Bella gets Baptized at – Celebrate!

Oh how I’ve waited so many years for my 16 year old daughter, Isabella, to make the decision for herself, to make the public  display of accepting Christ and be water baptized.     Today was the day!


I knew the minute Bella walked up to paster Tome and locked eyes on me (behind the lens) that the emotion of this life  changing event would hit her…. and it did…IMG_4561

The minute her eyebrows knitted together, I was crying along with her…



I am so happy that I volunteer to take baptism photos at LifeChurch

because I was able to capture this raw emotion in my own daughter…. while tears streamed down my face.  BEST. FEELING. EVER!


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Today we celebrate the amazing love Christ has for all of us.  He gave his life freely for us so that we may be free ourselves.  I am so proud of Bella, and thankful for the over 30 people who came to church today to celebrate this with us.  For her Leadership Teacher, Mr. Davis who brought the entire Metro Leadership Team to be there to support Bella, and for our many friends and family who joined us.

God is VERY good.

<3 Brenda




Tulsa Photographer Brenda Horan Captures Newborn Twins First Year

Twins – nothing could be cuter!  I just love when a mom calls me expecting twins…. the creative possibilities for me is endless.


In the image above, I ordered this bunk bed and banner to coordinate with this old quilt I cut up to fit these tiny bed mattresses …. Hew & Harry look so peaceful, don’t they.

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It’s important to me that I capture newborn twins together in a variety of poses (as well as individually) to show their connection.



These sweet little hats were the perfect way to show these babies are different, yet linked from the start.  I hope they grow up to be each others best friend!

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This sailor photo  has to be one of my all time favorite images.  I love the hats created by NRB Designs… she did such a great job.

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Preparing for a twin newborn session – or any twin session after that, takes a lot of time and consideration. I plan  ahead – trying to coordinate our props with the nursery design.  My many vendors who send me props, knits, etc. work to make all of this come together as I envisioned and it’s a pleasure to work with ladies that create quality, beautiful items for me.



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The 1 year old CAKE SMASH – let’s just all say YUM together!  It’s the most fun session we do – what’s better than cake and chubby babies?

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Capturing their individual personalities is always important – these guys were just happy as they could be.  Their mom, who looks like a super model, follows the Babywise plan.  For those of you having babies, it’s something she highly recommends.

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Working with a client from their maternity photos to their baby’s first year – it’s a very special time for me – the connection we make with our clients is why I do what I do.  People are important to me, relationships are the MOST important thing to me and capturing images that make them smile as they go thru the next decade – well that’s priceless.

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At we specialize in newborns.  Please call us to schedule your newborn session!  918-704-4399




Tulsa Photographer Brenda Horan – Newborn Program


Brenda Horan Photography offers a special program to all of our clients with newborns, called the Baby Cakes Program. The Baby Cakes Program includes four sessions during the baby’s first year plus a bonus mini, indoor family session. The sitting fee is $425 and covers the sitting fee for each of those five sessions. PLUS you will receive a FREE 8×8 album at the completion of the years sessions!  That’s over $1000 value in sessions and the album combines – all or only $425!

This blog will show you what a typical year in photos looks like – it’s a priceless time in your baby’s life that you will want to have  documented by experienced photographers.


1The first being the newborn session. The newborn session usually lasts about two hours. We have our clients arrive with their baby ready to eat. This is to ensure the baby will be good and asleep for the session. Everything you see on Brenda’s website and blog, we have here in the studio. From the adorable knit hats to the cute props. There is no need for our clients to bring anything extra with them. We enjoy taking care of the details.

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Groves Family Newest Addition

Ever since I moved here eight years ago, my dream was to continue building customer relationships that would allow me to capture their family year after year.  I had that in Annapolis, MD. and I had that in Melbourne, FL.  So it was important to me to continue the tradition.   There are so many families we have  had the pleasure serving over the years here in Tulsa and hope to continue to do so.

When my clients Noel and John told me they were expecting their fourth baby – of course I leapt for joy.  Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Baby-9

Here is their beautiful baby girl, who if she takes after her two sisters and brother, will be sweet, shy and beautiful with amazing eyelashes.




Here are some of the newborn photo session images that I just loved.

Noel brought this adorable little butterfly set and I think she looks so sweet!


This aqua (my favorite color) hat is from  NRB Designs – Nancy is a pleasure to work with and makes quality knitted items for me all the time.

Another beautiful NRB Design –  bright colors look amazing on the baby!  This is the softest wrap and  bonnet and I’m in love with the color!


John is raising another princess!


Another NRB design.

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This tieback is from Aprils Yarnables


and so is this adorable felt hat!


As you can see, a lot of work goes into newborn photography, and I fall in love with the images from each and every session.  Brenda

If you are looking for a photographer, I would love to speak to you directly.  Please contact me at 918-704-4399.





