February 16-17th, 2013
Every year I struggle to come up with a birthday activity that is unique and enjoyable for all involved. This year, it just so happened that a band I LOVE (The Burning Hotels) was playing a rare show the weekend right before my birthday. The only problem is that the band and show were Fort Worth. Solution? Birthday road trip with a handful of my closest friends! I decided to take my camera along (of course) for some freestyle, candid shots with a documentary flavor. P.S. My camera was occasionally commandeered by my sister Kathryn, and who knows who else.
Only one photo of the actual show is included, as The Wild Rooster was very dark, but we had a great time hanging out and listening!
We had no idea who this guy was.
At our “super-high-end motel” later that night and the next morning…
Out to brunch (the most important meal of the day) at The Bottom.
Nice day to climb in a tree. With a sign posted right next to it that clearly read, “For your safety, do not climb in tree.” But what do they know.
Then a few of us continued on to the Stockyards and caught the… cattle run?
Sizing up the competition.
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February 9th, 2013
Nic, Emmy, and crew were so much fun! Amazing vintage chic details at one of my favorite venues. I met these two in college and was super excited to get to play this role in their big day. It was quite the party from beginning to end, full of photogenic people!
Make sure to check out the first look session photos- always my favorite part of any wedding day.
Venue: OKC Public Farmers Market
Coordinator: Heather McKinley (Farmers Market)
Florist: Sherry Parks
Cake: Debbie Schwab, Sweet Treasures
DJ: Mike Ipong, BTP Productions
Photo Booth: Drea Dillard, An Event to Remember Photo Booth
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I realize that these images barely scratch the surface of the “steampunk” look, but I’ve always been drawn by this style and really wanted to do a steampunk-inspired shoot. I have to give props to Catie Bartlett for shooting these with me! We had so much fun with the dark and whimsical theme, in a perfect, woodsy location, on a nice day in December.
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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:
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