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!! 😀

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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?

Which Princess are YOU?

It’s a wonderful world for kids as far as movies go these days. The cinematic experience is amazing compared to 10-15 years ago! March offers an AWESOME opportunity here in Broken Arrow, OK!

fantasyfunshootad2blog The Royal opportunity is open to ALL AGES…because Every Girl wants to be a princess…whether that princess is a bookworm, a mermaid, a rebel fighting evil across the universe, a Celtic warrior, an oriental girl saving her father and finding love at the same time, an Indian Princess fighting for her people and her love, an Indian Princess with a Tiger, a princess who sleeps for a century or one who climbs out of a tower when rescued…. claim it and let’s have some Royal Fun! Book Your session Now facelessdprincesses1and Be a Princess. The new Live Action Disney movie comes out this month (March) and every girl will be imagining herself as that Beauty – that Princess! Let’s Make It Happen in 2017! This Royal opportunity is available to YOU and your inner princess AND your Little Princess from March 10th thru the 17th! Opportunities are limited so Let’s Have some FUN.  Book NOW!

Which Wizard are YOU?

February is a month of Wizarding… Have you not heard?

Let’s join the fun and show off YOUR Wizard Look with a Fantastically FUN photo session! Don’t forget to check out these other wizarding events as well… Dressing in Your Finest Wizard’s attire for these outings? Don’t let that outfit go to waste!! Book a photo session and make the magic last longer!  Message us on Facebook-LOGO or contact us online.

What house do you favor? Griffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff?

Who is your favorite character/wizard? Harry, Hermoine, Ron, Tonks, Draco, Bellatrix, Mad-Eye, Ginny, Luna, Hagrid, Snape, Lily, James, Sirius, Creature, Doby, George, Fred, Bill, Fluer, Cho, Cedric, Albus, Lucius, Seamus, Nevil, Krum, Remus, Ollivander, Trelawney, Myrtle, Molly, Perciville, Bill, Albus, McGonagall, Newt, Porpetina, Graves, Kowalski, Credence, Queenie, etc…

February 4th & 5th, 2017 in Oklahoma City, OK: Farmers Market

February 19th, 2017 in Tulsa, OK: click the link to discover the Magical Event!

February: in Orlando, FL:  A Celebration of Harry Potter™ – Universal Studios Florida™ &Universal’s Islands of Adventure™. This magical 3-day event includes film talent Q&A sessions, access to special discussions and demonstrations, A Celebration of Harry Potter™ Expo and more

 February 20-25th…BOOK YOUR SESSION NOW—SPOTS Are Limited!!

Presidents and Lovers 2017

February 2017 is a wonderful month.

This is the month of presidents and lovers. Now before you go looking for a political post, or a scandalous post regarding some other topic, remember this is a photography blog.images-for-valentine-day I am talking of President’s Day, Washington’s birthday, Lincoln’s birthday and Valentine’s Day…. what were you thinking?

February brings these dates YOU might be interested in:

February 4th & 5th: Always Potterhead’s Festival which takes place in Oklahoma City’s Farmers’ Market. Tickets are a must! Visit from 9am to 7pm each day. Have fun! Muggles welcome! If you are a Potterhead…and would like a Wizard Worldly Portrait session-Contact US NOW! We would LOVE to do a shoot with YOU! (Hogwarts, House shoot-Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw, Griffindor, Slytherin, Steam Engine settings, Platform 9 3/4 ….) This session would be either on location or in studio in Broken Arrow–NOT Oklahoma City unless you choose OK City as your “on location” site.

February 10th: Batman Lego Movie opens in theaters all over town. So Who is up for a Gotham Nights Photo Session?? All through the month of February, book a session to shoot a “Gotham Nights” session. Batman has been a big craze for a while now. No matter which version of the Dark Knight you love, let’s have some photo session fun!!

February 12th: President Lincoln’s birthday.

