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Cora + Justin Armstrong | Hillside Manor Wedding | Oklahoma Wedding Photographer

A month ago, these two weirdos got married! Now before you’re all like, “Ashley, you can’t just call your clients weirdos,” know this: weirdo is probably the highest compliment I will ever give a person. Plus, life and love are just a little bit (lot a bit) weird, wouldn’t you agree?

“We're all a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness—and call it love—true love.” Robert Fulghum

Theirs was one of those weddings where I sort of fall in love with the idea of love all over again. Seeing them together makes you feel something otherworldly: magic and stardust and all those feelings you get when you read a really great poem about love and forever. And their first dance, y’all, I might have gotten teary eyed a few times (and for the first time in my life, wished I knew anything about videography). When the wedding reception begins with salsa lessons, you know it’s gonna be a fun night.

Ready to hire your photographer for YOUR big day? Get in touch! But first, check out some highlights from Cora & Justin’s absolutely magical wedding day below.

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. :)

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

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

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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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

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

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

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