“A”dorable/Clinton Indiana Toddler Photographer

Ok, the title is cheesy, but I think you’ll agree with me once you see these images. We shot this when it was mind melting hot outside. I mean…really hot! We only shot for 1 hour because of it. I have to say that I’m a huge fan of this little girl. Despite the heat…she did really good. Her mommy brought some popsicle to help cool her down and they made for some cute photos.

Ok, enough of my rambling…on with the pictures.

Fresh pear….she didn’t care for it though. 🙂

Serious cuteness!!! When I did this picture….my heart just about exploded. 🙂

Another fav!

I made this tutu and “A” was not a fan of it, but you can’t tell in this picture. 🙂

How’s your heart? Stolen…ha!!

Thanks for looking.


Sneak Peek~”A”/Clinton Indiana Children Photographer

Can it get any hotter?!? Wow what a heat wave we are having, huh? Well, that didn’t stop little Miss “A” from showing off her cuteness last night. I brought my little bench that I got from Hobby Lobby, some suitcases, parasol and the tutu I made. Her mommy brought bubbles and the most important thing…popsicles. We did cut the session short due to the heat, but what we got was so good!

Here are several of my favorites from last night. Come back later to see the rest. 🙂

Nikkor 35mm 1.8 lens and New backdrop/Indiana Photographer

I love my nifty fifty (50mm 1.4) lens. I love how sharp the photos comes out. I have to admit though, that sometimes I just can’t get back far enough or fast enough to get the subject in the frame. I saw awhile back ago that Nikon came out with the 35mm 1.8 lens. I read the reviews and waited and waited. I finally decided to go for it. I finally got it yesterday and put it to the test. A lot of the reviews mentioned slow focus, and I did find that too. However, it really isn’t that slow. Focusing is smooth and quiet. Images look nice and sharp. In the studio setting it worked nicely too. Anyone who has been to my basement will tell you how tight it is. When I use my 50mm in there, even backed up to the wall I’m not able to get the entire subject in the frame. When using the 35mm, I was able to get the entire subject in the frame with room to spare. 🙂 

Hobby Lobby and I are fastly becoming tight friends. LOL!  I’ve purchased all my recent backdrops from there and love how I can always find a sale. Yesterday, my little one and I went there to find yet another backdrop. While I was there I think I found another item that I will be on the lookout for to add to my props. Tri-Fold Dressing screens. They have a very nice selection. We also bought a straw hat and flowers and made a cute little hat for a prop. 

Anyway, I’ve chatted long enough, so on to the pictures. 


I love the old time look of this







Sugar and Spice/Indiana Portrait Photographer

To me, these are everything nice about girls. 🙂

There is much I would love to say about these images…the words are rolling around but I’m not sure that words will do justice to what I feel. Two of these girls are mine, the other girl is my niece. Last Sunday “B” came over to hang out after church and to play around with my new backdrops. Besides my girls, “B” is my most often photographed girl.

I wanted to photograph in natural light so I could really create a blurred background using a low aperture, but it just got too late in the day for that. So, I brought up my studio lights and set it up in my kitchen. I’m sure my neighbors must wonder what goes on in my house with all the lights flashing all the time. 🙂 We got some funny outtakes, but we also got some good serious ones.

I just love texture…I just can’t help myself.

The above picture shows the backdrop stand…but I don’t care. This is real and it shows her with one of her most treasured possession…her blankie. That blanket is showing severe signs of wear and tear so I was glad to get a few pictures of her with it.

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.