one of my favorite parks in Tulsa. It was a chilly 30 degrees outside that morning, but the Williams family powered through the cold and don’t look too cold. They also brought their Aussie, Zeke, and he was such a good puppy because there were plenty of squirrels to chase. Though toward the end of the shoot, he was done posing and wanted to give kisses to everyone. Pictures below. Thanks Williams family for the lovely morning! I love how the photos turned out.

Here are some photos from the shoot:

 

Behind the scenes:

Zeke just wanted to give everyone kisses during this part of the shoot. Can you blame him?

 

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Daniel + Abbey {October 16, 2014}

Meet Daniel and Abbey! I went to elementary, middle and high school with Abbey. I bet I could dig up some really good old photos of us…but I won’t. I was delighted when Abbey asked me to photograph her wedding. Originally Abbey wanted a bridal shoot instead of an engagement shoot, but we ended up not being able to do the bridal shoot. I am happy we ended up doing an engagement shoot because look how adorable they are! Daniel and Abbey were one of the most laid back couples I’ve ever photographed. Thanks Daniel and Abbey for the great photo shoot! Stay tuned for photos from their wedding.

Here are some photos from the shoot:

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Albuquerque + International Balloon Fiesta

The beginning of October a few of my best friends went on a road trip to visit one of our dear friends Sarah. After graduation, Sarah moved out to ABQ to work for a church that we do missions with. How cool! We strategically planned to visit during the weekend of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. It was a surreal experience seeing hundreds of hot air balloons fill up the sky. I’d definitely recommend going.

Our first half day in ABQ we had some time to kill, so we went and found Walter White’s house from the show Breaking Bad. The family who owns the house has lived there for more than 30 years. Note all the NO TRESPASSING signs. They were serious about it.

We also found Jesse Pinkman’s house (supposedly). My friends Sarah and Callista were a little excited.

We got to the fairgrounds for the mass ascension at 4 a.m. It was so worth it despite being a little cold and tired. This shot was before sunrise.

The Sandia mountains before sunrise.

Right before the mass ascension

Finally the mass ascension!

Marshall Wallace {September 27, 2014}

This handsome fellow is Marshall. I took Marshall’s sister, Emily, senior photos when she graduated from high school in 2011. Little did I know I’d be contacted by the Wallace family again for Marshall’s senior photos a few years later. For Marshall’s shoot, we roamed around downtown OKC, a place where I am still fairly unfamiliar with, even though I venture down there quite often. Luckily, his parents knew where some cool spots were and now I do too! Marshall was a natural poser and has such a genuine smile. Thanks Marshall and the rest of the Wallace clan for the fun and adventurous shoot. See you guys soon!

Here are some photos from the shoot:


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Absence + August Adventures

Hello all! I have been quite absent from the photography/blogging world recently. I took some time off from my business during the end of July and all of August because simply I was burned out. I was tired of photo shoots and constantly behind on editing. I practically had a photo shoot every weekend for the past year and a half. So I took a break and did some traveling. And let me tell you, I miss my job so much. So now that I am getting back into the swing of things, I thought I would show you some photos from my travels! I went of a girl’s road trip in the southwest with some of my very best friends. We visited Albuquerque, Phoenix, The Grand Canyon, Sedona, Flagstaff, and other places. It was such a blast. I am so in love with the southwest. My next trip I went on was to northern California with a friend. I saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time ever! AND we went to Yosemite National Park and it was absolutely breathtaking. Lastly, I took a trip to visit family in Pennsylvania. I didn’t take any photos there because I was too busy enjoying my time with the family.

Here are some photos from my travels!

Gallup, NM

Grand Canyon Views

Grand Canyon

Sedona, AZ

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

San Francisco, CA

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San Francisco-ish, CA

Yosemite

Yosemite

Yosemite

Yosemite

Yosemite

Half Dome, Yosemite

The Giant Sequoias,Yosemite

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Oakley & Morgan’s Engagement {June 28, 2014}

This newly engaged couple is Oakley and Morgan! Oakley and Morgan are both friends of mine through our college ministry. Oakley asked me to photograph their engagement, knowing that Morgan would want these photos. Good, good man. This was my first time photographing an actual engagement. It was so fun! I wore all black thinking I was going to hide in the trees, but little did I know that I would be in the sun room. But nether-the-less, I absolutely LOVE these photos.
Here are some photos from the shoot:

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Wehr Wedding {June 21, 2014}

This lovely couple is Cody and Kaylie! I met Kaylie in one of our college classes and then Cody at our college ministry. For their wedding they got married at their home church in Perkins, Oklahoma. Their wedding was so beautiful – a perfect summer wedding. My favorite part was Cody, who was emotional during the first look and the ceremony. Thanks Cody and Kaylie for letting me be a part of your big day!

Here are some photos from the wedding:


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