New Year 2020

Greetings! Happy New Year and may the Father bless and keep you and cause His face to shine on you and give you peace.

I will praise you to the heights, my God, the king; I will bless your name forever and ever. 2 Every day I will bless you; I will praise your name forever and ever. 3 Great is ADONAI and greatly to be praised; his greatness is beyond all searching out. 4 Each generation will praise your works to the next and proclaim your mighty acts. 5 I will meditate on the glorious splendor of your majesty and on the story of your wonders. 6 People will speak of your awesome power, and I will tell of your great deeds.7 They will gush forth the fame of your abounding goodness, and they will sing of your righteousness. 8 ADONAI is merciful and compassionate, slow to anger and great in grace. 9 ADONAI is good to all; his compassion rests on all his creatures. 10 All your creatures will thank you, ADONAI, and your faithful servants will bless you. 11 They will speak of the glory of your kingship, and they will tell about your might; 12 to let everyone know of your mighty acts and the glorious majesty of your kingship. 13 Your kingship is an everlasting kingship, your reign continues through all generations. 14 ADONAI supports all who fall and lifts up all who are bent over. 15 The eyes of all are looking to you; you give them their food at the right time. 16 You open your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing. 17 ADONAI is righteous in all his ways, full of grace in all he does. 18 ADONAI is close to all who call on him, to all who sincerely call on him. 19 He fulfills the desire of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. 20 ADONAI protects all who love him, but all the wicked he destroys. 21 My mouth will proclaim the praise of ADONAI; all people will bless his holy name forever and ever.

Psalms 145 Praise. By David

One of my first goals for 2020 is to commit more Scripture to memory starting with Psalms 145. This passage reminds me of my role in relationship to the Father and His unmatched and unchanging attributes.

I’ve also set several physical goals for myself including learning to do a headstand, being able to do a pull-up and be able to swim a mile by 2021. All of these are impossible for me, so I’m researching all the steps and laying out a quarterly plan. Because my days often begin without a clear plan and they feel too short, I’ve decided to implement a “Waking Early Plan”. By February I hope to be in the habit of starting my day at 5:30am with quiet solitude, prayer, stretching and journaling. If I can stick this one habit I believe it will be a transformative year.

Do you set goals or intentions or make new year resolutions? How do you hold yourself accountable?

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    WEDDING | Corey + Tiffany

    These two. What???? They were so fun to work with. Corey has this hilarious personality which balances Tiffany’s more serious side. She has an easy laugh and bright smile. Tiffany also has great taste- her bouquet, dress, veil, hair…. all stunning.

    It was my first wedding to film inside of the downtown Tulsa IDL Ballroom and what a cool venue. The party was lively and colorful- and did I mention the cake? I think my favorite thing is that the cake topper said “finally”. ha!

    I loved how relaxed and chill everyone was all day. The afternoon unfolded without any hiccups and I could hardly believe it when I stepped outside and it was dark. Time flies when you’re having fun!

    xoxoxo to you Corey and Tiffany. Congratulations and I wish you all the best. I feel lucky to get to meet and film so many rad couples each year. I have the best job ever.

    Photography: Angela Williams of Hazel and Haze

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      WEDDING | Elliott + Bethany

      Ok for reals, two of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. When an elementary school teacher (hero!) and a social worker (another hero!) get married, you know amazing things will happen in our world.

      One of my most favorite things about the day is when Bethany gifted Elliott her childhood journals. She spent years dreaming of and praying for her one-day husband. Watching him read through her entries and realizing HE was her dream come true was just too much. I think I cried the whole time.

      I love, love, love working with clients who are this excited to be married. I mean, of course, the details are important, but the realization that at the end of the day, they are building a marriage, NOT a wedding day, makes all the difference. The way they were so fully present with each other, their shared smiles and laughter, was precious to watch.

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        WEDDING | Jared + MacKenzie

        Could not be more excited for Jared and MacKenzie’s gorgeous wedding at Spain Ranch in Jenks, Oklahoma. Because MacKenzie gave each detail thoughtful consideration and her taste is impeccable, the day went smoothly and perfectly. Even the weather cooperated! I always adore working with Andi Bravo and her sweet husband, Daniel.

        Marriage can be difficult and bumpy. Knowing when to push in and when to back down, when to fight and when to kiss comes with time and an open heart. I saw the love between you two, the support of so many family and friends, and your commitment to your faithful Father. You have all the tools you need to make this union successful and I wish you both every happiness!

        Photography: Andi Bravo including featured image Makeup: MLB Artistry
        Venue: Spain Ranch
        Hair: AshFranke Styles
        Florals: Ever Something Event Styling
        Dress: Hayley Paige
        Jewelry: Kendra Scott
        Videography: Amy Teague
        Dj: LionsRoad
        Catering: 624 Catering

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          FAMILY | Jurecek

          Oh, how they love each other!

          What could be better than a fall family portrait session down by the river on a perfectly cool, sunny evening? Thank you Oklahoma skies. You never disappoint.

          Sarah is one of my favorite mamas to photograph. She just relaxes and laughs. She’s sexy and cool, beautiful and affectionate. AND it means so much that they drive up from the southern part of Texas for a portrait session! Seeing her and the family are a treat I look forward to each year.

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            FAMILY | Guebelle

            These kids…. I don’t know what to say except I adore them.

            It cracks me up because I think their house is magical (and it absolutely is!). And when they come visit me at my house, I hear from their mama that they think MY boring, old house is magical too. Regardless, I take it as a HUGE compliment.

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              FAMILY | Ferland

              I guess it’s been since 2013 that I’ve known the Ferlands. They met me downtown for a sunset portrait session. Mindee was expecting baby girl number three, Ivy, and planning on surprising the girls with the secret.

              I remember first meeting Mindee and her beautiful family- handsome husband, little girls that were stunning and perfectly at home in front of the camera. I was nervous and felt frumpy compared to how pulled together they were. I remember praying the whole time, “let this one be good!” I don’t rightly know why I felt so utterly inadequate that evening, but I did.

              Each year, Mindee has called me again. I’ve been there for newborn sessions and cake smashes. I’ve watched her older two grow into lovely, kind, and funny tweens. They still know how to work the camera, but not with sass… just with ease and confidence. I think they get it from their super star momma.

              Thinking back on my clients who call me year after year, I feel so grateful. Honestly nine years ago I had hardly an idea of what I was doing. I shot and prayed and usually got lucky. I still get nervous sometimes, but I’m mostly excited to see some of my favorite families on the planet.

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