oklahoma wedding

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. :)

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

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

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

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