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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.

Hiking the Routeburn Track in New Zealand

During our time in New Zealand, in November, my husband and I were very excited to hike the Routeburn Track. We had hiked (tramped) the track 22 years ago on our honeymoon, and it has been one of our favorite memories over the years. The Routeburn Track is a world-renowned 32 km tramping (hiking) track on the South Island, classified by the New Zealand Department of Conservation as a “Great Walk” — premier tracks through areas of some of the best scenery in the country, ranging from beaches to dense rain forests and alpine terrain. We did not do the entire multi-day hike, which includes overnight stays in one of the four huts provided along the trail. Instead, we retraced the same hike we did 22 years ago, which took us about 4 hours and was primarily through rain forests. The day we hiked it rained almost non-stop (we had our rain gear on), but it still provided us was incredible views and memories. Here are a few images from our hike. 

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Charming and Rustic Glenorchy, New Zealand

A 45-minute drive from Queenstown, this charming, sleepy little town is on the way to, and minutes from, Paradise Valley. Both areas are said to provide backdrops for the Lord of the Rings productions. It is set on Lake Wakatipu and the Dart River. Many buildings are preserved, and it’s like stepping back in time. A great place to have lunch or a coffee. Or, get a picnic lunch to go and enjoy the scenery, like we did. Contact me if you’d like any of these images converted into art. sheryl@sherylmclain.com.

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Stunning Paradise Valley, New Zealand

While in Queenstown, NZ, we got to discover magical Paradise Valley, where some of the Lord of the Rings movie was filmed. The very scenic drive from Queenstown, through Glenorchy, and to Paradise took about an hour. Every where you turned, there was a picturesque scene. We loved these areas so much that we made the drive twice. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING. Seeing the sheep and little lambs against the majestic backdrop was an added bonus. Any of these images (and any others) can be converted into art for your home or office. They are all signed and also make wonderful gifts. Enjoy a little piece of Paradise.

 

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Beautiful Queenstown, New Zealand

In November 2019, my husband and I returned to the South Island of New Zealand after our first visit more than 20 years ago. During our first visit, we fell in love with the South Island and have always wanted to return. We spent several days in Queenstown, a great base to re-explore and discover many areas in and around the city, which has had tremendous growth from the sleepy little town we remembered. A shout out to Hidden Lodge, an incredible bed and breakfast we felt fortunate to find via some extensive online research. The staff, service, meals and rooms were absolutely top notched and the views, some of which are included here, were stunning. Any of these images (or others on my website) can be converted into art for your home or office. If you have questions, you can email me at sheryl@sherylmclain.com.

 

 

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Oklahoma Sunset

Last Saturday, the sunset at Grand Lake was a WOW! As we watched the sky being painted by the setting sun and enough clouds to add some drama, all we could say was, “Wow,” over and over again. Some of these have to find their way onto aluminum and stretched canvas. They’d also look great on metallic print paper, for those who prefer that. Contact me if I can place a custom order for you. All art is signed by me. The lightweight aluminum is heat and water resistant. Both the aluminum and stretched canvas pieces are ready to hang in your home or office. If you have questions you can E-mail: sheryl@sherylmclain.com.

 

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