Hello and thank you for visiting my website. I am Stanley Harper, the master of creative chaos behind Black Mesa Images. Feel free to look around the site for a few minutes and check out my photography.

About myself, I am a father and a husband. In a few of the images, you will find my young son featured. While he is not as interested in having his picture taken as he was a few years ago, he still accompanies me when I venture out to practice my photographic technique. Not only do I get to spend time with him, but it allows me to capture the memories of us hanging out together.


A few years ago, I never would have thought I would venture off into creating special portraits; I have dived off into the genre with the same gusto I had when I picked up my first DSLR camera. I had been photographing for a couple of years when I was urged to capture a special wedding day for a friend. By this point, I had already made the decision I was going to venture into portrait photography, so my friend did not have to pressure me too much. The bridal session that we had was off the charts. After several months of planning, we headed out to the Black Mesa region of the Oklahoma Panhandle to create that special session. We were blessed by the skies as just a couple of hours before we started shooting, several thunderstorms rolled through and as the sun began to fade, one of the most marvelous sunsets I have ever witnessed came to life. To this day, whenever I get an idea for a photoshoot, we get together and head outside to create some special images.

My philosophy towards the images I create is simple, I shoot primarily outdoors using the beauty of the natural light to add a special touch to most of my images. My goal is not to create just another snapshot, but to create an eye catching “wall hangar” that will be displayed in print form to be enjoyed by everyone. This has been my goal from the first day when I jumped into this adventure full force and will always be my goal.

Are you a senior who wants to have your hometown as a backdrop in an image? Are you an engaged couple that wants to veer off into the sunset holding hands dreaming about what the future holds for you? Are you a family that has risen at the break of day, worked in the field all day and would love to have a special wall print that captures who you are as a family? Then I want to work with you to recreate those memories in the form of wall art. From the first time we talk, to the consultation and creation of your special photography session, the session itself and finally the meeting were you will view the slideshow created from your session and order the prints that fit you and your style that will be seen by family and friends, not only on social media, but in your home; you will be immersed in a photography experience and not a run of the mill, cookie cutter studio session.

Before you go any further, feel free to view the video.  The video showcases my work with a diverse selection of clients and will give you an idea of what I look to achieve when working with a client to create those special images.  One bit of advice though, make sure your sound is on, block out any distractions and spend the next two and half minutes immersing yourself into this video.  One last thing, make sure you view it in 720p or 1080p if you are on your home computer.

I work around the Oklahoma Panhandle, to include the towns of Hooker, Guymon, Goodwell and Texhoma.  I also travel to Boise City and Beaver.  I also go to Kansas, to include Elkhart, Liberal and Hugoton.

I want to thank you for taking the time to come to my website and viewing the video.  If you are convinced that you need to work with me to create that special portfolio of memories, to include family, senior, engagement, maternity, newborn or child portraits, or if you have an idea that does not fit into any of those categories, fill out the contact form below and shoot me a message.