Mary Bradshaw Photography

Tulsa, OK

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About this pro

How does your service stand out?

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.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

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.

Location

Tulsa, OK 74136

Reviews

1 Reviews
  • Kim B. Jul 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...
  • Kim B. Jul 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...

Q&A

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
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.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
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.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
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.
What types of customers have you worked with?
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.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
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.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
"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.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
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.