Morgan & Micah | The Pointe Wedding | Oklahoma Wedding Photographer

Around six years ago, I shot one of my very first weddings. Kaylie was my one of my best childhood friends. (ahem.. note trendy, matte, vsco edit)

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Last year, Kaylie’s sister, Morgan got engaged. Cue Ashley creeper mode. I may have stalked her Facebook until she finally contacted me about her wedding photos. Kaylie and Morgan’s family are near and dear to my heart and I was so excited not only to get to capture this special event for them, but to also be there to celebrate with them, too.

Morgan and Micah said their I dos at The Pointe in McAlester and the day could not have been more perfect. Sometimes things don’t go exactly how you had planned, and sometimes that’s just perfectly great. It rained. It was cold. I got a little lost and was a tiny bit late. And I lost Morgan’s wedding band for a good 45 minutes. (It was fine, it fell into the box of flowers). At the end of the night, these two were married and celebrated with their closest friends and family and there were tears and emotions and joy and happiness and it was glorious (and upon Morgan’s request: keep all the weird faces). <3

DJ Connections
Florist - Bloom House (McAlester)
Decor Rentals - D'z Rentals (McAlester)
Hair & Makeup - Taylor Mauk (Malorie Avaline Salon OKC)
Cake - The Small Bite (OKC)
Dresses - David's Bridal
Shoes - Sam Edelman
Jewelry - Kendra Scott
Suits - Men's Warehouse

Rylee & Taylor | Quartz Mountain Wedding | Oklahoma Weddings

Rylee and Taylor’s wedding was a big ol’ surprise for me. I hadn’t met them before their big day and I had no idea where this place called Quartz Mountain was or what it looked like. While Kelsi and I were driving up that morning, the entire place was covered in fog, so I didn’t really get a good look at the landscape until the fog cleared, and boy was I pleasantly surprised.

The biggest surprise of the day, though, was how absolutely smitten I became with Rylee & Taylor. I don’t know that Rylee ever stopped smiling all day long, and the way Taylor looks at that girl is just heart melting. Everything about this day was just absolutely perfect, the weather, the company, the location, all of it. Now, enjoy the photos. :)

Bailey & Luke | Thunderbird Chapel Wedding Photographer

Bailey & Luke exchanged vows at Thunderbird Chapel in Norman right at the beginning of fall. Bailey is pretty special because she was actually a senior client of mine basically one hundred or so years ago and I just feel like all of my senior babies are growing up and I can’t even handle it. The day was cool and overcast and it was the perfect backdrop to their fall color pallet. And y’all. Y’ALL. Bailey’s dress had POCKETS. Now adore them. :)

Christiona + Zac | Clauren Ridge Wedding | Edmond Wedding Photographer

Most of you guys know I’m a newly single gal; so, sometimes I’m pretty bitter about love. Then I photograph weddings like these and I bawl like a baby and realize that yes, I am a hopeless romantic after all.

Venue - Clauren Ridge Winery
Dress- Nordstrom
Shoes- Keds
Popcorn bar- Gourmet Popcorn
Cake- Butter Cake Bakery
Food- Hideaway Pizza
Tux- Menswearhouse

Holly & Ezra | Wildwood Wedding | Oklahoma Wedding Photographer

I’m not sure I’ve enjoyed a wedding more than I have this one. I honestly wasn’t quite ready to go home when I was off the clock and would have totally stayed to party with these AMAZING people if I hadn’t have been cranky and tired. These two were so excited to get married. Their friends were so excited for them to be married. Everyone was just so happy that Holly & Ezra were getting married. I might have maybe shed a tear or two but don’t tell anyone because I’m a bitter single lady in her thirties right now.

Jimmie Austin Golf Club
The University of Oklahoma
Wildwood Church

2019 Senior Models | Oklahoma Senior Photographer

Are you a 2019 Senior? Do you know a 2019 Senior? Like to earn money super duper easily? Then this post is for you. I’m going to be choosing one representative from each school surrounding the OKC area. If you live in the OKC metro, then you're in! I’ll shoot your Senior Portraits, and you tell all your friends how much you love them. That's it! What is a Senior Model? Senior Models will get their senior session fee waved and you'll be the face of Ashley Porton Photography for the 2016/2017 school year. For each referral you send me that books, you will be paid in cash! In order to be a Senior Model for Ashley Porton Photography, you must:

  • Be super confident in front of the camera!
  • Have great style and lots of personality!
  • Be graduating as a Senior in 2019.
  • Be available to have a portrait session done this summer before September 1, 2018.
  • Attend school within the Oklahoma City Metro & surrounding areas.

