Your Personal Brand…What does that mean?

What is Personal Brand? Why do I need this? How can it help me? Read more to find the answers.


The first question most people ask when you say “Personal Brand Photography” is “what is that?” or “What does that mean?” Would YOU like to know what Personal Branding is? Read on.

Let's show the World what you do.
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Personal Branding is YOU. Personal branding tells the world WHO you are. Personal branding is done every day. You may be familiar with the term “selfie”. Teens take these cell phone photos all the time. It shows who they are, what they like, what they do, where they go, who they hang out with…. it’s their story.

Personal Brand Photography is YOUR story about YOUR business. It tells who you are as an entrepreneur, as a person. WHO are you? WHAT do you DO? WHERE do you do business (hang out)? WHAT is your lifestyle? WHY should I do business with you as a consumer?…. Personal brand photography is marketing and photography that tells YOUR STORY.

The people who do business with you no longer want to know just where your business is located or what you sell/do or what service you provide. They want to KNOW YOU!

While selfies are great for teens who don’t realize how those photos can be great in the moment but might not do you justice in two weeks or two years, professional photos are geared toward setting your business in the spotlight of positive image and positive story telling so that your consumers KNOW who they are doing business with and why. Personal Brand Photography is a commercial service offered to the local business who wants to be real and personable with their clients; a service meant to be used online, in brochures, social media sites, as self advertising! What business owner couldn’t use a great professional image and a service that saves time in the long run? Personal brand photography offers content YOU, the business owner, do NOT have to work at collecting but still have to post. Instead of an hour or three a day trying to write content, take and post photos, for all the social media sites today…YOU get to have someone spend 4 to 8 hours with you to tell YOUR stories and all you have to do is add content and post.

When I say “stories”, we all have more than one aspect to our business. As you can see in the above gallery. My stories show MY life… I am a photographer, mother, wife, sister, daughter, and friend with many hobbies, interests and Photography can fit into any and ALL of those things. Posting family photos shows the personal side of you and when building relationships with clients, isn’t that what you want to do? (and no, I don’t mean post your private life out on social media as a diary. I mean share a piece of WHO you are.) Sharing who you are is part of what you do when you own a small business. People who are small business entreprenuers often have family help in running their business or have a LOT of support from family members.

Keep in mind, This is a professional service that EVERYONE can use. It applies to ANY Industry that requires advertisements, marketing, online presence, etc. Personal Brand Photography is the “business selfie” so-to-speak. The stories You CHOOSE to tell are YOUR choice. (Your business. Your staff. Your family. Your clients.) You choose a story, or two or three. I photograph them. You post them.Who doesn’t need to tell their story (or tell someone they have a product that the consumer of today needs)? Even Photographers need Personal Brand Photography and someone else to assist with that concept.

Now that you know what it is…What story would YOU like the world’s consumers to know? Contact me to set up your session NOW!

Personal Branding with Photography- What’s That?

Two Thousand Nineteen is a wonderous year! This year as a professional photographer, I have a new offering. Since this is a new offer, I’d like to start this offer with YOU- my Blog Readers!–the people who visit me online! The offer is simple: A ½ (half) or full Day; YOU (your business/home/family); Your interactions in life, home & business…with me to show the world what YOU do. Love WHO you ARE and love WHAT you DO! So you’re asking “what is Personal Brand Photography?”


Personal Branding Photography is for Cosplayers, Theatre Cast Members and Stage Show Members, Pilots, First Responders, Photographers (yes we need photos too), Adoption Agents, Authors, Bloggers, Web Designers, Bands, Musicians, Doctors, Lawyers, Cowboys, Models, Actresses, and anyone else with something to promote. Personal Branding can help you with your social media accounts, any type of ads (print or digital), online posts, blogs, and other marketing materials. Anything in print or online that uses photos for grabbing attention can be part of your Personal Brand Photography session. It’s all about branding YOU and/or YOUR BUSINESS (your character, your cause, your lifestyle both professionally and personally because You are Both!).
Your choice of 15 digital images from the day to use for YOU…on social media, in print, etc…. All yours! This offer will run through June 5th, 2019. Your special offer is $495 for a full day and 30 images. Please note… The going rate for this type of Personal Branding session normally runs $995 to $2400 depending on the session length and number of images provided. The price offered to YOU during the next four months is to help build a portfolio with some interesting and unique people and their businesses and personal style — and to diversify. This is designed to help you too.
If you would like a professional session of this nature, On location OR in studio- Contact Me. This is especially great for those who need NEW LinkedIn photos or who work from home or have a small business they would like to have commercial use images for use in marketing campaigns. Commercial use images are different from normal photo session images in that YOU have permission to edit and use for your business. Normal photo session images are personal use only. Commercial use let’s you use them in print for promotions without infringing on copyrights. Commercial use does NOT mean you OWN the photo rights but that you have usage rights that don’t come with a normal everyday style photo session.  If YOU think this can benefit you (or someone you know), message me at I would love to hear from you. Sessions available starting March 15th through June 5th, 2019.

