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

Alyson | Washington High School | Oklahoma Senior Photographer

Alyson was one of my senior spokesmodels for the 2017 school year! She is such a sweet soul and is fabulous in front of the camera. We went out to one of my favorite parks right around the corner from my house and had a blast tromping through the crunchy leaves and enjoying the gorgeous sunlight! 

Hair and Makeup by Britani Batchelder

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Intimate July Wedding | Myriad Botanical Gardens | Skirvin Reception

I'm really excited to share this wedding with you all from last July! I love, love, love a small wedding gathering, and the mood and scenery for this particular wedding was just so absolutely perfect. The flowers were in full bloom at the Myriad Gardens, the trees and grass were bright green and the sun was just setting as the cool summer evening set in. After five I dos, a kiss, a quick stop at Flint in the Colcord for drinks, these two headed off to their fun & food filled reception at the Skirvin

Meg Guess Couture
Floral and Hardy  
Sharon Tabb - Hair and Makeup

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Ashley | The University of Oklahoma Senior Session | Graham High School | Texas Senior Photographer

This sweet girl came all the way from Texas to see me this Spring. Her only request was flowers, so we headed over to The University of Oklahoma, which is typically always in bloom, to find some pretty blooms to shoot with. Well, for once in my shooting career, there were about a total of one or two bushes with very few flowers on the entire campus. Hmph. Thankfully, there were still beautiful trees and lots of lovely light, and of course, Ashley is just drop dead gorgeous. 

Hair and Makeup by Britani Batchelder

Pippin Hooray! | Oklahoma Wedding Photographer

Krystal and Michael were married last November on a beautiful Fall day. They wed at the Hall at the Railhouse in Norman, OK. Krystal and Michael planned an intimate ceremony and fun reception to show their appreciation to their friends and family for their support. Their ceremony included the Japanese San San Kudo ritual as well as the usual American wedding customs. Krystal's wedding gown was one of my favorites from last year. The back was so beautiful and intricate and flattered her perfectly.  The food was yummy, as it always is from Abbey Road Catering, and the cakes were delicious. Now I'm going to stop rambling and show you what you're really wanting to see: photos. ;)

Hair and Makeup: Britani Batchelder
Wedding Gown: Impression Bridal
Bridesmaid's Dresses: Macy's
Groom's suit and groomsmen attire: Express
Planning: 725 Weddings
Catering: Abbey Road Catering
DJ: M&M Productions
Wedding Cake: Nothing Bundt Cakes
Snacks: Oklahoma Gourmet Popcorn
Florals: Flower Moxie & Fifty Flowers

Kyler | Leedey High School Senior Photographer

Kyler's senior session was so much fun! We got to explore some new shooting locations on this warm fall day and run through willow trees in the cool breeze. Kyler is such a sweetheart and a cutie, to boot. Her fashion sense is on point and those blue eyes will hypnotize. <3

Hair and Makeup by Britani Batchelder

Malcolm & Angelica | Norman Backyard Wedding

Malcolm & Angelica | Norman Backyard Wedding

Last July, on a warm, sunny day, Malcolm and Angelica said their "I dos" on the top of a hill at sunset in her sister's backyard surrounded by their entire family and all of their closest friends. The night ended with tacos, tequila and toasts (at least two of the best things that start with Ts) cartwheels, laughter, hugs, and tears. I couldn not think of a more perfectly planned wedding for these two. <3

Alison | Sulphur High School Senior

Alison is such a sweet soul. I've never had more hugs and felt more appreciation from one of my seniors (and her family). She came all the way from Sulpher to see me for her senior session and I could not have been more pleased with how these turned out. Alison, you are beautiful inside and out and I'm so thankful that I got to be a part of making your senior year a memorable one! 

Hair & Makeup by Britani Batchelder

Marilyn | Boudoir | Oklahoma Boudoir Photographer

Marilyn is one of my most beautiful, genuine, and kind friends and I was so happy to shoot her for my upcoming boudoir marathon promo (click here for information or to sign up!). I'm really happy with how these turned out and I'm excited to share them with you guys. Check out my favorites below.

P.S. I didn't do my typical "stacked" design for this blog since I'm working from my laptop and it's a little more difficult. Do you guys prefer this over the stack? Or should I stick to that?

