Click to read about this very special session I did for the Gold Hope Project.
I love doing portraits in an urban setting. Every pose has a different feel and the session has so much variety. Downtown Tulsa has changed so much in the last ten years and it’s such a vibrant and fun atmosphere. This family was so fun to spend the evening with and I love so many of the images we ended up with!
The first time I met this family was a couple of years ago when I photographed their middle son's baptism. How sweet it was to photograph his new baby sister's baptism now! Every time I see this family, they are surrounded with family and friends, which is so special to see. This day was no different. Everyone joined together to celebrate baby V and her special moment!
What could be cuter than a Mommy & Me session? I have captured a lot of memories for this family, from the day after this little girl was born. I can't believe she will be turning 3 this summer! We had a fun session in downtown Tulsa, and even though little Augustine doesn't smile a lot in front of the camera, she sure does love her mommy.
Downtown is one of my favorite places to shoot! If you want a lot of variety in your photos and a relaxed atmosphere, downtown is a great place to make it happen! And now excuse me while I go schedule a session with my own girls.
Few people are as special as grandmothers. We honored my sweet grandma recently with a surprise birthday party. It was a big deal, because she turned 90 years old! It has been several years since we have all been together, so it was a really special time for our family and we had so much fun!
Big events like these deserve to be photographed properly. I would hate to reach the end of a special day like this one and only have a handful of blurry cell phone photos to show for it. These photos will most likely be turned into books that are kept in many of our homes. And many of these photos will even hang on our walls for years to come -- reminders of that special day when we celebrated the best lady we know.
If a family member of yours is celebrating a big milestone birthday, give them a gift of those moments and memories captured forever! Trust me, it's a gift they'll LOVE and one they will treasure for years to come!
I LOVE sessions like this one! These are true memories captured! We often spend days with our families and snap a few phone photos but more often than not they leave something to be desired. These precious interactions beg to be photographed and remembered! And I know this mama (and dad and kids) will always be glad to have these photos documenting a day together at the zoo.
So often we get stuck in the idea that a photo session has to be perfectly posed and full of "tilt your head a little to the left, now smile!" But a documentary session can be so much more fun, a lot less stressful, and leave you with photos you'll always treasure!
Make an effort to schedule a documentary session this year, whether it be during a special birthday celebration, at your favorite campsite this summer, a trip to your favorite snow cone stand, or whatever else you want to hold in your heart and remember forever!
I love the idea of taking kids' portraits near their birthday. Annual portraits are a great way to mark those milestones and a lifestyle session like this one makes it so much more fun and takes the pressure off of your little ones. It's been a few months since I took these photos, but I always say "better late than never" and want to share them with you anyway!
I know that these days you have a camera with you everywhere you go and that more likely than not, you take lots of pictures of your kids. But don't forget to schedule a session every now and then with a photographer who can capture quality images of your children and preserve those special memories in a beautiful and artistic way. Believe me, in ten and twenty years you'll be so glad you did!
This little cutie is the sweetest thing! I had such a fun time taking pictures to celebrate her first birthday. She had never had sweets before and wasn't too sure about the cake. And she had quite a team of parents and grandmas cheering her on! Smash cake sessions are so fun, and this mama had the cutest decorations ready for this one!