Wednesday, November 2, 2016

John Shoemaker is a Tulsa, Oklahoma-based senior portrait and headshot photographer specializing in portraits that are Fashion inspired. Many of John's pictures have won first place trophies at the south-west photographers convention. After having his studio take senior pictures many aspiring models return to have him do their composite if you are looking for glamour and fashion inspired portraits you have found the right studio contact us at 918 808 6092 or go to

Carol’s special smile for her Tulsa yearbook senior portrait was awesome — she has a fabulous  smile and a personality to die for!  I loved showing her mother all the downtown Tulsa locations we were going to use used for  Carol’s senior pictures – they wanted to concentrate on a fashion inspired senior portrait package, definitely not the boring yearbook photos!

Thank so much Carol, for booking your senior portraits with us!  You are the best!
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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Photographing Tulsa high school senior boys is a challenge they would like to get their pictures taken as quick as possible. Learning how to move along at a quick pace they will begin to relax and then is when I do my best work. I have learned it is better to get a good expression and maybe not get the pose just perfect. Through years of experience, I have learned to step up and give direction even placing their hands where they should be. A little quick one liner will break the tension and If you're quick you can capture the moment but if you wait they will get stiff and the picture will look contrived and not natural.

Learning how to take pictures of high school seniors with their musical instruments in the studio can pay big rewards if they look creative and original not copy cat. Dramatic lighting in the studio is what I have found my Tulsa high school seniors like best. We are the Tulsa experts at photographing public speakers and actors for their portfolios so this gives us an advantage when photographing Tulsa high school seniors. John Shoemaker is a Professional Photographers of America Master Photographer contact us for the very finest pictures. Call 918 808 6092

Friday, September 23, 2016

High school senior portrait ideas for girls.  
  Tulsa high school senior girls want fun, creative and glam senior portraits.  Keep in mind when selecting your wardrobe; you will want an outfit that says fun. Bring accessories and a very pretty outfit for your glamor picture. We have some great ideas how to make it happen.  A mix of fun, fashion and classic portraiture is what we do best.
  I love to show seniors and their mothers the images on the back of the camera to show how well they are doing, this builds their confidence and in turn, makes a memorable and stress-free fun high school senior experience.

This fall, as usual, the Tulsa high school seniors are wanting to show their own individuality for the yearbook pictures so we have found some very creative photography techniques that can be done in our studio. These techniques work out well when the use of a prop it Is included in the photo session such as a musical instrument or sports equipment is involved in the photo shoot. We use dramatic lighting to pull off that rock star and movies set feeling to the pictures. After effects filters make a very exciting final image you can view these images in detail at our website.  To Learn More About Award-Winning Photography " 2016-17 special , Please
check out our website at. Call John shoemaker 918 808 6092 to schedule your High School Senior Portraits. Be sure and check out our website  #TulsaSeniorPictures #TulsaHighSchoolSeniorPortraits # #portrailphotographertulsaOk, #TulsaSchools #SapulpaHighSchool #OwassoHighSchool #SandSpringsSchool @BrokenArrowschool #GlenpoolHighschool # #SkiatookHighSchool

Monday, September 12, 2016

The prettiest high school senior portraits in Tulsa Oklahoma are often taken in the fall. With all the yellows and red foliage, it makes a splendid background. This is the kind of picture is lovely for a wall portrait. When the background is very busy is Best to choose clothes without patterns in them. Denim jackets and shirts look great, this would also be a good time to go for a Bohemian look. The foliage at Tulsa's Woodward Park looks excellent early in the morning and late in the evening. We are having a 2016 fall special check out our website at. Call John shoemaker 918 808 6092 to schedule your photo shoot. Be sure and check out our website  #TulsaSeniorPictures #TulsaHighSchoolSeniorPortraits # #portrailphotographertulsaOk, #TulsaSchools #SapulpaHighSchool #OwassoHighSchool #SandSpringsSchool @BrokenArrowschool #GlenpoolHighschool # #SkiatookHighSchool

Monday, July 18, 2016

Tulsa senior pictures as a group work out better than just a single Image. The Tulsa Union high school seniors buy them as part of their print package. I just found out the Sapulpa Oklahoma High School Seniors are required to have Studio portraits for the yearbook.  ‪#‎SapulpaHighSchool‬ ‪#‎TulsaUnionHighschool‬ ‪#‎Tulsa‬ ‪#‎seniorpictures‬

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Creative ideas for Tulsa's senior pictures look at the lighting isn't it gorgeous, this works well for fashion models and toned down just a bit would be ideal for a classic senior portrait. You only take senior portraits one time why not make yours the best?  Call A1 Tulsa Photo to schedule your special senior portraits. 918 909 6092 Be sure to check out our Seniors website.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

The new star for Tulsa High School Senior Portraits is glitz and  GLAMOUR more and more high school seniors are opting for high-class studio photography thank heavens, less hot sweaty days at the park. In particular, the high school senior girls hair stays beautiful and their makeup does not run. A talented photographer can bring out their very best features with controlled Studio lighting and make pictures far better anything you can make at the park. Book your senior portrait with us and look like a Movie Star A1 Tulsa Photo 918 808 6092

Tulsa OK. High school glamour senior portrait with glitter background, the glitter background makes this portrait unique. #tulsaseniorpictureideas #seniorpictureideasforgirls

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Tulsa Ok. Senior class portraits | 2017 senior special | summer specials | Tulsa senior portrait photographers

Your senior year of high school is an exciting and busy time.  While making the most of your last year with good friends and classmates you will face many important decisions. As you anticipate attaining “senior” status, all of us at A 1 Tulsa  Photo are here to help you make the right choice  for senior portrait photography. Call today 918 808 6092 to book your Summer Portrait Session.
  With more than 30 years of senior photography experience, these sessions generate as much excitement for me today as they did when I first began. Because we are parents of high school graduates and photographic professionals, we've been through almost everything your senior year can bring. So, when it comes to your portrait needs this year, we've been there and done the homework for you.You need to know your school’s yearbook deadlines and requirements.We can help you. We stay in contact with yearbook advisors to make sure your retouched portrait arrives when it’s needed. Some of the Tulsa aria schools have different dead lines Just be sure you don't cut it to close We are here to help A 1 Tulsa Photo 918 808 6092

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Photographing Tulsa high school senior portraits in the studio Will make a better home display and fit the wall decor much better than some of the funky styles I have seen lately. It's a shame so many of the high school senior portraits look like amateur snapshots.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

It's time for the new seniors to start planning for their senior portrait session. We have come up with great new and fresh ideas. We love to photograph seniors at the park, this year we are going to photograph in a more classic and timeless style in the studio. This will be something totally new to most seniors. By having total control over the lighting we can make glamorous photographs that will flattered seniors and even there grandmother would be proud to put it on her wall.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

John Shoemaker a Tulsa, Oklahoma based Senior Portrait Photographer. With an extensive career in High School senior portrait, fashion, celebrity, lifestyle pictures.  John and his crew have the adeptness to create beautiful lighting sets and the technical acuteness to produce the most elegant lighting schemes, John consistently rises above and beyond his clients’ expectations