Mad Manhattan is the new project of a good friend and very talented musician, Jon King. (This guy of multiple talents also designed my current portfolio website!) I hung out for one of their band practices to get some shots as they move toward preparing the record. Check out the first single “Shadow Talk” on their Facebook Page. Members pictured are Jonathan King (vocals, guitar), Jeremy Irons (keys), Cody Bass (drums), and Carlton Dorsey (bass).

Lately I’ve wanted to make time for more artificial lighting on location to create a fashion edge, so I grabbed my sister Kathryn and my friend Catie for some just-for-fun experimenting. We found an awesome, tall, wheat field in Yukon, OK and spent the sunset trying different setups for a variety of effects. It was an overcast day, which gave us some cool clouds, and with just a couple speedlights, we were able to bring them out while keeping the front fill soft and dreamy. There’s a natural light shot thrown in as well.

Jenny and Andrew got married at Salyer Lake in Binger, Oklahoma. The area was so beautiful, and we had great weather that day with just a little bit of cloud cover. It was elegantly simple, with family and many close friends. I thoroughly enjoyed working with them! I was assisted by the talented Catie Bartlett.

On our way back from a wedding, Catie and I stumbled across a really neat abandoned property. We couldn’t resist checking it out! There were still all kinds of furnishings just left inside a few dilapidated buildings, now covered in vines and tall grass. Nature had completely taken over. It was really interesting! The photo of me was taken by Catie.

I was so blessed to play a part in Caleb and Melissa’s big day. Caleb has been a good friend since I was a freshman at UCO, and I have gotten to know and love Melissa over the past couple years. They are so great together, and we were presented with such solid evidence of this throughout their whole wedding.

They got married at the beautiful Dresser Mansion in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Say hello to Nicole- one of my Senior Reps! Total knockout right? If you’re a Junior at PCN, keep an eye out for her- she can hook you up with a deal on your Senior photo shoot for this coming year!

I’m so excited about this destination engagement shoot that I got to do for a friend in NYC! Such a unique opportunity! They’re a completely photogenic couple, even with Ryan battling a cold at the time! We hit Central Park, the Meat Packing District, and DUMBO- where had a great view of the Manhattan skyline, right after the sun went down. We were even able to access the rooftop of Meredith’s building- it made for a great panoramic shot!

Dallas is an easy weekend getaway destination for us here in Oklahoma City. I make frequent trips there, whether for a concert, a visit to IKEA, or just for fun! My best friend Cassie and I drove down recently and attended a red dirt music festival.

On the way to the festival, we found a awesome field that we couldn’t pass up the chance to shoot in. The sun was just setting and gave us great light. (The photos of me were taken by Cassie.)

The Dangerous Summer
War Paint Tour
March 15th, 2012
The Conservatory, Oklahoma City, OK

I saw this group for the first time when they opened for The Secret Handshake about three years ago now. I was so impressed that I bought their current CD at the time, Reach for the Sun, and it didn’t leave my car CD player for two months. Since then, they’ve been back to OKC twice and have found a permanent place in my heart. I could gush some more.. but I’ll just show you some photos from their most recent show instead! The Conservatory continues to keep me on my toes with it’s less than substantial lighting, so forgive me!

As promised- the tale of Marianne and Jeff’s engagement shoot adventure! They were walking through a field, minding their own business, when… THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE HAPPENED! No zombies were actually harmed during the making of this series (because we all know that a head shot is required for permanent damage).

*All original concept credit goes to:

Amazingly Talented Makeup Artist: Nathan Hendrix
Creepy Zombie Actor: Brock Lay