It's not just booming industry and a rapidly growing urban population that make Oklahoma City the best in the Southwest. Beyond the downtown skyscrapers and bustling city neighborhoods is a lively and cheerful state capital that's retained much of the flavor of the Old West. A skilled and experienced Oklahoma City wedding photographer will know just where to direct you and your party for engagement or wedding photos that will suit you perfectly. We invite Oklahoma City natives and visitors alike to learn more about locations for wedding and engagement photos in our city.
Oklahoma is proud of its frontier culture, and has many monuments to the Old West and "Okie" lifestyle. One such location is Indian City USA, a reproduction of Native American life complete with re-enactments of Nez Pearce rituals. Indian City USA is located in Tonkawa Hills, about 65 miles southwest of Oklahoma City. Proud Oklahomans might also be interested in the Gaylord-Pickens Oklahoma Heritage Museum, which houses permanent and traveling exhibits about famous state residents. The Museum's classical architecture and well-tended grounds make it a perfect spot for an Oklahoma City wedding photographer to shoot engagement or wedding snapshots. Tip your hat to the Wild West by taking a trip to one of the city's many horse shows, such as the Grand National Morgan Horse Show (October 9-16; check site for further information) or the US Team Roping Championships (October 23-30; check site for further information). There's also the nation's only American Banjo Museum, appealing to fans of Americana and/or kitsch. The 10-acre Harn Homestead Museum is a recreation of an 1880's homesteader's complex and features a one-room schoolhouse and the first two-story home built in the state. The campus of the University of Oklahoma, Norman houses the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, which features historical dioramas and archeological exhibits. If you'd like something a bit more hands-on, direct your Oklahoma City wedding photographer to the Science Museum Oklahoma, home to thousands of technological and scientific artifacts.
If you're passionate about the arts, you've come to the right city. Let your Oklahoma City wedding photographer direct you to one of our city's beautiful and interesting art galleries. Fans of contemporary art will be interested in a.k.a Gallery, a modern art gallery and studio; couples with an interest in their Southwestern heritage might prefer Adelante! Gallery, a gallery representing Southwestern and Western artists and photographers. The gargantuan arts center Civic Center Music Hall is not only a great place to take in a concert, it's available to rent for weddings and parties! (check site for details). The State Capital Complex is impressive both architecturally and culturally; the Greco-Roman inspired Capital Building displays murals depicting scenes from Oklahoma's history.
Here's where it gets really fun. There's no place more romantic than the South - especially in the summertime! - which makes the following locations especially wonderful backdrops for your Oklahoma City wedding photographer. Will Rogers Park features 30 acres of gardens, and is famous for its hundreds of rose bushes. The Myriad Botanical Gardens and Crystal Bridge Tropical Conservatory (note: under renovation until spring 2011) is a tropical garden oasis in the middle of downtown Oklahoma City. Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park brings the Bard to city parks. Adventure District - a complex housing several museums as well as a botanical garden and racetrack - is a beautiful area in which to while away the hours. Couples looking to add a European touch to their photos might be directed by their Oklahoma City wedding photographer to the Bricktown Canal, a mile-long passage running through the heart of the city.