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

 

 

 

 

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! 

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!

Robbie + Cailtin | Wedding | Civic Center Hall of Mirrors

Robbie + Cailtin 

I loved this wedding so much. Definitely one of my favorite weddings to be a part of. It was an unusually warm January 30th. The light was great, the venue was amazing, but most of all, Robbie and Caitlin were (are) awesome. The day had a sense of ease, and so did they.

One of my favorites parts of weddings is the "First Look." It's such a special, intimate moment, and always relieves any wedding day jitters or stress. Robbie and Caitlin's was no exception. It was sweet, sincere, and just lovely. 

The ceremony was full of of love, the gospel, special family prayers, and a time of communion for the bridal party. The reception was a blast, and the guests could have dance for hours. 

My favorite part of all was the way Robbie and Caitlin looked at each other throughout the day. They are one of the most genuine couples you'll meet, and their love for one another is ever apparent. I was so honored to capture their day. 

Another plus was getting to have an old friend, Mason Drumm, second shoot for me. He is a crazy talented drummer and photographer. He captured amazing cinemagraphs, which you can find on my instagram: lauravanderzee 

also, check out the rest of his amazing work 

http://www.masondrumm.com/

instagram: thedrumms

Thank you so much Caitlin and Robbie! I wish you all the joy and love. 

 

Robbie + Caitlin | Engagement Session | Guthrie, OK

Robbie + Caitlin 

Love these two! They are such a special couple. Definitely meant to be.

We had such a fun time during their session in Guthrie. The weather was perfect, with that gorgeous wintery light. Their session was truly effortless. They snuggled, laughed, and made my job really easy. It was a delight to capture this time in their relationship. Looking forward to their winter wedding in January!

Deanna + Shay | Wedding | The Grace | Abilene, Texas

Deanna + Shay

What a special pair. 

Deanna is a glowing, natural beauty who loves to dance, has a killer smile, and such a pure and genuine heart. Shay is fun, unique, he makes everyone feel comfortable and at home from the moment you meet him, and he sees the world in such a special way. Together, they are so dynamic and complete. It was pure joy to capture their wedding day. With friends and family from all over the map, they had a perfectly sweet celebration in the Abilene sun. Laughter, dancing, yummy cheesecake, precious prayers and speeches encapsulated their love and made for a delightful wedding to capture. Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Tuttle! 

Tessa + Cooper | Wedding | Oklahoma City, Ok | Packards Rooftop

I love this couple! They are fun, sweet, original, quirky in the best way, perfect for each other, and their wedding was just perfect for them. It was a small, family and close friends ceremony on the rooftop of Packards in OKC. I've had the joy of capturing almost every milestone of their relationship, and we've become friends along the way! I couldn't be happier for the two of you! 

Vendors:

Getting ready location: Colcord Hotel - www.colcordhotel.com

Ceremony Location: Packards Rooftop - packardsokc.com

Bride's Hair and Makeup: BLO. - blo-out-bar.com

Dress: The Bridal Boutique - www.bridalboutiqueoklahoma.com

Head Piece: Twigs and Honey - www.twigsandhoney.com

Florals: Ever Something Event Styling | Floral Design - www.eversomething.com

Cake: Buttersweet Cakes - buttersweetcakes.com

Cake Topper: Three Eleven Designs - www.3elevendesigns.com

Catering: Packards - packardsokc.com

Invitation Design: Laura Vanderzee 

Amelia + Taylor | Piedmont, Ok | Oklahoma Wedding Photography | OKC Wedding Photographer

Amelia + Taylor. These two are so sweet, fun to be around, and so well matched. I had the honor of photographing their sweet outdoor wedding in Amelia's parent's backyard. Her family worked tirelessly to get everything ready for the wedding. Landscaping, clearing trees, finding old wooden church pews- you name it. Totally DIY- down to the bouquet. Every little detail had a personal touch or a special memory.

As you Okies know, the rain in the month of May was tremendous! SO. MUCH. RAIN. The entire day was filled with the worry of rain, but Amelia was so calm and collected. The wedding was set to start at 7:00, but that's right when the rain was heading our way. So they decided to move the wedding up an hour. As a photographer, all I can about is the light. As a former bride, whose outdoor wedding got rained out, all I can feel is empathy and hope. Hope that the rain holds off. But thankfully, it was mostly family and close friends coming to the wedding, so texts were sent, phone calls were made, and everyone showed up an hour early. Whew.

Everyone got settled into the old rustic church pews, and Nickel Creek music starts playing. Commence the tears. Amelia and her Dad made a beautiful entrance, moms teared up (I may have a little too) and a beautiful commitment was made. What a special wedding. So much love, so many prayers surrounding this new marriage. Congrats Amelia and Taylor! It was truly an honor to photograph your wonderful and special day. Blessings!

Kelcy and Lacey

Congrats Kelcy and Lacey! It was such a privilege to capture your special day!

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loved her shoes!

loved her shoes!

First look with mom and dad.&nbsp;

First look with mom and dad. 

Bride and Groom's first look! Before they saw each other, they read letters from each other. So sweet!

Bride and Groom's first look! Before they saw each other, they read letters from each other. So sweet!

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Precious.

Precious.

YAY!!

YAY!!

Such a sweet moment. This is why first looks are my absolute favorite.

Such a sweet moment. This is why first looks are my absolute favorite.

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Happiness! (i'm definitely tearing up at this point!)

Happiness! (i'm definitely tearing up at this point!)

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Great shoes.

Great shoes.

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sibling love!

sibling love!

such a fun group!

such a fun group!

Lovely gals!&nbsp;

Lovely gals! 

Such a gorgeous bride!

Such a gorgeous bride!

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Best man.

Best man.

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Some of my favorites.&nbsp;

Some of my favorites.