family photography

LeClear Family | Oklahoma City Family Photographer

LeClear Family | Oklahoma City Family Photographer
LeClear Family | Oklahoma City Family Photographer
LeClear Family | Oklahoma City Family Photographer
LeClear Family | Oklahoma City Family Photographer
LeClear Family | Oklahoma City Family Photographer
LeClear Family | Oklahoma City Family Photographer
LeClear Family | Oklahoma City Family Photographer
LeClear Family | Oklahoma City Family Photographer
LeClear Family | Oklahoma City Family Photographer
LeClear Family | Oklahoma City Family Photographer
LeClear Family | Oklahoma City Family Photographer
LeClear Family | Oklahoma City Family Photographer

Sara Masters-Blacksten is an Oklahoma City based newborn photographer, specializing in on-location newborn portraits across the Greater Oklahoma City Metro. Travel rates are available for client's outside the Oklahoma City Metro. To book your newborn session or for more information please e-mail sara@smbphotographyokc.com

Oklahoma City Family Photographer | The R Family | SMB Photography

The really is nothing quite like the bond between a father and son. I photographed "A" for his birthday last year and when Dad phoned me this year to find out about scheduling another session I was super excited. There's nothing more fun and joyful, as a photographer, than client's who come back to me time and time again. The joy of watching my client's children and babies grow is awesome, and I do have the most amazing client's!

We did their family session around Downtown Oklahoma City, you may recognize some of the locations if you're familiar with the area. It was such a perfect evening; the weather was gorgeous, and we had a blast. I hope you can see from the images that I like to keep my family sessions as relaxed and carefree as possible. I want to capture families having real, genuine interactions and goofing off together. The truth is is 10 years would you rather see a stiff posed image of your family, or an image of you being your true selves? I want the real deal on my walls, so those are the images I deliver to my client's. Sometimes that means my family portrait clients get fairly large galleries, like these guys, cause the love was big, the laughs were frequent, and we had fun!

Oklahoma City Family Photographer | The R Family | SMB Photography
Oklahoma City Family Photographer | The R Family | SMB Photography
Oklahoma City Family Photographer | The R Family | SMB Photography
Oklahoma City Family Photographer | The R Family | SMB Photography
Oklahoma City Family Photographer | The R Family | SMB Photography
Oklahoma City Family Photographer | The R Family | SMB Photography
Oklahoma City Family Photographer | The R Family | SMB Photography
Oklahoma City Family Photographer | The R Family | SMB Photography
Oklahoma City Family Photographer | The R Family | SMB Photography
Oklahoma City Family Photographer | The R Family | SMB Photography
Oklahoma City Family Photographer | The R Family | SMB Photography

Sara Masters-Blacksten is an Oklahoma City based newborn photographer, specializing in on-location newborn portraits across the Greater Oklahoma City Metro. Travel rates are available for client's outside the Oklahoma City Metro. To book your newborn session or for more information please e-mail sara@smbphotographyokc.com

Baby Boston | Oklahoma City Newborn Photographer

So hello to Boston! This little guy is not only absolutely adorable, he was a perfect angel for our newborn session. He slept pretty much the whole time! If we're being honest, there's not anything cuter than a brand new baby! They smell delicious, have the cutest little lips and fingers and toes, I could just eat 'em up! 

Big Congratulations to Mom, Dad, big Brother, and Sister! 

 

Contact Me to schedule your newborn portrait session!

Sara Masters-Blacksten is an Oklahoma City based newborn photographer, specializing in on-location newborn portraits across the Greater Oklahoma City Metro. Travel rates are available for client's outside the Oklahoma City Metro. To book your newborn session or for more information please e-mail sara@smbphotographyokc.com

Lifestyle Family Portraits | Oklahoma City Family Photographer

This session was so much fun! Dad contacted me and wanted a session for himself and his son, as a surprise for Mom! How sweet is that?!? He didn't want posed images, he just wanted me to capture him and his son playing and hanging out, so off we went. The Botanical Gardens were a perfect backdrop for this kind of session. The images we got are gorgeous and just what Dad wanted!

