Category Archives: Wedding

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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Matt and Kim : Loveland Colorado Wedding Photographer

In a very small ceremony, in their yard in Loveland, my brother and his girlfriend exchanged handwritten vows.  It was intimate and honest, officiated by my niece Lucy with my nephew Jackson serving as ring bearer.  Yes, apparently in Colorado you don’t have to have an officiant.  Matt and Kim planned to simply exchange vows but then decided that Lucy would make a splendid officiant so she stepped in.  And let me tell you, she was splendid indeed.

Congratulations Matty and Kim.  I love you and am so grateful that I was able to be there for this occasion.

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Jennifer and Sean : Stillwater Oklahoma Wedding Photographer

Jennifer and Sean were married last month in a beautiful ceremony. I often get teary during ceremonies. I can’t help it, I’m a crier. This one really got me though. It was the part when the groom presented the bride’s daughter with a necklace and they prayed and included her in the ceremony. Gah. I’m all weepy just thinking about it now. It was so touching.

I’m so glad I was able to be a part of this special day. Watching Jennifer and Sean together was so neat. She has complete joy on her face in just about every image I captured and it’s obvious that he feels the same. I predict many many years of happiness for these two.

Congratulations Mr and Mrs O’Grady!

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