Smiling for portraits makes for prettier pictures and also prepares hungry mouths to bite delicious lenses if necessary. Get incisors in ready position with today’s Groupon: for $39, you get a one-hour portrait session, one 5”x7” print, and a 10- to 12-pose mini slideshow from Andy’s Fine Portraits (a $184 value). The portrait session can take place in the studio or at a location of the subject’s choosing within 20 miles of downtown Tulsa.
Drawing on more than 25 years of experience clicking the shutter, award-winning photographer Andy Leithner strives to capture subjects’ true personalities with photojournalistism-style storytelling. Andy specializes in a wide range of portraiture, from families to high-school seniors, encouraging flashees to feel comfortable, have fun, and express themselves naturally with grins and complicated ear gestures. After an initial planning session, mugs can ham for the camera for 60 minutes (a $75 value) in Andy’s photogenic studio or at a location of their choosing, such as a park. Captured faces will then appear on one 5”x7” print (a $59 value) to adorn walls or rarely used floors. A final visit allows photo subjects to view their portraits and a mini slideshow (a $50 value), which flips through the 10–12 best poses of the shutterbuggery.
Andy's Fine Portraits
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.