Category Archives: Bridal

Amanda & DJ


Amanda wanted photos with, Molly, her horse after the wedding.

The field was made more lovely with Amanda and Molly.

 

 

Jason & Templar

Jason and Templar were married in Poteau at the Immanuel Baptist Church and had their reception at the
Costner-Balentine Student Center Ballroom at Carl Albert.
Lots of gorgeous pink. I so love pink!
The cupcakes were beautiful!

2010-2011 Weddings and Questions You Should Ask a Wedding Photographer

I have two June weddings and a July wedding booked for 2011. Yippee!  It’s exciting to have clients in Arkansas and Oklahoma who love my work and recognize the fact that I’m booking popular dates rather quickly.

After checking out some “professional” photos of weddings this last year on people’s social networking sites and their prints, I’m taken aback by what people consider good photography. Maybe I’m too critical because I know what “good” photos are supposed to look like, or maybe people are just trying to be polite, but if you’re shopping around for a wedding photographer I’m offering you some MORE tips to make your decision easier. You may also check out my previous posts about Choosing a Wedding Photographer Wisely and What I Think Makes a Good Photographer.

Bridal Extravaganza 2010!

Bridal Extravaganza is Sunday, the 31st of January, from 1:00-4:00. Brides get in FREE.

It’s being held at Kay Rogers Park this year due to the overwhelming crowds the last few years. The ladies at Unforgettables Wedding and Party Rentals always try to bring in the most local vendors of any bridal show, so you’ll be able to see local talent not only in photographers, but cakes, catering, wedding attire, DJs, venues….There will be BIG giveaways and fashion shows.

Wonderful Weddings I’ve Photographed

Wonderful Weddings from Charlene Day on Vimeo.

Sandy & Adam

Sandy & Adam were married at Christ The King last Saturday.

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Sandy is one of five sisters, and her mom’s siblings are all sisters too! Sandy and her sweet sisters each have a princess nickname.

Sandy was a real princess on her wedding day!

Jennifer’s Bridals

Jennifer’s bridals turned out really beautiful. She’s lovely inside and out.

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Jennifer wanted her reception at The Bonneville House. Since that didn’t work out we did her bridal session there.
Sorry, you’ll have to wait for those photos until after the wedding, but you can look at the House. It’s really wonderful. It’s in the Belle Grove Historic District

Bekah

Taking Bekah’s Bridal photos proved to be a real challenge. We did a few outside and had to move indoors fairly quickly because severe storms were moving into the area.

Bekah

She’s a real beauty.

Wedding photo previews are coming on a couple of days.

Miss B

“Miss B” is getting married in a few weeks at The Town Club. I’ll let you see her some of her bridals after the wedding.

We can’t let the groom get a sneak peek at the dress.

Miss B

I didn’t know guys could be so sneaky about trying to see the bride before the wedding. I had one groom who confessed to having tried every password he could think of. I suspect it’s because they’d rather shed their manly tears in private.

We women like to know we can cause a teary eye in a guy for a good reason. 🙂

Preparing for Great Wedding Photos

Plenty of advice is given about planning the wedding day, but sometimes planning for photographs is forgotten. I’d like to help couples think about their part in making their wedding photographs the best they can possibly be.

Think about what the background will be in your photos. What do the walls and floor look like? I’ve done receptions at the historic Bonneville House and the armory. Remember to think about what is on the wall behind the cake, where you will be seated, and other strategic places for photos. Is there unsightly wire, posters, or anything that distracts? Consider some kind of backdrop for those problem areas.