Adam + Keylee’s Tall Grass Prairie Elopement

I am so excited to share with you the intimate story of Adam + Keylee’s Tall Grass Prairie Elopement in Pawhuska, OK! It was a beautiful winter day and the golden plains would make you think it was mid-summer! I am passionate about sharing with my readers free and inexpensive places to experience your intimate wedding or elopement. The Tall Grass Prairie offers a stunning and liberating setting for your wedding day!

Adam + Keylee’s Story

Adam and Keylee tied the knot in the fall of 2021, celebrating with a grand traditional wedding and reception. However, they continued to desire a day that was more intimate. They wanted to be able to enjoy one another and capture portraits that truly told the story of their love. I felt incredibly honored when they contacted me. Together, we celebrated with an elopement styled day at the Tall Grass Prairie.

The Big Day

Keylee and I spent weeks messaging about the day and the special details we would include. Keylee chose to wear both her original gown and a new style as well that she purchased from Azazie. If you are looking for a budget friendly but gorgeous gown for your wedding or elopement, I highly recommend checking them out! She also brought along the details from their wedding day, like invitations, jewelry, perfume, shoes and other items to re-photograph and document in a new way on their elopement day!

We started the day with a first look on the prairie, which was so special since Adam + Keylee didn’t get the opportunity to do this on their original wedding day. After the first look, we did a few portraits before heading to another location. When we arrived at the second shooting location, we set up a picnic with champagne and pastries from Lynn’s Bakery to celebrate the occasion. While Adam + Keylee enjoyed one another, I took the time to capture detail shots. Before the sun left us for the night, we adventured down to a nearby creek where we photographed more portraits.

I loved getting to document the happy couple in their natural banter and conversations! On our way home, we were even able to take a few shots after dark using just my car’s headlights. These are still some of my favorite shots I’ve taken! I’m so thankful that Adam + Keylee trusted me with this memory.

Work with Mekala

If you’d like to partner with me in planning and curating an intimate wedding, elopement or couples session that’s all about you and your love, you can check out more of my work, learn more about Till the Dawn Photo Co. and contact me here!

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August 21, 2023

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