Hi, and thanks for stopping by to visit my blog. I'm a lifestyle, portrait and wedding photographer located in Greenwood, Indiana. I love all aspects of this profession, especially meeting new people, getting to know them, and telling their story through my images.
Whether it's a high school senior getting ready to complete their high school career and move on to the next chapter of their adult lives, a nervous and excited bride-to-be anxiously planning one of the most special days of her life, or the proud parents of an adorable new baby who want to share their joy, and the peaceful innocence of their newborn with family and friends. These are the reasons I’m a photographer, and why I love what I do.
Photography is my passion. The main objective in my photography business is artistry. My top priority is capturing and producing high quality images of special moments, events and life's milestones for my clients. The greatest reward for me is not monetary, it's being able to capture time and deliver it to my clients in photographs they can admire and cherish for a lifetime. My motto is "Every day is full of precious moments, so go capture as many as you can."
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I'm much more comfortable and confident behind the camera, but this week Indy Photo Coach's challange was "Low Light", so I put my insecurities aside and hopped in front of the camera for a self portrait using the light from my Ipad screen. I actually like the result, not because I'm in the picture, but because I'm a sucker for dramatic, mood lighting, which is why I love doing theater/stage photography so much. I never pass up an opportunity to take pictures of our high school plays, musicals and show choir performances. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the lighting! After all, that's what photography is all about...light.
So, last year I started a Project 366 on January 1st, to take a picture every day of the year, trying many different kinds of photography in order to see things in ways that I might not otherwise notice or pay attention to, improve my skills and just have fun. I began with bursting enthusiasm and a full intent to follow through for the entire 366 days of the year. I was having a blast trying out so many cool new techniques I'd see in photography articles, or tutorials. My family gradually became accustomed to seeing me contorted in very strange postions on the floor, the ground outside, on top of kitchen countertops, playing with water, wine, food, dice, playing cards...you name it. I got them involved on many occasions, and even my cats began to ignore my camera pointing in their direction.
Well I made it through May and then life got in the way. Not that I wasn't taking pictures mind you, I was taking them pretty much daily, but most of them were for my job at the golf academy, weddings, senior shoots, family sessions etc. and keeping up with my Project 366 postings on Flickr, Facebook etc. just got pushed aside.
So this year I decided to try something a little more manageable....I hope anyway, by doing a Project 52, one photo a week. It's highly unusual for me to take just one picture a week, but at least the pressure to take a "Fantastic" picture every day will be lifted. I'm excited to begin this new photographic adventure of 2013, and I hope you follow along on my journey. You'll notice I began with chocolate, my beloved favorite treat. A very sweet way to begin the new year. Happy New Year everyone!
Wow, it's been a busy fall break so far. It began with a beautiful wedding session, then three senior sessions on The Canal, an engagement session, and a family photo session. My parents came down from Wisconsin to visit, which I always look forward to, and I got to spend five glorious days with my beautiful, sweet granddaughter, Izzy.
We spent time playing board games...at which Izzy beat me and great grandma LaPorte, and baking, she loves to do the mixing more than eating the finished product.
We also read books, colored, and went to Apple Works for some fall fun.
I know I'm a bit bias in saying so, but I think I have the cutest granddaughter there is. She definitely has a very special place in my heart.
This week I got to make a few visits to Apple Works, and the first one was for Shawn & Shawna's engagement session. They're such a nice couple and we had a fun time capturing some great images.
Their June 8th wedding will be held at Apple Works, so they decided to encorporate their engagement pictures into the Apple Works theme as well. We were very blessed with some gorgeous fall colors for their engagement pictures, and I know they'll get some very pretty spring blossoms for the wedding images.
Can you tell we had a little bit of fun with this series.
Can't wait to share in their very special day next June!
It was another cold and windy October day in Indianapolis, but the sun was out and the girls braved the chilly temperatures to get some nice shots.
Hard to believe they're seniors already! No doubt they will both be very successful ladies.
Today I enjoyed some time at the Indiana State Museum and The Canal with Erin and her mom Christie, shooting her senior pictures. Paige was gracious enough to assist me, and we managed to get some great images dispite the unseasonably cold temperatures.
