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oklahoma extended family photos – mulinax/taylor family in el reno, ok

My friend Lindy is a phenomenal photographer, so it always means a lot to me when she asks me to photograph her family. This session was an extended family shoot with her whole fam. We shot these out by Lindy’s home in El Reno, Oklahoma. So beautiful!!

Not only did I love the background scenery, I also thought Lindy and her family did a great job choosing their outfits for the shoot. They all coordinated without being too matchy. Remember, you never need to have “matching” outfits for photos. Just wear things you all feel great in – you want to feel comfortable and relaxed, but also feel like you look great! :)

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oklahoma city male headshots – malcolm

Last November, my friend Malcolm asked me to take some headshots for him, and today I am sharing some of my faves from his session. We took these in the Midtown area of Oklahoma City. These photos prove that headshots can be taken outdoors and look super professional. There are always plenty of good background options available on location if you know what look you are going for when shooting.

I really enjoy doing professional headshots. It’s a whole different photography approach than family photos. I like getting to flex different photo skills from time to time. :)

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oklahoma family photos – copeland family, paseo district

The thing I love most about this session is the fact that the youngest daughter was asleep when this fam arrived for their session, and we went ahead and grabbed a few while she was asleep. I think it’s just magical and so sweet! But I love a lot of other things about this session, too. Shiann and her husband and girls are so kind and were a delight to photograph! And I love shooting in the Paseo District here in OKC! Here are some faves from our session there last November.

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okc extended family photos – feisal/webber family

As I’ve mentioned before, I think I might have done more extended family sessions in 2020 than I had ever done before in a single year. I believe people were reminded, amidst the unsettling sadness of a pandemic, of the importance of cherishing family. There is a desire to capture memories of loved ones, preserve those memories. I love being a part of it!

I so enjoyed capturing this extended family. I’ve known some of this family for many years and photographed them before, while others I met for the first time the day of this shoot. Honestly, they were all so easy and very fun to photograph!

Here are some favorites from our session last November.


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oklahoma female business owner headshots – megann with the merriment mill

I just posted some photos of my friend Megann’s family, and I wanted to do a separate post so I could brag about her a bit. See, Megann is super talented, for real! Over the years since I’ve known her, I’ve seen her talent put to beautiful use at our photo shoots with props she has made and concepts she has created, plus I’ve photographed small events and parties she has made look stunning with her lovely handmade designs. Seriously, you need to find her on Instagram @themerrimentmill and check out her incredible work!

Megann asked me last fall if I could find a cool denim jacket for her. I thrifted a sick acid wash vintage jean jacket, and then she put her spin on it. We grabbed some photos of her wearing her creation and did a few headshots of her as well. Such a cool collab! It’s totally full circle joy for me, because this whole thing combines my side business of thrifting and reselling with my photography business, while creating branding images for a dear friend and showcasing her talented work! Honestly just thrills my heart! :)

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