This is our current work and pieces of our thoughts. We live in Tulsa, Oklahoma but are well travelled and will go anywhere you want to take us. Our new blog will be ready in just a few weeks! We'll leave this one up for a bit with a link to it since nothing can transfer over - boo hoo! If there's a favorite post in here you want us to repost in the new blog, drop me a line or ring me and I'll move it over when the time is here.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Home for the Holidays

Deanna and Will - planning a summer wedding here in Tulsa - came home for the holidays so we got to squeeze their engagement session in while they're here. They are so in love - it's just fun to watch and photograph! I had such fun with them today and still another beautiful December morning! Can't wait for your wedding!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Final Days of 2006-Book Your 2007-2008 Wedding Now

It's almost 2007 - wow, this year went by fast. We are already booking weddings into next fall so it looks like 2007 will be another terrific year full of beautiful brides. We will be at the Oklahoma Magazine Wedding Show on Saturday, January 6, 2007, at the Doubletree Hotel at 61st & Yale. Our new pricing structure rolls out at that time but if you book your 2007 wedding in 2006, you can still have the 2006 pricing and save a little bit! I'll be in the studio all during the holidays if you want to come by and look at albums or discuss your wedding plans, just call me.

Beautiful December

Two weeks ago I was iced into my house and this Saturday it was Gretchen and Chad's wedding day at Gilcrease Museum and it was almost 70 degrees! Gorgeous day + beautiful bride + handsome groom = Bliss! Congratulations!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Tatum's first snow!

My darling granddaughter, Tatum, (20 months) got to experience her first snow recently. She is a very cautious girl so it took her awhile to even step in it and let me move far enough away to take a picture!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

A rose of Texas with a Sooner heart!

What do you get when you cross a Dallas girl with a Sooner? A beautiful daughter, I guess! At least that's what the Moores got. Take a peek at Meredith's bridal "portraits". Another gorgeous day for this gorgeous March bride.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Wildcatting in Oklahoma

From a windy November to hot July, these two "land persons" met at an landman seminar and have been accumulating continuing education credits together ever since. Congratulations Amber and Brandt! We're looking forward to your summer wedding (so glad it's indoors!)

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Big D Sweethearts

This darling couple has spring 2007 nuptials planned but we took a little time this fall to play a little in the botannical gardens of Dallas, Texas. I stopped by on my way to Texarkana for the big family wedding and we had such a great time. Meredith and Josh are truly happy together and let me drag them all over the Dallas area - gardens to Deep Elem - I had a great time and I'm pretty sure they did too, (although I seem to remember Josh saying something about Meredith not kissing him enough but it didn't look that way to me!) Aren't they sweet?

Trying to Catch UP!!!

As many of you know, we have been shooting up a storm around here and then---my own son, Brent, tied the knot in Texarkana, TX, October 28th, to his beautiful bride - Megan. My wonderful friend and mentor, Jason Hudson and his talented and beautiful (the daily double) wife, Kori, shot their wedding. Of course, the pictures are wonderful! You can see a few of them at his website - - in the portfolio-2006 weddings-Brent & Megan, October 28th. Thank you Hudsons! You're the BEST and the only ones to whom I would entrust my firstborn baby's special day.

Back to my title - I'm trying to catch up - 10 days in Texas for wedding preps and such has set me back a bit. I promise I'm working as fast as my hands and eyes can keep up. All October wedding images will be completed and posted to your gallery in the coming week. Thank you so much for your patience.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Full Moon in Okmulgee

The day began with a wrecked truck and ended with a gorgeous full moon and somewhere in between, with family and friends looking on, these two pledged their love to one another in a quiet ceremony in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. The groom won the daily double - a beautiful bride and a darling little "Angel" of a daughter. Good luck to the new Pierce family! Lisa & Jay

Monday, October 02, 2006

Perfection in September

The last day of September proved perfect for this darling couple to exchange their long awaited vows. Knowing each other for years and with their professions taking them in different direction geographically, they somehow ended up in the same place long enough to get reacquainted and discover their true love for one another. Congratulations!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Kansas Extravaganza!

