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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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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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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Turkey Mountain, Tulsa, Snow ©Beyond Ordinary Life Photography 2016

2017 Life Goals

Each year I make a list of goals for the approaching year. I prefer this over resolutions. I make one for each year of my life thus far. These can be small things or very big things. The idea is to keep it fun, realistic, and attainable. I have done this every year since I
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Beyond Ordinary Life Photography, Jenny & Chris, Turkey Mountain Wedding, Tulsa Woods Wedding, Tulsa Wedding in the woods, Oklahoma Wedding in the woods, Okie Wedding, Wedding outdoors

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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Balloon Releases, they look pretty but do so much damage!

Recently in Tulsa I am noticing an unfortunate trend. Balloon releases are popping up everywhere! I have an ethical objection to these types of events. Im sure you are thinking something along the lines of “its just a few balloons, whats the big deal?” Sure balloons look beautiful, floating up, higher and higher until they’re
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