oklahoma wedding photography

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.

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

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

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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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

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
 

The Grand Canadian Theater | OKCs Newest Wedding Venue Promo Shoot | Oklahoma Wedding Photographer

I am so excited to share with you guys the newest venue in the OKC Metro area: The Grand Canadian Theater in Historic Downtown Purcell. I brought together some of the best wedding vendors in Oklahoma to help with this shoot and I have to say, I think it couldn't have turned out better! Tony Foss Flowers made the amazing bouquet, boutonniere and centerpieces that were complimented beautifully by the amazing dinnerware from Vintage Tabletop Rental. Brown Egg Bakery was fabulous enough to provide our cake and Dapper Guy Bowties lent us the beautiful silk bowtie worn by our groom that accompanied the classic tux from Tuxedo Warehouse OKC. Moliere Bridal brought the most amazing blush ball gown I've ever seen designed by Justin Alexander (STILL OBSESSING) and Alumni Productions was there to film the entire shoot. 

The Grand Canadian Theater was originally a movie theater in the heart of Purcell before becoming an antique shop for as long as I've been visiting there. I have a secret obsession with historical buildings so as soon as I heard it was becoming a wedding venue, I began stalking the internet for signs of it being completed. The entire venue is beyond gorgeous. It's classic with a touch of rustic and midcentury, and can be styled to fit with any bride's wedding. Contact Gisela at events@thegrandcanadiantheater.com to take a tour and book your wedding before they're all booked up! As soon as you see it, I know you'll all be sold just like I was (too bad I've already had my wedding). 

Are you getting married? Send me an email and say hi to see if I'm available on your wedding date! I would love to hear from you.

Lauren & Ben | Southwind Hills Brunch Wedding | Norman Wedding Photographer

I'm so excited to share this wedding with you guys. Lauren and Ben were married on one of the first chilly days in October on a Saturday morning. Their brunch wedding was complete with mimosas, coffee, amazing food and lots of laughter - as you'll see in a minute. I'm not sure I could imagine two people more perfect for each other than these two fabulous people. They don't stop laughing when they're together and it's a pretty contagious thing. Their wedding took place at Southwind Hills Barn Venue in Goldsby, Oklahoma right outside of Norman. Shooting here is always a treat because I know that every detail will be perfect and the entire day will run smoothly thanks to the awesome coordinators. Check out a few of my favorite moments!

Vendors: Amy Cakes
Venue: Southwind Hills Barn Venue

 

Jessica & Adam | Thunderbird Chapel Wedding | Norman Wedding Photographer

Jessica and Adam were married a few weeks ago on one of the first cool days of Autumn. The leaves had just started changing colors and there was a slight breeze. The sun was just setting as they said their vows and their reception was filled with close friends and family and yummy food and cute kiddos to boot. Congratulations, Jessica and Adam! I wish you both all the happiness in the world.

Flowers: Lily Grass
Venue: Thunderbird Chapel
 

 

Tenia & Patrick | OKC Farmer's Market Wedding | Oklahoma Wedding Photographer

As soon as I met Tenia & Patrick, I knew that working with them was going to be such a blast. You can't help but have fun with these two; Tenia's smile can light up any room and Patrick's calm nature compliments her personality perfectly. Their wedding took place at the OKC Farmer's Market this September and each and every detail was perfectly executed and just as unique as they are down to the fajita flavored popcorn. The Farmer's Market is always lovely and I can never get enough of those twinkly lights: the perfect backdrop to pretty much any occasion. Tenia & Patrick, I know that your marriage is going to be a fun, fantastic adventure and I wish you both the best!
Vendors:
Band - Just Us (Tulsa, OK)
Flowers - Christi Gulley
Cakes - The Earth (Norman, OK)
Drapery - JAM Events
Venue - Farmer's Public Market
Catering - Abbey Road Catering
Popcorn Bar - Brown Egg Bakery
Wedding Gown - JCrew Weddings

 

Amanda & Kate | Oklahoma City Wedding Photographer | Mayflower Congregational Church

After fifteen years of friendship, six years of dating, and two proposals, Amanda and Kate were married on one of the hottest days of the summer in early September. Their ceremony was held indoor at the Mayflower Congregational Church in Oklahoma City so we didn't have to bear the heat too much; and considering how photogenic Mayflower is and how wonderful the lighting was, I was not disappointed. Their ceremony was complete with tears and laughter following a ring warming when all of their closest friends and family (and Sharky!) conveyed well wishes, prayers and blessings onto their wedding bands. After a grand silly string exit, the two were off to Europe for a honeymoon in Paris. Congratulations Kate & Amanda!

Minister Rev. Lori Walke 

DJ Nick Singer 

Caterer Kamala Gamble