Four Local Models Score Big in Texas

Back from SWPPA!!

 

Last week I spent several days in Texas at the Southwest Professional Photographers annual Convention and District Image Competition. Wow, that’s mouthful! I have so much to talk about I barely know where to start. The best parts of attending any Professional Photographers of America (PPA) affiliated convention is getting to see all of my talented friends, sharing hugs, viewing the competition prints, and even learning some new things about both photography and business. Meeting up with friends and getting to spend time catching up is definitely my favorite thing about conventions.  I think I hugged til my arms were sore.

 

4 for 4 pin from SWPPA 2014

My new “4 for 4″ pin

My second favorite thing is image competition. There’s just something addictive about it.  Even when you don’t do as well as you hoped it is still very exciting to see all the images that everyone submitted. It is always interesting to hear what the judges have to say about all the images too.  Fortunately my images did really well this year.  For the first time in my many years of competition I merited all four images that I entered at the SWPPA District level. What a great feeling knowing that going into the International Print Competition in July my images already have their seals and will go strait to the next level of judging. WHEW! They even give you a nifty little pin to signify the award.

The down side to competition is that I can’t share these images until they get past this stage.  So all of my dear friends who have modeled for me are dying to see their photographs. Well wait no more! The titles, models and scores are as follows. Bonnie and Clyde (Rebecca Ralstin and Jonathan Suttmiller) scored an 83, Scarlet Muse (Paige Muncy) scored an 80, The Wordsmith (Robert Barron) scored a 90,  and Uncaged (Jara Lemmon) scored an 81.

I could not be more excited! I had the best models a photographer could ask for!

While at the convention I was also honored to be asked to teach posing and lighting one on one in the SWPPA Photo Bay on Saturday afternoon. It’s very rewarding to give back to the associations and to teach up and coming photographers. I look forward to doing it again.

 

I also attended a number of seminars on high school seniors, marketing and even some on landscape photography. AND I bought three new backgrounds. (Don’t tell Doug!) So if you’ve been waiting to make an appointment now would be a great time!

Last but not least I have to give a shout out to my Oklahoma photographer friends who are always pushing me to work harder and be better every single day. You know who you are. And a special thanks to Doug and Paige who put up with me around competition time and trust me when I say that is no easy task.  I couldn’t do it without them.

Next stop, PPA International Print Competition!

 

Uncaged by Dawn Muncy

Uncaged (Jara Lemmon) scored an 81 at Southwest Professional Photographers association’s District Competition

The Wordsmith by Dawn Muncy

The Wordsmith (Robert Barron) scored a 90 at the Southwest Professional Photographers Association’s District Competition

Scarlet Muse by Dawn Muncy

Scarlet Muse (Paige Muncy) scored an 80 at Southwest Professional Photographers Association’s District Competition

Bonnie and Clyde by Dawn Muncy

Bonnie and Clyde (Rebecca Ralstin and Jonathan Suttmiller) scored an 83 at Southwest Professional Photographers Association’s District Competition

Searching for 2015 Senior Models

2015 Senior Rep Model Search

 

High School Seniors – Model Search 2015

Our Senior Model Program is a way for seniors to earn discounts on their senior portraits, while helping us show off the latest styles and update our senior images!  You don’t have to “look like a model” to get in.  We base decisions on personality, activities and eagerness to be in the program.  We are looking for models that truly appreciate the Muncy quality and can see the difference in our work.  So if you are interested in getting free stuff, looking amazing, and representing Northwest Oklahoma’s hottest senior portrait studio, apply here.

2015 Senior Rep Application

 

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I’m Bored!

Dawn Muncy from Muncy Photography in Enid, Ok

Dawn Muncy wants to create your portrait!

 

 

I’m bored – Let’s Play

I’v always said that I love what I do so much that I’d do it for free if I could!  February is such a slow time around the studio that I get bored.  So I’ve decided to do just that – take portraits for FREE!

 

Here’s how it works:  Grab your favorite outfit and book some time to come play with me in February*.  We’ll capture a fun/artsy/beautiful portrait.  The catch?  There isn’t one – no gimmicks, no obligation, no minimum order.  You can always order prints at regular studio prices if you like, but you don’t have to!  Either way, I get to do what I love, which is to photograph people. Call today to schedule an appointment!  580-233-0570

 

 

*1/2 hour session in studio, one outfit, during regular studio hours

Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Teen 2014 Coronation

Elise Wade's Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Teen 2014 Coronation - photo by Muncy Photography

We are so excited to announce the coronation of Elise Wade as Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Teen for 2014. We have been photographing Elise since she was six years old and we are incredibly proud of her accomplishments.

