When she wrote to ask, I was beyond flattered. They had left such a sweet impression on me in Okinawa, so to know I had done the same, made me warm and fuzzy. When it came time for our session and they pulled up, I am not sure if they knew but my eyes were full of tears. Happy tears as I hugged them. I love what I do, you have heard me say it at least a hundred times. But even more so, I love the connections that I have with my clients. Being asked to capture their lives as their children grow, all over the world, leaves me speechless.
Everyone kept joking with me when they heard I would be shooting in Oklahoma. Poking fun at where I would be shooting. I have to say Oklahoma City won me over. The city has everything. EVERYTHING. And I hear I only saw a little tiny portion. Then right outside of the city are these little neighborhoods with beautiful homes and country living. There was beauty everywhere. I am not sure what I thought Oklahoma would look like, but with all the jokes and poking fun, I didn’t imagine it would steal my heart like it did.
As we drove around scouting locations (thanks a MILLION Brenda) I saw this little fireworks stand. I mentioned this a little in my post on the fourth of July, but in case you missed it, it’s worth hearing. The firework stand had a beautiful field in front of it and was so full of character and fun. I yearned to shoot there but set up a different location just in case. When the Lown family pulled up wearing red, white, and blue, I literally gasped and had us all pack back up into the car and drive straight to the fireworks stand. It was the perfect backdrop for this fun and sweet family. It reminded me to listen to that little voice and follow it.
Their session made me laugh so much my tummy hurt. Then there were these moments that just stole my heart…I managed to capture both and I can’t wait to share them with you. I hope you enjoy a little Oklahoma City love. I am already looking forward to my next trip there.