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.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Wild and Crazy Foxes!

During a senior portrait session Sunday morning in Downtown Tulsa, this little red fox jumped right up on the wall in the underpass we were shooting! Yikes! We kept shooting and she just watched. A little weird if I do say so.

Lauren and Anthony - Holiday Wedding Plans!

A holiday wedding is planned for Lauren and Anthony but we got a little time for an engagement session this past week. Together for 5 years, these two are planning to tie the knot in December. No mistletoe needed here!

Tiny Nicole!

I really love to photograph expectant mothers BUT I REALLY LOVE to photograph the fruit of her labor - the BABY! And I feel so honored when I get to follow a new little family and document the special times and just the everyday times they have in their lives. This little girl is the tiniest, sweetest, most expressive little thing! I just love this little face! Thanks for sharing her with me!

Tiny Nicole!

Marriage by Design - Nicole & Brock

Beautiful weather in Tulsa for this engagement session with Nicole & Brock. These two both work for the same architectural firm but in their spare time have been designing a blueprint for a happy life together - marriage Spring 2008! Can't wait for the BIG day!

Monday, July 30, 2007


July 28, 2007, was the date we've all been waiting for. Amber Knapp and Brandt Vawter exchanged vows at Asbury United Methodist Church and celebrated their union with a reception blast in The Grand Ballroom of the Renaissance Hotel in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Bride was stunning in a Monique Lhuillier dress of ivory satin trimmed with platinum bows. The wedding cake mirrored her dress. With both bride and groom in the oil business, the wedding kept that theme of Oklahoma oil boom opulence. It was nothing short of breath-taking. Lasting Impressions Event Design had the place looking like a million bucks and Dave & The Wave Tones kept the crowd dancing into the wee hours and wanting more. The happy couple dashed off into the night in a Corvette convertible, on their way to an undisclosed location. Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Vawter! We had a wonderful time celebrating with you all and wish you all the best in your new lives together. Lisa

Monday, July 23, 2007

A "Capitol" Idea! Kate & Todd - married!

They met in our capitol city, romanced in Alexandria's Olde Towne and married right here in beautiful Tulsa, Oklahoma, this past Saturday night - July 21, 2007. The ceremony was held in the Boston Avenue Methodist Church - an incredible architectural testament to Tulsa's early days with it's ornate art-deco details. The Reverend Mouzon Biggs officiated in the Rose Chapel - where he married the bride's parents 3 decades ago. An elegant reception followed at Harwelden with great food, drink, music and many friends and family. The groom hails from Vermont and the celebration was heavily attended by east-coasters who battled our heat, humidity and orange barrels with smiles to be here for Kate and Todd. Following a honeymoon to Ireland, Kate & Todd are making their home here in T-town with their "blended" canine family - Chevis and Duke. It was intimate, lovely and loads of fun. All the things a wedding should be! Thanks so much for including us in your special day! Lisa

Monday, July 09, 2007


Malissa and Trevor exchanged vows Saturday - July 7, 2007 - underneath the trees at The Skelly Lodge in Catoosa, OK. It was a beautiful ceremony, laden with gorgeous flowers from Brookside Blooms, flowing ribbons and a few fans to fight off the mid-morning heat. There were more family photographers there than I've ever seen before, all wanting to share in the excitement and celebration of the unity of this darling couple. A light lunch was served in the Lodge following the outdoor ceremony and the couple left for their honeymoon to ???? Trevor was keeping this a big secret but they did have to have Passports so I can't wait to hear all about it!Congratulations Malissa & Trevor! We had a great time with you two on your special day. Lisa

Monday, July 02, 2007


We've had rain for the past 18 days in a row and Saturday was no exception. Even though it moved a planned outdoor ceremony inside - the result was the same. Sarah and Chris are finally married! Just before they exchanged vows, the clouds moved out and the sun shone through the windows at the Dresser Mansion, pouring light into the room and into the hearts of all their friends and family watching. No rain the remainder of the evening for a beautiful reception with dancing and celebrating until this sweet and beautiful artist rode off into the night with her musician on a Stella. Husband and Wife at last! Congratulations! Good Luck in your new life together in Seattle.

Monday, June 18, 2007

Deanna & Will - Married at Last!

These two have been waiting quite a while to marry each other. College and grad school - the wait is finally over and they became husband and wife Saturday night at First United Methodist Church in BA and a roaring reception following at the Tulsa Garden Center. All pink and black - my favorite colors! Will's father co-officiated the service, Will sang to his bride before they exchanged vows. It was so sweet - there were lots of tears in the house that's for sure! Congratulations, Deanna & Will! You two will have a long and loving marriage, we're sure of it!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Mikel & Garrett - Wedded Bliss!

Twin Hills Country Club in OKC was the picture perfect setting for this darling couple - Mikel & Garrett - to tie the knot on Saturday, surrounded by their friends and family and plenty of kleenex. The ceremony took place under the BIG TENT and the reception inside the ballroom - it was beautiful. they had a great band - The Groove Merchants - who rocked the house 'til midnight. A beautiful Oklahoma June evening to start their lives out right! Congratulations! We had a great time! Lisa (Guests use "Mikel-Garrett Wedding" to see more photos from the wedding.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Please come by and join us in the celebration of the grand opening of our new studio/gallery in Brookside. I certainly hope all my brides and grooms, and will come by - especially all of you who had to meet me at my house and be loved (or terrorized) by my cats! Dash and Inky will NOT be in the new location. The RUMBLE IN BROOKSIDE is also set for this night so there will be lots going on in the area. Hope you can stop in and have a bit of cheer! Thank you all so much for making this possible! A special THANK YOU to all my clients who have been and are being very patient on getting their photos to view during this construction phase. Thank you thank you thank you!

