Graduation: Kai and Melanie

I've known Kai since 6th grade, when we met in Mrs. Cosby's english class. 11 years later, I had the pleasure of photographing him and his girlfriend Melanie's graduation pictures. A lot has changed in those 11 years: back then, I wore Rocket Man-esque transition lens glasses and Kai rotated a series of NBA jerseys on a once-weekly basis. On May 9, 2015, Kai graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in computer engineering, and will be starting a job at Phillips 66. The shoot was a lot of fun, and it also provided a great opportunity to visit beautiful Fayetteville, Arkansas. Congratulations to both Kai and Melanie. I wish you the best!

Senior 2015: Martin

Jo Allen Lowe Park in Bartlesville, Oklahoma provided a stunning backdrop for Martin's senior session. Luckily the subject was great too! A soccer player, juggler, and future electrical engineer Martin will be taking his talents to OU in the fall. Best of luck to him! The perfect golden hour sunlight and lush greenery in the park provided for some images I hope Martin and his family will enjoy for years to come.

John: Broken Film and a Snapped String

A couple weeks ago my friend John mentioned to me he had taken up playing guitar. John's a dapper guy so naturally I asked if he would like me to take some pictures. The next day we met up and tooled around the OSU campus for awhile; John serading passerby while I snapped photos. I started with some film. Unfortunately the only roll I had brought decided to break off inside the camera. Wompwah. When I opened the camera the film got all light-leaked and double exposed, but at least they came out nice and artsy. So I switched to digital. Shortly after, John broke a string on his guitar. Sort of a doomed shoot, but the pictures came out cool nonetheless.

Thanks John!

Briana: Senior 2014

Last Saturday I had the chance to photograph my first senior ever! I've known Briana and her family for several years, and I was honored when she asked me to take her senior portraits. She wanted her pictures taken primarily on the Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater, Oklahoma. It was an absolutely beautiful day with great light during golden hour, and I am very happy with the results -- so much so I ended up photographing 2 more seniors the same weekend. Shout out to my fantastic assistants Tabitha and Sarah!

Thanks for the opportunity, and congratulations to Briana, Bartlesville High School 2014 Graduate!

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