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Everyone loves backgrounds that fit THEIR personality. It’s great to choose your own background. Today, the selection is even wider! WHY? HOW?

Well, wider selections come with an in studio session and digital background capabilities. It’s great to be able to add a Mountain style backdrop for the family that loves to hike…or an ocean scene for those that love the beach and summer fun. It’s also great to have a base white backdrop for those artistic families who like to create their own look with no background to worry about.

Locations also offer a unique backdrop. Being able to shoot on location or travel to a unique destination to do a special session in a special, unique place that means something to my clients is more meaningful that having them come to the studio on a beautiful day for a look that might suit them but doesn’t have that special meaning to back it up.

Options are GRAND! The more options YOU have, the more unique our session is! This is an amazing ability that helps create something special to hang on your walls or to put in an album to share with your friends and family.

So……
where do you want your session to be?

Formals, Events, and The Times of YOUR Life!

Every Event needs a Photographer…

Formals, Events, and the Times of Your Life! How exciting! These are awesome moments of celebration. Some are automatically given to hiring a Photographer for the event. Others are on either side of the fence… however, I LOVE photography and LOVE shooting special events!

Ya know, when you host an event… YOU are often the busiest person there. What does that matter? Well… how much do you miss during your host/hostess duties? Do you get to see everything? Do you get the chance to visit with everyone who attends?

OR……

Are you still bogged down with a “to do list” for the evening: checking on staff, catering, making sure the events’ activities are flowing smoothly, standing at the entrance or exit greeting or thanking attendees for coming to the event/gala?

With a photographer there, you get to see the other perspective. If it’s a photo booth, you get to see the wild fun everyone had making funny faces during the entire evening. If it’s a wandering freelance photographer, you get to see the action unfold all night through group shots and dinner shots and the fun window opens so you can view the belle of the ball in her spotlight without all the worry or fuss.

No matter whether it’s an indoor or outdoor event, a birthday party, community gathering, wedding, reunion, or Football Game…. YOU should consider what you want to remember. Consider what you want to offer your guests. Photography can fit into any event that you want to remember!… Maybe you just want an album for an annual event that happens every year to commemorate each occasion and the changes that happen through growth and positive motions.

What can we help YOU with today? Call us: 405-730-9188 or find us on social media to see more! Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

Where Your Path Leads

We never know where our journey ends….

Life is an adventure. As a child, we are all asked that inevitable question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?”

I always had several answers. “A Teacher.” “A Sunday School Teacher.” “A Singer.” “An Actress.” “A Model.” “A Secretary.”

NOT once was my answer a “Photographer” or a “Graphic Designer”, or a “Web Designer”, or a “Marketer”. The journey creates changes along the way that can take you down a path you never imagined. This can be a good thing. For me, it is wonderful. I have learned things I never imagined as a child but computers were new then and not a household item either. As a child I was always in front of a camera, not behind one. (Thank you Grandma) ‚̧ …..

Now, I am a daughter, sister, niece, cousin, wife, mother, aunt, great-aunt, artist, photographer, graphics artist, web designer, marketer, bookkeeper, secretary, receptionist, housekeeper, seamstress, …… and the journey continues. I love that photography encompasses all things in life. Capturing portraits of people in new ways is fulfilling. Seeing those art pieces on a wall in someone’s home is an amazing thrill beyond belief. Watching someone flip through their album of heirloom photos (especially with friends and family) gives me joy and satisfaction that lasts for a very long time. Watching a bride see her special day from a different view is amazing! Going through one of the most important days of your life after months (sometimes years) of planning is sometimes not only the biggest joy but the biggest relief to actually make it through such a wondrous occasion… and then to be able to look back at the photos and wonder at the amazing moments and memories with a fresh set of eyes and a new sense of feeling is beyond incredible!

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I get to do all of those things with my clients. Clients are friends in the making. To have a client is one thing. To get to know someone is another. I want to get to know my clients and I want them to know me. It makes the adventure and the journey so much MORE….

When do I get to book YOUR Session? Contact Me…. TODAY!

email at misha@mishasphotography.com

Find us on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram!

Give us a call at 405-730-9188.

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.

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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!

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?
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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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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.

 

OR

 

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….

OR

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!

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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!

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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

THE ULTIMATE FALL LIST:

25 AWESOME FALL THINGS TO DO

WITH YOUR FRIENDS & Family THIS FALL

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!! ūüėÄ

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!

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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!