Picturesque Photos by Amanda Picturesque Photos by Amanda is an award-winning, Tulsa, Oklahoma wedding photographer serving the metro area. Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:35:53 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Picturesque Photos by Amanda 32 32 106656565 Madison + Chase | Redeemer Covenant Church Wedding and Spain Ranch Reception Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:35:53 +0000 This couple is so special to me for so many reasons. Chase works with my husband so we would see them at random events as boyfriend and girlfriend. When I heard they were engaged, I was so excited for them and I’m so glad it worked out for me to be a part of their day. It’s always extra fun to photograph a couple that I know. We shot their engagement session on a gorgeous day this winter and Madison’s bridal on a steamy day in July! It was so fun to meet their families at the wedding – they are every bit as amazing as the couple! Here are a few of my faves from the big day!

Getting Ready Venue | Black Barn at Spain Ranch

Gown | Bridal Elegance

Gown Designer | Maggie Sottero

Bridesmaid Dresses | Kennedy Blue

Suits | Men’s Wearhouse

Florals | Eversomething

Ceremony Venue | Redeemer Covenant Church

Officiants | Cary Balzer, Wayne Hardy

Musicians | Langley and Jacob Burton

Reception Venue | Spain Ranch

Cake Artist | Icing On The Top

DJ and Lighting | Lionsroad Studios

Rentals | Party Pro Rents & Events

I love this shot of Madison with her Maid and Matron of Honor!

Madison did a first look with her girls and it was magical.

Madison’s first look with her dad was even more magical!

Madison and Chase did a first touch and it was the sweetest!

We did a few portraits before heading out to the ceremony,

When the groom asks you if they can do an “album cover” shot and you aren’t sure what that means but you’re glad you went along with it. Seriously, so good!

The ceremony!

The way he looks at her!!!

We did a few of the wedding party before entering the reception.

Gah, Spain Ranch is gorgeous!

First dance!

Father/daughter dance!

This mother/son dance had me all teary eyed!

Bride and groom sunset portraits!

DJ Mike had the party hopping!

Congrats, Madison and Chase!

Sarah + Colt | Asbury Methodist Church Wedding and Spain Ranch Reception | Tulsa, Oklahoma Fri, 24 Aug 2018 00:30:49 +0000 Goodness, I love these two! They are as close to perfect clients as it gets! Sarah and Colt had such a heart-felt day with so much love. I got emotional a few times! From the engagement session to the bridal session, I had so much fun along the way.

Getting Ready Venue | Black Barn at Spain Ranch

Coordination | EB2 Events

Gown Boutique | The Bridal Boutique, Norman

Gown Designer | Wtoo by Watters

Alterations, additional embellishments, custom veil | Bridal Couture by Sonni

Bridal Makeup | Morgan with Berkshire Salon

Bridal Hair Stylist | Hanna with Berkshire Salon

Tux | The Black Tux

Bridesmaids Dresses | Dessy Collection

Stationary | Prairie Letter Shop

Florals | TK Weddings & Events

Ceremony Venue | Asbury United Methodist Church

Officiant | Dick Read, Asbury

Ceremony Musicians | Jamye Hendersen (vocalist)

Reception Venue | Spain Ranch

DJ, lighting, videography, marquee letters, confetti canon | LionsRoad Studios

Caterer | Andolini’s Pizza

Gelato Bar | STG

Cheesecake Bar | Antionette’s Bakery

Transportation | Old Urban Trolley

Some of my favorite detail shots eva!

Love this moment with Sarah and her sweet niece!

First Look!

Erin with EB2 did an amazing job getting the reception finished before we had to leave for the ceremony so we could get all the detail shots!


A few portraits at the Church where these two love birds met before we headed to the reception!

The reception!

This shot is so special to me! I have photographed all of these couples and my heart is so full having them all in one room. Love my picturesque family!

Madison | Spain Ranch Bridal Mon, 06 Aug 2018 16:24:12 +0000 Madison and Chase had the most beautiful wedding Saturday! I am so excited to be able to share her stunning bridal session at Spain Ranch. We shot this the beginning of July and it was super hot but she and her mother both had such great attitudes about it. They were so much fun to work with! Here are a few of my faves!

