Saturday, December 25, 2010

End of Year Special!

Since 2010 has been made *so* successful because of YOU, I'm offering a discount as my thank you! :)

If you book a session and pay your deposit before January 1, 2011, you will receive 20% off your session fee. email me at to book.

Thank you, love you, and I hope you had a very Merry Christmas!


Small print: Discount not applicable for mini-sessions and boudoir hotel sessions. Non-refundable deposit to hold your date on my calendar is $50 and is accepted via paypal only for this offer. Discount good for any one regular priced session anytime in 2011.

And I leave you now with a few of my favorite pictures from recent sessions. :)

My brother and his gorgeous wife. They live in Oklahoma, and we don't see them nearly as much as we'd like. I had *so* much fun photographing them on Christmas Eve. Gag-worthy in love couples like them make doing couples shoots a breeze! Ryan proposed on Christmas Day four years ago. Happy four year engagement anniversary, you guys! ;) xoxo

Another family member! This is my cousin Laura. She got married the weekend before Christmas, and I had the honor of photographing her and her bridesmaids preparing for the big day. I'm super hesitant to do a wedding (ceremony/reception). I don't have the experience, I've never shadowed a photographer doing a wedding, and I'm quite convinced I don't have the right equipment. Plus, brides pretty much scare me (as being the photographer, not as a person in general). Buuuut. Despite that, I absolutely love love looooved doing the "before the wedding" pictures. So, if anyone ever wants to hire me for something along those lines, I'd be more than happy to do so!

Congrats Laura and Grant, love you both!

Little Gus. The sweetest newborn ever. Love. Him.

How handsome is this little man???? This family totally rocked a chilly chilly outdoor session a few weeks ago! Loved meeting them!

I know you may be hesitant to do an outdoor session in the middle of winter in good ol' Indiana. But, let me tell you something. My chilly sessions have been an absolute blast. SO fun. The colors are amazing (snow or no snow), and the shoots have all turned out perfectly! I was worried about how winter sessions would be received, but I've been nothing but pleased, and I think my clients feel the same way!

Again, Merry Merry Christmas, and I look forward to what 2011 has in store!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Update for Clients and Future Clients!

Just wanted to let y'all know that current pricing and information is on my website, Please disregard anything you find on the blog or facebook. I will keep the website updated before I turn around and update the blog or facebook. Short-term special pricing and info will be available on facebook only, and any contest or giveaway I may have will be featured on this blog. I know that sounds confusing!!! If you have any questions, you can email me directly at

Love you!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Givin' Credit Where it's Due...

There are some photographers out there, I've recently learned, who try to pass off knowledge, tricks/secrets and their "signature" as their own...when in actuality, it's copied, falsified and not anything originally theirs. So, this blog entry is giving credit where credit is due. Below, check out photographers, actions, ideas, inspiration of mine that I want to share...

Rachel Vanoven Photography. She is my best friend, mentor, person I vent to, cry to, share my secrets with. If I could, one day, be half as good as she is at newborn photography (heck, photography in general!) I just wouldn't know what to do with myself!  Photographers, she also offers the most *amazing* newborn workshops in both Indy and Jacksonville. Check her out, save some money, and take one of these workshops!!!

Mika Beth Edwards Photography. Check her stuff out here on facebook. Her images just completely blow me away. She's an amazing photographer! I don't know her personally, but I've started to easily recognize her work.

Skye Hardwick. 'Nuf said.

Ahhh, JD textures. Jessica Drossin is an amazing photographer, and also creates and sells the most beautiful textures templates I've ever seen. I used them frequently while editing your images. They add a little something that I just can't explain. They bring out the best in my images, and I usually get all googlie eyed with the gorgeousness of them! Plus, she sells them VERY reasonably priced. $25 a pack? I think yes. New photographers, put these on your wishlist, fo sho!

Kelle Hampton. She was a teacher, turned momma, turned photographer. She spends her days at home with her girlies and photographs life, every day, as it happens. She reminds me how important it is to focus my lens not just on my clients, but on my world. My children, my life as I know it. She's a beautiful writer and always finds a way to inspire me, she's just relateable (I know, spellcheck tells me that's not a word. Oh well!). And I like her. A lot.

Family. Family inspires me every day. Every single day. And Red Dirt Revival is no different. This is my sister in law's blog. She's freakin' awesome, sees beauty and finds beauty in things I might never look twice at. Check her blog out, check her FB fan page out. If you like vintage, retro, design...she's your go-to girl!

Pure Photoshop Actions. Seriously folks? I use these on every.single.image that I edit. They are by far the most amazing actions I've ever seen. Worth every penny!!! Photographers, if you don't have these, you must purchase them. Like, yesterday.

Amelia's Actions. My go-to black and white actions. By FAR. They're new and available at a very reasonable price on Etsy. love love LOVE them.

And just as a shout out to friends of mine doin' their thang on facebook and around? Check out these fanpages. And "like" them. Hard working mommy friends of mine who have more creativity in their little pinky finger than I have in my whole body!

Laynie and Belle: hair things.
Hair Candy.
Rag Bottom Baby
Made for Belle

PS. IF, for some reason, the links don't these ladies. Seriously. They're easy to find, and well worth the discovery!

Ah. Now, I feel better. <3