I’m Angela; photographer, encourager, and taco-obsessed. By learning how to control my thoughts I conquered depression, anxiety, body image issues, and fear. Now I'm passionate about sharing my secrets with you!
My journey to becoming a Tulsa photographer has evolved from a love for art that elevates a person to self transcendence. Art has the power to influence emotion, drive, self-esteem, and awareness. On a daily basis art uplifts moods, sparks creative thinking, and reminds you of emotions and memories that you cherish.
My artistic past is extensive, but less than enchanting. I was that kid always in an art class, always loved art, but never quite found their niche. I loved how I could express a feeling or a thought within something that has no words; art gave me expression.
My niche came in highschool when a family friend let me “play around” with their digital slr camera. This was it. This was everything. I needed one. I photographed anything and everything in nature because that was my sweet spot in art. Next thing I knew I was helping as a “second shooter” for the family friend at an event and photographing my cousins – my first paid job! I didn’t even know I was going to be paid, but I did know I did not deserve it back then! I continued photographing friends and family for free to gain experience and understanding of my new art.
Now, what I love about portrait photography is it’s capability to warm hearts and encourage us on every level of life. Portraits give us a chance to display our achievements, remind us of what we value most in life, relive our favorite moments, and forge our future. I’m never more elated and humbled than when I watch the face of a client who is seeing their pictures for the first time – their sense of self is uplifted, their self-confidence at it’s height, and their pure joy in reliving a precious moment in time. These are the snapshots I fill my heart with. These moments are why I am a photographer.
DON'T FORGET - I'm not a doctor. I share information to inspire you, but what you do with it is your responsibility. If something I (or anyone) shares doesn't vibe right with you, ignore it. Be smart about the decisions you make for your betterment.