Emily + Chris | The Mayo Hotel Wedding | Tulsa, Oklahoma Fri, 03 Aug 2018 01:13:40 +0000 Emily and Chris are married!!! We Facetimed for the first consultation and Apple kept dropping the call then a thunderstorm was predicted for the day they drove from Texas for their engagement session…but all the stars aligned for wedding day. The couple was perfect, the weather was gorgeous and we were on schedule all day (whaaaat?!). These two made my job a breeze. Enjoy the super long blog post below!

Venue | The Mayo Hotel

Coordination | Concepts Weddings & Events

Hair Stylist | Alexis Robinson with Coven Salon, Stephanie Cherry with Ihloff’s Salon

Makeup Artist | Faccia Bella

Gown | Nordstrom’s

Gown Designer | Hayley Paige

Custom Suit | Q Clothier

Florals | Toni’s Flowers & Gifts

Bridesmaid’s Dresses | Ivy and Aster

Groomsmen | Ed Beshara’s Formal Wear & Fine Clothing

Live Music | Simpatico String Quartet

Cake Artist | All Things Cake

DJ and Lighting | Banks Entertainment

Photo booth | Mod Fox Photobooth

LOVED all the details Emily brought for me to photograph!

My second shooter nailed the groom’s getting ready photos, as always!

I love this! Emily’s bridesmaids seeing her all dressed for the first time.

Emily, you are stunning!

Emily and Chris decided not to do a first look but this spot for their first touch is my new favorite! The Mayo Hotel is full of great photo spots just like this.

Reception details!

The ceremony!

As sweet moment with Emily and her dad just before walking down the aisle.


A few sunset portraits!

A few more reception details shots with the candle lit!

^ His and hers cocktails!

Megan + Billy | Grace Lutheran Church Wedding and Mike Fretz Event Center Reception | Tulsa, Oklahoma Tue, 24 Jul 2018 02:48:50 +0000 We shot Megan and Billy’s engagement session during Christmas Break while Billy was on leave at my studio on the coldest day of the year. They had the kindest demeanors even when dealing with freezing hands and feet and at that time I knew their wedding would be such a sweet, loving event – and it certainly was. It was a day full of celebration of this couple! I was lucky enough to get to shoot at two venues that I haven’t had a chance to yet and loved every minute of it. The Grace Lutheran Church is a classic in Tulsa and that interior courtyard is amazing for portraits! Congrats, Megan and Billy! Here are a few of my favorite moments from the day.

Ceremony Venue | Grace Lutheran Church

Coordinator | Noell Greeno

Hair and Makeup | Faccia Bella

Dress designer | Maggie Sottero

Florals | Ladybug Flowers

Reception Venue | Mike Fretz Event Center

Caterer | Just Catering by Orr

Cake Artist | Ms. Laura’s Cakes

Draping and Decor | Soft Touch Draping

DJ and Lighting | Banks Entertainment

Rentals | Party Pro Events & Rents

Videography | Tulsa Event Video

I love the bridesmaids’ faces in the mirror as she turns around for the first time!

We had time for just a few portraits before the ceremony and these stone walkways made perfect spots!

Megan praying with her girls and parents before the ceremony.

This church is seriously stunning. It’s like a castle!

Billy is a Captain in the Army so they did a saber arch as the couple walked out of the ceremony! They stopped them at the end and made them kiss before they could leave.

I mean seriously, this courtyard!

These two are perfect.

The reception at the Mike Fretz Event Center!

First dance as a married couple!

Father/daughter and mother/son dances.

Check out that lighting!

Sarah | Spain Ranch Bridal | Jenks, Oklahoma Mon, 23 Jul 2018 15:37:35 +0000 Sarah is married! Now that she is – I’m so excited to share her bridal session at Spain Ranch. We shot this just a couple weeks before the wedding and, let me tell you, it was HOT. Good thing Sarah, her mom and her sister had the foresight to bring some ice packs to cool her off under all those glorious ruffles. We did half the session indoors and half the session on the SR grounds. I have photographed this woman more times than I can count and it gets more fun every time. She is one of the most genuine persons you will ever meet!

