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Joy
"I know where I come from, how bout you" ~Eric Church
Interests: music, running, photography, family, traveling, concerts, Graduate School, Insanity
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Photography when done for my own happiness is a form of mindfulness. It's a meditation. But, often when I'm shooting for others it is stress, anxiety and the desire to perform and please people. The days I want to escape the most are the days when the puffy cumulous clouds... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Expedition Oklahoma
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Finishing a batch of images and found the last shot of my Pumpkin. Related articles Early Morning Sardis Lake Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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There are a lot of dog pictures on my blog. Dogs are a huge part of my life. My big dogs, my little dogs, puppies, my sister's dogs ... I love dogs. When I was small my Aunt Billie took me to get my first puppy, a Collie which we... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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A visit to Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Last night I was chatting online and one of my friends said she was driving up to Oklahoma from San Antonio to go to Sad Paw Paw's Cookout in Purcell. Well, I've vaguely read posts or tweets about Sad Paw Paw and how he had a cookout and only one... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Today was the fourth trip to the dentist over what began as a routine filling for one of my children. It has been a stressful three weeks. The clouds suited my mood. Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So one of the subjects I teach is Economics. One topic of economics is "trade-offs" whenever you choose one thing over another it is a trade-off. Just like having a full time job, family and long commute, that is a trade-off that I make five days a week. So because... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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A deeply spiritual woman who lived her life in the spirit of the 19th century. My Grandma was a throwback to a simpler time. She was 41 when my father was born in the late 1930s. She was sixteen when the Titanic sunk. President Grover Cleveland was in office when... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I've been wanting to stop and take a few shots here for ages... Continue reading
Posted Jan 12, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I hate Sunday nights. I know I have to begin the drudgery of another week. A fifty mile drive and then work and all before 7:25. Today I kept looking at the outdoor temperature and looking at the bright blue skies and decided to go ahead and go out for... Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I had a better shot but it wasn't in focus. Which is how night shooting goes sometimes. This was taken on the 2nd of January. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2016 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So Christmas 2015 we finally celebrated in the family room that we envisioned had the potential to be so nice for a very long time. The tree is already down. I knew that if I didn't take it down right after Christmas it had the potential to be up until... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I finally had time to go on a walk on December 21st. Free of the obligations of photography edit and my full time job I finally took the dogs out on a walk before the craziness of the preparation for the Christmas holiday. Now that Christmas is over I have... Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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On December 5th Velma had a community dinner and Christmas Parade. This is the first town I've lived in that does a community dinner. It's nice I think communities need secular get togethers. Small town America -- It was a good evening. I haven't been shooting much. I'm finally almost... Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So right now I'm baking a pound cake. It's my blog right? I can make a category for recipes, right? YES - I can. 2 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup stick butter (margarine will work but it won't be as good) 1 teaspoon of vanilla or almond extract 5 large... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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A couple of years ago I was staunchly in support of wedding photographers not charging outlandish prices... Until I overbooked. I know that you can crank out a wedding edit in a week if that's all you do. In retrospect now I realize why it takes a month to get... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Yes I did photograph the stars briefly last week... If the wind dies down I might go out tonight. My stomach has been bothering me this week. I guess it's stress, I feel like I'm drowning and I can't stay afloat. I have so much work to do. I will... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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On November 6th we went to Tulsa for the night and spend the next Saturday at Woolaroc and the Philbrook. This was a trip I had been wanting to take since I began this page five years ago. I haven't had a lot of time this fall. No time for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I took this a couple of weeks ago but didn't have time to post it. Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Last Friday was a long day I went with my sister to Talihina to the doctor and spent an hour driving in the mountains. We didn't have a lot of time because the night before we discovered that Howard Jones (yes the 80s popstar) was going to be in concert... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Have you ever agreed to do something that was over your head and experience? Yeah, like shooting that very first wedding when you had a decent camera with a kit lens and no clue about what you were doing? I did that in 2011. So this time I agreed to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I will never be caught up with work. I have to accept it and get over it. It is the nature of the job. Yesterday was the first day I've felt "good" since September 8th so what did I do? I stayed out until almost Midnight with the moon and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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I think people romanticize the job of being a photographer, particularly a wedding photographer. They need to stop it. Just like the profession of a teacher is glorified and even sometimes viewed as some saintly profession (also stop). First of all. Stop. Right. There. The weddings that I have shot... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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Last Friday night Stoney LaRue and a few other musicians played an acoustic show in town. But, there was also a great feast. I was asked to photograph so it was pretty cool. I have spent the last week battling a sore throat and cold/congestion. I would like to feel... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma
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So here we are Monday night and tomorrow the weekend ends. It's hot out. I mean it's miserably hot out. I didn't spend my weekend outside. I spent my weekend recovering from the Rob Thomas concert in Tulsa that I went to Thursday and working in the house (never ending... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2015 at Expedition Oklahoma