Category Archives: Portraits | Studio

sherry | Oklahohoma City portrait photography

When I saw Sherry’s previous headshot, I couldn’t even recognize her. I understood the desire of wanting your public image to be a reflection of your true self. For Sherry, I wanted her headshots to portray the dynamic, vivacious, warm, and witty qualities of her personality while holding the clean lines of her refined personal aesthetic. She couldn’t have made it easier for me. This is the Sherry I couldn’t find in her previous headshot. The expression “the ugly truth” may fit some scenarios, but in this case, the truth is simply gorgeous.


Gina Coogle | personal branding session

We created a few looks for Gina’s personal branding session reflecting various facets of her professional life. There are not enough looks in the world, though, to reflect all things she is to the people in her personal life:  the most supportive, caring, selfless, and compassionate mother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend that I have ever known. She and her family always remind me of how much good is in this world and I’m a better person for knowing her.



Tami & Patrick

When I think of infinite patience with babies and toddlers, I think of Tami. I’ve witnessed her amazing ability to connect with the tiniest of patients as a speech pathologist at Hearts for Hearing. Babies seem to talk and listen to her even though they don’t have words or even hearing sometimes. Her heart speaks loudly and her warmth, compassion and cheerfulness are boundless. What a pleasure it was to capture a glimpse of those qualities in her personal branding portraits as well as the beautiful love she shares with her husband Patrick.


art forms [oklahoma city portrait photography]

Every so often I get hit with Florence nostalgia. All I want to is be able to walk out my front door and be steps away from graceful sculptures by Michelangelo and Donatello, or spend my lunch break visiting the exquisite works of da Vinci and Boticelli. For four years I was surrounded by magnificent art on every side and I never tired of it. When that longing arises, my only solace (short of dropping everything and jumping on the next Alitalia flight like a crazy person) is to create. Naturally, that enchanted place my mind has wandered to finds its way back into my images.


So where were my thoughts wandering? Even though I wasn’t shooting with any particular works in mind, I was missing Florence a lot and must have been influenced by some works there most familiar to me. For example, in the left portrait I sense some of Donatello’s David which is housed in the Bargello National museum. I spent years musing over the works of art there with the director of the museum who was my English language student, Beatrice Paolozzi Strozzi (direct descendant of the Strozzis: arch rivals of the Medici family). Beatrice would marvel at how Donatello rendered the soft, supple form of the young boy with hard, cold bronze through details like the extra fold of skin at the top of his leg. The portrait on the right could have been inspired by numerous maidens depicted in Italian Renaissance art, but I’m reminded most of Raphael’s La Velata at the Palazzo Pitti.