The Bloggity Blog

Welcome to my new blog!  Keep up with the latest news and photos from Tara Lokey Photography.

Win a year’s worth of portrait sessions! Enter by Monday, November 19!

It's my birthday month (cue cheers!), and I wanted to do something extra special this year to celebrate.  I'm going to give one lucky person/family a year's worth of professional portrait sessions!  Yep, you read that correctly...this prize is worth over $1000!  I will be randomly drawing the contest winner live on my Facebook page on Monday, November 19 @ 1:30pm CST. (click on the post title to read the full post)

Fall family portraits and baby’s first birthday cake smash in Oklahoma City

I love working with my former wedding clients, and I've gotten to photograph former wedding clients Blaire and Chase's cute little family as it's grown, initially with a first birthday session for their first child and most recently with a first birthday session for their second child at Will Rogers Park in Oklahoma City. (click on the post title to read the full post)

Embarrassing confession of a professional mom-tographer | Oklahoma wedding and portrait photographer

I have an embarrassing confession to make.  I have thousands of professional portraits of my 5-year-old daughter and our family from the past 6 years that are just sitting on my computer in digital purgatory.  And more than half of them were taken by other professional photographers.  This accounts for a significant investment in session fees and digital files that I never got around to doing anything with because...time....life...kid...work.  You name it, I have used it as an excuse.  (click on post title to read the whole post)

NOW BOOKING! Limited edition Fall family portrait sessions in OKC | Oklahoma family portrait photographer

Six days and five different locations!  Freshen up your family's photos with some fun Fall portraits.  Details below!  Fall is my absolute favorite season for portrait sessions.  With my own family's portraits, I try to do Spring portraits and Fall portraits, but if we get too busy to do both, we ALWAYS do our Fall portraits.  (click on the post title to view the full post)

Caroline + Danner | Summer afternoon wedding at Dominion House in Guthrie, Oklahoma

Summer in Oklahoma is rarely rainy - in fact, usually we're in a drought by July - so I believe it was a sign of good luck when we had a light refreshing rain shortly before Caroline and Danner's afternoon "I do's" at the Dominion House in Guthrie, OK this summer.  (click on the post title to read the full post)

Jordan + Jeff | Winter wonderland wedding at Renaissance Waterford Hotel in Oklahoma City

Draping crystals, metallic decor and linens, and vibrant red rose petal accents transformed Jordan and Jeff's November wedding at Oklahoma City's Waterford Renaissance hotel into a stunning winter wonderland.  Their wedding team included many of my personal favorite vendors from Oklahoma's wedding industry.  And they did not disappoint!  (click on the post title to read the full post)

Introducing the signature portrait series “In Mommy’s Wedding Dress” | For girls ages 3-8 | Sessions April 21 only

For ladies especially, our wedding day is one of the most important days in our lives...until we become a mom.  And then our kids become our everything.  I'm mom to a spunky almost 5 year old daughter, and as both a mom and a photographer, my kid is probably one of the most photographed kids around (ok, so that's pretty much every photographers' kids). LOL!  But my mommy heart loves that she and I will have all of those photos that document the various stages of her life and personality, both in professional portraits and every day candid photos. (click on the post title to read the full post)

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