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.
Delores Diane Gillis knows the value of hard work. During her 35 years as a cleaner, she’s taken pride in tangible accomplishments such as a sparkling bathroom or a cobweb-free corner. Her work ethic and cheerful demeanor have landed her jobs with residential and commercial clients, some of which have contributed glowing testimonials to her website. She and her crew attack each sullied abode in groups of two, sanitizing kitchens and bathrooms, mopping floors, wiping windows, and covering beds with fresh linens to keep mattresses from getting chilly at night.
Carpet One Floor & Home caters to ground coverers of all types and tastes with carpet, hardwood, laminate, ceramic-tile, and vinyl flooring options. With a plethora of different carpet styles ($2.35–$8.72/sq. ft.), the shop has foot-cushioning solutions for every home. Choose from berber, saxony, and other plush varieties from trusted brands such as Tigressá, Resista, Mannington, and more.
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.
Clad in their families' colored tartans, members of more than 30 Scottish clans gather on festival grounds in Tulsa for the annual Scotfest, Oklahoma's largest Celtic music festival. Scottish traditions are passed on to festival patrons with a showcase of Highland crafts, educational workshops, and strongman Scottish games, in which more than 60 athletes compete in games that include tire flips, truck pulls, and tug of war.
Scotch tastings will feature Rubright & Hardagain answering questions about different types of scotch, the distilling process, and why some whiskies are resentful about being locked in barrels for years. Meanwhile, vendors refuel visitors with authentic Scottish food before sending them off to dance to traditional folk and Celtic rock acts such as Celtica, Tullamore, Wicked Tinkers, Seven Nations, Murder the Stout, and Celtic-influenced Texas rock band Cleghorn. A designated children's area is available for youngsters to play in.
A group of bridesmaids surrounds the bride for a postceremony photo. As the flashbulb goes off, the photographer, Andy Leithner, is smiling along with them. This is just one of the more than 1,500 weddings he has shot in his 26-year career, a kind of longevity attributed to his enthusiasm for capturing his subjects' energy. Having developed a photojournalistic, bride-focused approach to the big day has made him a seven-time winner of Oklahoma State's Best Custom Wedding Album award. Since training at both the Texas School of Photography and the Delta School of Photography, the award-winning portrait photographer has also documented innumerable graduations, births, and clouds shaped like Ansel Adams. In addition to owning Andy's Fine Portraits, he has been invited to serve as a visiting photography lecturer for the Professional Photographers of America and at Tulsa Junior College.