Now is your time to shine, to celebrate all of you, everything you stand for. It is your time to be pampered, to tell your story, to show the world that midwest style, your unique beauty. You are worthy of beautiful images, fit to be featured in a magazine. You are enough and you deserve the hair and the makeup, the lights, and recognition. It's time for country girls to show up, and show out.
"SHE IS TULSA" MAGAZINE HAS LAUNCHED AND WE ARE NOW BOOKING!
This is your moment. What started as an incredible art exhibit and short film has become Tulsa's first and only magazine for women. I set out to feature around forty local women over the age of forty in the "She Is Tulsa" project, but we shot over seventy women and held two incredible red carpet screenings and we realized there was no way we could stop there. We are now producing a quarterly magazine featuring everything you care about-Inspiring stories from women, local events, women-owned business features, health and beauty advice and so much more. This is THE magazine for Tulsa women and it is filled with gorgeous images.
I want to empower each and every one of you to embrace who you are and show off your personal style. Whether we go full glam with hair, makeup, and an evening gown, or simple and chic with a shoot on your boat in boots and a blazer-This is all about what makes YOU unique. These are images worthy of Vogue magazine-worthy of YOU and all of the things that you are, all the roles that you play. This is an opportunity to see yourself through my lens, a true expression of how amazing and beautiful you are, and I cannot wait to photograph you in this way.
"It was a beautiful evening. I had the honor of bringing my 18-year-old son and he left understanding the incredible importance of women. I want to say I have taught him that lesson-and I have, but this night was different….. I believe this night has changed his appreciation for women."
"Thank you Nicole Barton for your patience. You have made a major impact on some of my healing & growth process. What I have gained from it, is not what I expected... Yet, have been searching for."
"With She Is Tulsa, you get a community. If you really want to find your tribe, She Is Tulsa can do that for you. I've found my tribe, and I have been looking for YEARS."
DR. JEAN MARIA
"I’m not very comfortable in front of a camera; I become really awkward. Nicole Barton made it so easy. I felt like I was having fun taking pictures with a friend. I could be weird and do my thing without feeling judged. My pictures turned out fabulous. I also got the privilege to meet a very special group of women, and what an honor it was."
"Nicole and her team were phenomenal and I felt like a movie star. I wish every woman to have this experience. I'm so excited to continue meeting all of the ladies involved. This movement is one of the best things to be involved with for not just us, but for the women of generations after our own. Our daughters, witnessing our transformations and benefiting from the wisdom, networking, and the bonds of friendship that form. That's a great legacy."
"Undoubtedly we are all busy as moms, wives, business owners. We are expected to have our acts together 24/7 sometimes without a lot of focus on what we have accomplished. Individually we know we work hard. Together, this group, reminded us that we aren’t alone and that Tulsa loves and needs us. Nicole was a gem to my wife and I. I’ll always follow what she does and be a fan."
"This project was a way for me to experience a new adventure that focused on me and not the role that I play in someone else’s life. It was a great experience for me and gave me an evening to spend with my two sons. I think they got to see me in a new light and as one of them is now a parent of three children, helped them to appreciate what it means to be a parent and still invest in yourself. It was a joy to be a part of and I am thankful that Nicole Barton put this all together!"
I don’t usually like pictures taken of me. I want people to get to know me so they can see that my beauty comes from the inside. But THESE PHOTOS????? You made me look how I feel on the inside. You captured in pictures how I feel about myself on the inside. So many people overlook me because my hair is grey or I’m not skinny or whatever flaw they choose to see. But those that choose to get to know me will see that looks are not all were women possess. It’s not about what is on the outside. I thank you for seeing me. Thank you for showing my world what I see.
"Women equal power! The whole SHE IS TULSA experience celebrated this exponential power, creativity, and strength. I felt honored and grateful to be a part of this incredible group of women AND a woman who calls Tulsa, Home! Thanks again, Nicole!!"
