Jul 17, 2014

Peeking

Emily just before the ceremony.

Leica MP & Tri-X 400

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Jun 29, 2014

Dress Preparations

The bridesmaid's help Taylor with her dress before the ceremony.

Hasselblad 500cm & Tmax 400

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Jun 22, 2014

Taylor and E Ray

Taylor and E Ray just after the ceremony

Mamiya RZ 67 & Portra 400

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May 31, 2014

Newlyweds

Just after the ceremony at Taylor and E Ray's wedding.

Mamiya RZ 67 & Portra 400

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May 21, 2014

Taylor and E Ray

Taylor and E. Ray just after the wedding ceremony.

Mamiya RZ 67 & Portra 160

Categories Weddings Tags oklahoma wedding photographers oklahoma wedding photography vintage film vintage wedding Oklahoma Wedding Photographers

May 16, 2014

Taylor Awaiting the Ceremony

Taylor just before the wedding ceremony.

Leica MP & TMAX 400

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May 14, 2014

The Wedding Gift

Just before the ceremony at Taylor and E Ray's wedding.

Leica MP & TMAX 400

Categories Documentary Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photographers Oklahoma Wedding Photography film leica

Jan 19, 2014

Bridal Room

Captured in the bridal room at Lizzy and Colin's wedding.

Leica M6 & Tri-X

Categories Documentary Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photographers Black and White Wedding Photogrpahers Film Wedding Photographers

Dec 23, 2013

Flower Girl

Captured in the bridal room at Amanda and Adam's wedding.

Leica MP & Tri-X

Categories Documentary Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photographers Documentary Wedding Photographers Black and White Wedding Photographers

Oct 12, 2013

The First Look

Completely unscripted moment from Lizzy and Colin's first look. 

Pentax 67 & Kodak Portra 400

Categories Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photographers Film Wedding Photographers Texas Wedding Photographers

Oct 2, 2013

Final Touches

Captured in the bridal room at Lizzy and Colin's wedding.

Leica M4 & Tri-X

Categories Documentary Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photographers Film Wedding Photographers Black and White Wedding Photographers Documentary Wedding Photographers

Sep 27, 2013

Introducing an All New Wedding Package Offering

If you've been a follower of the blog over the past year or so, you will most likely have noticed the increase in the amount of black and white work that I post. Mostly, that is due to my growing love of shooting black and white film. I've mentioned before how much I enjoy shooting it, and now I want to make it available in a wedding package. Starting in 2014, I will be offering an All New 100% Black and White Film Wedding Package. Here's what that package will look like

100% Black and White Film Offering

  • 8 Hours of Wedding Coverage
  • Hires DVD of Scanned Negatives - in JPG format
  • Online Proofing/Ordering Gallery for 90 days
  • All images shot on black and white film
If you're like me, and you are a sucker for the grain and tonality of true black-and-white film what an awesome way to document your wedding day! One thing is guaranteed, the images will stand the test of time and will have that classic, timeless feel that only black and white film can deliver. I truly believe this is one of the best ways to document your wedding day, and I'm extremely excited to over it for 2014.

If you're interested in the 100% Black and White film offering for 2014, let us know about it by dropping us a line
Since blog posts are just not the same without pictures, here are several of my favorite black and white film photos from 2013.

Categories Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photographers Film Wedding Photographers Black and White Wedding Photographers Black and White Wedding Photography

Sep 26, 2013

Happiness

Captured during Leslie and James' Bride and Groom session on their wedding day.

Contax 645 & Portra 400

Categories Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photographers Film Wedding Photographers New York Wedding Photographers

Sep 16, 2013

Waiting

Leica M6 & Kodak Tri-X

Categories Documentary Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photographers film film wedding photographer

Sep 3, 2013

A Quiet Prayer

Jana and Cody wanted to share a prayer together before their ceremony, but wanted to keep the tradition of not seeing each other.

Leica M6 & Kodak Tri-X

Categories Documentary Weddings Tags oklahoma wedding photographers film Oklahoma Wedding Photographers Documentary Wedding Photographers

Aug 28, 2013

Leslie and James

Contax 645 & Portra 400

Categories Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photographers Film

Aug 15, 2013

Reflections

Leica M4 & Ilford Hp5

Categories Documentary Weddings Tags oklahoma wedding photographers

Aug 11, 2013

From the Archives

I happened to run across the negatives from when I was just starting to shoot film. Circa 2011.

Leica M6 & TMAX 400

Categories Weddings Tags bridal film oklahoma wedding photographers

Jul 21, 2013

Final Preparations

Leica M6 & TMAX 400

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Jul 5, 2013

Wildfires and Weddings in Colorado

I snapped this photo from the highway into La Veta, CO while en route to Shelby and Clancey's wedding.