You will receive the following as a Senior Spokesmodel for Ashley Porton Photography:

  • A free senior session with unlimited outfit changes and locations & professional hair and makeup.
  • 20 of your favorite photos available for download to print and share with your friends.
  • Your own app with your favorite photos so you can have them everywhere you go!
  • The opportunity to model for spontaneous styled shoots throughout the school year.
  • 25% off of print collections

Forget the discounts! You'll be earning cash for referrals!

For each classmate, friend, or family member you refer who books and completes a session - you will receive $50 cash! You'll also be featured in blog posts and advertisements representing Ashley Porton Photography. 

Do you want to be the face of the most in-demand senior portrait experience in Oklahoma? Follow the instructions below! Winners will be contacted by email and announced via Facebook & Instagram.

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Email ashley@ashleyporton.com with the following
information to apply:

  • SUBJECT: Senior Model
  • Your name
  • Your school
  • A recent photo of yourself
  • A few sentences describing yourself and why you would like to represent Ashley Porton Photography for the 2018/2019 school year.



 

Alice | Norman Senior Photographer | Norman North High School

Somehow I don't think I ever blogged this session from last Spring of Alice, but I'm actually pretty glad I didn't because now I have an excuse to post it right smack dab in the middle of blooming season! (Is blooming season actually a technical thing? Probably not.) Any who, I just came here to say I LOVE THESE PRETTY BLOSSOMS and if it wasn't for my deep love of the fiery colors of fall, I would probably try to shoot everything in these two weeks where the trees are bright white and pink. 

Alecia & David | The Grand Canadian Theater | Oklahoma Wedding Photographer

I am in love with Alecia & David; they are so sweet, so genuine, and so painfully adorable together. Their wedding took place at the fantastic Grand Canadian Theater in Purcell, Oklahoma and guys, we LUCKED out with the weather. High 50s in January and sunny. It could not have been a more perfect day.  I'm so stoked to finally share these.

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Videographer - Reagan Hayes
DJ - Austin Smith
Flowers - Almas
Cake - Amy Cakes
Dress - Silhouette Bridal
Catering - Harris Custom Catering
Custard Bar - Rusty's Custard
Factory Bar Tending - Rachel Silver Bar Tending
Hair and Makeup - Hair and Makeup by Britani

Brittney & Anthony | Wichita Mountains Elopement | Oklahoma Wedding Photographer

A few days ago - yes, I said days - I got a text from Brittney: "I need to call in a favor! I need a wedding photographer!"
Cue plans for an elopement in the Wichita Mountains a week later. 
Now, look at these photos, because they're magical. 

Emilie + Chris | Southwind Hills Enchanted Forest Wedding | Norman, Oklahoma Wedding Photographers

I hadn't met Emilie or Chris before their wedding day, and to say I was pleasantly surprised by this entire day would be an understatement. This wedding was not only one of the most gorgeous weddings I've attended (who could expect any less at Southwind Hills?) but it was also a friggin' blast. Weddings like these always remind me why I do what I do because at the end of the day my mouth hurts from smiling and laughing. 

Vendors: 
The Bridal Shop
Amy Cakes
Southwind Hills
Elisah (Elle) Canfield - HMUA

Lauren | Oklahoma Bible Academy | Enid Senior Photographer

I was saving this gorgeous session for some fall inspiration for you seniors. Lauren and I met at one of my favorite locations in Norman, right near my house. The sycamores and Sweetgum trees were bright yellow and orange and their reflection on the water was marvelous. Lauren attended Oklahoma Bible Academy in Enid (she's now graduated and off to college next month!) and she is just so sweet and absolutely one of the most photogenic people I've ever met. Lauren also has a very compassionate and altruistic soul, she founded the nonprofit Foster Feet a few years ago to help foster children. Have I mentioned how much I love my seniors?

Hair and Makeup by Britani Batchelder

Miranda & B.J. | Ouachita Forest Wedding | Norman & SE Oklahoma Wedding Photographer

Oh my! I just adore this wedding, you guys. Miranda & BJ are from the Norman area and just so happened to be getting married in Southeastern Oklahoma, which most of you know, is where I grew up! We were a match made in heaven. Just like 90% of the weddings I've shot in my career, it was supposed to rain the day of their wedding, but somehow luck was on our side and the clouds cleared for most of the day, and the weather and lighting were magnificent. There was a cool breeze, the air smelled of wildflowers and sunshine, and the song of the cicadas was all you could hear. 

Miranda and BJ ordered a ton of used saris from Etsy and that's how they made the majority of their decor, which turned out so beautifully. I got to spend most of the day with them and watch as their closest friends and family readied the entire space for them, which was so lovely. 

One thing I love about small weddings, aside from the obvious love that everyone has for the couple, is the freedom we have with scheduling. I got to take Miranda and BJ to some really gorgeous places I saw while traveling to them that I typically wouldn't get to do if we were on a tighter schedule. We got so many great photo opportunities and I'm beyond excited to share them with you. I hope you love these as much as I do. <3