Where do YOU want to travel in 2019?

Traveling is an adventure. Where will the road take YOU in 2019. Share it here!

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Twenty-Nineteen is a NEW year…and yes, I know we are currently on day 46 of the new year. That doesn’t seem very new…however, we have 319 days of adventure left. Each day is a new adventure so that means we have 319 adventures left to enjoy! Where will you travel over those days?
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I have explored the Mother Road or one small section of it in 2019. I have visited Parsons, KS for a photo exploration and a visit with a Jeep enthusiast and Car Expert.
I have traveled to the region in the Midwest of the United States to Ozarks’ “Wine Country” and “Little Germany”. In Hermann, MO, you can go antiquing, visit several wineries, take a train ride to St. Louis or Kansas City, and explore nature on a hike or take a wine trail…. The possibilities are amazing. Don’t forget zip-lining too (in season of course)!

I have also traveled to Jenks, Oklahoma to visit some historians and aviation enthusiasts! Do you like planes?  Are you a history buff? Do you like the 1940’s and learning about WWII up close and personal? Check out the restoration I got to visit here. This is my second WWII plane. My first was a B-17 Bomber in 2016. Well, it might be more interesting after you see these photos! See MORE WWII photos Here! Join the adventures! Create your own #AdventuresWithMisha2019 ! Let’s take a trip!

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Where were YOU when Autumn arrived?

autumn leaves
piles of leaves falling

The second season of colors. The world has blossomed and grown. The earth’s teen years of parties and fun have only just faded with that summer sun. And now, nature’s age of maturity….where were You when Autumn came?

The leaves turn colors, and change is in the air. Cooler mornings, fog, mist, pumpkins and day dreams of bon fires and football games!

Sports photographers can’t wait… Costume owners are in their busy season! And what about YOU? Where were YOU when Autumn arrived? What does this season have in store for you?

Magic Happens Every Day
2016 Alice &      The Hatter

Costume shopping! Cosplay! Halloween Photos! Dress your best and let’s have FUN! Don’t forget…shopping, Thanksgiving, family time! Family photos! Preparations for Christmas cards! Family photos!

Family photos can be traditional or YOU can add your own spice of life to the session. Cosplayer? Let’s get photos out there that are YOU! that you can share and have fun with! Want a unique Christmas card? One that is ALL YOU?! Let’s do a session and create your own card for your own unique look to share with YOUR family and friends this holiday season!

Autumn also brings the 13 days of Halloween! 🙂

Check back with us for those posts!
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Events: Emergency Preparedness Expo

We visited the Emergency Preparedness Expo this past Saturday (March 26th). Have you heard of it? Tis the season–tornado season — when emergency responders in Oklahoma are kept very busy. Between tornadoes, fires, and floods, spring creates LOTS of work for these crews and the volunteers involved.

It was a beautiful day to be outside. I know a lot of the families were out doing community Easter Egg Hunts–such fun for the kids…but there was a nice turn out at the Expo too. We had many of our Fire Departments compete in a “Fire Fighter’s Challenge” event to show YOU what they are trained for in a more fun and entertaining environment. EVENTS-FireFighterChallenge-collage2016BLOG-sm(Rolling Hills, Oak Grove, Wagoner Fire Department, Flat Rock, White Horn, Coweta Fire Department). These kinds  of events are great for you to get to know those who serve your community and for them to get to know you as well. Events like the Emergency Preparedness Expo also give you valuable information should you ever find yourself in need of it.

Do you know what to do or who is involved in emergency situations? Well anyone who is, could be, might be were there at the Expo on Saturday. We enjoyed seeing the Air EVENTS-EmrgncyPrepEXPO2-collage2016BLOGsmEvac Lifeteam land their helicopter at the event. Saturday’s Air Evac team was from Muskogee. THANK YOU for being their Saturday! This is always great fun for the kids as they get to see the inside of a helicopter and even sit inside if they wish… The Air Evac Lifeteam is also on hand for questions and one on one interaction. Fun and Education all at the same time! Imagine.

On top of that we also enjoyed watching the canine rescue teams demonstrate their techniques. The rescue dogs are a joy beyond measure to watch and seemed to enjoy showing off their skills also! Emergency Management was there with literature and a trophy for the winners of the Fire Fighter Challenge. The trophy will travel to each winning station year after year! So be sure to come out next year to support your local station!

