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LSSIFW Ribbon Cutting

LSSIFW Ribbon Cutting Event I was asked to cover the ribbon cutting for Lutheran Social Services of Fort Wayne's newest building.  Here are a few photos from this fun event.  I mostly used the 24-70mm lens for this with a few on the 70-200mm. Location: Fort Wayne, IN Date: August 18, 2021 {{ vc_btn: title=Back+to+Portfolio&align=center&link=url%3A%252Fportfolio%252F [...]

500 N

Real Estate 500N A nice change of pace... I was asked to shoot some real estate photos for a listing.  It was a great learning experience!  I used a 20mm lens and bracketed exposures for this one. Location: Huntington, IN Date: August 10, 2021 {{ vc_btn: title=Back+to+Portfolio&align=center&link=url%3A%252Fportfolio%252F }}

LSSIFWZD

LSSIFW's Children's Village Zoo Day I was able to accompany the kids from Lutheran Social Services of Fort Wayne's Children's Village on their annual Zoo Day.  I think I caught some of the best photos I've taken on this one!  I used a 24-70mm and a 100mm lenses on this one. Location: Fort Wayne Children's [...]

LSSIFWECHO

LSSIFW ECHO Program Lutheran Social Services of Fort Wayne asked me to shoot photos for graduates of their ECHO program.  I used the 70-200mm lens for this one. Location: Fort Wayne, IN Date: July 28, 2021 {{ vc_btn: title=Back+to+Portfolio&align=center&link=url%3A%252Fportfolio%252F }}

LSSIFWCVC

LSSIFW Children's Village Comencement I had the opportunity to shoot photos of the Lutheran Social Services of Fort Wayne's Children's Village Commencement.  Such great kids and parents!!!  I used the 24-70mm and 70-200mm lenses. Location: Fort Wayne, IN Date: July 20, 2021 {{ vc_btn: title=Back+to+Portfolio&align=center&link=url%3A%252Fportfolio%252F }}

Dakota And Elisabeth

Dakota And Elisabeth This was such a fun shoot with these two.  The big surprise at the end was a proposal!  This led to my favorite shot of the day of the two of them embracing afterward.  We used the 45mm lens a lot during this shoot, along with the 70-200mm. Location: Yoder, IN Date: [...]

Lilly’s Senior Photo Shoot Part 2

Lilly's Senior Photo Shoot Part 2 We had such great photos from this downtown shoot with Lilly for the second part of her senior. photoshoot!  We used the 70-200mm lens to capture these great images! Location: Huntington, IN Date: May 2, 2021 {{ vc_btn: title=Back+to+Portfolio&align=center&link=url%3A%252Fportfolio%252F }}

Camille’s Senior Portraits

Camille's Senior Portraits Camille was an awesome model during her senior portrait sessions.  We used our 24-70mm and 70-200mm lenses to capture some great moments.  I think my favorite is where we used the stair railings to create leading lines and directions. Location: Huntington, IN Date: May 2, 2021 {{ vc_btn: title=Back+to+Portfolio&align=center&link=url%3A%252Fportfolio%252F }}

Ella’s Dance

Ella's Dance Costume Ella got to wear her dance recital outfit for this studio shoot!  It was really a cute afternoon.  Because we were shooting tethered, Ella began watching the monitor for her photo to pop up... even before it was taken!  We used the 24-70mm lens for this one. Location: Studio, Huntington, IN Date: [...]

Riverview Singers

Riverview Singers I had the opportunity to shoot a few of the individual portraits with some of the students from Riverview Singers.  I set up some different experimental styles with each in my home studio.  Shooting with a 24-70mm lens, I was really pleased with the results. Location: Studio, Huntington, IN Date: Various Dates in [...]

Kirsyn

Kirsyn - A Dutch Masters Experiment This shoot was an artistic experiment to see if I could recreate the feel of an "Old Dutch Master" painting. I was using an 85mm lens for this and a single light in a softbox.  I was beyond pleased with the results! Location: Huntington, IN - Studio Date: September [...]

