Dad of the Year!

What does your “Man of the Year” mean to YOU? Tell Him.

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Father’s Day is June 17th, 2018.

What will you get for your Dad of the Year?

Do you do things with him instead of gift giving?

Do you give gifts to show your love and appreciation?

No matter what the answer, We have a special solution for BOTH of YOU!

Father’s Day is TWELVE Days away!

 

IF you are a giver: We can schedule a session for your family as a surprise gift for children-christmas-daughter-46252Dad from ALL of YOU… Dads treasure time together and when you are working hard through the day, sometimes a nice family photo on your desk is a great visual to help get you through any work day.

 

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ONE Photograph!

IF….

IF you had to…..

IF you had to pick only ONE….

IF you had to pick only ONE photography…..?

Which ONE would it be?

If you had to pick ONLY ONE photograph that described YOU, the life you have lived….only ONE photograph to describe who you are, where you came from, what you enjoyed, only ONE for others to remember you by—–Which ONE would it be?

Often this choice isn’t ours to make. Tragedies strike. Fires burn buildings, which contain belongs which have memories….and all is gone. Tornadoes take these same things and scatter them to the four corners of where ever or rip them all to shreds. Gone. People leave this world for the next and someone else takes the lead in choosing THEIR favorite photographs….but IF you had to choose, could you?

What would you look for? What would you see? Would you care?

In the digital age, we have cameras to document everything. Mother Nature still decides to thin things out now and again….but our life is in pictures. We post them on Facebook, Instagram, blogs, twitter, and whatever social media platform we choose to play with on whatever given day.

Will Rogers
George Washington
The Mona Lisa

 

 

 

 

 

 

People say once it is in cyberspace, it is there forever. Forever is a LONG time and data gets lost in cyberspace. The photo may survive…but knowledge of the person(s) in it may not be wholly accurate.

What photo would you choose to be you…forever and why? What do you think that photo says about you that you want to have people remember?

Princess of the People
Princess Grace
Rita Hayworth (pin-up)
Christopher Reeve (or Superman)
Linda Carter or Wonder Woman

 

 

 

 

 

 

The photos here are not mine…they are however some I think you will recognize. They are what we see (or saw) of one specific person or idea of a person/character….they help get the point across. What say you?

~~Misha

 

 

 

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

 

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!

specials or drawings offered Monthly
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!

 

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!

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!

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!

Love the Holidays (part 2)

Ok…I know it’s still September, but the days are getting shorter and cooler. I love fall mornings, soft, cool, and clear even when there’s fog. I know that doesn’t seem to make much sense….but foggy mornings –crisp, cool, and soft —make me feel more clear minded.

This is the season to be a kid. If you missed last year’s post, check it out.

Fall is an awesome time! You get to dress up, bake, eat, and spend time with friends! Who doesn’t enjoy things like that? So, tell me what you like about the season! I am listening….(leave a comment or email me at: misha@mishasphotography.com)

tiger tiger by the tail
Kitty Kitty Kitty!

Pumpkin pies, Pumpkin latte’, Pumpkins and decorations…witches, ghosts, and goblins of all shapes and sizes with all manners of scare levels!

It’s a great time to spend with family and the photo opportunities are amazing!

I would love for you to share your photos and costume ideas here with us in cyberspace! I have seen costumes of the goriest, creepiest kind and the ones who really have fun with body painted on costumes and the cutest kids costumes both homemade and purchased…..

Come and have fun with us! Call and book a photo fun Halloween session with your friends! Now that is an AWESOME FUN time!! (918) 381-7972! And don’t forget to share your stories and ideas here!

Weddings…

 

Weddings are lovely occasions. I recently had the pleasure of watching two friends tie the knot. It made the weekend wonderful!

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OKRF 2012 Muskogee, Oklahoma

Carriage ride for His Majesty's Birds
visit OKRF, take a carriage ride.

What would you expect to see at a ren-faire? They call it Renaissance for a reason. I love the carriage rides. they are a great way to see all of “Castleton” in a short, uninterrupted span of time….did I say uninterrupted?

You might find the occasional band of thieves or pirates stop you….then again, your ride could be a stroll through the kingdom as peaceful as you imagined it to be.

"Cast in Bronze"
Maestro of the Carillon

You can hear the “Carillon” (pronounced care-ill-on) which is a unique sound not heard many places….

Cast in Bronze is perfect for those who love unique music, the sound of bells and other such instrumental music.

The Maestro plays in such a unique wave of movement as to entertain you while you listen…stop in at the Castle of Muskogee and hear it for yourself.

The Brother's Dim
OKRF original adult fairy tale theater like you have never seen it before

The Brothers Dimm is another (all together different and…) unique show. I have seen nothing else like them anywhere. Though I do enjoy a good laugh at every show!

Africa's Barbary Falcon
an almost endangered species

Another unique “MUST SEE” show is the Birds of Prey show at OKRF.  It’s held in the jousting arena twice a day and features a WIDE ARRAY of birds for your enjoyment. Unlike most other educational animal shows, this one features demonstrations that can involve audience participation. That’s part of what makes it great!!! Check out more at the Royal Gauntlet’s blogsite.

There are of course other sites to see throughout Castleton:

Marco, OKRF 2012
OKRF 2012, Marco

Marco…be he pirate or jester…Marco is awesome! you can even play Marco Polo without getting all wet! 🙂

The Queen–have tea with Her Majesty even!

There are Fools (and Jesters), Knights, wenches, Ladies, Faeries, Jousters, and lots of other things you may not have ever imagined! Visit Castleton and check it out for yourself. But be sure to leave a comment or a photo here!

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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!!

Broken Arrow, Main Street

Broken Arrow, Oklahoma is but one of Tulsa’s neighbors. There is a lot of rich history for both towns. One thing I like about Broken Arrow is its support of our troops.

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This is a memorial erected at Veteran’s Park on Main Street. It is actually a memorial for the women who have served in the armed forces from the American Revolution through the present day. There are photos that make it eye-catching and draw the youngest that cannot read to the oldest who can relate the history.

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The support of our troops shows the support of those who have given us our rights to freedom and the way we live life today. Without our Armed Forces both past, present (and future) there would be no United States and our freedoms, I am sure, would be fewer. Thank you to those that have served….

Spring 2012

While spring is not officially here until March 21st, Spring break is right around the corner!

Harris Hawk
Royal Gauntlet Birds of Prey

The weather here in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area has been giving us sneak peeks at what is to come. I hope some have been able to get out and enjoy it! I cannot wait! I am looking forward to more outdoor shoots and the ren-fairs that are coming too!

Senior Portraits taken outdoors are almost in session! On location photography is starting to bloom for the year too! Such an exciting time! Come and JOIN US!