Talk about down to earth and just sweet as can be. These Disney lovers are my people! After getting to know Jessica, Erik and Maddie over the past year I knew their wedding would be awesome. And, it totally was! Of course we were off to a fantastic start when the girls were joking that "it's coronation day!" (a Frozen reference for those that don't know). Jessica has been counting down the days to Frozen 2 along with her wedding countdown. Like I said, my kind of people!
For this week's BJP Tuesday Tip let's talk color! Your wedding colors are a statement of your day. They can be bold, soft, timeless or even a little unconventional. Or, if you are wanting to be "on trend" you can follow Pantone's Color of the Year. For 2019 the color is Living Coral. The choice is yours! That's the great thing about choosing your wedding colors. They are an extension of yourselves and your personality. My advice when choosing your wedding colors is to
The hotel room at Hotel Indigo was filled with laughter as I stepped inside the bride's getting ready room on the morning of their wedding. Susan greeted me with a huge hug, which is always an amazing start to any day. The bridesmaids were spread between the two rooms looking beautiful in their matching floral robes. As she led me further into the space I caught a glimpse of her elegant wedding dress hanging against a soft beige wall in the bathroom. The dress was simple
As they finish lighting the unity candle Haley and Brian walked side by side to return to their spot in front of the alter. Before stopping back at her place Haley quickly does a 360 spin to give a dress a nice fluff and put her cathedral length veil in place before Sabrina, her maid of honor, steps up beside her to lend a hand. Giggles erupt throughout the church as all of this takes place. That is just one of the genuine moments that occurred during Haley and Brian's wed
The love spread across her face was apparent as she walked down the steps that lead to her soon to be husband. This was the first time they would see each other on their wedding day. An intimate moment. No one insight. It was just for the two of them. As Joy stepped onto the bridge where Michael was waiting you could practically see the butterflies in their stomach's fluttering around them in giddy anticipation. With every step her smile spread wider and wider, until,
As the old wooden doors swung open you could feel yourself engulfed in the history of the 1952 Methodist Church, a landmark in the downtown St Charles area. With every step you were pulled further and further into the Wisconsin Lannon stone with cut stone detailing representing a modified Gothic architecture. Anyone that passed through the heart of downtown on Rt 64 drove by this treasure. Founded by Col. Edward J Baker in memory of his parent's, Edward and Martha, this is
The violinist picked up her instrument and St Luke's Church began to fill with the beautiful melody from the Disney classic, Beauty and the Beast (one of my personal favorites!!!). To the tune of "Tale As Old As Time", Danielle and Barb, the Mother's of the couple, proceeded down the aisle to the altar, where two candles were lit. As the song changed, the bridal party began to make their way down the aisle, grinning with every step. For right behind them was Keeley, waitin
Run, run as fast as you can, you can't catch me I'm MITCHELL!!!! I'm pretty sure that's what he was thinking during their entire portrait session this evening as we walked around Tulsa's Brady District. Boy could that boy move. It was deja vu from almost four years ago when I took his older brother Levi's photos. Those boys have some energy, but they sure are super cute with their soft curls and sweet expressions. Levi is, hands down, the best person big or small to say
First off, congratulations!!! If you are reading this post then you are probably planning your wedding, will soon be planning your wedding or are helping a special person in your life plan their wedding. I hope you are having as much fun as I did planning my own wedding! Now, I am going to let you in on a little secret. While your wedding day is going to be perfect (because you are marrying the love of your life), it might not run as perfectly as you had hoped. Take a bre
Today was SNOW much fun!!!!! Seriously!!! I wish there were behind the scenes photos so you could have seen how much snow we were hopping through during Kacie and Will's winter wonderland of an engagement session. More than once I always face planted in a snow drift because I didn't realize the ground was hilly. We all agreed though it was totally worth it! I met Kacie this past summer when I photographed her twin sister Kelly's wedding. Both ladies are incredibly beauti
FREEZING!!!!!! That is probably the first word that comes to mind after today's engagement session. Along with dreamy, romantic, stunning and amazing!!!! Yes, it was cold. With the wind whipping at us it brought the temperature down to near zero degrees. However, with the chilling temperatures came a blanket of fresh white snow creating a picturesque backdrop among the trees. As we walked briskly through the fields towards our destination I learned about Nicole and Jeff.
The weekend before Thanksgiving George suggested he and Margo spend the day in the city. Margo, being a planner, asked if they should make plans to eat somewhere. George said, "nah, we can figure it out" and left it at that. Little did Margo know George already had a romantic plan in the works. We all know how crazy the holidays can get, so when Margo's Mom suggested she get her nails done before her date she knew something was up. George had booked a horse drawn carriage
One of the most common questions I get from clients is what is the different between small resolution and high resolution. Put simply, it is the amount of pixels per photo. Every photographer more than likely uses their own system for classifying small resolution and high resolution photos. Today I will explain a little about how I use small and high resolution photos and what I recommend (you may be surprised). Small Resolution At BJP small resolution photos are sized spec
When I asked Amanda and Eric where they went for their first date, they paused and replied "it's hard to say". Eric's Mom was the one that solidified their boyfriend girlfriend status. At his brother's wedding when Amanda was introduced as his girlfriend. Not having discussed this before Amanda turned to Eric and said, "so I'm your girlfriend" and Eric replied, "yeah I think so" and the rest is history. They like to say they met twice. The first time was in Economics class