Brook and Katie's love story is also a tribute to the hometown I love. These two are loving life and squeezing the marrow out of Tulsa right in the neighborhood where I grew up. Tulsa is a town that's changed a LOT since I moved away in 2006, almost entirely for the better. When I was a kid growing up a block off of Brookside, there was an abandoned gas station, a blockbuster video, a hardware store, a model train store with buttons on the outside of the windows that you could push to make the trains go (my 9 year old self's personal favorite) and not much else. In the last decade, It's become one of the coolest shopping and restaurant districts in the city.
Katie & Brook do Brookside right. They met at R bar (there's a sweet photo of them in front of the logo below). They're friends with the good people of Leon's, who let us in early to shoot inside, and they love to walk their dog up the scenic sidewalks. Seriously, Brookside is so cool now that they're building a Trader Joe's and they already have an Urban Outfitters...all this was unheard of for Tulsa back when I was there.
Later in the shoot we went to the cigar room at Smoke on Cherry Street, and on over to Guthrie green for some nice green outdoors shots, and then we couldn't resist an iconic look at one of Tulsa's landmarks, Cain's Ballroom.