WHAT DOES THE "SHE IS TULSA" EXPERIENCE INCLUDE?
DESIGN CONSULTATION: Let's talk about your style. How do you want to be seen and how do you want to feel? We will plan out wardrobe, hair, makeup, and location.
PROFESSIONAL HAIR AND MAKEUP: Professional hair and makeup will be provided at your shoot to ensure that you look flawless and feel confident.
LUXURY PHOTO SHOOT with international award-winning photographer Nicole Barton on-location or in her Tulsa studio.
YOUR IMAGE: Your favorite image delivered digitally.
THE MAGAZINE: You'll be featured in the next issue of She Is Tulsa and receive a hard copy.
THE RED CARPET: ATTEND AN ELEGANT ISSUE RELEASE PARTY
ACCESS TO THE "SHE IS TULSA" PRIVATE FACEBOOK GROUP.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Everything included above is valued at over $1500, but the cost of the "She Is Tulsa" promotional package is just $800, and financing is available.
Two weeks after your photo session, you'll get to review your images and select your very favorite image to own as a piece of artwork.
Should you decide that you'd like to order additional images, $300 from your session fee will be applied to a collection of your choice!
A variety of packages are available, and they include things like digital galleries, luxury photo albums, fine wall art, and more, and they are all eligible for financing options.
WHY SHOULD I DO THIS?
SHOW THE WORLD WHAT BEAUTY MEANS IN MY COMMUNITY
INSPIRE OTHER WOMEN
CELEBRATE A MILESTONE
MEET OTHER INCREDIBLE WOMEN
HAVE A LIFE-CHANGING EXPERIENCE
SHOW OFF INCREDIBLE IMAGES TO THE WORLD
CREATE A LEGACY
TO HONOR AND CELEBRATE MYSELF!
PROMOTE MY BUSINESS
MEET YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER
Nicole Barton has been shooting professionally for thirteen years. Over the course of her career, she's earned Bronze and Silver in the Portrait Masters Competition and placed in international competitions. She is the creator of Crowned In Silver Magazine and her work has been published in Forbes, and Ebony Magazine, amongst others. Empowering women of all sizes, shapes, shades, and ages through representation in gorgeous images has been her mission for over a decade. It is the bond she builds with the women she meets that drives her passion, as well as watching them transform through the experience of seeing themselves in a new way.
WHY A MAGAZINE? WHY NOW?
"Last year I relocated to Tulsa from Los Angeles! Six months pregnant with my third daughter, our family moved halfway across the country for something new. I'm a woman who loves to be out in the community, to check out all the places, see all the things, and meet all the people. So far, so good! We are enjoying it here. But you know, people back home thought I was kind of crazy and I always get asked, "Why would you leave California for Tulsa?" People who aren't here have a lot of misconceptions about the Midwest. I was recently photographing a beautiful woman from Kansas City and she told me, "People think women in the Midwest don't have style-and we DO! We're just not represented." Listen, representation is my JAM. (So much so that I created an entire magazine dedicated to mature women who embrace their gray hair because that is a demographic that just wasn't getting the royal treatment that they deserve!) I need women to be SEEN. I need them to be lifted up and to celebrate every facet of who they are. What better way for me to meet all the incredible women in my new community than by highlighting their unique lifestyle and beauty and presenting it to the world in a kickass screening and exhibit?! Because why NOT right?! So I turned my lens onto Tulsa, your home, and now my home too. To celebrate the women in this community and create a stunning visual representation of WHO YOU ARE. We shot the gallery of images and the short film, and the exhibit and red carpet screening were incredible. So many more women approached me wanting to be a part of something so special, and I know there are so many more incredible women here to be featured. So many of the women who were in the art project have called the experience life-changing. A magazine is the perfect way to keep providing this experience to women, to highlight women-owned businesses, to bring Tulsa women inspiring and beautiful local content. I am so excited to keep meeting you all and to highlight you in our community."
I'm here waiting to meet you, and you deserve this.