Sunday, August 31, 2014

15 Unplugged Toys for Baby Boys (for less than $60)

Henry's 1st birthday is approaching quickly, so in efforts to keep him as unplugged as possible (and help the slew of grandparents with ideas) I compiled a list of toys that might remind you of your childhood.  You know, before iPad apps were baby's all-encompassing toy.

The American Association of Pediatrics recommends to completely avoid media use for children under 2.  This is almost impossible for a typical household, and I would lie if I said our morning Sesame Street time hasn't saved my sanity a time or two.

We play with pots and pans, Tupperware, and cardboard boxes like you do with your baby.  But, some times it's nice to pull out the toy box and let them go crazy without a plastic toy singing back to you for an hour.  Besides, babies love to explore on their own and have quite a curious imagination!

Note:  I purposely chose not to add books to this list, since that is a whole other topic.

Happy playing!

(Updated version - recalled bolts removed from set.)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

In the Garden | Oklahoma Fashion Photographer

This past June, I had the pleasure of photographing sisters Hannah and Liz, with Ryne's great help as an assistant.  I wanted to capture a bohemian vibe with a polished flare, with a few speckled details of vintage cameras, homemade flower crowns, and an antique wardrobe luggage piece circa WWII.  

In fact, I also tried a new technique (for me).  This involves covering a lens with saran wrap, fastening it with a rubber band, and applying Vaseline for a hazy effect.  You can find the tutorial here:  Old Tricks Anew

Models: Liz, Hannah
Photographer's Assistant:  Ryne
Floral Crown:  From Britt's Eye View
Antique Trunk:  Christ Cargill Art
Location:  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Monday, August 18, 2014

Palmer Reception | Oklahoma City Wedding Photography

After the Palmer's celebrated their nuptials in Las Vegas, they returned home to throw a grand reception with friends and family.  The atmosphere was relaxed, joyful, and full of well wishes ... as well as some sassy words of advice during the toasting!  May this be the beginning of a wonderful adventure.

Entertainment - Epic Entertainment - Oklahoma's 'Most Fun' Mobile DJ Service
Caterer - Ned's Catering
Cakes and Flowers - Red Rose Floral and Catering L.L.C