Let's show the World what you do.
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Where do YOU want to travel in 2019?

Traveling is an adventure. Where will the road take YOU in 2019. Share it here!

Twenty-Nineteen is a NEW year…and yes, I know we are currently on day 46 of the new year. That doesn’t seem very new…however, we have 319 days of adventure left. Each day is a new adventure so that means we have 319 adventures left to enjoy! Where will you travel over those days?
I have explored the Mother Road or one small section of it in 2019. I have visited Parsons, KS for a photo exploration and a visit with a Jeep enthusiast and Car Expert.
I have traveled to the region in the Midwest of the United States to Ozarks’ “Wine Country” and “Little Germany”. In Hermann, MO, you can go antiquing, visit several wineries, take a train ride to St. Louis or Kansas City, and explore nature on a hike or take a wine trail…. The possibilities are amazing. Don’t forget zip-lining too (in season of course)!

I have also traveled to Jenks, Oklahoma to visit some historians and aviation enthusiasts! Do you like planes?  Are you a history buff? Do you like the 1940’s and learning about WWII up close and personal? Check out the restoration I got to visit here. This is my second WWII plane. My first was a B-17 Bomber in 2016. Well, it might be more interesting after you see these photos! See MORE WWII photos Here! Join the adventures! Create your own #AdventuresWithMisha2019 ! Let’s take a trip!

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Fall’s Wild Walk

Life is Beautiful. So are YOU!

Nature is wonderful, magical and exciting. Walking Wild is refreshing. Did YOU know…

YOU can have a photo session with Misha’s Photography and Restoration at the Zoo! Schedule your WILD WALK session NOW!

Call our Broken Arrow office at: 405-730-9188 OR send an email to

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2018 RoadTrippin!

Happy Easter! Spring is in the Air!

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locations in Oklahoma along historic Rt 66, aka “The Mother Road”

Summer is all about FUN

What is more fun than time in or on the water, vacations, and Road Trips?

Let’s do ALL OF THESE!!

Rt 66 is known as “the Mother Road” and was a very popular route for road trips before all the Highways and By-ways were built to connect everything. Oklahoma has a good portion of that “Mother Road” to her landscape and some really cool opportunities for photo session opportunities! So… what are you waiting for? Let’s Go! #RoadTrippin #Route66 #TheMotherRoadPhotog

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Dad of the Year!

What does your “Man of the Year” mean to YOU? Tell Him.

Father’s Day is June 17th, 2018.

What will you get for your Dad of the Year?

Do you do things with him instead of gift giving?

Do you give gifts to show your love and appreciation?

No matter what the answer, We have a special solution for BOTH of YOU!

Father’s Day is TWELVE Days away!


IF you are a giver: We can schedule a session for your family as a surprise gift for children-christmas-daughter-46252Dad from ALL of YOU… Dads treasure time together and when you are working hard through the day, sometimes a nice family photo on your desk is a great visual to help get you through any work day.




buildings-businessman-city-561458.jpgIS Your Dad a Business Man?? We now do Personal Brand Photography… Contact Us and Let’s talk MORE about this NEW OFFER!

adult-adventure-biker-1010557.jpgIF you are a Do-er: We can tag along on your adventure (scheduling is important here) so you each have photographic evidence of the adventure without all the camera hassle and fuss….


basket-child-daytime-933185.jpgIF you are a giver and a do-er: We can schedule a session for the two of you to show just how special you truly are to each other–this is something you can DO together and get together.

Contact us NOW and let’s surprise Your Dad of the Year! Happy Fathers Day!


High School Celebrations: Are YOU Ready?