We all love the fabulous art work along the canal, and we took advantage of the orange walls which happen to be one of Whiteland High School's colors.
I had the distinct honor of spending this Saturday capturing the images from the wedding of a very special couple, Ashley and Sean. A big thank you to Mike Washington for once again assisting me in documenting this special couple's wedding day.
I was introduced to Ashley through another very special lady that I have the privilege of working with everyday, Katie Eastburn, who was one of the beautiful brides maids for Ashley. Ashley and Sean had their evening wedding and reception at the beautiful Montage in Indianapolis.
I love the fall colors that adorned their beautiful wedding cake. The flavor was carrot cake, one of my favorites!
The first dance of the bride and groom is always one of my favorites to photograph. I love capturing the emotion and love they share for each other.
Before the evening came to and end we captured a little fun under the canopy of the Montage entrance. Congratulations and best wishes to you Ashley & Sean!
In case you haven't noticed by now, I LOVE beautiful sunsets and rich vibrant colors, and let me just say, that Jacinda and Randy take this gorgeous fall sunset over-the-top! This light literally only lasts a few moments each day, so timing is everything.
Jacinda and Randy had a beautiful evening for their outdoor wedding ceremony and reception at Brown County State Park. Just a few days ago the trees were still mostly green, so when we arrived for the ceremony we were quite excited to see they had changed. They adorned us with their fabulous fall colors. Jacinda looked stunning in her ruffled and sequined wedding dress proudly standing next to her handsome new husband Randy.
What a beautiful bride.
I love this image Mike Washington captured. It speaks from the hearts of this amazing couple. Congratulations Jacinda & Randy! May you enjoy a long and happy marriage, and a life time of happiness together!
Stephanie & Jared are a super sweet couple. The weather was not as cooperative as we had all hoped for early in the evening, bringing heavy rain, hail and high winds right after their ceremony. So we all went into Plan B and made the evening a success by waiting for the rains to stop around 10:30 p.m. to shoot bridal party photos outside. We headed out onto Futura Parkway at The Metropolis Mall just outside The Serendipity Banquet Hall and used the colorful lights and off-camera flash to create some memorable images.
Stephanie was gorgeous, full of smiles and so excited as she was escorted down the isle by her two very handsome little boys to meet Jared and become Mrs. Corbin.
Shortly before the ceremony began and the heavens opened up pouring down buckets of rain, my second shooter, Mike Washington managed to sneak in a few pictures of the guys outside. A handsome group of guys, don't ya think?
Dispite the weather, the evening was full of beautiful moments, like Stephanie dancing with one of her handsome boys.
I'm so honored to have been a part of Stephanie and Jared's wedding day. I wish for them a long and happy marriage and a life time of happiness ♥
Anne & Chris are such a sweet couple. I literally met them for the first time at their wedding rehearsal the night before their wedding ceremony. Anne was referred to me by her good friend Emily Janowiak, who happend to be my son's photography teacher at Whiteland High School. Anne is a doctor and her long hours left little time for us to meet, so we emailed over the past several months and finally got to meet in person.
Anne and Chris were married in the Sweeney Chapel at the Christian Theological Seminary on the Butler University campus. A unique chapel with very interesting architecture and window lighting. My photography assistant/second shooter, Michael Washington captured some beautiful images from the bird's eye view up in the balcony.
After their wedding ceremony we headed over to the beautiful Holcolm Gardens on the Butler University campus to take some pictures. The Holcolm Memorial Carillon was the perfect spot for the wedding party portrait. Anne and Chris look amazing next to the gorgeous fountain in the pond.
After our photo shoot in the gardens we headed over to The Rathskeller for Chris & Anne's reception. The guests were enjoying hor d'oeuveres and beverages, and anxiously awaiting their arrival. A delicious dinner was served, the speeches and toasts were given and the cheesecake was cut and served. Time to get down and boogie!
Love these next two images Mike captured!
The Rathskeller has a gorgeous staircase and lobby that I just had to take advantage of. Mike did a fantastic job assisting with the lighting.
Anne, Chris and their families were wonderful to work with, and I wish Anne & Chris a lifetime of happiness!