Tulsa Photographer, Brenda Horan, gets married…

Last week, at the Red Bud Manor in Eureka Springs,  -   I married my boyfriend (he’ll always be my boyfriend) Kip Gurley in a private ceremony just for the two of us.




I’ll start with the photos of the actual ceremony at Red Bud Manor (check  out this adorable B&B  on FB here:

The Innkeeper, Randi, went above and beyond to make this a special day for Kip and I.  The cake was delicious and the atmosphere was serene and shady!


The owner of the B&B, Cat, was kind enough to use my Mark 3 to shoot some photos for me.  This was the shot I asked her to capture – it was most important to me to capture was Kip’s reaction when he saw me in my wedding gown for the first time.  Of course the minute I saw him I started crying… what a whimp I am.  But look how handsome he is!


It was a simple, Christian ceremony.


We gave our own personal vows to one another.



I love this photo above because you can see the  tears on my face.  I am very happy with this man!Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Wedding-9625

Gotta wipe off the lip gloss!

Cutting the cake – which was delish!Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Wedding-9638


Our champaign toast!Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Wedding-9664

My killer shoes – even with 4″  heels on I’m still a shrimp to this giant man!Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Wedding-9673


Now on to the photos Vanessa shot for us one week later at 7am (so we wouldn’t sweat!)  My friend Johnathan asked his partner Rob to loan us his SMOKIN’ 57 Turquoise Belaire… if y

ou know me, you know that I love the color Aqua and I adore classis cars!   I was so pleased that Rob and his darling wife were open to driving their car for me to utilize at 7am!  And if you know me, I had a plan, as I always do for photo sessions, so that we would only take 15 minutes (remember, Kip sweats)!


The full length shot – I just am in love with my gown which I ordered off the internet.  My sister Karen had to hem it (less 10 inches) which took her four hours – the lace was in panels and we wanted the lace to hit at certain parts of my legs – appropriate for a woman my age.  Thanks Karen!!!Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Wedding-257

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The bracelets I am wearing are from my Neice and Sisters line Matocha Rock Luxe – stackable jewelry that I wear pretty much all the time.  Check it out here:



My something Old = The vintage lace I wrapped around my bouquet.

My something New = The dress from Neimans

My something Borrowed = The 57 Bellaire

My something Blue – the necklace Kip  gave me for my birthday last year


I think this one is my favorite!

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I think this is my other favorite!


Love my Organic Bloom Frame!



While writing and posting this blog, it has made me a little sad I wasn’t a wedding photographer – then I remembered I love my weekends off!

I want to thank all the people who have prayed me to and thru this happy day.  God has certainly carried me along – bringing me thru a horribly difficult, abusive first marriage that only lasted one year.  He literally SAVED me from dying or being disfigured.  He has walked with me thru my life, helping me to regain my confidence in who He created me to be, and trusting men again.  He has given me a  wonderful life, career, clientelle, as well as good friends and an awesome family.  I hope that I can be an encouraging light to those of you who hope to find love…. even at 50, LOVE is just as sweet as ever.

As my cousin Paul loves to say daily PRAYERS AND PUSHUPS!   Love one another, as God loves you!


A Boy and His Tractor

Its a privilage for me to be able to go to a family farm to take priceless images of their two year old.  A boy who LOVES his Pappa and all the Tractors they have on their farm.

Thankfully, these clients has been coming to me for awhile, so I knew when they told me about their farm, it would be worth the 90 minute drive to and from – because these images would become a treasure to them.



Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Boy-13I can tell you that once Emmett saw his Pappa, he started getting so excited his mom could hardly  put his boots on him!  Then  once he heard the tractor start – it was all over – he wanted ON THAT TRACTOR!!!




I think these images with his great grandpa are PRICELESS!   And what a  beautiful farm!  They have about a dozen tractors in their barn – all sorts of colors and sizes.  No wonder Emmett  was so excited on the 90 minute drive to the farm from Tulsa!  The rolling hills, the lush land, it was just perfect.


What boy doesn’t like to climb on a fence?  Emmett sure did.

My favorite pic –  his little personality is just precious!



This is one of MY tractors – so I was happy to bring it along so he would have a pint size  tractor to sit on!



If you are contemplating a family photo session or just a fun session to mark the age of  your c hold – please call me at 918-704-4399 or email me at:  I would love to talk to you about the many options we have for locations here in and around Tulsa.  I have been in business for over 15 years.  My studio runs with great efficiently so you will see your images in an online gallery within 48 business hours after your session, and can order within one week.  My clients tell me they love a quick turn around time and I strive to give them the satisfaction of getting their images and portraits in a timely manner.

- Brenda