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See.

 

 

What had happened was…

 

 

 

It wasn’t supposed to rain. Only it did rain. Right at the end of the ceremony before Jessica and Chris kissed. And not some wimpy little spring time rain, either. This was a full on heavy downpour, and we all ran back inside and laughed about it.

 

But in spite of the rain off and on the rest of the day, this was such a great, great wedding. I absolutely adore these two, and working with Erin with the Destin Bay House, Vaughn with Vaughn Vanamburg DJ, and Florals by the Sea is always wonderful.

 

 

Jessica and Chris, thanks so much for letting me be a part of your day. Even with the rain, it was perfect.

 

 

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Sometimes when I talk to my couples about doing first looks, aside from the normal reasons of friends or family telling them the sky will fall and they’ll get warts all over their sensitive bits and a plague of locusts will come, I get the reason that they want it to still be special when the see each other walking down the aisle to each other.

 

 

Which I get. I do. But.

 

 

I can also say, from seeing a bazillion weddings that have done first looks, it’s still completely and totally a special moment, as evidenced by the amount of snot during Annie and Pacer’s first look, AND the amount of snot (mine included….maybe…) during the moment they walked down the aisle to each other.

 

 

Annie and Pacer got married out at the absolutely gorgeous Skelly Lodge in Catoosa, Oklahoma. It’s hands down my favorite location to shoot at in Oklahoma, and the people who run it are absolutely wonderful to work with. Special guest appearance at this wedding by one of my favorite DJ’s in the Tulsa area, Hugo with Lion’s Road. Never once has he failed to get the party started, even if that party is just me. #yolo

 

 

 

Annie and Pacer. I big puffy heart you both. Thanks so much for letting me hang out with you guys for this wonderful day.

 

B

 

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Spring Minishoots

 

 

 

 

Alright, ladies and jellybeans.

 

 

It’s that time again.

 

On Saturday, April 09th I’ll be doing minishoots again in downtown Tulsa from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM.  The sessions are 15 minutes long, and include at least 15 edited photos of your crew.

 

Cost is $150.00.

 

One family per session, date is subject to change due to the crazy weather we have here in the 918, and all cancellations are nonrefundable.

 

If you have any questions, shoot me an email via the contact form on the blog. Looking forward to seeing everyone!

 

 

B

 

 

 


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I get a lot of people asking me if they can come shoot a wedding with me so they can see how and why I do what I do.

 

And the short answer to that is no, because you may secretly be batsh@t crazy, and if your crazy happens to fall out during the wedding of one of my clients, well, that would just be bad.

 

See? Ok then.

 

WHAT: The UnWedding workshop.

 

Walking through a wedding day from start to finish with yours truly, covering everything from getting ready to reception, client education before the wedding, contract basics, how to ignore most of the BS that makes up the wedding industry and shoot what matters, and how to do that cool long exposure sparkler shot I’m so fond of.  We’ll be shooting with a live (not dead) bride and groom model couple covering posing techniques, first looks, bridal party formals, and covering how to not piss off the wedding vendors you like, and successfully deal with the ones you don’t. Lots of photos, lots of hanging out with other cool creatives, lots of question and answer time, and more WeddingWire jokes than you can shake a stick at. (Seriously. Bring a stick and try it. Won’t happen.)

 

Sincere thanks to the beautiful and wonderful people at CG Pro Prints, Priscilla Foster Handmade Albums, Black Rapid Straps, and White House Custom Color for being willing to be seen with me in public and sponsor this shindig. All companies I love, trust, and work with regularly.

 

 

WHEN: Sunday, February the 28th from 3:00-7:00PM

 

WHERE: The absolutely gorgeous Skelly Lodge in Catoosa, Oklahoma.

 

HOW MUCH: $300.00 per attendee.

 

WHAT YOU WILL NEED: A sense of humor. Proper grammar. Something to take notes with. A camera. Your favorite portrait lens. If you have a wide angle lens, bring that as well. A tripod. A shutter release cord for your camera OR working knowledge of your camera’s self timer. Vodka.

 

Ok, maybe not the vodka. #yolo

 

 

See that nifty Paypal button below? That’s where you sign up and become my photography slaves for a day. MUAHAHAhahahaaaa……

 

Ahem.

 

Seriously. I hope to see you guys there. Email brett@23d.9a6.myftpupload.com with any questions.

 

B

 



 

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This wedding.

 

Where do I even start…

Erin and Andy have been friends of mine for ages. Whether hanging out with Andy on the boat and fishing, or working weddings with Erin who runs the Destin Bay House, they’re amazing people to be around and I love them both dearly.

I love the Destin Bay House. As with any brides of mine that ask, getting to work with Erin is absolutely fantastic. When you add in Vaughn VanAmburg as the DJ, and Heyward McKenzie with Culinary Catering 365, the clouds part, the angels sing, and unicorns prance across fields of sunlight and vintage furniture and……ok. Maybe not so much that part, but it’s an absolutely amazing group of people to work with. I made it all the way to hanging out with Erin and Andy on the dock when we were doing portraits by ourselves before the tears showed up. It’s a crazy and humbling thing to be able to shoot the wedding of one of your best friends.

 

Sincere thanks to Vaughn VanAmburg for rocking the party as always. You, sir, are hands down one of the very best DJ’s I’ve ever had the honor of working with in 10 years of this craziness. Thanks to Heyward McKenzie with Culinary Catering 365. Your extreme sexiness is outdone only by the quality of your incredible food. Thanks for keeping me fat. To Florals by the Sea for stunning bouquets and decor for this event. Absolutely gorgeous, my friends. To Sweet for Sirten for an equally beautiful and delicious cake, which I can neither confirm nor deny how much of it I actually consumed. To the fantastic and ever classy Reverend Kim Cannon who did the officiating of this shindig. Always a pleasure to work with you, sir.  To my dear friend Kacie Quesenberry for making the hike all the way from Montana to hang out and shoot this with me. You’re a badass photographer, my friend.

 

 

And lastly, to Erin and Andy. Thanks for letting me shoot your wedding. Thanks for being great friends. I’m still sorry I burned the chicken the last time I made you dinner.

 

It was probably the vodka.

 

PS. Dear Andy, I’m sorry I asked your best man what the capital of Thailand was right before I took your group photo. I didn’t know he’d actually do it. #yolo

 

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  • Tina Smith - CONRATS Erin!!! You made a beautiful bride and I want your Keds!!! Beautiful photography Mr Brett and I agree, Erin is a pleasure to work with!!!ReplyCancel

  • Mark Sutton - Brett, you are Awesome sir. You are classy and sassy…lol
    Great Work as usual man.ReplyCancel

  • Donna Key - Erin, beautiful wedding, beautiful bride. Congratulations. How did it feel to be the bride instead of the wedding planner? Love you girl, may you live happily ever after.ReplyCancel

  • June - Congrats Erin. .you look amazing. .I so wish I was there in person. Many blessings to you and your family. Brett breathe taking pictures as always.ReplyCancel