Monday, June 29, 2009

The Elam Family

I met with the Elam family the other day at Woodward Park to shoot their family session. They have the most adorable blond-haired, blue-eyed little boys! The boys were busy exploring everything, but we still managed to get some cute shots of them. I really enjoyed meeting you guys...can't wait to see you again!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

McMillan Family...extended!

I've actually worked with the McMillan family several times lately. For this session it was the McMillan family extended! We all met in Lois McMillan's beautiful back yard where each family wore shirts supporting their favorite college team. Even Margo the dog was included in the fun!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wicker-Crow Wedding

I have to start by saying this is probably the coolest couple around! I typically don't shoot weddings, but how could I resist for two super nice people like Paula and Larry?! I got to know Paula after shooting her youngest daughter's senior pictures a while back. When she called and asked me to shoot her special day, I just couldn't refuse!

Paula and Larry were married at the Bridle Creek Lodge in Sperry, OK on May 21st. They had a simple but beautiful wedding. We had an awesome time at the wedding and enjoyed being a part of their special day.

They make a perfect couple and I wish them a lifetime of happiness!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Lovely Miss Cassady

I had the pleasure of getting to shoot a session with one of my favorite toddlers recently. Miss Cassady is almost two now...hard to believe! As a two-year-old, of course, she was independent and had her own agenda at the session! LOL! She's always been pretty serious during her sessions, but this time I actually got shots of all of her teeth because she was laughing so much! Of course I had to resort to acting a little (OK a LOT) goofy to achieve those smiles...but hey, whatever works, right?!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Remembering my dad...

While I typically reserve my blog for photography related posts, bare with me while I take a minute to honor one of the most important people to ever touch my life...MY DAD.

I lost my dad to cancer in November of 2005. I miss him every day of my life, but on special days such as today, it's admittedly a little tougher. It was very important to me to honor my husband for the wonderful daddy he is to our boys, but at the same time there is a selfish part of me that is sad because my dad isn't here to fuss over today.

My dad had the biggest heart. He was admittedly a little rough around the edges, but when he loved, he loved hard...and would do anything for those that he loved. He was the most loyal individual I've ever known. He had quite the sense of humor and was as ornery as they come! I looked up to my dad always and loved him with all my heart.

When I mentioned today that I was a little sad and missing my dad, I was reminded by a dear friend to "look in the mirror" and I will see him in my eyes. As the story goes when I was a little girl people would ask me, "Where did you get those big blue eyes?" I guess my answer every time was..."from my daddy."

Like many I didn't get to have my dad as long as I would have liked to, but the time he was here he was the best daddy he could be and loved me and gave me the best childhood a kid could ask for. I'm grateful for the lessons he was able to teach me while he was here and for the values he instilled in me.

Bottom dad was a good man and he was an even better daddy.

So if you are lucky enough to still have your dad around to hug...hug him extra tight today.

I love you, Dad!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Alaskan cutie...Josh

After shooting the McDaniel family session the other day, I did an individual session with Josh. He had come in from Alaska to visit his family. I think we got some really cool shots! And thanks to Zac for being a great assistant! :-)

Friday, June 12, 2009

The Vogt Family

I'm finally getting the Vogt family session posted! Sorry it has taken so long, guys! The Vogt family was the nicest family! For that...I drug them through the weeds and bugs for their session...LOL! They had the sweetest boys who were really game for anything...AND they had three Boxers who were thrilled to get out of the truck! Despite the conditions, I think we got some very nice shots of their family! I look forward to seeing you guys again!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

McDaniel / Allen Family

What can I say...the McDaniel family was just a cool bunch to work with! I had the pleasure of working with mom, Cathy, last when she called me up to shoot her family's session, I was very excited! I always enjoy a family that is willing to do some non-traditional shots...and they came prepared! I really had a fun evening working with you guys and look forward to seeing you again! Stay tuned for an individual session with Josh!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Schlais Kids

I met the Schlais kids for a session recently. They were such cute boys! Nathan was a talker, and I think I learned more about him in the first five minutes of meeting him than I normally would knowing someone for years! He was a character! Rolen was a little more shy and reserved and it pretty much took us the entire session to get him to warm up. I enjoyed working with them and look forward to seeing them again. Take a look at a few of the shots we got...