United Gymnastics Academy

United Gymnastics Academy What a wonderful, hectic and fun photoshoot with the gymnasts from the United Gymnastics Academy!  We shot exclusively with a 24-70mm lens, plus four strobes and a reflector.  This group was fun and fierce all at once! Location: Huntington, IN Date: March 5, 2021 {{ vc_btn: title=Back+to+Portfolio&align=center&link=url%3A%252Fportfolio%252F }}

Craig And Judy’s Photo Shoot

Craig And Judy's Photo Shoot With a big beautiful mansion staircase and fireplace as our backdrop, we had a wonderful time shooting photos with Craig and Judy.  I used the 24-70mm and the 70-200mm lenses to shoot these.  I think my favorite is the wide frame with the bannisters in shot! Location: Huntington, IN Date: [...]

Love Does That Bottle Shoot

Love Does That Bottle Shoot Kari from Love Does That asked me to do a product shoot involving a "tear bottle".  This was a new adventure for me, although I knew the basics of product photography.  The glass bottle, lighting and reflections were the biggest obstacles to overcome.  I debated using a shorter lens for [...]

Family Portraits

Family Portraits My family has long served as the subjects for photos.  It seemed fitting to include a variety of images that I've taken of all of them.  Love and thanks to all! Location: Various Date: Various {{ vc_btn: title=Back+to+Portfolio&align=center&link=url%3A%252Fportfolio%252F }}

Austin Christmas Shoot

Austin Christmas Shoot This was a fun shoot to experiment a little and emulate a Michael Buble Christmas vibe in front of my favorite set of doors.  Austin was kind enough to come back and stand in for me on this one.  I used an 85mm along with a strobe in a couple different types [...]

Pat’s Professional Headshots

Pat's Professional Headshots Pat contacted me to take some professional headshots for his new realty position.  I was happy to have the studio space to be able to do that quickly.  We chose the background and shot it with a 24-70 lens, plus a strobe with a softbox and a flash in a standard reflector [...]

Green Family Photo Shoot

Green Family Photo Shoot In the waning hours of the last days of fall, we shot these photos with the Green Family.  We used the 70-200mm lens and a single strobe in a softbox for the shoot. I really love this path through the woods, and the symbolism it can lend.  Amid much laughter, we [...]

Double Family Photos

Double Family Photos We shot this quick session at the tail of the fall season with a storm on its way.  The Doubles made it fun as we shot family and individual photos.  We used the 70-200mm and 300mm lenses, plus a single strobe in a softbox for this. Location: Huntington, IN Date: November 29, [...]

McDonald Family Photo Shoot

McDonald Family Photo Shoot We had a great shoot with the McDonald Family on a very windy Thanksgiving afternoon!  Using the 70-200mm and a single strobe with a parabolic wing reflector (which met a bitter end in the wind!), we got some great photos while everyone gathered before dinner! Location: Huntington, IN Date: November 26, [...]

Vanessa’s Family Photo Shoot

Vanessa's Family Photo Shoot A wonderful quick photo shoot with "Coach" Vanessa and her family in the late evening hours of a windy autumn day.  As the sun disappeared, we used the 70-200mm lens and a single strobe with a parabolic wing reflector to capture this awesome family! Location: Huntington, IN Date: November 18, 2020 [...]

Austin’s Senior Photo Shoot

Austin's Senior Photo Shoot We had a great time with Austin's senior photo shoot.  Such a personable kid to work with!  Using 70-200mm, 300mm and a vintage 135mm lenses, as well as a single strobe in a softbox, we were able to capture some great images that day! Location: Huntington, IN Date: October 24, 2020 [...]

