Friday, May 29, 2009

gary and sherry

Gary and Sherry,
Congratulations on your progress in "E towns" fab couples competition.
Looking great!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

tobin & les

Two of the best.
I can't say any more!

Monday, May 25, 2009

mcdonalds french fries and a coke

Here is the start of my summer (check out my blog from yesterday, the 24th)
I thought I would begin with my friends, Lynn and Steve (Eddie at the counter represented them nicely). Before they purchased the Enid McDonald's franchise, I thought it was the worst (I even called the corporate offices in Illinois to complain one time). But since their ownership, I have been thrilled.
So what about the fries.
Slim, well cooked, golden brown...and hot, even to the last bite.
They needed salt, but then I thought, "how do you please everyone", even in my life I have gone from heavily salted food, to no salt at all, now I am in the middle. What I really loved was the little cups of ketchup you could get, dunking the salted fries was a real taste.
And the Coke.
My friend Curtis (from the Enid blog) goes on and on about ice. Well this ice was cubes, smaller than home, but still large. And the Coke reminded me of a fountain Coke made with carbonated water physically stirred into the syrup at the bottom of a glass (like the old Sanford Stunkle).
So what do I think, a nice, cold, salty, and a taste of vinegar.
Definitely a connection with my teenage years!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

french fries and a coke

A couple of years ago, I came up with the summer mission to find the best the best brand of root beer for a "Black Cow" (a root beer float). Every week, Jolene and I would by a different brand of root beer and add it to Braums vanilla ice cream. At the end of the summer (with one different brand a week) the undisputed winner was "Shasta", and I was really surprised. It really was no where close to being the best root beer by itself, plus it was the cheapest (something I am always wary of).
So this summer, it will be my new mission to search Enid over for "french fries and Coke".
I have decided I will tell whoever takes the order what I am doing so they can do their best (if they care), I don't want to blindside anyone or make any restaurant look bad.
So, tomorrow will begin a weekly post on this.
Stay tuned!

Friday, May 22, 2009


To all of our followers, this portrait is the beginning of a new advertising campaign for one of our commercial clients. We will keep you posted as it kicks in gear.
And to Cornelius, you were great to photograph, and a real joy to get to know.

Thursday, May 21, 2009


This just could not be any sweeter.
Thanks for allowing us the opportunity to create these beautiful pieces of art for your walls of each of the children.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

the ritters at their 50th

Ollie and Jack,
Thanks for letting us be a part of your anniversary. We really enjoyed getting to know you and you were a lot of fun to photograph as well.
Best wishes!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

janet and her family

It's been a blast to photograph all of those you love.
I know you will find "grandparenting" very comfortable (as Jolene and I do).
Enjoy your family...and your portraits!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Love the eyes,
the soft smile,
the sepia tone,
and the necklace draping between your shoulders.
All of them great choices on your part.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


What a fun time! The expression of your eyes and smile make this truly great.
I know you will have a great time in Fayetteville.

Monday, May 11, 2009

khuong and the power serve

Look at the t-shirt, the hair, the eyes, the wrist.
I really like these true action portraits, not posed, just a moment of time.
Thanks for the opportunity...and vision.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

i feel like navin johnson

If you haven't done so already, go to and search for "wess gray".
Thanks to Josh's mother Gaye for the photographs of me!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

the liggetts

Gabe, you've quite a nice little brother. I know you will set a good example for him! Keep it up.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

the svobs

What a fun pile of people.
Thanks for your kind comments on your portraits!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

healthy smiles

Another portrait from "Healthy Smiles", this time a group photograph. What a fun group (I'm just glad I did not fall on them :-) )

Monday, May 4, 2009

the shepherd family

When I do portraits in this style, I always hope that some day this little guy will look back and see how special and loved he really is.
Thanks to the Shepherds for letting us be a part of this new, third generation.

Friday, May 1, 2009


Arielle...a beautiful name, a beautiful girl in beautiful location, and I hope you would agree, a beautiful portrait!