Lindsey and Will~ 1 year later

I wanted to wish Lindsey and Will a big Happy Anniversary. It was one year ago that they got married. I have had the awesome privilege of getting to know them better throughout this year. They are simply awesome. They are each others best friend, devoted to each other and their daughter. You guys rock!

Here is a few photos from their wedding and a few from their anniversary session.

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Last night’s sunset

Last night I got to view one of God’s beautiful masterpieces in the sky. Simply Breathtaking!

Testing new Reflector 5-in-one

I went to my local camera store yesterday evening and bought a 41 inch reflector. It has white,gold,silver,sunkissed?, and transluscent. I really wanted this for a couple of reasons. The main reason is because I’ll be shooting some wedding portraits next weekend at or around noon. I needed something that would block the harsh overhead sun, yet allow some light through. The second reason I wanted to get this bigger one is because while I had a reflector already, it just wasn’t big enough. It seriously would only shade a clients face. It really was only useful for reflecting light into the face only. I couldn’t believe how big this thing is.

I took my camera and the reflector to my sisters house to test out my new toy. Her daughter and friend were more than willing to help me out. When I took the first image I was blown away! I sat them in full sun, I mean, that sun was blazing in their faces. Then I asked my niece to sit in the shade and had her friend hold the reflector using the sunkissed side. I’ll have to practice a little more using those.

Using sunkissed reflector

Using sunkissed reflector

Using the translucent part of the reflector

Using the translucent part of the reflector

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Ryan & Rebecca ~ E-session/Terre Haute

I had the awesome privilege of photographing Ryan and Rebecca’s engagement session on Saturday. We are all members of the same church. Rebecca’s sister is a photographer in Oklahoma,and will be photographing the wedding.  Since her sis lives so far away, I asked to take their engagement photographs as a gift to them.

I am so happy for these two as they start their life together. The love they share for each other is very apparent. ;)  They make such an awesome couple and I am so blessed to know them.

Rebecca, Ryan and Timothy (Ryans son)

Rebecca, Ryan and Timothy (Ryan's son)

 

Personal Portraits

I’ve been doing a lot of reading on natural light photography. The people that I’ve found through just generic searches don’t use any flash. I don’t know that I would be able to completely do away with my flash…but it’s a good goal. I think another thing that ensures sharp, crisp pictures without flash (for indoor photos) is a good fast lens. I’m looking at purchasing a 20mm 2.8 lens soon. I’ve also seen people using a 1.2 lens. I’ve been looking at B&H getting prices for those lenses.  Those images are amazing as that 1.2 allows alot of light in.

I took some of my oldest after a haircut she got…she looked so cute. The others are of my little one using only available light.

2010 Seniors

senior promo for 2010 seniors

 

Flowers from my walk

The other day, my little sidekick and I went on a little “adventure” in the hay field next to my house. I of course took my camera and decided to do a little test. I wanted to see what happened to my images when I selected different meter settings. On my D90 I have the matrix metering, center weighted metering, and spot metering. The image I took using matrix ended up in the trash as it wasn’t sharp. The other two however, turned out very well. The only processing I did on the first two is to do a levels adjustment on them and then to sharpen them.

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