About a year ago now, I shot this cute little engagement session with Tyler and Vicky. Back then, I kind of knew Tyler through my husband Matt, and just barely knew Vicky because she played soccer at NSU. Since then, Matt and I moved down to the north Dallas area just 20 minutes from where Tyler and Vicky lived and they have become some of our funnest, closest friends here. Over the last 9 months, we’ve hung out with them numerous times and they even visited us in the hospital when sweet little Naomi was born. Having become such good friends, I couldn’t wait to shoot their wedding last October! Vicky had all along been sharing with me all the fun details about their day and I was so excited to get to be a part of it all. T & V – I absolutely love hanging out with you two! You all complement each other so well and your wedding day was nothing short of amazing and beautiful, not to mention extremely fun! Seriously, BEST. WEDDING. PARTY. EVER. I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard shooting the wedding party portraits before! So glad we’ve become such good friends :) Enjoy the favorites from your day!
This is Tyler surprising Vicky with the stunning diamond wedding band..
Husband and Wife!
Funnest. Reception. EVER.
This little wedding happened back in June last year, and frankly, I forgot to get it up here on the blog. So here are my favorites from Cody and Lacey’s big day!
Remember Seth & Mandy? Well, a couple months back they finally tied the knot. Their day was beautiful and full of smiles. Seriously, one of the funnest (is that even a word?), laid back couples I’ve ever worked with. Thank you guys for putting your complete trust in me for all your photos. You and your families ROCK! Here are my favorites from their day…
Seth and Mandy opted to see each other before the ceremony and planned in lots of time for photos of just the two of them…
Meet our precious baby girl, Naomi Claire…
She arrived exactly 1 month ago today by c-section and was 9 lbs 11 oz and 21.25 inches long!
As I’m sure you can understand, life has been a whirlwind since, hence the lack of blogging on my part. From c-section recovery to learning to breast feed (no, it’s not as natural as one might think!) to not getting more than 2 hours of sleep at a time, I have been trying to get the hang of this thing called motherhood. But, oh how much we are in love with this incredible gift from God! She is such a sweet and beautiful baby and I feel so much joy knowing I get to be her mother.
Here are some fun things she is doing:
-Always has to have her hands touching her face (even while she was in utero she did this!)
-LOVES to be held
-Makes really good eye contact
-Likes to be swaddled to sleep in her crib
-Gives the sweetest smiles :)
-Loves to fall asleep on Daddy’s chest
-Really likes bath time and the warm water
-Has great awake time after her mid-morning feeding
-Sleeps pretty good at night
-Gets fussy right before a feeding since we have to wake her up for them most of the time
-Could sleep all night if I let her
-Loves her car seat and falls asleep pretty much once she’s strapped in
-I just discovered that caffeine=BIG NO NO! I haven’t had any really since having her except for yesterday when I had a couple Dr. Peppers. She was fussy all night and all day so far today :( But this is not normal for her.
-Loves mommy and daddy’s kisses and even opens her mouth to kiss us back! :) I know, she’s probably just rooting, but I like to think she is trying to give us kisses :)
-Falls asleep eating most of the time and I have to almost constantly stimulate her with a cold, wet rag
Naomi is pretty much awesome ;) And I of course could not wait to get my camera on her!
Loooove those kissable cheeks of hers!
Stay tuned for the birth story, a few weddings and an engagement session I’ve yet to blog!
Michael and Lauren go way back. I mean, waaaaay back. To, like, elementary school. He played soccer with her older brother all the way through high school, but as far as Lauren was concerned, boys were gross. And especially her brother’s friends. It wasn’t until they reconnected during college at the University of Tulsa that they saw something special in each other. For Lauren, all of a sudden Michael had become this tall, dark, and handsome guy she couldn’t take her eyes off of. And according to Michael, seeing Lauren in a TU cheerleading uniform was all it took. Oh, and he liked the fact that she loved animals :). After dating for 4.5 years, they finally said ”I do” in front of their closest friends and family at the beautiful McBirney Mansion in Tulsa. Thank you all so much for allowing me to capture one of the best days of your lives! Enjoy the favorites… Lauren, you look stunning in this set! Michael and Lauren were all smiles for their first look! And even though it was blazing hot outside, we got some great shots of just the two of them.. Oh my goodness, the ring bearer and flower girl were just too cute! One of Lauren’s brothers played and sang as their father walked her down the aisle…how sweet is that?! Love this photo of them after they are announced husband and wife!
Just a couple weeks ago I posted the awesome bridal session I had with Brittany. And when it came to the wedding, this girl went above and beyond!
Wyatt goofed around with his groomsmen. And to be honest, I think it took him longer to get ready… :)
They opted for a First Look which gave us plenty of time for photos around the Eagle Bluff resort..
She even had a kids table! Who even thinks of that?! Brilliant…
If I could choose an ideal looking bride, Brittany would be it…
Her vintage look was absolutely breathtaking, especially in this field! Her dress was stunning, the birdcage veil was perfect, makeup was flawless, hair was amazing, and the shoes were super cute and comfy (flats! I wish I would have worn flats on my wedding day!) Brittany was everything I could have hoped to photograph that day, and the weather was perfectly overcast as well!
You’ve probably seen this red chair in some of my other sessions…I just love how it brings a pop of color to the photos!
In the middle of March in Oklahoma, everything is still pretty much dead. But when I spotted this patch of bright green grass, I just had to use it in the session! I love how these next few turned out…
Favorite image from the session…Brittany, you are gorgeous!