I am Amanda Bringham, owner and lead photographer at Picturesque. I am an avid bookworm, a hopeless gardener and lover of sunny days. I started as a photojournalist, turned wedding photographer and never looked back. Check out this video by the one and only PenWeddings of me in action at our 16 acre outdoor studio.
It is always the greatest compliment when another photographer (let alone another wedding photographer – because wedding photographers are a whole other breed, haha) asks you to photograph their wedding. Allyson photographs wedding all over Oklahoma and naturally does a lot of shooting outside in fields. It’s what we do here in rural America. So when she started planning her wedding, she decided to change things up and go black tie. What other venue would you choose than the Mayo Hotel for such a wedding??? The Grand Hall fit their style perfectly! Every little detail was expertly planned! I even loved how there was an ice storm the night before so it was a wintery wonderland outside. So fun! Congrats, Mr. and Mrs. Bush!
Venue | The Mayo Hotel Grand Hall
Stationary | Minted
Bowtie | Feathered Bowties
Hair | Emily Louise
Florals | The Garden Party Flower Shop
Jewelry | Kendra Scott
Ring | Kay Jewelers
Officiant | Bobby Lenley
Catering | The Mayo Hotel
DJ and Lighting | Banks Entertainment
First look in the Ballroom!
Allyson, you are stunning!
That fur coat!
Icy foliage makes the best ring shots!
First look with Allyson’s dad!
One of my favorite exits at the Mayo! Allyson and Brodie look like old Hollywood here!
We had to head to the rooftop for one last photo in front of the Mayo sign! I love how the wet floor reflects the light.
This is Ashley. This is Ashley after a 12-hour shift at the hospital (she’s a nurse) on a day she wasn’t supposed to work. She said she just pulled this look together. Whaaaat? This is definitely not me when trying to pull myself together. I have loved getting to know Ashley, who is beautiful inside and out, the past 6 months. She has been a joy to photograph in every way. Including her great attitude when things didn’t go as planned on the day of her bridal. First, she had to work a long shift, then the weather had a cold snap where it was 75 degrees the day before…it was in the 40’s this day. The poor girl was freezing so we took just a few photos outside then headed to The Mayo Hotel (where she and Aaron got married last night!) for the remainder of the shots. I’m just in love with how they came out!
Gown | Bridal Boutique in Norman
This is my signature shot on the Mayo rooftop. This view is amazing!
It’s already mid-January (how did that happen?!) and we have already shot our first 2017 wedding, but we would like to take a moment to look back on the amazing 2016 that we had. I thank my lucky stars every year for some how getting to work with the best couples! We even did more family sessions than ever before last Fall! I want to thank all of my brides who either delt with a pregnant (sometimes very pregnant) Amanda or a mom-with-a-newborn-and-two-year-old sleepy Amanda. We shot at new venues and venues we haven’t been to in several years. We shot in Kansas City 7 weeks after having my baby for one of my high school friend’s wedding. We even shot a surprise wedding! It was definitely a year to remember. This year I not only photographed weddings but made some true friends with a couple of my brides. I say this every year, but I truly love what I do…or I wouldn’t do it. So much love to you all!
Weddings and Bridals
Mayo NYE Party
A highlight of my year is always The Brides of Oklahoma editorial shoot. The only thing I hate about is is having to keep it hushed up for a good 6 months before sharing the images. Haha. BOO paired me up with The Mayo Hotel for their tabletop editorial but, you guys, it was SO MUCH MORE than just a tabletop. It was a dream and one of the most fun shoots I have ever been a part of. The team at Mayo Event + Design has such an amazing vision when it comes to editorials! I’m not sure how to say this but…there was a UNICORN and my 5 year old self was giddy inside the whole time. Be sure to pick up the new issue of The Brides of Oklahoma magazine to see the spread!
Design, styling, upholstered chairs, puffs, bench, stemware, tabletop accessories, place cards | Mayo Event + Design
Florals | The French Bouquet
Catering, cocktails | The Mayo Hotel
Main table | Mood Party Rentals
Makeup | Faccia Bella
Dress | Tesori Bridal
Linens, china, napkins, mirrors, flatware, vases, chargers, champagne glasses, bistro tables | Party Pro Rents
Uplighting | Empire Lighting
Invitation Suite | The Inviting Place
Cake, macarons, cotton candy | Brown Egg Bakery
Cotton candy machine | Marianne’s Rentals Special Event Solutions
Videography | Redeemed Productions