Thirteen Days of Halloween: THREE

Phoenix Quest: A Harry Potter styled Event
Phoenix Quest: A Harry Potter styled Event

A Harry Potter styled event in Enid, Oklahoma…for Halloween, how can you go wrong with a castle full of witches and wizards and magical creatures great and small?

Photographer: Misha Lowther

Editing: Misha Lowther

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Welcome Two Thousand Fourteen

Welcome Two Thousand Fourteen!

Pictured above was the last adventure for 2013. My Family and I took a Midwestern Ski Trip to Weston, MO. Yes, you did read that correctly. I said “midwestern ski trip” to Missouri. 🙂

 

Snow Creek Resort is a wonderful little place located in Weston, MO that is perfect for a weekend ski trip for a family of any size. It isn’t a resort in the sense of week long visits to a lodge on a mountain side. But it is a great little mini vacation location when you don’t have time to spend a week at a Mountain side resort in Colorado or Arizona or further away.

 

Twenty-Thirteen was a good year. It had many good points and is now part of the past. With that change in numbers from 2013 to 2014 comes a new beginning. With that new beginning also comes room for new adventures. That is the part I look forward to. Adventures are what life’s journey is made of…we each have our own to experience and hopefully share. Some adventures are great successes and others we’d rather had not happened. They each make up who we become and help us discover what we want and where we want to be or where we want to go in the future.

 

May “twenty-fourteen” offer you many new adventures of the successful variety and may many more dreams come true!

 

Happy New Year!

Holiday Shopping

This time of year we have an extra agenda:

SHOPPING!

Merry Christmas!

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Holidays!

No matter WHAT holiday you celebrate this time of year, celebrate it with those you love… Treasure the holidays past! Photos can make great Treasures for the future, great gifts to give this year, or just a beautiful and loving way to decorate your home. 🙂

Here is wishing you a WONDERFUL Holiday Season!

Remember Us too. We are here for you!

 

Costume FUN!

What will you be this Halloween?

September’s end brings in a new season….Autumn! I love the changing of the seasons. Fall has always been one of my favorites as an adult. The colors and the change in hustle of life during this season is a bit slower and yet full of vigor and excitement. The children love it because it brings Halloween, trick-or-treating and CANDY! Can you blame them?

As a photographer, dressing up around this time of year is a GREAT time to take photos that are unique to each individual who wants a fall portrait in costume or in regular every day outfits. The backgrounds are awesome at this time of year when the leaves start changing and different things start blooming…. and that is to say nothing of the desserts that come into season during the fall! 🙂

Call or email and get your Halloween or harvest photo session done today! And don’t forget to check out the local haunts of the season either!

Castle of Muskogee: Haunted Castle

Hex House

Don’t forget the pumpkin patches and hayrides…..and all those FUN things we love this time of year!

Back to School is HERE!

Please remember to STOP for school buses and crossing guards.

Child Safety is of the utmost importance! Some schools started a week ago and some start the end of this week in our area….be watchful and leave plenty of time to travel when you need to be somewhere at a specific time!

Only eleven days left to get that “back to school” special on your photo sessions!

Remember, You get 60% OFF of your session fees during the month of August 2013!

Call now to make an appointment…

918-381-7972

or you can email: misha@MishasPhotography.com 

Whatever you are doing this semester–college, high school, middle school…let’s have some fun with “back to school” pictures!! Have a great day and visit us on the web!

Freeze THIS moment in time!
Senior 2013

You can also find photography by Misha Lowther at:

Misha’s Photography and Restoration

and on the Photo Blog here!

July Special 2013: Photo Opp

Photo “Op”

I spent about an hour at the park on Tuesday with some cool teens just having fun with nature. Here is one of the “photo ops” we took advantage of and had fun with. As you can see one of them is a big Star Wars fan!

Star Wars fans!
Star Wars fans!

Whether you are a Star Wars fanatic, a Trekkie, enjoy Cosplay, or medieval reenactments—Your photo opportunity awaits you!

Starting NEXT WEEK on July 8th and going thru July 19th —> Monday through Friday ONLY from 9am to 4pm… NO SESSION FEES!

Take this opportunity NOW! Call and schedule YOUR photo op during the day only (Monday through Friday) and pay only for your photos!

*All photo orders MUST be placed at our online store via our website “Galleries” pages**

**Appointments ONLY–that means time is limited.

***All Sessions will be taken Outside and On Location. Call for more information! Must be in the Tulsa County (and surrounding county) area(s).

Photography by Misha

Dear Reader,

Nice to Meet You.
Hello! I am Misha…

I know this blog isn’t always seemingly about photography. I suppose sometimes I see things a little differently. Different is good.

Photography is life. If you didn’t live life and enjoy the moments life gives you, what would you have to photograph?

Many photographers specialize. Specialization is a good thing. It continues to help us evolve and create new occupations, positions in life and that evolution is too wide to discuss here. I love life! I love photography. When I started taking pictures, it was to memorize and freeze time….the only way I knew how….in pictures. I wanted to photograph EVERYTHING!

My interests are varied and my hobbies span the board from fitness and exercise to birds, plants, and travel. I find too many choices to just choose ONE.

I love PEOPLE! People make things unique. No two people are alike in every way. No two photographs are alike in every way. The photographs and pictures used to illustrate this blog were edited and/or created by me…(unless other wise stated here!).

If you would like to see a shortened version that is purely photographs, please visit my photo blog for a new photo posted each week. In the mean time, enjoy life and it’s wonderful treasures! … and don’t forget about the WEBSITE and Galleries!

