We have photographed the Venator children on a yearly basis since they were babies. Every so often, we photograph them together, and this was one of those years. How they've changed in the past six years!
When Austin's mother booked the planning session for senior portraits, she asked if we still had the negative for her husband's senior portrait that was done in 1988, and if so, could we recreate that portrait with her son. Fortunately, we had the negative and although we didn't use the same location, the results were just what she wanted.
Last evening, we attended a retirement reception for Dr. Don Diehl. When we opened our first studio in 1975, we were two doors down from Dr. Diehl’s office. Since that time, he took care of our family’s vision and we have documented his family’s history in an extended series of portraits.
We are honored to be a part of the joyful moments and life events with the Diehls. We wish Don and Pat the very best in their retirement.
This is the second year we have photographed Megan and her daughter. It's important to Megan to not only document the changes in her child each year, but to preserve a record of their relationship. The session was fun, and as always, we allowed ample time for a relaxed, stress-free experience.
At the portrait planning session with Jules' grandparents, they told us it was important to emphasize his beautiful red hair and blue eyes. During the conversation, we also found that Jules has a special blanket that he is very attached to.
After spending time with us at the planning session, Jules was comfortable at the portrait session and it was very enjoyable for everyone.
Congratulations to Karen Heizer, principal at Hoover Elementary School, who was named Administrator of the Year by the Oklahoma Association of Elementary School Principals. We first photographed Karen when she was selected as Enid Public Schools Teacher of the Year in 1993 while at Glenwood Elementary. This honor follows numerous awards and recognition achieved throughout her career as an educator. As principal at Hoover for the past eleven years, she and her staff have led Hoover to national recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School. Her philosophy of “be kind and work hard” is exemplified by her own actions, as well as the vision of the Hoover staff -
“Every child, every chance, every way, every day.”
Karen will be honored at a ceremony to be held in Washington, D.C., in October. Thank you, Karen, for all you have done for the children of Enid!
Wess and Vance bonded over their matching penny loafers. It's nice to photograph a young person in traditional, dressy clothing and it shows how he's changed since 2006 (but still the same great smile). Classy then, classy now.