Katie - Bridals | Oklahoma Wedding Photographer

I'm so so excited to finally share Katie's Bridal Session!  Katie is one of the sweetest, most sincere and genuine brides I've ever had the pleasure of working with.  She is so easy going yet organized, considerate, and always so appreciative! A dream bride!  Katie and Matt tied the knot yesterday in Enid, OK  at First United Methodist Church and we toasted and danced the night away at Oakwood Country Club and the weather was impeccable. I'm so happy for Mr. and Mrs. Gras and can't wait to share more with you from their beautiful wedding day! Enjoy! :)

Katie + Matt Engagements in Long Beach, CA | Oklahoma Wedding and Engagement Photographer

Califoooorniaaaa HERE I COME!!! Oh man friends, this engagement session was a a dream! A little back story here...so Katie is the sweetest bride. Seriously, I can't say it enough. When I met with her and her mom for the first time during her initial wedding consult she said "I know 100% that we want you as our wedding photographer, so what dates do you have available and we'll work our wedding date around your availability." Umm...say that again!? What a dream! I've never had a client literally set their wedding date around my availability. Talk about an honor and a privilege! So as we continued talking, Katie mentioned that her fiance, Matt, was currently stationed over seas in England and that she wasn't sure they would be able to get engagement pictures done, let alone see each until the week of their wedding, but that they were hoping to plan a trip together to California in January, if Matt could get leave. She then asked if I'd be open to flying to California to shoot their engagement session there!!  WHAT?! PINCH ME! YES YES YES!!! 

So we jetted out of cold, dreary Oklahoma and onward to sunny California! The morning of their engagement session was POURING!!! I mean really raining. It was all over the news how much rain they were getting and how "Great" it was. Ummm..not for us!! So I prayed and prayed for mercy and sun for their engagement session and that afternoon the rain cleared, the heavens parted, and well you get the idea! haha  We were able to hit up some of the prettiest spots around the Long Beach, CA area and finished up at Cabrillo Beach just as the fog and mist was settling back in.  

I am so thankful for Katie and Matt and the Shewey family to invite me to capture this exciting journey.  I can't wait to capture your wedding in just a few short days!!

Enjoy their California engagement session! 

Marissa + Lakin | Intimate Family Ranch Engagement Session | Oklahoma Wedding Photography

Where do I even begin with Marissa and Lakin?  Marissa is genuine and gorgeous inside and out. I love that Lakin is my favorite kind of "go with the flow" type groom.  Marissa and Lakin's engagement session was a WINDY one!  But where in Oklahoma isn't windy?? We made the peaceful drive to Marissa's family ranch near the Watonga, OK area.  Their land was literally jaw dropping.  From the moment we drove up to the ranch I was so giddy and couldn't wait to get them both in front of my lens.  Marissa's parents were beyond sweet and showed us around the over 700 acres of land and took us to all the hidden gems.  Marissa's sister, Meggan, is a close friend of mine and an uber talented photographer, so it was a HUGE compliment that Marissa chose ME to capture their engagement session and their wedding day.  I could go on and on about the way Lakin looks at Marissa and how their chemistry in front of the camera was so natural, but I think you'll see that for yourself in the images below! Enjoy!

Marissa and Lakin, thank you for choosing me to document such a joyous occasion and trusting me to be your photographer. I can't wait to shoot your wedding in just a few short weeks!!

xoxo,

Angela

Christina + Brock | Five Year Anniversary - Spain Ranch, Tulsa, OK

When your best friend asks you to capture their five year anniversary session at Spain Ranch, you say "ABSOLUTELY!"

Christina and I often times share the same brain with our styling and vision.  When we began planning their shoot, we wanted to bring in some very sentimental pieces as well as keep it simple and genuine.  I have to say this anniversary session is on the top of my list as one of my favorite sessions to plan, style, and shoot.  And with a venue like Spain Ranch, and a gorgeous couple like Christina and Brock, I was in heaven. 

