This One's Close to My Heart

I always love family sessions, but this one was extra special for me because this is my brother and his family! My big brother is my only sibling and I have always loved having an older brother. It’s the best! What’s even better, his wife is one of my dearest friends. Oh, and his kids are awesome too! Basically, this is one of my favorite families and I couldn’t have been more excited to take their portraits this year! They lucked out and got the BEST autumn weekend we had in Tulsa and we braved the crowded insanity known as Woodward Park together. It was worth it!

Gorgeous Fall Family Session

The location this mama found for her family’s session was just perfect! We have had a lovely fall and it has made for some beautiful portraits. Can’t wait to photograph this family next year when they’ll have a baby in tow!

Family & Senior Portraits

This session was so fun! I was thrilled to take both family portraits and senior portraits in the same session. And what made it even better was the gorgeous location and fall colors! This family is fortunate to live near a beautiful lake and we took full advantage of that. It was the perfect evening!

Downtown Family Session

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!

A Documentary Session - Oklahoma Style

When the Scotts’ daughter approached me and asked about a documentary session I was thrilled! This couple is so sweet but they are also hard-working and take care of cattle as well as horses. It was neat to follow them around as they did their usual morning chores and then capture them on their horses. I took a few posed portraits of them as well, and as I did I thought how important it is to have great portraits of your parents. We are so faithful to document the lives of our children, but what about our parents and grandparents? (I’m putting this on my to-do list right now!)

Documentary and lifestyle sessions are for everyone! If you’ve been tempted to book a session like this, don’t wait! Capture this phase of your life — you won’t regret it!

Mommy & Me

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.

Birthday Portraits

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!