I was thrilled to hear that an old friend I use to work with is moving forward in life and get engaged this year. Humbled to hear that we were even considered to cover their wedding and their engagements. I decided that I would like to mix it up and get to the great outdoors that Oklahoma has to offer. I had heard a lot about the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge in Lawton, Oklahoma. We packed up and set out on a afternoon trip down to Lawton for an engagement session. We knew there would be big rocks, red dirt and we hoped for buffalo.
We started about halfway up Mount Scott. That was really more for me. I’m pretty afraid of heights so I needed some warming up to the idea of going all the way up. But I know there was going to be a great payoff for going all the way up by car. Yup, so scared that not even the security of a car could calm my nerves. Couldn’t imagine a long hike or free climb. I just wouldn’t be able to do it. Definitely worth it in the end. This was my favorite shot from the whole day. Visibility was great that day and made for a great photo. Couldn’t have asked for better weather for this engagement session. And as always, Jeremy being a gentleman. Chivalry never goes out of style. After shooting around Mount Scott, we headed to the water to finish up the session with a military inspired look.
Best of luck out there Penry. We’ll be missing you back in Oklahoma. Congratulations to the couple again. It was an amazing engagement session! We look forward to your wedding next year.