Justin + McKenzie

Warm sun. White sand. Salty ocean air. Everything Oklahoma isn’t in January! McKenzie + Justin Conner decided to have their beautiful and intimate wedding at the amazing Buccanos Beach Resort in Cozumel, Mexico on January 7, 2018.

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Growing up, McKenzie and her sweet family went to Cozumel every year (aren’t you jealous? I am!). She knew that she wanted her wedding day to be extra special, and what better way to make sure of that than to bring Justin and their two families (soon to be one!) to her own little slice of paradise?! Cozumel is so unique and one of McKenzie’s favorite places, so she loved the idea of sharing it with Justin.

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Their day was absolutely perfect in every way and was filled with so many memories! 

McKenzie and her girls were getting ready and decided to celebrate the moment by indulging in a bottle of champagne. As you can see, they got more than they bargained for! I will never forget the excitement and joy that bubbled over (pun intended!) and filled the room!

Cozumel is a beautiful place and the beach resort where McKenzie + Justin had their ceremony was just as stunning. They decided to have their first look under a gorgeous tree at the resort and it was such a sweet moment. In the photos you can see McKenzie’s turquoise earrings + Justin’s starched jeans + cowboy hat, just two of the personal touches that made this wedding so special (+ picture perfect!).

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McKenzie + her father also had a first look + it was probably the most precious moment I have witnessed as a photographer! 

The ceremony was beautifully simple + absolutely perfect for the Conners. The only guests were their immediate families, including McKenzie’s adorable little boy, Clancey. Every detail of the ceremony was beautiful + unique to the Conners. The flowers were done for them by a local small business in Cozumel. They fit the tropical venue perfectly + were absolutely gorgeous. A family friend from Cozumel played guitar as McKenzie + her father walked down the aisle. It was such a sweet moment.

After the ceremony, we took some photos on the beach. We were able to get some beautiful shots at sunset + I am so happy to be able to send McKenzie + Justin such beautiful images of their big day.

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Once we finished taking our photos, we enjoyed a fantastic dinner on the roof top patio of Buccanos. I don’t think I’ve ever eaten anything so delicious! There were drinks and toasts, but the thing that I remember the most was the laughter. Everyone had such a good time!

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I absolutely love being able to capture destination weddings + this was one I will never forget! The day was so perfect + I am so glad McKenzie + Justin let me be a part of it!

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Zach + Brooke

College sweethearts. Best friends. The perfect match. Brooke + Zach. It was so fun to be a part of this wedding + I was so excited that I got to photograph the proposal, too!

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Brooke + I have been friends for several years, so when Zach asked me to capture the moment he asked her to marry him, I was so happy to help! In June of 2016, Zach planned a super sentimental proposal for Brooke, including decorations, a dance floor, + an extra special location. In her grandma’s front yard, there is a tree that Brooke’s family calls “the marriage tree.” Many weddings have happened under it, so it seemed like the perfect place for Zach to ask Brooke to be his wife. I hid in the bushes to capture this moment for them and it was probably the sweetest thing I have ever seen.

Their wedding was at Rick’s Place in Coweta, Oklahoma on April 21, 2018. It was a rainy day (but they say that’s good luck!), so the ceremony took place inside the barn + it was just perfect!

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Brooke + her girls got ready at her parents’ home in Tulsa, which I thought was so special. Before getting married and forming her own new family, she got ready in the home of the one she grew up with. There is just something so sweet about that.

Brooke’s bridesmaids gifted her with a scrapbook with letters from all of the women in her life. This was such a sweet moment and I know Brooke will treasure the book forever. 

Zach + Brooke’s ceremony was beautiful. It was simple, but still so personal.

 

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After the ceremony, the rain finally cleared up. It was perfect timing since we were able to get some shots of the bridal party + also some of the bride + groom outside. The venue that Brooke + Zach chose was absolutely gorgeous and made the perfect backdrop for their photos.

As a photographer, one of the most nerve-wracking things about shooting weddings is wondering whether or not the bride will like the photos. This time, I had the benefit of being friends with Brooke, so I knew how much she loves black + white photography. I was so excited to deliver some stunning black + white images to her. They ended up being my favorites from their wedding!

Congratulations, Brooke + Zach! Thank you so much for inviting me to capture your big day!

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Reid + Amanda

It was a warm (for January, at least!) + sunny winter day in Pryor, Oklahoma. Friends and family gathered at Moore Farms to see Amanda + Reid Jones become husband + wife.

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I absolutely love Amanda + Reid. They knew what they wanted and, with help from their family and friends, they made it happen! Amanda knew she did not want a long engagement, so their gorgeous wedding was put together in about a month by Amanda and her sweet mom. Amanda’s older sister helped by doing Amanda’s hair + makeup for the big day, making this beautiful girl feel like a stunning bride! Reid’s talented mom handled the decorating of the barn, and she did an absolutely amazing job.

The ceremony was short and simple, but completely perfect for Amanda + Reid. Amanda’s best fried, Alisen, officiated the ceremony and she made it so sweet and special for the new Mr. + Mrs. Jones!

Amanda + Reid decided to go the traditional route + skip the first look, but this allowed us to take some amazing photos at sunset after the ceremony. The family photos and the shots of the bridal party turned out just as I had hoped, so I was so excited to be able to send them to Amanda + Reid! The black bridesmaid dresses and groomsmen jackets created a great contrast that is so classic.

The details of this wedding were so well thought out. Amanda had a custom bouquet wrap made for her bridal bouquet with their brand on it. It was such a unique detail and was one of my favorite aspects of the entire day.

Another amazing detail was one that we were able to use in the photos. Amanda’s dad had a super cool restored turquoise truck that we used. It was another unique touch to their day that added some fun to their photos!

Overall, the day was completely beautiful and absolutely perfect. Every single guest was so happy for Amanda + Reid. It’s always special when the guests are just as happy as the bride and groom! I had so much fun documenting this special day for them and I am so honored that Amanda + Reid trusted me to do it.

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