Warner Family Photo shoot

Warner Family Photo Shoot This was a fun quick shoot with the Warner Family during the brilliant colors of the fall.  We used the 70-200mm and 100mm lenses for this one.  I loved the results, especially the "cheeeeeese" faces! Location: Huntington, IN Date: October 21, 2020 {{ vc_btn: title=Back+to+Portfolio&align=center&link=url%3A%252Fportfolio%252F }}

Jarrett’s Senior Photo Shoot

Jarrett's Senior Photo Shoot It was a beautiful fall day when we headed out to shoot Jarrett's senior photos.  I used the 70-200mm lens.  We really started getting some great photos at the end of the shoot when were at my favorite doors.  I look at these and see a bit of the House of [...]

Irick Family Photo Shoot

Irick Family Photo Shoot What a beautiful family to photograph on a windy fall day!  We used the 24-70mm lens and a single strobe with a parabolic wing reflector for this shoot.  The babies cooperated with us just long enough to get these wonderful images. Location: Huntington, IN Date: October 7, 2020 {{ vc_btn: title=Back+to+Portfolio&align=center&link=url%3A%252Fportfolio%252F [...]

Lilly’s Senior Photo Shoot Part One

Lilly's Senior Photo Shoot Part One We headed off to the midst of a field of wildflowers for Lilly's fall senior photoshoot.  Shooting with the 70-200mm and the 24-70mm lenses and a reflector, I think we came away with some great photos from this shoot! Location: Huntington, IN Date: October 3, 2020 {{ vc_btn: title=Back+to+Portfolio&align=center&link=url%3A%252Fportfolio%252F [...]

Jonah’s Senior Photo Shoot

Jonah's Senior Photo Shoot We had a great afternoon shooting Jonah's senior photos, both downtown and at the Forks of the Wabash.  What a great kid!  We used the 70-200mm, the 300mm lenses and a single strobe in a softbox. Location: Huntington, IN Date: September 26, 2020 {{ vc_btn: title=Back+to+Portfolio&align=center&link=url%3A%252Fportfolio%252F }}

Job’s Senior Photo Shoot

Job's Senior Photo Shoot This was an incredible senior portrait shoot.  Job is a pilot, and his family owns a number of vintage planes and military vehicles.  We used the 70-200mm and 300mm lenses and a single strobe in a softbox to capture a lot of great photos.  The climax was the final shot of [...]

Kari’s Photo Shoot

Kari's Photo Shoot Kari wanted some "casual professional" shots for her website for Love Does That.  We used 70-200mm and 300mm lenses to shoot these.  We were very pleased with the outcome! Location: Huntington, IN Date: September 1, 2020 {{ vc_btn: title=Back+to+Portfolio&align=center&link=url%3A%252Fportfolio%252F }}

Rolling Into Roanoke 2020

Rolling Into Roanoke 2020 It's always fun to shoot the event photos for Rolling Into Roanoke.  2020 was a unique year for the event... and all events.  However using the 70-200mm lens, I tried to give a a glimpse into the evening.  There are hundreds of photos from the evening, so this is just a [...]

Meg And The Hydrangeas

Meg And The Hydrangeas Meg was kind enough to come back and model for me in this experimental shoot.  I used a pair of vintage lenses, a 180mm and a 135mm (dating back to the 1970s) and a single strobe in a softbox.  I wanted to use our small white hydrangea bush as a backdrop.  [...]

Bayleigh’s Cap And Prom

Bayleigh's Cap And Prom We did Double duty on this shoot with Bayleigh with cap and gown, as well as prom dress photos!  Using the 70-200mm and the 300mm lenses and a single strobe in a softbox, we got some wonderful photos of her! Location: Huntington, IN Date: June 14, 2020 {{ vc_btn: title=Back+to+Portfolio&align=center&link=url%3A%252Fportfolio%252F }}

Kayla’s Headshot Shoot

Kayla's Headshot Shoot Kayla contacted me for professional headshots which she needed ASAP.  We set up the studio and shot with the 60mm lens and the darker background.  I thought the results were great! Location: Studio, Huntington, IN Date: June 18, 2020 {{ vc_btn: title=Back+to+Portfolio&align=center&link=url%3A%252Fportfolio%252F }}

Jailyn’s Senior Photo Shoot

Jailyn's Senior Photo Shoot This was a great shoot.  We utilized 70-200mm f/2.8 and 300mm f/4 lenses, a single strobe in a softbox, combined with wildflowers, a barn and gazebo to create some wonderful shots of Jailyn.  Perhaps the most fun was teaching her the "Blue Steel" look.  It led to a lot of laughter, [...]

