Open Hunt 2011

Open Hunt 2011

Hosted by: Royal Gauntlet Birds of Prey

This year’s open hunt was held in Coweta, OK off of highway 51.

The weather was good and the demonstrations were plentiful.

If you were there, you had a unique experience. Royal Gauntlet showed a Eurasian Eagle Owl, a Saker Falcon, a Peregrine Falcon, a Great Horned Owl,  a few Harris Hawks, a few Red-tailed Hawks, and a couple of flight demonstrations with certain birds.

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Open Hunt is held each year at the beginning of November. If you missed the 2011 hunt, catch us next year in 2012. Reminders will be announced at the castle of Muskogee’s ren-fair as well as on Royal Gauntlet’s blog. . . . so come to the Castle of Muskogee to see the birds that were at open hunt. The ren-fair is held every weekend in May!

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2012

Happy New Year Baby
Treat the New Year Right…

It’s January 5th, 2012!

 We are FIVE days into the new year leaving 360 days to go….

What will you do with those days??

 
Spring is just around the corner!
When all things bloom and pictures are colorful…along with the birds and lil chicks of Easter time….Misha’s Photography would love to schedule appointments for Easter photos taken on location. Do you have a favorite place where you would like photos taken? Let us know.
918-381-7972
 

As well as planning for spring and Easter photos, people also set New Years Resolutions at this time of year. Misha’s Photography also has goals for this coming New Year of 2012.

 

2012 Goals:

  1. To have each client enjoy their photographic experience with us.

  2. To share many styles of photography with you here on our blog.

  3. To grow our family  here at Misha’s Photography.

  4. To blog consistently every week this year.

 
 

Ally’s Corner

Ally and Boomer the Corgi
A woman and her dog

Ally has recently been working on a children’s book which stars her Corgi, Boomer.Here is a glimpse of Boomer on our photo shoot for the book:Children’s Literature Star – Boomer

Boomer
Children's Literature Star - Boomer

He is very loving and very well loved. Fame will only introduce more love into Boomer’s life and the lives of the children who read about him and his adventures. Boomer the Farm dog….

Boomer on the Farm
Boomer the Farm dog....

Be sure to look for this charming story of Boomer on the farm….

It should open your heart to a whole new world …and your child might discover a dog with a big heart who loves to share the fun, love, and adventure that  reading can create.

Senior Pictures!

School is well in session, and by now, everyone is looking forward to fall break….maybe even christmas/winter vacation.

Before you go jumping ahead and wishing the year to half gone, think about the time with your friends…if you are a senior then this is your LAST year to enjoy life in high school. I know that sounds like a contradiction. Sometimes we have to be able to look backwards to know what we really had. Senior year is a bridge. It takes you from mature teenager to young adult and into college. College is a completely different chapter….

Back to that memorable, got-to-enjoy year that bridges your life from one stage to the next….let’s talk about preserving that year.

Photos are the best way to preserve, remember and share your senior year with friends, family, and friends yet to be…..With summer just about to become memory once again and Fall arriving very soon, you will want to think about getting those portraits done before Jack Frost decides to visit….though winter photos can be fun too and sporty even if the weather delivers that winter wonderland that provides snow forts and snowball fights in plenty.

I know there are plenty of options for senior pictures and I’m sure you do too. With today’s digital age, it’s easy to pick up a camera and have fun. That’s what senior pictures are all about: FUN! This is NOT your usual school photo, waiting in line, sitting in front of a camera and having one or two shots at that infamous school photo that will last until the next one takes its place. Senior Year Photos are SPECIAL. They are the photos friends will use to remember you by… and will often be the image friends and aquaintences see when they think of you for the next ten years… Senior pictures are the photos that reappear at most high school reunions. Make them unique and memorable!

My studio is not traditional. I prefer not to be couped up inside. I like to enjoy nature. This allows me to use nature as my canvas and to offer YOU a unique option. I travel for photos. I come to you or the location of your choice, or I can make suggestions for locations if you need me to. This insures that you get a unique set of photos to use for your SENIOR PICTURES. We are after all unique individuals and we all like to try and stand out amoung the crowd now and then.

Call (918) 381-7972 or email

to  make an appointment for your special photos.

Halloween Costumes and Ideas

Trick or Treat!

