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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.

Oklahomans Help Local Charities During Covid-19 Quarantine

During the Covid-19 quarantine, I looked for ways I could help out while serving some of our community’s most vulnerable citizens. In exchange for contributions to local charities (i.e. Edmond Mobile Meals, the Regional Food Bank, Infant Crisis Services, etc.), I donated my time and photography skills to capture families on their front porches or yards. Social distancing was exercised using a telephoto lens. From early March through Mother’s Day weekend, a total of 46 families were photographed with an estimated $2500 in contributions to local charities. A special thanks to my church, Acts 2 United Methodist Church and its members, who jumped onboard immediately to help out. Another thanks to my friends Kay and Mark Harsha who organized front porch Photos for their northwest OKC neighborhood; that evening we photographed 12 different families from Warwick Estates. Thanks to everyone shown here from Warwick Estates, my neighborhood and many other neighborhoods who participated and donated to make a difference for our community members in need. 

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Mount Cook and the New Zealand Countryside

This set of images focuses on the Mount Cook area, and the four-hour hike we took during our brief two-day stay there. Its paradise shelducks are unique to New Zealand and are large and goose-like; the males have black heads and bodies, while the females have white heads with chestnut colored bodies. We also these ducks in (of course) Paradise Valley, outside of Queenstown. Other images included in this set are of Lake Tekapo and the New Zealand countryside, which I thought looked a lot like Tuscany, with its vivid green rolling hills. We were especially excited to revisit Lake Tekapo, which we remembered from our trip to New Zealand 20 plus years ago.  Lake Pukaki, in the Mount Cook area, is known for it exceptional blue color. The blues reminded us the turquoise water in Bora Bora. I’m close to completing my New Zealand images from our November trip. I hope you enjoy these. Any image on my website can be converted into art for your home or office. Contact me if you have questions. sheryl@sherylmclain.com.

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