Catoosa’s historic site was once an alligator farm…it was also once a swimming hole and water park where children celebrated SUMMER! If you have ever traveled RT 66 then you have passed this beautiful place in Oklahoma’s heritage and history.
They now have a gift store and take donations as the local historic site is kept up and run by the historical society (last I heard)….let us know if you’d like your next shoot to be at a cool historic site in Catoosa, OK.
Back-To-School season is here. Everyone has passed that very busy “first day” and all the photos and shopping trips. Now you can relax and look forward to open house night and fall school photos.
Back to school also begins the holiday season activities for fall. The weather is cooling off and everyone is getting excited to see the heatwave that hits us during Oklahoma Summers pass by to be dreamed back up during the freezing spells that winter brings. But I am getting too far ahead.
Two things to consider right now:
Fall Photos: These come in two varieties.
The first is that family portrait everyone sends out with (or for) the Christmas Card season. Holiday portraits take time and energy to put together for a lot of families because this season is so busy. Back to school is over and then comes PTA; then Halloween planning; thanksgiving baking and Christmas cards (or holiday cards depending on your celebration/event); and then the yuletide shopping.
The second is Senior Portraits. Senior Portraits can be done at any point in the school year but it is best to book them early. If you want Fall photos, you need to keep in mind the time change and when the daylight hours start getting shorter. morning and evening light are best if you are looking for an outdoor shoot. With the Oklahoma weather, we all know that the cold season can start anytime around mid October (or can wait until mid December)…IF you want an indoor, on-location shoot then the weather won’t really make a difference with regards to photos…however travel is still a consideration. Plan ahead and book early. Be sure to include the school activities you are involved in this year. 🙂
Themed Photos: Why mention themed photos? Fall means cooler weather. Cooler weather means more outdoor, on-location comfort for those costumes that require a lot of layers and/or make-up. Oklahoma summer heatwaves can cause discomfort or at the least a bit of inconvenience when your theme requires layers of fur, armor, make-up, etc. Though you don’t want to wait for the winter months to set in either unless of course you require that white winter wonderland 🙂 though we can work on that during post process or during scene set-ups too.We would love to get together with YOU this Back to school season to have some photo-FUN. Give us a shout! You can find us on Facebook, online, or you can shoot us an email or text message. Come find us and book YOUR session TODAY!
Out West….in the lovely mountainous state of Wyoming.
I spent the last week in June in the mountains. That is such beautiful country. I could spend an entire summer there and not get bored….not to mention NOT see everything there.
Jackson Hole, WY is a lovely vacation spot for active families in the summer or the winter! 😀
They have horseback riding, river rafting, trail hikes, nature (bison, deer, elk, birds, etc), biking, mountains, rivers, and lakes as big as you please!
All this is found just south of the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Park….and from Lamar to Jackson on the highway, there is a scenic loop where you can see wild horses!
Beautiful country!…. It’s as close to nature without all the city life as I have seen in a while…sometimes I wish more of our cities saw the benefit of preserving nature at its most wondrous. Manicured lawns and everything all neat and tidy has its place and creates order and a wonder all its own. Nature however orderly is also chaotic and holds a majesty we tend to overlook due to the currents of life washing away the hours faster than we care to realize.
Wyoming in June of 2015 was a wondrously fantastic adventure that I would encourage anyone to take on at least once. 😀
Whether it’s nature, history, or adventure you seek, Wyoming is awesome! My visit was in summer but I have heard wondrous tales of skiing and the resorts they have available in winter. Summer is a great season for me…but I am interested in a Wyoming Wonderland too… Maybe there is another trip waiting for me in the future…
I hope there is one for you! I hope you have someone wonderful to share it with as well…for life is more when you share it.
Share your adventures!…where have you been lately? Let us know when YOU like us on facebook, follow us on twitter, and check back for more photo blog posts HERE! Thanks for reading.
No I don’t mean High School is forever…but the one thing that seems to be forever, is that Senior Picture that sums up your High School life. This is the one portrait that is sure to be how you, as a senior in high school, are remembered. Why do I say that?
Most Seniors purchase a yearbook, a class ring, and graduation memorabilia. The ONE YEARBOOK sure to be searched through again and again and to show up at every reunion to come is the Senior Yearbook.
Why is this important? Your senior year is the beginning of your future and the end of high school but seems to last eternity. So? Have FUN with it and be yourself! Be WHO YOU ARE….in your photos! 🙂
So…what are you waiting for? Let’s book YOUR SESSION now!
*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.
Wow! Where did our summer go? I feel like this year has blasted through time and is more gone than here…hmm.
Well, photos are great at helping you remember those memories that time passes in front of you so fast if you blink, then you might miss it.
School is a great time and a great place to create memories and yet we all look forward to holidays and time off….
Once school starts you know the holidays come quickly to visit…Fall break, then Halloween with its costumes and trick-or-treats, followed by Thanksgiving and Christmas, then the year is in review and we are all celebrating the NEW YEAR…wow! Time flew away again.
Speaking of fall and the holidays…everyone likes to send postcards of the latest family photo for Christmas….so call and let’s make an original postcard this year!
Also remember to book your senior photos early so you can choose the time YOU want. Events are also something you can have photographed if you wish! Call for more information…Let’s take some photos!