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Sarah here on a wild Oklahoma Snow day! Thought I would bring something a bit sunnier for you to look at. And not only the glow of sunset but the magic of a cotton field! Who knew Oklahoma had cotton… Okay I am sure a lot of people but I am from North Carolina where cotton is a huge crop and had no idea it existed here. But what a treat! I had so much fun with these two. They could not be any sweeter together. They are getting married right before Christmas so we squeezed in their engagement session before the crazy cold arrived! Although I will say you can’t tell at all but these two were quite the troopers and it got really cold about half way through our shoot. Can’t wait for their wedding!
Sarah here… and here goes nothing…
Something I have thought about doing forever and talked about doing dozens of times but in some ways haven’t had the guts to do. Don’t worry its not that crazy, but to the blog stalker of all things photography it could be offensive (how is that for drama). I am about to “blog” an engagement session and only post one photo. But its not because there aren’t dozens of photos from this session worth sharing.. And not because Ryane and Justin aren’t the cutest and sweetest couple with a genuine connection. Because they certainly ARE! Instead, it’s in protest of how poorly most of us are digesting the images in front of us. How quickly we skim over the art of photography because it is everywhere and in our face in abundance. We have stopped giving weight to the individual photo. I think we are over stimulated and over saturated with images in our lives that we can’t/don’t pause and take in the beauty of just one photo. I am so struck by the way art changes the minute you take it out of the gallery… We stop giving space to each image, we certaintly don’t spotlight it individually and let it breath apart from the others on the wall. We slam dozens and dozens of photos down our throats through facebook, instagram, blogs, websites,etc. and I am afraid we are ceasing to appreciate the thing we “love”. Oh and I am definitely talking about me as much as anyone else. We as the photographers consume thousands upon thousands of images a year (and those are just our own) and that is why I am making myself pause with you to take in the beauty that is Ryane and Justin in just one quiet black and white image from their whole session. Because it is worth stopping and staring. That is if you made it through my soapbox to the image… (Don’t worry, this too shall pass and I will be back to posting loads of images that you will pause individually at to appreciate) :)
Im sure you remember Catherine from her lovely engagement session.. well here she is in her gorgeous wedding dress!
Sometimes there just aren’t the right words for something, and that is so how I feel about how amazing Lindsey and Jered are. They are the absolute warmest people… the kind that make you feel like family from the moment you meet. I just wish I could convey how awesome I think they are… so glad I have some images to go along with my words.
Sarah Sunday…with a crazy story… So Meagan’s grandmother and my grandmother are really great friends and both live in a tiny town in Illinois together. I have memories as a little girl of going to Sue’s (Meagan’s grandma) pond and loving it but I never knew Meagan. And Meagan has tons of memories of my Grandma Helen from when she was little. But I had no idea who Meagan was or that she lived in Oklahoma until she was getting married! It was so much fun getting to have Meagan and Bobby over for dinner and hear about their wedding and swap stories from our childhood. Such a blast to find Meagan… it feels like finding family I never knew I had.