“I absolutely loved the encouragement from Laken throughout the entirety of the shoot. She's the best hype woman and made me feel like I was the most beautiful and bad ass woman alive."
Hi there! I’m Laken. I’m a wife to the orneriest man I know and the mother to two beautiful and sassy girls. We live on a funny farm in McAlester, OK. We have cows, horses, cats, dogs, bunnies, chickens, guineas and that wouldn’t be all if it were up to me and my girls. It is chaos at our house to say the least. Haha! Our family loves all things outdoors: riding four wheelers, camping, hunting, you name it! I love all carbs and have a mean addiction to good coffee. I can watch re-runs of Friends and The Office all day.
Above all, though, I love me some Jesus. This love just so happens to be where my “why” for boudoir photography comes from. Boudoir has, in a way, become my ministry. I whole heartedly believe that you were fearfully and wonderfully made. You were created to perfection and, regardless of if you have the same beliefs as I do, I want to show you your perfectly curated beauty that the world may have convinced you of otherwise.
I understand that this experience takes a lot of trust in someone that you don’t particularly know. I assure you I will never take that trust for granted. Stepping out of your comfort zone is scary but I will be there to help you every step of the way. From preparing for your shoot, choosing your outfits, posing you from your head to your toes, and helping you decide which images to use for your gorgeous art collection, you will do no part of this process alone. I love my clients dearly and pride myself on creating the most memorable boudoir experience.
Hey there! Let me start off by introducing myself, I’m Morgan! I’m a born and raised Okie, growing up here local to McAlester. I come from a very livestock-oriented family, or all animals for that matter, and spent my school years showing cattle, which I’m proud to say I was very successful with. I met my husband, Mark, my sophomore year of high school, and a few years down the road we married and started our family together. We were blessed with 3 beautiful sons, and our hearts have never been fuller. Once we had our first, I had decided I would be a stay-at-home mom, we all know how lonely that gets, right? So, in my boredom I began to dabble in makeup, something that I’ve always enjoyed! I joined a MLM company, then another, and throughout the years of doing loved one’s makeup for special occasions, I got pretty dang good, if I do say so myself! 😉
This is when my little makeup “biz” took off, and I’ve never looked back. From bridal parties, family pictures, engagement sessions, and just “nights out on the town”, I love all the looks I’ve been able to create with my clients. Having them see their selves in an entirely different light, by just enhancing what natural beauty they have, will never grow old to me. Becoming a freelance MUA has been nothing but one opportunity after the next, and I’m happy to say working with Laken is one of the ones I cherish most!