February 14th: Valentine’s Day… the day to celebrate the ONE(s) YOU love! Now why did I say “ONE(s)”….. well, the word “love” has several levels to it. In some language the word is represented by different words depending on what kind of love you are referring to. You love your family (Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, sisters, brothers, cousins). You love your Husband, Wife, Girlfriend, Boyfriend. You love your friends….but not all in the same sense. Those of us here in the U.S. or the english speaking areas usually only know ONE name for that feeling and it’s “LOVE”. So when I say “ONE(s)”, I am talking about any person that may be close to you…NOT just your significant someone. This is the perfect time to get together with that significant someone or with someone dear to your heart because of who they are as a person…and create a memory that represents a celebration of your relationship. What better way to show how special they are to YOU.

February 20th: President’s Day The day set aside to celebrate our presidents.

February 22nd: George Washington’s birthday.

Not everyone celebrates the same day in the same way. However you wish to celebrate the calendar of events this month, let us help you. Book a session NOW!

 

A New Adventure is Waiting…

Welcome to Misha’s Photography and Restoration during the year 2017! We have lots of plans in the works for this year and we are hoping YOU will join us! It’s a new year. People say that a lot in January…and it’s true. The year 2017 is a new beginning.

Here’s to New Beginnings!

Check back with us HERE on our Blog post to see the Happenings for the year…

YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!

EVENTS already Scheduled which YOU can attend:

OTHER opportunities are in the works and will be released individually via our newsletter!
Please subscribe so you don’t miss out on the wondrous times to come!!

MARCH:

      *Coweta Emergency Management EXPO……………….25th (Saturday)

APRIL:

      *Norman Renaissance Fair/Festival………………………3-31 thru 4-02

     *Easter Celebration at Rolling Hills Fire Department….(8th)

MAY:

      *Oklahoma Ren-Fair………………………………………..every weekend in MAY

(please note: special arrangements can be made for a session at OKRF–YOU MUST make an appointment for this specific style of shoot AND YOU will be responsible for YOUR entrance to the fair/festival

JUNE:

      *RT 66 (see our Newsletter for details!   Join Us for an adventure on “The Mother Road”!

JULY:

      *summer fun sessions

AUGUST:

      *Tea Party Sessions

       *Cosplay Sessions (Wizard World Comic Con is in OKC in October!)

SEPTEMBER:

        *Back to School Portraits (teens and tweens)

        *Last month for water sessions

OCTOBER:

        *Halloween is FAST Approaching and so is ComicCon!

NOVEMBER:

         *Family Portraits for those annual Christmas and Holiday Cards

DECEMBER:

         *Frozen Fiestas and Wonderlands!  (if mother nature decides to let Jack Frost visit)….

Please be assured–THESE are just SOME of your options to have fun and enjoy an adventure in photos.

OTHER opportunities are in the works and will be released individually via our newsletter! Please subscribe so you don’t miss out on the wondrous times to come!!

Our schedules can change as our appointments fill up. We have a LOT MORE in store than is listed HERE so PLEASE… subscribe to that NEWSLETTER so You don’t MISS OUT! and check back here often for More info about the opportunities listed. We look forward to seeing you soon! Happy NEW Year and Happy NEW Adventures! to YOU!!

Book Sprites: do you believe?

So..it’s that time of year again… You know what I mean. That time when the crazy creatures of lore come out to play!

booksprite2016bjn-logoThis little creature came to visit over the weekend…isn’t she adorable! Meet our shy book sprite. Would YOU like to come and play?? Call or email to Book Your Session NOW!

Let’s see who (or what) else will come to play in Broken Arrow, OK…it is the season for spooks, Fae, and don’t forget Cosplay!

The Tulsa Comic Con is happening Oct. 21st, 22nd, and 23rd which is only a week and a half away! Have FUN and book a session!

To keep up to date with what’s happening at Misha’s Photography and Restoration, join our Newsletter subscribers!

