Erin’s Bridal Session at The University of Oklahoma Campus

I always joke with Erin that she should try out for America’s Next Top Model. She laughs it off…but seriously, isn’t she stunning? She has this really classic look with a little bit of “fashiony” edge. We shot the Bridal Session at The University of Oklahoma campus where she and her fiance Sean spent many years. I am really looking forward to shooting their wedding in a couple of weeks at The Oklahoma Heritage Museum and can’t wait to post pictures of that amazing day.



Pinterest Is Changing The Way We Plan Our Weddings

I spend so much time on Pinterest that it is like a committed relationship. Maybe more like an unhealthy, dependent crush. But seriously, I’m a tad bit addicted. In my “Pinterest Fantasy World”, I have decorated my virtual living room a million times over in the most decadent interiors on the planet. Food? Yep, I have more recipes than Paula Deen and Martha Stewart combined. Fashionable Clothes? Check. (move over Anna Wintour). My virtual life even has a place for all of the exotic traveling I do including a five-star underwater hotel in Dubai and hot-air balloon rides over Africa.
And then there is the board titled, “Wedding Inspiration”. In all seriousness this is the one that means business. Gone are the days of dog-earring pages in a bridal magazine or making collages on a poster board. This is sophisticated and EASY! All of the details of your big day can be organized into categorically neat “boards.” One for dresses, one for cakes, another for flowers…and even photography. And as a wedding photographer, this is a god-send. The benefits can work two ways. First, a potential bride has an opportunity to see what personal style a photographer has before hiring them. And yes, this matters. The second way Pinterest is beneficial is for photographers to visually gain insight into the bride’s taste. The bride can even pin photographs with certain poses or props that they would like to see in their wedding photography. This is invaluable to a wedding photographer and helps ensure all of the expectations are met on the bride’s big day.
If you haven’t tried Pinterest yet…give it a whirl. You will be glad you did. I know I won’t be breaking up anytime soon.

Oklahoma Bridal Session

Jamie and I have been talking about a bridal session for almost a year now. When she got married, she was four months pregnant and while she looked lovely on her wedding day, she just didn’t have that many pictures in her dress. This is a common theme I hear among brides. The actual wedding day is so hectic, that often the bridal portraits get rushed or sometimes overlooked. So ladies, the lesson here is SCHEDULE A BRIDAL SESSION!!! Gone are the days of awkward posed shots were you look like a deer in the head lights. Today, we have the means to give you an amazing styled shoot that’s actually fun and relaxing. Some brides like to do these sessions before the wedding, which gives them a chance to do a test run before the big day. Other brides prefer to wait until after so they are not worried about anything happening to the dress. Either way, I highly recommend one of these sessions. Check out how AMAZING Jamie looks…