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{2012 valentine mini session details!}

Saturday, January 7, 2012

valentine mini details:

15 mini session

35-50 fully edited photos on cd with copyright release.


the mini colors are: black, white, pink, red

suggested clothing: polka dots, ties, bow ties, converse, hats, suspenders…

session taking place at the studio location and will be offered the entire month of january through february 16th. All cd’s can be picked up 10 days from the session date at the studio. All organic bloom frames are 15% off when ordered at your session or cd pickup. please contact studio manager, kimm, to book a time slot.

also, if you have a regularly scheduled full hour session you sure can take part in the valentine setup as some of your photos!


{new studio location OPEN HOUSE!}

Friday, August 5, 2011

Please join us for the  art and soul photography NEW studio open house! friday, september 16th from 7-9pm at 1217 nw 36th norman 73072 all are welcome and we will be having yummy cookies, photo booth, live music, door prizes and MORE!

Peace, love & new studios!

Picnik collage

{fall bookings!}

Friday, July 22, 2011

fall bookings are now open! schedule today to get your preferred date. It’s going to be a GREAT FALL!


out and about doing little miss auburn’s four year photos and it hit me…..she will be FOUR! How the heck is it possible….where did my baby go? even when the invites came in for her party and the had a big stinking number 4 on them it still didn’t seem like it could be real. four is her favorite number so i guess it fits her. four is my favorite number, another of the many things we share. but, still, her being four just seems insane. crazy. too fast. too much. just when i thought NOTHING on earth could be sweeter than a two year old girl, three came in and blew me out of the water. never could have expected she would be even more fun, more sweet, more lovable, but somehow she was. and, i know that four will be just as great, but man, i just need to freeze time a bit longer. a few things i learned this session that could come in very handy for parents having a photo session with a 3, 4, 5 year old…….try this with me for your next session and i can promise you will be even more in love with your images. i tried it out with my little muse, and it worked like a charm. forgive me as i tend to use ideas on my little one to test them out to see if they work, but a photograph has to try things out somewhere, right :)

-one outfit. simple and sweet, one outfit. changing clothes throws off the flow of a session for kids, they think “oh, we must be all finished, where is my prize :) i would say find an outfit you simply adore and we will shoot it like crazy. (uptown kids, you can NEVER go wrong with their colorful outfits and many choices – classen curve, just right north of the studio) now, for little kiddos (babies up to the age of two) they are totally used to changing clothes a jillion times a day from messes and what not, so it is usually not a big deal at all for the little ones, but think about your older kids – usually one outfit per day so three changes in an hour throws them off a bit….

-start telling  your child / children days in advance that you will be going on a treasure hunt (and let me know you have prepared them for this and i will be all sorts of prepared for the fun) forget the old, “we are going to take photos and you need to smile and be happy” approach. during the session below we got all these photos in a matter of 25 mins, and it was all based around the “treasure hunt” finding small pennies and dimes all over the ground, looking for lost treasure. it worked and then some! kids love to play, they don’t understand why the heck mom’s want photos or why they have to smile and giggle, but they do understand PLAYING! So, prepare them for play!

-another idea, a cheap prop to add color! i always bring lots of props to a session, but always feel free to spice it up in the coming summer months. bright balloons (10 bucks and you have just popped the colors in your photos plus kids adore them) a bunch of wildflowers for your little girl to hold – a superman cape for your little boy….the list can go on and on… can never go wrong bringing fun things with bold color and textures! and, never be afraid of bringing these things to your family session as well.

these are jut a few ideas to make your photo session a bit more fun and relaxed and keep mom and dad off  smile patrol for the session. my job is to capture your kids just as they are. and, you make my job so easy with your ADORABLE kiddos! thanks thanks and thanks for sharing them with art and soul! looking forward to some fun in the sun sessions this spring / summer!

Picnik collage

{mpixpro magazine ad!}

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I have long been a fan of mpixpro and the amazing custom products they offer for my clients and myself. from metal murals to amazing press printed products, they are one of a kind in the printing world.  I would choose no other place to showcase my photos! Not long ago they contacted me to be a part of their “mpixpro experts” and national ad featuring my little munchkin an me :) it was an amazing experience start to finish. they let me have at it with all the color and fun one photo could hold. It was such a pleasure to meet them all when I was at WPPI last month and it felt like I had known them forever after working with them just a few short weeks on the ad. If any photographers are looking for amazing customer service, top quality prints and products, and top notch people to work with – check out mpixpro TODAY! And, a special thanks once again to the mpixpro team for choosing art and soul to represent them in the ad, it is something i will never forget, and sharing it with my daughter made it ever more special.

check out the ad here!

peace and love! dream BIG!


{wppi bound!}

Friday, February 18, 2011

heading to vegas tomorrow to attend WPPI {annual photography conference} where I am so excited to learn some new tricks of the trade and come back with lots of goodies to share with you at the studio! the studio will remain open for business and feel free to schedule your session with dana at any time:

peace, love & vegas!


soooooo excited to be a part of one of the most exciting things in my photography career! we completed the mpixpro photo shoot that included my little aub too! it was a long shoot but soooooo much fun! cannot wait to share the ad with you once it is released. headed to wppi (photography conference) next week and excited to meet up with the mpixpro crew! it’s going to be such a blast! vegas here we come! thanks mpixpro for choosing me to represent your amazing products! it is BEYOND an honor!

peace and love!

{my little love on the set….}


{brides of oklahoma magazine}

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

honored to be featured in brides of oklahoma magazine along with my talented wedding vendors this upcoming spring! sarah and jon are one AMAZING couple and i was tickled that they chose to feature their wedding in brides of oklahoma. grab your copy today if you are planning a wedding….it is sure to help with everything you need!

peace and love!

Picnik collage


Sunday, April 25, 2010

back from a lovely lovely lovely mini vaca to portland. a much needed time with some of my favorite people! too fun!!! getting ready for a busy week filled with fun sessions and TWO weddings! 2010 weding season is for sure in full swing…..Had to share this little love. she is every bit of the heart breaker that she looks. adorable in every way! stay tuned for LOTS of sneak peeks and vaca pics…

peace and love…

love this little thing she did with her lips! so cute!

{out of the studio…}

Monday, April 19, 2010

art and soul photo will be out of the studio through the 25th of april… to portland – many pics to come! all phone calls and emails will be returned as soon as I return. Thanks so much for your patience. Until then, could not wait to share this amazing couple with you! just love, love, love the shots from this session. these two were so in love and fun….we had so much fun getting to know each other better during a beautiful morning! lindsey and i actually have the same hair stylist (the amazing sonja) and i was so happy when she called for me to cover her fall wedding. it is going to be the coolest wedding, i just can’t wait! thank you so much lindsey and jaret! you two are amazing and i am so glad you love your engagement pics!

peace and love!