Jen & Julie/Indiana Portrait Photographer

Let me set up this little session we did. Jen came in October and these were done on the day she was scheduled to fly back to New Jersey. I love this little area in my hometown because of the way it looks, so we knew this was where we wanted to go. We took my tripod and remote for my camera there and set about trying to do our self portraits. When we got done, she checked her flight and realized it had been bumped up….it was a very busy hour of trying to get her to the airport…but we got her there. 🙂

I’m so glad that she was able to come for another visit and to help me shoot a senior session and a wedding while she was here. I hope to visit her in New Jersey one day soon.

To check out Jen’s work, please visit her blog and website:

http://blog.jenrinaldiphotography.com/

http://www.jenrinaldiphotography.com/

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Jen of Jen Rinaldi Photography/Indiana Portrait Photographer

I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since Jen’s been here. People ask me how we met considering she lives in NJ. I tell them that our love photography brought us together, but our kindred spirits sealed the friendship. I can tell her anything and she doesn’t judge. She really is my best friend, I couldn’t imagine my life without her. My only wish is that she lived closer. 🙂

On this day we went to my sisters backyard with my little one in tow. Jen is such a pretty lady, don’t ya think?

To see her work visit her blog and website:

http://blog.jenrinaldiphotography.com/

http://www.jenrinaldiphotography.com/

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Josh and Ashley~Details/Indiana Wedding Photographer

On October 4, Jen Rinaldi and I had the awesome honor of photographing Joshua and Ashley’s wedding. I’m just now starting to really get into editing the actually wedding. There are so many wonderful pictures to go through.

Working with Jen, (http://www.jenrinaldiphotography.com/), was so much fun. I set her off to shoot the detail shots in the first three sets and she did not disappoint. She is pretty much amazing!

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Check out these yummy treats!!

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Next set I photographed

Cake made by Kim Nicoson from T.H.

Cake made by Kim Nicoson from T.H.

Preview for Samantha~S.V.H.S. 2010

Yesterday, I had the coolest time hanging out with Sam, my niece Brittany and shooting with my friend and fellow photographer, Jen Rinaldi (http://www.jenrinaldiphotography.com/).

Today we are shooting a wedding, but I wanted to make sure to at least post one or two images of Sam so she can see what wonderful pictures we took of her. 😀

You will have to visit Jens Blog soon to see her version of this shot. Its AWESOME!!

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Meet Nak 9

For the last few days I’ve been teasing with folks about the stork delivering something. Well, today…the “brown stork” arrived with a beautiful bundle for me. The brown stork is none other than the UPS man.

At the end of 2008 I was contacted and hired to do a wedding in early June. The wedding is going to be in a church and it got me thinking about maybe needing a lens that allowed more light in and getting a better camera and using my d40x as the backup.

Jen mentioned Wolf of Enigma3Photography(http://enigma3photography.blogspot.com/)  had a D90 so i reached out to him and we talked about the diffrent aspects of the camera and what he loved about it. I told Jen what Wolf said and since she was needing a second body, she decided to get the D90 as well. Check out her pics of her new baby on her blog, http://jenrinaldiphotography.wordpress.com/2009/01/08/its-a-boy-meet-nik9its-a-boy-meet-nik9/.

I got a really good deal for this camera and I couldn’t pass it up. Then, someone blessed me with a 50mm 1.4 lens. God is so good. I couldn’t believe it when they gave it to me. I have been wanting this lens for a very long time. God truly is good. Here are some unedited pics from my new “baby”. I still have to figure out focus points and what not…but don’t worry, I will. LOL

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Yeah...got to figure out focus. LOL

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My best friend leaves today

Today is a very sad day for my family and me. My best friend, Jen Rinaldi, leaves to go back home to New Jersey today. I have never had so much fun in my life. Even an accident on an icy road didn’t ruin our fun, we were/are sore….but we still had fun.

I met Jen through a photography forum 2 years ago in April. It started off through there, then one day I sent her a private message through that forum and that turned into conversations through e-mail and Instant Messages on AIM. Then, on December 22 last year on her birthday I made the first phone call to wish her Happy Birthday. I was so afraid to call because I was afraid that we wouldn’t have anything to talk about……..btw……we can talk up to 3 hours and never run out of things to say. Then, almost a year after our first “live’ conversation, she visits Indiana. How cool is that? I believe that God had His hands in all this. I just  love this lady…she is everything that she seems. She has a big heart that is pure gold. I was afraid that when she came here that she would be bored, or that she would think that I was different from what she expected. I never once felt uncomfortable having her here. My sisters thought I was really getting out of my comfort zone, because I really am a homebody and I dislike disruption to my schedule. I never once felt like I was out of my comfort zone. Jen truly just fit it with our life that it is going to be so odd not to have her here.

I will be sharing some out takes from last night that are truly hysterical. I thought my sides were going to split as Jen and I were looking at them last night. For now, here are some from our photogs in the milo field. LOL

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Jen Rinaldi in action

Like I posted the other day, my friend Jen Rinaldi Photography is here in Indiana until Wednesday. I can’t believe that we only have 2 full days left and then she goes back to New Jersey. I’m going to miss her so much, my girls will too. They both call her Jen-Jen. You’ll have to check out her blog for cool photographs that she did with my oldest and my niece, Brittany. Yesterday we went to the old High School/Middle School in my town with my oldest niece to do her Senior Pictures a little early. She graduates in 2010 and we thought that she would really love having two people photograph her. It was nice to get some shots of me in action as well as photographing Jen in action too.

Jen’s blog link is: http://blog.jenrinaldiphotography.com/

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I also did Jen’s portraits. I will be sharing those as soon as I get more edited. Tuesday we are going to Terre Haute to do an urban style session. That is going to be a good time. Tomorrow, we are hitting Mansfield and Bridgeton to see the Christmas displays.