Wednesday, December 31, 2008


Congratulations to Hillary and the rest of the OBA team on their trip to state!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Monday, December 29, 2008

dusty 3

In this portrait, Jolene and I have created a 3 generation portrait of the "Dusty's". We were very thankful to do this portrait as there was not an Enid athlete from the 60's to now that was not coached in one way or another by the Senior Dusty. Although I did not know him well, I can't imagine that he would not be very, very proud of his son and grandson.
Thanks again for this opportunity.

Friday, December 19, 2008

the strecks

Sometimes, one is not enough. In that case, many of our clients choose the "Artist Collage". After each image is color corrected and cropped, Jolene retouches each portrait and then floats them on top of a softened image, creating an incredible family story to display on your wall.
Isn't this a great looking family to do this with?

Thursday, December 18, 2008

over 50 - avoid ladders

The video says it all!


Thanks for stopping by yesterday to tell me how much you love the portraits.
You and your family are absolutely stellar!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

the smiths

You're never too old to get your picture taken with your mommy! :-)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


The influences in my early photography were the great fashion photographers of the 1960's, and I definitely see their guidance in this portrait, simple, clean and understated. Kesten just being himself carries this off perfectly.

Friday, December 12, 2008

the harrisons

Check out the warm glow from inside the house, I believe it echo's the inner glow of my clients!
Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

the brooks family

After the Brooks family left the studio from this session, my next client commented that his children never cried when they had to leave the photographer and his studio.
I cannot think of a better compliment to us or to the Brookses!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

the millers

To the Millers,
Thank you so much for being great clients. It has been our pleasure creating some incredible portraits for you this past year!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Wess & Jolene

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


We started planning this senior portrait of Daniel in the spring of 2007 when we photographed him at his church with his Eagle Scout project. The car, the season, the location, the clothing all came together with a great expression on Daniel to create a one of a kind portrait!

Monday, December 8, 2008

harmon children

What a pair of good looking, high fashion children. The old location really sets a contrast for this portrait and creates a very uptown look.


Cody, thanks for giving us everything you had for the portraits. It really shows!

Friday, December 5, 2008

the russell family

This is....
a great family,
a great location,
with great lighting,
and a great pose,
combined with great expressions,
to make up,
a great portrait!


Many times, as we photograph a child, a story will unfold, a story that needs to be told with more than one portrait. So our framed "Composite" will come to the rescue as it did in this case.
Miss Karley always has a lot of energy as well as a sweet disposition, and we are continually blessed to be around her and her family.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


Jamee gets the award so far this year for traveling the furthest for their senior portrait. She is from the Dallas metro area, and let her grandmother choose us to capture this special moment in her life. WOW! We are truly grateful and honored.


One of the coolest things about photographing High School Seniors is the different opportunities that we get to choose from, and this portrait of Tomi is a great example. It's not what "we are about" in photographing senior students, it's what "they are about". Every photographer will tell you that they really photograph who the subject is, but without getting to know them, how can that happen? Back in the 80's when we did not do a "Design Consultation", we never created portraits of this magnitude, but now, it seems that we get to see who people really are all the time. To Tomi and her mother, we say "Thank You" for this.


A glamorous portrait for a glamorous young lady.

eileen & family

For Eileen's 39th birthday, she decided to get her children and their families together for a portrait. What a fun and energetic group. We were thrilled to be a part of her special time.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

the hartwig brothers

3 brothers.....
all unique....
but, I see some similarity, not only in looks....
but in spirit also.
Do you?


What kind of final portrait would you do for a son that, plays baseball, hunts, has a great smile, a good sense of fashion, and is just good looking?
This could be an option.
It was Matt's family's decision.