Fat Tuesday

Colors of Mardi Gras. What do they mean to YOU?

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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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Thirteen Days of Halloween: ONE

The Murder Victim: because most teens like horror movies and zombies...
The Murder Victim:
because most teens like horror movies and zombies…

Most teens are into horror movies, suspense thrillers, and the walking dead (zombies).  Here’s a portrait of a crime scene or more to the point our project’s murder victim.  The girls had great fun thinking this one up and getting the make-up done.

Model: Sophie

Make up artist: Misha Lowther

Photographer(s): Misha Lowther & Raven Lowater

special effects make-up: Misha Lowther

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!

 

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!

 

Love: That Someone Special…

We all have someone special!

That someone might be your Mom, Dad, an Aunt, a Best Friend, a Lover. It could be anyone. Don’t forget about That one day of the year set aside for you to tell that Special Someone just HOW special they are!

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

Yes. I am talking about Valentine’s Day….February 14th, 2013. I know it is still January and you have about three weeks til the big day of love. So….why wait? Plan ahead and surprise that special person!

Need something unique to add to the surprise? try a special couples photos session, a collage of photos from the past in 8×10 to poster size, or a photo tile for display in the kitchen (or anywhere else in the home)….

Give Us a call or email: misha@mishasphotography.com or

visit our website: http://www.MishasPhotography.com

2013: Let’s get this party started!

Ok…so we are all tired of hearing about the fact that it is a new year and it’s time to make all those resolutions and goals …..which never quite seem to make it past January. Well, Misha’s Photography and Restoration is making a “new year’s resolution”. We need YOU to hold us accountable. You get the winning end of the deal so there is something in it for someone besides us! Yeah! That’s the good news.

So….what is this new year’s resolution we are making, oh ten days into the new year? Glad you asked! This year we are offering a monthly special or drawing. You will have to watch the blog for postings on what is happening…and by all means, let us know if you (or WE) missed something…can’t have that!

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monthly calendar and holidays

January is the month of resolutions and ringing in the “new year”. Well, post your resolutions here in the comment section of our blog. Each post then becomes eligible to WIN! …..check back with us to find out more! A new blog should be posted weekly!

 

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…part 3

OCTOBER!!! Yes, it is finally here!

If you live in the Tulsa, OK area, then October brings the State Fair, the Haunted Castle, Oktoberfest, and many other things to do!

The Tulsa State Fair is a tradition and I can’t wait to get out and do some shooting at the fair this year. That will be new for me. I love new things and new experiences!

The Haunted Castle in Muskogee is a lot of fun too! If you have ever attended the renaissance fair there in May, then Haunted Castle is a blast! If you are looking for a costume for Halloween, Haunted Castle is a GREAT place to get some wonderful ideas! The cast is of course in costume but so are a lot of the visitors. And the costumes you will see are amazing! Something else you are very likely to see at the Castle of Muskogee’s Haunted castle is Royal Gauntlet and their Birds of Prey! Always a joy and a thrill….Eurasian Eagle Owls, Harris Hawks, and more!

Oktoberfest always brings a laugh and lots of music and fun!

Enjoy October and don’t forget to add some fun: call a photographer and spice up your fall photo session with some Halloween fun!

Veterans of the U.S.

I know Memorial Day is past. I know that is the day of remembrance. But, that should not be the only time we remember….so today (not on a day specifically set aside) is the day I choose to do some remembering of my own.

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I took a trip to our local cemetery. I have many family members there. Our troops, our soldiers, our families….deserve more than one day of remembrance. This is my tribute to them….though it is not enough! I think of them daily…but it is good to set aside a day of remembering and thankfulness for the freedoms we have….thanks to our soldiers.

God Bless The USA…….

Cinco de Mayo

What is Cinco de Mayo? When is it?

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You have no idea how many times I hear these same questions over and over again! If you have ever taken a spanish class, you already know the answers! Cinco means five. Mayo means May. So when is cinco de mayo? The fifth of May.

Now “what is cinco de mayo?” is a better question. Some people say it’s just another reason to have a party. Okay, commercialism has intervened in America once again (not necessarily a bad thing…just a statement) and it is a very commercialized day for sales and parties. I have been told it is a bigger celebration here than in Mexico. I have always been told it is the celebration of Mexico’s independence day. well, if you look it up, here is what you might find:

“The date is observed in the United States as a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride,and to commemorate the cause of freedom and democracy during the first years of the American Civil War. 

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In the state of Puebla, the date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. 

Puebla, Mexico

Contrary to widespread popular belief, Cinco de Mayo is not Mexico’s Independence Day—the most important national patriotic holiday in Mexico—which is actually celebrated on September 16.” (wikipedia—of course)

So if you NEED a reason to celebrate, then here you are….cinco de mayo! If you don’t…Party away–in your own way of course…


This year I have a few friends who are graduating ON cinco de mayo! So I have plenty to celebrate this year! Check back….hopefully I have some wonderful party pics to share with you!

However you spend Cinco de Mayo, share it here! (leave a comment!)

or send me an email of your favorite photo (one that you don’t mind being posted on my blog!)……

Easter and Spring Time

I know Easter has come and gone but Spring and the birth season of nature are still happening. 😀

It’s a great time for photos….whether the photos are portraits, family pictures, senior pictures or a wedding or engagement or just a day at the park, the time is wonderful!

Collage of Bailey's First Easter in 2012
First Easter Collage

Hope your spring time celebrations are full of smiles and lots of celebration!

Share your celebrations with us in the comment section!!