A final blog post about my zombies-meet-high-fashion photo series “Zombies Are People Too”. Even though there was only one photo from each shoot, model, and location, I had many favorites. It made it difficult to narrow my selections down for the final series. Introducing… the Zombie B-Sides! In other words, a few extra photos that I couldn’t just tuck away without ever showing. Along with these extra releases, this post features some behind the scenes photos with my makeup artist, Jessica, making the magic happen!

See the full, final series in this blog post, and some photos from the show opening at Brass Bell Studios in OKC in this one.

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Behind the Scenes

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Behind the Scenes

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Behind the Scenes

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Behind the Scenes

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Behind the Scenes

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Behind the Scenes

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Behind the Scenes

My self-portrait zombie shoot was assisted by Catie Bartlett.

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too

My zombies-meet-high-fashion show debuted at Brass Bell Studios in Oklahoma City back in October of last year- finally posting some photos from the show! Thanks again SO much to everyone who came out, either to support me, or from sheer curiosity. I tried to put my camera down for most of it and just enjoy the culmination of so much work, and to that end I don’t have many photos. However, my camera got passed around to few different people, and the following photos are the result. See the full photo series that was debuted in this blog post. Here’s to the memory of a fun evening!

And yes, those are brain cookies.

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© Anna Lee Media | Oklahoma Art & Fashion Photographer

© Anna Lee Media | Oklahoma Art & Fashion Photographer

© Anna Lee Media | Oklahoma Art & Fashion Photographer

© Anna Lee Media | Oklahoma Art & Fashion Photographer

Anna Lee Media | Oklahoma Art & Fashion Photographer

Anna Lee Media | Oklahoma Art & Fashion Photographer

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Anna Lee Media | Oklahoma Art & Fashion Photographer

Anna Lee Media | Oklahoma Art & Fashion Photographer

© Anna Lee Media | Oklahoma Art & Fashion Photographer

Anna Lee Media | Oklahoma Art & Fashion Photographer

This project was my baby for over an entire year. It’s no secret I’m completely drawn to the edgy and unusual. I had the inspiration back in a college photo class- many years before the project culminated in a successful show to debut the finalized series at Brass Bell Studios in Oklahoma City back in October. (No mistake that it shared the month with the best holiday- Halloween!) A huge thanks to everyone who came out to support me in one of the artistic accomplishments that I’m most proud of so far. But if you weren’t at the opening, I’m finally releasing the images online here on my blog, so I hope you enjoy!

“ZOMBIES ARE PEOPLE TOO” is a conceptual and artist portrait photography series. The photos force together the opposing aesthetic themes of high-end fashion and the dark style of a modified zombie. It has solidified into a group of styled photo shoots, employing traditional fashion models who are eerily made up to resemble the living dead. The scenes are set in locations across Oklahoma (and one in New York). Click the link below to view the trailer for the series, made by the very talented Andrew Sloat. It was filmed during Caitlin’s shoot in New York.

ZOMBIES ARE PEOPLE TOO – Art Show Trailer

You can also check out the Series mini site, created by Catie Bartlett, here.

I couldn’t have done any of this without the extremely talented Jessica Fulton, my HMUA for the entire project. She was able to execute my vision perfectly and stuck it out with me through the year and a half it took to complete the series. I’d also like to the thank the models who appeared in the photos- for humoring my crazy idea and being willing to go out in public with a pound of black makeup on their faces (especially the guys) and quite possibly scaring some children. Their names are listed with each photo.

Caitlin Sloat:

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Conceptual Photo Series

Evan Crowley:

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Conceptual Photo Series

Lindsey Robinson:

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Conceptual Photo Series

Chelsey Cope:

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Conceptual Photo Series

Brock Lay:

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Conceptual Photo Series

I even included a self-portrait, assisted by Catie Bartlett:

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Conceptual Photo Series

Caitlin Sloat:

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Conceptual Photo Series

Christa May:

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Conceptual Photo Series

Alberto Roubert:

© Anna Lee Media | Zombies Are People Too | Conceptual Photo Series

I’ll be following up with some behind the scenes photos and a post about the show opening at Brass Bell. I may also share some B-sides (photos that were not part of the final series, but great none the less). So stay tuned for those!

Welcome to my first boudoir blog post!! I’ve been offering boudoir shoots for a while now, so if you have one planned with me, or if you’re considering one, here’s a more extensive look at a full shoot! Boudoir shoots are most successful when it done is a space with plenty of natural light, such as a bedroom with generous windows. Ms. L’s room was perfect for this, but it’s also a great idea to book a nice hotel room or interesting venue.

© Anna Lee Media | Oklahoma Boudoir Photographer

© Anna Lee Media | Oklahoma Boudoir Photographer

© Anna Lee Media | Oklahoma Boudoir Photographer

© Anna Lee Media | Oklahoma Boudoir Photographer

© Anna Lee Media | Oklahoma Boudoir Photographer

© Anna Lee Media | Oklahoma Boudoir Photographer

© Anna Lee Media | Oklahoma Boudoir Photographer

© Anna Lee Media | Oklahoma Boudoir Photographer

© Anna Lee Media | Oklahoma Boudoir Photographer

© Anna Lee Media | Oklahoma Boudoir Photographer

© Anna Lee Media | Oklahoma Boudoir Photographer

I realize that these images barely scratch the surface of the “steampunk” look, but I’ve always been drawn by this style and really wanted to do a steampunk-inspired shoot. I have to give props to Catie Bartlett for shooting these with me! We had so much fun with the dark and whimsical theme, in a perfect, woodsy location, on a nice day in December.

