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photo shoot ~ kharisma’s stunning senior session

008 beautiful indian senior portraitsThis beautiful girl is Kharisma. During her senior session, I for real felt like I was photographing a Disney princess, y’all! From her gorgeous, long curly hair, to her stunning outfits – and of course, her sweet smile – I mean… It was such a joy to be Kharisma’s senior portrait photographer! :)

We started off the session with Max, Kharisma’s late father’s dog. I thought this was a really special and meaningful way of paying tribute to her dad. And it was almost like Max knew how much this meant to Kharisma, because he was such a great dog-model for us!001 senior pictures with dog

sneior pictures with dog002 senior pictures with dog003 senior pictures with dog004 beautiful indian senior portraits005 beautiful indian senior portraits006 beautiful indian senior portraits007 beautiful indian senior portraits010 beautiful indian senior portraits011 beautiful indian senior portraits009 beautiful indian senior portraits012 beautiful indian senior portraits013 beautiful indian senior portraits014 beautiful indian senior portraitsThe Devon Tower was a spectacular setting for a few spins in Kharisma’s gorgeous white ensemble.015 beautiful indian senior portraits016 beautiful indian senior portraitsAfter twirling inside the Devon Tower, we headed back outside. The wind had picked up considerably {good ol’ Oklahoma}, but we just used it to our advantage. :)017 beautiful indian senior portraits018 beautiful indian senior portraits019 beautiful indian senior portraitsOver in the Myriad Gardens, we found some nice windbreaks and beautiful backgrounds.020 beautiful indian senior portraits021 beautiful indian senior portraits022 beautiful indian senior portraits023 beautiful indian senior portraits024 beautiful indian senior portraits025 beautiful indian senior portraits026 beautiful indian senior portraits027 beautiful indian senior portraits028 beautiful indian senior portraits029 beautiful indian senior portraits030 beautiful indian senior portraits031 beautiful indian senior portraits032 beautiful indian senior portraitsKharisma~

You are too sweet! I truly loved doing your senior pictures for you! My heart breaks for you with the loss of your father. You showed beautiful strength and resilience during our session. I’m praying the very best for your future! <3


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photo shoot ~ alyssa’s senior portrait session in okc

018 senior pictures white dress cowboy boots mural wallThis senior portrait session of Alyssa is one of my very favorite sessions I’ve done this year! I mean…various awesome statement walls plus a beautiful blonde with super-cute outfits…what’s not to love?! Here are some of my favorites from this fun shoot.001 springtime senior portraits004 springtime senior portraits002 springtime senior portraits003 springtime senior portraitsThis pink playsuit is so fab! I thought it brought out Alyssa’s blue eyes and blonde hair in such a striking way. Loved it!005 senior pictures pink jumpsuitTwice as nice. ;)006 senior pictures pink jumpsuit007 senior pictures pink jumpsuitSenior ’16!008 senior pictures pink jumpsuit009 senior pictures pink jumpsuit010 senior pictures pink jumpsuit011 senior pictures pink jumpsuit012 senior pictures pink jumpsuit020 senior pictures white dress cowboy boots mural wallThis last set of photos was taken in front of what is now probably my favorite wall mural I’ve ever shot by. There’s just such great colors in it, and so many different angles of it that look cool. And I loved Alyssa’s dark lipstick and white dress against this background!014 senior pictures white dress cowboy boots mural wall016 senior pictures white dress cowboy boots mural wall015 senior pictures white dress cowboy boots mural wall017 senior pictures white dress cowboy boots mural wall013 senior pictures white dress cowboy boots mural wall019 senior pictures white dress cowboy boots mural wall021 senior pictures white dress cowboy boots mural wall022 senior pictures white dress cowboy boots mural wall023 senior pictures white dress cowboy boots mural wallAlyssa~

I really loved getting to know you during our shoot! You are so obviously sweet and talented and of course beautiful! Thank you for having me do your senior session for you. Congrats on graduating. Praying the best for your future! <3


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Kelly BeaneMay 23, 2016 - 11:53 pm

Shut the front door! I adore every single photo!!!!!

photo shoot ~ ariel’s senior session at the paseo district in okc

017 Paseo Arts District senior portraitsAriel and I met up a couple months ago for a morning session shot at the Paseo Arts District here in OKC. I adore shooting in the Paseo, and I especially enjoy doing morning sessions there, since the light and/or shade falls better on some of my favorite walls there during the morning. Ariel is a strong, cool, independent girl, and I love how her personality comes through in these images. Here are some of my favorites.001 Paseo Arts District senior portraits002 Paseo Arts District senior portraits003 Paseo Arts District senior portraits004 Paseo Arts District senior portraits005 Paseo Arts District senior portraits006 Paseo Arts District senior portraits007 Paseo Arts District senior portraits008 Paseo Arts District senior portraits009 Paseo Arts District senior portraits010 Paseo Arts District senior portraits011 Paseo Arts District senior portraits012 Paseo Arts District senior portraits013 Paseo Arts District senior portraits014 Paseo Arts District senior portraits015 Paseo Arts District senior portraitsThis pink wall, though… {heart eyes emoji!}016 Paseo Arts District senior portraits018 Paseo Arts District senior portraits019 Paseo Arts District senior portraits020 Paseo Arts District senior portraits021 Paseo Arts District senior portraits022 Paseo Arts District senior portraits023 Paseo Arts District senior portraits024 Paseo Arts District senior portraits025 Paseo Arts District senior portraits026 Paseo Arts District senior portraits027 Paseo Arts District senior portraits028 Paseo Arts District senior portraitsAriel~

