Archive for January 2015

Traci & Aty | Oklahoma Engagement Photography

Aty & Traci live in D.C. and traveled to OKC for their wedding. I was lucky enough to capture their engagements the weekend in they were in town visiting. They have great style. Their wedding will be at the Colcord in OKC. They started with a great Gatsby inspired rustic look.  Oklahoma Engagement Photographer Rick Patino | Traci & Aty | Engagement Portraits Oklahoma Engagement Photographer Rick Patino | Traci & Aty | Engagement Portraits Oklahoma Engagement Photographer Rick Patino | Traci & Aty | Engagement Portraits Oklahoma Engagement Photographer Rick Patino | Traci & Aty | Engagement Portraits

These two brought great style to OKC. I tried the best locations Oklahoma City has to compliment their style.

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We were lucky to pull a few strings and get to shoot some portraits on the balcony of the Colcord. These next three were my favorites of the session. And probably my favorites of the year.

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I am lucky to be a Oklahoma engagement photographer with clients like these two. Look for their wedding post in the near future.

Rick

Britton & Lauren | Oklahoma Wedding

This couple is incredible. Although OK State fans, they had to be one of my favorite couples of the year. It’s always tough putting together everything on your own but Lauren did a great job planning this one. Lucky me, I just show up and everything is perfect. I wanted to drop a quick post for them. I wish them the best of luck in the future to come. The rehearsal dinner was held at West in OKC. Oklahoma | Rehearsal Dinner | West

Ah the food was amazing. Had to grab a few of just the plates. West has been one of my favorite restaurants in OKC. I especially love their nachos.

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I enjoy shooting the rehearsal dinner with most of my couples. With so many weddings becoming so big, the rehearsal becomes a lot more intimate event.

Now to the wedding day. The girls got ready at the Crowne Plaza in NW OKC.

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We always recommend a first look. It seems to help calm a lot of nerves before the ceremony. I understand the tradition but some couples don’t mind breaking traditions.  Oklahoma Wedding Photographer Rick Patino | Britton & Lauren | First Look | Devon Boathouse Oklahoma Wedding Photographer Rick Patino | Britton & Lauren | First Look | Devon Boathouse Oklahoma Wedding Photographer Rick Patino | Britton & Lauren | First Look | Devon Boathouse Oklahoma Wedding Photographer Rick Patino | Britton & Lauren | Real Weddings Oklahoma | Devon Boathouse Oklahoma Wedding Photographer Rick Patino | Britton & Lauren | Real Weddings Oklahoma | Devon Boathouse Britton & Lauren | Real Weddings Oklahoma | Devon Boathouse Oklahoma Wedding Photographer Rick Patino | Britton & Lauren | Real Weddings Oklahoma | Devon Boathouse Oklahoma Wedding Photographer Rick Patino | Britton & Lauren | Real Weddings Oklahoma | Devon Boathouse Britton & Lauren | Real Weddings Oklahoma | Devon Boathouse Oklahoma Wedding Photographer Rick Patino | Britton & Lauren | Real Weddings Oklahoma | Devon Boathouse Britton & Lauren | Real Weddings Oklahoma | Devon Boathouse Oklahoma Wedding Photographer Rick Patino | Britton & Lauren | Real Weddings Oklahoma | Devon Boathouse Britton & Lauren | Real Weddings Oklahoma | Devon Boathouse Oklahoma Wedding Photographer Rick Patino | Britton & Lauren | Real Weddings Oklahoma | Devon Boathouse Oklahoma Wedding Photographer Rick Patino | Britton & Lauren | Real Weddings Oklahoma | Devon Boathouse Britton & Lauren | Real Weddings Oklahoma | Devon Boathouse Oklahoma Wedding Photographer Rick Patino | Britton & Lauren | Real Weddings Oklahoma | Photo Booth | Devon Boathouse Oklahoma Wedding Photographer Rick Patino | Britton & Lauren | Real Weddings Oklahoma | Devon Boathouse Oklahoma Wedding Photographer Rick Patino | Britton & Lauren | Real Weddings Oklahoma | Photo Booth | Devon Boathouse Britton & Lauren | Real Weddings Oklahoma | Devon Boathouse

 

We wish them the best for the rest to come.

Rick

GO! Church | Oklahoma Lifestyles Photography

I had the great opportunity to help within my community. I enjoy being a Oklahoma photographer and help this community grow.  I always love to help and work with the people around me. I had a quick lifestyles photography shoot with GO! Church in Norman, Oklahoma. They just needed a few quick photos to help with ad printing in the OU Daily.  I use to be a photographer for the OU Daily. Just a quick photo drop. Look for their ad in the March papers of The OU  Daily.

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These were actually taken in Norman, Oklahoma. This little gem is tucked away on Go! Church’s property. It was a great day to photograph as well.

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Morgan | Senior Portraits | OU Senior Portraits

I remember when I was about to finish up grade school and my parents thought about senior portraits. All I could imagine were big blocks that say my graduating year, letter jackets and leaning on a tree. I feel pretty lucky that my clients let me take a different take on high school senior portraits than what I remember. Here’s to miss Morgan and finishing high school! Here’s our version of high school OU senior portraits.

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University of Oklahoma Senior Portraits Morgan I had a great time all around OU‘s campus. After leaving campus we ventured around Norman. We found this great lake tucked away in the neighborhoods. Morgan has great style and makes my life easy.

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University of Oklahoma Senior Portraits Morgan Best of luck Morgan at OU. I wish you the best and always have fun!

Rick

 

 

Warby Parker | Lifestyle

I think from spending so much time in front of a computer, my eyes are starting to show signs of fatigue. I recently saw online that Warby Parker is having a free home try on promotion. And if it’s free, I’ll try it. It was super simple too. Just went to WarbyParker.com, added 5 frames for a “Home Try On” and they were shipped to my house in a few days. Frames start at $95 and they have some great styles I liked. Here’s how it went. #WARBYHOMETRYON

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So I got 5 total frames, two sunwear and three opticals. Let’s start with the sunwear. The style I really like from Warby are the two-toned frames.

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The first pair I want to try is Percey in charcoal fade. I really like the fade to them. The only problem is that are for a narrow-faced fellow. I am not. But I gave it a shot.

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They were really cool, just not for me. Luckily I know I have a not so narrow face and picked a pair more appropriate for me. I really like the shaped of the Griffin in Blond Tortoise. Also never mad about some tortoise shell frames. I was a bit on the fence about how light the color was but once the frames were in front of me, I really liked the color scheme. These are medium width, perfect for me. I can’t imagine how big a wide width would be. Honestly, I have a large head. I thought.

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Now for the opticals, I grabbed a few. In order from my least favorite to my most. Last but not least, the Vaughan in Burnt Lemon Tortoise. I really liked how big these frames were. For someone who does wear glasses on the regular, these were the most comfortable. Then come the Burke in Tennessee Whiskey. The two-tone frames are awesome to me. I love the clear bottoms. But with that being said, that made the Durand in Saddle Russet a clear favorite. The contrast between the red and brown woodgrain is amazing. Not too bright but still unique enough for me to want.

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I had a great time with these frames. All I need to do now is send in my prescription and get these bad boys in action.

Rick