This classy lady is one of my best friends and a very talented photographer. She needed some new professional head shots as she updates her business brand this year. We made a day of it and hit a lot of cool spots in downtown Oklahoma City. She snapped a few of me as well which you can see below. Afterwards, in another location, she helped me with a concept shoot I’d had in mind all winter- stay tuned for the next blog post! For now, Mrs. Catie Bartlett:
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These guys are no stranger to the blog. Paperscissor is Evan Crowley (vocals), Cameron Mintz (guitar), Caleb Tullis (guitar), Josiah Tullis (bass), & Clayton Stroup (drums). Go check out their song Dream Cure Magic Attack here– it’s my favorite. And grab free downloads while you’re there!
Some shots from their most recent show at the Conservatory in Oklahoma City:
2013, b&w, band, best concert light for photography, black & white, black and white, bright lights, Caleb Tullis, Cameron Mintz, Clayton Stroup, Concert, creative, cross process, crowd, dance, Evan Crowley, fresh, fun, funny, grainy, guitar, hands, hole in the wall, Josiah Tullis, Live Music, locally made, Model, okc, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, original, Paperscissor, Photo, photo shoot, Photographer, Photography, show, silhouette, silohuette, sing, small venue, tall and skinny, The Conservatory, things to see / do in oklahoma, unique
January 18th, 2013
Belle Isle Brewery
Oklahoma City, OK
2013, 50 Penn Place, Alberto Roubert, all black, b&w, back lighting, bar, beer, Belle Isle Brewery, black & white, black and white, bright colors, Chelsea Cope, Chelsey Cope Music, Concert, creative, details, documentary, drummer, drums, grungy, guitar, lights, Live Music, local, Martin, Music, Neon, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, original, Photo, photo shoot, Photographer, Photography, red dirt, restaurant, rock, short lighting, show, sing, singer, songwriter, stage, things to do in OKC, unique, vintage tone
2012, 405, American Apparel printed shirts, anna lee, Bike Oklahoma, braid, bright colors, buffalo t-shirt, cardigan, cassie neahring, Chelsea Cope, Christa May, creative, crochet, curls, custom design, cute, designer, details, downtown, dramatic, Etsy, fashion, feather earings, floral dress, Foliage Accessories, fresh, fun, funny, girl model, guy model, hair stylist, hairdo, handmade, handmade bag, handmade hi-low dresses skirts, headband, jewelry, jumpsuit, laugh, leather earings, lightnight bolt necklace, local artists, local crafts, local model, local models, local shops, local stores, locally made, makeup, Massive Downtown, Massive Graphics Screenprinting, Meghan Fossey, Model, Nathan Winfrey, native american graphic design style, natural, natural light, necklace, Nëka Schultz, Norman, okc, Okie, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, oklahoma t-shirt, old, original, Out On A Limb Clothing, outdoor, owl t-shirt, Photo, photo shoot, Photographer, Photography, Portraits, pose, Presley Poe, pretty, red girl mohawk, retail, scarf, screen print, screenprinted dress, senior portraits, setup, smile, styling, stylized, succulent potted plant, sunflare, sunlight, suspenders guy outfit, sweatshirts, t-shirt scarf, tee shirt, Thunder gear, Thunder headband, Thunder t-shirt, Thunder tank top, tshirt, unique, urban catalog shoot, velvet turban, vintage, Westbrook tank top
I’m excited to launch a new blog category in 2013- vendor features! In order to make by blog more of a resource for my wedding fans, I’ll be profiling local vendors and showcasing some of their work! It’s a huge task to research all the businesses needed for a wedding, and even harder to get to know them all before making a decision. In these profiles, you’ll get answers strait from the pros to some frequently asked questions, and get to see some of their REAL work! Please let me know in the comments what types of vendors you’re interested in seeing profiles of!
I’m excited to bring you the profile of Adrianne of Pink Poppy Event Designs for my first vendor feature. This beautiful lady is a doll with whom I worked on Becca & Jake’s wedding in last year. If you’re still looking for a planner, check out her interview and photos of her work below! (Some of the photos feature work from Sooner Calligraphy.)
What made you decide to start planning weddings?
There is just something so magical about a bride and groom’s wedding day. When I got married I remember wishing I had more help navigating what felt like an overwhelming list of ideas and vendors. After helping several friends with their weddings I decided that perhaps this is what I wanted to when I grew up. Planning a wedding is so much fun, but it can be stressful. I hope to help brides and grooms plan their big day so their special day is truly unique and are all that the couple could dream of regardless of budget.
