Usually my clients come to me a bit uncertain about their engagement session, asking for advice and help with planning. But Kendi + Denzel knew exactly what they wanted. We sat down over coffee and they told me all about their ideas. They were looking for something different. They were over what was traditional. They wanted modern, funky, bold, and unique.
A few weeks ago Holly secretly texted me wanting to set up a surprise photoshoot for her and Kaleb on their 6-month anniversary. Adorable, right?? WELL, around that same time, Kaleb also secretly texted me saying he was planning to propose to Holly in the next couple months and could I photograph it. OH HECK YES.
I think everyone involved was overwhelmed with happiness to see this day finally come together. Hosted at the stunning Holloway House in the heart of Oklahoma City, I don't know if I've ever seen a wedding day that was so intentional, so focused on the marriage, so defiant of tradition and instead so beautifully reflective of the couple's unique personalities. Rachael + Preston decided against having a bridal party, got ready together the morning of, and had a private foot-washing ceremony an hour before their guests arrived. The emotion of this day was breathtakingly tangible. You felt it in the air, you heard it in their voices, you saw it on their faces.
Over the past year, I've had the privilege of watching my best friend fall in love with someone who is so incredibly perfect for her. To see how Blake loves Emily so sweetly and openly is an overwhelming joy. And in a mere sixteen days, I get to stand by her side and cry and celebrate as they say "I do" for life and begin their adventure together.
Anna + Ben chose to have their destination engagement session at White Sands National Monument in New Mexico because it was one of the first places they visited together after they started dating. I absolutely love it when couples pick locations for their session that mean something special to them! These two have been together for four years and are getting ready to say "I do" for life. It was such an honor getting to document their passionate, adventurous love in such a beautiful place.
This is some of the magic we created during the workshop. Gina + Michael were our models, and can we just talk about how stunning they are?! Marriage and love sure look good on them. I will never get over this place, those desert colors, and its sunsets, man. They took my breath away every single time.