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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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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2016 Life Goals – a recap on how I did.

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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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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Melissa & Sam’s wedding at the Springs in Tulsa

Sam and Melissa were wed at the Tulsa Springs Event Center overlooking picturesque Skiatook Lake on a late summer afternoon. This was a wedding 10 years in the making, as the day unfolded it was clear this bride and groom fit together perfectly! The day started early with the girls getting hair and makeup photo
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