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Mary Bradshaw Photography

Tulsa, OK

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About Mary Bradshaw Photography

An eye with no focus comes from my love to photograph everything. I don't specialize in one form of photography.

Photographs are everywhere. Who doesn't like to see themselves in pictures? I photograph everything and approach each subject from a photojournalistic standpoint. It's very candid, not posed and in both black & white and color.

Portfolio pics, senior pictures, pregnancies, new born babies and even births. I photograph it all. Birthday parties, holiday photos and family photos. Whatever you can think of, I will photograph it.

Commissioned art pieces available. Fine art featuring Route 66 photography, travel photography, cars, architecture, vintage motel signs, tattoos, flowers, Adobe Photoshop manipulated photos with bright colors and artistic filters also known as POP Art.

My images make a statement and should only be displayed big, really, really, big!

Location

Www.marybradshawphotoart.com
Tulsa, OK 74136

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  • 5/5 stars July 21, 2010

    mary was AWESOME with my baby girl!
    she came to us, so we didn't have to leave our baby's comfort zone, and took the most fabulous pictures of her! these were her newborn pics, and me being a new mom, i knew i wanted to remember her newborn faces and little quirks, and she caught those...not just her sitting there like most of those places that my girlfriends used.
    she even caught her having the biggest spit up EVER! again, being a first time mom, i was freaking out at first, but to this day, that is my favorite picture!! (well, one of them).
    mary captures way more 'real' stuff, which is what i love...i'm noticing that my baby girl grows by the second, and she has an eye for catching unique quirks that she grows out of,. but the pictures help me remember them forever!!
    i love mary and will continue to use her for not only pictures of my baby girl, but also other events as they come up in life...

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. I've been hired to photograph a lot of children. But I'm an out of the box thinker. A lot of stuff I've photographed, I found on my own. I wish more people would hire me for some crazy stuff.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. "The cheapest" doesn't always mean the best deal AND "the most expensive" doesn't necessarily always mean the best. Find someone who's style best fits your needs.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. How important photographs are to your family. How important it is to capture a moment in time. How important it is to invest in fine art. I realized all of this when my family passed away. I was left with tons of pictures. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't look at them and study each face. I also have a couple of art pieces my mother invested in. LOVE THEM! It's all worth the money. You'll be glad you spent it on something so precious.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. My work is happy. You can see my passion in my photos. It's not a job or something I have to do. It's something I want to do. I see art in everything.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Everything is a subject. I give myself assignments. For example: One day I did nothing but shoot shadows and started with, of all things, my own patio furniture. It cast some of the most interesting shadows. I also found myself on top of a bridge surrounded by policemen. As I explained to them, I wasn't going to jump. I was just photographing the bridge.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. What do you charge? My answer: A billion dollars.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. I photographed a lady's son a couple of years ago and she also bought a big print to hang in her home. Now, I see them all the time around town. Every time she sees me she tells me how much she loves my work.

Sometimes when I get down I'll post some of my work on my Facebook Page. All my classmates write in and tell me how much they like my work.

Sometimes we all need encouragement.

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. What a skill it is to be a photographer and not everyone can do it well. Just because you can go to Wal-Mart and buy a camera doesn't mean you should. Hire a professional. AND knowing everything about the camera doesn't make you a photographer. Having the eye is the most important aspect of being a photographer.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. I've always been very creative. I took a photography class in college which lead to a career as a news photographer. News photography included house fires, car wrecks and dead bodies. I loved it all. The rush the pressure... but after a while, I just needed a change. I went into radio for 15 years but missed photography. I picked it back up but only as an artist this time.

Q. Tell us about a recent job you did that you are particularly proud of.

A. I photographed a wedding. They just turned me loose and let me go. No restrictions were put on me. I loved it. The photos proved it. I almost thought about marketing myself as The Second Wedding Photographer. Don't call me for your first wedding. Call me for your second or your third marriage. By then, you're more relaxed.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. I try new things all the time. My continuing education happens every day, every time I'm behind my camera or at my computer. I like to try new things even if it doesn't work. I play with color, black and white and different filters. Sometimes the picture as is works best. Sometimes it's best to go a little crazy.

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. It doesn't matter. It's all in the eye and the imagination.

Q. Describe your most recent project, what it involved, how much it cost, and how long it took.

A. I'm a drive by shooter. If I'm not feeling it, I don't spend a lot of time on it. I recently photographed a bridge on Route 66. One thing led to another and the next thing I knew I was on top of the bridge and surrounded by policemen who thought I was going to jump.

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. 1 hour shoot:
Perfect for head shots $150
5 touched-up images with color and/or graphics
Images delivered to you via Mobile Me.
A disk available upon request.

Three Hour shoot: $350
Perfect for parties or a mulit location shoot.
10 touched-up images with color and/or graphics
Images delivered to you via Mobile Me.
A disk available upon request.

Weddings and five hour, plus events, start at $500.

All booked photo shoots require a 50 percent deposit one week prior to the shoot date. Cash, check or credit card accepted. Deposit is applied to the total amount. Remaining balance is due at the conclusion of the photo shoot.

Finished product is usually done within five business days. All copy write restrictions are released to you so you can have your pictures printed at your leisure. They are yours to keep.

Prints of Listed Art Work
Prices listed are good for both Black & White and Color


4x6 $10 plus $5 shipping

5x7 $20 plus $5 shipping

8x10 $40 plus $5 shipping

11x14 $65 plus $15 shipping

24x36 $250 plus $15 shipping

36x48 $350 plus $15 shipping

Larger sizes and commissioned pieces are available. All prints are printed on top quality paper. Canvas also available. Please contact me for a quote.

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. Always learn and listen but do your own thing. Own it. Shoot the way you want to shoot. You can't be all things to all people so don't even try. You don't go to McDonald's for a steak. Don't edit the way you do things to suit others.

Q. Write your own question and answer it.

A. When is it going to happen for me?

Have faith.

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