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Moving to Downtown Tulsa! | Big Announcements

Moving to Downtown Tulsa! | Big Announcements

There are so many absolutely wonderful things in the work right now! First, Trademark Photos is moving it’s studio to Downtown Tulsa! That’s right, our glamorous new spot will be located on the 7th floor of the Reunion Center Building on 4th and Main, right in the heart of downtown. I fell in love with the space the moment I saw it and have dreamed of not much else since. I can’t wait to show you all once the build out is completed!

Features of the new space:

  • it has the most delicious natural light
  • offers ample space for studio lit shoots
  • doubles as my office, editing space and it will also serve as a great meeting space for client consultations and post-session reveals!
  • We have been given permission to shoot on the rooftop for an amazing cityscape view and
  • We have also been told we can photograph on the fire escapes…..so many possibilities for fashion editorial!
  • There is going to be a hair and make up station inside the studio (we have two pros in house you can choose from)
  • Outside, we are in the middle of the Art Deco District which offers amazing backdrops on its own within walking distance
  • We are three blocks away from the famed Blue Dome District and Guthrie Green areas for more shooting options

Also, I am bringing in a second photographer to share the space with and teach. He’s been in to photography for about 10 years and will likely be assisting me on shoots from time to time.

**Squeeeeee!!!** I can’t contain my excitement! It’s been a battle to get to this point, but I couldn’t be more excited that its finally happening! Say hello to the newest Tulsa photographer! 🙂

Stay tuned for more updates on our Instagram account (click one of the videos above and follow). We will be posting more as it’s completed <3

Click here for directions to the new studio: HERE

 

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Lyon Construction | Tulsa Business

I had the pleasure of working with Charlie Lyon of Lyon Construction in the Brookside neighborhood of Downtown Tulsa. Charlie and I met through our networking group and he invited me out to the job site of a restaurant he’s doing the build-out on to snap a few photos for marketing purposes.

He was such a delight and gave me a tour of the new restaurant and other spaces he’s working on in Brookside. I was really impressed and I know I’ll be recommending his services to others! He’s a super nice guy and he does residential / commercial construction and repairs.

Business Information:

Lyon Construction

Tulsa, OK

Phone: 918.760.2274

Or visit them online at www.LyonConstruct.com

As a little surprise for Charlie, I threw in a little video to help him market his business…..

On to the pictures!

 

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Churchill Family | Claremore, OK

Churchill Family | Claremore, OK

Welcome back, everyone!

I recently had a fabulous session with the Churchill family. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I truly have the best clients ever! This family was no exception, either. Their two-year old twins were so full of energy and antics! I had a hard time keep up with their cuteness 🙂

We met at the RSU Nature Trail. I love shooting at the RSU Nature Trail because its so simple and beautiful but not crowded.

It truly was an amazing photo shoot. And if any of you are considering a family session or are prepping for an upcoming session, heed the words of Genie:

“I wasn’t sure what to bring, so we brought some options,” she says. Solid advice! Best you have too much than not enough, right?! 😉

Okay, on to pictures of the Churchill family!

 

 

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Cherie & Lilly | Lookout Mountain, CO

Cherie & Lilly | Lookout Mountain, CO

Hi, everyone!

Oh how I just adore the family I’m blogging about today. I’m lucky enough to say I’ve photographed Lilly’s birth and now for her second birthday! I truly can’t believe how much she has grown and changed since I first met Lilly and her mom, Cherie.

When Cherie called me to take their photos again, I immediately began counting down the days to our session!

And as for the day of the shoot, I had a blast! Many photographers find two year old’s a challenge, but I find them fun! It’s a great excuse to act like a kid again…..Grandma & Grandpa even came along to help out. They had a pretty great time, too.

Cherie thought everything out ahead of time and had multiple outfits for Lilly as well as some fun props (who doesn’t LOVE glitter?!)

Okay, enough text. Check out the wonderful Tschida family!

 

 

 

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Harper Everist | Newborn Session

Harper Everist | Newborn Session

Hello beautiful picture lovers!

