Archive for October, 2008

Model: Kaylee

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Kaylee was suppose to go to the Indiana Dunes with me last friday to meet up with Matt and Sarah.  She was going to be their model.  Well since it rained and Matt and Sarah left early for Ohio I decided to take advantage of Kaylee and we did some fun stuff.  However we still had to deal with the rain so we didn’t get to do too much fun stuff.  But I was thrilled with what we got.  Thanks Kaylee for dealing with the weather and for going out to lunch with me.  I hope you like the pictures…  I LOVE this close-up of you.  That hat rocks!  To bad I look bad in hats or I would be borrowing it from you.

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Kaylee really liked this next one when I showed it to her on the camera screen…  I tried something alittle different on post processing on a few of these.  I really like the effect on this shot.

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I had to get some light on her face so I needed my flash, but didn’t want to risk my flash getting wet, so I did what I could with a ziploc bag…

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Oh, I almost for got… poor Kaylee got a mosquito in her eye.  It was terrible, took forever to get out.  She was a trooper though and as soon as she fixed her make-up we were back to shooting.  Have a wonderful day all, it is perfect outside.  I think I will take the kids to the park for awhile.  We won’t get many more days like this one. 

Happy Birthday Gwen!

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Here is a message from someone special…

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Have a wonderful day!!!

Catching Up!

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

Life has been crazy for me lately as most of you know.  Bob’s aunt Cheryl past away so it was important to spend some extra family time this past week.  I appreciate that everyone has been understanding that I haven’t got things done as quickly as I usually do.  I stayed up late last night and got up early this morning and everyone’s gallery is now up.  (with the exception of Kaylee… I still need to get your stuff editted.  I will work on that tomorrow.)  And prints will be ordered today and tomorrow so those will be on their way.

Last friday I was suppose to go to the Indiana Dunes to meet up with Matt and Sarah from New York.  Well, it rained all day.  So they ended up heading on to Ohio, which I don’t blame them, but I was totally bummed that I didn’t get to shoot with them.  However Kaylee who had planned on modeling for them spent some time with me and we did some fun stuff…  (even some shots in the rain).  I can’t wait to edit them, and will try to post tomorrow or Thursday.  Kaylee we will have to do something another day when the weather is nice.

*** High School Seniors!!!  You can still get your pictures done this fall/winter and don’t have to wait until spring.  I have a new backdrop I bought just for seniors that will be arriving at the studio in a couple weeks, and I have more new stuff to come, plus I can handle the cold if you can.  Also I am going to want to shoot some snow pictures.  I have some awesome ideas for winter pictures.  Great chance to get something totally different from anyone else.

Senior: Vanessa from North Judson High School

Monday, October 27th, 2008

I have known Vanessa for several years thru 4-H.  She is so much fun and such a sweetie.  4-H is going to miss her that is for sure.  I think she needs to come back and be a dog leader or something.  Just won’t be the same without her. 

Here is my favorite shot of the day… (Vanessa-you are such a beautiful girl)

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Vanessa was one of my Starke County Super Seniors.  Here is her individual shot from that project…

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Huge thanks to Vanessa’s mom and dad.  We shot her pictures Friday morning.  (yep, it rained, rained hard at times)  We shot in between rain drops and just made it work.  They dealt with the animals and running stuff back and forth to the truck so Vanessa and I could stay dry.  Thanks!

Senior: Chad from Knox High School

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

I have to admit, I was totally bummed when Chad pulled up, because his mom wasn’t with him.  I haven’t seen her for years.  His mom use to hang out with my aunt and when I was younger I was attached to my aunt’s hip.  So Angie we’ll have to meet up some other time.  However maybe no mom was a good thing, because Chad did an awesome job for me, which I was worried about because he was a typical guy and didn’t really care about pictures.  Luckily he was a sweetie and just did what I said.  Here are a few of my faves….

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I love this shot even though I rarely love a studio shot, but he has the best smile ever in this one…

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Chad also brought his girlfriend with.  If I remember right they have been together since elementary school.  (how awesome is that!)

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Senior Pictures: Allison- Oregon-Davis High School

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Allison is another repeat customer, I did her brother Andrew’s senior pictures last year.  I got some really good shots with him too.  We had the perfect evening.  They sky was amazing!!!  As you can tell lately, I am obsessed with the sky.   And Allison did an awesome job for me, I have a ton of favorites to share…

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I told ya amazing sky…

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This track shot was Allison’s mom’s idea.  I think it turned out pretty good.

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are you sick of my sky pictures yet???  I know I do them allll the time, but I figure the sky is different all the time so not really the same picture.

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BIG thanks to Allison and her wonderful parents for such a nice evening of photography.  I love it how I always get such great seniors to work with!

