ShutterByMe: Blog en-us (C) Lana Trussell - ShutterByMe (ShutterByMe) Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:17:00 GMT Tue, 16 Jan 2018 03:17:00 GMT ShutterByMe: Blog 96 120 Rachel Senior 2018 Without the winds sweeping down the plains for a change we finally got Rachel's photos done! Love her eyes, love the fact that she is big into her FFA. Her sister and I had a fun evening with her and her horses yesterday getting these pics. Here is a sneak peek!

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Nathaniel Senior 2018 Got to spend some time with Nathaniel for his senior photos.  Here are a few of those photos from his shoot.

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Hayden & Kenzie Got to spend some time this summer and fall with Hayden & Kenzie. Hayden just happens to be my are a few from both of those photo shoots.  They are getting married in May!


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Alexander Senior 2018 Alexander is a senior is a few from his photo shoot that we did.  We even got one with him and his mother together!

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Matt & Tiffany's Wedding A few pics from Matt & Tiffany's big day!

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Matt & Tiffany These two Matthew & Tiffany who will be getting married on September I went out and spent some time with them on Tuesday evening to get some pics for them. Here are a few of what I took for them. Matthew just happens to be my son.

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Brain & Michelle Get Married Our oldest daughter Michelle got married!  Her and Brian picked on of Oklahoma’s famous little Route 66 spots “The Blue Whale” to do it.  It’s a favorite spot of theirs to go fishing.  It was only her dad and I there….he gave her away and I took the pics!

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Pumpkin Patch For The Little Ones I love this time of the year especially when it's time to take the little ones to the pumpkin patch.  I gathered my family with all the kids (except the twins who were sick) and we headed out to Pleasant Valley Farms that's not far from where I am here in Creek county Oklahoma.  The kids and the grown ups as you can see had a great time wondering around in a sea of pumpkins and corn mazes. One thing I love is seeing all of my family together having a fun time where I can capture it.  We missed the twins and their daddy and mommy but I'm hoping we can capture them this weekend.

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Mallorie: Senior 2014 I spent a couple of days with this girl for her senior her to pieces.  She was so much fun and her sister Madi who I have photographed before was a super big help which added to the fun!  We went from country to fun to Urban....she can do it all!





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Our Wish To You Both This Friday my daughter is getting married. This one is hard for me to swallow even though she has been with Christian for 4 years or so and they have Mr. K. She’s MY baby……. But I know she is in good hands…..we love Christian so. Here’s a video of them that I put together of photos that I have taken of them since they have been together…..yes it makes me cry……but its happy tears. We are so very happy for them……and yes it’s the same song I used before on their last video because that is our greatest wish for both of be happy!

Christian, Syd we love you both very much. We wish you a very happy life together. Through the years you will have good times and not so good times……just remember “a little rain must fall for your marriage and love to grow and be strong”………


Love you both always,

Mom & Dad

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One Big Happy Family This last week I had the pleasure of photographing my Aunt and Uncle and their entire family.  All together there are 16 of them.  They have three beautiful girls and 9 beautiful grandchildren.  As you can imagine it's hard to get that many together all at once.....we had to make it quick with some having to be at jobs.....but I think we did pretty good!  It's one big happy family who I happen to love very much!

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Madi { Senior 2013 } Super cute and super fun young lady!  She was so easy to pose, willing to try anything and even had things she wanted to worked out beautifully!  I got to spend the whole day with her.....we even hit the antique shops in Guthrie in search of hats to play with.  Thanks Madi for a great day, it was a blast!


For those who are following Madi's senior pic post here are some from that day!  Love this girl!


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Colorado Photo Trip 4 wheel drive road - Clear Lake How many of you out there love to hit the back roads to find fun and adventure and beautiful things to point your camera at?  For someone who doesn’t do heights very well I still love taking the Jeep high into the mountains of Colorado……it’s the best part of the trip!  You miss so much if you don’t hit the back roads that will be where most of the old ghost towns, mines and well just all around beautiful scenes are!

The last photo trip we took in Colorado we based ourselves in Silverton and hit everything in that surrounding area.  This year we will be based at the Taylor Reservoir area in Taylor Park.  I have researched and have a big circle around the area that I want to capture on camera… many new places to explore!

Praying that my Verizon internet connection works and that I can share trip reports and photos from this trip in the evenings when we come in from the day on this blog and my Facebook page.  We will be exploring old mines, ghost towns, old cemeteries not to mention the beautiful scenery around us……. might even throw a line in the water to catch a trout or two!   Right now I’m still in packing mode to get our home on wheels together for the trip!



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Joe & Katie Married! Joe & Katie are married!   What a fun wedding it was too; located at the barn at le vive ranch in Tulsa, Ok.  I will let you be the judge of how fun this wedding and the bride and groom were.


It was a super fun filled wedding!  Joe and Katie are a blast to photograph.  Joe & Katie thank you for trusting me with your special day.  Love you both!

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The Dominion House - Haunted? Haunted?  I think not.  It’s just a local lore and legend I’m sure that came because the place was abandoned and neglected for so many years.  It’s huge so I’m sure in its decaying days it was quite scary looking.  It used to be “The Mason’s Guthrie Children’s Home” or the “Guthrie Boys Home”.  The building was closed from 1978 to 2000 and was left to decay.  In 2000 a man and his family bought it and renovated it into a private residence and a new purpose in the community.  It’s called the “Dominion House” and today it’s used mostly for weddings.   As a matter of fact there was a wedding going on when I passed by to get this shot.