In case the image above is difficult to read , here is the info again…

Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Teen 2014 Coronation Celebration

February 15th, 6:30pm at Enid Convention Hall Grand Ball Room

Enid’s own Lauren Elise Ortega Wade

Meet and Greet with;
2013 Wrangler Nationals Finals Rodeo Barrelman John Harrison
PRCA Rodeo Announcer Matt West
2014 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Lauren Heaton
2014 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Teen Lauren Elise Ortega Wade
2014 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Princess Emily Smith

Dinner, Auction, Ballroom Rodeo and Rodeo Dance

RSVP to 580.542.9233

Tickets are $35 each. Proceeds go to benefit the Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Scholarship program. All donations are tax deductible.

Cherokee Strip Parade 2013!

Images from the Cherokee Strip Parade 2013 are online and ready to be viewed. The weather was beautiful this year, you couldn’t have ordered it any better. It seemed the crowd was bigger this year too. Here are a few images to preview, to see them all click on the “View Your Images” link on the top right hand side of the page. There is no password required.

Enid High School Big Blue Band Majorettes salute as they march backwards past the judge's in the Cherokee Strip Parade 2013 in Enid, Ok

Enid High School Big Blue Band Majorettes salute as they march backwards past the judge’s in the Cherokee Strip Parade 2013 in Enid, Ok.

Rick and Larry Simpson ride through downtown Enid, Ok. with other cast members of Skeleton Creek Productions during the Cherokee Strip Parade 2013

Rick and Larry Simpson ride through downtown Enid, Ok. with other cast members of Skeleton Creek Productions during the Cherokee Strip Parade 2013

Elise Wade and Trisha Smeenk ride in the Cherokee Strip Parade 2013.

Elise Wade and Trisha Smeenk ride in the Cherokee Strip Parade 2013.

Longhorns in downtown Enid, Ok. for the Cherokee Strip Parade 2013.

Longhorns in downtown Enid, Ok. for the Cherokee Strip Parade 2013.

Enid High’s Band Banquet

 

 

Enid High School Big Blue Band in formation on Plainsmen Field in Enid, Ok.

Enid High School Big Blue Band in formation on Plainsmen Field in Enid, Ok. -Muncy Photography

 

The images from the Enid High Band Banquet are now online.  We have also included the images from the band photos we took on the Plainsmen field.

 

-Doug

Stalcup Gymnastics Images are Now Online

Stalcup Gymnastics by Muncy Photography

Athletes from Stalcup Gymnastics pose for a photo before their 2013 Spring Recital

This last Saturday, April 20th, all of the athletes at Stalcup Gymnastics performed their 2013 Spring Recital for friends and family in the Waller Middle School gymnasium in Enid, Ok.  We were lucky enough to get to take pictures of these fine young gymnasts during their rehearsal practice. These images are now available in our online store, just click the menu option “View Your Images” from the menu bar at the top of the page and choose the Stalcup Gymnastics option. A password is required to view them. It was distributed to parents last week with the paperwork sent home with the students. If yo do not have a copy to reference you can contact another parent for the password, or you can email us here at the studio.

 

-Doug

Ice Princess Image Used in PPA Email to Professional Photographers

Yesterday we received an email from Professional Photographers of America (PPA) promoting their International Photographic Print Competition.  We were so happy to see that PPA used one of Dawn’s images, “Ice Princess”, in their email.  What a tremendous honor that Dawn’s work is being used in such a prestigious manner!  According to their website, PPA serves over 25,000 photographers, all of whom were likely to have gotten the same email.  What a great feeling to know that Dawn’s work is being used as an example of quality to inspire professional photographers around the world!

 

It is also one of the first times that Dawn’s by-line included her new credentials as Master Photographer, Photographic Craftsman and Certified Professional Photographer, it looks good!

 

I am very proud of her!

-Doug

Ice Princess by Dawn Muncy used by PPA in an ad to all photographers

Searching for 2014 High School Senior Models

 

Muncy Photography 2014 High School Senior Model Search

 

Attention high school JUNIORS!

If you are graduating high school in 2014 then this message is for you!

 

We are now accepting applications for our 2014 Senior INsider Program (our high school senior model program).  The program is a way for 2014 High School Seniors to earn discounts on their Senior Portraits while helping us show off the latest styles and update our senior images!  You don’t have to “look like a model” to get in.  We base our decision on personality, activities and eagerness to be in the program.  We are looking for Seniors that truly appreciate the Muncy quality and can see the difference in our work.   To apply online:

SORRY, THE APPLICATION PERIOD HAS ENDED!

Applications are also available at the studio located at 220 W. Randolph Ave, Enid, Ok.