Halloween is right around the corner. Let’s face it. The market for Halloween costumes and decor is only a month or two long. Some people start shopping around the first of September and others wait until the first day of autumn.

If you need some ideas, read on. I hope you are just a little bit curious. I know I am. Halloween is a fun holiday to play and be a kid…no matter what your age.

Steam Punk is really popular in some areas and so are ren-fairs. Here is an awesome lady that does FANTABULOUS work. Her products are long-lasting, durable and have multiple uses…steam punk, ren-fair, Halloween, comic  cons, etc! Damsel in This Dress has three cyber locations to shop from. You can visit her shop on Artfire. You can visit her cyber-store on Etsy. You can also visit her website directly at www.damseldress.com or on Facebook!

Damsel In This Dress

This photo was taken by Christopher McCauley of McCauley Photography.

Michelle is a very creative seamstress with an awesome family behind her…and an awesome fan base of customers who will attest to her creativity and the quality of her work. Check her out! She also blogs and does YouTube! 

There are many ways to be creative especially this time of year!

Check out these ideas….submit photos if you already own a Damsel In This Dress outfit or part of one….and keep checking out her blog and Facebook page for more costumes for the season! They are wort it!

And if you happen to find that extraordinary outfit for whatever occassion and would like to freeze it in time for all eternity…contact me via email at misha@mishasphotography.com for a photo session! Halloween, Ren-fair, comic-con…or old fashioned FUN….make it memorable!

Holidays to Come!

 Holiday photos and FUN!

Photos are a lot of fun, especially around the holidays.

Halloween:

Halloween is  one of my favorite holidays because it offers the chance to be a kid again. As a child (like most little girls) I loved to play dress-up. Halloween is the perfect holiday to play dress up. You can get into costumes with friends and family and have a blast throughout the month of October. September and October are also the easiest month to find costumes for plays, parties, and re-enactments or anything else you might need them for.

Halloween Express is one of my favorite costume stores here in Tulsa, OK. They offer lots of accessories, costumes, and decorations for you to be as modest or as wild and fantastic as you wish for whatever party you are having.

Costumed photographs of you and your child on location at your favorite “haunted” house could be a great party! Childhood memories that last forever are what the holidays are all about. It also gives children ideas to work from when they get older and have a family of their own. (Not that we as parents like to think our children have reached that point yet–whatever their age)

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is another favorite holiday though not as wild as Halloween. Thanksgiving offers lots of family gatherings and traditions, not to mention football games and parades!

Events such as parades are awesome times to party in a different way. Need a photographer to photograph your parade group?

Christmas

Christmas…this holiday is the most special holiday in my heart. I love the winter wonderland (not always present of course) and decorating the tree is  a big thing at our house. It’s a night of cookies, snacks, and decorating that gets the whole family involved. We call it a christmas party. Maybe you do too…or maybe you have other celebrations that you perform instead.

Family

The thing about holidays is there is always one person missing….that person behind the camera. that is one fantastic thing about hiring a photographer for family portraits…evereyone gets to be in it. Well, everyone in your family gets to be in it.

Fall family photos, christmas family photos, all are great gifts to share and I’m here to help share that most precious treasure: Family!

TATUR Mud Run

TATUR Mud Run 2011

I was given the priviledge of photographing the run for a team called “Surgical Strike Force”. The run was awesome fun even with the heat. August has seen some drastically hot temperatures and alot of fires. Proceeds from the Mud Run go to the Oklahoma Firefighters Burn Camp which services children that are burn victims, or children that have any disfiguring type injuries. 

The Tatur Mud Run is a fun one to two mile frolic through muddy obstacles. Just a sampling of the obstacles include:

  • The Tummy Crawl
  • The Tire Dive
  • The Z Slide

The Mud Run was held at 12000 East 31st Street in Tulsa, OK across from the Green Country Event Center.

Shadow Mountain Tatur Mud Run

Surgical Strike Force ran the noon race. Here is their storyboard!

The TATUR Organization put on an awesome event!

Everyone had an awesome time….check out more:

They climbed….

They crawled….

and got splattered….

and drenched in the trenches of mud at the Z slide….

Victorious!

And crossed the finish line covered in MUD!!! Awesome fun had by all on a very HOT August day in Oklahoma!

