Posted on May 18, 2013
If you are seeing this post, then that means Mollie and Josh are officially husband and wife…congrats! We shot this bridal session in March at the beautiful Dresser Mansion near downtown Tulsa. I had so much fun with Mollie and her sister, Abbie, during the shoot. It was the perfect day for shooting both inside and outside the gorgeous venue. We started off the afternoon at Faccia’s Bella’s salon for hair and makeup and it turned out perfect! I have been busting at the seams to share this session…enjoy!
Venue | Dresser Mansion
Hair and Makeup | Faccia Bella
Bouquet | The French Bouquet
Thanks so much to Abbie for helping me out! Such sweet sisters!
Here is a behind-the scenes shot of hair and makeup at Faccia Bella’s.
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Posted on May 17, 2013
Gabbie came out to the studio for a few photos with her guitar that we didn’t get at her senior session last weekend. The sun kept toying with me going in and out of the clouds but I liked the variety of looks that gave us. I used a longer lens than I did for the other portion of her shoot (click here to see) so that it would look extra dreamy. I also shot more directly into the sun (when it was out) to soften the photo. These effects can be created using photoshop but if you know what you are doing, you can create them right out of the camera. That is always my goal! I just loved Gabbie’s look for these photos too! These photos also show the variety of shots I can get at the studio! Here are a few of my faves!
So dreamy! I think she looks like a fairy princess
We had a little visitor that Gabbie caught by the leaning tree. We named him Larry. He was sweet.
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Posted on May 13, 2013
Heath and I met sweet Gabbie and her mom downtown Tulsa for a few urban styled photos before heading out to Picturesque Studios for the second half of the session. The weather has been so up and down this spring but we lucked out and had an absolutely perfect day…73 degrees and sunny with just enough wind to blow around Gabbie’s hair. Lovely! We had so much fun chatting with the two of them as we shot. Stacey even helped me get some genuine laughs out of her daughter. We have a few more photos to take this week with Gabbie’s guitar but I just couldn’t help posting a few of my favorite photos. Enjoy!
You are stunning, Gabbie!
These are from the Picturesque outdoor studio. Heath and I were so excited when we uncovered this rocky spot just off the road last week.
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Posted on May 9, 2013
Today was very exciting for me as I finally got to lay out some wildflower seeds in the meadow. Having my own wildflower field to shoot in is something I’ve dreamed about for years…long before we even thought about buying Picturesque Studios. I literally squealed when the seeds came in the mail. American Meadows had many blends to choose from but being my first time, I went with the standard Oklahoma/Texas mix. Heath and I looked up every single flower in this list last night to see what we were in for and, let me tell ya, there are some fancy flowers in here! I’m a tiny bit nervous though and here’s why…
1. We got started a little bit later than we hoped. We moved out here the end of March, which is generally the prime time to be planting seeds such as this. Although, this year it may not be such a bad thing with all of the cold snaps we’ve been having. Hopefully it’s not too late!
2. I’m not really known for my green thumb. Sure, I can grow a Peace Lily like nobody’s business but I’ve probably killed more house plants than I’ve kept alive. And we won’t even talk about the gardens I’ve tried to grow the last couple years. My problem is generally not watering them enough and the directions for wildflowers specifically say to leave them alone after germination, so I’m hoping they really mean it.
3. I didn’t exactly follow the directions. It talked about raking and/or tilling the soil before seeding. Pshhht. Whatever. They are wildflowers, right?! Mother nature doesn’t till so neither do I. I just made sure to toss them in areas where I could see dirt instead of being covered by leaves.
4. There is chance that it could rain very hard tonight and wash away the seeds. Noooooooooooo! Some rain is just what I need…lots of rain could be very bad.
Cross your fingers…I might need it!
Here’s the cute burlap bag that the seeds came in and the specific types of flowers that are included. I think I might have to keep the bag to decorate the new studio!
Today was perfect for seeding. Let’s hope tonight’s rains aren’t strong enough to wash them away!
Love that Oklahoma red dirt!
Here are a few of the wildflowers that are already growing. They are about to get some new friends!
And here’s the sweet face that was waiting on me when I got back in the house
Next week, an Interior Design intern will be heading out here to do a consultation on the indoor studio. I can’t wait to get the ball rolling so that I can start meeting with clients and having photo reveal sessions! Stay tuned for more blog posts on the progression of both the indoor and outdoor studios!
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