Tim & Bekah’s Wedding

I’m not a wedding photographer.

I’ve been away from that area of photography for several years.

I feel very much out of the wedding photography groove.

It is strange to photograph people that stand still and are taller than 4 feet.

However, in the last year I’ve had the honor of photographing 2 very special weddings.

Two weekends ago, Chris and I spent the day in an Oklahoma field with Tim, Bekah, their families & friends. It was a beautiful day.

The wedding was full of so many loving personal details.

A perfectly, perfect laid back day in the country celebrating two becoming one.

The bride and her girls arrived in a turquoise VW….

The ceremony was led by Bekah’s dad. Her sister wrote and performed a song for the special day too. Talent runs deep in their family.

Instead of cake, they had pie…so cute. I’ve never seen so many pies in my life. While things were getting set up I just kept watching person after person carrying endless homemade pies to the table. After the wedding I cut a slice of what I though was blackberry pie. Eating it I realized there were blueberries and pineapple in it too – so good!

Fried chicken, rolls, pickles…picnic style.

A special place for the littlest of guests.

Look closely…do you see the guy in the center of pic doing a flip? Those boys were all over the field doing flips off things and in the middle of things. I’m always impressed with a guy that can do a flip.

Bekah and her mom spent the last year collecting all kinds of vintage findings…sheets, quilts, plates, jars. Every little table had fresh flowers and nods to times past. All the lovely details and personal touches were created by family and friends. The day was a celebration, but it was also a reflection of two great families. Chris and I were so honored to spend the day among them, capturing the day. Bekah has 4 little sisters and a little brother…a lot of fun filled weddings in this family’s future!

Thank you Tim & Bekah for letting us join you on such a monumental day!

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  • tm - what a sweet, sweet wedding. i love how simple it was.

  • ko - What a lovely wedding! It looks like everyone truly enjoyed themselves. All the vintage touches were so over the top adorable! Great job with the photos!

  • Andy - i love weddings and the special touches people put on them. this one is lovely and amazing. love all the detail. such great pics.

  • Lisa Johnson - big smile. tears.

  • MG Atwood - I love the simplicity and family feel of this wedding. You can feel the love coming right out of the photos. Nicely done.

  • Kim - For not being a wedding photographer… you did a GREAT job!! This was a beautiful wedding!! love the pictures!!

  • angie webb - So beautiful! My sister just got married this past October and also had a turquoise VW van – so much fun! 🙂

  • Sara - Such a beautiful wedding. And I love reading your blog over the years and seeing your kids and friends & family grow up and experience the milestones. Your sister being pregnant, than giving birth, then doing it all again, your kids get older and head to school. I remember this brides senior photos, and now seeing her wedding. It’s a gimps into their lives through such a beautiful lens. Thanks for your blog. I read it every day and enjoy it so much.

  • Melyssa - That is so beautiful. The mantra I have in my head for my wedding in July is “genuine.” Is this tradition/vow/aspect/suit/veil/whatever genuine to us? I love how GENUINE this wedding looks! It is so sweet! Thank you for sharing these and best wishes to the newly weds!

    PS- it’s good to get out of your comfort zone sometimes!! Glad to see you flexing your wedding muscles.

  • ella @ lifeologia - (i think the computer just swallowed my previous comment – an error message pops up) let’s try this again….
    What a great wedding and the photos are beautiful Ashley. Congrats to the happy couple!!

  • Kimberlee Jost - I love all the details that you captured. Beautiful wedding. Congratulations to the couple!

  • emmybrown - How Lovely!!!!

  • Jenny - LOVE. LOVE. LOVE. this wedding! And of course, you did a fabulous job photographing it too! 🙂

  • peggy - oh wow! I am amazed at the decoration and your pics. So beautiful. Wished i had thought of that for my wedding!congratulations to Tim and Bekah

  • Tiah - If I was to plan my wedding all over again, it would be exactly like this one. Love it!

  • window - Curious about how many pictures did you send them for printing. These are absolutely great shots.

  • Lisa - We did the pies at my wedding 10 years ago – I loved it, so much more personal than a cake! Everyone made their specialty. Looks like it was a very sweet day!

  • Deanna - Oh my…if only I could do it all over again. This would be my dream wedding! Simple, yet beautiful and full of love. Great job capturing all of the sweet, pretty details.

  • Sarah Wolfe - I disagree… you ARE a wedding photographer! These are fabulous. And I love the simple and creative details in this wedding.

  • giozi - I love many details of the decoration. Your photo as always. Is Chris your assistent for this kind of things?

  • Jennie Frake - These photos are SO good, Ashley! I’ve been checking your blog every day hoping this wedding would pop up! 😀 yay! Everything is so pretty! I love all the details, especially that VW Van and Lemonade Stand.

  • Capturing Childhood - Oh my, pie?!?!?! I love pie.

    And I love the picture of the straws. Perfect!

  • donna - I want to get married again and have pies, what a great idea.

  • KatieM. - Yay! Thanks so much for posting this…I love seeing your photos. =) It looks like it really was a fun celebration.

  • amanda torres - OH, you doing weddings again! You’ll have to do mine…KIDDING! What a cool, laid back wedding. I wish I had an invite just for the fried chicken. Yumm-O!

  • amy jupin - oh to be able to plan another wedding…i would love a redo!
    and this wedding is full of the stuff i like.
    super like!
    your photographs are just beautiful!

  • Julie Thacker - As a professional wedding photographer I have to say these are outstanding. Love them all; and I love when a bride and groom go a much less traditional route. Beautiful Wedding!!! Now I want one like this to photograph 🙂

  • Ashlee Tomes - Hi Ashley,
    I found your site last week and have visited it every day since! I love your work! I would love to know what your favorite lens is. Which lens did you primarily use for this wedding? You did a beautiful job!

    Ashlee Tomes

  • kiley - Perfectly, perfect is the most excellent description…so sweet! Makes me want to get married again except I’d definitely keep my groom ;o) !!!

  • Suzanne - What a beautiful wedding! You captured wonderful memories of their lovely, vintage day. I love that they had pie! What a cool alternative to cake.

  • Elizabeth K - What a sweet wedding. It looks like it was a lot of fun to attend and photograph. I love the little bride and groom pie topper.

  • Mindy Harris - stellar work, ashley.
    thought i’d also mention that your writing was great, too!

  • Kate @ Songs Kate Sang - These pictures are stunning! The bride is beautiful! (and I love that you notice that someone is doing flips! love it!)

  • Julie B - I love this wedding, all of the vintage touches are perfect and sweet. Love the pie too. What a fabulous idea!

  • Julie Smith - beautiful pictures for a beautiful wedding! Love the simpleness and beauty! Great Job Bekah and Lisa!

  • devon - so sweet and beautiful! i love the laid back charm and all the personal touches. you did an amazing job on the pictures. the sunshine was all for you 🙂

  • Lori - Love everything. Thirteen years and five kids later, my only regret about getting married young (19) is that my style was so lame.

  • Abigail C - You still have the magic touch for wedding photography–even if the subjects are more than 4 feet tall 😀

  • Stoich91 - This is the most beautiful low-key wedding I’ve ever seen! Everything is so pretty…or maybe that’s just because you capture the love! LOL 🙂

  • Seriously Sassy Mama - Lovely pictures. I would love to marry my husband all over again!