WOW! A true fairytale wedding was all tied up in ribbons and bows in Kansas Saturday. The skies cleared and the outdoor ceremony and reception was spectacular. It was a large wedding with an intimate feel, a cozy outdoor fireplace, and a big finish with a surprise fireworks display for the new couple. Congratulations Laurel and Blake. We had a great time!

Monday, September 18, 2006

A Garden of Love

Saturday at the Tulsa Garden Center was the setting for a beautiful ceremony and celebration for this tiny marathon runner and her handsome groom. The long faces following that Sooner loss were long gone and all smiles as this darling couple cemented their friendship with marital vows. It was gorgeous! Thanks so much for trusting us with your special day and feeding us the best food we've ever been served at a wedding! We had a great time. Aloha - Lisa

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Fall Arrival

This little boy is already wiggling - A LOT - trying to come into the world. He's got to wait a few more weeks though. Congratulations to first time parents! It's a great ride!

Monday, August 28, 2006

Summer Rain

Saturday was the official kickoff of the fall season but with all the heat around here we had little rain storms popping up all over the place - even at Western Hills on Lake Ft. Gibson where Shannon and Allen tied the knot in between cloud bursts. It was a beautiful ceremony and the little shower before just cooled things off and didn't delay it too much. Under a beautifully attended iron gazebo, lovingly handcrafted by the bride's father, they exchanged their vows. I believe the bride described her dress as all business up front and all party in the back - we agree - it was great! They skipped the traditional champagne toast and passed out tequila shots and the party got started! Congratulations! We had a great time!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Seniors - Yikes!

This is "little Allison" , my niece! I can't believe she's a senior this year. That sure happened fast. Ummm.
Check out these eyes! WOW! You're gorgeous, girl.

October 7th - GONE AGAIN!

October 7, 2006, has been booked again. Andria and Erik Congratulations!

Monday, August 07, 2006

Big Apple Bridal

OMG! This weekend was incredible. I was in NYC for a few days and shot an engagment session and then this bridal session. It was such fun. We shot all over Park Avenue, Grand Central Station, Chelsea Pier and then Times Square, where we practically stopped traffic and caused quite a stir! I do not do traditional bridal sessions - I just don't like them - too "somethingish" - I don't know. Anyway, I love to shoot bridal portraits MY way but don't get a lot of takers - go figure! I LOVE it when a bride is so up for anything - doesn't care about wearing her dress out before her wedding - (I'm very careful BTW) and just wants to have FUN in it - I mean she's only going to wear it for a few hours on her wedding day so let's go make some great images with it NOW!! Jessica was just this bride. She was up for it. She knew I was going to NYC for an engagement session and wanted to come along and pack her gown for some fun. We did and it was! Thanks Jess, I had the best time. Hope you love your images as much as I do. (The best thing is: SHE HAS A LITTLE SISTER!) Oh, how lucky can I get? xxoo Lisa

NYC Engagement

This darling couple is getting married in May, 2007. Their families are from Tulsa but they went off to the BIG APPLE to make their dreams come true! Well, I absolutely must visit NYC at least twice year for a "fix" so they were my perfect excuse. A few days in the city - it's just good for what ails ya'! These two live on Roosevelt Island - small strip of land between Manhattan and Queens - it's very quaint. I never would have been there but for this. It was so wonderful. I had such a good time. These two were great troopers - the heat was great but tolerable - and they gave me some terrific restaurant tips - always worth it!
I can't wait for your wedding. It will be so much fun. You guys were great hosts. Thanks for everything! Lisa

Monday, July 24, 2006

October 7, 2006 Wedding Day is Available Again!

My October 7, 2006 wedding (was going to be at the Aquarium and I was so looking forward to it too!) just cancelled. I know it's really late in the game BUT JUST IN CASE - someone out there needs a wedding photographer for October 7, 2006, please contact me asap! We travel too - all destinations but shoot most frequently in Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas and Texas.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Ready for close-ups!

