Hello! I'm Beth, thanks so much for visiting my blog! I'm an Oklahoma City based photographer. I use only available light, shoot on-location, and 90% of my work is with kids! I love that my JOB is to make art and make friends. My sole purpose is for my images to say, 'WOW'. Life will be different tomorrow so make sure and remember today :) Best ~B

Thursday, January 29, 2009


Seasonal affective disorder (SAD), also known as winter depression or winter blues, is a mood disorder in which people who have normal mental health throughout most (most being the operative word here ;) of the year experience depressive symptoms in the winter.

Sound familiar?

I can't really complain, it was 75 a few weeks ago and I'm from OMAHA, which is bitter cold and dark all of the dang time but the OKC just got a pretty good ice storm and we were told not to leave the house, so the boys and I hunkered down and did a whole lot of nothing. School was canceled, my car was iced over.... it was dark and dreary. Coincidentally, during the enclosure a moderate flu bug was also being freely distributed. So just when you thought you'd enjoy a nice glass of wine by the fire, you were interrupted by a not so pleasant stomach bug, prohibiting any fun. WINTER. WE WILL PREVAIL, YES WE CAN....

I'm always grateful for the clients that book shoots in January and February, i mean, c'mon, the ground is brown, my skin is seriously translucent and one may lose a finger or two from frost bites on some days, but hey, no better time for a session ;) Here are a few of the brave ones...And really, being inside in a nicely heated space makes for easy sessions! And photoshop will take care of the tan..

As for these guys, SIX kids, can you imagine? MAYBE in the summer... And as if it's not amazing enough that these kids were so amazingly behaved, mom home-schools them. I'll have what she's having!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A brand new Day...


Monday, January 19, 2009

To Truly Inspire....

Sneak a peek of this one.... Unfortunately they just cut if off and only a bit of it is available, I saw the full stream on CNN. Amazing video.. Hope everyone was able to tune in to watch MLK's full speech today!

And then for a good laugh, from an interview with Chris Rock on his LACK of comedy surrounding Barack Obama..

As the DVD readies for release on January 20, CNN talked with Rock about his lack of Obama jokes, Inauguration Day and why racism will never die. The following is an edited version of that interview:

CNN: I watched the special last night, and I noticed that you did a lot of jokes about John McCain -- his age, his war hero story -- but not so many about Barack Obama. Is it harder to make fun of Obama?

Chris Rock: He's just one of those guys, you know, like Will Smith. There's no Will Smith jokes. There's no Brad Pitt jokes. You know, what are you going to say? "Ooh, you used to have sex with Jennifer Anniston. Now you have sex with Angelina Jolie. You're such a loser." What do you say? "Ooh, your movies are big. You make $20 million." There's nothing to say about Brad Pitt.

CNN: Why is Obama like that?

Rock: It's like "Ooh, you're young and virile and you've got a beautiful wife and kids. You're the first African-American president." You know, what do you say?

CNN: As time goes on do you think it will get easier?

Rock: Of course, as time goes on. At some point he's going to -- there's always slip-ups. No one can survive that level of scrutiny without occasionally making it easy for a comedian.

CNN: Let's talk about the inauguration. Are you going?

Rock: No, I have to go to Sundance [Film Festival]. I've got a movie premiering at Sundance. So I have to go to the whitest place in America -- Utah.

CNN: What's it going to be like for you on Inauguration Day?

It'll be a cool day. It's weird. I've never watched an inauguration. I've never watched anyone get sworn in. You know, it's like Election Day and then you look up and somebody else is the president two months later. It was never like, "I can't wait till tomorrow. Oh my god! They're going to swear in Jimmy Carter!"

Sunday, January 18, 2009

My little models...

I'm BAAAAAACKKKK....after a nice 3 week break over the holidays. I'm tellin ya, it was way overdue, only issue is I'm having a bit of trouble getting back in to my crazy, work all the time, don't have time to eat or sleep phase. Still rather relaxed and enjoying the calm. Here are a few of my darling models from recent mentoring sessions - we've had some fun. Oklahoma City and surrounding southern areas are so nice, you really can shoot all year, who needs the Myriad Gardens after all? Flowers, shmowers... give me some trashy spot or a cool boutique hotel and i'm set!

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