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.
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
Here it is! My last blog post of 2016. Just before Christmas, I had the pleasure of shooting a wedding reception in the Grand Hall at The Mayo Hotel for a lovely couple who got married in Colorado. It was so tastefully done by the groom’s mother, Lori. It had a very festive feel to it! The logistics of having a reception in a city that you don’t live in can be tricky. Dana and Connor were supposed to fly in the night before but it happened to be the first snow storm of the year and their flight was delayed until the next day. With more delays, the poor couple didn’t get to their own reception that started at 7:00 pm until nearly 10:00 pm. The guests were so great and patient though. Congrats, Dana and Connor…we’re glad you made it!
Venue | The Mayo Hotel
Live Band | Hook
Catering | Mayo Catering
The couple’s arrival and toast!
We originally scheduled Katie and Jonathan’s engagement session to be downtown and at my studio but we had a last minute change when we discovered it was the day of the Route 66 Marathon. Many streets downtown were blocked off and we were worried about traveling so we decided to just go to one location…Woodward Park. I’m so glad we did because the photos turned out so great! It was so nice getting to know these two some more. Can’t wait for the wedding next year!
I have met with Ashley several times (and hit it off instantly) but this was my first time to meet Aaron. Their connection was clear from the start! We ended up rescheduling from our first date that we had set for the engagement because it was overcast and rainy. I’m so glad we did! The light was absolutely perfect and the adorable couple rocked it! I cannot wait for your wedding at The Mayo Hotel next month!
I’m calling this my most requested shot of 2016. I love that my couples love Tulsa so much!
After we hit downtown, we headed to my studio for the rest of the session. This dreamy light tho!
Scrunch-nosed smiles are my favorite.