Santa Claus!

When I was in college, I worked at a grocery store with a man who looks just like Santa. Little kids always stared at him and their eyes got so big when he would bend down and whisper, "Have you been good this year?" As it turned out, he owned a Santa Claus suit and did "Santa gigs" during the holidays. He promised me that when I married and had children he would come visit them as Santa. And for the last eight years, he has done just that! I have photos of him holding my oldest when she was just four months old and photos of him with her, and later with her little sister, every single year!

Last year I had the great idea to invite clients to visit with Santa while he was at my house and it went so well that I couldn't wait to do it again this year! We were able to make lots of little kids' dreams come true. And we only made seven babies cry. Haha! Can't wait to do it again next year!

Family Session at the Gilcrease Gardens

I love Gilcrease for sessions during the late fall and winter, because when everything else is bare and dead, Gilcrease is still beautifully landscaped and maintained. This family session happened after most of the leaves were already gone, but you'd never know it looking at these pictures. I'm so thankful I was able to capture the Wagner family this fall!

First Family Session in AGES

This momma told me that they hadn't had proper family portraits since their 11-year-old was a BABY. I'm so glad she got her people all together for a session and she can't wait to get some of these on her walls! How long has it been since you had a family portrait session? If it's been a while, make it one of your goals for 2018!

Family Session at Guthrie Green

As I have said so many times this autumn, we have had the best weather this year! This family session fell on the most perfect day and these sweet kids were just so easy to photograph! And can we just talk about how adorable these children are? I can't handle it!

More Fall Family Fun

This session was timed almost perfectly, although it's almost impossible to do that on purpose in Oklahoma. The autumn colors were at their peak during the week of this shoot and there were plenty of leaves on the trees but also plenty on the ground which made things fun! Little A took a few minutes to warm up to me, but as soon as I let her throw leaves, she was ready to pose! And these twin boys made things fun too. I loved seeing them wrestle each other between every pose!

First Family Session

I was so happy for the chance to photograph this little family. It was their first proper family session since the birth of adorable baby L and the weather and fall colors were just perfect! This has just been the most wonderful autumn!

Family Session at Keystone

For my Tulsa area friends, if you haven't been to Keystone State Park, you're missing out! It is a gorgeous park with a beautiful lake. I was so excited when this family decided to have their session there. It ended up being a really dreary, cold, overcast day, but we had a great session anyway! 

And can we talk about the beautiful fall we have had this year? The weather has been perfect, the leaves have been vibrant, and we have been able to enjoy them for much longer than we usually do. I wish this autumn would never end!

Senior Girl Session

How lovely is this young lady? When she sent me her Pinterest board I was thinking, "Yeah, these ideas are amazing, but you'd need a horse and a barn and a gown and a headdress..." She HAD all of those things! This was definitely one of the most fun shoots I have done and Olivia was just the sweetest girl with the most genuine smile. I'm so thankful I was able to take her senior portraits!