Specials: the Day for Mothers

I know. Every day is special for mothers when you are a Mom. Moms deserve to be celebrated daily…but sometimes we take every day people for granted. Moms are special. Moms are the ones who are there for you from the first moment of your life up until the very last day of hers…No one can be what your mom is to you. Take the day to celebrate HER…in 2016…and include her Mom… Check it out!

Generation Portraits

are a wonderful gift for mother’s day.

What is that you ask? Well I posted a blog on that earlier but here’s a refresher: “Generation Portraits” are special portraits that include usually three or more family members from three or more generations. For example: my mother, myself and my daughter in one portrait together would be a “generation portrait” showcasing three generations of women in our family.

Generation-collage-02HartzellWomen-5gens-plain-logo-smThis is a generation portrait. What are the numbers for? The first lady in this portrait passed away some time ago. The photo of her was taken in 1973. Her daughter next to her passed away a few years later and her photo shown here was taken in 1983.  A photo of the matriarchal line to share with future generations was desired.  I put my artistic skills to work with the materials in possession. Here is that result. A generation portrait showing the women who have been key influences in someone’s life and of whom they are a direct descendant. Now…that special offer I mentioned…From Now (April 12th, 2016) through May 2nd, 2016–> Misha’s Photography & Restoration is  offering this style of generation portraits to YOU! May 2nd will be the LAST day for sessions to be done. Mother’s Day is May 8th, 2016.
IF you are interested in YOUR OWN generations portrait, please visit our contact page and make an appointment OR request a special order. Here’s how!

Special Order:

Fill out your name, email, phone,  and in the comments section write: “Special Order Generations Portrait”.  Someone from our office will contact you for more information within 24 hours of your contact form being sent to us (usually).

Thank You for visiting our blog.  Have a Blessed Mother’s day (May 8th, 2016).

to book your session NOW, visit us online or give us a call:

405-730-9188   –>Located in Broken Arrow, OK

To see MORE Photos, visit our Galleries!
You can also find Misha’s Photography & Restoration on social media sites.

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Generation Portraits do not have to be the female line. You can do a male generation portrait or even a mixed generation portrait. It depends on your family and your personal preferences.
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Holiday Cards 2015

Yes! It really is that time of year (again). But don’t worry. We’ve got you covered! Check it out! If we have taken your photo and it is in one of our galleries online, then you can make a custom Christmas Card for the holidays!

HolidayCardsFolded

Haven’t had your photo taken? It’s not too late!

Want to send out cards any way? See what the galleries have to offer! There are some beautiful nature photos and landscapes which you can use to create cards with as well! Happy Holidays!

Holiday Portraits: An Easter Celebration

I know you probably read the title of this blog and thought you were going to see a bunch of kids’ portraits for Easter, right? I hope you aren’t disappointed. I wanted to do something a little more original this year. I want to display a portrait of Easter.

Are you wondering what I mean by that? How would you paint (or create) a portrait of Easter? East conjures so many memories and so many meanings….each is different for ever individual person that reads this.

When I think of Easter, I think of the childhood memories with my familly…the new outfit my grandmother had made for me, the Easter basket with candy and toys, the church service that would be taking place that Sunday…and the dinner and egg hunt that would happen after church.

I also think of the symbolism (for me) and this may of course be different for you….we each have our own thoughts, images, and memories that make up what we believe and how we perceive things.

If I was to create a “Portrait of Easter”, I would start with a glorious sunrise filled with birdsongs on a cool but not chilled foggy morning…..though this isn’t  a foggy morning…it is a golden sun:

Golden Sunrise
Golden Sunrise

Add the warm feeling that (for instance) Thomas Kinkaid paintings create or that walk through your favorite park path or special quiet place gives you…. “Remember Me

then add the laughter of children with happy hearts and not a care in the world for anything other than love of the people around them and the moment (which no child ever consciously thinks about)…

FireCracker 5K of 2012

add the image of a golden egg (like Jack in the Beanstalk’s treasure when you first heard the story and imagined the scene in your mind)….with Warmth and love surrounding it (instead of the giant)….

Last…but not least, add a guide, friend, someone special to share this image/feeling with…

and NOW You have:

Easter’s portrait….

 

 

Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!

Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!

Have Fun with Misha's Photography!
Have Fun with Misha’s Photography!

Mardi Gras is always a fun time of celebrations and confetti! So let’s celebrate Fat Tuesday (the day before Lent – “Ash Wednesday”) Downtown Tulsa, OK at the Blue Dome District with the 5th annual Mardi Gras Parade.

Tue Mar 4, 2014 7pm – 10pm Central Time

Find your Masks, those colorful beads and boxes of confetti…and let’s have some FUN! I am looking forward to shooting photos of the parade this year! Join me! And if you would like a special Mardi Gras shoot all your own, let’s talk session date!

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!

 

Holiday Seasons!

Happy Holidays!

I know it has been a few weeks….but it was posted that through the months of November and December of 2013 YOU could get a free shoot….and here is a reminder on HOW to do just that!