Christina's adorable ivory tulle skirt was part of her original wedding dress.  That dress has been through a trash the dress session...and one year session. Can you believe it still looks as gorgeous as ever?!  Christina is a floral creative at heart and fashioned her simple eucalyptus bouquet herself!  Christina and Brock also wanted to incorporate the letters they wrote each other on their wedding day. 

The vintage rentals from Jo & June really set the tone for the shoot. We hand picked the neutral couch, kilim pillows, rug, horn, cement candle sticks and brass bowl for their fun ice cream sandwiches. Huge thanks to Jo & June! We always love working with you!

Happy 5 Year Anniversary Tina and Brock!

Venue: Spain Ranch

Vintage Rentals: Jo & June

Christina's shoes: Vince Camuto

Christina's wine top: Express

Calligraphy: Christina Dixon

Christina's ivory dress: Windsor

 

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Jessie | Bridals - Broken Arrow, OK

Jessie + Drew's wedding yesterday was absolutely perfect!! Held out at her parent's private residence, it was nothing short of a dream.

 I adore Jessie's creative eye and impeccable style. It made working with her throughout the wedding planning process a breeze and so fun. I loved shooting her bridals at the beautiful Tulsa Garden Center.  Isn't she stunning?!

Thank you so much for choosing me to capture this exciting time in your lives!

I love how thoughtful Jessie is.  When she was just a little girl, around 4 years old, she dressed up in a wedding dress and had her picture taken just for fun.  Jessie wanted to incorporate this sweet sentimental piece into her bridal session as a surprise to her parents! Those are the last few images from her session. 

I can't wait to share some of Jessie's bridal portraits with you!

Enjoy!

The Chosen Series - Mia Dress Introduction

The emotions of becoming a mother are overwhelmingly raw and beautiful.  From fertility triumphs to perfectly planning a first birthday and from reading a positive pregnancy test to watching your body transform, motherhood changes you.  "The Chosen Series" allows me to capture your new journey with beautiful, timeless photographs!

I'm so excited to finally announce the third dress of The Chosen Series! You can find the other dresses here and here.  Check them out! You don't want to miss those as well! I am continuing to add to my featured collection and will be posting as I add.

This beautiful gown is the MIA dress.  The name "Mia" has Latin and Italian roots meaning "wished for child" and "mine."  So many women are wishing, hoping, and praying to someday become mothers.  From fertility triumphs to finally being able to call a child "mine," I want to celebrate with you and capture each precious moment.

I just love the soft lace overlay of this dress.  The flattering, flowy sleeves gives this dress a whimsical, soft feel.  The classic ivory color leaves a timeless impression.  The fabric of the Mia dress is former fitting to show off your baby bump, while still offering a flattering silhouette. 

I LOVED incorporating Stephanie's gorgeous daughters into this shoot.  What a joy it was to play, run and giggle with these beautiful babes before they become big sisters to their new brother coming soon!

The Chosen Series - Bridget Dress Introduction

Motherhood: You recognize strengths that you weren’t sure existed. You learn that your fears are different than they once were. And above all, you experience the purest love – an indescribable love.

This dress I call the BRIDGET.  The name "Bridget" is an Irish female name derived from the noun "brígh" which means strength, power, and virtue.  As a mother,  we try to be strong and powerful for our children and the rest of our family.  We often amaze ourselves and others with the amount of pressure our souls and our bodies can handle.

When I became a mother, the things I once feared had different meaning now.  But the incredible love a mother has for her child can crush all fears and weakness and bring about the most beautiful, indescribable strength.

This BRIDGET dress is available in the Hazel and Haze Maternity Closet with the rest of the gorgeous collection of maternity gowns that fit every style and body type. This soft, jersey knit maternity gown allows for flawless movement and the off the shoulder neckline is so flattering!

Join me in my newest journey as I help document this new journey of yours. I can't wait to meet you and your babe!