Everyone has a story to tell. Each Senior who is ready to graduate has 18 years of life to celebrate in ONE set of photos to be remembered for the next 10 to 20 years … How will YOU be remembered for your Graduating year??

Senior Sessions tell YOUR story. Senior year is an end and a beginning. It’s the last year of childhood and the beginning of your future. It’s a crossroads with many choices. Each one is unique to the person experiencing it. Your photo session should tell your story. It should be unique like you. So Let’s Tell it NOW! Get them done early and have them ready for the Yearbook Ads that are due at the beginning of December each year (at Broken Arrow HS)….

Class of 2018: Congrats to YOU!                                Class of 2019: Let’s tell some stories!

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Personal Branding

What is Personal Branding?

That is YOU and What YOU do as a business owner and Entrepreneur.

This is a new service offered by Misha’s Photography and Restoration. If you have a launch for a product, service or business, contact me. If you want to refresh your professional image, contact me. If you need photos for a start up, contact me.

I’d love to help YOU with your PB-Photography! (click the link to learn MORE about this particular brand of photography.) Let’s get together soon!


Fat Tuesday

Colors of Mardi Gras. What do they mean to YOU?

Did you know that “Mardi Gras” means “fat tuesday” in french? Mardi Gras is also the last day of Shrovetide… a three day celebration of merrymaking associated with carnival. On Shrove Tuesday some reflect on wrongs and things to repent or of things to make ammends for. Then comes Ash Wednesday….Lent.

The colors of mardi gras are gold, emerald green, and royal purple. These colors used to have specific meanings and not just a representation of the “holiday”. Gold stood for Power. The Sparkling Emerald Green stood for Faith. Royal Purple stood for Justice. Beads of each color were given to those who represented the trait that color symbolized.

Which color would represent You? Which color would You like to represent You? (They are not always the same. Lucky YOU if they are!)

Well. . . Here is hoping you have a wonderful Mardi Gras. Laissez le bon temps rouler!



Fae Tales and Dream Ale…

Fae Tales and Dream Ale…

The story for this Hallow’s Eve….

The 13 days of Hallow’s Eve…. a tale or two with some ale or a good brew….

why? Fall has arrived. It’s my favorite time of year these days. ….and 2017 is full of faery tales and dreams, wishes and screams, heroes and villains and many other fantasy things! Join us and see what is coming to the studio this Hallow’s Eve…


The Perfect Season




How many of these things will you do this fall? Before Halloween??

We can all agree that fall is a great season…and some would say it is the perfect season. Why perfect? It encompasses sweater weather, warm cider, and football season and plenty of reasons to have a PARTY! It is also a perfect time to spend time with your greatest Friends and your Family! (Although WHO needs a reason, right?)

Here are 25 things to add to your fall bucket list…

  1. Go to a haunted house.
  2. Carve pumpkins.
  3. Plan a group Halloween costume.
  4. Go hunting.
  5. Go to a professional football game.
  6. Or baseball. Fly the W.
  7. Pumpkin patch photoshoot, it’s a must.
  8. Have a Halloween movie marathon.
  9. Host a bonfire.
  10. Go to a drive-in movie.
  11. Take a road trip.
  12. Go to as many concerts as possible.
  13. Tailgate a college football game.
  14. Make fresh apple cider and spike it.
  15. Go to each other’s family Thanksgiving.
  16. Visit a corn maze.
  17. Go Black Friday shopping.
  18. Run a fall themed race.
  19. Go apple picking.
  20. Cook a new recipe.
  21. Sneak into a graveyard.
  22. Go to an amusement park.
  23. Visit an Oktoberfest and drink some German beers.
  24. Take family photos for the Christmas cards you think of sending out Every Year!
  25. Mail those special Christmas Cards!

Make this year Personal! Are you one of those people that despises photos? Guess what Mom & Dad (or that special someone) would LOVE to get for Christmas? Even better than a photo of YOU??? A PHOTO SESSION WITH YOU!! 😀

Summer Fun Sessions!

Memorial Day Weekend usually kicks off the summer activities season. All the pools open. Camping season is in full swing. Lake season begins. This year the “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead men tell No Tales” movie helped kick off the summer at the movies! By now, I am sure you have had the chance to see the movie….

