I just recently have been linked more closely to the art community here in Tulsa. I was attending an event weekly called Cypher 120, an open mic night with poets and musicians, at the Creative Room in the Pearl District. I was struck by a poem preformed by Written Quincey and had the chance to collaborate with a graphic designer friend, Jon Heckman, to do an animation video of the poem. So here are a few frame grabs of the upcoming video, keep your eyes out for the finished thing!!
I just recently was hired as the photographer/videographer for a company called DineDesign. I never would have imagined that I would be photographing food and restaurants, but I have absolutely loved it! It is a huge and busy industry here in Tulsa, Oklahoma and I love getting to meet all the awesome people who make it happen. Here is some of my favorite shots from some recent shoots!
I had the pleasure of photographing my cousin's engagement photos at the Mayo Hotel in Downtown Tulsa last Saturday. Such a beautiful couple and so enjoyable to be around. I can't wait for the wedding!!
The Outlet is a monthly event that is near to my heart. First off a good friend of mine, April Robertson, is behind the entire thing..and secondly not only do I get to enjoy and meet local artists, I am also supporting a different local charity every month. The first show was one of the biggest events the Creative Room had ever held and I am praying it keeps growing from there. Here are some photos I took from the first month. You can look forward to a short promo video coming from the next show…THIS SATURDAY! Creative Room: 8-11ish
Last Saturday morning I had such a great time combining my two favorite things, Coffee and Photography. I spent four hours walking around downtown Tulsa to different coffee shops and listening to the "behind the scenes" work that goes into each cup. I was able to visit Foolish Things Coffee, Chimera, Joebots Coffee Bar, Hodges Bend, Mods Coffee & Crepes, and Topeca in the Mayo Hotel. So much delicious coffee and so many cool people who are passionate about it!
Here is some recent work I shot for a company called Dine Design. I have had so much fun photographing local restaurants,events and people. Everyday I am reminded of how much I love Tulsa and all the places I have yet to see….and photograph!!
This couple was so enjoyable to shoot! Their love shines through each image..which made it easy on my end, Thanks Jacob and Diamond.
These are a few behind the scenes shots from a recent shoot I did for the opening of a new store in OKC called Weldon Jack. Go check out the whole thing on www.vimeo.com/valeriegrant
These are a few frame grabs and behind the scenes stills from my shoot this morning with Echo Bones. They are an awesome band, check their stuff out at http://echobonesmusic.com.
Huge thanks goes out to Anna Shroeder and William Staudt for helping me.
These are a few portraits of my classmates who are graduating with me this December. Our theme was Mad Men for our group portrait so I took advantage of everyone being dressed up and took a few portraits.
This is a few shots from my engagement shoot with Macrae and Justin. Such a beautiful and fun couple, had a great time photographing them. Canon 5D Mark II , 58mm Voigtlander.
I had the pleasure to photograph a friend of mine's bridals, engagement, and soon to come wedding photos. So excited for this beautiful couple!
I had the amazing opportunity to photograph my cousin's proposal yesterday. I am so excited for this beautiful couple. Shot with Canon 5D Mark II, equipped with a 17-40mm and 58mm lens.