Melissa and Jesse

First wedding of spring… great weather, great couple and some great images (I hope). Melissa and Jesse were both relaxed (eventually) and easy to work with, what more can I ask for? I’m hoping they like some of the more “artsy” stuff from the day, but we also got some good emotional candids, so I think they’ll be happy.

I just finished an in initial design of their album. View it here.

The edits are also now up. Click here to see them. Enjoy!

Some favorites:

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Stacey & Glen

Wow… Engagement session time is here! Three last week and three coming up this week!

Anyhoo… this session took place at Indianapolis’ White River park complex. We met at The Eiteljorg Museum and made our way down to the canal, where the photo opportunities are practicly endless!

I met Stacey some time ago when discussing the wedding photography, but met Glen on Saturday for the first time and it seemed like we all hit it off great (well, the two of them obviously like each other, duh). The shoot was very relaxed… fun, romantic. They are such an easy couple to work with, I had to turn to them at one point and say “Wow… I’m actually working right now. Isn’t my job great?”…

Can’t wait for the wedding. Some favorites for now:

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Finally wedding time, again!

Well, winter’s over and the season is upon us again! Wedding season! I’m going to kick off with one of this week’s engagement sessions- Holly and Steve. Holly and Steve are from Chicago and after searching the internet thoroughly they’ve decided to work with me for their wedding photography. I couldn’t be happier to be working with them. They’re a very dynamic, friendly couple. I really like the fact that they’re a little goofy, like me, very down to earth and fun loving. Can’t wait for the wedding!

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The Convertible.

Alot of my friends already know I’m a Honda fan-their racing heritage, their cars, their corporate practices… a little wierd, I know. At any rate, I mentioned in an earlier post about our trip to Nashville that we bought a new S2000. It’s actually our second one, the first one was a ’00 Siverstone on black that we owned from March 2004 until November 2005. We plan on keeping this one!

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… to Meagan and Jess! They’ll be celebrating their first anniversary this weekend on April 16.

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Our Tenth Anniversary!

Tara and I celebrated our tenth wedding anniversary with a trip to Nashville, Tennessee from Friday April 8 to Sunday the 10th. We actually started the trip here in Lafayette at the Honda dealership when we picked up our new S2000 convertible! It’s Silverstone metallic with a black interior… we’re thrilled! Pictures to come later…

We headed on to Nashville where we missed being in the the tornados there on the north edge of town by about an hour. Our thoughts go out to those affected by the tragedies of those events.

Our stay was at the Sheridan on Capital Avenue downtown...

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Spring Special

Now, and until May 8 we are running a special on child portraits. For $149.00 you get a session and a 20 side 8×8 hard bound keepsake book!

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Chicagos 2004 Woman of the Year hires excellent photographer for destination dream wedding!

Ok, so I don’t know if she was actually woman of the year, but I’m very excited to announce my latest destination wedding: The Dominican Republic.

Photo by Alfredo Maiquez, Copyright Lonely Planet Images

Needless to say I’m looking forward to the travel, the creative opportunities and the fun!

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A little nice weather…

… means shooting outdoors! Tara and I took Aaron and Tennessee, along with Katie the Irish Setter, to Riehle Plaza for some photos. The kids were great, the dog was frantic, and Tara was patient throughout it all. I’m pretty happy with the pictures. Some of my favorites right now:

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Wood Magazine

This week’s commercial shoot was for “WOOD” Magazine by Better Homes and Gardens. We were hired by WOOD to shoot a piece about Mr. Dave Shively’s purpose-built woodworking facility. Dave’s shop is unique in that he custom designs and builds many of the items used to create the finished products. The magazine also requested images of a display case Dave built for his father John. The case holds a Bible the family printed in 1776, it’s very rare of course. Dave was great to work with, his eye for detail and commitment to excellence are obvious.

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