Children Portraits: Priceless

At Tulsa photographer, Brenda Horan’s studio, we are known for our newborn portraits.  We love babies… but we love our BabyCAKES program, which gives you four sessions during the course of their first year – priceless images that will make you smile every single time you look back on  them.  Portraits that reflect your baby’s personality, even if they aren’t smiling.

Here are some of the adorable captures we took this month…

First up, this happy little baby – who couldn’t stop smiling!  Just able to stand up with assistance, this is a great milestone for a 8 month old baby.


This little boy was squirming around and I just love this capture with his feet!  His smile lights up the room.



I am so happy we captured this image – such a peaceful pose, her eyelashes are so pretty, and her fingers and toes relaxed.  Her mom loved it too!


Of course, we love the smiles too – which paired with this outfit from Matilda Jane, is just remarkably cute.  We entertain the kids – we have all sorts of ways to engage them into giving us what expressions we want… and she delivered perfectly.Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Girl2

Oh how I love a chubby baby – and this little girl, although she is now a one year old, was so much fun to capture her first year.  She’s got a big personality and an infectious smile.  We love her (and her brother and sister too).  Creating images for their entire family for several years, is an honor.Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Toddler

And of course, the little inquisitive minds of children – wondering why I’m making silly sounds, sneezing for no reason, or playing peek-a-boo with them.  I love capturing them “thinking”.Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Toddler2


If you are interested in booking a photo session at Brenda Horan Photography, please call me at 918-704-4399.   We have a passion for what we do and it shows.


Special Sets: Vintage Kitchen

Brenda Horan Photography offers special sets several times a year.  Coming up with ideas is something we certainly don’t lack at the studio… hunting for specific props is what we love!!!  

It’s such a pleasure working with the creative team from the backdrop company we use (   This backdrop and floor drop were created by the owner, Jessica, who has become someone we depend on  when we want to come up with specific, unique sets for our clients children.  

This Vintage Kitchen backdrop was just PERFECT for what I had in my mind – and I think it turned out precious.  Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Vintage-Kitchen-010

Details is something we really pay attention to at Tulsa photographer Brenda Horan’s studio – from the placement of the tab of butter on the pancakes, to the china on the table – it’s all important to me.  Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Vintage-Kitchen-08

Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Vintage-Kitchen-09Getting the  specific expressions from the child is something we really strive to do well – it can either make or break an image.  Since our specialty is babies and children, we  really know how to get kids to do what we want and have fun at the same time.   We have fun too!!!


bow tie from The Pink Elephant Bowtique

Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Vintage-Kitchen-06Apron was a vintage find at a local antique store – her pink shoes pop off that checker board floor drop!


If you are looking for sweet and unique images of your child – please call Tulsa Photographer, Brenda Horan at 918.704.4399 to schedule an appointment.

Special thanks to Ian and Anna Rose for being absolutely adorable (and well behaved (nod to their moms and dads!))

Please visit  to view pricing, products and galleries.  There is also a great link!/In_The_News   to a recent news show  done on the studio that we are really proud of.  Thanks Explore Tulsa for the feature!

As always, I strive to make everyone I meet a customer for life.




Newborn Photography: Brenda Horan’s Specialty

Brenda Horan Photography offers a special program to all of our clients with newborns, called the Baby Cakes Program.   $425 BabyCAKES – 4 sessions + a 30 minute parent/newborn session (studio)  FREE 8×8 album at the completion of the program. * minimum purchase of $250 at each session.  Call the studio to schedule your baby’s first photo session at 918-704-4399.  Typically we like to have newborns between 7-14 days old.


The studio has a huge selection of knitted hats and outfits for babies to make each session unique to your taste and color scheme.  We take joy in properly posing babies into these squishy adorable poses in a safe manner.


This adorable felt hat is by Aprils Yarnables – we have them in several colors for several age ranges too.  What a little man!Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Baby3 Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Baby4  Customizing a session to a clients interests,  hobbies and style is what we do best – how adorable is this baby – who fits so nicely in his daddy’s baseball glove…. one day he will catch with that same glove, making this image even more special.Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Baby5 Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Baby6I hope you will take a look at my website  to see more images, get information on pricing and products, and call to schedule your appointment.

About me:

Brenda Horan is the owner and lead photographer at the studio.

How it all got started: When my daughter Isabella was born, I fell in love with her baby portraits and decided to turn an interest into a full-time passion.  After studying at the Art Institute in Houston and working for a studio, I launched my own business in Annapolis, Maryland and created a niche market for photographing my favorite subject – little ones!  Nearly 14 years later and every portrait is unique and personal piece of art.

