Friday, June 28, 2013

Maternity Shoot...

One of my favorite types of sessions, I love doing maternity shoots.What a wonderful experience getting to capture those moments of the mother in those last couple weeks , just before she welcomes her baby to the world. Mothers at this point are ready for their baby to arrive and are full of hope for the baby and what it will become in this world. There is just  something special about the images you can capture in a maternity session...Here are a few of Laurens maternity can tell this will be one very happy family.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Another Senior Shoot...

Breanna's mom contacted me just before school ended this year asking for Senior pictures for her daughter that was graduating. They had not had the chance to get them done yet and even though school was almost over for the year, they still wanted to have her pictures done.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Family Shoot...

I had the opportunity to donate a mini session to one of the local schools to help raise money for the kids. I was contacted just a few weeks ago by the lady who had won the mini session and we scheduled the pictures. We had a blast with the session and got quite a few great images. I can't wait to work with them again!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Repeat Clients, Gotta Love 'Em.....

>Once again I had the privilege to shoot the Lakins family. Josh is a good friend of mine I met at my former job probably close to 8 years ago now. We have spent a lot of great times together at car shows and at work...I hope to be able to shoot their family pics for a long time to come!

Monday, June 17, 2013


So I finally broke down and paid someone to design a new look for my photography business. I hit up Brandt Faqua over at Graphic Disorder to design something up for me and him and his staff hit it out of the ballpark! If you haven't heard of Graphic Disorder you need to go check them out at Here is the new logo design and business card layout they made up for me. Now its time to update the website andthe blog to reflect the change.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Modeling Portfolio....

One of my wedding clients contacted me recently wanting to start her modeling portfolio. Since she didnt have any shots at all, I wanted to do some studio shots for her on white seamless, something nice and clean and crisp. Not having a studio posed a little challenge, but i reached out to a fellow photographer and worked it out so I could use his studio for a couple of hours. I also was able to enlist a make up artist at the last minute to do the hair and make up for me. Her experience in posing was a godsend! I want to give a big thanks to Alex Grace for use of his studio and to Loretta Goodin-Kendall for the hair and make up as well as helping with the posing. We had a great time and it was a great learning experience for me as well as my client.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Something New...

Had the chance to shoot a business head shot for a friend. I had not had the chance to do this type of shoot before and I really wanted to knock it out of the park. I kept the lighting simple with one flash and a 42" shoot through umbrella. I used a 85mm lens on my 5D mark II to keep from distorting her face. I shot this in her home against a empty white wall, so in the post processing I added a neutral background and used a few different techniques I had been wanting to use for a while to touch up the portrait. Here is the final result along with a before and after for you to compare!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Weddings and a Cold, Gloomy Winter Day.....

I had the chance to shoot Brooke and Alex's wedding along with my good friend Todd. It really helped having someone there to get those shots I missed while I was shooting somewhere else...
The bride was hoping for snow for her pictures, all we ended up with a soggy, cold day with menacing clouds. It wasn't what she had hoped for but we made do and came out with some fantastic images...

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Vegas, Mini truckers and a Wedding....

So back on October I had the awesome opportunity to go to Vegas and shoot one of my best friends weddings. One of the greatest experiences I have ever had. If you have never been to Vegas it is a must do! There is so much to do and see you could stay a month and not get it all in. A couple months after the wedding I got the chance to go up to northern Ohio where my friends live and shoot the reception, another great time was had! We got to see all of our mini truckin friends and hang out with a bunch of great people. Here are a few images from both shoots, enjoy!

Big Shock....

A few weeks ago Jeannie and I had the biggest shock of our lives. After 15 years of trying and pretty much accepting the fact it wasn't going to happen, Jeannie is pregnant! We found out at 12 wks, at the time of this post we are 17 weeks and scheduled to go for the gender ultrasound this coming Wednesday. 
In the meantime, I am going to try an catch up the blog and get back on a schedule.
Stay tuned as there is more to come.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Win a Spring Couples Mini Session!

Hi everyone! Happy Spring. With Spring you get beautiful flowers and lots of romance! So RBP is giving away a free couples mini session. It can be in any (2) combination. Engaged, married, dating, best friends-we don't care as long as your a "couple". Just leave a comment below on your favorite thing to do in the Spring time as a couple. I will then assign a number in order as you sign in and go to to generate a number to pick the winner. Please note, this is going on our facebook page too, so your number may or may not be the one when you just count. You have until Sunday, April 7 at 6 pm to enter. Winners will be announced by Monday Evening.

 1. Pictures are done on location. So you must use a location within 30 miles of Scott County Indiana.
 2. This is a couple session and must be done in 2's. Sorry, no infants or toddlers this time. But we
     will do one soon.
 3. Leave a short message describing what is your favorite thing to do in the Spring time together.
 4.  This is a "mini" session, which will last approx. 30 minutes and you will receive a disk with at
      least 5 images with a print release.  You will also receive (1) RBP T-shirt. **note we only
     have limited sizes available.

 You will get 1 extra entry for each of the things below.
 1. Go to our Facebook page and post on the giveaway
     topic there stating "I entered on your Blog Page and want an additional entry". **NOTE YOU
 2. Just share our post on your facebook page.