EVENTS-EmrgncyPrepEXPO-collage2016BLOG-smWe visited with the Broken Arrow Police Department and got to check out their “Share the Road” program which is about motor cycle safety awareness. Many Police departments all over Wagoner County attended the Expo. The DAV had a mobile unit set up as well as the Oklahoma Blood Institute and the American Red Cross. Water Safety was also there. Storm Shelter companies like Atlas Safe Rooms were there. If you haven’t seen them, you can find them at Woodland Hills Mall now. The County Sheriff was in attendance as was AEP. It was a great time to wander and ask questions and learn about emergencies when there isn’t one in progress. Often times we don’t bother until it is needed and then we miss a lot of necessary information. I am hoping next year is bigger and better! Check out our photo gallery of the event! Coweta American was there and also has a gallery. I am sure that we didn’t catch everything there so Check out the Chamber and the Newspaper. Visit the links and the facebook pages. This is an annual event so please, check out the companies here and bookmark their links. Visit and support them as part of your community. Keep in touch and visit the Expo in 2017!

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

Community Volunteers

Warm weather is almost here and schedules are getting busier by the minute.

I want to take a moment and say Thank You to some really important people. We all have volunteers in our community. Most Home Owners’ Associations (HOAs) are made up of volunteers. Some Fire and Rescue teams are made up of volunteers. Though our Police, Fire, and Military are not volunteers, their pay is not nearly equal to the time and efforts some give on a daily basis.

I had the privilege to give back to my community this weekend and will again next weekend. I write this not to communicate my efforts but those whom I get the opportunity to photograph in their efforts. This is my way of saying “Thank You” to those who volunteer and give more than most realize. Sometimes we all take for granted those things which are right in front of us…(myself included) and sometimes a thank you can make the hours, days, months of volunteer time worth every second. 🙂

“Thank You” to Rolling Hills Fire Department and to Air Evac Lifeteam of Claremore for all you do for our communities in and around Oklahoma and all over the nation.

For those of you reading this, if you have time, support your local volunteers and if you are around Catoosa on Saturday, April 4th, 2015–come and enjoy the Easter Egg Hunt that Rolling Hills Fire Department is hosting from 12:00 noon until 2:00pm.

Country Girl USA

This past weekend I had the opportunity to do a shoot with a young lady who is looking to build a portfolio as an aspiring model. She is great to work with and very “girl next door” down to earth.
Fellow photographer Roger Toliver  and I had a wonderful time at a great location in Bixby, OK.

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On location shoots are great. They are like a mini adventure for the “model(s)” and the photographer(s). What’s even better is that on location offers the use of “props” that you don’t have to tote around and you could go ANYWHERE! 🙂 I love on location. The same location varies with each person or group you shoot as personalities do come out and do make a difference. ❤

Every day is a journey through the adventure of life….and we should always make the most of the adventure! Wouldn’t want to miss anything 🙂

So…who’s up for a shoot? Contact me!

You can locate me on Facebook, Twitter, my Website, and you can see galleries on both my website and facebook pages. Please visit and let me know what you think! 😀

Have a wonderful week! …til next time!

Haunting sights of Nature

I love a walk in the Nature Park in any season….but Autumn is my favorite season. As the season’s of life have past and changed, so have I. As a child, my favorite season was summer. I loved the adventure, not having to attend school, and the water! Swimming was life! Now if I can walk outside and enjoy nature in all its wonderous array of wardrobe…(colors)… I am content to enjoy nature.

a haunting sight in the park
a haunting sight in the park

There are things to see everywhere…though it seems as though few see them. I have a vivid imagination and sometimes one small (ish) thing in nature sparks an entire imaginary scene or scenario in the eye of the mind.

This tree and the month of October with All Hallow’s Eve just around the corner reminded me of all the pictures of haunted houses and bare spooky trees pictured in children’s story books. What would you see on an Autumn nature walk?

Share here in the comments section or post it on our facebook page! 🙂  Happy Haunting season!

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

 

Senior Portraits

Spring is fast approaching….it’s all we can think about with the roller coaster of good and cold weather here in the mid-west.

January is in its last week. February is fast approaching bringing with it Ground Hog Day, Mardi Gras, Valentines Day, and dreams of spring break!

That’s a lot for the shortest month of the year!

freeze that moment in time!
Graduation, Senior Year – a once in a lifetime experience!
Freeze THIS moment in time!
Senior 2013

As warm weather approaches, so does the end of the school year!

Senior Photos, senior prom, and college come to mind for those leaving the life of high school this year.

Senior Portraits are done on location. That means you have your choice of where you want your special photos taken. Senior photos are the pictures you will always look back on. They are a spot forever held in memory as a turning point in life. Let’s go have some fun making that forever memory the best…one you want to share forever!

Give us a CALL and make your appointment NOW!

918-381-7972

 

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!

 

Rolling Hills FireFighters!

Heroes are Special!

Rolling Hills Fire Department, I would like to say “Thank YOU!” for the opportunity to be a part of Sunday-October 28th, 2012.

I had a wonderful time and got some wonderful shots too! 😀

Fire and Rainbows
spectacular sight to see….

Heroes are special and we all need one. Firefighters are a special brand of heroes and I am glad the families of all Firefighters support them and are willing to share them with the rest of us.

I enjoyed the time with friends too! Friends are always needed! Hope you all 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!