Justin & Ashley/Clinton Indiana Engagement-Wedding Photographer

I’ve known Ashley for about 10 years…she lives right down the road from me. So, when she asked me to take her and Justin’s pictures and to photograph their wedding ceremony..well, of course I had to say yes. 🙂

I had such a good time with Justin and Ashley, they have such great personalities and remind me a lot of my husband and I when we were first married.  I can’t wait to photograph your wedding next month.

Best Friends session/Clinton and Terre Haute Indiana Photographer

I got some new backdrops and floor from PhotoProp Floor-Backdrops and was really excited to try them out. You can find this company here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/PhotoPropFloorsandBackdrops?ref=ts

I called on my friend to see if she would be able to bring her girls over to model for me. It worked perfectly because the little one is best friends with my little gal. The three of them have been friends since the littlest one was a baby, so there are times when they act more like sisters. lol (sometimes they argue). The younger two don’t always get to hang out as often as they’d like, so when they get together, it’s always a fun time. 🙂

Testing the lights

Little Ham!!

Girls with 'tudes! 😉

sistas!!!

It started getting squirrly at this point. I accidently cut off her foot because I didn’t move back fast enough.

Okay, now you’re just being silly! ha!!

ya...I got nothing. 😀 LOL

Sometimes you have to rely on the eldest sibling to calm things down. ha!

Sneak Peek~The “C” Family/Terre Haute Indiana Photographer

I met up with this family on Friday morning. The light was just beautiful!! Here is a real quick peek for you all.

Studio session/Indiana Portrait Photographer

Monday, I went to Hobby Lobby to check out their fabric to use for my sessions. I seriously love this store. Their customer service is awesome and their prices aren’t bad either. Anyway, my friend and I had talked about getting some damask looking fabric to add to our backdrops. We looked at several sites and found some that were fairly inexpensive. One of our worries is that it would wrinkle and we definitely didn’t want it to wrinkle. I found exactly what I was looking for in Terre Haute. I bought 3 yds and it is 54 inches wide. I really love the look of it, don’t you?

I used my nearest models to test this out and I love the results. I can’t wait to use it for the session I have today.

 

Time goes by so fast

It is so hard to imagine that my little baby is now 5!

Happy Birthday Poptart!!!

We love you!

emmy march 2005

Back from a little time off

It seems that I was doing sessions every weekend and I knew that I had to take a little down time for just me and my family. So, this past weekend we headed up to Indy to spend a few days with my husband’s mom and brother. On Saturday we went to the Zoo and that evening I did book a session with the “C” Family who have been shown on my blog several times. Then on Sunday, my mother-in-law, the girls and I went to Garfield Park and then to Holliday Park. It really was a very relaxing weekend that went by way too fast. I’ll be highlighting my weekend in a couple of posts as to not slow down the post.

DAY 1

We didn’t much of anything on the first night there. We just sort of……ahem…”clowned around”. Oh yes…lol I went there. Heck if you can’t have fun with your family then your in trouble right?

My sweet hubby

My sweet hubby

Oh yes...that is me.

Oh yes...that is me.

me a little more normal

me a little more normal

my oldest joining in

my oldest joining in

and last but not least is another of my youngest. This one is sure to leave your sides hurting from laughing, or maybe it’s just funny to me. =D

More to come tomorrow

Flowers in Macro/Indiana Photographer

Last night I chose to edit for me, my own personal photographs. On Wednesday, I received my new lens via UPS. I just love that guy…he always brings such nice items when he comes. I’ve been trying to decide what my next lens should be. Up until Wednesday, I only had the 18-55, 55-200 and my wonderful nifty fifty 50 1.4mm. I really never took off the 50mm lens because I love the sharpness. I hated using either of the other two lenses because it didn’t offer a full zoom. Anyway, I though about buying the 18-200mm lens from B&H and was just about ready to push the buy button when one of my fellow photographers pointed out that I wouldn’t be getting the quality out of that lens that I’m getting from the 50mm. That really did stop me in my tracks. So, I looked at another lens that I was eyeing, the Sigma 17-70mm 2.8-4.5 lens for Nikon. It offers a wide shot at 2.8 (good light). I was really honest and asked myself, ‘how often do I really need to zoom in?’. I’m always needing to move back to get a subject’s entire body in the frame. So, anyway, I bought the Sigma and am very excited about it. It’s also a macro lens? I don’t know that it’s a true macro lens, but you can get pretty darn close to the flowers.

Here is a link to the lens at B&H.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/514741-REG/Sigma_689_306_17_70mm_f_2_8_4_5_DC_Macro.html