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.
My favorite time of year is here! The time of year where the January issue of The Brides of Oklahoma hits the news stands and along with it, the new editorial spreads! This year I had the opportunity to shoot two editorials for the magazine. Today, I’m blogging about the Poppy’s Garden feature at Willow Creek Mansion. I absolutely loved working with Meagan – she created a beautiful hidden garden themed shoot where she worked with the beautiful foliage that was already at WCM. I’m in love with how it came out! So many thanks to all the vendors who put so much hard work into the shoot and our amazing model! These shoots are always a long day but so gratifying!
Magazine | The Brides of Oklahoma
Venue | Willow Creek Mansion
Florals | Poppy’s Garden
Gown | Bridal Couture by Sonni
Hair and Makeup | Atherial Beauty
Rentals | La Vintage
Model | Hannah Needham
Here is the gorgeous mansion located on Main Street in Broken Arrow. It is so gorgeous!
This is the back yard area of the mansion where the majority of the shoot was held.
This front wrap-around porch is my favorite!
We did a couple shots in the getting ready room which would also make for a great spot for boudoir!
Lastly, we did a sweetheart table!
Here’s the girl behind the blooms! Wonderful job, Meagan! Be sure to pick up the latest issue of BOO magazine to see the spread!
Megan and Billy only had a short time frame to get their engagement photos done since Billy is in the Army. We decided, rain or shine, that Christmas break would be that time. The poor couple got the coldest day on record at that point for the year but you cannot tell at all. It may have been 20 degrees but their love kept them smiling. I just loved getting to know these two more and I cannot wait for the wedding this summer!
Oh how I love styled shoots and being able to try out new techniques. I am also always blown away with the other vendors when they are given free reign to create whatever their hearts desire. This is why I was so excited when Bella Rose Bridal contacted me for a collaboration this winter. We shot this in mid-December and it was definitely chilly but it could have been so much colder. Shout out to the amazing models who were freezing but nailed it nevertheless. The venue was such a great mix of rustic and elegance with some amazing outdoor areas. I need to shoot a wedding here! I very much enjoyed working with all of these vendors that I haven’t had the chance to work with yet. Here are a few, ok a lot, of my favorites from the session!
Kirsten and Ian had one of my last engagement sessions of 2107 and will be my first wedding of 2018 at The Mayo Hotel! Having to move the session to mid-December, we were all expecting a cold evening but Kirsten, a meteorologist at Channel 2 here in Tulsa, ordered up a gorgeous day. It was 70 degrees with minimal wind! These two were so fun to chat with as we walked all over downtown (we started in the Brady District then walked to Boston Street then went to the Mayo). As it turns out, Ian also went to the The University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!) and we were there the exact same years! I always love meeting another Jayhawk in Oklahoma. Here are a few of my favorites from the session. We can’t wait for your St. Patty’s Day wedding!