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It is a late installment of Wedding Wednesday but nevertheless it is still Wednesday…. Blaine and Haley were married this past weekend and we were honored to be there to celebrate with them! I have known Blaine and Haleys families for a long time because I photographed Blaines brothers wedding back in 2008 and Haleys sisters wedding back in 2010. Crazy, huh?!? Its pretty neat to know the family on both sides when walking into a wedding day! It sure makes the family time after the ceremony go way easier ;)
When I asked Haley a year or so ago what her ultimate dream wedding would entail, she told me that she wanted her friends and family to have a fantastic time at the reception. I DEFINITELY think her mission was accomplished. Blaine and Haley hired a band called Limelight out of Dallas and WOW… we were SO impressed! I have seen a hundred different bands in my day and Limelight is in a league of their own. I have never seen a wedding band so lively, so fun, so incredibly talented as this one. They were AMAZING.
Congratulations Blaine and Haley… Your wedding was perfect! I hope your new life together in Tulsa is everything you have dreamed of!
Ceremony: Holy Family Cathedral
Reception: Jazz Hall of Fame
Wedding Coordinator: Embellished Weddings
Videographer: Glorious Day Films
Chocolate Favors: Godiva
Cake Pops: Shari Berries
Flowers: Jan Edwards
Cake: Icing on the top
Caterer: The Chalkboard
We havent blogged a birth in quite some time! Oh my goodness! Honestly we had to take a break last year and didnt get half as much blogged as we wanted to but we have been trying to catch up the last few weeks before the busyness of wedding season takes over!
Do you know what your husbands face looked like when he saw your babies for the first time? Do you remember how you felt? Do you know what I would give for this? Just about anything. Births are intimate, raw, real, emotional, scary and honest. And to be in the room when this beautiful moment takes place is one that we hold in such high regard. Even after photographing around 60 births between the three of us- it is still exhilarating and emotional EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
I photographed Kim and Gerrons engagement, bridal, and wedding day back in 2008 (man I am old). I witnessed the tears streaming down Kims face when she sat with Gerron to pray before the ceremony and Gerrons tears when he saw his bride for the first time. I watched Kims dad kiss her on the cheek before she walked down the aisle, and saw it again when he walked into the room to meet his newest grandbaby. These are the moments that I live for folks. The beauty in the stories. Sweet Smith family… the gift of continually documenting your families big moments is such a treasure to me! I love you guys!
Note for clients : We love shooting births… they are so real and beautiful… but difficult at the same time to be on call and have to drop everything you have going to get to the hospital on time. We have decided to only be on call for one birth per month. Luckily there are three of us so it makes it a bit easier to have three people on call when a client goes in to labor but it is still difficult since they can happen at often unplanned times. If you are looking for someone to photograph your birth and we are booked up for the month we have several photographer friends who we can refer you to. We think the moments before, during, and after your children are born are just as important as your wedding day. The truth and emotion are a treasure that every parent deserves to have documented!
We have permission to post Kims birth slideshow (each client can choose whether or not to share or keep it private) HERE. You will need to view it from an actual computer as it is flash based.
Koby and Taylor were married last weekend! They had their wedding at the rustic Harn Homestead and we have said it before but we love this Oklahoma wedding venue! We especially love when brides choose an outdoor venue for the ceremony- the colors are beautiful, the light is most always great, we do not have to deal with venue restrictions and honestly we just love the feel of it!
Yall… I cant even tell you how laid back and awesome this sweet couple is. From the very beginning when Taylor booked us as her wedding photographers over a year ago she has been the easiest bride to please maybe ever.
Lindsay Gibson and Poppy Lane used their expertise to make Taylors wedding absolutely perfect. And the cupcakes??! I die. But seriously… have you seen anything so amazing? Each and every cupcake had three adorable little works of art on top and the entire thing was edible.
Our job is so fun. It can be stressful too, but after weddings like this one when the talented vendors knock it out of the park, all of the guests have a good time and the bride is unbelievably laid back and awesome- it doesnt get better than this!
Photographer: Holli @ Holli B. Photography
Coordinator: Lindsay Gibson @ Gibson Events
Flowers: Poppy Lane Design
Wedding Cake: Adam Beckworth w/ A Little Somethin’ Sweet (grooms cousin)
Grooms Cake: Mishelle Handy
Catering: Cheever’s (Iron Star BBQ)
Dress: Stardust Celebrations in Plano, TX
Band: The Straight Shooters
Wedding Favor’s: the bride
You can see Taylor and Kobys Harn Homestead Wedding slideshow HERE.