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Smith Wedding | Myriad Gardens Wedding | OKC Wedding Photography

Myriad Gardens Wedding | OKC Wedding Photographer What more can a wedding photographer ask for than a beautiful outdoor Myriad Gardens wedding? It was amazing to meet Lindsey & Tyler. We took Lindsey’s bridals earlier in the year too! These grade school sweethearts just blew us away! It was amazing to hear all their friends and family exchange stories from their past. Here is a quick montage of their beautiful Myriad Gardens wedding in OKC. Myriad Gardens Wedding | OKC Wedding Photographer Wedding-Photographer-OKC-Myriad-Gardens-Oklahoma-004 Wedding-Photographer-OKC-Myriad-Gardens-Oklahoma-003 Wedding-Photographer-OKC-Myriad-Gardens-Oklahoma-005 Myriad Gardens Wedding | OKC Wedding Photographer Wedding-Photographer-OKC-Myriad-Gardens-Oklahoma-007 Wedding-Photographer-OKC-Myriad-Gardens-Oklahoma-008 Wedding-Photographer-OKC-Myriad-Gardens-Oklahoma-009 Myriad Gardens Wedding | OKC Wedding Photographer The whole group was such a blast! Wedding-Photographer-OKC-Myriad-Gardens-Oklahoma-011 Wedding-Photographer-OKC-Myriad-Gardens-Oklahoma-012 Wedding-Photographer-OKC-Myriad-Gardens-Oklahoma-013 Wedding-Photographer-OKC-Myriad-Gardens-Oklahoma-015 They planned their wedding perfectly to have their portraits taken at sunset. That’s attention to detail and I couldn’t be happier with the results! Myriad Gardens Wedding | OKC Wedding Photographer Wedding-Photographer-OKC-Myriad-Gardens-Oklahoma-016 Wedding-Photographer-OKC-Myriad-Gardens-Oklahoma-017 Myriad Gardens Wedding | OKC Wedding Photographer Their reception at the Myriad Gardens had the perfect view of Devon tower at sunset.  Wedding-Photographer-OKC-Myriad-Gardens-Oklahoma-019 Wedding-Photographer-OKC-Myriad-Gardens-Oklahoma-020 Wedding-Photographer-OKC-Myriad-Gardens-Oklahoma-022 Wedding-Photographer-OKC-Myriad-Gardens-Oklahoma-023 Wedding-Photographer-OKC-Myriad-Gardens-Oklahoma-024 Wedding-Photographer-OKC-Myriad-Gardens-Oklahoma-025 Wedding-Photographer-OKC-Myriad-Gardens-Oklahoma-026 Wedding-Photographer-OKC-Myriad-Gardens-Oklahoma-027 Wedding-Photographer-OKC-Myriad-Gardens-Oklahoma-028 Wedding-Photographer-OKC-Myriad-Gardens-Oklahoma-029 And a perfect fairy tale exit. Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Smith for a great evening.

Rick

Empire Slice House | Sunday Funday

I love pizza. Combining work and pizza is possibly the best combination in life. Empire Slice house is a local pizza shop that just does it right. The food is fantastic. Recently, they opened up a second patio/beer garden. It’s just amazing how fast they are growing.

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For the main event, they had two local artist get up and rap a few bars for everyone. Grand National started it off. Besides the fact of his rap talent, this guy had great style. Check him out below, Grand National. Grand National | Empire Slice House | Rick Patino Photography Grand National | Empire Slice House | Rick Patino Photography Grand National | Empire Slice House | Rick Patino Photography Empire-SundayFunday-024 Grand National | Empire Slice House | Rick Patino Photography Grand National | Empire Slice House | Rick Patino Photography DJ Reaper and Jabee finished the afternoon off. It is always great to see local artist moving the community forward. Jabee put on a great show and is making a name for Oklahoma hip-hop DJ REAPER | Rick Patino Photography Jabee | Rick Patino Photography Empire-SundayFunday-032 Jabee | Rick Patino Photography DJ REAPER | Rick Patino Photography Jabee | Rick Patino Photography Jabee | Rick Patino Photography It was a great afternoon at Empire. Great pizza & great music. Couldn’t ask for much more.

Rick

Angela & Jeremy | Wichita Mountains | Oklahoma Engagement Photography

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.

