bare toes and pretty bows [edmond portrait photography]

When Nisha Bailey, creator of Pieces of Dreams handmade accessories for kids, needed images of her current hair accessory collection modeled, the obvious choice of a subject was her adorable daughter, Colleen. Who’s luckier: Nisha, for having a cute-pie 7-year-old to model her products, or Colleen for having a talented mother who makes enough stunning hair accessories that she can wear with every outfit for any occasion, and then some? Let’s just say they both have it great.

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Mojan - This set is flawless. My favorite is the one where she’s reading a book and her feet are up on the wall… Wow.

Nadia - gorgeous model, gorgeous bows, and gorgeous photos!

samantha and mike [oklahoma city wedding photography]

when i asked samantha to describe the style of her wedding, she said: “gothic, different and romantic.” and so it was, perfectly. the ceremony was held at the Old Trinity of Paseo, a gothic church that was dismantled in new brunswick, canada, delivered via two flatbed trucks to oklahoma city at the behest of the recently-departed and much-loved local photographer, Tom Lee, who bought the church on the internet, site unseen. sam and mike fit so perfectly in the gothic revival-style building, they may have very well been designed by the same architect. “gothic”: CHECK. after ripping out of the ceremony in a (literally) smokin’ low-rise truck, the couple and their friends and family enjoyed an intimate and casual reception dinner at tapwerks in bricktown, so casual that samantha danced in her blue jeans. “different”: CHECK. on the following morning we returned to paseo, my little pocket of inspiring art and colorful architecture in oklahoma city, for a day-after session. sam and mike opted not to wear their wedding attire, but kept the black and white colors in their outfits. we can let the images below speak for themselves, but i’d venture to say, “romantic”: CHECK.

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oxana - love it!! love all you photos! very inspiring and touching…

mauricio - LOVE this photo shoot!
amazing locations for every shot. my fave is the one with the red wall, hands down!

Tonya Roberts - We love your website. It turned out so beautiful. You did such a great job with Sam and Mike’s wedding. We couldn’t be happier with the beautiful photos you created. New news is that they are expecting a baby boy, name is Odin Vaughn, in July. We are so excited to have another little guy coming into our lives soon.

Hope all is well with you and your family. Take care and keep bringing the beauty to our eyes and hearts.

Sincerely,
Tonya

runa - Beautiful shots.Love them all.

runa - Amazing pics!!!Love these all!!

Karsen - A miloiln thanks for posting this information.

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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