Congrats on graduating! I’m so impressed by how responsible you are. I loved hanging out with you during our session! Thanks for having me do your senior pictures. <3


p.s Check out Ariel’s sister Kylie’s senior pictures I took in Missouri here. And to see more photo shoots I’ve done in the Paseo {and how my photography style has evolved over the years}, click here, here, here, here, and here. :)

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photo shoot ~ sydney’s springtime senior portraits

012 springtime senior portaitsI previously posted Miss Sydney’s summer and fall senior sessions, and today I’m sharing favorites from her springtime photos. I have truly enjoyed each session with Syd, but I especially love these spring images! Sydney was a real trooper who posed through the rain and really went for all my wacky ideas, as well as adding her own input to the session.

We started off by this giant 16 we found at Chesapeake campus. Thanks for the perfect prop, yo.004 senior pictures 2016002 senior pictures 2016003 senior pictures 2016005 senior pictures 2016001 senior pictures 2016Since the theme was all things spring, we stuck around Chesapeake’s beautiful grounds.006 springtime senior portaits007 springtime senior portaits008 springtime senior portaits009 springtime senior portaits010 springtime senior portaitsThis little spot completely stole my photographer heart.011 springtime senior portaitsAnd then the rain started. If you look closely, you can just make out the droplets. But we didn’t let a little rain end our session.013 springtime senior pictures in the rain014 springtime senior pictures in the rain015 springtime senior pictures in the rain016 springtime senior pictures in the rain017 springtime senior pictures in the rainI felt like it was appropriate to end the session with a sweet crown for Sydney. Doesn’t she wear it well?018 springtime senior pictures in the rain019 springtime senior pictures in the rain020 springtime senior pictures in the rain021 springtime senior pictures in the rain022 springtime senior pictures in the rainspringtime senior pictures in the rainSyd~

I just love you! You are crazy fun, creative, beautiful, and cool. :) Thanks so much for letting me be your senior photographer – i loved every shoot!


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photo shoot ~ anna’s headshots and light family photos

01 professional author headshotsAfter posting my friend Stacey’s headshots yesterday, I was reminded of the headshots I took of Anna last year and never shared on here. And then I remembered I also never posted her family photos we took last fall. Last fall was really busy for me, you guys. I overbooked myself a little with shoots and weddings, and I never had time to blog a lot of the images from last year even though I really loved them. So I will keep trying to share them, along with new stuff, too.

Anyway, this is Anna Light. Let me tell you how amazing she is. I met Anna when she was a youth pastor at my church. I attended a LifeGroup led by her, watched her fall in love with her awesome husband Cody, shot their engagement and wedding photos; photographed the birth of their first child, and many more little moments as well. As their family grew, Anna took on the incredible job of being a stay at home mom and raising her children. And she wrote a book!! That’s what we did these headshot photos for: Anna needed an author photo. What?! That’s so cool.

Through every season of her life since I’ve known Anna {single female, young church leader, married, mother, etc}, she has consistently preached a message of overcoming insecurity. And when I say “preached”, I mean she lived and breathed and prayed and shared it with anyone she could. I love this woman’s heart for Christ and her heart for others! In her book, In_Security, Anna clearly outlines a godly plan for overcoming insecurity. If you have ever struggled with knowing your worth, please order a copy of her book right now – just click here. I’m partway through my copy already, and I intend to buy a few more to give as gifts to some graduating seniors this month.

Here are some of my favorites from Anna’s headshot session, followed by some of my favorites from her family’s portrait session last fall.

02 professional author headshots03 professional author headshots04 professional author headshots05 professional author headshots06 professional author headshots07 professional author headshots08 professional author headshots09 family photos in the country10 family photos in the country11 family photos in the country12 family photos in the country13 family photos in the country14 family photos in the country15 family photos in the countryAnna & Cody’s family is pretty picture perfect, but sometimes after thirty minutes of taking pictures, a toddler just wants to do their own thing. Look how big brother is trying to coax lil sis into participating. Haha! I love this set so much!28 family photos in the country16 family photos in the countryMelt my heart!17 family photos in the country18 family photos in the country19 family photos in the country20 family photos in the country21 family photos in the country22 family photos in the country23 family photos in the country24 family photos in the countryHad to end the session with a few shots of Anna & Cody’s sweet tattoos.25 family photos in the country26 family photos in the country27 family photos in the countryAnna & Cody~

I love you guys and your kiddos so much! Every time we do a session, I am so impressed by Ethan & Emma, and I know it’s because you guys are great parents. <3 Anna, I am ridiculously proud of you for completing your book. I know God is going to use it to touch many lives. Thank you for always having me do your photos. It means a lot to me.


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AnnaMay 4, 2016 - 10:55 pm

Abi, you’re so sweet and we love you so much! Thank you for capturing every significant moment of my life. There is no one I’d rather have as a friend, photographer and sister in Christ for life!