Juliana Noelle Jumper

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Destination | A Modern, Glass Chapel Wedding for OK Lovebirds

Last month I traveled to my hometown of Tulsa, OK to shoot a wedding in the very venue I was married in nearly two years prior; a gorgeous, modern glass chapel in Broken Arrow. I may be a little biased but this wedding was seriously one the most beautiful I’ve ever shot. I can’t get over it. Alex and Cody were such a cool and gorgeous couple. I knew I liked them the first time we spoke on video chat and they introduced me to their cats. Ya’ll know how I feel about cats. Unfortunately, they didn’t have a cool cat cake topper like I did. (Yes, I’m 100% serious.)

These guys got so lucky with the crazy Spring weather that frequently occurs in the area at this time of year. That morning I was awoken by the not so soothing sound of tornado sirens. Around noon, I had to run to a Target to purchase some rain boots because I hadn’t thought it pack mine, and the rain was coming down so hard there was no way I could wear my flats. Luckily in spite of the terrible flooding and tornadoes, the bad weather managed to clear out just in time for the ceremony. During their portrait session we were even lucky enough to see the sun break through the clouds for a few brief moments. Overall this day was absolutely magical. It made me want to plan my wedding here all over again.

V E N D O R S
venue: Glass Chapel
floral: The French Bouquet
cake: All Things Cake
linens: Party Pro
dj: LionsRoad

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Wedding | Dutch Still-Life Inspired Celebration at Loose Mansion

Kayla and Josh’s intimate Loose Mansion wedding was the fine art wedding of my dreams. Inspired by the autumn season they choose to use a combination of flowers and earthy vegetation throughout their day. The overall aesthetic was modeled after Dutch Still-Life painting. Y’all know how I feel about Dutch still-life paintings! Y’all know my Oklahoma accent starts comin’ out when I get excited.

Kayla and Josh chose to have a private ‘family only’ ceremony and a beautiful hand binding. Following the ceremony was a large reception which included the most hilarious Father of the Bride speech I’ve ever heard, and was concluded with a send off filled with bubbles and lots of cheers. The couple had chosen a team of impeccable vendors. Loose Mansion and Levity I always enjoy working with, and no one can go wrong with a cake from McLain’s. I’d also been dying to shoot a wedding with florals designed by The Cottage Rose, and they did not disappoint. Dream team status for real.

Vendors and details aside, I really enjoyed getting to know Kayla and Josh throughout their engagement, and working with them on their wedding day. They were an easy going couple with a great sense of humor, and a super cute corgi. I appreciated that they cast tradition aside and really made their wedding their own. They revealed their love in ways that felt utterly genuine; hand written letters for before and after the ceremony, hand binding, a few tears, and lots of laughs.

VENDORS
venue: Loose Mansion
bakery: McLain’s Bakery
florals: The Cottage Rose
dj: Levity Events

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Wedding | A Classic & Elegant Loose Mansion Wedding

I had to convince myself not to title this post “The Elegance of Light” because while that definitely defines my approach to this wedding day, it sounds like poorly written art theory and not nearly as SEO friendly as what’s above. Since their engagement session how I capture Danthea and Michael has not really been about their interactions at all, as they require very little posing. Most of what I do is watch how the light plays across their figures. Open to the more fleeting and experimental images I capture, I chased light throughout every aspect of their wedding day making it incredibly fun to shoot.

There was a timelessness to this wedding that I still can’t quite pin point, an overall elegance that is both classic and modern. If there was a single object that defined the air of Danthea and Michael’s wedding day it would be Danthea’s veil. Simple, cathedral length, slightly tapered, and held in place by a hair-comb of silk flowers and pearls, it’s organic movement framed this couple’s natural elegance perfectly.
**VENDORS**
venue: Loose Mansion
florals: Hy-vee Floral

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Couples | Quality Time in Quality Hill

Christina & Zach originally only booked me for their wedding day, but when their original engagement photo plans went awry they made the trip to Kansas City to work with me. I’m super glad they did because they were the most fun to photograph! They are both super down to earth people, and were super easy going during the shoot. I don’t think we stopped laughing the entire time. Their shoot was one of those that really didn’t feel like work, and I was super pleased with the outcome, as well. It makes me sad I have to wait over a year for their wedding day.

When Christina approached me a few weeks prior to the shoot, she told me they loved old Kansas City architecture. I knew immediately where I wanted to shoot. Quality Hill is one of my favorite regions of downtown Kansas City, with it’s historic buildings, creeping ivy, and urban charm; it has that perfect mix of elegant details and sweeping city views. I couldn’t have asked for a better mix of great locations and great people!

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Couples | Beyond the Pines of Burr Oak Woods

This was my first session to ever get rained out while in progress. It was a very misty morning at Burr Oak Woods. Although my clients and I created many dreamy shots within that famous line of pines, for the sake of this post I wanted to showcase some less coveted details of the small patch of woods. Moss covered branches, tiny red berries, and a high canopy shielding us from the rain are what really captured the essence of this intimate shoot.

We also took a short drive to a nearby town for some variety. Sticking with Burr Oaks as my initial inspiration I attempted to find textures and colors that related to the original location. Scouting for this shoot was tricky since I had never been to the location before and could only use Google Earth. I wanted to find spots that would allow me to reduce or abstract the idea of a forest passage. I was quite pleased with my discoveries of a black plywood wall and the colorful concrete siding of a local theater.

Finally, we decided to cut our losses after about 20 minutes at the second location, but not before attempting to shoot in consistent rainfall. Cold and damp we retreated to the warmth of our vehicles, but regardless, it was an adventure worth having.

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