It’s always delightful to photograph your friends. Megan is one of my dearest friends… a beautiful girl inside and out. Isn’t it sweet that little Sophie got her Momma’s dimple when she smiles?

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Thanks for entering to win a copy of the new book, “Wedding Photography Unveiled” by Jacqueline Tobin.  And the winners are….

1) Stephanie Richardson: “One of the most memorable pictures for me is at Shawna’s wedding you captured my sweet sister and I holding hands just before she walked the aisle to become one with her husband. I love it not only because it is such a meaningful day in both our lives, but because it captures our relationship so beautifully. I will always treasure that moment…and thanks to you I have an image to remind me.”

2)  Leigh from Reload Photographics:  ” My photo that conveys the most emotion to the most people is one without faces. Just 3 hands. Father, mother and baby’s held together.”

Congrats!  Please email me your address so that I can put the books in the mail!

Here are two of most meaningful images that I’ve photographed over the last 12 years.  They may not be technically perfect, but it’s the emotion and meaning behind them that keeps drawing me back to them.  Both of these images are of people who are no longer with us… the mothers of two of my dear friends.

* The first image is of Mary Catherine’s mother and completely encompasses the life she lived–at home at the lake, at ease in her pajamas with Safari (the dog) content at her feet, and at home in the Word of God.

* It was truly a gift from the Lord that Jen’s mother lived to be at her daughter’s wedding. The second image captures the significance of that blessing.  As guests gathered outside to say farewell, her mother and step-father join in one final dance with the bride and groom.

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Wedding Photography Unveiled

All I can say is, “wow”! We are humbled to be chosen as one of twenty photographers from across the nation to be included in Jacqueline Tobin’s new book, “Wedding Photography Unveiled: Inspiration and Insight from 20 Top Photographers.” Jacqueline has been the Deputy Editor of PDN Magazine for over 20 years, and truly understands the art and beauty of wedding photography. She reveals techniques, strategies and philosophies from the nation’s best for visually capturing the wedding day.

The publication includes a stunning collection of work from such well-known photographers as Mike Colon, Parker J. Pfister, Charles Maring, Jose Villa, Meg Smith, Elizabeth Messina, Christian Oth, Liz Banfield and many more. The book merges artistry with the practical tools necessary to equip budding photographers for the wedding industry as well as inspire seasoned ones. This PDN Pro Series book is in stores now and can be ordered at www.amazon.com and Barnes & Noble bookstores.

A big “thank you” to Jacqueline for the time and dedication she put in to making this book! It is amazing! Thank you for choosing us to be a part of it!

CONTEST: We are giving away 2 books! One to someone who hopes to be married some day, is married, or has been married. The other will go to a photographer. How to enter:

1) Leave a short comment describing the most meaningful photograph that has ever been taken of you (can be you alone or you with a loved one).
2) Photographers: Leave a short comment describing the most meaningful photograph that you have ever taken.

The winners will be announced on our blog this Friday (March 27th). Check back then…

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These two are so “at home” with each other…. so content and happy just being in each other’s presence. Their intimate wedding ceremony took place at Norman’s Train Depot. But they chose to see each other before the ceremony, so we hopped over to the University of Oklahoma’s beautiful campus for photos. I think we could’ve walked around and taken photos for hours. The whole day was so lovely.

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