Bucket List Locations – One down • Tulsa, Oklahoma

In my calendar I carry with me everywhere I go I keep a few lists running of creative ideas I have.   First is the list of blog topics that may (or may never) be written.   Second comes the list of competition concepts, some with diagrams of lighting or locations; some just titles.  
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2017 Professional Photographers of Oklahoma Photographic Competition

September 24th marked the conclusion of the 2017 Professional Photographers of Oklahoma’s fall convention. Part of the excitement of fall convention is the photographic competition. Professional photographers from all across Oklahoma gather our favorite and most prized work that we must keep hidden away from the internet.   State level competition is essentially round two
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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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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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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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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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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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Snow Session List is now open!

Who are Snow Sessions best suited for? Active families who love to spend time with one another outdoors. Seniors who want ‘different’ senior portraits, engaged couples looking to capture romance! Really anyone who enjoys having fun outdoors in the winter! What is a snow session wait list? The wait list is for clients who want
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