Today I have a real treat for you and it comes in the form of a newborn baby named Harper. Hold on to your socks – this little lady is so cute she may blow them right off!

It feels like only a few months ago I was photographing Sarah & Tyler’s first newborn. I can’t believe it’s already been two years since that session! I remember when I first met Tyler & Sarah at Red Rocks for their maternity session, too! I couldn’t believe how perfect they were for each other.

Because our last photo shoot went so well, I was delighted when they called me up to schedule photos with their adorable little Harper.

Anyway, I am beyond honored that they asked me to work with them again and to photograph little Harper Phoenix Everist. As you can see from the photographs below, she is an ultra sweetheart and was a joy to work with. Check it out for yourself!

 

 

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The Rothe Family | Littleton, CO

The Rothe Family | Littleton, CO

Hi again, everyone!

Let me stop for a second to tell you that I am seriously the luckiest photographer in the world. My clients are always so wonderful to work with. That’s true of my session with the Rothe family, too!

I met up with them during my trip to Denver in May at South Valley Park in Littleton, Colorado and the weather was ah-mazing for photo-taking. There was a little fear in the air beforehand because there was rain in the forecast and no room to reschedule, but all turned out great! It was the perfect temperature with a light breeze and the clouds looked awesome in our shots! While the weather was fine and the scenery was nice, it was the Rothe family that made this shoot such a treat.

Last time I photographed them (a few years back), they were a family of four and their littlest at the time (Avarie) was about the age of our youngest star in this shoot: Miss Violet. It was wonderful to see how they’ve grown <3

This family is not only photogenic, but also a close-knit group who clearly love spending time together. Alisa, Chris, Em, Avarie & Violet are lucky to have each other 🙂

Check out the photos below!

 

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Stephanie & Gwen | Red Rocks, CO

Stephanie & Gwen | Red Rocks, CO

The topic of discussion for today is two of my favorite people, Stephanie & Gwen from Arvada, Colorado. If the names or faces look familiar to you, it’s because I’ve photographed this family before and little Gwennie’s tea party is in my general portfolio, featured right here on my website. Stephanie and I have been friends since before Gwen was born 7 years ago, in fact, her daughter and my son share a birthday!

Previous session
Gwen in April of 2015

I was so excited when I got a call from Stephanie saying she wanted to book a session with daughter during my last trip out to Denver. I remember when Gwen was a little baby and to see how much she’s grown is just amazing! This little girl has overcome so much in her 7 years on this planet! I was happy to know that they enjoyed working with me as much as I enjoyed them!

When I visited their home recently, the images from our last session were proudly being displayed on their walls. “We love these pictures so much,” says Donette (Stephanie’s mom), “but its time to update them with new pictures. I can’t wait to see what you capture!” I’m so honored to do this for your family!

Not only is Stephanie a hard-working single mom of a child with special needs, she also runs her own business (a few actually) and she’s a career Army Reservist! She’s tough as nails and just about as nice as can be….. I couldn’t be more excited to give you these images, Steph 🙂

As expected, Mom did a wonderful job preparing their matching outfits for our session. I thought the colors played well with the scenery and they looked adorable, to boot!

Because my last session with Stephanie & Gwen went so well, I knew it wouldn’t be any different this time around. And I was right! Check it out for yourself:

 

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Princess For A Day: Makeover & Photoshoot Contest

Princess For A Day: Makeover & Photoshoot Contest

What girl doesn’t dream of being treated like a princess for a day? Just because we get older, the fantasy doesn’t go away! Sometimes, I think the wish grows stronger as we have children….Calgon, take me away! LOL!

To celebrate all the wonderful things that are happening for us right now, I am going to host a contest! YOU, my dear, can be a princess for a day! If you are the winner of our contest, you’ll be pampered, and prettied by our hair and make up team, then photographed in the same style befitting of Hollywood royalty. Then, after the experience is over, you’ll get to take home photographic proof of your beauty in the form of a matted 5×7 proof of your choice and it’s matching social media sized sharing digital file. How awesome is that?!

