Sneak Peek~Benton Central 2010 Senior/Indiana High School Senior Photographer

I met up with Kelsey today on a VERY windy day. It was so windy that the wind caused my car door to slam me into the side of my car. Pretty hysterical, but not when you want to take pictures. Kelsey really rocked it out and I LOVE the locations! Benton County is a photographers playground, seriously. The majority of our session took place at her house. Don’t ever underestimate the character and potential of your house or town…there is something to use everywhere.

Kelsey sings with her schools choir and will graduate in June. She will start Ivy Tech in the Fall to start working towards her degree in Secondary Education. I can tell from talking to her and her mom that she has a huge heart for little ones. I think she will do very well in the area.

Her is such a small taste of our session. I am definitely going back to this place soon. I don’t know how much longer it will be there, but it is SO cool!!

Best Friends/Terre Haute Indiana High School Photographer

This was by far my most fun session to date. I’ve known these girls for such a long time! They are beautiful, have a wild sense of fashion ;p and know how to have fun. More importantly though, they have big hearts and they love God.

We met at the Pie company in Terre Haute and walked around the campus of ISU for a bit After a quick clothing change, we headed towards downtown Terre Haute to walk around and see what we could find. We found a cool alley that seems to be a favorite of local photographers and I can see why. However, it’s a good thing that the pictures don’t convey the smells there. Phew!! Stinky, but these girls make it look so easy to ignore it. After that, we finished very quickly on some tracks.

Thank you SO much girls for asking me to take your pictures, you both are so pretty. I love to document best warms my heart. I know that the both of you are going to do big things for God!

Karli~2010 S.V. Senior/Terre Haute Indiana High School Photographer

 Karli and I met about a year ago when she attended classes at the place that I work. I’m so glad that we did! Karli plans on attending college at the end of May. She is pursuing her degree in Nursing. Thank you so much Karli for allowing me to take your Senior Pictures.

We had such beautiful weather that weekend, but it was very windy. We set out to Bridgeton in Parke County and finished up at the square in Rockville. I was so excited to see the color on some of the shops. There was so much to choose from in just one little area!!

I love the outfits that Karli chose to wear, she has a great sense of what looks good. Just check out her shoes…they are awesome!!


She wanted to copy mommy! =)

Check out her shoes!! I love them!
Karli and her best friend with their matching tattoos

Sneak Peek~2010 S.V. Senior/Terre Haute Indiana High School Senior Photographer

I met up with this Senior and her daughter on Saturday. Here are a few peeks at our session. Make sure to check back for more beautiful images.

Her beautiful daughter

Sneak Peek of “M”s 6th Birthday/Terre Haute Indiana Event Photographer

Last Sunday I was asked to photograph “M”s 6th Birthday. It was held at the Wigwam Skating Rink. I’ll post more action shots when I finish with the edits. Until then, here is a peek at some details.

*Okay, I am sneaking one of the birthday girl in*


Samara W~Day two~Outdoor session

Samara and I went to beautiful Parke county for our outdoor session. I’m so glad that the weather was nicer than when we did the studio session. It was windy and a little chilly, but the sun was out and it was such a beautiful day.

I could seriously do Senior sessions for the rest of my life. I LOVE hanging out with Seniors, they are so much fun. All the seniors that I photographed are full of fun and are willing to try new things. Samara and I had a lot of laughs. Poor thing probably has thorns in her flag, lol.

For this post, I’m going to try to include some information about the pictures about what I was thinking when I took the shot to maybe help other photographers.

In the image below, it was taken toward the end of our session. There is a field in Parke County with a bunch of old antique and rusty cars. I’ve tried twice to go and get permission to photograph in there, but no one is ever home. So, when we saw this old barn, I told her that we would go by there on our way back to Clinton. When I asked the permission, the guy looked like I had horns growing out of my head. There was a huge dog there too that looked like he could eat us for a snack. LOL When we were walking around the barn, there were two old cars that were so cool.

I always look at the sun to see where it is and how it makes the environment look. I told Samara to face towards it and in this picture, I believe I bumped my ISO up to 800 and used 100% natural light. I think it looks so wonderful.

Samara is in the drill team at High School and I had an image in my mind that I knew that I had to capture. We tried to find a hill where there wouldn’t be any trees in the background. Well, after getting lost briefly we found a hill. I asked her to climb it, only to find out that she had to go through sticker bushes to get to an open area. :o( Sorry Samara. This image came out exactly how I imagined it. I love the way she posed and the way she held the flag. I think it was worth the adventure.

I just love the way the light is hitting her face. So beautiful!

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I added a texture to the last one. I asked her, “Is this the look you give your mom?” She said yes! I LOVE it, so full of attitude.

Thanks Samara for an awesome time!! You are so great!

Samara W ~ S.V.H.S. Sneek Peek

I am really starting to love photographing senior’s. I have to admit, at first, kids this age made me nervous. I’m not sure why, but they did. However, the more I work with this age group, the more comfortable I am becoming around them. They are sweet, funny, refreshing. They have big dreams and remind me of a time when I was that age.

Samara is no exception. What a beautiful girl! She was/is my first client using my studio set-up and the images came out so lovely. We did our session in two days because the weather here in Indiana was yucky and cold and because the lighting wasn’t good. So, on Wednesday, we’ll be doing our “urban” shoot in our local town.

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Studio portraits

Getting pictures of my oldest is just about as hard as getting pictures of my youngest. I secured a session with another Senior today, which I’m thrilled about. For this Senior’s session, we are going to include a little studio time. Since I’ve yet to do a lot of studio shots and my oldest wanted photos for her facebook, I though I would kill two birds with one stone. On my studio lights, I have colored filters which I used for these. I really love how the red filter made the photographs turn out. I also used blue, but can’t tell as much as I can with the red one.

Senior shoot part 2

This is more from the session I did with Ashley. I am really pleased with how they are coming out. The colors that she chose to wear really just help to make every color pop. To see part 1 of this session, just scroll down to the one under this post.

Ashley~ 2009 Senior Rep

I met with Ashley today to do her Senior pictures. She is my Senior Rep for South Vermillion High School. We spent close to four hours together getting all sorts of shots and in all sorts of locations through Vermillion and Parke County. She is such a nice girl with a good head on her shoulders. She knows what she wants to do with her life and I think that is awesome!

We started our session at a building on Crompton hill in Clinton, went to the railroad tracks on Water Street, went to her families farm, then her neighbors property. After there, her mom, Bri, Ashley and I headed out to Parke County to Bridgeton Covered Bridge where we wrapped up with ice cream. This first shot shows Ashley’s funny side. LOL I am so pleased with how these are all turning out Ashley. Thanks again for being such a great sport and putting up with the heat that we had and for wading out in the chilly waters with me to capture some fun photographs.