2018 brought new ideas, successes and challenges in photography. I’ve learned even more than I did in my first year as a small business, and that’s an understatement. You never know what challenges can exist until they arise. You also never know the things you can learn about yourself with each new year. I will never stop learning or finding new problems to solve, and so I’m curious to see what 2019 will bring.
My favorite part about a new year is reflecting on and celebrating everything that happened in the last. So, my first blog of 2019 will be me sifting through all the great photos I’ve taken of some pretty awesome clients, and sharing my absolute favorites! I took the approach of not only choosing a photo because it looks great, but I’m also choosing them based on my love of the story, the emotion, and/or the experience I had when I captured it.
So here we go (in order of date taken)
Caleb and Stephanie Brinson of Bear Rug Studio - This was a unique shoot because it was a mix of product and couple photography. The area was cold, snowy, and beautiful (Lake Monroe) and the two were lighthearted and willing to traipse around in the mud with me. I chose this photo because it does a great a job of representing their relationship in connection with their business. In the foreground you see their company name and product. In the background, you get a glimpse of the people who started it all. Without this couple’s patience, encouragement, hard work, and love, Bear Rug Studio wouldn’t exist and so they are the backbone of this successful small business
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Knight Family - This was a sunny Bloomington spot, and I remember this shot vividly. My mom came along with me and she is standing to the left of the photo with a giant reflector, straddling muddy rocks on a creek shore to block the rays from this family’s face. I’m thankful for her helping hand, because I love how this photo turned out! It was a bonus that these four were a delight to work with.
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Matthews Wedding - This was my first time visiting Union Station, and it was awesome. There are so many unique structures and history to be found around every corner. These dapper fellas caught my eye once again while browsing through albums. The photo frames the groom so well with his support guys behind him, and it highlights the memorable place we were in.
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Aaryn and Terence - This was my first time officially exploring the Indy canal. I enjoyed this engagement shoot because this couple laughed and laughed and LAUGHED! They were fun and in love. I captured many candid laughing photos, and that makes me smile all over again. :D
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Lamoureux Wedding - My Favorite wedding of the year! Maybe because the couple was amazing, maybe because the venue was beautiful, maybe because everyone was so welcoming to me, or maybe just because their vibe matched my vibe. I can’t pinpoint one exact reason, but this wedding was just great! Plus, I had a hard time choosing just one photo from this album to show, but this one catches my eye with it’s bright and appealing composition.
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Lori and Sean - This was a very memorable wedding because it poured all day long and we lost power, yet the couple was extremely chill and positive throughout the whole day. I love this photograph specifically because it shows a friend who is so overwhelmingly happy for the bride on her big day, and who gave a killer speech. Raw emotion, folks. Love it.
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Allie and Avery - This was another unique shoot for me because it was my first same sex engagement shoot. Girls are so fun to work with! Don’t get me wrong, guys are great, but I can relate to women, and getting them to smile and pose is MUCH easier than the majority of guys who usually don’t want to spend the day getting their picture taken ;) Also, look how cute they are on the rainbow bridge!
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Mark and Gloria Ramsey - This was my last wedding of the year..and probably ever.. since I’ve decided to focus more on portraits and smaller sessions from now on.
(Weddings are hard, long, stressful, and you can’t shoot the way you want to shoot. You also only have .2 seconds to get the best shot ever in sometimes horrible photo conditions). But I’m glad I’ve had the wedding experience!
This couple made for a great last wedding to work. They were fun, sweet, and just looked good :) I chose this shot out of many great, standard portraits because I LOVE CANDIDS!
And they just look so happy to finally be Mr. and Mrs.
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Dadisman Family - I haven’t worked with many toddlers, but this little girl was a blast! Even though littles can be hard because they don’t really want to sit still and smile, I still had a great time following her around like paparazzi and taking some adorable candid photos of her and her family just doing what they do. I’m a sucker for black and whites… as well as dads who play with their kids. ;)
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Messmer/Lukens Family Group - Working with big families is fun because there is so much dynamic. When lots of people with various clothing colors and heights come together, the posing opportunities are a plenty. I also love telling everyone to squeeze together as close as possible! Someone is bound to say or do something that leads to everyone reacting. In this case, baby Maeve babbled something adorable and everyone looked to her. Such a cute pic <3
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A few of my Goldman family members because I can! :D <3
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Anyway, those are my top ten, and yes, it did take me a while because I like sooooooo many!
I can’t wait to see what 2019 brings!