Summer Portrait Session in Bloomington, Indiana - Lauren & Bailey

Lauren & Bailey are two people that I am so thankful to be around. Their upbeat personalities make my job so much fun and enjoyable. Any idea that I have they are all in for it. They are naturals at the portrait game and love incorporating their personalities into the photographs. Their summer collection was no different from the spring, except for that they now know what to expect from me and my ideas. The green house photos are awesome, but poor Lauren got the heat from the one of the rooms that the temperature was warmer than expected. She handled it like a champ though. Enjoy their summer session!

Can’t wait to see you in the fall!

Spring Portrait Session in Bloomington, Indiana - Lauren & Bailey

Last year I decided I wanted to have a few people be my “go-to’s” when it came to portrait work. I want photos of someone in the spring? They would be there. I need someone to play with my dog so I can have photos or practice with a crazy animal running around? They would be up to it. I just wanted to be able to have some “on call” people who would be down for just about anything. One of the first people that came to mind was my cousin, Lauren.

Lauren is a high school student at my alma mater, Center Grove High School in Greenwood, IN. She is a very personable and fun girl to be around. She loves makeup and cheer and wants to become a chiropractor. When I asked Lauren to help me out, she immediately said yes. I told her any friends she could bring would be fabulous. That is where Bailey comes in.

Bailey came to me a high school senior (now graduated) and has such a personality. She loves to laugh and it makes the BEST candid photos. I am so happy that Lauren introduced me to her because she is up for anything I ask her to do.

I have decided to do seasonal photos with both of them as they work extremely well together. Spring was the first one that we embarked on as I wanted to test a lot of new photography ideas out and practice more with my craft. Plus, it was finally getting nice out. Here are just a few of my favorites from their session!

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Ania & Levi go to prom!

I have known Ania for almost two years. I work with her mother at a medical office and see her come in a few times. She has such a bubbly personality and is always smiling. I have used her on a styled session before so she knew what I would deliver.

When she first approached me about doing prom photos, I immediately said yes. I knew it would be a wonderful experience and that she could take direction very well. Her mom and I decided on Oliver Winery in Bloomington as it was really pretty and easy to walk around for many photo opportunities. As the day got closer, the rain forecast was getting more accurate to showering right in the middle of our session time.

I made sure to have some open time before hand so if Ania got her hair and makeup done early, I could run over there and try to get them in before the rain. We were able to get over there 4 hours early from the original time. There was still some slight forecast of rain, so I prayed to the rain gods and requested them to wait until we were done. They must like me because the rain held off.

Ania and Levi DELIVERED! They were amazing to work with and were up to my crazy ideas, and Levi might have got an arm workout in at the same time since I requested lifts. They also knew the possibility of rain and were totally up to using a clear umbrella to add to the photos if needed. (Luckily we didn’t, but were up for it).

I am very excited to share with you the sneak peeks of Ania & Levi’s prom session. Thank you both so much for trusting me to capture this amazing moment in your lives. I hope you enjoy them!

Mini Session at Art of Chocolate

Hey all!

I am so excited to announce that I will be doing a mini session at the Art of Chocolate in Bloomington, Indiana as a part of Week of Chocolate. Why is this so exciting? Because the mini session fees will be donated to Life Designs, Inc., a non-profit located here in Bloomington. 

Let me answer some questions to start!

What is Life Designs, Inc.? 

LIFEDesigns is a comprehensive resource for people with disabilities and their families in south-central Indiana. They offer services for every stage of life. They aim to facilitate active citizenship, fulfilling relationships, and rewarding employment through inclusive communities that foster dignity and respect.

What is Week of Chocolate?

Bloomington has been celebrating the Week of Chocolate for over 20 years, each year and each event unique. Local businesses host chocolate-themed events that celebrate a love of chocolate that goes back to ancient times! Each year, there are over 10 events, each with a different theme. Not only does this festival taste amazing, but it also offers an opportunity to raise funds to support various causes in the community. 

What is Art of Chocolate?

This Mardi Gras themed event treats you to New Orleans themed hors d’oeuvres, dinner, and cocktails! Entertainment includes live music and features an artist painting live models in chocolate! Throughout the evening, a Mardi Gras theme will be featured in the art, food, music, and auction items, wearing masks is encouraged!   

Date: February 10th
Time: 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: IMU Alumni Hall & Solarium, 900 E. 7th St, Bloomington, IN 47405
Tickets: $75/ea. or $500/table of 8
Benefits: LIFEDesigns

How do I get in on this mini session?

First, you need a ticket to attend the Art of Chocolate. You can do that by clicking this link! Once you get to the event, find me and my mini session booth, and get your photo taken! I will have some Mardi Gras themed props for you!

What else is part of Week of Chocolate?

Glad you asked! The full list of events is located on their webpage, which you can easily access by clicking this link! I will also be at all of these events taking some photographs as well. 

I hope to see you there! Let me know if you got your tickets by commenting below!