Paige’s Senior Session in Hope, Indiana

Category: Portraits | September 23rd, 2016


It is always so fun to see how seniors come alive in front of the camera. They are on the pulse of what is happening in the world and have so much ahead of them. For Paige’s senior session we had fun exploring the little town of Hope, Indiana. (I love being inspired by new locations!) She also had to put up with some giant bugs on the golf course. At the end of her session I loved including her family’s lavender farm in the photos. And who doesn’t love a big victorian couch next to a corn field? Paige you have the most gorgeous eyes and I can’t wait to to see what you will accomplish after graduation!

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There are so many great things I want to share about this wedding day. I think what I loved most was seeing everyone have so much fun. Despite a little bit of rain the day was filled with smiles and laughter! It was the first time I have had pizza at a wedding but I have to say I hope it won’t be the last. Both the kids and the kids at heart ate it right up! If you haven’t seen Catch-a-Fire’s food truck with wood-fired craft pizza – you are missing out! The ceremony had an officiant in a kilt. Toward the end of the ceremony Matt was ready for the big kiss moment but Molly said not yet – which received a good laugh! The Groom’s favorite band was a big hit and he even serenaded his Bride on the ukulele. And what celebration isn’t complete without a game of musical chairs! At the end of the night what can be sweeter than Graeter’s ice cream? Molly and Matthew – thank you for inviting us to join in on all of the fun! I can’t wait to share more photos that document the day!

Wedding Venue: Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum (Ancient Sculpture Museum)
Menswear: Peppe Ramundo
Makeup and Hair: Luna Blue, Oxford
Floral: Robin Wood Flowers
Caterer: Catch-a-Fire Pizza and Mad Tree
Band: Jake Speed and the Freddies and The Faux Frenchmen

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Since Molly is a vet and their family won’t be complete without pets – this is their lego family!!!

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What to Wear for your Family Photo Session

Category: Portraits | September 21st, 2016

Rule #1: Coordinate—but don’t be matchy/matchy
If you’re preparing for your family photo session make sure your outfits complement one another. Choose a consistent color palette (which does not mean the same color). If someone is wearing a bold pattern, dress the rest of the group in more solids, but be sure each carries one or more colors from the “star” outfit for consistency.

Rule #2: Accessorize!
Scarves, hats, bows, bands…it all adds a fun twist to an otherwise “standard” look. Accessories are also a great place to coordinate looks. For example, if Mom is wearing a bright pattern with lavender, pink and gray, little brother can rock a pair a gray sneakers while Dad can choose a lavender vest and big sis can rock a pink headband.

PottingerPhotoSharonWoodsfallfamilyportrait-8590Rule #3: Try for Texture
Layers and textures and can really add depth to your photos. Look for clothes and accessories with rich, simple detailing—embroidery, fancy lace, ribbons, etc—or layer pieces to add dimension and texture. Texture is especially important if you want a lot of black and white shots, which naturally need more visual depth and detail than color images. Also, because you’ll want to keep the pace going during your session, layering is a great way to make quick, convenient outfit changes—pull off the sweater, slip on the vest and you’ve got a whole new look!

Rule #4: Dress Kids for Comfort & Movement
Kids naturally run, skip, dance and jump around during photo sessions—they’re kids! To avoid unnecessary aggravation, let them be comfortable in the clothes and opt for apparel that accentuates their natural energy. Skirts, fedoras, scarves, and knit sweaters allow for natural movement, so when the kids start getting wild, their clothes will look even better.

Rule #5: Be Timeless
You’ll have these pictures for generations—don’t date yourself! Choose classic, timeless pieces, or even vintage apparel and accessories. Opt for the latest trends and you may feel otherwise about that amazing outfit in a few years (or even a few months) from now.