Engagement

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. 

2016 | A Year In Review

 
 

What's up my peeps? It's been a little bit since I've sat down and written out a blog post. If I'm being honest, sometimes it's easier to just put up some photos and write only a sentence or two. But one of my goals for this year is to exercise my brain a bit and write out some paragraphs for these things. 

And Happy New Year! We just finished that week between Christmas and the New Year that feels like a week of Saturdays. Or Mondays. Just a week of transition, planning for the future and reflecting on the past. There's an energy on social media, it's buzzing with the mysterious promise of 2017 and all that it will come with the new year. So, in honor of this week and 2017 being here, I thought I would do a bit of a year in review because so much happened this past year! I'll be honest, it was a slower business year since I moved, but I wake up every day so grateful to do what I love and for all of the wonderful people that have come into my life through photography. It's so surreal! (I'm going to do a blog post about how I only booked seven weddings in 2016 and how that number humbled me. Stay tuned.) 

On a personal note, this was a big year for me! I moved halfway across the country to Tulsa, Oklahoma! What an adventure it has been. I'm in love with this city and its people. I'm so grateful to be here. And I'm so excited for all of the weddings that I am booking here for next year! I can't wait to continue to build community!

Here's to another year of hugs, smiles, love + laughter. Thank you to everyone who made this year what it was. Enjoy these photos!

Jon and Andrea | Engaged

"You had me at tacos and sealed the deal with lattes! I think we will work great together!" - a line from one of the first emails I got from Andrea. Praise and hallelujah. 

Jon and Andrea have so much fun together. (I couldn't breathe at one point because I was laughing so hard. These two are funny people.) I'm so grateful that they are more than clients, that they are now my friends.

Also, I'm super duper in love with the idea of photographing people in the spaces that are so special to them. Huge fan. 

taylor + karissa | tulsa, oklahoma engagement session

I'll be 100% honest right now, a lot of my marketing is done by seeking out (a nice way to say "stalking?") people on Instagram. You know when you find a friend of a friend on Instagram that just got engaged and you just want to photograph them? No? Just me? Cool.

I found Taylor and Karrissa through the Instagram account of one of my favorite coffee shops in Tulsa. I messaged Karrissa, hoping it wouldn't come off as weird that I thought they were awesome and would they be down for a photo-shoot? She responded enthusiastically and so we planned our session. These two are so. much. fun. Five minutes into their session, we were quoting New Girl and talking about following Kylie and Kendall on Snapchat. Taylor and Karrissa are kind, generous, and big-hearted people, it was SUCH a joy to photograph them.

Enjoy looking through Taylor and Karrissa's engagement photos! (Oh, and in case you were wondering, I'm absolutely in love with Tulsa and the people in it.)