Oklahoma Engagement Photographer Rick Patino Oklahoma Engagement Photographer Rick Patino Oklahoma Engagement Photographer Rick Patino Oklahoma Engagement Photography Rick Patino 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.  Oklahoma Engagement Photographer Rick Patino 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.  Oklahoma Engagement Photographer Rick Patino Oklahoma Engagement Photographer Rick Patino Oklahoma Engagement Photographer Rick Patino Oklahoma Engagement Photographer Rick Patino Oklahoma Engagement Photographer Rick Patino After shooting around Mount Scott, we headed to the water to finish up the session with a military inspired look.  Oklahoma Military Engagement Photographer Rick Patino

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.
Rick

Kathryn & Wes | Oklahoma Engagement Photography

Spring is in the air. It’s beautiful outside and perfect for pictures. It’s just that time of year for outdoor engagement portraits. Wes proposed to Kathryn ear in January of this year. I was lucky enough to able to capture the proposal. Picture perfect. On a quiet January night, on a rooftop downtown, Wes proposed to Kathryn. She, of course, said yes! We love and are humbled by working with our clients for multiple shoots from proposal, engagements to weddings. We feel that it helps them get more comfortable and a better picture in the end.  Oklahoma-Engagement-Proposal-OKC-Musuem-Art-1 The rooftop of Oklahoma City’s Museum of Art is one of the best views of downtown OKC. It was a bit chilly up there in January, but it was worth it. Fast forward to March and Spring. We headed out to the historic Guthrie, Oklahoma for an engagement session. I’m no historian and I don’t know all the historical meaning of Guthrie to Oklahoma’s history. But I do know it was the first capital of Oklahoma and it has kept it’s Victorian architecture. It is just simply cool and beautiful.

We started the afternoon at the Guthrie Masonic Temple. I believe it was the first location of the state capitol. It has these great columns with the Victorian architecture. After we just strolled around downtown. Their downtown is amazing. All these little local shops and everyone is so nice.  Engagements-Wedding-Photographer-Guthrie-OK-WesKathryn-1 Engagements-Wedding-Photographer-Guthrie-OK-WesKathryn-2 Engagements-Wedding-Photographer-Guthrie-OK-WesKathryn-4 Engagements-Wedding-Photographer-Guthrie-OK-WesKathryn-6 Engagements-Wedding-Photographer-Guthrie-OK-WesKathryn-3 We ventured a bit off the path and found these abandoned silos. We finished out with a beautiful warm sunset. I found this fallen tree just sitting perfect in the sunset.  Engagements-Wedding-Photographer-Guthrie-OK-WesKathryn-5 Engagements-Wedding-Photographer-Guthrie-OK-WesKathryn-7 Best wishes to Wes & Kathryn. We look forward to their wedding this Spring.

Rick

 

Lindsey | Oklahoma Bridal Photography

With wedding season starting up, bridal portraits are in full swing. And with all the crazy weather in Oklahoma this past month, outdoor portraits became a headache. Snow overnight and the bright sunny the next day. Lucky for me we had already planned on an indoor location. We utilized the best of the Oklahoma State Capitol in OKC, OK. I love working in the Capitol. It has great this vast Greco-Roman architecture. Beautiful marble from floor to ceiling and a great rotunda. It seems as it has an endless number of rooms with an endless number of looks. It is a photographer’s playground.

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A big thanks to Lindsey and the twins for all their help! The bridal portraits turned out great! Look for their wedding post in a few weeks. Their wedding ceremony will be at the Meinders Garden Terrace in the Myriad Gardens, Downtown OKC. We are hoping for beautiful spring weather for their ceremony. I know it will look amazing.

 

Rick

Lauren | Oklahoma Bridal Photography

With all this winter weather lately, I was lucky enough to have a bride from 2014, featured here, want to have more bridal portraits taken in the snow. We took to the great outdoors that Yukon, Oklahoma has to offer. Found a patch of trees and began our shoot. Lauren is an absolute trooper. Stood out in the 20°F snow, in a sleeveless wedding gown. We got some great shots. I can’t thank her enough. I hope you all like them.

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Lauren was great. She even put together her own rose bouquet on the spot, you can do anything with YouTube.

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Thank you for checking it out. Thanks again to Lauren for being awesome.

 

Rick

 

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