Christie Mellor Photography » Custom Portraiture Based In The OKC Area

“Never shall I forget the time I spent with you. Please continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.”

 -Ludwig Van Beethoven

A few years ago, some of our closest friends moved away to Vienna, Austria to work with an organization that provides Bibles to Eastern European nations.  Naturally we were thrilled for them and knew that what they were doing was incredibly important, but we also knew that we would miss them all terribly.  Thanks to the technology of Skype, we have been able to keep in touch over the years.  What a world we live in!  Not only can we talk to our dear friends, but our kids can see each other and actually play together over the computer – something that wasn’t really possible only a few years ago!  Despite how amazing Skype can be, you can imagine how excited we were to learn they would be visiting this summer – for a month!!!   Needless to say, it has been like old times having them here, and I am SO grateful.

To preserve this time, I wanted to get a few shots of the girls together before our friends left to go home.   The heat refused to cooperate – it was still 106 degrees when the sun was setting!  But the girls had a great time giggling, playing games and did I mention giggling?  Here are a few pics.  Enjoy!

Until Next Time,

Christie

  • Gina Chapman

    Beautiful Photos Christie! I wished we lived closer so you could take some snapshots of my family.ReplyCancel

    • admin

      Thanks, Gina! I wish we lived closer, too! I’d love a good photo buddy! If you’re ever in OK . . . 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Bishop

    I never saw any sweat!!! The girls must have had so much fun they never thought about it. Precious pics!!!ReplyCancel

It’s been a while since my last post.  Partly because the last few weeks have completely gotten away from me, but mostly because it has been HOT.  I don’t mean normal heat, but the kind of heat that keeps you ducking for cover inside your home, praying your air conditioner is happy and well-cared for, you know?  It’s the kind of heat reported in places that normally don’t see these kind of temperatures – the kind that, when combined with the natural disasters we seem to hear about constantly, cause people to ask each other if there are actually more occurrences of “global weirdness” each year or just the perception that there are more because of how small our world has gotten with news coverage.  Either way, it is h-o-t, people!  And folks are just not that excited about having photo sessions in 100+ degree weather – go figure, haha.

Actually, I have been working on a couple of shoots I can’t wait to share with you.  Until then, I will be praying for rain.  Rain to cool us down, rain to soak this over-baked ground and bring relief to all those struggling to pay their water and power bills these past couple of months.  Won’t you join me?

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Until Next Time,

Christie

I love a good aquarium.  I love visiting them, taking my time and marveling at all the crazy variety of life under water.  Also great – air conditioning!  Combine the two and you’ve got a great summer acitivity for the family!  So we took in the Tennessee Aquarium yesterday.  If you haven’t been there, I highly recommend it.  We’ve visited several in different cities and this one is right up there with the best.

I wanted to take photos of the day, but found it to be very challenging.  Shooting through glass, low light, constantly moving subjects – I have a new appreciation for all those photographing marine life!  Despite the challenges of taking these photos, I had a blast!  It’s so nice to look back at all the beautiful things we enjoyed.  The jellyfish were my very favorite.  Couldn’t you just stare at them all day long?  Hope you enjoy them, too!

Until Next Time,

Christie

 

  • Andrea

    How fun!ReplyCancel

  • Ralph

    This is National Geographic grade material! Unbelievably difficult to obtain this quality under the conditions.ReplyCancel

    • admin

      That’s high praise, coming from you, Ralph! Thank you!ReplyCancel

Yesterday morning we went to visit some family property that was hit by an F5 tornado back in April.  The stark contrast between the dense trees that had covered the entire area and the chewed up landscape of today was shocking, to say the least.  Even after the media moves on in their coverage of the next big story, the affected people must still put their lives back together a little more each day.  It is very sobering.

The photos I took in color were an accurate representation of what we saw.  You could see all the details of the devastation, but there was still something lacking.  For some reason, a reason I can’t quite put my finger on, the same photos felt completely different by removing most of the color.

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The lack of color in these photos gives them such a haunted quality, don’t you think?  You feel the isolation and the despair so much more.

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Yet on the opposite end of the spectrum, the lack of color can convey a sense of calm and serenity.  Just yards away this barn still stood amid the chaos all around.  It felt like a haven there – aging and untouched.  I wanted to share these with you, because it’s amazing how the use of color, or lack of it, can communicate so powerfully.

Until next time,

Christie