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What happens when two artists Collide?

If you don’t already know, I write for the regional paper, ‘This Land Press’. I have a bi-monthly column called  ”Together in Tulsa“. I like to find unique couples from Oklahoma and let them tell their story.

And because I am obviously so weird, the photos I take of the couple are weird.
My latest couple, Yiren and James Gallagher, are now online for your viewing pleasures.

Yiren and James Gallagher are both artists with talents including, but not limited to; art installations, painting, drawing, wood working, etc. Hop on over and read all about how they make it work together.

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A Big, Fat Iranian Wedding (times two)

I have the coolest writing gig-I get paid to write a bi-monthly column called ‘Together in Tulsa’ for the regional paper, ‘This Land Press’. I’ve been doing this for two years now and loving it. And if this information is new to you, now you know.

I find unique couples in the Oklahoma area, interview them, design a photo set for them and then ‘kapow!’-photograph them. (Most of the photos are bizarre-or different-as my Dad would say.)

And, after my article has been edited for the millionth time (you know who you are, Mark…), it is printed in the physical newspaper first, and then put online a couple of weeks later.

This is my latest couple-Nick Doctor and Mana Tahaie.

 


The couple had planned to originally tie the knot at the justice of the peace. But, Iranian mothers don’t take “no” for an answer. Soon the couple had two weddings back to back, a house to close on and a speeding ticket to get out of-in a matter of two days.

Read more about Nick Doctor and Mana Tahaie here.

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My latest “Together in Tulsa” Couple-Mick & Gayla

My latest couple, Mick & Gayla, are being featured in my  ‘Together in Tulsa“ column online. If you don’t already know, I write for the regional paper, This Land Press. Boy, that was a lot of links….

I like to find unique couples from Oklahoma and let them tell their story. And because I am obviously so weird, the photos I take of the couple are weird.


These two were genuinely a joy to be around. They were very much still in love, even after several kids and the adoption of one precious baby girl. Mick gave up the outback of Australia to be with Gayla-but he doesn’t regret it for a moment.

Go check out their full story here: Mick & Gayla.

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My latest “Together in Tulsa” Couple-Zach & Jennifer

If you don’t already know, I have a bi-monthly column called ‘Together in Tulsa’ for the regional paper, ‘This Land Press’.

My column features unique couples from Oklahoma. And because I am so weird, the photos I take of each couple typically end up a little bizarre-or ‘different’-as my dad would say.

My latest couple were the Mangialomini’s (pronounced “Man-gee-uh-low-mini”). Zach and Jennifer Mangialomini are wonderfully approachable, quietly confident and recall a pretty hilarious and bizarre back story. Jennifer began as an aethist, transferred into a cult and finally found God. Zach was a slightly disillusioned Christian who-according to himself-struggles with handling social cues.


Together, the couple have three beautiful children and a marriage founded on something solid. Check out my whole article here at: This Land Press.

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