Families

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. 

A Morning in Tulsa | The Fraziers

"Life is a collection of a million, billion moments, tiny little moments and choices, like a handful of luminous, glowing pearl. It takes so much time, and so much work, and those beads and moments are so small, and so much less fabulous and dramatic than the movies. But this is what I’m finding, in glimpses and flashes: this is it. This is it, in the best possible way. That thing I’m waiting for, that adventure, that move-score-worthy experience unfolding gracefully. This is it. Normal, daily life ticking by on our streets and sidewalks, in our houses and apartments, in our beds and at our dinner tables, in our dreams and prayers and fights and secrets – this pedestrian life is the most precious thing any of use will ever experience.” / Shauna Niequist

Double the Love

So if one baby gives me serious baby fever, twins is just TOO MUCH. Jesse and Kendall are the sweetest parents to little Alder + Rowan. What a beautiful season this is for them, they are about to relocate to Portland and to document their first house with their first babies was so special. 

At one point, they were feeding the twins and Jesse looked over at Kendall and said, "You're just so cute!" I'm telling you. The OG love story within the family love story is my ultimate fave. 

Also, if you've been wondering if you should do a lifestyle session with your significant other and/or family, the answer is a big HECK YEAH

Saturday Morning Sessions

 Saturday Morning Sessions

I live in a studio apartment in downtown Tulsa. On the weekdays, when my alarm goes off at 7:15am, I hear the honking of cars and blasting of driving-to-work jams out my window. It's bustling, it's busy, it tells me, "Get your day started!" And I love it.

But on Saturday mornings, the noises outside of my window calm. There's the occasional car that drives by off the highway, maybe coming downtown for brunch. There are church bells that ring on the hour. I sleep in WAY past 7:15am and my weekend usually starts with a few cups of coffee and the Morning Acoustic playlist on Spotify. Slow. Steady. Relaxed. And I love it. (Actually, I'm kind of weirdly obsessed with it.) 

 Saturday Morning Sessions
 Saturday Morning Sessions

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I love routine and tradition. I love mornings. I love love. So I'm doing something before wedding season kicks in...

saturday morning sessions

Documenting Slow Life At Home. The whole point of these sessions is to document what your lazy day routines look like. To get photos of you and your loved ones doing those "mundane" activities that make up your days. Dancing in the kitchen. Eating breakfast. Snuggling on the couch. Where you are and what you do with your day matters.  I want to record it for you. 

These sessions are all about real life. There's no right way to do them, there's no expectations for "cool" activities or a "Pinterest-worthy" morning. It's all about you. It's all about what you do with your Saturday mornings, surrounded by your favorite people. 

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together." - Vincent Van Gogh

 Saturday Morning Sessions

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 $300 covers 1-2 hours of documenting Saturday morning life in your home. Super chill. Super fun. Super you. This includes your images! 

I'd love to spend an hour or two with you and your special person/people... and I only have a few Saturdays open! Let's document life together!

 

 

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!