Joanna and Klifton–Owasso, OK {3/26/2011}

April 04, 2011  •  Leave a Comment

I was thrilled to be apart of Joanna and Klifton’s wedding in Owasso, OK (Tulsa area) on March 26. I’ve known Joanna and her family since about 2002 and have been getting to know them more in the last three or four years. Naturally I was honored when Joanna asked me to photograph the wedding. The venue was Bethel Baptist Church in Owasso and it proved to be a beautiful place for a wedding. What was expected to be a nice Spring day proved unusually cold. Temps in the morning were in the low 40’s and it was cloudy most of the day. But the good news is it didn’t dampen the festivities whatsoever.

My assistant for this wedding was Bekah Crow and she did a great job getting her “feet wet.” She’s got a great eye and I look forward to shooting with her again sometime. I’ll be sure to point out her shots.  Of course, every wedding starts with getting ready.

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The dress was a perfect choice and had tremendous detail.

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A great makeup shot by Bekah.

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Again, fine details.

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Joanna and Klifton had a “reveal” before the wedding and we had about an hour for some private shooting with the Bride and Groom. I had a few ideas that I wanted to try out and they were both game. It was a blast for me and I hope they had fun too. Here’s a shot I saw somewhere and wanted to set it up for Joanna and Klifton. I like how it came out.

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The Church had lots of places to shoot. This was in one of the upstairs rooms. I love the stained glass and the dramatic lighting.

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A signature shot for me and it works as well indoors as it does out.

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No blog collection would be complete without including the wedding party. It was cold outside so we went a little more traditional with the girls and used the sanctuary. Pockets in all the dresses. I loved that!

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The guys braved the cold (Well for about 45 seconds anyway.).

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Couldn’t resist the ring bearer. Another of Bekah’s shots.

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Even though there was a pre-ceremony reveal Klifton was still mesmerized as his Bride came down the isle.

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The cakes were captivating. Simple beauty and the Rangers-themed groom’s cake.

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Elegant rings.

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I never saw them wear them but awesome hats nonetheless.

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Joanna’s “get-away on the honeymoon” shoes. Rumor has it someone spilled something on them in the air plane.

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It was a great day and you could tell Joanna and Klifton are totally in love with one another. Another testimony of God’s awesome plan in the lives of His children.


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