Photographing my own daughter

When I have inspirational ideas I typically ask my own 16 year old daughter to be my “model” so I can try out new lighting techniques, editing techniques and locations on her before I drag a client to remote locations.

This location I came across while I was on a walk with my husband, behind our house just a few weeks ago and I am in love with it… all except the mud. 🙂  We took these images just before sun set and I’m kinda in love with them.Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Bella-8408

Thankfully for me, my husband was willing to drag this tree to the exact location I wanted to capture this image.

Halo by Stirlings Flowers


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This Sunflare image was Bella’s idea…. I love the softness of it.  This will probably end up on a wall in my house.



This next location, well let’s just say it was interesting…. I absolutley love the graffiti slab, but we had to chase off a few kids smoking to have the slab to ourselves.  This is going to be one of my favorite GO TO locations for Senior Boys this year.


And this location was Bella’s idea.  There was  another photographer also in this area, and I’m sure they got a big laugh out of Bella and I tromping thru the thick to get here because she forgot her shoes (who leaves home without shoes?) and I had to piggy back her to this spot… we laughed so hard because we just knew we looked ridiculous.  Next time I shoot here, we are taking my husband’s jeep into the thick so I don’t have to worry about snakes!


If you have a teenager, or High School Senior, or just want really cool Engagement photos, call me – I’d love to be your photographer.

Brenda Horan

Brenda Horan Photography

Specializing in Newborn, babies, families, teens, High School Seniors and boudoir portraits.

Bringing a creative edge to photography with 16 years of experience as a Photographer and  Studio Owner.


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Senior Portraits: Tulsa High-School Senior Lizbeth

Tulsa Photographer, Brenda Horan photographed this 2013 senior from Union High School.  Lizbeth, is such a sweetheart! We did her senior pictures in our studio and on location. We also had our amazing professional hair and makeup artist , Destry from Glamour Artz Studio, come in and do her hair and makeup. The thing I love about  Destry is that she uses high quality makeup.  It really lasts all the way until the end of the session. I love seeing how well the makeup just enhances their beauty. Here are a few of my favorites from her session!

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Senior Portraits: Hair And Make-Up By Destry

When I was a high school senior, I used the photography studio that my school was contracted with and ended up not very impressed with the results. They pulled out the same old backdrop after backdrop and all of my photos looked like the rest of my friends. 

Here at Brenda Horan Photography, we want to give our seniors a full blown experience of something that is ONLY going to happen once!  We take care of our seniors and pride ourselves on giving them an awesome senior portrait experience! We want to give YOU what I never had… gorgeous senior photos that are as unique as you are!

Our senior sessions usually consist of two separate photo appointments. We do an in studio as well as an outdoor, on location session.  We have several spots throughout  Tulsa where we photograph outdoors. Brenda will also travel to your property or favorite spot. The outdoor photos from this session were captured in Bartlesville, OK on the clients property. This particular senior chose to use our AH-MAZING hair and make-up artist, Destry, of Glamour Artz Studio– for her indoor photo shoot.  Destry travels to our studio and meets our clients prior to their photo session. She is great at listening to them and doing exactly what they hope for and envision.  Check out these gorgeous images!

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