Senior Pictures: Paschina Plymouth High School

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

I have known Paschina for a couple years now.  I did her sister’s senior pictures.  Makes me feel good that they were happy with my work to come back for a second round.  Thanks for the fun times and make sure we get to hang out at one of the OD girls basketball games.  One game I am gonna have to not shoot and hang out in the stands with you silly people.

 Okay, enough talk, here are a few of my faves…

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I did this same shot with her sister….

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HOT STUFF!!!!  You both look amazing in this next shot!

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This is sooo totally Paschina who is one of the most social people I know.  Pretty much she has never met a stranger.  I am sooo glad we thought of grabbing her cell because to me these are the most natural shots.  I am sure this is what her mom sees all the time.

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Love ya girls, thanks for the fun times.  When you gals graduate from college you will have to have sister pictures taken again.   Angie-you have two amazing girls here, great job super mom!

Happy 1st Birthday Morgan!

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

I am honored to be Morgan’s photographer.  Makes me feel good that her mom Mandy schedules her trips home from Texas around times that Morgan needs her pictures taken.  One thing we always do is get a couple mommy and Morgan pictures….

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While Mandy and Morgan were playing in the leaves, I grabbed this shot.  I LOVE, LOVE it.  I need one like this of Brandon holding leaves.  I have a cute one of Samantha and leaves when she was about two.

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Since Mandy and Morgan live in Texas and it’s not like they can come for several different sessions, we did fall, halloween costume, mandy and morgan together, and birthday cake pictures all in one.  (I don’t usually do this, and 90% of the one year olds I know couldn’t handle it either, it is just Morgan is suppper happy little girl, and Mandy is super patient.)

So here is Morgan the little lady bug…

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and here is my favorite from the birthday cake segment…

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And….if Morgan didn’t spend enough time in front of my camera, I go to Hensler’s Nursery to take some senior pictures and who is there… (yep you guessed it…Morgan and her family)  They seen the photos of my kids on my blog when we went there so they decided to check it out.  So since I happened to be there with a camera in my hands, and Morgan happened to be looking pretty darn cute I snapped this….

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Family: Dan, Angela, Lindsay, Nick and Chelsea

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Really, I don’t know to say about this family except they know how to have FUN! (we did lots of laughing, espically at Nick- oh and by the way Nick you totally owe me for not posting the out-takes of you, I have a ton of them)  

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Work it girls…

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We recreated a photo that has been taken several times of them over the years….

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Engagement: Kari & Brandon (and Sammy too)

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

I can’t wait until their wedding.  I can already tell it is going to be a blast.  I met Kari’s mom Linda when I was in Danville, IL photographying the Budweiser Clydesdales.  I am thrilled that she thought enough about me to ask me if I wanted to travel to West Lafayette, IN to photograph her daughter’s wedding.  Espicailly since I know first had there are alot of great photographer’s in their area. 

Okay about Kari and Brandon….they love each other, they love Purdue and they love Sammy the dog that they rescued.  (yep they rescued that little pup, who is such a sweetie).  Thanks guys for such a fun morning!

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this was Brandon’s request…(he is such a man)

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Senior Pictures: Josh from North Judson High School

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Josh is one of the Starke County Super Seniors for 2008-09.  He is super sweet, but he can get mean if he wants to.  Check out all these thick pieces of wood he has broke in half….

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Anyone else as impressed as I was.  When they walked in the studio with a basket full of broken boards I am like what are those for.  His mom told me he broke all them.  I am like no way… too cool.  Oh and he also has a cool sword…

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Either Josh or his mom spotted this location…

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This is one of my faves…  (we have been having some amazing sunsets lately!!)

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Thanks Josh for being so much fun and for fighting the mosquitos with me!!!

Wedding: Krista+Josh= beautiful fall wedding

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Ever heard of a unity tree???  (me neither)  Instead of a traditional unity candle Krista and Josh planed a unity tree.  And for favors they gave their guests seedlings.  What an awesome environmentally friendly thing to do on their special day.  Oh and they used pumpkins for centerpieces.  

I have to say big thanks to all the family for making sure things went smoothly.  Greg (Krista’s dad) did a good job of making sure Gwen and I were taken to and from locations in the golf cart.  Everyone made our day fun.  Not gonna write a ton of stuff, just gonna show lots of pictures.

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Love, Love, Love this shot shot of Krista and her dad.

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my view…

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Gwen’s view…

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here’s the unity tree…

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Gotta wear sunglasses when the wedding is in the middle of open field with no shade in sight.

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One last shot… Gwen grabbed this of me on the back of the golf cart and I am glad she did, we forgot about getting pictures of the guys talking on the walkie-talkies… 

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Ceremony:  Krista’s Backyard Royal Center, IN  Reception:  Pineview Golf Course Moticicello, IN  Florist:  Warners Greenhouse, Cake:  Desert Haus