Jordan & Palmer | The Manor at Coffee Creek Wedding | Oklahoma Wedding Photographer

Wow guys. Let me tell you, this fall, Ashley has been one busy little buzzy bee. I am so behind on blogging, it's ridic.

Jordan and Palmer were married in August at the Manor at Coffee Creek and it was such a fun day! The company was great, the food was delicious, and the laughter was contagious. 

Venue: The Manor at Coffee Creek
Dress: Bella Rose Bridal
Bridesmaids Dresses: Vow to Be Chic
Photographer: Ashley Porton Photography
Videographer: Ripperton
Films Caterer: Brad Beard
Cake: Uptown Grocery
Flowers: Uptown Grocery (Floral Fusion)
Rentals: Borrowed Charm
Jewelry: Kelley Jewelers

DJ: DJ Connection

Mollie 2017 | Deer Creek High School | Oklahoma Senior Photographer

Mollie contacted back in February about doing her senior photos (no, that is definitely not too early to get scheduled). Mollie is absolutely the sweetest and I was beyond stoked to see her head full of curls; she basically has my dream hair. I also have a weakness for my seniors that bring along their adorable animals and Mollie brought her furbaby, Haven, who also had a blast on her shoot. I absolutely adore this session and can't get over how photogenic this girl is. My favorite part of Mollie's shoot was when she wore her grandmother's wedding dress for a few shots at the end. *heart eyes*

Hair and Makeup by Britani

JordAnne | Moore High School Senior | Oklahoma Senior Photographer

This is JordAnne. She is beautiful and fabulous and sweet and amazing and all of the good things rolled into one. Oh, and she did her own hair and makeup. 

Jamie & Joseph | Eureka Springs Wedding | Thorncrown Chapel | Arkansas Wedding Photographer

I'm so excited to finally share this wedding with you all! Jamie & Joseph were married at the abolutely gorgeous Thorncrown Chapel in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. The day was filled with so many smiles, tears, and joy and at the end of the day, two wonderful people were married. My favorite quote of the day was "Today is the day you two will love each other the least." <3

Vendors:
PenelliBelle - Ets. Engagement & Wedding Band
B.C. Clark - Groom's Wedding Band
Lulu's Bridal Boutique, Dallas, TX - Wedding Dress
Suit Supply - Groom's Suit
EcoFlowers - Floral Arrangements
Betsey Johnson - Brides Shoes
The Wool Fish - Groom's Tie
Bella Via Designs - Bridal Accessory
Fellow Coffee - Coffee Catering

Elissa & Jay | Winter Creek Golf Course Wedding | Oklahoma Wedding Photographer

Elissa & Jay were wed on a beautiful day in May. Their wedding took place at the gorgeous Winter Creek Golf and Country Club in Blanchard, Oklahoma. As I was driving in, the fields were covered in wild flowers and I immediately got googly eyed.  When it came time for the ceremony, the blue sky was filled with white fluffy clouds that created an absolutely perfect backdrop for their "I dos." They danced the night away surrounded by their friends and family and became the most adorable family of three. Congratulations, Elissa & Jay! 

Vendors:
Petals & Twigs
Amy Cakes
405 Productions

Alumni Productions
Jay's Jewelry
Scissortail Salon

Hayley & Saben | The Pasture at Willows Ranch | Broken Bow, Oklahoma Wedding Photographer

I am so excited to share this wedding with you guys. Hayley and Saben got married in my hometown of Broken Bow at one of my favorite venues, The Pasture at Willows Ranch.  They said their vows surrounded by giants pine trees with the twinkling sun setting behind them. The day was filled with so much love and laughter and the weather could not have been more perfect.

Their details were the perfect blend of traditional and rustic with pink peonies (my FAVORITE) and cream roses and lots and lots of sparkles! I really wish Hayley didn't live all the way in Dallas, because if she lived closer I would force her to be my new bff. 

All of the amazing vendors:

Cake : Michelle Green
Rentals : Cheryl Hughes
Music : DJ Chris Terry
Bouquets: Wright Flowers of Broken Bow
Dress: Eddy K & LuLu's Bridal in Dallas
Hair : Madi Stiles
Makeup: Sophia Lee Beauty
Food: Texas Roadhouse