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Wedding Photography Class

Excerpt from Tulsa Technology Center Spring CatalogAs much as I love photography itself—I love the creativity and playfulness of creating images—I love teaching photography just as much. That’s why I’m thrilled that I have arranged with the good people at the Tulsa Technology Center to teach a class on wedding photography. The class went in to their Spring Catalog and, even though this was the first time a wedding photography class had ever been offered by them, it quickly filled up, and even had a few names go onto the waiting list!

The class met for the first time this past Thursday night with twelve rarin’-to-go students. They are amazing people, with a fascinating breadth of backgrounds and skills. It is going to be so much fun learning and growing together. I very much appreciate my good friend David Kennedy. He came and gave a true-to-life presentation on what it’s really like to be a wedding photography. And David should know—he has shot over 500 weddings! He gave the class members a window into all the stress and chaos that can swirl around a photographer on a wedding day, and all of the exhilaration as well.

In the weeks that the class will be offered, we’ll cover lighting and posing, of managing both self and skills throughout the wedding day, and, oh yes, the class will pay a lot of attention to the all too often neglected skills of running a profitable business. This is going to be some kind of fun!

Claire’s Second Birthday Card

I enjoy so many aspects of photography: interacting with people, scoping out great locations, composing images that people like and want. But I especially enjoy putting together special products that will take those images to a special place in their lives. Such is the case with Claire. She is an absolute joy to her parents, Charlie and Kristi. So, along with having portraits of her, they wanted to have a fun card to send out by way of announcing her second birthday. Drawing upon the expertise of my good friends at White House Custom Color, I tweaked one of their card templates to come up something extra special for Clarie and her family. I hope that you enjoy looking at the panels that make up the card. As you do so, please understand that the final card is what is known as a “tri-fold”. So, each of the images in the gallery below is one of the panels in the card. Enjoy!

Jenks Family Portrait

Who says you can’t take on location portraits in Oklahoma in the winter? Danny and Peggy were game, so I had a pleasant time at their house on a winter Saturday morning. I set up lights and a background for formal portraits of each of them. And then we had fun with portraits of the two of them together, first in their spacious great room. And then at the edge of a beautiful pond on their property. Trust me, when they were outside, we were moving fast so they would not get chilly. (Noses red from the cold may be cute on children, but not on adults!) Danny is an accomplished architect, and he and Peggy loved the way their portraits turned out.

A formal portrait of a man wearing a suit
A Formal Portrait of a Smiling WomanA husband and wife in a formal portrait in their homeA Husband and Wife Portrait