I love it when someone sees the potential of an old building and restores it back to its original glory….well almost.  They did take out a wing, but replaced it with beautiful gardens for outdoor weddings.

Okay so the story goes according to this source:

There was a very mean head mistress, which once was punishing a 6-year-old boy and beat him to death. She buried his body in the basement.

When she was questioned, she said that the boy had run off when threatened with punishment.

Three years went by and four more boys mysteriously vanished. Then plumbing in the orphanage went out. The head mistress knew that the basement would have to be disturbed to fix the plumbing problem. She began to move the bodies. A custodian got curious about her strange actions. He followed her down to the basement where he saw her digging up the remains of the boys.

It is also reported that an employee of the boy’s home hanged himself in the bell tower.


Kind of sounds like it from this source that I have read:


Several eye witnesses have seen an entity of a little girl who appears and pleads for protection.

The apparition of a woman has been seen walking down the main hallway.

A dark shadow has been seen in the bell tower, and has been known to hover around people who had broken in the building when it was abandoned.

When the building was abandoned, people report seeing apparitions appearing and disappearing in the rooms as the people peeked in the windows of the building.

Sounds of crying and screaming children in emotional pain have been heard, perhaps an impression of the negative feelings felt so long ago.

Construction workers hired to renovate the building, reported hearing unexplained footsteps, the feeling of being watched and hearing strange noises and crying.


Not a very pleasant history huh?  Well there is nothing in Guthrie’s records to suppose this… I’m sure it’s just stories that have come up over the years of it being empty and well scary looking in its decay.

I love the fence going around this place and the front gate is gorgeous! 


It's a beautiful setting for a learn more about the "Dominion House"

]]> (ShutterByMe) Road Trips Scenic Sun, 22 Apr 2012 18:06:11 GMT
Hokey Pokey Magic No matter how hard you try some times that magical light never appears.  When you're on vacation and the weather is blah what do you do about pics?  I still go out and shoot unless it's just pouring down rain then I come home to see what I have.  The weather isn't always going to cooperate with you all the time especially when you only have so much time to get it.  Some of these places that hubby and I go to so that I can shoot isn't always easy to get to and takes time to get there on 4 wheel drive roads.  We are not into traveling them in the dark hrs.

It was a nasty day off and on when we drove down this county rd 7 near Ridgeway, Colorado.  It was our last day in the area we were moving on to Arizona the next day.  I wanted the shot of the Sneffles Range and with the light I had;  it was just blah.  I took it anyways because I loved the stormy clouds above them, but you can tell by the pic below it was just a flat blah day.  This photo is straight out of the camera.

I've kept this shot hoping I could work a little hokey pokey Photoshop magic on it (yes I'm one of those photographers) to bring it to live.  Well I think I have finally got it the way I want it.  I think it's going to look real nice printed up on canvas on my wall!

To view: Stormy Sneffles Range you can find it in my "Out West Gallery" and my FineArtAmerica Gallery:

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Farmland Road Trip This past weekend was gorgeous and since I have a project I'm working on for an oil company it was a nice day for a road trip.  Road trips means taking the back roads and see just what you can find.  I love finding old barns, wind pumps and my favorite; finding ranches with beautiful horses out in the fields.  You would be amazed at just what you will find heading down one road for about 25 miles.


Closer to home not even 3 miles from the house is the Lazy E Ranch.  This place is gorgeous with its rolling fields and white fences.  It's a pretty famous place around here with its huge arena where they have rodeos and bull riding events all the time.  It just so happens that some of the residents where out grazing this evening that we just happen by.  I love the black horse with the blaze face.....he was curious and he is flat out gorgeous!  To read more about the "Lazy E Ranch"

Diving on down the road we come across some great old rustic barns and buildings with wind pumps and the beautiful sea of yellow!  We had no idea what it was that the farmers where growing until I looked it up and inquired from a few friends.  It's Canola.  Canola is very widely cultivated throughout the world for the production of animal feed, vegetable oil for human consumption, and biodiesel.


While we were driving we notice a crop duster hard at work dusting the fields for the farmers.  We pulled down a dirt road trying to get as close as we could.  I wanted a shot of him with the road for a challenge in a group that I belong to......and well I got it!


Love old rustic barns and farmland as much as I do?  You can check out more in my "Rural Scenes" gallery:

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Ky'Lee This girl has the most beautiful hair and eyes.  Loved doing her session.  Yes we hauled a piano out into a field......she has always wanted her pics done with her piano in a field so I gathered up the troops to make it happen.  We just barely got it in with the weather....if was a very iffy day, but we did it!  Here are some of those shots we did of this gorgeous young lady!

Thank you to all of those who helped with the piano move so Ky'Lee could have it in her senior pics!  You guys were awesome!  Be sure and give Ky'Lee a comment and hit the Facebook like button for her!

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Ben & Bethany We were heading out to Bricktown, but with it being St. Patrick's day it was a little on the crazy side so we ended up in Guthrie.  Guthrie has to be one of my favorite little towns around here.  It's chock full of old historical buildings with lots of character which makes great backgrounds!  I had a great day with these two.....they were so much fun and so easy to photograph.  Here are a few from that session.



Pretty cute and fun couple!  Thank Bethany & Ben for choosing me to be your photographer!  Please leave them a comment of a big like for Facebook!

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Katie & Joe: Part 2 {Engagement} As promised here is part 2 of Katie & Joe's engagement photos.  Loved spending time with them....they are so much fun!  Can't wait until the wedding!

Be sure and leave them a comment or give them a facebook Like!

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