Monday, March 29, 2010

Carrie & Curt's Reception

Carrie & Curt had their wedding reception on Saturday, and it was so nice to get to take more pictures for them. They're both a lot of fun, and their family and friends were great, too. Here's some of my favorites.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Colorguard & Winterguard

For a few years, I was the colorguard director at Anderson High School in Anderson, IN. I got to work with a great group of girls (and one boy for a little while) as they learned and performed various shows. I took lots of pictures along the way, of course. My sister is director now, and she and the girls are working on improving their winterguard show for finals next weekend. As my own little way of saying good luck, here's a few shots that I've taken of them along the way.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Instead of making individual posts for various children's photo sessions, here are some samples from several.

Rochelle and her son when he was about a month old.

This is currently my favorite children's portrait I've taken. Isn't she absolutely gorgeous?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Oscar & Carman

Oscar asked me to hide behind a tree and take photos when he proposed to his girlfriend, Carman. Not only did he suprise her by proposing, but she also didn't know I was taking pictures, so later he surprised her with pictures of the proposal. How sweet! To make sure everything worked perfectly, we met up beforehand, and I told him where I would stand and where he needed to get her to stand so that I could actually see her face from my arboreal hiding place. It worked out really well, and it makes me wish more people would ask me to do this. It was really awesome.

He got down on one knee.

He pulled out the ring.

She said yes!

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Carrie & Curt

This is the first wedding that I've gotten to shoot. I'm so grateful to Carrie & Curt for trusting me on their big day. Their wedding was a perfect one to start with, I think, because it was so small and intimate and, in some ways, fairly informal--that made everything run really smoothly, for them and for me. They got married November 5 at the Story Inn in Nashville, IN. The last of the leaves were clinging to the trees, and it wasn't too cold out yet, which all made for a wonderful outdoor ceremony.

I bought an infrared filter shortly before the wedding, and I used it to take this shot of the ceremony area. The man at the camera store told me that it wouldn't work with my digital camera without altering it and breaking my warranty, but I just popped it on the lens and took a long exposure (using a tripod of course). I proved him wrong--it works beautifully.

Another gorgeous infrared shot of some of the property around the Story Inn.

Carrie's accessories. I personally wouldn't have thought of putting peacock feathers with my wedding dress, but it's all really pretty together.

I like that they had their wedding rings in one box together, instead of two separate ones. It's just seems symbolically sweeter that way.



They kept laughing when they were supposed to be kissing.

This was all Curt's idea.

Friday, March 5, 2010


I don't do much in the way of sports photography (mostly because no one's really asked me to do any for them), but we were invited to a high school football game--my fiance's cousin is on the team. Naturally, I decided to bring along my camera, and I thought I'd share a few shots from the game. (His cousin, Tyler, is #44 by the way, but I'm sure by the end of this post you'd be able to guess that.)

Tyler's playing offense at this point. I don't know how those guys make it through an entire game playing both offense and defense. That has to be tiring.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


Felisha is another wonderfully-freckled redhead. I like that even though I softened this image up a bit, you can still see her freckles.

Love, love, love this shot. It's so playful and fun.

Her hair is casting a little too much shadow on her face for my taste, but her smile is so genuine and perfect that I just had to include it anyway.


I felt like Sabrina's outfit and accessories combined for this  natural, almost hippie kind of vibe, so I convinced her to take a couple shots without any shoes.

She brought her guitar along to the session. This shot reminds me of an album cover. (You can never look directly at the camera on your album cover, you know.) I also really love the warmth of the fallen leaves, which is echoed in the warm colors of her guitar.

I know this shot doesn't include her face, but I still love it.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010


I'm going to start this blog off by backposting some work that I've done previously, just to get things going on the right foot. I'll put up portraits I've done of some seniors, some kids, a marriage proposal, a wedding, and maybe some other random shots for fun.

I'm starting with one of the seniors. Allisse had a really long senior photo session, taking tons of pictures, and we both had a lot of fun. (Oh, if you're wondering how exactly to pronounce her name, it's uh-lish-uh--kind of like the word militia. Now you know.)

Allisse was a member of her high school's colorguard and winterguard, and so she wanted lots of pictures in the various uniforms she'd worn throughout the years and with some of her flags (which she's laying on here), rifle, and sabre. I love the expression on her face in this shot, which I captured while we were just chatting.

I think this is my favorite shot from the whole session.

Goofing around. (Her high school's mascots are the Indians, btw, hence the outfit.)


I like hand-coloring black and white photos to give them a little something extra sometimes.

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