Friday, January 28, 2011

Brad Richter ... Lead Guitar Fundraiser ... Enid, Ok Photography

The annual Lead Guitar fundraiser will be held Sunday, January 30, 6;30 p.m. at Costello's Continental Cuisine. Tickets (which include dinner, drinks and a concert) are $75 and may be purchased though Saturday morning at Park Avenue Thrift. Enid native Brad Richter developed this wonderful program and we encourage your support. All proceeds go to Enid Public Schools guitar programs.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thad Luckinbill ... Debut on "Nikita" tonight on "the CW" at 8 ... Enid, OK Photography

I'm going to quote "TV Guide" from their "Highlights" page, "Lyndsy Fonseca reunites with former "The Young & the Restless" costar Thad Luckinbill, who guests as Alex's new neighbor in what must be the sexiest apartment building ever." WOW!
As we have never caught "Nikita" before, Jolene and I are really looking forward to checking it ot.

To Thad, thanks for the opportunity to photograph you in a manner that had not been done for you before!
P. S. Love the new look, it fits you well!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lauren ... Way Too Cute ... Enid, Ok Photography

The lighting, soft and warm.
The pose, soft and feminine.
The expression, soft and alert.
All of the things a portrait of a baby should be!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cailey ... and "the Forgotten Church" ... Enid, OK photography

A photographic story.
The "artistic" outcome of our portraits come from what can seem as an "un-artistic" beginning, the "design consultation". Just sitting and chatting with a client can give us insight into their expressions, movements, dreams, and desires. Such was the case with Miss Cailey. She told us about her involvement with "the Forgotten Church", their meetings at Government Springs Park and the chalk drawings they work on "to go into the world" and spread the Gospel. Time for all of us well spent. Without it, it would have just been another picture ... not acceptable!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Jerry ... business portraits for Pioneer Telephone Coooperative (photography from Enid, Ok.)

Business portraits have always been an integral piece of a professional's life. It is important to look the part, and we are glad to help. Plus, it is always a bonus for the loved ones of our clients to have a great portrait at a "proud moment".

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Preston ... a classic child's portrait (Enid, Ok photography)

Why choose a portrait taken in a "classical" manor?
It is my belief that a portrait has the opportunity to become a family heirloom if done properly.
But what is properly?
1) Expression must be believable and show at least a glimpse of the soul,
2) the clothing should be traditional and timeless,
3) the pose cannot be exaggerated, or unnatural,
4) retouching and printing must not be noticeable,
5) and finally, the portrait is life, or close to, life size.
And that is why we have staked our 35 years as artists to these principles. It's not about fads or what is easy, but a commitment to the best we and our clients can do.
To Preston and his family, thank you for your insight to these facts.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Maddelyn ... a finely coordinated girl

WOW! A great smile, pose and outfit (from B Hip Kids).
I don't feel this could have looked any better. Perfect!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Lucas ... A sweet young man (Enid, Ok ... photography)

To Lucas's dad, thanks for driving down from Junction City, Kansas to allow us the privilege of photographing your son as a gift for his mom while she was stationed overseas. We certainly appreciate the sacrifices your family has made while serving our country. Thank you!
P.S. Lucas was so fun to photograph.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Meridith ... An uptown look for an uptown senior (Enid, OK. photograhy)

When Meredith and her mom came in for the design consultation, I knew her portrait needed to be fashionable, but classic, something that would not be dated when looked at 20 years from now (senior portraits tend to have a very long display life). Simplicity in clothing, retouching, and posing is usually the best way to attain this, combined with a background that does not interfere. I believe we achieved that 110 per cent in her portrait! And of course, having a beautiful person inside and out doesn't hurt either.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Miss Karley ... and her special friend (pet photographers, Enid OK)

Can you image how treasured this portrait will be in 50 years. All of us have great memories of our pets when we were young. I wish I had a portrait of me and my first dog, "Truck". It would be worth its weight in gold (even at $1400 per ounce).
Don't let this time pass by for your child.
Call 580-233-8322 and let's get together to chat.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

the Diehls ... happy 50th ... family portraits in Ft. Worth from Enid, OK.

What can you say to clients who have been married for 50 years,
who have been great clients and appreciate our art,
who have made us a part of their family celebrations,
as well as extended members of their family,
who have inspired us,
and been mentors to us by observing them?
"Thank you" seems too small and simple to say, but it is from our hearts, and our hearts are what we have to offer.

Monday, January 3, 2011

My half a life time in Enid (part 1)

June 1961, it's when my mom and dad moved us to Enid. It was close to my maternal grandparents in Kingfisher (Gus and Lena Wolf), plus my mom's sister and brother-in-law (Eleanor and Albert Turner) lived here, and my paternal grandmother (Josephine Pierce) lived in Pauls Valley. All the family were fairly close to us.
The first 7 years of my life were spent in 9 different places across Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico and Louisiana, so is it any wonder I never left Enid after this nomadic "oil patch" lifestyle of my parents.
Enid was home!

Last month in Sunday School, I made the observation that the "hand of God" is not always so evident today, but with a little time and distance, it can definitely be seen. That has been the case with "my half a life time in Enid". It is all connected in a way one could not imagine.

So for a few months, I will try to put into words what Enid is to me, stay with me, and lets see what I find.