Caitlin + Robbie | Anniversary Session

Happy One Year anniversary!

I can't believe your PERFECT wedding was a year ago! It was another unusually warm January day, just like today. ( All you brides out there- Good to know!) 

I had never photographed a wedding at the Civic Center Hall of Mirrors, so I didn't know much about it, but let me tell you, it's amazing. Robbie and Caitlin got married at 5 pm so the sunset light was coming through the gorgeous windows. #dreamcometrue

Their wedding was so sweet and so fun. But mainly, I've just always been super impressed by Robbie and Caitlin's demeanor, both together and separately. They are so kind, genuine, and it's so evident how much they care for one another. Plus +++ they are rock stars behind the camera. So I thought it would be super fun to do a 1st Anniversary session with them!

We hung out at Elemental Coffee and then headed down to the Civic Center to reminisce and grab some shots there. It was great. The weather was amazing. They rocked it. Check it out below! 

Happy one year you guys! <3

 

 

 

 

Colin + Lindsay | October 15, 2016 | Windom, Minnesota

Colin + Lindsay

“It is not your love that sustains the marriage, but from now on, the marriage that sustains your love.” - Dietrich Bohoeffer

Man, it was an absolute pleasure/honor/privilege to photograph this beautiful wedding of these two wonderful people. Colin and my husband Brett are childhood best friends, so I've gotten to know Colin a bit over the years. He is so kind, and makes you feel at ease. He's extremely talented at all of his endeavors, and found the sweetest partner in Lindsay. She is wonderful. Bubbly, funny, full of zest and sweetness. Not to mention the fact that they are both actors/models. Talk about making my job easy. I would start to direct them, and they were already standing in a beautiful pose looking amazing. (insert clapping emoji here) My favorite thing of all though, was their absolute giddiness and playfulness with each other. They are so connected in and love, and it comes through so clearly. 

Being married to the officiant has it's perks, so I'd like to share one of my favorite parts from the ceremony:

Brett (officiant): "And through it all, your love for one another has grown deeper and deeper. In fact, Colin, I asked you to share the reasons you love Lindsay and this is what you said:

You love Lindsay’s compassion for others, the way that she sees the good in people and gives them their humanity. You love Lindsay for her courage and her desire to help others, her willingness to jump into the unknown. You love her joyfulness and fullness of life, the zeal that she exudes when explaining something she's passionate about. Finally, you said you love Lindsay because of her love for God and love for her family.

Lindsay, I also asked you to share the reasons you love Colin, and you said: You love Colin because he is your best friend. He’s the first person you want share adventures with and the first person you want to see when you’re down. He pushes you to be better and he is one of the most driven people you know. And yet, he’s also one of the most patient people you know. You said he makes you laugh and smile and doesn’t judge you when you sing in weird voices—he even JOINS IN! You also said you love that he doesn’t judge you when I consume a large popcorn at the movie theatre and then eat some of his. You said Colin is the best person for me - And even though he could have had anyone he chose you."


Cue all the chills and tears. 

Congrats you two. I wish all the joy and happiness life can bring! 

 

© Laura Vanderzee Photography 2016

Elizabeth + Nicholas

OH HAPPY DAY! 

What an awesome wedding, but mostly, what an awesome couple! I was so honored when Nick and Elizabeth asked me to be their photographer so many months ago!  Mayfair is such a beautiful church, so it made for a beautiful backdrop for their wedding. They were surrounded by great friends, supportive family, and had donuts and a pretzel truck at their reception. So, you can say it was pretty awesome. Congrats Elizabeth + Nick! All the best! 

Hayley + Trey | The Montellano | OKC, OK | 8.20.16

Hayley + Trey! What a fun couple! These two are so genuine and full of joy! It was such a blast photographing their day. The make you feel like you've known them for years, after just meeting them. Congrats you two! 

Every detail was perfect, even down to the weather. I want to give a shout out to the lovely vendors that made this day so beautiful:

Dress: Prescott Bridal

Hair and Makeup: Lexi Faught

Venue: The Montellano Event Center

Cake: Andrea Howard

Catering: Abbey Road Catering

DJ: M&M Productions

Videography: Stout Multimedia

Florals: ADM Designs

© Laura Vanderzee Photography (All rights reserved.)

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Michaela + Jaron | Skelley Lodge | Catoosa, OK | 8.19.16

What a love filled, joyous, fun day! Every moment was so sweet, tear filled, exciting, and just an absolute pleasure to capture. Michaela exudes radiance and joy on a regular basis, but she especially did in that gorgeous wedding dress. Every wedding I photograph has its distinct qualities, personal to each couple. And this wedding was no exception. It was the perfect blend of sweetness and light-hearted fun, along with spiritual depth and committed love. I wish the greatest happiness to you, Michaela + Jaron! It was an honor to photograph your wedding!

Alatje + Dave | Wedding | The Barn at the Woods | Edmond, OK | 6.18.16

One of my favorite weddings to date. 

Alatje + Dave are so connected, and so in love, which made my job a piece of cake. All the beautiful details are just the icing on the cake. This was my first wedding at The Barn at the Woods, and it truly was so perfect. If you're looking for a whimsical barn wedding on beautiful Oklahoma land, this is the place for you.

Dave + Alatje's first look (which, if you're on the fence about, I totally recommend it! ) knocked my socks off. I mean who doesn't want their groom to be speechless when he sees you? Everything was so sweet and fun. I feel so honored to have captured this wonderful day. All the best to the Donaldson's! 

Vendors:

Venue: The Barn at the Woods 

Catering: Picasso Cafe

Bartender: Double Shot Bar Services 

Florals: Etsy- The Flower Patch

Dress: Watters Wtoo

Hair: Ana Iaccarino

Band: Royal Dukes Band

Rental Furniture: Borrowed Charm

Second shooter to Laura Vanderzee: Mason Drumm

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Frank + Carla | Wedding | 6.4.16 | Sherman, texas

I’m not sure I have adequate words to tell you all how much I enjoyed being apart of this wedding. I love weddings for all of the thoughtful details, the beautiful florals, the dancing and general merriment of it all, but when I get to work with a couple as wonderful as Frank and Carla, it's just the icing on the cake. Carla and I met through our dear, mutual friend Kimberly, so when she asked me to photograph her day, I was more than honored. The love between these two, their families and their friends is so genuine and warm. This wedding day was seeping with joy and fun, just the way a wedding day is supposed to be.  Their vows were centered around their faith, and the reception was a place for the guests to let loose and celebrate.  I want to share every photo, every emotion. But for now, here are just a few to give you a peek. I wish Frank and Carla all of the blessings that come from a life lived with love!