Flying Turtle Photography captures indelible images of kids and families during intimate snapfests. Photographer Melissa Gilbert brings a nuanced touch to maternity and newborn sessions, snatching honest expressions from tykes and proud parents. Flying Turtle’s 2,000-square-foot boutique studio illuminates compositions with both industry and natural light as Melissa puts her subjects at ease in front of a multitude of backgrounds. Alternatively, scenic outdoor spots set a natural backdrop for wedding photos, baby portraits, and Arbor Day publicity fliers, all of which can be printed by the studio.
Rachel Williams majored in Psychology, but her current clients don't sit on couches. They sit on benches—outdoors, amid fall foliage—or they perch on stone stoops, or frolic through open fields. That's because Rachel transferred her superb people skills from the study of psychology to the study of photography, putting in years of training at several studios in Texas and Oklahoma. Along the way, she learned what doesn't work, namely uniform poses, poor understandings of natural lighting, and trendy color tones that may not stand the test of time and its this understanding that garnered her the Master of Photography title from the Professional Photographers of America. That's why Rachel and her team devote themselves to quality on every front, from their portraits' careful composition to their use of professional lighting and their meticulous retouching of every portrait. This commitment manifests itself in all of Rachel's portraits, as her lens follows families, and newborns through childhood and on to high-school graduation.
Andi Bravo has always loved photography. After training on high-end software and photography techniques with top photographers in Phoenix, it was that passion that led her to open her own photography studio—Andi Bravo Photography. Her portfolio shows her ability to capture the impromptu smiles between recently engaged couples, the elegance of a bride on her wedding day, and the excitement of parents-to-be. At wedding shoots, Andi engages in open discussions of the couple's expectations and desires prior to the wedding in order to be as unobtrusive as possible on the big day. She'll even venture from her studio for on-location shoots at your favorite park or spot around town.
Tulsa Pix Photography resides within downtown Tulsa, but travels to a wide variety of different locations in order to achieve the perfect shot. The striking architecture downtown serves as an artistic setting for Tulsa Pix's studio, but photo shoots aren't limited to just this one location. They can also take place on location or at homes, where the photographer captures the smiles of kids, parents, and entire families.
Sarah Adams fell in love with photography when she got her first camera at 6 years old. When she was still a wee one, she caught the Kool-Aid Man on film, a shot that she treasured for years. Much later, on a family vacation to Florida, she found a beat-up yellow chair on a hotel balcony that captured her imagination. Hundreds of shots later, she had found the perfect image, as well as the name for her future business—Yellow Chair Photography.
Today, Sarah turns her lens toward engagements, weddings, and families at play. She documents the major events in people’s lives in artistic detail, hoping to capture more candid, real-life moments, from a genuine laugh to the exact moment you remember where you left your keys.
Twin sisters Kathy and Karen caught the photography bug as children during family vacations, where they began capturing new sights on film to treasure for all time. Their passion continues to this day, and now they snap images during shoots for families, kids, and couples. With an emphasis on fine-art photography, Kathy and Karen use traditional techniques to craft in-studio shoots with classic backgrounds and props such as tricycles, balloons, and flowers. They can also master natural light for on-location shoots of high-school seniors and other subjects.