OceanFUN2017JUNE-BlogPostBannerSo we are joining in the FUN at the studio. We have mermaid fun and Pirate pillaging sessions for everyone! Join us and let’s have some fun.

Kid fun, Family fun, Cosplay fun… It’s all available to you when YOU book your session with us! Summer is half gone but the fun has just begun! We can do a studio session OR an outdoor water session!! So give us a call and let’s enjoy the last half of summer!!

Seniors 2018: America’s Highway!

RT66 Okla-Seniors2017-18Historic Rt 66.

The Mother Road.

America’s Highway.

This year, Misha’s Photography and Restoration has taken the Mother Road to the studio. Have your Senior Session done on location OR In-Studio and still bring a bit of History and Retro uniqueness to YOUR Senior Session. Rt 66 travels through 8 states total and connects Chicago, Illinois to Santa Monica, California! Tulsa and several small towns around it were a big part of the Mother Road. Today, Rt 66 is still an amazing road trip full of adventure and nostalgia. Book your senior session Today!route66ok

Rt 66 runs through Oklahoma from the northeast corner of the state at the town of Quapaw, OK to the western edge not quite to the southwestern corner at the town of Erick, OK.

Quapaw, OK is a town in Ottawa County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 906 at the 2010 census, a slight decline from 984 as of the 2000 census. Quapaw is part of the Joplin, Missouri metropolitan area.

(Quapaw, Commerce, Miami, Narcissa, Afton, Vinita, White Oak Chelsea, Sequoyah, Foyil, Claremore, Verdigris, Catoosa, Tulsa, Oakhurst, Sapalupa, Kellyville, Bristow, Stroud, Davenport, Chandler, Warwick, Edmond, Yukon, ElReno, Geary, Hydro, Weatherford, Clinton, Foss, Elk City, Sayer, Erick.)

Erick, OK is the last Oklahoma stop on Historic Route 66 in western Oklahoma at Exit 7 on I-40.  Erick is located on a 20 mile continuous stretch of Route 66 from the Oklahoma-Texas state line to Sayre, OK.  Erick is also the home of singer / song writer / actor, Sheb Wooley (“RawHide“).  Visit the Roger Miller Museum and the 100th Meridian Museum. See a car show…have FUN!

Don’t have the time to drive to your Rt 66 location, but still want that photo on historic Rt 66? We can do that for you! We have been there! Choose your Historic Rt 66 background and Book Your Session Today!

See the Beauty Inside of YOU!

Disney Movies create magic inside all of us. This movie will be no different. Emma Watson  makes a fabulous representation of Belle. I cannot wait to see the movie AGAIN with my daughter!  Here is something else I find exciting! I am a photographer and it is my dream to make magic as well. While I am not Disney, nor am I affiliated with Disney in any way

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
Find the Beauty inside You!

(other than as a lifelong fan of the movies they have and continue to create), I would love to photograph your little beauty and create a magical, lifelong piece of art that you can both share and be proud of from now and throughout her future. Whether your princess is 6 years old, 16 years old, or 16 at heart… Let’s make some magic and delight in the beauty inside all of us! See the magic on screen. I did and it made me want to see the magic in ALL things… Magic and Beauty are wonderful things to focus positive image and goals that direct our lives daily. This session is now by appointment only. Book Your Photo Session to watch the magic unfold for you here in reality in Broken Arrow, OK!

Find your inner beauty and let it shine!


Spring Time Wonders

Spring time brings out the volunteers in our community as well as the first responders. Let’s support our community and make our neighborhoods a better place to live.

Spring brings new life in so many ways. The plant life are blooming. The weather is nice enough to be outdoors more regularly. April showers bring May flowers…and fires keep fire fighters on their toes… storms keep the storm chasers busy so we stay informed.  While that sounds like positive to negative, it is just truth. Our Emergency management organizations and public servants for city and county alike are very busy this time of year also. How does this relate to photography?

I do event photography as well. I am hoping that YOU will join the Wagoner County Emergency Management team this SATURDAY–March 25th for the Expo they are hosting at Coweta Intermediate High School.

Photos of this event will be posted in a gallery (click here) so check back and see what happened at the Expo! eventphotofull_wcepse20logo20with20hat

There is a scheduled blood drive to take place at the Expo as well…so be sure to sign up for that too! Can’t wait to watch the Fire Fighter Challenge! Will Your Team win?