1. Morgan & Chauncey - August 9, 2014 - Our Lord’s Community Church, Oklahoma City - Part I

    In Oklahoma, you can never count on the weather - you could expect the full-fledged heat of August and get a torrential downpour. Or it could be below freezing. I’m not sure what it is about this state, but it has one crazy forecast.

    However, the rainclouds literally parted ways for this beautiful occasion.

    It’s difficult to describe the confidence I have about Morgan and Chauncey’s relationship, considering I’ve known them such a short time, but there’s something about these two that everyone seems to notice. It’s a mixture of their passionate love for Christ, combined with a giddy yet mature love and admiration for each other.
    They pour that love into each other, and it simply spills out to the numerous amount of friends and family that came to celebrate with them that day.

    Basically, they’re some of my favorite kind of folks to photograph.

    When it comes to my business, that’s the most important part to me. Of course my heart was over-the-moon about the gorgeous flower arrangements, the top-notch venue, and every cute detail they incorporated that day, but a wedding day is nothing without that deep, undeniable love between the bride and groom.
    And don’t even get me started on the ceremony! (Happy sigh) Let’s all take a moment of honesty here to admit that some weddings seem to go on forever, and at times officiants can take their message a bit far off the topic of love and marriage and the couple actually getting married and just ramble for like a full hour. (I know public speaking is tough though, so no judgment here)
    But this one, goodness. It was a tear-inducing, laughter-filled, smiles on all the guests’ faces, heart-warming good time. Just wonderful.

    Once we were done taking family photos, we moved on to the reception, which was an absolute blast. Check it out here.

     

  2. Morgan & Chauncey - August 9, 2014 - Our Lord’s Community Church, Oklahoma City - Part II
    [If you missed it, here’s Part I]

    So not only do these folks love like crazy and inspire everyone around them, but man do they know how to have a good time!

    This reception was spectacular from start to finish. Morgan and Chauncey, along with their wedding party, were announced at the reception and began with cutting the cake and toasts. Both the maid of honor and best man gave very touching speeches, spreading tears and laughter (as well as the laughing-so-hard-now-I’m-crying-tears) to all the guests.

    After that, we all moved outside to OLCC’s outdoor reception area for Morgan and Chauncey’s first dance. Now I have no idea how it was accomplished or why it worked, ha, but I love how in a couple of the shots, you can actually see the stars in the sky. For a girl who gives herself a pat on the back anytime she observes the Big Dipper or Orion’s belt, I was pretty pleased!

    Morgan and her dad shared a sweet dance together, and then everyone got prepped to dance the night away when Chauncey and his sister busted out an epic choreographed dance! I cannot wait to see the video of that and admire their killer moves again.

    The rest was just a big party for everyone in attendance. There was a caricature artist, a coffee bar, more dancing (obviously), and a beautiful grand finale exit with sparklers and balloons. Such a blessing to be a part of this day and to get to know these awesome people. Can’t wait to see where life takes them!
     

  3. Some of Zach’s film work from our last engagement session. Good grief, my husband is an artist. <3 <3

     

  4. Love love love love. <3 <3