Nikki and Blake’s Summer Wedding at Sparrow

Nikki and Blake had a really special 10 person wedding at Sparrow July 7, 2020. They were the first couple to take advantage of our “Mini Wedding” package offered by these fantastic Stillwater professionals: Garden Party Florist, Glo Salon, Shake Rattle and Roll, I Think So Cakes, and Sparrow! Nikki and Blake’s children had roles in the sand ceremony and vows during the wedding, along with cutting the cake as a family and signing the marriage license. The ceremony was live-streamed so that more family and friends could watch without being there in person. Everything needed for a beautiful and memorable wedding fit perfectly in 3 hours! With many couples making necessary adjustments to their wedding plans this year, we were thrilled to be able to work with this couple and their loved ones in this awesome setting. Here are the highlights:

Brett and Taylor {Stillwater Wedding}

It’s a year of plans changing and needing to be flexible. While many of my couples are making the tough choice to push their weddings back months (and in some cases a year), Taylor and Brett opted to move their 300-guest June wedding up to May 1st and commit their lives to one another before 10 immediate family members at St. Francis in Stillwater. While those 300 family and friends weren’t physically present, they were able to watch online, and something like 250 did!! With the ceremony from 5:00-6:00 we had really great light streaming in the huge west windows that made for pretty images. Following the ceremony, there were sweet friends waiting outside the church to drive by and wish the couple well!! It made for great pictures and will always be a fun memory. After the portraits at the church we went to a nearby country property for a few more pictures and peaceful moments for the couple. I am so grateful our paths crossed and we got to work together these 5 hours on a Friday 🙂 Flowers by Garden Party.

High School Senior Portraits: Hulsey

The class of 2020 is going to have to be a resilient bunch, able to roll with the punches this spring has brought! Hulsey is a member of this class, and I enjoyed spending some time with her for pictures this week. Though the standard events that happen March-May of a senior year have been post-poned or cancelled, it was really special to still be able to do senior pictures. Hulsey’s friends joined at the end of the session for a few group shots. Best of luck to you this fall at Arkansas!!!

Bridgett and Zach {March Rosemary Ridge Wedding}

Bridgett and Zach had a beautiful, relaxed wedding at Rosemary Ridge March 7th. It was probably one of the last wedding weekends before events were cancelled and post-poned. I’m so thankful to have been at this wedding! It was so good to have it indoors because March 7th was a windy day 🙂 Still, we got those pretty outdoor shots, and especially thankful for the sunset and sky that night. Loved the shade of blue the wedding party wore and the green accents in decor. Awesome day with close family and friends, and good time with the energetic crew on the dance floor! Congrats Bridgett & Zach!!

Colton and Kate’s Winter Wedding at Sparrow

Colton and Kate were married January 2019 and we were fortunate to have a really pleasant, mild January day at Sparrow in Stillwater. For this blog post, I used the pictures the couple chose for their wedding album (plus a few more from the parent’s album), which was helpful in limiting my selections 🙂 It’s always hard for me to narrow down my favorites to share on a blog to represent the day, and I have not mastered “less is more” when it comes to pictures! Kate’s mom was one of my 5th grade teachers and I’ve known members of her extended family for many years, so it was really special to be able to photograph this day. Big congrats to this couple as they’ve recently celebrated their 1st anniversary 🙂 Thank you to Brittany Smith for 2nd shooting with me!