Leica M4 & TMAX 400

Categories Documentary Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photographers Colorado Film

Jul 2, 2013

Go Fetch

Leica M6 &  Kodak BW400CN

Categories Documentary Weddings Tags Destination Wedding Photographers Colorado

Jun 29, 2013

Just Married

Contax 645 &  Portra 400

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Jun 28, 2013

Reflections

Contax 645 & Ilford Delta 3200

Categories Documentary Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photographers Film

Jun 18, 2013

The Wedding Note

Canon Ae-1 & Cinestill

Categories Documentary Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photographers film

Jun 12, 2013

A New Friend

Leica M6 & Ilford XP2

Categories Weddings Tags oklahoma wedding photography film

Jun 8, 2013

The Wedding Dress

Contax 645 & Kodak Tmax 400

Categories Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photographers Bridal

Jun 7, 2013

Under the Bridge

Leica M6 & Ilford XP2

Categories Weddings Tags oklahoma wedding photographers film

Jun 5, 2013

Window Light

Contax 645 & Ilford 3200

Categories Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photographers Film

May 26, 2013

Lauren Bridals

Contax 645 & Expired Portra 400VC

Categories Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photographers film bridals

May 24, 2013

Boys Will Be Boys

Contax 645 & Portra 400

I almost never post images from the formal portraits portion of a wedding day, but today, I thought I would share one of my favorites from Jenn and Warren's wedding. I'm sure you noticed that this isn't really a formal portrait at all. Yes, exactly, and that is why I like it. Most often, it's moments like this one, in between the posed formal shots, where the true emotion and natural smiles come out. That's what I'm after, and when I get shots like this one, I know that I've done my job well. 

Categories Weddings Tags oklahoma wedding photographers film

May 23, 2013

Jennifer and Warren

Contax 645 & Portra 400

Categories Weddings Tags oklahoma wedding photographers film

Feb 18, 2013

Is That the Queen?

Leica M6 & Tri-X

Categories Documentary Weddings Tags oklahoma wedding photographers film

Feb 9, 2013

A Happy Day

Contax 645 & Portra 400

Categories Documentary Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photographers film contax

Jan 27, 2013

The Ceremony

Leica M6 & Tri-X

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Jan 15, 2013

True Colors

There is nothing better than capturing an unscripted moment that reveals so much personality and candid interaction between bride and groom.

Contax 645 & Portra 400

Categories Weddings Tags oklahoma wedding photographers film first look

Jan 13, 2013

Featured on Emmaline Bride

Lacy and Shaun's wedding was recently featured on Emmaline Bride. If you haven't seen it, go check it out at  - Here's a quick sample. 

Contax 645 & Portra 400

Categories Documentary Weddings Tags oklahoma wedding photographers film

Jan 9, 2013

It's the Moments that Matter

Contax 645 & Portra 400

Categories Weddings Tags oklahoma wedding photographers film

Jan 3, 2013

Lacy and Shaun's First Look

Contax 645 & Portra 400

Categories Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photographers film

Dec 30, 2012

Like Mother, Like Daughter

What a fun pair these two were. | Contax 645 & Tri-X

Categories Documentary Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photographers Film

Dec 1, 2012

The Wedding Singer

Taken while second shooting for Josh McCullock

Categories Documentary Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photography film

Nov 26, 2012

Waiting Games

Taken while second shooting for Josh McCullock

Categories Documentary Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photographers film

Nov 12, 2012

Tea Ceremony

Sometimes, the best way to tell a story is with old school black and white film.

Categories Documentary Weddings Tags film oklahoma wedding photographers leica

Oct 25, 2012

Expressions

     Expressions are one of my favorite things to photograph at a wedding. Many times, they tell so much of the story.

Categories Documentary Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photographers Film

Aug 13, 2012

Quick Frame Frame Brittany and Josh's Engagement Session at Oklahoma City University

Quick Frame Frame Brittany and Josh's Engagement Session at Oklahoma City University

Just got the film scans back from Josh and Brittany's engagement session at Oklahoma City University. This is one of my favorites. 

Contax 645 | Portra 400

Categories Couples QuickFrame Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photographers Film

Aug 11, 2012

Wedding Preparations

Wedding Preparations

I love shooting black and white fillm on a wedding day! More from Katie and Garrett's wedding very soon. 

