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  • About Me

    My passion for photography began several years ago, when I purchased my first 35 mm (film) camera. Technology has changed significantly over the years, but what hasn't changed is my love of capturing meaningful moments. The sun rising over the Grand Canyon, or setting over Grand Lake, the day a child is born, the adoring looks of a newly engaged couple, a special anniversary -- capturing these moments and recording the images brings me great joy.

    My goal is to make your photo shoot great fun and to provide you with images that you will cherish for many years. Any of the landscape images on my website, Facebook page, or Instagram can be custom-sized for your home or office. Contact me for prices and for information about upcoming art shows/sales.

    There is beauty all around us and in every individual. Capturing this beauty and reflecting the personality of each person I photograph is very rewarding. I provide on-location portrait shoots in and around the state of Oklahoma, and in my studio in Edmond. I look forward to working with you.

Bright and Beautiful Senior – Unique Sessions

One of my favorite types of portraits sessions are for high school seniors. It’s such a celebration of the completion of an important life chapter. My goal is to capture each individual’s interests and authentic personality. This is why I really love boutique photography and not rushing the process. These photos were captured on two different nights around Grove, Oklahoma, where she lives and attends school. They represent a small sample of the many digital images that were provided to her and her parents. On night one, she brought her best (fur) friend along, along with her best human friend, whose assistance was invaluable and extra fun. The setting was a place very special to her and her family, which made it even more unique. We captured her in her hunting gear, then she changed into a couple of more feminine outfits. The creek was her idea, which I absolutely loved. Yes, it was necessary for the photographer to wade in as well, but I was equipped and embraced the opportunity. On night two, we met at the soccer field where she plays/competes for her high school. So much fun! If I can help you capture unique senior photos that don’t look like everyone else’s, please contact me in advance and we will discuss your ideas and goals, and will get some dates on the calendar.

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Alaska 2020 – Bears

This month, I took my second photo adventure to Alaska and my first to photograph bears. We took a float plane out of Anchorage and flew about an hour, over the Kenai Peninsula, to the Alaskan Peninsula. We had originally planned for a day trip only, but as luck would have it, one of the cabins became available so we got to spend the night. This gave more time for photographing and enjoying the stunning scenery in this beautiful and remote location. The bears were in heaven as they fished for salmon, which were plentiful, while preparing for hibernation. Here are some of the 2500+ images I took…and I’m still editing. Any of these and all on my website can be ordered and converted into art for your home or office. It’s super easy. All pieces are signed and ready to hang. Contact me if you have questions or would like to place an order. In the meantime, enjoy looking at these beautiful creatures.

January 3, 2021 - 2:12 pm

Sheryl McLain - Thank you so much for the kind comments! I sure love doing this!

January 1, 2021 - 7:29 pm

Glenda Walker - Breathtaking landscapes, and the bear photos are mesmerizing! You’ve captured the essence of unspoiled nature. Congratulations!

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Beautiful Broken Bow Lake

I had an opportunity this past week to photograph in and around the area of Broken Bow Lake for customers who own a lovely cabin near Beavers Bend State Park. We had only one opportunity for sunrise and sunset given the weather conditions. But, wow! My brief visit needed to be much longer. Any of these images can be converted into art for your home or office. Enjoy!

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Fruits and Flowers

During our brief stay in beautiful rural Minnesota this month, I had an opportunity to play with my macro and zoom lenses to capture close ups of beautiful flowers and fruits. The property on which we stayed had acres of orchards and vineyards. Most of the flowers shown here where taken at the University of Minnesota’s Arboretum. In 2019, USA Today readers named the 1200-acre Arboretum the best botanical garden in North America. Any of these images, and all on my website, can be converted into art for your home or office. Contact me if you have questions or are interested. Gift certificates are also available if you’d like to gift someone with art or a photo shot. All art is signed and ready to hang. Enjoy!

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