2017 In Review

2017 was my first full year as a wedding photographer in Tulsa, Oklahoma. It was a year full of new things and good good people. When I look back on this time last year, it is so crazy to see where I was and where I am, how far God has brought me through healing and restoration. And He's not done yet. 

To my 2017 clients, friends: You mean the world to me. I know you could have picked any other photographer to document your life and I am truly humbled that you chose me. Thank you for being the kindest, greatest, coolest people ever. I love each of you! 

And to the people that still read this blog (and maybe remember the good old days when I blogged multiple times a week about cookies and random trips I was taking), thank you for being you. Thank you for messaging me and telling me that vulnerability has touched your spirit, thank you for opening up about your own journeys, and thank you most of all for showing me what it means to love people well. The community that photography has brought me has become so special to me. Thank you. 

Ben + Richlyn | Married in Rosarito, Mexico

Earlier this year, I received an Instagram message from Richlyn and she was asking if I was able to come to Mexico to photographer her wedding. Her exact words were that she'd love to "taco bout it." HELLO YES OF COURSE. 

We chatted for a while, set up a phone call, and I felt this huge connection with her. I love when that happens. When it clicks. And you know that you are going to be friends long after the wedding day is over. 

The entire experience was overwhelming in the best way. All of the wedding guests (about 35 people in total) spent the night before eating tacos, chatting around a huge fire pit, and getting to know one another. So many languages and cultures were represented, so many people came together simply because they love Ben and Richlyn and wanted to lift them up. 

And the wedding day. So relaxing, so effortless. Richlyn took her time getting ready at their gorgeous AirBnb, soaking in time with family and close friends. The ceremony was full of laughter and joy and supporting Ben and Richlyn. The whole thing was a party, celebrating marriage and friendship and LIFE. I couldn't narrow down their story to a few images so enjoy scrolling through all of these. :) 

(P.S. We were enjoying the reception when the sun broke through the clouds and we RAN to take photos in front of it. As the minutes passed, it just got bolder and brighter and more beautiful. God is crazy creative and photographing in front of His creation is such a privilege.)