This is our current work and pieces of our thoughts. We live in Tulsa, Oklahoma but are well travelled and will go anywhere you want to take us. Our new blog will be ready in just a few weeks! We'll leave this one up for a bit with a link to it since nothing can transfer over - boo hoo! If there's a favorite post in here you want us to repost in the new blog, drop me a line or ring me and I'll move it over when the time is here.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Beautiful Boys!

Little boys are the most adorable things on the planet!  The wheels are always turning, if you know what I mean.  They always seem to just epitomize the "joy of life".   I recently had the pleasure of photographing a new addition to the Breneman family - Cole and his big brother, Carter, who's going to show him the ropes.  Too darling for words.   We had a great time playing around.   This is the last session in my old natural light studio (sniff, sniff).  BUT...we have a NEW natural light studio opening this month in Brookside.  Slideshow here

Friday, June 13, 2008

BackYard Bliss - Married at Last!

May 17th was a beautiful Saturday afternoon for Kim Payne and Scott Stivers to exchange vows with friends and families surrounding them.  A reception followed outside in a park-like backyard with wonderful food prepared with love by The Wild Fork.   A pink dress, ribbon-tied shoes with light-up heels, a jewel edged veil and something blue on her bouquet of pink roses made for a fairytale day marking the beginning of wonderful marriage for Kim and Scott and their family of boys - Kyle and Benny.   Congratulations!  It was a wonderful day!   
Guests can access the wedding photos with password "Payne-Stivers Wedding" thru the view proofs link on the main website.    See slideshow

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Just another Manic Monday

I don't even know what to say about these two.  Patti called me a few weeks ago from Texas and said she and her fiance were going to be in Tulsa on Monday, May 5 to get married at the Chapel by the Courthouse and could I meet them there and take a few photos.  She found me on the internet - the same place she found Dave - her fiance.  The same place she found Chapel by the Courthouse too.  I listened to her story and I was so curious to find out more.  Maybe because 20 years ago, I got married in a similar fashion - eloped to a city I barely knew, met the witnesses to  my wedding that day at the courthouse.  I felt a connection to Patti and I didn't really know why.  I asked her if she knew how much we charged for weddings.  She had no idea. She told me she'd broken her foot and was in a boot but had a great shoe for the other one.  We made a deal.  A few days later, she called me again, she needed someone to fix her hair and makeup that day.  I called my daughter, Morgan - a hairdresser and great makeup artist...she said "sure".   I showed up at 3:00 at the Renaissance Hotel and met Patti and Dave -- "Mr. Dave" she called him.  Morgan fixed her hair and put on her makeup.   We learned they'd met on the internet.  Both had been married before.  Both were still looking for "the one".   They knew they were in love before they ever met, and the deal was sealed when they finally did.  Kendra with VIP limo picked us all up at the Hotel.  We went to the Tulsa County Courthouse to get the marriage license.  My sister, Sandy, works there and we practically grew up in the courthouse so that was a breeze.  Next, Kendra takes us to the address we had for the Chapel by the Courthouse.  It's now a bar.  Ummm.  We call "Pastor Bob" and leave word.  He calls and directs us to the "new" location.  It's at 12th & Houston.  Oh, and by the way, he also runs the gas station next door.  Yeah.  (I'm not making this up)   We pull up there in the VIP limo.  I see the bride's face fall to the floor.  They are catching Southwest to Vegas for a much anticipated honeymoon the next day --- they must get married today.  It's almost 5 o'clock. Too late to find a judge or justice of the peace.   Well, it just so happens that I used to be on staff at Asbury United Methodist Church so I called out there and there were two Pastors still in the building, but they were meeting with people so I couldn't talk to them.  Kendra fired up the limo and away we went towards Asbury.  I went inside and Pastor Darlene was still there.  I told here they had to get married today and were waiting in the car outside.  She said, in her Darlene way, "Today?  Well, give me a minute and I'll meet you in the prayer room."  Hallelujah!  Darlene married them in the beautiful little prayer room at Asbury on May 5, 2008.  Kendra had them back to their Hotel and on to her next appointment by 6:00 p.m.    Mr. & Mrs. Kerbs finally got married and got to spend their first night together as husband and wife in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Neither had ever been here before but I'm thinking they will always have a sweet spot in their hearts for our dear little city.  Maybe on their anniversary they'll say...."Take me back to Tulsa."    Slideshow here

Friday, June 06, 2008

Swept Away

"And so it begins
This journey of love
The summer wind carries us to places all our own..."

And so it seemed the wild wind of this May day could've swept anyone off their feet. In a lovely outdoor garden setting on a mighty windy day, gusts flirted with skirts, tousled tresses, and lifted Amy's veil into the promising sky.

"Seeing my tomorrows in your eyes
I was swept away."

To view Amy and Jason's slideshow, click: