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!
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!
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.
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!