Wednesday, July 30, 2014

New Blog!

I have created a new blog that is associated with my new website. To see any new blog posts, please visit

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Lighting Practice

This spring, I got together with another photographer, Jeremy Haynes. We totally geeked out over cameras, lighting, posing, and all other things photo-related. It was so fun to get to play with various ideas and try out new techniques. I thought I'd share some of the images and the behind the scenes that went into the pictures.

Using a flash with a soft box-type attachment, off camera.

Using a flash, even in bright sunlight! It was extremely bright when we took this above pictures. However, adjusting my shutter speed and aperture in addition to having a flash off camera almost makes it seem as if the above pictures were taken near dark. Not true! Check out the placement of the sun in the top image!
Our accommodating and patient model, Joe, was great to work with! Above you'll see the same photograph just edited and cropped in various ways. The image to the left was simply color corrected and enhanced. The middle image had a vintage feel added to it through the adjusting of the saturation and other elements through Adobe Lightroom. The image to the right has been cropped and converted to black and white. Each of these images has a different feel to them and each of the images has a different focus.

So much can be done with the adding of a flash, changing of a setting in camera, or adjusting in Lightroom. Each of these elements will vary depending on the photographer and their style as well as the purpose of the shoot. 

Friday, March 15, 2013

Loralei & Maggie {Family Portraits}

I have so enjoyed watching this family grow and these two girls get older. I am honored to be able to photograph families year after year.

Friday, March 1, 2013

R Family

I so enjoy getting to photograph this family! It has been so fun to watch as the family grows. I remember when Carter was just learning to walk and now he is a big brother!