Christie Mellor Photography » Custom Portraiture Based In The OKC Area

I had the extreme pleasure of photographing this beautiful family recently.  Even though I’ve known them for a while, it was amazing to visit with them and see how they’ve chosen to live out their faith and make family such a priority!  They are those rare kind of people who encourage and inspire those around them just by being themselves.  I, for one, left our session feeling just that way!  What a gift!

 

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Until Next Time,

Christie

I have really been enjoying a new app for the iPad and iPhone that I wanted to share with you.  It’s called Snapseed, and it’s by Nik Software.  Sometimes I don’t have time to grab my “big-girl camera” and want to capture something quickly, so I grab my iPhone and, viola – instant fun.  The possibilities are absolutely endless with this app, and the great thing about it is, it will instruct you how to use it the first time you open it – you can’t beat that!  Let me show you what I mean.  One evening I was outside for just a minute and happened to look up and see this.PINPretty!  But I wanted something a little more “painterly”, as they say.  So with a couple of easy steps in Snapseed, this was the result.PINThis result just kind of spoke to me – the color and texture of it.  Even though I had made this purely for my own personal enjoyment, I just sold a print of it to someone!

Here’s a shot of my precious dog, Sophie.  She’s a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and, officially, the Best Dog In The World.  Because I said so.  But I digress. . .   A couple of days ago, I caught her in a moment of staring, so I grabbed my phone and caught this.

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Yesterday morning I did something I’ve been wanting to do for a really long time.  There’s this field I drive by almost every day.  It’s just very beautiful to me – the way the long shadows fall behind these lush trees that pop up here and there is just divine.  The sea of grass is so tall, it almost skims some of the lower branches.  With a pretty tall chain link fence and a “No Trespassing” sign, I can’t really go inside of it.  But today, with a car full of groceries, I just pulled my minivan over on the side of the road and took a few shots through the fence with my phone.  (Now I normally wouldn’t suggest doing this – most people get really nervous when a woman in a minivan pulls off the road, thinking something is wrong.)  But I was quick and got away with these.  They don’t do the field justice, but they convey a little of its beauty.

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I hope you’ll try Snapseed.  It is just a really amazing tool for making an ordinary iPhone photo into something cool and different.  So if you love to experiment, go for it!  Just pay no attention to that crazy lady with her phone on the side of the road, OK?

Take care,

Christie

I’ve known Susan for about the last 15 years, so getting to photograph her wedding was such an honor.  It has been so much fun seeing the woman that she has become – a woman who’s fun, fearless and beautiful!    I’ll be posting more from her wedding to Michael in the coming weeks.  Hope you enjoy these as much as I have!

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  • Jana Berryhill

    Every time I look at these I am thankful for you and your expertise – Thanks Christie beautiful job!ReplyCancel

  • Susan

    OMGoodness.. Thank you!! you are amazing at what you do!! I cant wait to see more!!!ReplyCancel

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The first day of school has finally arrived!  The kids are excited about seeing their friends, but a little unenthusiastic about getting back to work after the summer.  So we got dressed, ate and took a few shots this morning.  And so it begins!  Happy Friday everyone!

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  • Andrea

    I cannot believe how grown up they look, but especially Annalise! Holy Moly! Beautiful girls….love Arden’s grin!ReplyCancel

Can I just say how much I appreciate these two people?  We had an impromptu engagement session in 100+ degree temperatures!  You have to be some kind of awesome to even think of doing that!  I’ve known Michael and Susan for a while now, and they are such a fun couple – totally at ease with each other, quick to laugh, just very laid back.  Watching them, it was plain to see how much they love each other.  I can’t wait to see them take this next step together!  Here are a few of my favorites from their shoot.  Hope you enjoy!

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Until next time,

Christie

  • Jana Berryhill

    These just makes me smile. What a beautiful gift – saving memories! ThanksReplyCancel

  • Susan Berryhill

    Omgoodness!!! I still love them.. THANK YOU THANK YOU.. We are sooo excited for you to be there for the day too!! I will always have this memory.. and smile.. Eeeek!!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Laura

    Awww, I love the pictures! I can’t wait to see Mike and Susan get married. Such a sweet couple.ReplyCancel