December 6th The Paw Patch, City Dog Grocery and I held our 2nd Annual Furry Friends Open House. Our turn out this year was slightly diminished by the snow storm that kicked up that morning but we still had a good number of awesome dog owners that brought in their pets for photos with Santa, goodie bags, holiday shopping and refreshments. As many of you already know I am a huge dog person so this is by far one of my favorite photo shoots of the year. I love seeing all the different dog breeds in their holiday attire and I can't wait to do it again next year. Happy Holidays!
I have not had a post in quite a while because I have been so slammed with the holidays but I wanted to get this in-home portrait up. I love doing multi-family portraits in the home. They just make the portrait all the more personal. The occasion was Jackson's 2nd birthday but it was also a great time to get the whole family together for some family shots before the newest edition arrives in February. I have photographed this family several times before so it is wonderful to see them continue to grow. I can not wait to meet the newest edition in February. I know Jackson will be an awesome big brother.
I was looking thru my old college friend Jason Frizzelle's blog this evening and came across a post about an organization called Greener Photography. I am really excited about joining this group. I have always tried to be environmentally conscious with my life as well as my business as far as using recycled folders for my prints and recycling everything in my studio down to the dozens of cardboard boxes I get from my lab and my album companies (which, by the way is a total pain after they pile up in my closet to haul them down a flight of stairs, load them in my car and take them to Broadripple Park). I am always looking for ways to improve even if they are just little changes and am excited about learning more. Anyway, I am happy to be a part of this new organization and also proud to say that I am the first member to join in Indiana! If you are interested please check them out at
Last week my oldest friend in the world gave birth to her first child Amelia! Lindsay and I have been friends since we were 6 years old. I spent the majority of my weekends and summers with her and her family when we were little so I was so honored and excited to meet her little girl. She is just beautiful. Lindsay has always been amazing when it comes to children so I know motherhood will come naturally to her. I am glad we got shots of the whole family when I was there including Tally the dog. I am so excited to watch Amelia get bigger! She is going to be a part of my "Watch Me Grow" program so stay tuned for future posts!
Some of my favorite clients are repeat clients. I photographed this family about a year ago for Ava's first birthday and when Claudine was pregnant with Calvin. It was so awesome to see how Ava's grown and get to meet the newest member of the family. What cuties they have turned out to be! It was so good to see this family again.
A few weeks ago I had my double header finale of wedding season. The weekend kicked off with Nicole & Jon's wedding. They had a beautiful ceremony at Zionsville United Methodist Church which included bagpipes (my favorite) and a beautiful alter piece of flowers that all the guests contributed to before they were seated. After the ceremony I headed back to Marriott North for the reception. I shot a friend of theirs wedding at Marriott North last year and both couples and their friends were just a blast to work with. I was glad to be a part of another wedding with them. Thank you guys for having me and congratulations!
Since wedding season has ended I am so excited to be able to put more energy on the portrait side of my business. We shot this session at Holcomb gardens my new favorite fall location. I had a lot of fun with this family. The girls Mckenna and Madi did so great. They are both at an age where you never know what you are going to get but they were just awesome. I am so glad we got to capture this beautiful day just before the weather turned! Looking out the window right now that may have been our last nice day for a while.