When I met Mary Ellen and Ryan for the first time to talk about their beautiful Oklahoma wedding on the OKC Museum of Art’s rooftop, I knew that it was meant to be. Not only are Mary Ellen and Ryan super laid back and fun to be around, they’re thoughtful, courteous, and kind. My kind of people.
I knew I wanted to work with them before I knew too many details of their wedding. When Mary Ellen began telling me all of her wedding ideas I’m pretty sure my eyes actually turned into hearts. *insert heart-eyed emoji*
There was almost too much pretty. Beautiful weather, getting ready at the Colcord (a favorite spot to get ready, brides and grooms! Spacious, beautiful light, convenient.), modern and vintage accessories accompanying Mary Ellen’s BHLDN gown, the most dreamy sage bridesmaid dresses, wild kale-adorned earth-toned bouquets from Lily Grass, cakes from Amy Cakes (always sooooo delicious), a gorgeous Oklahoma sunset on the roof of the OKC Museum of Art, brunch for dinner (so many biscuits <3), endless flowing of mimosas, loud music and a ton of dancing, hilarious and heartfelt toasts, and a deep love shared between Mary Ellen and Ryan.
Out of all the weddings I’ve photographed, this one made me feel especially wonderful. There are often times where I take a quick moment during dancing at a reception, look around at everyone having a blast, knowing that I’m exactly where I’m supposed to be, and I think to myself “Holy crap. I have the greatest job in the world.”
I feel especially fortunate that Mary Ellen and Ryan chose me to photograph their October wedding. They welcomed me (and my second shooter, Colleen) with open arms, continuously expressed their gratitude, and gave us utmost trust.
So, thank you, Mary Ellen and Ryan. You two rule.