September 3, 2016 / Sampler
The O'Keefe Ranch Wedding
The Bride’s father has a Chevy Nova, a ’64. Did you think I was not going to use it?
And this is how we start our sampler. Keep in mind, this is just a sampler – a few photos to start you day (or end your night) in just the right way. Feel free to send these photos around on facebook. Photos are meant to be shared.
I arrived at three thirty. Our bride had her makeup and hair already done, and so her parents showed me around. We started out in a beautiful house about a ten minute drive from O’Keefe Ranch. This ranch was founded in 1867 by Cornelius O’Keefe, and was fully functional right up until the 1950’s. This place is like a little town, with a Roman Catholic Church, a post office, and a general store.
Our bride looked stunning in her dress. When she first pulled it up, I looked to my left, and saw a look on her father’s face I could not describe.
We quickly learned to mutually respect each other boundaries, leading into the close relationship we share today.
Before we knew it, it was time to head to the venue – a picturesque old church on the ranch. I got such a great vibe. Everyone was so close, they knew each other. I immediately felt like one of the family. All the time, I was meeting new friends and chatting with everyone.
The ceremony was quick, and breathtaking. I can’t get over how much I love this old church. When I was a little kid, my parents would take me to this ranch every sunday. That’s mostly because a season’s pass for a family was $20 back then, and Dad has nine kids. He really got his money’s worth.
I would wander from building to building, just imagining all the weddings and all the history in this place. It’s rich with it.
So, story time. I always make sure I get a good photo of the groom’s face when he first saw his bride. I mentioned that while we were getting ready, and she said, “Oh, he’s fairly composed. We’ll see.”
Every time this groom looked over, he still had this look on his face. Like a 12 year old boy. You’ll see.
It’s always important to hit up the general store after your wedding, because you need to stuff your pockets with candy.
We headed up Irish Creek Road for our formals. We had beautiful views of Vernon and Westside Road. I had no trouble getting these two to kiss. I really had to keep my eyes on them.
And then, after they had fed me an incredible dinner, we prepared for the headliner.
I set up the shot, to make sure everything was perfect. Note our grooms face. I tell you. The whole day he looked at her like that.
That’s the Chevy Nova in the background. Our brides dad is a great guy. He backed the car up into this small space in the corn field.
So we could make this.
And that’s all for now. Thank you for reading this far! If you’d like to be on the list to get the album once it’s proofed by the bride and groom, simply send me an email. Usually, this takes about two weeks. Otherwise, feel free to follow my facebook, instagram, or twitter. Talk to you soon!