Sunday, November 23, 2008

Tommy & Katie

Now that the website is up, I can finally stop neglecting my blog!!!!!

Over the last month, I have an endless supply of appointments. It has been great! One of my appointments during this busy month was Tommy & Katie. Great couple who are expecting their first child. She was so easy going, just like him. I love easy going couples!

Here's a few from our session!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

My Website is HERE!!!


Yes, it's here. After many, many months of editing this, changing that, designing this and creating's finished. I've spent most of the morning trying to work out any kinks it may have. I think, *crossing fingers* that they are all out by now.

So....go check it out! I hope you enjoy! It's very user friendly, and I hope you enjoy the music. My husband's song, Idol is playing in the background.

Tina Lanae

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My Website.......

It's almost here! I have everything done except for one little task. It's not really a huge task, but it's a big deal for me. This will just sound so funny when I actually say it, but here goes.

My daunting task that just looms over me like an Oklahoma storm sneaking in during the month of May is......a picture of me. I need to post a self-portrait on my website in the about me section. Now, to you this may sound extremely odd since I'm a photographer, and I should have many pictures of myself. Well, I'm usually the one taking the picture.

I have the technology to take my own, but it's just so hard. I'm so picky when it comes to pictures. It takes me weeks sometimes to work on pictures for my clients. (My heaven sent customers who don't complain!) Quality takes time!!! :) I just don't ever take a picture that I am happy with. make a long story short, my website is complete except for my self-portrait. I'll shout it to the world once that is complete. I can't wait for it to go live! I've worked for months on this project.

On another's another one of my favorites located in my Art Boutique titled Just Around the Bend.


Tina Lanae

Saturday, November 8, 2008

It's a beautiful Saturday morning......

Good Morning!

It's husband is away on a camping trip. No husband. No kids. I couldn't even sleep in! I woke up thinking about photography today, which is very typical for me. I just can't turn my brain off sometimes. It just gets to going..........the life of being an artist!

I worked on a few photos from an outside wedding that I shot. This was a lovely couple. He was a ham for the camera, and she was really calm and relaxed. This couple followed all standard traditions....some I had never heard of, and supplied each other with gifts that are to bring the best of luck. Now, a lot of people say that ladybugs are good luck, and this wedding was full of them. Literally. There were ladybugs everywhere. At one point, the bride had them all in her gown. Of course, we had to take a few for this odd event!

I still have quite a ways to go on this wedding, but here's just a couple of shots that I've done so far. Enjoy!

Tina Lanae

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Frisco.....Here I Come!

Here is one of my favorites! In case you don't know, Lanae Photography not only does portraiture photography, but we also have an online store to purchase Fine Art. There's never any rhyme or reason to our madness. We just take a few pictures of this, a few pictures of that, and voila! we're having a blast! This one was taken in Pauls Valley, OK at the retired train downtown. It's a nice area in an older part of town surrounded by a gazebo and brick streets. I love visiting and submerging myself into those older and historic areas. I love it!
So, I hope you enjoy this picture! All of my Fine Art pics are available at Lanae Photography's Etsy Store. Go check it out! You might find a piece of artwork that you just can't live without!
Tina Lanae

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

What a Week!!!!


This week has been tremendous! I have had 4 sessions, 1 wedding and experienced a history making election!!!! It really has been a great week, but it has been busy!

I'm in the midst of working on the wedding photos, but I wanted to share a few pictures from a recent session I had. It was a family session, but I just couldn't help snapping a few of this little cowboy. There wasn't a need for him to get into character or pose. Lane was great! I just followed him everywhere, and this shining personality just came out. I hope you enjoy them!

My website is actually finished, but I'm "learning" how to put the music on it!!!! Yes, I am sometimes, computer challenged!!!! I am not afraid to admit this, and I hope I can learn something new everyday!!! I'll let you know as soon as the new one goes live!

Have a great week, and don't forget this week! It is a story to be told for years!

Tina Lanae

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Life Has Slowed Down.......Temporarily

Wow! It has been such a busy week!!!!! Now, some of you may not be aware, but I do have a full-time job other than photography. I work for the Chickasaw Nation, like pretty much everybody else in Ada, OK. I have an online store for my artwork, I have my portrait photography and I'm also a co-sponsor for a new blog, .

My friend Stacy, who resides in Wisconsin, dreamt up this wonderful idea for this blog. It's informative and fun! I must admit, she's the brains and most of the muscle behind this shindig!!! I'm really great at moral support! GO STACY!!!! Go check out the blog if you get a chance. There's a new how-to posted every week, and postings throughout the week along the same topic of items you can buy or supplies to make them. Who knows, you might find yourself another hobby.

One of the photoshoots I had this weekend was with a senior. She's the cutest thing, and talk about photogenic. She was great to work with, and never questioned me when I put her in really odd positions for a picture. She definitely was a trooper. Here's a few pics to give you an idea:

I'm still working on the website. Just a few more things to complete, and I will be finished!!! I'm so excited, but the perfectionist in me just won't let it go yet!!!!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Lanae Photography featured in another blog!!!!!

Good evening OU fans and others!!!!

Before any of you get offended, I do not follow football at all. I follow, sometimes unwillingly, the man on the couch beside me wearing the OU shirt who spends a lot of time yelling at the tv. So, with football not being one of my forte's, I snagged my sister-in-law's laptop and decided to do something productive. I've never been a big fan of just sitting around not doing anything anyway. So, in other words, it's BLOG time!!!

Lanae Photography was featured today in the Photographer's of Etsy's Team Blog. I am a member of this wonderously talented group, and I consider it a very humbling honor to be included with the artists that are recognized as well.

The game is almost over (whew!) and maybe I can get back to a somewhat normal life now!!!!

Just FYI, OU is ahead 45 to 31 with 51 seconds left! I'm outta here~

Tina Lanae

Friday, October 17, 2008

2 Years in the Making.....

It's almost here. My long awaited website and blog are finally peeking their eyes around the corner...waiting for me to show them to the world.......

Two years ago this month, I ventured out on a dream that I had hoped would lead me here but never dreamed it would have been this much fun.

I've always yearned to "take pictures", but being a photographer never seemed to be what I was destined for. My parents never pushed for me to be a photographer. They pushed for a teacher. I mean, who could blame them. They work Monday-Friday, most holidays off, SUMMERS off, leaving school around 3:30......and they had time for my twin sister and me. That was the most important. They've always pushed for me to be a teacher, and I truly thank them for that. I think I would be great at it, and I may do that someday. For now, I'm loving this!!!!!!

I've never been the type of individual who could really focus on one thing for too long. I would get bored at my jobs. I would get bored with my clothes. I just got bored. I never really understood why that was, and to tell you the truth, I didn't think about it too much. I just took that for it was who I was, and I accepted it. Nothing wrong with that, right?

My husband, who I'm sure you will hear many mentions of during this blog, knew I had a passion for photography, and he bought me my first DSLR camera. My first reaction was we didn't need to be spending that kind of money right now, but the camera had hypnotized me. I soon forgot we were now more poor than before.

From day one, I started taking pictures of EVERYTHING! You name it, I took a picture of it. To make this novel of a story short, it evolved into Lanae Photography. It evolved into this business, which my husband refers to as a jobby (job/hobby) that I am never dreading doing everyday. I can't wait to get home to continue what project I had taken on the day before.

So.....hopefully within the next few weeks, will have it's re-birth. It will evolve into the future of Lanae Photography, and I truly hope that you are involved in it one way or another.

See you soon!

Tina Lanae
Lanae Photography
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