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Back to Basics: Revisiting film photography

October 12, 2017 - Christmas came early this week! We have 35mm photos! A little history I recently found our 35mm camera with film still...
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A New Project on the Horizon: Cross Your Fingers

September 27, 2017 - If all goes according to planned, today I will be able to test out the 1987 35mm film camera that has been buried in the...
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The importance of taking first day of school pictures

August 10, 2017 - An Indiana native, I sometimes miss living in the Hoosier state. Fall is not one of those times. As I watched my Faceboo...
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Backing up your memories

July 27, 2017 - If we are Facebook friends, you know I've been posting photos of our recent family vacation. Normally, I wouldn't subjec...
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When to get your child involved in photo taking

July 12, 2017 - I still remember the first time one of the girls reached for my expensive camera. I felt like I was going to throw up. A...
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Preparing for senior photos: Facebook Live

June 30, 2017 - Click on "watch on Facebook" in the Unavailable icon. Coding is a little over my head - for now;)
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What to do with vacation photos: Facebook Live

June 30, 2017 - To watch, click "watch on Facebook" in the Unavailable icon.
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Traveling with Camera Gear

June 15, 2017 - You've made the reservations, confirmed the flight/mapped the route, and are packing your clothes. If you're like me, y...
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The tissue trick explained

May 17, 2017 - Who knew a tissue could cause such interest? Yet, after last week's Facebook Live video, I've had several people approac...
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Taking the guesswork out of Mother's Day gift-giving

May 04, 2017 - Mother's Day used to sneak up on me every single year. Nestled in the busiest time of the year for our girls, the holida...
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Week 21: Bye-bye shadows

April 25, 2017 - If you've ever committed yourself to a long-term project, you know how difficult follow-through can be. It's crazy how s...
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Shadowplay Week 20: Golden shadows

April 12, 2017 - The sun has finally been out a few consecutive days, so I've been out and about looking for shadows. This photo was take...
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Shadowplay Week 19: Peanuts

April 04, 2017 - I was sitting at the girls' computer when I glanced out one of the bedroom windows and saw this image in the curtains....
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Shadowplay Week 18: Play ball

March 02, 2017 - There's something to be said for test shots. In the process of setting up my camera to capture the ambient light (the su...
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Shadowplay Week 17: The Sun Always Sets

February 16, 2017 - I love how the progression of the seasons allows us to appreciate nature at its finest. The morning and evening displays...
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Shadowplay Week 16: Illinois gators

February 09, 2017 - Due to the recent string of cloudy days, I took to the studio to work on this week's Shadowplay. I moved various objects...
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Shadowplay Week 15: Ladders

February 02, 2017 - If you've driven on South Cross just past The Depot lately, you may have noticed some work being done on a property on t...
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Shadowplay Week 14:

January 19, 2017 - It has been a super busy week, but I didn't want to neglect the Shadowplay project. My kids really got into the whole f...
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Shadowplay Week 13: Power Outage

January 11, 2017 - If you've ever had the pleasure of unexpectedly losing power to your home, you know how frustrating it can be. With thr...
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Shadowplay Week 12: Mirrored doors

January 05, 2017 - It's so hard to get back into the routine after the holidays, but I'm so glad to be finally getting there. This photo w...
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Shadowplay Week 11: Lights, camera, action

December 15, 2016 - I hate picking out light fixtures - or any home fixtures, for that matter. It's overwhelming and, to be honest, I'm just...
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Shadowplay Week 10: The Man in the Moon

December 08, 2016 - Earlier this fall, Hannah and I headed outside to catch a glimpse of a very cool Halloween-like moon. Not being used to...
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Shadowplay Week 9: Singled Out

November 30, 2016 - After a two-week hiatus, the blog is back. Wow, the holidays have a way with throwing us off our routine. I knew when I...
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Shadowplay Week 7: The Sky's the Limit

November 03, 2016 - The thing I love about the dark is that it really makes you appreciate the light. Nearly every morning, I head to the f...
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Shadowplay Week 6: Castles in the Sky

October 27, 2016 - It's amazing what you see when you open your eyes and your mind to new ideas. When I started this project several weeks...
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Shadowplay Week 5: A Glimpse into the Future

October 12, 2016 - Kids always seem to be fascinated by shadows, and ours are no exception. Our youngest likes to manipulate her shadow so...
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Shadowplay Week 4: Take Me to Church

October 05, 2016 - In preparation for a wedding I was documenting last month, I took an early visit to the Evangelical Methodist Church in...
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Shadowplay: The Human Body

September 28, 2016 - The human body is an amazing thing. It's capable of bending, breaking, mending. After taking an extended break from yo...
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Shadowplay: Cityscape

