Factory Obscura in Oklahoma City

My husband surprised me with a membership to Current Studios Co-Op over a year ago for our anniversary. I love using the space to create! My high school passion for oil painting has been rekindled, and my soul is finding joy and rest each time I venture into a new scene with canvas and paints.

Just two doors down at Current Studio’s gallery the current exhibit installation is an art collaboration project where multiple artists and carpenters joined together to bring a full sensory art experience to Oklahoma City. The gallery is a dream land filled with cocoons with ocean sounds, cloud stairs, neon tunnels, and fireside wonder.

The exhibit is free to the public. Check it out by stopping by 1218 N Penn Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73107

 

 

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Molloy Family Portraits – Oklahoma City

What wonderful colors and patterns for such a fun, enthusiastic family! I love when the planning for a session turns out so beautifully. Oklahoma has such sporadic weather that taking pictures in the winter an “OK” thing.

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ALL PHOTOS TAKEN AT: MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK.

Will Family Photographs: Oklahoma City

Fall comes to Oklahoma a little bit later than what I am used to in Colorado. Instead of crisp morning air in late August, those chilly gasps doesn’t arrive until late October. The leaves, likewise, come about two months later; in November. Once those trees start to change and the weather is cool enough for moms to wear sweaters and kids to wear cute tights and jackets without being uncomfortably hot, Myriad Botanical Gardens in Downtown OKC becomes camera central. No joke. Photographing portraits is a different ball game when you are playing hide and seek from about seven other photographers and their cameras. Thankfully this is Oklahoma and the people here are extremely kind and the park is large enough to always have a great spot for photographing.

I joined the onslaught of cameras to the great landscape this year for some family portrait sessions. What beauties I was able to photograph! Simply adorable children with number five on the way. Congratulations Will family!

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All Photos Taken at: MYRIAD BOTANICAL GARDENS, OKLAHOMA CITY, OK.

Travel Photographer: Masaya Volcano, Nicaragua

There is always an adventure to be had while living in Nicaragua. Apparently, we had a couple earthquakes and shakes yesterday in Managua. I, however, did not feel anything, making my Nicaraguan family shake their heads in worry for my future safety. I just told them that I was used to the quakes by now and they all just laughed.

Even though I didn’t have the privilege of feeling the moving earth, the government did and decided to close the¬†Masaya Volcano again because of all the activity happening inside it right now. Fortunately for us, we were able to see the lava ocean in the bottom of the crater this last weekend. I had never seen lava in person before, nor so many people at the volcano! We were allowed 20 minutes up at the top before the park rangers started asking everyone to get in their vehicles and leave so the next wave of visitors could come check out the burning glow.

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Washington State – Lifestyle Photographer

Carmen’s first assignment in Nicaragua was with a group from Washington state. On that trip, a bro-mance began between my husband and a nurse from the team. I wasn’t on the trip to witness this, but apparently they stayed up late into the nights talking and drinking hot cocoa under the stars.

While we were in Colorado this fall, the two friends, who had only hung out for a week two years ago but text and email often, planned a rendezvous (“Bro-ndezvous”) in Washington.

We had so much fun seeing the state for the first time, hiking to Health Lake, visiting the touristy spots in Seattle, catching and eating salmon, and have such a relaxing few days with friends.

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Thank you, Lucke’s for such hospitality!

Colorado Landscape Photographer

Cottonwood Pass, just west of Buena Vista, CO, is my favorite place to watch the stars. Our “spot” lies just over the edge of the pass and looks into the wide valley below. Sadly, the meteor shower we just had finished by the time the rains finally left for a night, but the milky way was still beautiful in all it’s glory.

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Both photos shot on Canon 7D, 24mm Lens, f/2.8, ISO 3200, for 30 seconds on Manual mode.

Andrew & Melisa, Indiana Wedding Photographer

The week had threatened to downpour on their park wedding, but the day finally arrived with sunshine and no rain.

Never have I before photographed a wedding where I was also a maid of honor. The turn around was quite the show on my part, but it totally worked! After taking First Look and bride and groom photos, I managed to jump out of my tennis and wiggle into my dress without messing up my hair or makeup. Grabbing my sandals, I quickly ran out the door and headed to the park where their ceremony was being held to take some before-wedding family photos.

Once I put my camera down, I took up the bouquet and preceded my friend down the aisle. I love taking photos and I love my friend very dearly, so it was a doubly awesome day for me to do both.

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Wedding Dress: Alfred Angelo
Flowers: Cornflowers (Table flowers were grown by the bride and groom)
Venue: Park somewhere outside of Noblesville, IN
Bridal Party Photographer: Jayson Korthuis
Ceremony & Reception Photographers: http://megweddingphotography.com/wordpress/

Nepal Photographer – 2007 Photos

I went to Nepal in 2007, falling in love with the people, the smells, the colors, the chai, the jewelry, and the blackouts.

Jesus, would your healing and encouragement fall like cleansing rain on the hearts of everyone affected by the earthquake and aftershocks of 2015…

Nepali Terrances

Mother and Daughter

Lit Statue

Captivating Technology

Buddhist Prayer Wheels

Peppers, Lentils, and Rice

Man amongst Terraces

Himalayan Peaks