Well Hello Visalia and Lake Kaweah

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I RETURNED TO VISALIA Years before I took photography seriously, I met my lovely bride right here in the bustling Tulare County city of Visalia.  Not long afterward, we were married.  Then we left.  To the Oklahoma Panhandle.   I left the Panhandle in 1990, only to return in 2004.  Here it is 2018 and I …

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The Church On Johnson Mesa

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LET’S GO TO NEW MEXICO! New Mexico is called “The Land Of Enchantment.” On a recent trip to Johnson Mesa, it was “The Sky of Enchantment.” New Mexico skies are very powerful and have provided photographers and painters with a perfect foundation for any image.  I recently joined up with some other Oklahoma photographers and …

Published In Cowboys And Indians Magazine

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A BUCKET LIST ITEM CHECKED Several years ago, I put on my bucket list of things I wanted to accomplish was to have an image of mine selected by the magazine,  Cowboys and Indians. Even though I shied away from most contests, I always had wanted to enter this particular one.  I appreciate the art of …

A Destination Wedding In Costa Rica

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THE BEGINNING So began the adventure of my first destination wedding.  Costa Rica.  On a beach.  At sunset.   Yeah, pinch me to make sure this is actually happening.  There is probably no way to accurately describe how great, how off the wall and how laid back this wedding would be.  First off, the couple is …

A Kansas Country Wedding

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A KANSAS COUNTRY WEDDING I recently had the pleasure to be the wedding photography for Macie and Colton in Elkhart, Kansas.  We got together back over the winter for the engagement session at the family farm.  The day progressed nicely with elegant country-themed decorations throughout the room. The newlyweds headed off to San Diego, California …

McGranahan Barn Bridal Shootout

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I recently had the pleasure of attending a bridal shootout and vendor collaboration in Yukon, Oklahoma in March.   I wanted to write a review of the event.  Before I get too deep into this review, if you want to know why you should participate in a bridal shootout as a photographer, read this recent article that …

The Lighthouse At Lake Hefner

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A LIGHTHOUSE IN OKLAHOMA? Yes, you read that correctly.  There is a lighthouse located in Oklahoma.  Oklahoma City to be exact.  It was during a trip to the city that I decided that I needed to invest a few minutes into my photography, so I made the trip to the lake. It was a Saturday …

Oklahoma City Skyline At Night

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A CITY SKYLINE SHOT I am somebody that resides in the middle of nowhere.  I very rarely get a chance to photograph a city skyline, but when I get the chance, I go for it.  I recently had the opportunity to photograph the night skyline of the capital of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City. The power of …

A Photographer’s Guide To Kenton And Black Mesa

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Black Mesa and Kenton, located in the far northwestern Oklahoma Panhandle and the surrounding area can be heaven to a photographer.  Every once in awhile in social media groups dedicated to photography, I read requests for information about the area.  Even though the Okie-Tex Star Party is held there every year, because of the dark skies, this …