Downtown in December by Oklahoma City photographer Rick Buchanan

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Downtown in December brings the twinkling lights of Christmas alive in Oklahoma City. From ice skating to holiday light displays to families enjoying the cold weather, Oklahoma City photographer Rick Buchanan brings the season alive with his photography.

Rick Buchanan was born and raised in Oklahoma City and is a self-described hobbyist photographer, having picked up a still camera just a few years ago.  He is a graduate of Northwest Classen High School and Baylor University, where he received his bachelor of arts in Oral Communication.

His professional career includes being a reporter/photographer for KWTX-TV in Waco, a photographer for KOCO in Oklahoma City, Associate Producer of PM Magazine in Oklahoma City at KFOR, along with Executive Producer of PM Magazine in Providence, Rhode Island, where he worked with Matt Lauer, current co-host of The Today Show on NBC.

Rick moved back to Oklahoma City to become Marketing Director for KWTV for 7-years prior to a career change to politics.  Rick served as Press Secretary to Oklahoma’s 25th Governor, the Honorable Frank Keating.  He has also worked in dozens of winning campaigns across the state and across the nation as a media buyer and advertising consultant.  He also worked as Executive Producer for Discover Oklahoma, while working as the Oklahoma Department of Tourism.

Rick also served as a communications advisor for Crisis Communications to the Chemical and Biological Arms Control Institute in Washington, D.C., following the bombing in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995.

Rick has won several ADDY awards for his work while at KWTV, as well as photography awards in television and still photography.

He currently serves as First Deputy for District 3 County Commissioner Ray Vaughn in Oklahoma County.  Rick resides in Edmond.  He has two daughters, Sha (pronounced Shay), who is married and is the Art Education Director for Wiley Post Elementary in the Putnam City School District and Paige, a sophomore at UCO in Edmond.

Website:  www.6packwest.com

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