You don’t need me to tell you, but professional photographers are a strange breed. We share nearly everything with our colleagues, we support each other and watch each other’s back, we hang out and enjoy each other…but when it comes to our locations for outdoor portraits, we are ruthless. We never reveal our amazing locations. The senior portrait image you see to the right was taken of Tyler, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but that’s all I’m going to say. I’m not going to give away the location. But it’s amazing. I love the natural light, I love the strong lines created by the buildings. I love how conveniently located it is in Tulsa. And, most of all, I love the fact that none of my colleagues know about it. I know, I know, I shouldn’t gloat. But I love having special locations that no one else knows about. Of course everyone takes portraits at Woodward Park (I don’t, I think it’s way over used.) And everyone takes portraits at the Gilcrease Museum (I do, in fact, it’s one of my favorite places.) But to have special places that no one knows about, well, just say I’m driven to go off the beaten path if I think it will reward me with a unique location. Tyler certainly benefited. Who knows, maybe you will, too.
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