Contax 645 | Tri-X 400

Categories Weddings Tags Wedding Oklahoma Wedding Photographers

Jul 28, 2012

Lauren and Dave

Lauren and Dave

Shot's like this one are why I shoot weddings and why I shoot film at weddings. I have so many more photos from this wedding that I cannot wait to share. This one is definitely one of my favorites. 

Congratulations,  Lauren and Dave.

Contax 645 | Portra 400

Categories QuickFrame Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photographers film

Jul 22, 2012

Bouquet and Stained Glass

Bouquet and Stained Glass

Here's one from Katie and Garrett's wedding a couple of weeks ago. I don't post a lot of detail shots since I really believe a wedding is about the people and not the details, but I just can't help myself with this one. The colors of the bouquet and the stained glass are just to0 good. Shot's like this are why I shoot film (in addition to digital). The digital shots of the same scene simply did not do it justice. 

Contax 645 | Kodak Portra 400

Categories QuickFrame Weddings Tags film oklahoma wedding photographers flowers

Jul 15, 2012

Amy and Brian's Engagement Session - Norman, Oklahoma

Here are some of my favorite photos from Amy and Brian's all film engagement session earlier this summer. I'm looking forward to shooting their wedding later this year! 


Categories Couples Engagements Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photographers Engagement

Jul 3, 2012

Blair and Lane's Wedding - Luther, Oklahoma

Earlier this summer I had the opportunity to photograph Blair and Lane's wedding in Luther, Oklahoma. Everything about this wedding was incredible. From the bride and groom, to the smallest details, everything was top notch. I really must commend Blair and her mom on the fantastic job they did decorating the venue. I know that they put a lot of work into everything, and it really paid off. One thing particularly challenging about shooting this wedding was that everything was candlelit. Because of the lack of lighting, I really had to work hard to look for the light. It was a lot of fun though, and I think the photos turned out to be some of the best we've taken. My wife, Jaime, deserves special recognition as she knocked it out of the park. She captured some of my favorite wedding photos ever at this wedding.

Blair and Lane, thanks so much for having us. Jaime and I really enjoyed being a part of your wedding day. Congratulations and best wishes!

Now, on to the photos.


Categories Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding Photographers

Jul 2, 2012

The Spectating Bridesmaid - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The Spectating Bridesmaid - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

For this entry, I wanted to show something a little different than normal - something that happens at nearly every wedding, but is rarely photographed. In this shot, taken at Allison and Danny's wedding early this summer, I was able to capture a bridesmaid playing the role of spectator as the guys were being photographed. This sort of "spectating" happens at nearly every wedding, and I really don't know why it hasn't occurred to me until very recently to try to capture it in action. 

Canon 5d mk ii | Zeiss 35mm f2.0

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Jun 30, 2012

Quick Shot from Blair and Lane's Wedding - Luther, Oklahoma

Quick Shot from Blair and Lane's Wedding - Luther, Oklahoma

Here is one of my favorite shots from Blair and Lane's wedding earlier this summer. This shot captures a completely candid moment of Blair as she preps in the bridal room. Capturing moments such as this one are one of my favorite things about being a wedding photographer. Many more coming from Blair and Lane's wedding very soon. 

Canon 5D mk ii | Canon 50mm f 1.2 L

Categories QuickFrame Weddings

Jun 19, 2012

My Approach to Photographing Details

My Approach to Photographing Details

So many magazines and blogs these days are filled with images of gorgeous details, but more often than not, those images lack a human element. Viewing those images, one might think that a wedding day has become less about the marriage of two people and more about styling and looks. Are these really the kinds of images you will look back and cherish in 30 years?


When it comes to capturing the details of a wedding day, of course I shoot some plain details, but I also always do my very best to incorporate them into the larger story of the wedding day. For me, photographing a wedding is about telling a story about the marriage of two people in a creative and artistic way. It's about capturing the emotions and atmosphere of the wedding day. Details play an important role in this, but alone, the details don't tell the full story. This I prefer to look for details throughout the flow of the wedding day and always try to include the story with the details. This image from Ashton and Dane's wedding last month is a great example. The goal for this image was to capture the shoes - a contrived "detail shot" for most photographers. Instead of going with the traditional setup shot, I opted to capture the shoes when the maid of honor was helping the bride put them on. In my mind, this image tells a story. It captures the moment and also emphasizes the shoes and dress at the same time. It has that sense of completeness that a good photograph should have. 

