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.
Oh, Hannah and Stephen! These two were an absolute joy to work with. They were both so calm and collected all day, even when we were on a tight schedule. We started out the day at The Mayo (one of my very favorite spots for getting ready photos) where I shot both Hannah and Stephen in their final stages of getting ready. Then The Mayo was gracious enough to let us on the rooftop for their first look. This was one of my very favorite first looks ever with some Tulsa buildings in the background. I love changing things up every now and then! Since we had limited time at the Church, they opted to do the family formals out front of the Mayo so we did those quickly then took the Trolley downtown for portraits. We were then free the rest of the day for the ceremony and reception. Whitney with Erica Weddings was so great to work with! She went above and beyond to help me do my job better by picking me up from the reception venue and taking me to the getting ready venue so I could ride the trolley with the couple to carrying lighting equipment for me. I love working with professionals so we can all take care of our couples better! Congrats, Hannah and Stephen and we wish you a lifetime of happiness!
Wedding Coordination | Erica Weddings
Getting Ready Venue | The Mayo Hotel
Bridal Makeup | Shannon Schroeder Fashion & Beauty
Bridesmaids Makeup | Tulsa Beauty Bar
Bridal Hair | Kendall
Gown | BHLDN
Suit | SAKS Fifth Avenue
Ceremony Venue | Christ the King Catholic Church
Floral Design| Divine Designs by Mandy
Transportation | Old Urban Trolley
Reception | The Bond
Catering | McNellies Group
Cake | Queenies
DJ and Lighting | Lionsroad
A bride and her ‘maids!
Hannah, you are stunning!
When the bride wants the first look on the rooftop mid-day…you go full sun! Love how these photos came out with the blue sky and Tulsa Skyline!
“You take my breath away.” That’s what he said to her. All the heart eyes!
I have a weakness for twirling flower girls in flower crowns.
Here we go! Ceremony time!
His face says it all!
Cute couple outside the trolley, cute girl inside!
Love these marquee letters from Lionsroad!
Let the party begin!
It’s very rare that I meet a couple the week before the wedding but that is just what I did with Mia and Calvin. They were looking for a photographer and I happened to have the date open so we made it happen. Since it was so close to the event, they had everything already planned and I just had to step in and take photos! It was such a perfect day and there was so much love that you could feel it. Thank you for letting me a part of it all! Here are a few of my favorite photos.
Venue | Dresser Mansion
Wedding Planning | Mom and Me Events
Hair and Makeup | MLB Artistry
Cake Artist | All Things Cake
Floral Design | Mom and Me Events
DJ and Lighting | Lionsroad
Catering | Aila’s Catering
Valet | Royal Valet
Videography | Ever After Video
There’s nothing like a fresh cut and shave just a few hours before the ceremony!
I love this! Little photographer in the making!
The bride had her son walk her down the stairs then her father took over to come down the aisle. So sweet!
Calvin’s face says it all!
Jumping the broom!
Oh how I am going to miss these two now that the wedding is over! I have now photographed Ashley 4 times including the wedding day and have had the best time getting to know her. Seriously, we are BFF’s now! I knew Ashley and I would be a great fit for each other from the beginning but I’m thrilled to be coming out of this experience with a new friend. We shot Ashley and Aaron’s engagement session this Fall and it was seriously one of my favorite sessions that I have ever done at the studio. Everything was perfect from the lighting, to the outfits, to the amazing chemistry between these two love birds. We also did a bridal session for Ashley downtown and at the Mayo and she killed it, as always! Not many girls can pick up a 12 hour shift at work (she’s a nurse) then go straight to a session and be as elegant as if she planned for it all day. She and her mom, Debbie, did a fabulous job planning this classy wedding at the Mayo and I feel so lucky to have been a part of it! Every detail was perfect! Congrats, you two, and much love!
Venue | The Mayo Hotel
Stationary | You’re Invited by Nanci Williams
Hair Stylist | Melanie McCain, Mather Hair Salon
Makeup | Faccia Bella
Gown | Bridal Boutique in Norman
Tux | Beshara’s Formal Wear
Florals | Bridal Garden
Officiant | Pastor Terry Armstrong
Cake Artist | Lexi Archer
Caterer | The Mayo Hotel
DJ and Lighting | LionsRoad Studios
Rentals | Party Pro Rents
Table Decor | Tasha Bartholic, TK Weddings & Event Decor
Floral Design | Zeb and Frank Troutman
Videography | LionsRoad Studios
Checking out that dress one more time before putting it on! And how about the bouquet by Bridal Garden?! Lindi is a magician!
As we were preparing for Ashley to open her letter from Aaron, she prefaced it by saying, “I’m not going to cry or anything.” Well, that’s what she thought! 😉
Those socks! Aaron is a big fisherman!
Getting in that gorgeous dress!
First look at the staircase in the Grand Hall!
We did the majority of the portraits before the ceremony. I love this one in the lobby at the Mayo! So classy!
This one is also in the lobby!
And one sweet bridal of Ashley!
We snuck up to the Crystal Ballroom for a few photos of the reception set up just before the ceremony. See what I mean about the flawless planning?!
This is one of my favorite photos ever! Heath (my second shooter and hubby) captured this moment between Ashley and her dad. Ashley has two wedding bands and he put one on her just before walking down the aisle. I tear up just looking this photo. THIS is what it’s all about, folks.
The new Mr. and Mrs. embraces just after coming back down the aisle!
Ashley’s bridesmaids getting a look at her ring!
Father/daughter and mother/son dances!
It’s party time!
Last dance of the night!
You can’t have a wedding at the Mayo without going to the rooftop for a photo!
Ashley and Aaron did a balloon exit. So fun!
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.