Monday, February 22, 2010

giveaway -- SMILE letterpress print

In January, I gave away two SMILE letterpress prints in a blog contest. The grey has sold out and now the artist herself is having a giveaway on her blog for a yellow SMILE print! All you have to do is leave a comment on her blog by midnight tonight telling her what makes you smile. And, if you tweet or blog about it, you get extra entries. She will pick a winner tomorrow! Hijiri is simply the best -- you will love her work!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Introducing Reagan Noelle

She is 6 days old and perfect in every way! More coming soon.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Meg + Ryan

Ken and I met Meg and Ryan last summer at Jessica + Kevin's gorgeous wedding at the Indianapolis Zoo. Ryan was a groomsman and quite the jokester! When he and Meg contacted me about shooting their summer 2010 wedding, I was thrilled!

Meg and Ryan traveled all the way from Chicago for their engagement photos a couple weeks ago. Although Meg was hoping for a little snow, they came right after the first major snow we received and right before the latest mess.

We started things off at the first apartment that Meg and Ryan shared together. And, this just so happens to be one of my favorite shots of the day!

One word: gorgeous!

I adore Meg's laugh.

Love. Love. Love.

After shooting at their old apartment, we headed to downtown Broad Ripple to The Corner Wine Bar, where Meg and Ryan first met.

Another favorite.

We got special permission to shoot inside.

The opened the basement just for us!

We ended the session with a little walk down the Monon.

This is so them!

Meg and Ryan, Ken and I enjoyed spending the afternoon with you! We can't wait for your fabulous wedding this summer!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

I'm famous!

Ok, not really, but it's pretty nifty seeing my name and a photo I took at Jen and Justin's wedding on the front page of the Indianapolis Star website! Thanks, Jake, for spotting this and sending it to me! How fun!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

In the words of Kerouac...

"Love is all."

More coming soon.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Jami + Eric

I can't believe it's been almost two weeks since my last blog post -- and that was just a teaser post! Sheesh! It's been a crazy couple weeks!!! I finally had some time to get Jami and Eric's long awaited blog post up, so enjoy!

Meet Ava, the bride and groom's beautiful daughter.

Recognize Kami in the background? (Wow, the old blog took me on a walk down memory lane!) She is Jami's cousin and Jake and I shot her wedding in 2008. Jami, you are a timeless beauty.

I love everything about this candid moment. Jami's hair stylist hand crafted this amazing hair piece for her. It was like nothing I had ever seen before!

Red shoes = extreme fabulousness. (Yep, I just made up a word.)


Meet Eric, the handsome groom. I love me some backlighting!

I got to shoot the guys in my favorite light of all time.

I'm pretty sure Jami looks like a model in the next few. She claims she's not photogenic. Yeah right...she could have fooled me!

I love the vintage feeling of this photo.


I have to confess -- this is always one of my very favorite moments of the day.

I'm posting both the color and black and white version of the next photo because I couldn't decide which one to post. Ken voted for color and I chose the black and white. Which one is your favorite? (By the way, we were totally in the middle of the street in Friday night traffic in downtown Iindianapolis for these photos. They were Jami's only request and I was happy to oblige.)

Hands down, my FAVORITE shot of the day. No contest. I love the energy, the mood, the feelings, the grain, the city lights...I love it all.

The next two are my second favorites. Since Jami and Eric had an evening wedding after Daylight Saving Time and they opted not to see each other before the ceremony, we had to get creative with the portraits. I was thrilled when they let me photograph them in the lobby of the Hilton.

Amazing Cakes created their cake. Yum!

First dance.

Father daughter dance.

I'm going to leave you with one of the funniest moments at their wedding. Poor Eric!!!

Jami and Eric, I wish love, laughter, and happiness to you and your beautiful family. I hope to see you guys again soon!