I am loving having a much slower season. Juggling a few sessions here is NOTHING compared to what the second half of each year is like. So, even though I may not have a full calendar of clients this first quarter the world just seems right. I can re-focus on my business goals along with my family goals. I am grateful that I can wake up each day and focus the majority of my time on my beautiful not-so-little family. Also it’s a great time to go through the archives and show off some beautiful families. Read more ›
It was almost exactly a year ago (on my birthday to be precise), when renown photographer and author Ginny Felch contacted me to request using some of my photographs in her revised edition of Photographing Children, A Photo-Worskshop by Wiley. I was in shock because in my opinion, I was just another person in this big fish pool of photographers that exist today. How did she find me and did she really think I had something to offer to her revision? To say the least, I was humbled and flattered all at the same time. I knew exactly who she was and what book she was referring to because her first book had come out only two years after I launched my photography business in 2006. Read more ›
What a fun contest that was…. especially watching nominees come down to the wire for first and second place. Thanks to everyone for participating. For starters, let’s announce the winners:
1st Place: Sara MacGregor
Such a special family indeed, I have no doubt that winning a free session even comes close to all they deserve in this life…. but hey it’s a start Read more ›
Now when I say “Storytelling Session”, I don’t necessarily mean this session tells a story. What I mean is that I was a storyteller. These twins (whom I’ve photographed for the last five years and who are also published with their dog Otis in Photographing Children, a Photo-Workshop) lost attention fairly quickly into the session. So, I did what I sometimes have to do with my own 3rd grader…. tell a silly story. Once I started though, they refused to let me stop. They also wanted me to continue to speak in my fake British accent. Needless to say my throat was sore by the end of the session Yes, Dara I know I truly looked and acted ridiculous Read more ›
It’s been a joy to photograph this beautiful family for several years in a row. They are so kind and fun and very attractive to say the least. Two of their photos were published in “Photographing Children, A Photo-Workshop” by Ginny Felch.
Having not seen this barn before our session, Holly couldn’t have picked out better clothes for the session. They just pop against the gray background. We totally lucked out with cloudy skies giving us a dramatic overcast…. which I happen to love. Since this barn faces the south/west it can be too bright to shoot from the front at 5pm. Read more ›
I made a trip up to West Lafayette one late afternoon to meet the latest Nixon addition, Story! Love her name! Although she couldn’t have been named any plain Jane. She has to live up to unusual names like her big bros Dash and Crew!
Grandma and Great Grandma joined in our session for some generational photos. What a fantastic idea! Definitely memories that will always be cherished!
This was only the second time I had shot at Traders Point Creamery in Zionsville, Indiana. I loved the location and especially LOVED the laughter and good times I had with this family. Their daughter was near my daughter’s age so I could SO relate to their life. They did a fantastic accordion card but for the life of me I can’t find a copy of it to show here. Read more ›
I did these next two sessions back to back one afternoon this fall. It was crazy Indiana weather. About half way through the first session it began to rain… pretty hard. We already rescheduled once and didn’t really have time to rebook. So, we paused for a moment and in between the rain we kept shooting. It sure made things FUN and interesting if I do say so myself. A beautiful rainbow appeared in between the sessions which made it extra special for the kids.
First up is the Bezy family (the sessions are out of order but oh well). As you can see from this first shot, we had to hide under the blanket under the rain held paused…. but some cute peek-a-boo shots occurred! Read more ›
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Hello Photographers. I am excited to offer some free Valentine’s Day templates (compatible with Adobe Photoshop) for download. Just click on the menu item above that says “FREE VALENTINE CARD TEMPLATES“. You will then be guided to links for the free ones and the ones for purchase (only $5). This is a great marketing tool for your business! Just another great way to show off your work outside of the Christmas holiday. Hope you enjoy them! Read more ›
Here’s a family that just keeps on growing. I’ve been privileged to photograph them since the birth of their first son. At this session, they were preggo with baby #4. That makes FOUR kids under the age of four!! Can you imagine! But honestly, their sessions are not chaotic. Amy seems to have such a sweet and calm spirit that keeps them all under control. It also helps that Chris is a hands on fun loving dad! Read more ›