We had a wonderful treat Saturday morning for this session -- a cool front! It's only 80's today! The park was beautiful and take a look at these two. What incredible eyes on this bride and a smoldering groom! This August wedding officially kicks off my fall season. It's going to be FUN!

Friday, July 21, 2006


First babies -- such a special time - the birth of a new baby AND a new mom. I love to photograph expectant mothers - the wonder and trust in their faces as they wait for this little person who will completely change their lives is amazing and so present in appearance. It's a light...from an angel. :-)

How Lucky can I get?

I couldn't have ordered these two from a catalog and had them be any better! This was sooo fun! You guys were amazing and so up for anything - I love that! I can't wait for your Big Fat Greek Wedding this fall.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Hot times in Tulsa Today

Wow! Early morning engagement session with Judy and Tate. There's definitely a heatwave in Tulsa with temperatures in upper 80's before 9:00 a.m. but that's not the only thing cookin' in T-town -- the chemistry between these two is pretty hot too! You guys were troopers. I had a great time with you! Lisa

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Karaoke Contest In Fayetteville

You may think this is Michael Jackson but it's really my wonderful son, Brent. He was in a karaoke contest last Saturday night in Fayetteville, AR. He performed Maniac and then donned this MJ get up. He is sooo funny! We had a great time with all the kids at You Know?? Uno! karaoke bar. Personally, I think it was rigged! Brent was the absolute best performance by far and definitely had the popular vote of the place too! Oh, well - you'll always be first to me, baby! You can see more photos of this event by going to and view proofs with password "karaoke".

Baby Arrives

I've been such a bad blogger lately. Just too busy I guess. Anyway, I had this darling baby in here weeks ago with the most beautiful mother! He was just 2 weeks old and look how strong!

Monday, July 10, 2006

Historical Saturday Night

Amy and Marc are officially husband and wife exchanging vows Saturday night at the Tulsa Historical Society. The reception created the feel of a retro nightclub with fiber optic centerpieces, colored lights and Austin band The Recliners performing -- and occasionally supplemented by the groom in true karaoke fashion. A beautiful night and a beautiful time! Thanks Amy & Marc and Congratulations. - Lisa & Jay

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Cherokee County Bride

What a wonderful time we had yesterday at this wedding. It was a perfect setting - rolling green hillsides of Cherokee County, Oklahoma. The bride and groom had all their close friends and family attending, an energentic DJ - good food, champagne - an all-out celebration. One of the most romantic weddings I've ever seen. Here's a glimpse of their day. Thanks so much for having us. Congratulations! Lisa & Jay

Thursday, June 08, 2006

James W. Dunham Running for Tulsa County District Judge

Many of you know my darling husband - Jay - because he's an excellent photographer and an integral part of my wedding day team. BUT did you know that in the "off season" he's a tremendous trial attorney? Well, he is and now he's thrown his hat in the ring for District Judge. Voters in Tulsa and Pawnee Counties will decide the race between J Dunham, J Anthony Miller, David Youll, Deirdre Dexter, Mary Fitzgerald and Steve Hjelm. He's perfectly suited for this job and will make a fine Judge. I'm so proud of him! Please get out the VOTE!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Oklahoma Ties

Why do all these beautiful brides leave Tulsa? They just have to come back to get married! I finally got to meet Chad and Gretchen in person when they came in from Tennessee for wedding plans today. It doesn't take long to see why these two are getting married. They have such fun just being together. Sounds like a gorgeous Holiday wedding in the works. Get that chocolate cake!

Monday, June 05, 2006

Summer Romances: Blake & Laurel

Met in Kansas, moved to LA - drove to Tulsa for engagement photos. And I'm so glad they did! Planning a fall wedding in Kansas (from California) this darling couple and I hadn't met before yesterday. Visiting family at Grand Lake put them close enough to get here and play a little bit before the big day. Thanks for making it to Tulsa. You two are so cute together and you look amazing! I can hardly wait until fall.