As an Oklahoma Wedding Photographer I had the opportunity to be a part of something pretty incredible! I attended the first ever Flourish Collective held at the beautiful Rosemary Ridge wedding and event venue located just outside of Stillwater, Oklahoma! The goal of Flourish Collective was to bring creatives together, to encourage and to create together!
I along with just over 30 other photographers got together to photograph some gorgeous people, florals, details, and had a pretty bomb cake! We did two of my favorite things – photograph gorgeous people and eat tacos! Life doesn’t get any better ya’ll!
Not only did we get to photograph some gorgeous models and couples we got to build on our friendships and create new ones. I along with probably every other creative out there struggle with feeling “good enough.” The comparison game creeps in strong and it was so nice to finally feel like I wasn’t alone! As an Oklahoma Wedding Photographer I am beyond grateful to know that there is an incredible group of professionals I get to be apart of!
We had a pep-talk, heart to heart with the amazing Ellie Berry who is an amazing photographer and educator from the Tulsa area! Next we split up into groups of about 8 or so photogs and took some time to get to know each other and even did head shots of each other! The amazing Jessie Huff of Jessie Huff Photography did mine! I just adore her! Take a look at two of my favorites!
I also did the same for her!
For the remaining time we spent photographing we had four 30 minute rotations! We had two couples, two brides, and a details rotation!
According to our beautiful host Kelcy Enriquez she said “I wanted this to be a real deal. An event that brought value to those that attended and made them feel part of something truly encouraging and uplifting so I wanted it to have an official name. I eventually came to call it Flourish Collective. The name comes from a simple goal, that we become a collective community of photographers who not only grow together, but flourish and thrive through encouragement and support!
I am seriously blown away by what an incredible event this was to attend! I loved collaborating and learning from fellow Oklahoma wedding photographers!
I am beyond thankful to add an incredible list of vendors to my arsenal as an Oklahoma wedding photographer! Check out the day we had and our incredible vendors below!
Host: Kelcy Enriquez
Venue: Rosemary Ridge
Florals: Forth & Floral
Dresses: Bella Rose Bridal
Hair & Makeup: Lexi Faught
Cake: You Need A Cake
Rings: Jewels By Simpson
Stationary: Lynsey Trembly
Coordination: Edmunson Day Of
We left with full hearts, full bellies, and photos that will leave you in awe! I couldn’t have asked for more!
If you were to ask if I would do it again, I would tell you “In a heart beat!” This was exactly what I was needing and I’m so glad I found it so easily.