Check Facebook.com to find out where a shoot is already taking place…if it is posted…and YOU can get to THAT location….YOU can get a 30 minute free session. This is just a session…it does NOT include any photos, extra’s or additional times or locations. IT is just a shoot session. Find us on Facebook!

Photos make the perfect holiday gift also. Pick a nice frame, add that current portrait or family photo, then pick a few snapshots from the year that might be a favorite for someone special….and you have a unique gift to give someone special this holiday season. 🙂 Memories are priceless! Share one with someone close to you…what are you waiting for?? Want a new Canvas Portrait to put on your wall? Contact us…we can help with that too!

 

 

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!

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

 

Mardi Gras 2013

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and Let’s have some FUN!

Let's have some FUN!
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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.

Happy New Year!

Celebration Time!

WE SURVIVED!…Was there truly, ever, any doubt??  How did you celebrate? The year 2012 has been interesting. I have friends that plan on watching “2012” to “celebrate” that the earth is still turning and 2012 was not the end of the world….Personally, I went out to dinner at one of my favorite Pubs with my best and dearest friend and had a cider….it’s always nice to add another memory with someone special….

“The things we have survived….”

That phrase means so many different things to many different people. In the year 2012, what does it mean for you?

The old year is fading and the new year is arriving! Usually that is a celebration that lasts all night. Some believe the way you ring in the new year and spend that first day is a foreshadowing of the year to come and how it will play out. However and whenever you choose to celebrate… have fun, stay safe, and keep your friends close as you make those memories for sharing later. 😀

Happy New Year EVERYONE!

Happy New Year from Broken Arrow and Tulsa OKLAHOMA....Now Go Celebrate!
Happy New Year from Broken Arrow and Tulsa OKLAHOMA….Now Go Celebrate!

It’s THE Long Holiday Weekend!

Thanksgiving!

Turkey Dinner! or Ham! …. FOOD!

Oh, and FOOTBALL!…I like the parades too.  However you celebrate this particular holiday, I hope it brings you lots of joy, family, and friends.

Run Turkey Run!!

I will be taking home photos of my daughter in the kitchen. I’m sure if there is a game on, it will be viewed in our house as well….maybe even a game of catch out in the front yard… Memories are fun to make. I am looking forward to time with my family…and I will miss the family members that are celebrating in other places.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Celebrate ALL that YOU HAVE!!

 

Holiday Shopping….Already??

So October is over

and November is established….

and the Christmas ads are pouring in EVERYWHERE!

Are you thinking of Holiday Shopping YET??!?

I have to admit, I wasn’t until today….but some of what I want to shop for is from the Halloween era but spills over into Christmas ..which I can’t specify at the moment cause it will give away the gift I shopped for today…if I haven’t done so already.  😛

Shop til ya Drop...and have FUN!

Now is the best time to still get it done early! You see, Christmas stuff is out and the stores are still trying to make room for all the merchandise that will be coming in for black friday….and the malls are NOT crowded YET! Photos also make a wonderful gift. If you have some fun photos and would like a collage made for that unique gift…we can do THAT! What ever you have to shop for and whom ever it is for….Have a wonderful holiday (Christmas! or whatever you happen to celebrate this time of year!)

Just my two cents….Have a wonderful week!

Halloween Festival – October Holidays!

I love the Month of October!

I know you are probably tired of hearing me say that but it is so true. It is the time for fun and lots of events are taking place. Check out Haunted Castle at the Castle of Muskogee. I love costumes and photos and people! This is the perfect time and place for both!

For more photos, please visit my gallery. Don’t forget to Call 918-381-7972 for your Halloween Session!

 

Holidays….OCTOBER the month of costumes and horrors!

October! So many happenings in October!

Haunted Castle happens every Friday and Saturday in October right up to Halloween night!

Oktober Fest 2012 happens during fall break! (October 18 thru October 21)!

Numerous costume parties, chances to dress up with your friends and visit the castle of Muskogee (costumes are not required–but that is part of the fun in my opinion!), good food, good eats, great treats! 😀

Don’t forget about that Horror Movie Marathon with friends! “Dracula“, ” The Omen“, “Carrie“, “The Amityville Horror“, “The Exorcist“, “Friday the 13th“, “Poltergeist“, “Nightmare on Elm Street“,”Halloween“, “An American Werewolf in London“, ….and many more!

(side note: a remake is in the future…what do you think???

Share your comments HERE and let us know!)

There’s also the cute cartoon marathons for the kids and a trip down memory lane for others: “The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown“, “the Wizard of Oz“, “the Nightmare before Christmas“, “Beetlejuice“, “ET“, “Ghost Busters“, “The Addams Family“, and more….

Write in and tell about your favorite costume! or your most memorable Halloween party! Or Your scariest moment in history! Or share your favorite Halloween recipe! (see the comments section!)

Hope to see you out at the Castle of Muskogee this weekend! Royal Gauntlet will be there and so will I! Let’s have some FUN! And be sure to check facebook and the web gallery for pictures!