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Stretching your creative muscles

Earlier this month some of my Photography Family scattered across the state and I set up a gathering designed to allow us time to stretch our creative muscles and have a ball doing it! 5 photographers, 6 models, 3 locations,12 hours, and an untold amount of clothing! We visited a friend in Enid and took
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Jenny and Chris say I do in a wedding on Turkey Mountain!

I’m borrowing from Jenny with the following. “When you’re both cheesy and separately buy the exact same card to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of the first time you ran together.  😍 I recall saying something on that run along the lines of “I don’t have time for a serious relationship” to which he replied
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What you can expect from a session at Beyond Ordinary Life Photography

Beyond Ordinary Life Photography is a full service portrait studio. More often than not new clients do not know what to expect when I say that. Full service means I work with you from the day of booking all the way up to hanging your portraits in your home. Before we ever actually photograph the
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Community Involvement – Oklahoma Kayak and Tulsa’s Great Raft Race 2017

Recently I photographed a few community events (and I plan to catch even more this year). Why? Because there is a certain unfiltered element that captures life in a way no posed photo or selfie ever could. It shows raw grit. Vitality, joy and LIFE! Not only that you were present but that you LIVED!
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September 2017 – A month of recovery aid.

As we sit comfortably in our homes here in Green Country Oklahoma our collective hearts are breaking for our Texas neighbors. Usually this time of year would be the beginning of light hearted ribbing over football. This year all eyes are on Texas and the unimaginable volume of water invading. I want to encourage each
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Fathers Day – a day I worked hard to avoid

I wrote this in 2016, a year has passed and it still rings true. Growing up fathers day was salt in an open wound. While it seemed everyone was celebrating greeting card perfect Dad’s I was working hard to not cry. I built a rough and tough exterior. While I won’t speak ill of the
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Cry Baby Hill 2017

  Cry Baby Hill is a part of the Tulsa Tough Event Series. The “Saint Francis Tulsa Tough is a unique three-day cycling festival experience for racers, riders, and spectators, all centered in beautiful downtown Tulsa and along the banks of the Arkansas River.” The Riverparks Crit is the final event taking place in one
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Family Portraiture – Al, Emily and Jimmy

I am so excited to finally be able to share the photos from this fall portrait session! This family is extra special to me; Emily and I have been friends since freshman year at Broken Arrow.   When Al was 1 year old Emily asked me to photograph him, since then it has become a
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Why I love being involved in a local Photographers Guild

The best part of being a member of a local guild of Professional Photographers of America is that it pushes you as a professional to continue to improve and try new things and it provides the creativity that is sometimes so very hard to find!   In March I led a meeting at INPPA (the
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A look back at the OKC Bombing

Twenty-two years ago two white, American, Christian men introduced my state to center stage in a global news cycle. When I was in 8th grade, I walked into my government class to see that the teacher had wheeled in a TV and was watching the news. I asked in my teenage flippant manner, “What third
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Buster

I work up early this morning to begin getting ready for a trail run. I fed the pets – not to forget the cats (not that Buster would let me forget). I knocked out several miles  on Turkey Mountain with Ruby and  a friend. Upon returning home I  took on the usual tasks of unloading
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Tulsa Photography Calendar

The Annual Beyond Ordinary Life Photography Calendar

Each year I put together a calendar of personal projects for my brand ambassadors. Its my little way of thanking them for a year of support. (I also produce a limited number for purchase).   In December I teased a photo asking friends and family to identify one image. No one could. Was it a
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