Yearly Archives: 2011

This past month has been crazy to say the least. I’m an online kind of person, especially when it comes to my shopping, for multiple reasons. First and foremost, I almost never buy anything without ready any and all reviews on them, yes even clothing items! I’m OCD about that I guess. After I see…

I just can’t believe how fast time flies in the wedding world. It literally feels like just a week ago that we were photographing Aaron and Marcy’s engagement pictures. Traveling all over and capturing some pretty amazing locations, and on top of that capturing one AMAZING sunset. Now, here we are on their wedding day…

Maybe I’ll make this kind of a monthly blog, who knows, but I absolutely love this quote and I think it’s extremely powerful if your business lives by this. And I know this blog post will be somewhat similar to my last, but think of it as kind of a reminder. In any business, especially…

I love when couples change things up from the norm. Because here’s my opinion (I know you’re wanting it. lol); there is no such thing as tradition. This is the beginning of your lives together so whatever you do on this day is technically YOUR tradition, whatever you do on the day of your wedding…

One of the things that I do enjoy about shooting at Ballard Nature Center in Altamont is not only it’s great scenery, but the exercise I get from photographing there. Because I never want to do the typical shots, since it is used quite often by almost anyone in the area, I just tell the…

What an amazing day for a wedding! The weather was perfect with a bright blue sky, a few clouds, a tad windy – but I’m not complaining. 🙂 I was very much looking forward to spending more time with Seth and Karli. What an awesome couple these two are. It feels like just yesterday we…

What a perfect day for a senior session. Partly cloudy, temperature just right, and practically no wind. As we explored though the paths and grasses of Ballard Nature Center we found a lot of great photo ops. The thing with Ballard Nature Center is that is very popular in the Altamont area because of the…

I remember meeting with Calee and her mom to kind of go over what she expected for her pictures, and I remember she asked if I had heard of Jasmine Star, which of course I had. I’m a huge fan of her stylized and candid/style pictures –  then after hearing her speak at a conference I…

I love having the opportunity to do some crazy edits that I can’t typically do. What do I mean by this? Most times with senior girls it’s all about looking pretty and full of bright colors, of course don’t get me wrong we definitely do some grungy looking pictures, but you can’t do an entire…

It was just over a year ago that I was doing Hannah’s brother Jake’s band pictures – here. And man, was that a blast. I love urban looking pictures, by that I mean rust, bricks, fallen buildings, etc, and while we explored Shelbyville for some spots for Jake’s band, I immediately fell in love with…

This was my second sibling wedding of this year, and wow! Words cannot express the joy of working with Mandy and Jake. These two are definitely a unique couple and anyone who knows them knows what I mean. I’ve only had the pleasure of knowing them for a year now but Mandy and Jake are…

It was like walking into a dream I had some time ago, except it wasn’t a dream… As I walked into the church it all seem so familiar. I pulled out my camera, looked up at the balcony, and it hit me this is where I shot my first “unofficial” wedding. My cousin (yeah, we had…

I’m sure I’ve mention it before, but I’m going to say it again, I’m a huge fan of sibling wedding bookings. 🙂 In fact Joe and Erin were one of two sibling weddings I had this year. Erin’s sister, Lacey, just got married a couple months prior and then what seemed like a blink of…

When I first met with Kayla, I knew she would be a fun senior to photograph, and during the shoot she was all about having some fun pictures. We started downtown where we got some pretty rockin’ urban pictures and the color looked too good. I don’t know if you could plan it any better…

I was very much looking forward to Meranda’s shoot, of course because I enjoy photographing seniors. I feel they bring an edge and trend to photography that’s ever changing and by working with seniors new ideas spark for angles, poses, edits and that all works into everything I do. But aside from the obvious, I…

Just like Amanda & Trevor, Krista was a childhood friend from back in the day. I can remember in the good ol’ days when our families would get together and pull pranks on other families whether it was a fake award outside the on the front lawn, or as simple as toilet papering, no family…

I enjoy getting family sessions mixed in the craziness of seniors and weddings. It’s kind of a time to just relax with a group of people who want fun and unique family pictures. And capturing moments to look real is what they want. We’re past the 1980s floating head pictures. Remember those things where the…

So I think I’ve made a bad habit lately of taking WAY too many pictures during sessions! Wait, did I just say that? Okay, it’s not a bad habit, it’s a great habit… but it definitely makes the editing process, well, interesting. Coming into 2011 I thought to myself when it came to engagements, seniors,…

Ali was another senior that had to postpont her senior session because of the heat wave we had some time back and boy were we thankful we did because the day we had her shoot it was amazing outside. And thankfully we got it done when it was at least warm! What’s up with this…

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