Maisy’s Cap And Gown Photoshoot

Maisy's Cap And Gown Photoshoot What great cap and gown photos we shot with Maisy on this day!  Using the 70-200mm and 300mm lenses and a single strobe in a softbox, we were able to create some fun portraits! Location: Huntington, IN Date: May 28, 2020 {{ vc_btn: title=Back+to+Portfolio&align=center&link=url%3A%252Fportfolio%252F }}

Megan’s Prom Dress Shoot

Meg's Prom Dress Shoot This was a shoot to show off Meg's prom dress in a year where everything, including prom, was cancelled.  I chose this location because of the dark doors behind her.  The dark doors, combined with the brilliant red prom dress and her fair features created some incredible images for the day.  [...]

Carly’s Gymnastics Photo Shoot

Carly's Gymnastics Photo Shoot With 2020 cancelling all sorts of events including her meets, we decided to shoot our own gymnastics photos of Carly.  Set up in the studio with the 45mm lens, single strobe in a softbox and a smoke machine, we got some great photos! Location: Studio, Huntington, IN Date: March 30, 2020 [...]

Passages

Passages Artists For this shoot, I was asked to get environmental images of the clients while they were working on their artwork at the Creative Learning Center of Passages, Inc.  With my 85mm and 45mm lenses, I took photos all afternoon.  The final use for these would be digital and printed marketing purposes.  However, I [...]

Tami’s Headshot Session

Tami's Headshot Session Tami needed realtor photos and contacted me.  We set up the studio and shot with the 85mm lens and the lighter background.  I thought we ended with some awesome shots! Location: Studio, Huntington, IN Date: November 26, 2019 {{ vc_btn: title=Back+to+Portfolio&align=center&link=url%3A%252Fportfolio%252F }}

Passages Headshots

Passages Staff Photo Shoot I had the wonderful opportunity to shoot staff photos for Passages, Inc. in Columbia City.  I used a 180mm lens for this shoot as well as two softboxes acting as the key light and fill.  What I really liked about this shoot, which involved about 20 of the senior staff members, [...]

Aidan’s Football Photoshoot

Aidan's Football Photoshoot I was asked to create this style for Aidan's football photoshoot.  We used a 60mm lens and a combination of strobes and reflectors.  In the end, I think these photos came out incredibly awesome! Location: Studio, Huntington, IN Date: October, 9, 2019 {{ vc_btn: title=Back+to+Portfolio&align=center&link=url%3A%252Fportfolio%252F }}

Kenna’s School Pictures

Kenna's School Pictures It was a windy, beautiful fall evening when we took Kenna's school pictures.  We used 100mm and 180mm lenses at my favorite location.  I was really pleased with our final photos! Location: Huntington, IN Date: October 8, 2019 {{ vc_btn: title=Back+to+Portfolio&align=center&link=url%3A%252Fportfolio%252F }}

Carly S. Photo Shoot

Carly S. Photo Shoot Carly was nice enough to model for me during this experimental shoot I did.  We used the 180mm and 85mm lenses with a simple reflector to create some of my favorite portraits.  I think they turned out to be wonderful! Location: Huntington, IN Date: June 21, 2019 {{ vc_btn: title=Back+to+Portfolio&align=center&link=url%3A%252Fportfolio%252F }}

Ayla And Blake Engagement Shoot

Ayla And Blake Engagement Shoot This was a fun engagement shoot with Ayla and Blake... and their car!  The car was to be a prominent fixture in the photos. These two (three!) were so much fun to work with throughout the shoot.  We used 85mm and 105mm lenses, and I think we got some great [...]