A few months ago, I got the chance to do a cool promo shoot for a new streetwear store opening in OKC. I haven’t shared any of these images before now, because with shoots like this, I like for the client to be able to share on their own timeline with the info and photos they want put out online first. But by now, Grinmore store has been posting photos from this shoot and today is actually the grand opening of their storefront in the Plaza District! So I wanted to go ahead and share some of my favorite images from the shoot we did at West Village in downtown OKC.
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My lifelong bff’s daughter turned sixteen in April, and he had a sweet birthday party to celebrate. I love getting to document fun times like this. Emma’s mama Jen did a wonderful job putting the party together! And her dad’s apartment complex had the perfect space to host the event. And of course Emma looked super cute for this special day.
I could say a million good things about this sweet little fam and their portrait session last month. First of all, Tripp booked the session as a gift for Hannah. Let’s just stop there for a moment. This is very rare. The guy is almost never the one who is booking the session! And the fact that he did it as gift for her – just so sweet!! Then on top of that, Cooper completely melted my heart. He had a couple little dinosaur friends who hing out with us while shooting (I had to feature them in one pic), and by halfway through the shoot, he was holding my hand while we were walking to the next spot. The sweetest! And Hannah told me that’s unusual because he typically doesn’t warm up to strangers like that. Anyway, on top of all that sweetness, I have known Hannah since she was a teen and was in the youth group I used to volunteer with. So it was extra special to see her all grown up and happy and in love and raising a precious child of her own now. :)
Let’s get to the photos… We shot at Martin Nature Park and it was a beautiful spring evening in April with lovely sunlight streaming through all the trees there. Here are some of my favorites…
This is my friend Scott. He used to be my pastor a long time ago, and now he writes books, does public speaking, and uses his social media platforms to point people to a relationship with Jesus. His motto is “Helping Others Win” and I can attest that he really devotes his life to that.
I am privileged to say that I am Scott’s personal photographer. :) I do his photos whenever he needs updated headshots or promotional photos. I also got to do senior photos for both of his sons. And I do family photos for him. In all the years I’ve known Scott and through all the interactions we have had, I can honestly say that he is someone who I look up to admire so much for his personal integrity.
Here are some of my favorites from his latest shoot we did in downtown Edmond last month.
I first met Ashley when she modeled for a shoot for the Dragonfly Home last year. I started following her then and have enjoyed seeing her big wins ever since. She modeled again this year for another Dragonfly shoot, and we started chatting about doing her 30th birthday photo shoot. I was thrilled when to get to capture these for her! I loved the outfits Ashley chose for the session!! Here are some of my faves.