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This classy lady is one of my best friends and a very talented photographer. She needed some new professional head shots as she updates her business brand this year. We made a day of it and hit a lot of cool spots in downtown Oklahoma City. She snapped a few of me as well which you can see below. Afterwards, in another location, she helped me with a concept shoot I’d had in mind all winter- stay tuned for the next blog post! For now, Mrs. Catie Bartlett:

Catie Bartlett portraits, photographer, Oklahoma City, OK

Catie Bartlett portraits, photographer, Oklahoma City, OK

Catie Bartlett portraits, photographer, Oklahoma City, OK

Catie Bartlett portraits, photographer, Oklahoma City, OK

Catie Bartlett portraits, photographer, Oklahoma City, OK

Catie Bartlett portraits, photographer, Oklahoma City, OK

Catie Bartlett portraits, photographer, Oklahoma City, OK

Catie Bartlett portraits, photographer, Oklahoma City, OK

Anna Lee portraits, photographer, Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma is full of talented retail artists! Photo shoot in downtown Norman representing local craft and stylists, along with a few good-lookin’ Okies to show them off. :) Credits coming soon.
























I’m excited to launch a new blog category in 2013- vendor features! In order to make by blog more of a resource for my wedding fans, I’ll be profiling local vendors and showcasing some of their work! It’s a huge task to research all the businesses needed for a wedding, and even harder to get to know them all before making a decision. In these profiles, you’ll get answers strait from the pros to some frequently asked questions, and get to see some of their REAL work! Please let me know in the comments what types of vendors you’re interested in seeing profiles of!

I’m excited to bring you the profile of Adrianne of Pink Poppy Event Designs for my first vendor feature. This beautiful lady is a doll with whom I worked on Becca & Jake’s wedding in last year. If you’re still looking for a planner, check out her interview and photos of her work below! (Some of the photos feature work from Sooner Calligraphy.)

Meet Adrianne:


What made you decide to start planning weddings?

There is just something so magical about a bride and groom’s wedding day.  When I got married I remember wishing I had more help navigating what felt like an overwhelming list of ideas and vendors. After helping several friends with their weddings I decided that perhaps this is what I wanted to when I grew up. Planning a wedding is so much fun, but it can be stressful. I hope to help brides and grooms plan their big day so their special day is truly unique and are all that the couple could dream of regardless of budget.

How would you explain the difference between a wedding planner and a wedding coordinator? Do you do both?

I think the primary difference is that a wedding planner will assist with a lot of the preliminary details such as vendor selection and overall event details. Wedding coordinators are often hired to coordinate wedding vendors and last minute details. The roles of both a planner and coordinator overlap, but just know a coordinator (Especially day or month of) is often just going to manage the vendors and choices you have already made. I do both, but I really prefer to take on the full wedding planning role because I like to make sure my brides us excellent vendors that I have worked with and trust.


Why should someone hire a planner?

I think the biggest reason a bride should hire a wedding planner is because planners have experience planning weddings. We have faced challenges and have experience with how best  to handle problems as they come up. Planners will help with vendor selection, event styling and can greatly reduce the amount of stress along the way. I tell my brides my job is to help make this really fun, but at times stressful process a lot easier. I also tell them when you hire a wedding planner that means you and your family get to enjoy the big day, rather than “work” that day. Managing all the pieces that will make that dream wedding come together becomes my job and the wedding party can kick back and enjoy the big day.


What basic process do you go through with the bride (and groom) to nail down a style direction for their event?

I typically ask brides and grooms to tell me what they think about when they imagine their big day. Do they want to be barefoot on the beach? Do they want a formal black tie occasion? I have also pinned a lot of unique wedding looks on my Pinterest Boards so we look through those together to map out a style direction. I find inspiration all over from cooking books, to design magazines etc and I will create a custom Board for each of my brides if they are interested in that.


Some couples have a pretty specific idea of what they want, while others may have no idea. Is it better one way or the other for you as a planner?

I think it is fine either way. I remember when I planned my wedding years ago I just felt overwhelmed with narrowing down just one specific look. I liked so many. I have worked with many brides that struggled with the exact look too and we just kept pulling together ideas until we found the one that was just right.

Check out her website for more. Pink Poppy Event Design’s ad can be found in the next issue of Oklahoma City Perfect Wedding Guide.

Love these guys! Robby and Savannah Doland are fellow photographers and friends. We got some great shots in the late fall/early winter scenery last month for family Christmas pictures!











This year for the big 16, my little sister Rachel and I hosted a Fashion Photo Shoot Birthday Party! It was fun watching the girls natural talent come out, and had a blast getting to be models for an evening- backdrops, flashing lights, fans, music- the works!

A Fashion Photo Shoot Party is the perfect idea for teenage girls who want to do something unique and memorable with their friends! Contact me at anna@annaleemedia.com to talk about your (or your daughter’s) party!

Here are just a few favorites from Rachel’s party: