Monthly Archives: December 2010

the angiers [oklahoma city family photography]

while most seniors bring along a tennis racket or a musical instrument as props for senior shoots, chase brings his entire family. terri, keith and chase’s sister anissa, were not only there for support and pretty cool location suggestions (one spot will forever be known as “the anissa”), they were actually there for a family photo session that we combined with chase’s senior session. granted, most photographers prefer the senior to be alone for a session, but when you have such an amazing, tightly-knit, joyful family around, the results are real laughter and goofy sibling fun. they even taught me a thing or two about resourcefulness. how else could they have pulled off outfit changes in the middle of bricktown?  simply put, this family rocks.

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Nadia - love the sibling photos: so cool, so them!

Jimmy - Hekcvua good job. I sure appreciate it.

chase [oklahoma city senior photography]

it’s already been months since i returned to oklahoma after living in haifa, israel, and florence, italy, for eleven years and sometimes i still feel like a fob* in my own hometown. granted, a decade is a considerable chunk of time in the development of a city, especially oklahoma city, and it’s not like i didn’t visit, but sometimes i don’t even recognize where i’m standing. take bricktown, for example (for you non-okies, bricktown is a newly renovated area next to downtown oklahoma city).
when i left, it had inched forward from a hollow warehouse district frequented only by Spaghetti Warehouse patrons and junior high kids looking for a thrill at the halloween haunted house, to an area with a handful of restaurants and a freshly dug winding dirt tunnel. that tunnel is now a canal that carries boats full of okies and their visitors taking in the *new* bricktown with its tree-lined promenades, colorful restaurants, happening clubs, a ball park, movie theatre, bowling alley, stadium and concert arena — all within about a five-block radius. unrecognizable to say the least. i guess it was an appropriate senior session location for chase: the kid who i remember being only waist-high when the renovations began, now totally grown up. seems to me that around here, things only get better with time.

*short for “fresh off the boat.” nickname for a newcomer who doesn’t quite know what’s going on.

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