How would you explain the difference between a wedding planner and a wedding coordinator? Do you do both?
I think the primary difference is that a wedding planner will assist with a lot of the preliminary details such as vendor selection and overall event details. Wedding coordinators are often hired to coordinate wedding vendors and last minute details. The roles of both a planner and coordinator overlap, but just know a coordinator (Especially day or month of) is often just going to manage the vendors and choices you have already made. I do both, but I really prefer to take on the full wedding planning role because I like to make sure my brides us excellent vendors that I have worked with and trust.
Why should someone hire a planner?
I think the biggest reason a bride should hire a wedding planner is because planners have experience planning weddings. We have faced challenges and have experience with how best to handle problems as they come up. Planners will help with vendor selection, event styling and can greatly reduce the amount of stress along the way. I tell my brides my job is to help make this really fun, but at times stressful process a lot easier. I also tell them when you hire a wedding planner that means you and your family get to enjoy the big day, rather than “work” that day. Managing all the pieces that will make that dream wedding come together becomes my job and the wedding party can kick back and enjoy the big day.
What basic process do you go through with the bride (and groom) to nail down a style direction for their event?
I typically ask brides and grooms to tell me what they think about when they imagine their big day. Do they want to be barefoot on the beach? Do they want a formal black tie occasion? I have also pinned a lot of unique wedding looks on my Pinterest Boards so we look through those together to map out a style direction. I find inspiration all over from cooking books, to design magazines etc and I will create a custom Board for each of my brides if they are interested in that.
Some couples have a pretty specific idea of what they want, while others may have no idea. Is it better one way or the other for you as a planner?
I think it is fine either way. I remember when I planned my wedding years ago I just felt overwhelmed with narrowing down just one specific look. I liked so many. I have worked with many brides that struggled with the exact look too and we just kept pulling together ideas until we found the one that was just right.
Check out her website for more. Pink Poppy Event Design’s ad can be found in the next issue of Oklahoma City Perfect Wedding Guide.
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2012, autumn, b&w, black & white, black and white, bright colors, country, couple, creative, cute, daughter, dead trees, fall, fresh, fun, husband & wife, kiss, laugh, leaves, location, love, Martin Nature Park, natural, natural light, okc, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, original, outdoor, park, Photo, photo shoot, Photographer, Photography, Portraits, pose, Robby Doland, romantic, Savanah Doland, smile, sunlight, sweet, throw leaves, unique, vintage, vintage tone, Violet Doland, winter, woods, woodsy
This year for the big 16, my little sister Rachel and I hosted a Fashion Photo Shoot Birthday Party! It was fun watching the girls natural talent come out, and had a blast getting to be models for an evening- backdrops, flashing lights, fans, music- the works!
A Fashion Photo Shoot Party is the perfect idea for teenage girls who want to do something unique and memorable with their friends! Contact me at email@example.com to talk about your (or your daughter’s) party!
Here are just a few favorites from Rachel’s party:
16th birthday, 2012, America's Next Top Model, Angel, ANTM, at home, beauty, bright colors, Catalina, creative, cute, dramatic, dress up, Drop it Modern, editorial, fashion, flourish, fresh, fun, grey, grey yellow backdrop, grey yellow background, group photo shoot, have a blast, imagine, laugh, Lesa Lee daughter, local, Lucy, Magazine shoot, Mary, Model, models, Mustard Seed, mustard yellow damask, natural, natural light, okc, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, original, Photo, photo shoot, Photographer, Photography, Portraits, pose, pretend, professional, Rachel Lee, senior portraits, slumber party, smile, sweet, sweet 16, swirl, teen girl bday party ideas, teenage girls birthday party idea, unique
Nate needed some portraits/headshots for a recent project. Here are a few of my favorites!
2012, actor, b&w, black & white, black and white, boy, bright colors, country, fashion, fresh, guy, headshots, Henderson Hills Baptist Church, HHBC, male, Model, Nate Bauer, Nathan Bauer, natural, natural light, okc, Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, old, original, outdoor, Photo, photo shoot, Photographer, Photography, Portraits, pose, red gingham button up shirt, retro, retro glasses, senior portraits, skinny tie, smile, suspenders, unique, vintage