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tulsa opera 2014 debutantes and squires

I had the distinct honor of photographing this year’s Tulsa Opera Debutantes and Squires.  It was such a fun experience since I knew so many of the young men and women participating and then had the opportunity to meet many other new faces.  The Class of 2014 is a remarkable class and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for each of them.  Their accomplishments to date and their dreams for the coming years inspire me.  I wish each of them the greatest journey.

congratulations class of 2014!

I hope your dreams take you to the corners of your smiles, to the highest of your hopes, to the windows of your opportunities, and to the most special places your heart has ever known.

Congratulations, Class of 2014!  It has been a true joy and honor working with each one of you!

“A party without cake is just a meeting.” ~ Julia Child

I love that quote and this party was for sure no meeting!  There wasn’t a detail overlooked in this magical celebration.  The amazing POMP children’s party planners in Dallas worked with the birthday girl’s mom to create every whimsical touch.  It was absolute perfection and I loved being able to capture it for the sweet birthday girl.

POMP – Dallas’ premier party planning company

It is clients like Shana and projects like this pink pony birthday party that make me immensely grateful to have the job I have.  I have had the privilege of photographing Shana’s family for the past few years and have always been blown away by her creativity and attention to detail.  Her vision, style and aesthetic eye are flawless and she and her family are a dream to work with.  She recently decided to channel some of her creativity into a passion she already had for children’s party planning.  She launched her Dallas, Texas, business, POMP, and creates whimsical, exquisite parties for little ones as well as offers children’s party furniture rental.

I was honored and excited when she asked me to work with her on photographing some of her events and the event details for multiple publications.  Each of her projects has taken my breath away but the pink pony party was beyond any little girl’s wildest dreams.  There are so many beautiful details to share that I will do them in two different posts.  In this post are some of the detail images we shot before guests arrived.

I can’t wait to see what lies ahead for Shana and POMP.  She has incredible style and taste and has the enviable ability to turn the ordinary into extraordinary.  Shana has become a dear, trusted friend and I couldn’t be happier for her hard-earned and well-deserved success.


Every newborn session seems to be my new favorite and this was no exception. I was honored to travel to Austin, Texas, to photograph darling Lucy and her beautiful family. Lucy’s mom has fabulous taste and her nursery and home were a gorgeous backdrop for the photo session. It is always the love and adoration a family shares though that makes the images truly special. Thank you, K family, for trusting me to capture this precious time. Hugs to the four of you. xo