Thanks for letting me tag along to shoot your team,  Surgical Strike Force. It was a blast! It was also for a GREAT CAUSE!

Summer Fun

Summer is going quickly. It is the beginning of August and I am left wondering where summer has gone. If I feel this way, then I am sure that many children and students feel the same.

So with three weeks left to enjoy time off from school and classes and the hustle and bustle of every day responsibilities, let’s see how you would use them.

What plans are left for your summer??

Here is a list ohttp://singleparents.about.com/od/havingfu1/qt/beforesummerend.htmf 50 ideas: http://www.familiesonlinemagazine.com/teens/

About.com lists 30 fun summer activities. Find out what they are here: http://singleparents.about.com/od/havingfu1/qt/beforesummerend.htm

For those of you in the Oklahoma (Tulsa metro area), here are a couple of a local links to follow for more ideas: http://www.tulsahomeservices.com/Blog/Low-Cost-Summer-Fun-Ideas

http://www.tulsakids.com/May-2010/Kid-Tested-Parent-Approved-Wrap-Yourself-in-Summer-Fun/

Camping? Hiking? Fishing? Swimming? Share your thoughts and ideas here on our blog. Photos shall be added as the summer winds down for those last three weeks.

Can’t wait to hear from you all!

Summer!

Summer is almost here!….

The first day of summer is usually somewhere arounnd June 21st. This year is about that….wow….June is almost gone. But summer is arriving.

Hope everyone haad a wonderful time celebrating Father’s Day!

This weekend should present some awesome photo opportunities. I will be visiting southeastern Oklahoma in the Kiamichi Mountains. Beaver’s Bend State Park is lovely. I remember seeing it in the fall when all the leaves were turning. This will be a different time of year for me of course but I am looking forward to it. 😀

I hope to have plenty of photos to share here with you soon.

Have a lovely week and check back to see what I have captured….

or call and make an appointment to have a portrait done. Summer and Spring make for lovely on-location shoots….

 

Oklahoma Renaissance Festival (OKRF) 2011

 

Ok…I have been a lousy blogger since my last post.

I admit my photography days have been on vacation. I spent most of May with family or volunteering on weekends at the Castle of Muskogee. For those that have never been to the Castle of Muskogee or have never seen OKRF, please allow me to share this year’s experience with you.

Royal Gauntlet - birds of prey show
OKRF- bird of Prey show –Ritual in flight

The photo above was posted on facebook. I don’t know the  photographer personally but I had to post the awesome photo they captured…here is a link to their FB page:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pendale-Designs/294567012062

Thank you Pendale Designs!

I volunteered to be part of Royal Gauntlet – birds of prey show at the fair. I have done this off and on for the last six years. This year is the first year I did not have a camera 24/7 at the Ren-Fair. This is unusual for me. I usually end up with 400 photos a day to go through and post. Apparently this  year was very different. Most of the pics I have and enjoy were taken by friends and fellow photographers that share an interest in Royal Gauntlet and its activities as a Rehabilitation facility for birds of prey. You can follow Royal Gauntlet on facebook and at www.theroyalgauntlet.com.

 

I would love to showcase a few photos from fellow photographers here in this blog. Photography is a hobby, love, and career for me. I share my interest with many others and therefore would love to share their work here too. There are some wonderfully talented photograaphers out there. I am glad to call these particualar photographers my friends.

Rich Andes: (Hawthorn Photography)

Rich has some amazing photos of people who are cast, venders, and visitors alike to OKRF. Please visit his site to see more. You won’t be disappointed.

OKRF pirates and birds of prey
Pirates and birds of prey at OKRF

Rich captured several awesome shots during the month of May 2011 at OKRF. This was a personal request so I had to share it with you. Thank You Rich!

 

Christopher McCauley was another photographer that attended fair with Royal Gauntlet. He captured some of my favorite fair friends and I simply have to share those too….thanks Chris!

 

Damsel In This Dress with Lady Misha and Ritual (owl)
Visit the best corset maker at OKRF!

You can find “Damsel corsets” online at http://www.damseldress.com/. Michelle does steampunk, ren-fair, and fantasy….she is awesome! This year I finally managed a photo with her…thanks again Chris!

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