Monday, October 29, 2007

Day & Night

When I photograph siblings, a lot of times we do what I call, companion pieces, not exactly the same, but done in the same manner to compliment each other.
But not in this case.
The boy's portrait was done to go with the one year old portraits of his older brother and sister.
The girl's portrait was the start of a series that show personality in black and white portraits. The next image in the series is a portrait of the oldest brother with his front teeth missing.
I'll keep you posted.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Dr. Bowman & The Fab 5

In September, E-Town magazine held a party for the "Fab 5". These were 5 women who spent their time and energy on others. The magazine came to these women and gave them the opportunity for a complete make over, from make up, hair, workout time, and even some cosmetic surgery on a few of the women. All of this at no charge to them, all of the time and materials were donated. Dr. Bowman was one of those who was a part of the donations. What a great job he did. One of our slogans is "Making Enid Look Great for 32 Years", Dr. Bowman is doing the same. A thumbs up from us!

Thursday, October 25, 2007


Boys and their cars, there's just something special about that relationship. Just yesterday I was responding to a question about me in High School, and I mentioned my 62 Impala, wish I still had it!
This portrait of Jeremy and his car was done in a contemporary location because of the newness of the Cadillac. His brother had an older Mustang, and when we photographed him for his senior portrait, we used the warehouse district. Generally, "one size fits all" fits no one. So every portrait is unique and special.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

YWCA Woman of the Year

Our congratulations to Virginia for being the YWCA's "Woman of the Year". It could not have been given to a better person.
We have photographed all the "Women of the Year" for them, check out their gallery in the large meeting room at the YWCA's location, 525 S. Quincy.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Here's an other one of our "Artist Composite" portraits. A beautiful girl in the family garden. I know this will be an heirloom her family will cherish. "Thank you"!

Monday, October 22, 2007

The Morgans

Last month I had the pleasure of photographing the Morgans once again. Since we have a display in their gym "Finer Physiques", they thought it would also be a nice location for their family portrait. If you have not seen it already, go by and look at it on the wall behind the reception desk.

Friday, October 19, 2007


We go back a long way, actually to her parents engagement portraits, over 20 years ago. To celebrate her 16th birthday, we created this "Artist Composite" with her first vehicle. 20 years from now I know this will be a great memory. (Drive carefully)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Every now and then I get to see how different people and their family members really are. About ten years ago I had the occasion to photograph the children in this portrait on their grandfathers ranch. In between I have photographed them many times, but with the oldest now being a senior in high school, it was time to recreate the original portrait. We dressed them all in white again for a classic sophisticated look and came real close even to the same spot the original was taken on. When we planned the portrait, their dad mentioned he also wanted a portrait of his father while I was there, so we also put him in white and photographed him on his favorite horse for an really classic cowboy portrait. While there, he and I had a great conversation about my third cousin Ted Gray and the book the University of Texas did on his life, I was real surprised he had the book as well as read it.
Anyway, a great evening with great people, all unique, my favorite kind.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


For those of you who follow my "Blog" closely, you have probably figured out that I have know a lot of my clients for a long time. But with Whitney, I have know her as long as I could have because both her and my youngest daughter were born on the same day, same hospital, almost same time. So it is really true, it's a lot about the relationships with us!

Monday, October 8, 2007


Here is another of our seniors, simple, clean with a great smile.
Best wishes!

Friday, October 5, 2007


Trey's family and I have been together for over 22 years. We began with a 1 year old portrait of his sister and brother, and finally 17 years ago his portrait. Now he is a senior, where does time go? This portrait was done with the red shale location, typical of Northwest Oklahoma. His great smile adds a lot to the portrait as well as the laid back pose. And once again, "Thanks".

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The Unruhs

A couple of months ago, I "blogged" the son in this photograph, it was one of his senior portraits in his band uniform.
After seeing his portraits, they decided to do a family portrait, casual, on the patio with the dogs. We loved how this turned out.
Also, it is now time to start thinking about Christmas Cards. This year we have a new printer who is doing a great job, and we are introducing his work at the same price as our wallet size portraits, 10 for $55, after that they are $1 each (plus the sitting fee).
Call us, we would love to help you share your family with friends and family.

Monday, October 1, 2007

The Noells

At the "design time" for this portrait, the mom told me how proud the sons were of their dad for being "St. Mary's Employee of the Year". So that is what drove the feel of this portrait, dad in focus with mom and the boys behind him, slightly out of focus, looking at dad. A great concept for a great family!