Where were YOU when Autumn arrived?

autumn leaves
piles of leaves falling

The second season of colors. The world has blossomed and grown. The earth’s teen years of parties and fun have only just faded with that summer sun. And now, nature’s age of maturity….where were You when Autumn came?

The leaves turn colors, and change is in the air. Cooler mornings, fog, mist, pumpkins and day dreams of bon fires and football games!

Sports photographers can’t wait… Costume owners are in their busy season! And what about YOU? Where were YOU when Autumn arrived? What does this season have in store for you?

Magic Happens Every Day
2016 Alice &      The Hatter

Costume shopping! Cosplay! Halloween Photos! Dress your best and let’s have FUN! Don’t forget…shopping, Thanksgiving, family time! Family photos! Preparations for Christmas cards! Family photos!

Family photos can be traditional or YOU can add your own spice of life to the session. Cosplayer? Let’s get photos out there that are YOU! that you can share and have fun with! Want a unique Christmas card? One that is ALL YOU?! Let’s do a session and create your own card for your own unique look to share with YOUR family and friends this holiday season!

Autumn also brings the 13 days of Halloween! 🙂

Check back with us for those posts!
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Tea Time Traditions

Tea Time Traditions are many.

Tea has a history in America dating back to the colonies when the Boston Tea Party took place. While I would love to shoot a re-enactment of the Boston Tea Party, I am actually offering a different setting that has actually become a quaint childhood right of passage for many young ladies through time.

Curious yet? I am actually talking of Tea  Time picnics in the garden or the backyard…or where ever your heart takes you on an adventure. Imagination IS the limitOne special young lady and I had Tea Time with Teddy by the pond.  She became princess for the day with tarts and cake and teddy by the “lake.” 

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Tea Time with Teddy.

Picnics are special for every young girl from the age of three to at least the age of seven…some hang on to the tradition a lot longer {like the child in all of us~Adventures are grand things no matter our age or status in life}. Throughout September and October, we would love to shoot a “Tea Time Picnic” with you or your princess (or prince)–or let’s make it a Family Picnic! There are many tea time options for every imaginative person reading this. Take a look:

  • Tea Time with Teddy (1 or more–up to 6)
  • Tea with Mommy and Me
  • Tea Time Princess with (Daddy) the King
  • Mad Hatter Tea Party (group of 2 to 8) … “Who Are You?” …{Alice, the Mad Hatter, Door Mouse, March Hare, Red Queen, White Queen, Tweedle Dee/Dum, the Cheshire Cat, a Cards-men, Absolum-the caterpillar?}… 
  • Tea Time with Your Lovely Lady (couples)
  • Tea Time with Friends (group of 2 to 8) …friends can be your group of gal pals, gals & guys, a child and their doll collection (American Dolls ~for example)
**all adventures may be shot on location or in studio…
each setting and adventure is unique to you and your party.

Let’s have a Party!

Tea Parties are amazing times full of imagination. One of the many adventures that fit one individual or one amazing group of friends. What kind of Tea Party would YOU like to have? Let’s Plan an Adventure!! Follow a white rabbit to Wonderland OR find your fellow at the water’s edge at sunset… OR find your fair Lady on the lawn sipping tea and nibbling cakes… Adventure awaits YOU! What are YOU waiting for?? Contact us TODAY to set up YOUR adventure!

Visit us on the web, on Facebook, and on Twitter to find out more about Misha’s Photography and Restoration!

Portraits and Photography

Portrait: defined by webster’s dictionary as:

  • “a painting, drawing, or photograph of a person that usually only includes the person’s head and shoulders”

  • “a detailed description of something or someone”

  • “a way of printing a page so that the shorter sides are on the top and bottom and the longer sides are on the left and right”

Portrait: as most people think of it:

  • a photo of one person taken by a professional photographer meant to be displayed either at home, at work, or on social media (or all of the above–depending on the individual).

Portrait: as I see it as a photographer:

  • a depiction of a person as they are in today’s present state or as they wish to be seen.