 

Social Media Etiquette

We can not be reminded enough in today’s social media arena of what is “forever”….why do I say this? Just because you post it then delete it doesn’t mean someone else hasn’t already saved it somewhere else. Ashley makes wonderful points in her blog here which I am so happy to reblog…..It is very true! We are ego-centric oriented in today’s society. And if you don’t believe me….jump on any social media network and read a few posts. We need reminders about social media being global and about using our manners instead of that quick response to something that is probably best ignored. Etiquette is a forgotten word or an “old fashioned” word that many tend to pass over. Thanks Ashley for sharing your blog post “Social Media Etiquette” with all present in cyberspace. 😀

 

The Wedding

Weddings are cherished moments that live on for two people for an eternity.

The end and the beginning…..of two journeys.

The Wedding….

…the end of that journey and adventure of single life.

…the beginning of a life together as partners,

…the beginning of shared possibilities,

…the beginnings of a lineage, a heritage continuing on into the future.

May your Journey together...Last Forever
Congratulations!

the wedding…

a ceremony with so much symbolism and importance….

often taken for granted…

The Bride….

The Groom….

a new hope…

for their future together!

Best wishes to All!

 

The Bachelorette

Celebration Time!!

Saint Patrick’s Day weekend was a blast! I got the chance to shoot a really fun bachelorette party. The Bride-to-be wanted to tour some Irish bars and celebrate the upcoming wedding in her own unique style.

Each Bride is unique. Each wedding event and celebration should fit her personality. Saint Patrick’s Day was her theme (of course) so naturally the party had to be held on St. Patty’s Day weekend. Thanks Girls…

for a wonderful night of celebrating the coming wedding….

and Congratulations to the Bride! 😀

 

Celebrate! Shamrock…

Shamrocks:

Those green plants you see every year

for Saint Patrick’s Day

This weekend is Saint Patrick’s Day! How are you celebrating it?

I love taking photos on St. Patty’s Day. Parades, people dressing out in green, pots of “gold” and plenty of rainbows to follow for that pot of gold… Lots of
FUN! I look forward to sharing photos with you here…. check back next week to see what I shot over the weekend. (see you soon)

Steam Punk BA with Yia 2012

 

March SPECIALs

It’s March!

Yeah!

March means spring time, flowers, setting your clocks ahead an hour (more time for photo shoots), and Saint Patrick’s Day!…oh yeah…and SPRING BREAK!

What did I do?
Squirrel Vision

So WHO is eXcItEd!? ME….ok…so I am excited. Spring weather leads into summer….and during that lead in, graduations and seniors grow into a new stage of life much as the seasons change. It IS exciting!

Petals on the water
white flower, dark water

SO…this month’s special is:

*Like “MishasPhotography&Restoration” by March 17th and get a FREE 8X10 when you have a photo session**

Visitors of the Garden
Fun times in the garden
*Session will be good through August 31, 2013. Any and all orders for photos and photo-products from that session must be made and purchased online. Must schedule and keep your session and actually have photos done to get free 8×10. Session must also be paid for in order to qualify. Session must be done within the Tulsa County area or within a 30 minute drive time radius of Tulsa, OK. HOWEVER…you can trade the session in for another option. **IF you “unlike” our facebook page then you are automatically withdrawing yourself from the contest and the prize.
…..please email  if you have any questions.

 

Winter Visitations

The weather in Oklahoma is definitely unpredictable….or maybe predictable in its unpredictability. I have been telling my daughter that we have until spring break to see it snow. Yesterday, like many young teens and children, my daughter got her wish….though it is not staying, the winter wonderland created by yesterday’s snow was beautiful. If you didn’t get to enjoy it, maybe this photo will help……Have a great week and stay warm! (POST YOUR PHOTOS on our Facebook page IF you want to share your winter wonderland adventures!)

She Loves the SNOW!
Winter Wonderland Adventures

 

Valentine–Be Mine!

Every child learns about

Valentine’s Day in school…

You know: it’s that day that you bring cards and candy for everyone in class!

Who doesn’t have a favorite childhood memory of Valentine’s Day and emptying your decorated sack or box of Valentines to see what your friends have given you this time!

Tell that special someone what you think of them!
Someone Special should be told they are special to you.

I hope you enjoy this Valentine’s Day…it’s a great day to let your friends know they are special. We commercialize it and capitalize on the fact that this is THE day that you are suppose to buy that special someone something expensive OR be in the doghouse!  Valentine’s Day is a day of love and appreciation. There are so many special people in our lives that we take for granted every day. Take one day out of the year (other than their birthday) to surprise them and tell them they mean something to you. Life is busy! The tides RUSH in and RUSH right back out. It never stops! Don’t wait. Share the love, the friendship, the memories! today!

Valentine’s Day is Thursday, February 14th, 2013….

take some time to breath… and share it with a friend!

 

Mardi Gras 2013

Like us on Facebook before Feb 12th, 2013 !

and Let’s have some FUN!

Let's have some FUN!
Like us on FACEBOOK!

Do you like pirates, ren-fairs, mardi gras, or any other related theme? Want your own photo session? Like us on Facebook.com and you will automatically be entered in a drawing to win a free 2 hour photo session*…but hurry! You have to like us before February 12th — Fat Tuesday in order to be eligible.

*Session may consist of you and ONE friend. Session will be good through July 31, 2013. Any and all orders for photos and photo-products from that session must be made and purchased online. Session must be done within the Tulsa County area or within a 30 minute drive time radius of Tulsa, OK
…..please email  if you have any questions.