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Two lifestyles combine in photos


Marione Martin

Left: Allyson Bush of Alva built a successful wedding photography business while still in college. Her rural Oklahoma scenic phtoos are displayed in July at Graceful Arts Gallery in Alva. Right: Allyson Bush enjoys finding subjects such as this quail on the farm in Woods County. Her work is displayed during July at Graceful Arts Gallery.

Although her parents disagreed with her choice of majors, Allyson Bush persisted, earning a studio art degree from Oklahoma State University in 2012. The Mangum native then had to figure out how to use that degree in a world that was in an economic recession.

Bush became interested in photography in a thoroughly modern way, through the iPhone. The first iPhone was launched while she was a senior in high school. Although she didn't own one, "it really just inspired me to want to get to know the digital version that our life was going to become.

"I begged my parents as I was a freshman in col...

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