Category Archives: Wedding

Sam + Cole = Hensley : Stillwater Oklahoma Wedding Photographer

Know what I did for my birthday this year?  I spent it with these two and it was so much fun.  It was an absolutely beautiful day, filled with fun and laughs and tons of love.  Also, those maple bacon cupcakes? YUMMY!

Sam and Cole, thank you so much for choosing me to document your special day.  I’ll always think of you guys on my birthday!

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Madison and Taylor : Joplin Missouri Wedding Photographer

I can’t believe Madison is married! She is the daughter of some close friends and I have watched her grow up and it’s just WEIRD that she and her best friends are all married now. Does that mean I’m old? Let’s not talk about that.

Madison and Taylor were married in Joplin earlier this month and it was a perfect JoMo day for a wedding. Their bridal party was full of awesome people who I love working with which made it just that much more fun. Plus, there were tons of friends at the wedding. It was basically like a big huge reunion and I got to take pictures of it. Lucky me!

Here are some of my favorites from the day!

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Taylor + Brad : Stillwater Oklahoma Wedding Photographer

As I get older, and my children get older, I start having the honor of documenting events for people I’ve watched grow up. Like the recent maternity/birth/newborn pictures for someone who I still think of as a high schooler. Senior pictures for children I changed diapers for. Engagement and wedding sessions for girls who I remember admiring when they were in the youth group at church, and praying my own daughters would grow to be strong followers of Christ just like these young ladies. (I’m talking about you Macy, Hadley and Madison!)

This wedding though? This one is REALLY close to home.

Taylor and my Madilee have been friends for years. Through the awkward middle school and junior high years, through their love of music and Jesus…all the way through to when Taylor met Brad in their chorale class junior year and Madi knew it was serious. She was right, and I had the absolute pleasure of getting to capture this special day for the two of them. I’m always emotional during a wedding but when my own daughter is the Maid of Honor and the bride is someone who has been a part of my own life, I tend to get extra emotional.

Taylor and Brad had a beautiful winter wedding in January. The day was perfect and Taylor looked just stunning. Brad wasn’t so bad himself!

I wish you both the absolute best in love and life!

 

Some of the pocket squares on the guys suits came already folded and in place.  Some did not.  It was an issue.

 

I’m serious, y’all.  I can’t tell you how many smart phones had “how to fold a pocket square” videos going on in this room.  In the end, we just kinda smashed ‘em in there.  Totally worked.  heehee

 

Taylor and Brad opted to skip the “first look” and not see each other before the ceremony.  They did however, exchange letters and pose for a few “not-a-first-look-but-as-close-as-we-can-get” pictures.

 

Eek!  It’s almost show time!

 

Best reaction to seeing his bride EVER!  Wouldya just look at that genuine excitement!

 

You guys.  Although he went to school in Stillwater, Brad is somehow a big OU fan.  (Let’s not hold that against him though cause he truly is a great guy!)  Anyway, he loves red velvet cake so Taylor had the caterer make Brad’s OU groom’s cake an ORANGE velvet cake.  As you can see, although Taylor is about to bust out laughing,  it took Brad a second to figure out.  Once he does he isn’t all that happy, as evidenced by the “Not cool, not cool at all” face he’s got going on.  It was pretty much awesome.

 

This guy could DANCE!

 

This guy…not so much.  (Love ya Cole!  ;) )

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