Tradition, With a Lot of Fun

Rebecca and Scott had a lot of plans for their wedding day. A global pandemic hit, so they stuck to the traditions they held dear and basically had fun with everything else. They made the mix of tradition and fun, something unexpectedly perfectly them.

The day was filled with the traditions of family, friends, and all of the weddings that made up their history.

Rings.

A bride.

A groom.

A team of bridesmaids to help carry the day to perfection.

A group of men supporting and encouraging.

They decided to hold to the tradition of not seeing each other before the ceremony, but they did opt to play around with that tradition.

The ceremony was perfectly beautiful and filled with smiles and a few tears of joy.

After the ceremony, the guests arrived and the celebrating began.

The entire wedding party was up to having fun and looking fantastic!

Rebecca and Scott were truly filled with joy.

They also came prepared with their pandemic protection.

And there was a father/father-in-law to look over the day in a very fun way.

The Lawton Heritage Community Center was the perfect place for such a wonderful day.

At the end of the night, it was the wedding party and a very fun museum. What better place could there be for some end-of-day fun?

Rebecca and Scott, your wedding was perfection! Please find the rest on your online album here. Thank you so much for sharing such an amazing day and for all of the laughter along the way.

Perfectly Detailed

So many weddings that had been planned for the summer of 2020 were different. The wedding of Rebecca and Scott was no exception. It was not what they had planned, but in many ways, it turned out better. They have love. And they have the deep love of family and friends. Really, what else does there ever need to be?

I will start their story with the start of their day. Details. Perfect details.

The dress was dreamy with white lace on top of champagne.

The shoes were solid just like both Rebecca and Scott are. Also with a glittery and clear fun side.

In certain light, they look like they have fire inside.

Shoes. So many fun shoes.

Beautiful flowers wrapped in the handkerchief once held by a grandmother. Something special. Something blue.

Rebecca and Scott started the day getting ready in the quiet of the morning.

Loved ones looked on and helped out.

Anyone watching throughout the morning would have known how important this one moment was to this very proud father as he looked at his little girl all grown up and ready to fly into the arms of her future.

Huge amounts of love to the family and to the Lawton Heritage Community Center for bending the day in incredible ways to somehow fit perfectly within the safety parameters of a global pandemic and still manage to create the most amazingly perfect wedding.

More images of this fantastic day are on the way soon.

Of All The Places

Of all the places to take pictures, this family had the most beautiful location of all. Home.

The location they chose for their family photos was the place where babies are growing up.

The foundation for all that they are is here.

They chose the place they have spent most of their days together because the beauty is not just found in the trees as it filters amazing sunlight.

The beauty is also found in their laughter that sings within the leaves.

The laughter becomes their memories every bit as much as the photographs we made this day.

Your family and home are amazing! Please find the rest of your online album here.

Stopping Time

What a wonderful, magical thing the camera is that allows us to stop a moment in time.

This moment was captured precisely as a wonderful family was enjoying the last of the summer days together.

We can look at their happy faces.

We see the love there, showing us how to be happy and written upon their smiles.

For years upcoming, this one moment will be shared with children, grandchildren and friends as a snapshot of life the way it was this warm, sunny day.

Thank you for allowing me to preserve your family during this day. You are so kind and wonderful. Please find the rest of your album here.

Details for Love

This lovely summer day found love. Or maybe love found the day.

It was clear in the details.

The colors, the words, the music, and the scenery, that however the love and the day connected, it would be something special.

The bride surrounded herself with her special ladies to get ready.

Soon, the guests were gathered and the vows exchanged.

The ceremony was held at the fabulous Something Blue Berry Farm – the perfect location with a wonderful setting for the wedding day.

Linda and John were surrounded by love from friends and family and for their love of each other.

The details in all of the planning made the day perfect for Linda and John.

The night was just as lovely as the day. As darkness settled in, the night was filled with dancing and laughter.

Congratulations, Linda and John. Please find the rest of your online album here. Your day was so special.

Beautiful Day in Every Way

The recent wedding day of Mary and Coley was simply perfect.

It started at home and ended in the same perfect place – home – with a lovely bride

and groom.

They decided they wanted a private moment to see each other before the day unfolded.

We soon headed off to a secluded area with the closest of friends and family.

It was such a wonderful sun-filled, mid-summer day.

There were so many memorable moments throughout the entire day.

Laughter and happiness was everywhere.

Also there were many moments that were meaningful beyond words.

Congratulations, Mary and Coley. Your wedding day was filled with laughter and memories and very special in every way. Please find the rest of your online album here.

The Comforts of Home

Many wedding days start out at home with brides, grooms, bridesmaids, groomsmen, hair and makeup experts, and a few important people.

Many times, the wedding party continues on to a wonderful venue. But these are different times and this bride and groom were able to flex their plans, filling their special day with the warmth of very close family and friends in their own home and back yard.

With a bit of planning, this turned out exactly perfect. Because of the change in location, their special guests included a couple of tie-wearing, handsome family members who would not otherwise have been able to see their people exchange vows.

What they love was present in the planned details as well as the unplanned.

Getting ready didn’t include travel for this wonderful couple and there was no problem with forgetting to bring something important along.

Another benefit is the many opportunities for this fair-haired guy to sneak into a photo or two.

The day didn’t feel rushed. It was beautiful with all of the details. It was comfortable like home is. It was perfection.

This is just a peek for Mary and Coley. We’re starting at the beginning of this fabulous day while the rest of the edits and organizing of images are completed.

Celebrating Family

There are anniversaries, birthdays, milestones, and many other events that are reason to celebrate. Often, it’s a simple gathering of family that’s the most important reason to recognize happiness.

These wonderful people have lots of milestones to celebrate.

A young man’s birthday. A quickly growing up lady. A celebration of years of marriage.

And there are celebrations of sunny days, time together, and moments of laughter.

This day was in between the milestones, but was very much a celebration of all of the things big and small and it was recognized through togetherness.

Here are some images from the fun of the afternoon.

Of course, we had to sneak in one mask image to document the times.

Thank you for celebrating in such a wonderful way. Please find the rest of your images here.

Natural Beauty

A woodland paradise was chosen to be the location for this beautiful young person. She was hoping for the golden colors of fall, sunshine, and nature for her photos.

The afternoon turned out absolutely perfect. It was one of the last days of sun and fall leaves for the autumn season, brilliantly timed and the perfect backdrop.

She even had a curious visitor stop by.

It was an incredible afternoon for an equally wonderful person.

Please find the rest of your photos here.

Downtown Fabulous

I got to spend some time off the beaten paths downtown with some gorgeous young ladies who are soon heading off into bright futures.

Lexi had the perfect ideas for her photos on what turned out the be a spectacular lighting day.

She wanted to find some fall and some texture. We did find spectacular, vivid colors almost everywhere we looked.

Please find the rest of your images here.