Saturday, June 02, 2007

When it Rains it Pours!

What do meteorologists do in Oklahoma in May? Well, they don't get to sleep much that's for sure. It took a couple of storm warnings before we could get together for Nicole and Brad's engagement session. They are BOTH meteorologists here at the weather center but at least they work the same shift! You know, they really can't control the weather! Bummer! We had a nice overcast morning and they led me out to the Doppler radar in Inola. It was a fun time. Brad says he doesn't like pictures - ha ha - he looks like he's having fun to me!

Monday, May 28, 2007

A GRAND Love Affair

i spent Memorial Day weekend at Grand Lake and it rained most of the time BUT... I did get to squeeze a quick session in with Ashley and Clint on Friday afternoon - during a cloud break. They live in Austin, TX but were visiting her family's lakehouse for the holiday so it just seemed too perfect to pass up. Besides, it turns out they met and had quite a courtship at Grand Lake and are now set to tie the knot in the fall. Clint told me that Ashley could drive a BIG BOAT when she was 17 and he said..."when she backed that boat up to the dock and dropped me off, I was in love!" It's obvious that's still the case, huh? I think she kinda likes him too. Can't wait for this September party! Thanks for giving me a little of your holiday, guys. AND.. thanks for the boat ride, Grant. Lisa

Monday, May 21, 2007

Lucky Sevens!

Sunday's weather was perfect for an engagement session with the Lucky Sevens couple - getting married on 07/07/07. We took their darling little Izzy for a walk along the Arkansas River and found plenty of opportunities for romance. These two are so comfortable with each other. Affection is not a problem here, if you know what I mean. BUT, Izzy gets a little jealous when their attention isn't for her!

Finally Married!!

Anyone who knows Genniva and Banks knows they've been a couple since, well...since forever and Saturday night, they finally made it official at Trinity Episcopal Church. Amidst the crowds of well wishers, friends and MayNintinis a grand celebration ensued at The Mayo Hotel in downtown Tulsa. Dancing into the wee hours and finally making their way to the honeymoon suite in a horse-drawn carriage - the real fairytale begins! We're so happy for you two! Thanks for including us in all your precious moments. Many blessings, Lisa

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Classic - and GORGEOUS!

I got to spend a little time with Amber this week for her bridal portraits. OMG! She is so beautiful - It was like having a Vogue model. She has a beautiful gown - Monique Lhuillier designer - fits like a glove on her hourglass figure! Could it be any better than this? Now, we just have to get her to breathe regularly in it since she almost fainted from holding her breath to be still for the photographs. She didn't need to be that still! Breathe, Amber, breathe! Both of her parents came and it was so sweet. Here's just a peek! Thank you so much for your relaxed and wonderful attitude - your images reflect it and you are GORGEOUS!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Graduation AND marriage - New Beginnings

These two are getting married soon - real soon - so soon that I almost didn't get to have this session - (well, I think we all know we would have had this session-it's the only RULE I have!) They've been studying so much and between finals and wedding plans managed to come to Tulsa and squeeze it in. And, in between rain storms no less! One day in 10 we haven't had rain and I think we made the best of it. Good luck with graduation guys and I'll see you soon for your glorious wedding day! Congratulations Mikel and Garrett!

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Sunny skies and LOVE - ahh, Spring!

Sunday was a sunny, glorious day - and when I met up with Angela and Mark it didn't take long to see there was more than pollen in the air! She and I were both having a little trouble breathing but we sailed on and I'm so glad we did. These two met on the internet too. This is my third marriage of an internet couple in a year! That internet match making must be doing something right - or is it, computers just don't lie? Either way, these two definitely compute and I can't wait for their fall wedding.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Introducing: Taylor Ann

I know I already posted pics of my new granddaughter but it really wasn't fair to her b/c she didn't have time to primp and look her absolute best (although it's always pretty perfect, huh?). So, she's had her first official session - announcement cards in the making - so you'll just have to bear with me a little while I post pictures of her all over this blog! Isn't she lovely? (That could be a song? hmmm) How could she not be beautiful with a mother who looks like this?! Daddy and I love you so much, Mo and your darling new baby is the BEST! More to come...

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Watch Out World - Here She Comes!

I LOVE THIS LITTLE GIRL! Cassidy just turned 10 so...what does that mean? Time for DOUBLE DIGIT portraits! Let the celebration begin. She actually turned 10 at the end of February but she's 10 all year long, right? This one is going to be a heartbreaker - if her dad ever lets her out into the world. I'm sure he's keeping a close eye on her. The BLUEST eyes I've ever seen. Plays soccer like the wind and likes tea parties - athletic, beautiful, poised...Yikes! Watch out World! Gorgeous Cassidy! YOU GO GIRL! xxoo

Thursday, April 05, 2007

How much do I love you? OH, SO MUCH!

I recently had a session with this darling little girl - Presley - she's almost 9 months old. She was the cutest, sweetest and definitely one of the most loved babies I've ever met. Well, you can certainly tell she feels loved. Any mention of patty-cake and she would break into big smiles and start clapping away! So precious! Casie & Jake - thanks for bringing Presley to the studio - she's a doll! You're doing it right!