What do I mean by that (“as they wish to be seen”)?

  • people have many talents. Some are happy with a self portrait.
  • Others wish to be better photographed to catch a more flattering view of themselves than a selfie on a smart phone.
  • Others wish to showcase a talent or career or activity that they have a passion for…something that gives their life meaning. Some hear the word “portrait” and think of a Family Session. Others think of the old time portraits that were painted and hung on a castle wall…(such as depictions of Eleanor of Aquitaine, King Richard the Lionheart, the Tzars of Russia, Leonardo Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa)…

For those that wish to be showcased in the talent or career or activity that gives their life meaning (be that motherhood, fatherhood, swimming, golf, baseball, cosplay, re-enactments, hockey, ice skating, skate boarding, botany, horticulturist, executive, non-profit leader, photographer, etc) it represents a challenge to represent that person in their passion. That is the portrait I love to help create. Portraits are a team effort for without the client there to share their passion, their career, their life, I have no canvas on which to create a portrait….

Such a creation should be shared. Most of us share EVERYTHING on social media. I love social media. It is a great way to share life and passion…especially with those you don’t see every day. However, it is not the ultimate goal. The goal of a photographer when wik_elizabeth-i_rainbow-portraitcreating a portrait is to help you create something that you can personally share with all who enter your home. Not just those who are on social media. To personally share art with those that matter, Portraits are hung in your home to show your Passion, your love for life, to showcase YOU, Your FAMILY, to show what matters to YOU.

For  this reason, cd’s are given with purchases of photographs purchased. Not given as a collection of an entire session to be lost in cyberspace. Art is not digitally stored on a device to get shoved away in a drawer or a box or a closet. Art and Love are meant to be shared… to be part of your home. So please understand when a photographer says “I don’t offer cd’s”…what they are truly saying to you is I want you to have something special for your home that shows the love you have for your journey through the adventure we call LIFE. You deserve something unique and something to display. Not something to hide on a device in a drawer or closet or box in that closet….because YOU are special.

More examples of past Art/Portraits from the past…which demonstrate art, presence, passion, and define WHO they were and HOW we see them….

Eleanor of Aquitaine (left) and Nicholas II-the last Tzar of Russia (right).

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Event: June Special

“To the Moon and Back”

Great Father’s Day gift…they aren’t little forever!

For the month of June…To the Moon and back is a beautiful way to showcase your love! Book your session NOW!

to the moon and back for Bailey
Child in the sky

This setting has NO age limits…after all…you are among the stars! Boys and girls of all ages can reach for and sit among the stars on the moon or in the clouds beside it.  Let’s add MORE FUN to it and add DAD to the photo session!

Book Your session TODAY! Let’s have some fun and Adventure! Come and play among the stars and Dream with your family!

Book Your appointment by June 30th, 2016!

405-730-9188 in the Tulsa/Broken Arrow area but travel all over Oklahoma! Call Today!
OR send us an email!

WWII Veterans – the B-17

The Flying Fortress: B-17

Over the weekend of May 20th – 22nd, 2016, we had the chance to visit with some Veterans and a very special organization from Texas. There are apparently only ELEVEN flying B-1 bombers left in the world today. We took the time to change our weekend plans to visit the Texas Raiders B-17 Flying Fortress. Her crew is amazing and friendly, not to mention dedicated. This is a once in a lifetime chance to experience a small piece of history.

It’s also a chance to meet Veterans who served

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Misha-standing next to ONE engine of the B-17.

throughout history through the ages and brought us to our stance in freedom today. I never really appreciated nor did I particularly enjoy history as a child student nor as a college student. No one was ever able to make it personal or to create that personal connection. Here it is! That personal connection that makes history a wondrous adventure.

 

Check out the online gallery for a better view of our experience…or contact the Texas Raiders and find out when and where YOU can visit them. You can also find them on Facebook.

Thank You to those that have served throughout time!

Thank You to the Texas Raiders who keep history alive! 🙂