The wedding workshop in Tulsa last weekend was so much fun, I had to break it into two blog posts! This will be short, but I want to send out a huge thank you to Liz for putting it together, and to Adrion for the vision of the day. The workshop went great, and I can’t wait to do it again!
This past weekend I flew to Tulsa to teach a wedding class at a photography event for the third year in a row. I love going to this particular event, and I always get to see lots of old friends and make many new ones! The last two years, I’ve done both speaking and shooting classes, but this year we took it a step further, orchestrating an entire mock wedding. Despite some last-minute changes with our models, and unpredictable weather, the day turned out amazingly! My friend and also talented photographer, Liz Huckleby put together a wonderful weekend!
Adrion AuBell, a friend and photographer from Virginia, put together the look of the wedding, and it was so fabulous! We made a midnight run to WalMart the night before the class, after we arrived in Tulsa, to get some supplies, and she and a few other photographers stayed up until the wee morning hours putting it all together! We decorated all morning, and then class started after a crazy lunch!
Liz and Brandon stepped in to be our bride and groom models, and Amy, Scott, and Shalynn were our amazing wedding party! Christie posed as the pastor, and gave us a very sweet and funny mock ceremony! The first part of the class, we talked about weddings, equipment, and walked through the various stations, discussing light, must-have shots, and other ways to make the most of a situation. Then we broke into two groups and everyone took turns photographing the different parts of the wedding day.
Here are a few of my shots from the day. The details that Adrion put together were so simple but so beautiful, and the attendees in the class were so great to work with, too! I’ll do a second post with some “action” shots from the day, because I have WAY too many images to do in one day!
Baby Nora is one of our super sweet New Life babies, and I just adore her! We had a fun time with her very colorful session, and she had us all laughing and smiling! We also had a very wet moment when she peed all over one of the sets, but I guess that is to be expected with little ones, right? 🙂
This was by special request from mommy Melissa, and I really don’t know which one I like better, the front or the back!
Baby Cash is growing up so fast! Seems like just yesterday I was on my way to the hospital to photograph his birth. Now he’s a mover and a shaker! Mommy wanted some racing-themed shots, since Daddy races, and I set to work making a banner that was totally perfect for them. Cash LOVED sitting on the concrete, he was fascinated by the texture!
We headed back into the studio for some more fun shots. Isn’t he adorable?!
Next time I see him, he’ll be one! What shall we do to celebrate? 🙂.
Elizabeth and I have been talking about her wedding over the phone and email for well over a year now, and I was thrilled to finally meet her and Nathan for their engagement session a couple of weeks ago! With this unseasonably warm weather, we had the PERFECT day in the middle of March to explore downtown Burlington, and take a mini-road trip up Highway 99, where we found the most incredible creek to play in! Really, who gets to play in a creek this time of year?