On a side note, bridals are important! After the session (having spent time in the dress, in the heat), Sarah decided to completely change her hair for the wedding day so that it was pulled up. Both looks are beautiful and she got photos with both but she decided she’d be more comfortable on the wedding day with it up.

Venue | Spain Ranch

Gown Boutique | The Bridal Boutique

Designer | Wtoo by Watters

Alteration, additional embellishments, and custom veil | Bridal Couture by Sonni

Hair | Hanna with Berkshire Salon and Day Spa

Makeup | Morgan with Berkshire Salon and Day Spa

Jennifer + Matt | Asbury United Methodist Church Wedding and Camp Loughridge Reception Fri, 13 Jul 2018 00:38:55 +0000 Ahhhhh, now that Jennifer and Matt have officially seen their photos, I’m so happy to share them too! This was the sweetest day with the sweetest couple and their sweet families! I’ve enjoyed getting to know them throughout this journey including their engagement session at the studio last fall. We started our day at Jennifer’s house then headed to Asbury Methodist and finished up at Camp Loughridge. The couple decided not to do a first look so we did sunset photos at Loughridge before entering. So. Much. Fun! Congrats, you two!

Wedding Venue | Asbury United Methodist Church

Hair Stylist | Jodi Nachbor at House of Style

Gown | Facchianos

Suit | Facchianos

Florals | Robyn’s Flower Garden

Reception Venue | Camp Loughridge

Cake Artist | Nothing Bundt Cake, Ann’s Bakery

Caterer | Boston Avenue Grille

DJ and Lighting | DJ Connection

The bride made these custom batman bow ties for all the groomsmen and the groom for the reception. Jennifer has some mad sewing skills!

Hugs from momma!

Jennifer and Matt did not want to do a first look so we did a few with each of them with their bridesmaids/groomsmen before the ceremony.

They each exchanged gifts and notes before the ceremony!

This bible is Jennifer’s grandmother’s and every bride who has carried it down the aisle has written their name and date on it. I love, love, love traditions like this!

The ceremony!

The couple had a super cute slideshow playing while guests were being seated. This is a photo of the groom and groomsmen sneaking a peek!

The behind-the-scenes moments that guests don’t get to see. The bridesmaids dutifully steamed Jennifer’s dress just before she walked down the aisle!

All hands on deck!

Portraits! My favorite time of the day!

The reception!

The first dances!

Caught red handed!

Private last dance!

Jessica + Jim | The Mayo Hotel Wedding Fri, 29 Jun 2018 00:59:40 +0000 Get ready for a super long blog post! I am so lucky to have had so much time with Jessica and Jim on the wedding day for portraits! We hit several places around the Mayo as well as the killer view at the rooftop. The Mayo recently opened up a view of downtown that is incredible! These two were such a joy to work with throughout the whole process and treated us like we were a part of the family. The day was absolutely perfect! Click here to see their engagement photos from this Spring!

Venue | The Mayo Hotel

Gown | Bridal Elegance

Designer | Maggie Sottero Designs

Makeup Artist | Taylor Peterson

Hair Stylist | Tiffany Perry

Coordinator | Kristin Graybill

Suit Designer | Calvin Klein

Florals | The Bridal Garden

Ceremony Backdrop | The French Bouquet

Officiant | Tom Moneypenny with Guts Church

Cake Artist | Ann’s Bakery

Catering | The Mayo Hotel

Band | The Stars Band

Lighting | Empire Lighting

Rentals | Party Pro Rents & Events

Photo booth | Elite Custom Photo Booth

Jessica and Jim made the invitations themselves!

I love this sweet moment captured by my second shooter. The couple did not do a first look so the first time they saw each other was when Jessica walked down the aisle. This is a shot of Jessica and her future sister-in-law with Jim in the background just before he took his place for the ceremony. Love it!

The city was working on the road out front of the hotel but no worries – we just got a few in the gorgeous lobby!

And then we squeezed in a few out front!

This is one of my favorite rooms at the Mayo!

Cocktail hour at the Penthouse!

Check out the ballroom!

The grand entrance!

The first dances!

I stole them away at sunset for a few photos on the rooftop!