Details on how to enter below…super easy and no purchase necessary 🙂

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Jenney’s Maternity Session | Claremore Maternity Photographer

Jenney’s Maternity Session | Claremore Maternity Photographer

Every once in a while, you’ll meet someone and know that God put them there for a reason. Meet Jenney, she’s one of those people in my life. We met through a mutual friend who started out as a client of my husband’s. As it turns out, Jenney used to live in the house that I currently live in! In addition, we both love essential oils, are mommas who love to TRY and eat clean, send our kids to Christian schools and we both have connections to lineman (super dangerous job – thank a lineman if you have power!). That’s a whole lotta randomness that, to me, is amazing that we have in common. She’s pretty awesome!

As a Claremore maternity photographer, I decided to put a call out for a maternity model not too long ago and our mutual friend suggested Jenney fill the spot. While Jenney wasn’t feeling her prettiest (I mean, who is at 37 weeks with their fourth child!) she decided to go ahead and do it because this was her LAST planned pregnancy and having maternity photos is something she hadn’t done with the previous 3 kids. Being the last, it’s a kind of bittersweet memento of the magical times she grew a tiny human inside of her and she will now have these portraits to look back and cherish these times.

She arrived not really knowing what to expect. I welcomed her into my studio (which used to be her old bedroom) and we began talking about what she hoped to get out of the experience. I threw a few curlers in her hair and touched up her make up while we chatted. Before long, we were ready to start shooting! We started in the dress she brought but as the session progressed, I brought out some long pieces of fabric to fashion a custom maternity dress that looked downright elegant on her 🙂

This is what she said directly following the session BEFORE she even saw one preview:

I want to day a HUGE thank you to Tami Molinaro for making me feel absolutely beautiful during our photo shoot this evening. The only other time I’ve felt that comfortable in front of a camera and pretty was my wedding day. YOU have a true gift. Thank you for making this pregnant woman feel amazing!

This is what she said AFTER she saw this preview:

Thank you again Tami Molinaro for taking such beautiful maternity photos. It’s not easy to make a huge pregnant lady feel beautiful on a hot Oklahoma spring day but you succeeded.

I am so happy to have been able to deliver such a great experience for you, Jenney!

Stay tuned for a sneak peek at the newborn session we did for her just before our Denver trip! Little D’s big debut!

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Boots on the Boulevard | Photobooth Fun!

I am so excited to announce that I will be a vendor for one of the biggest events to roll through Claremore! Every year, the rodeo comes through town and it’s a REALLY big deal! Main Street hosts a Food Truck Thursday event every month during the warm season that is like a street festival; this month, Food Truck Thursday kicks off a four day celebration of the Will Rogers Stampede, 3 time PRCA Small Rodeo of the Year.

This year, its reported that we will have 14 food trucks slingin’ their awesome bites, street vendors (like me) offering all kinds of fun and items to purchase and the stores that line Will Rogers Blvd will be open late for shopping. There’s going to be a kid area where kids can let loose and have fun and there will also be live bands and get this…..Zumba classes! We are expecting a pretty large turnout, so come early and expect to stay late because there’s an after party on Missouri until 11pm.

Here’s the Facebook event listing for more info: click here

So what is a portrait photographer doing down on Main Street for Boots on the Boulevard? Well, I had so much fun running the Easter Bunny Pictures for Main Street that they invited me back to run a Western themed photo booth! Come on down between 6p-9p and you’ll find me set up by RCB Bank with a booth fully stocked for some goof-offery! Oh, and there’s a fun little drawing where you can ENTER TO WIN A FREE SESSION from me while you’re there.

1 sitting for $3 gets you (2) 2″x 6″ strips like this:

You can purchase a reprint or a second sitting for just $2 (1 for $3 or 2 for $5). I think the best part of having a photo booth is “testing” it, lol!

Photo Booth Food Truck Thursday
Boots on the Boulevard

Here’s a little sneak peek at some of my wares. Initially I was going to make it a flat $5 per session, but I’ve since revised that 😉

 

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