 

Contact Me to find out more, or to schedule your own session.

Sara Masters-Blacksten is an Oklahoma City based newborn photographer, specializing in on-location newborn portraits across the Greater Oklahoma City Metro. Travel rates are available for client's outside the Oklahoma City Metro. To book your newborn session or for more information please e-mail sara@smbphotographyokc.com

Tips for Photographing Your Children | Oklahoma City Children's Photographer

Photographing your own children, even when you photograph children for a living, is definitely a challenge! Just like with everything else, our own kids act up most, for us. I've found some things make it much easier to get my little guy to cooperate, and even have fun!

When I want to photograph my son, it's easiest to let him just be himself; running around, playing, fighting imaginary villains, etc. My son loves to be the center of attention, so when I'm watching him, or we're playing together, is the best time to get the camera out. 

I never try to force taking photo's on him; I want him to have fun when I'm photographing him. I don't want it to become a negative experience. If he doesn't want his photo taken, then I put my camera away. In my experience, if he has a bad time doing something once, he doesn't want to try it again. 

When it comes to my own children, or my client's children, my favorite images, are always the unscripted, unplanned images. Children are amazing to photograph, and when you let them play and explore and just be children, the images are powerful. Their expressions are always more authentic, when they aren't being forced into them.

Sara Masters-Blacksten is an Oklahoma City based newborn photographer, specializing in on-location newborn portraits across the Greater Oklahoma City Metro. Travel rates are available for client's outside the Oklahoma City Metro. To book your newborn session or for more information please e-mail sara@smbphotographyokc.com

What to expect at your family portrait session | OKC Family Photographer

Having your family photographed can be overwhelming, and I find that the best way to help ease client concerns and fears is good communication. The more that my photography clients know what to expect and how everything works the better the experience is for everyone. I want my clients to have fun, make memories and have beautiful images of their families.

All of my photo sessions take place on-location, all around the Oklahoma City Metro. I have a list of locations that I love to photograph at, but if you have somewhere in mind, please let me know. I want your portraits to reflect you and your family.

The best time of day for photography is late afternoon/early evening. This is commonly referred to as The Golden Hour. If you think of the beautiful colors in the sky in the early evening, and the gorgeous golden tones, this is what we’re after. The lighting is beautiful and colorful, and it also prevents harsh shadows that are created in midday.

I arrive on-location prior to our scheduled time. I like to take a look around and plan out where we’re going to be photographing. I also get set-up and take a look at the different lighting. Our session starts promptly at the scheduled time.

At family portrait sessions, you can expect for us to photograph your family as a whole, and capture images of the individual relationships; Mom and Dad, Dad and children, Mom and children, etc. We’ll start with the more posed shots, and move on to more relaxed and natural shots. We’ll also move around at our location and get a variety of surroundings.

If I’m photographing your children, my aim is to get them to be themselves. I want to capture their genuine personality. In order to do that, I may take them a short distance away from Mom and Dad, and interact with them one on one. I find that most children have an easier time warming up to me and the camera, when they don’t feel like their being watched. If your little one is having a bad day, or not feeling well, please let me know. I’m happy to reschedule if the need arises.

Once we’ve wrapped up our portrait session, I’ll get to work editing your photographs. Make sure to like SMB Photography on Facebook, I usually post a Sneak Peak. It typically takes about a week to get them all edited and uploaded to your Gallery. As soon as your Gallery is ready, I’ll e-mail you a link and password to access it. Your Gallery will be available for viewing and ordering for 7 days.

If you have any questions that I didn’t answer, or are ready to book your session, please feel free to Contact Me

 

Sara Masters-Blacksten is an Oklahoma City based newborn photographer, specializing in on-location newborn portraits across the Greater Oklahoma City Metro. Travel rates are available for client's outside the Oklahoma City Metro. To book your newborn session or for more information please e-mail sara@smbphotographyokc.com