September 21, 2016 - It's amazing the things you see in your own house. I wasn't even thinking about the Shadowplay project when I caught th...
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Shadowplay: A new 52-week project begins

September 14, 2016 - I still remember our house on Division Road in Southern Indiana. As I'd slink into bed every evening, my attention woul...
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Caught without a recent family photo: Our road to redemption

September 01, 2016 - No words can truly describe the awful quality of this smartphone photo. Yet, due to Mom's lack of motivation as far as h...
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Finding treasures in unexpected places

August 10, 2016 - It's 3 a.m. Illinois time and I'm tired. I mean really tired. It's Friday morning and I've already promised our two old...
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Back to School: Tips for improving "first day" photos

August 04, 2016 - I am already mentally preparing myself for that first day. Despite planning the night before, that morning will be roug...
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Photos and preteens: Why your preteen is rebelling against the camera?

June 23, 2016 - If you have a tween, a child between 9 and 12, you know how hard it can be to get him or her in front of a camera. At o...
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Taking the drama out of dressing the family for group photos

June 08, 2016 - It's family photo time. You've scheduled the appointment. You've given the family the head's up and now you're forced...
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Pulling the trigger on vacation photos

May 18, 2016 - So I finally decided to pull the trigger - and, rel atively speaking, it was a little costly. We had been planning our...
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Adding pizzaz to family photos with the Hawkins - 2015

May 11, 2016 - Spring is in the air, and tomorrow I'll be tromping around Marathon's Neal Pit to tag along with area students in their...
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Photographing your children's events

April 20, 2016 - It’s April. If you have children or grandchildren in school that means your calendar is more than likely jam-packed wit...
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Limited edition session with the Murphy family

April 13, 2016 - I love the holidays. They mean smiling faces, holiday decorations, and friends and family. Last December, I decided to...
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Celebrating Cheer - Kalee 2016

March 16, 2016 - I love it when high school seniors share ideas for their sessions. Sometimes clients just know what they like and what...
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Family matters - Richart

March 09, 2016 - It's no secret. I am - and have always been - smitten by family portraits. There's just something about getting Mom and...
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Vincent 6 months

February 24, 2016 - Six months may not seem like a long time, but in baby years, it is truly an eternity. Those sweet little faces seem to...
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Making It Click - Hawkins

January 28, 2016 - Of all the things I photograph, I'd have to say family photos are among my favorite. ​It isn't that they are easy. In f...
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Light Up the Night

January 20, 2016 - More than 225 girls descended on Robinson High School this fall for the high school's annual Colorguard Clinic. With th...
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Building a Future - Mark Class of 2016

January 12, 2016 - It never ceases to amaze me how children grow from toddlers to high school seniors in the blink of an eye. I was recent...
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Tis the season for holiday cards

November 18, 2015 - Every November, I feel the impending doom of preparing our Christmas cards. Gone are the years I could dress up the gir...
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Wedded Bliss

November 04, 2015 - Some of the most beautiful people I know are convinced they aren't photogenic. Mae would be one of those people. As at...
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You can't blame a girl for trying

October 28, 2015 - As I laid pajama-clad on our sidewalk Monday night, several thoughts coursed through my head. 1. I definitely should ha...
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Building a photo

October 21, 2015 - I love a challenge, and back in September, Tom Moore presented me with just that. He wanted photos of the facades of hi...
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Lifejackets and moms

October 07, 2015 - I sometimes find it amazing parents don't age, but their children do. Such was the case when Brenna came to the studio...
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Perfectly 3

October 01, 2015 - Some parents might disagree, but I love age 3. There's just something about their energy, their need to exercise indepe...
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Mother Knows Best

September 23, 2015 - "I don't want to offend you, but I think next time we should hire someone to take the family photo." As we broke out of...
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Girl's Best Friend

September 08, 2015 - When I was a kid, I always remember wanting a dog. My parents were unmoved by this fact, filling our home instead with...
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Mother Nature Round 2

September 01, 2015 - If you read last week's blog, you know that the Hevron sunflowers have been disappointing so far this year (fingers cros...
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Taking on the Ogre

August 14, 2015 - Every spring, we wait. For school to be out. For the homework to taper off. And to hear what the Lincoln Trail Colleg...
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Growing pains

August 04, 2015 - I still remember when we brought our twins home from the hospital. It was stressful. We had spent several days in the...
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Changing Faces

July 28, 2015 - It always amazes me how high school seniors change during the course of their session. At the beginning, they always lo...
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Growing up and on

July 15, 2015 - I can still remember the first time I met Tracey. It was nine years ago and I was sitting in the office where I was wor...
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The Joys of Being 2

July 01, 2015 - Ahh, the joys of being 2. They call them "Terrible 2s," and though they can be trying at times, they are also a great t...
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