Each appointment is an opportunity to build relationships and lasting friendships with my wonderful clients. As a mother to two incredible kids, I depend on the Lord for everything!  A few years ago, the Lord spoke these words into me – “Giving God Glory through God Given Talent” – I thought He was giving me a “tag line” of sorts, but since then, He has shown me that this is more like my life motto – my life goal – to do all things with grace, kindness and love.  Through this, I will be showing others honor, and giving Him Glory in all that I do. I’m not perfect, I have my mishaps, but it is my life goal.  Looking through the lens of my camera, I am constantly reminded that I am capturing His children.

As a self proclaimed antique junkie, my studio guarantees each client a one-of-a-kind session.  My studio is filled with lots of fun stuff – colorful backgrounds, props, vintage clothing and princess dresses, knitted hats, cocoons, flower pins and headbands, tutu’s, ties, and all sorts of antiques. (Did I mention, I’m a antique junkie?).  Everything to make this experience into a story for you and your child.

Everything you encounter at Brenda Horan Photography is created with a purpose.  The music you hear as you open my site is like my personal theme song – Great is The Lord.  He gives me inspiration and ideas – even in the middle of the night!


Newborn Portraits: NEW 2014 BabyCAKES program

Brenda Horan Photography offers a special program to all of our clients with newborns, called the BabyCAKES Program. The BabyCAKES Program is all new in 2014 – it includes four sessions during the baby’s first year at 1 week, 4, 8 and 12 months plus a bonus mini, indoor family session. The sitting fee is $425 and covers the sitting fee for each of those five sessions.  The minimum order is is $250 at each session.

At the completion of the program, you choose images from all 4 baby sessions to go into an 8×8 complimentary album…. the perfect Baby Book.  The album value is $440, so this is our best deal ever for the Baby CAKES program.



Choosing a newborn photographer is important, you want one with experience, that ensures your baby will be safe in each pose.  A lot of photos you see now a days are composite photos, which means 2-3 images are combined into one.  We always are right next to a baby during our sessions – and Brenda and Vanessa are both photographers, so as one spots the baby, the other is taking the images.


In the image above,  we had two spotters and one photographer….

Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-07In the image above, we actually had our hands on the baby the entire time, once from the bum, the next from the head – then we clipped the two images together perfectly in photoshop.    Here’s an arial view.

Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-08The next thing you would like in a newborn photographer is that they have all their own stuff – their own props, blankets, and most of all IDEAS.  We have all that here at Tulsa Photographer Brenda Horan’s studio – we have been collecting props for 15 years in business.

Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-05Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-10Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-03from delicate knitted hats to super sweet tiny headbands, we have it all.

Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-01Please visit our website to learn more.   All February babies receive a complimentary mini accordian book when their parents sign up for the BabyCAKES program.   Call 918-704-4399 to schedule your newborn session for 1-2 weeks old.  We look forward to serving you.





Newborn: Baby Bloom

Tulsa Photographers Brenda  Horan and Vanessa Campbell capture the newborn goodness of little Mac Sooter.

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Mac Hudson Sooter
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Hundreds of photographers from around the world waited for news of the arrival of Baby Bloom #2 – little Mac Hudson Sooter.  Not knowing if Baby Bloom would be a girl or boy KILLED me!  However, we planned ahead, ordering custom hats for either gender from our favorite vendors (see list below).

The Organic Bloom Frame Company is near and dear to us here at the Brenda Horan Photography Studio, after all, Vanessa Campbell is Andrea’s sister, and I am officially an “Auntie” and Jason’s biggest pest!  We are privileged to bless them with images of  Mac that will coordinate beautifully with all the images we’ve shot of Ellie since she was born.  Going into the Sooter home is like an ad for their  frames…. we are glad they put such a high value on images and display them so beautifully on the walls of their home.

Here’s Mac… such a chubby baby at almost 10 pounds!!

click photos to enlarge!Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Mac-1 Born December 31, 2013 at 5:19 am,  weighing 9 pounds, 10 ounces, 21 1/2 inches long…..EW Couture September 2010 Free Download file Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Mac-05 Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Mac-04 Tulsa-Photographer-Brenda-Horan-Mac-03

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Congrats to whomever entered their contest and won the amazing wall collage of frames!

If you live in Tulsa or the surrounding areas, please call Brenda Horan Photography, Tulsa’s premier newborn photographer, to schedule your portraits.

Love is in the air here at the studio of Brenda Horan Photography.  This year we are doing the cutest Valentine Mini Sessions to date – complete with a mini Kissing Booth as shown here:

Yep, pucker up baby, only 25 cents!

Yep, pucker up baby, only 25 cents!

So, if you are looking for a photographer who is super creative, pays attention to details and gives you oodles of beautiful images to choose from call us today at 918-704-4399 to schedule a session.  We have a few openings left for our Valentine Mini Session which is only $99 and includes a session, (1) 8×10, 25 custom Valentine Cards with your favorite image and a FaceBook Timeline.

Here’s a few more examples from this session.



A big thank you to for the fantastic, original backdrop.  Thank you to Kip Gurley for building this kissing booth and to Stephanie Eckman – Tulsa’s Party Planner extraordinaire.