Contax 645 | Tri-X 400

Categories QuickFrame Weddings Tags Film Tri-X 400

Jun 4, 2012

Allison and Danny - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Here's one of my favorite shots from Allison and Danny's wedding this past weekend at the Oklahoma Golf and Country Club. This was my first time shooting at this venue, and I owe a big thank you to Kevin Paul for having me along to shoot with him. Kevin is an amazing photographer and you should definitely check out his work if you haven't already. Now, on to more about the image. I'm a huge fan of capturing unscripted moments during the wedding day. In this particular shot, we were heading up the stairs to prepare for the first look. I held the door open at the bottom of the stairwell, and as I started to follow the bride and bridesmaid up the stairs, I saw this image in my mind. I quickly adjusted my settings for the dark room and prepared to make the shot. As everything lined up compositionally, I fired off several frames. Immediately, I knew I had a really nice shot. After reviewing the few frames, this was my favorite, mainly due to the body positions and how the dress is falling. One of my favorite frames to date. 

Congratulations, Allison and Danny!

Categories QuickFrame Weddings Tags Oklahoma Golf and Country Club Oklahoma Wedding Photographers

May 28, 2012

Kimmy and Paul's Rustic Wedding - Western Oklahoma

Here are some of my favorite images from Kimmy and Paul's wedding in Clinton, OK. This was my first time shooting a wedding at the White Dog Hill. What an awesome venue. Incredible sights and tasty food! This place is top notch - 5 stars in my book. As it turns out, Kimmy and Paul's wedding was one of my first film + digital weddings, and I really like the way the film shots turned out. I will definitely continue to explore shooting film at weddings.

You will be seeing more of Kimmy and Paul in the near future -- just as soon as I shoot their post-wedding/trash the dress session, but that's all for now. 

Congratulations, Kimmy and Paul. 


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May 20, 2012

Congrats to Blair and Lane - Luther, Oklahoma

Congrats to Blair and Lane - Luther, Oklahoma

Here is a shot from Blair and Lane's wedding, taken yesterday evening. What an amazing couple. I can't wait to edit the rest from their wedding day. Many more to come. 

Canon 5D mk ii | Canon 50mm f1.2L 

Categories QuickFrame Weddings Tags Oklahoma Wedding

May 8, 2012

Kimmy and Paul's Wedding - Clinton, Oklahoma

Kimmy and Paul's Wedding - Clinton, Oklahoma

I just got the film scans back from Kimmy and Paul's wedding today so I thought I would share one of my favorite shots from those scans. Shots like this are why I shoot film. 

Mamiya RZ67 pro ii | Sekor 110mm | Kodak Portra 400

Categories QuickFrame Weddings Tags Wedding Country Oklahoma

Jan 9, 2012

Quick shot from Esmeralda and Eddie's Wedding

Here is a quick frame from Esmeralda and Eddie's wedding earlier this summer. Many more to come from their wedding...

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Jan 8, 2012

Ashlee's Bridals

Here are a few of our favorites from Ashlee's bridal session in Oklahoma city. 


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Dec 1, 2011

Bond and Joe's Wedding - Guymon, OK

Neither Jaime or myself had ever been to Guymon so when we found out we would be seeing someplace new for Bond and Joe's wedding, we got excited. We both love to 'Road Trip' so this was perfect for us. The wedding day was awesome. The details were great, the people were warm and friendly, and the air was charged with excitement. Everything went perfectly, and we really had an amazing time working with Bond and Joe. We also found a great little burger joint thanks to the reccomendation from Bond. If you ever find yourself in Guymon and looking for a quick bite, you should definitely check out Mr. Burger. It's quite tasty.

I always like to include a few sentences about the Bride and Groom in these posts so when I was gathering material for this blog post, I asked Bond for a few sentences to include here that would introduce everyone to them. She decided to include the following story.... 

Everyone says there will be something to go wrong at your wedding, and it will be a funny memory later.  Well, we didn’t have anything like that happen to us, and the wedding went off without a hitch.  Our ‘funny now’ story happened with the proposal:  Joe and I were planning a ski trip to Breckenridge in February 2010.  Joe planned to propose, and I had a pretty good idea that it was going to happen on the trip.  However, the two monster storms that came through Oklahoma last year kept the ring from getting delivered to Joe, and it looked like it wasn’t going to happen.  But Joe pulled a lot of strings, and the sweet lady at UPS helped move trucks (literally) to get the ring to him on time for our trip.  Unknown to me, we got engaged on top of Keystone Mountain while night skiing!  We both love the mountains, so getting engaged in Colorado is something that will always be special to us, and a funny story of how it almost didn’t happen (in the mountains at least)!

Congrats to Bond and Joe! It was a great pleasure working with you guys!


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Bond's Bridals

Here are a few of our favorite images from Bond's bridal session earlier this year in Oklahoma City, OK.

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