I’m an introverted extrovert. And although I’m a terrible singer, I love to chant my favorite songs – everything from T. Swift to hip hop – when I’m in the car! I love tiramisu and coffee with too much milk. Scarves are one of my must-have accessories! I’m addicted to design of all kinds – interior, landscape, graphic, food, fashion, all of it.
Happy Spring, friends! Can you believe that it is already March, almost April!? I’ll have to do a separate post soon to catch up on life and personal stuff! However, this post is a special one, one that deserves its own space and time! If you’ve been following the blog for awhile, you may recall portraits of beautiful Sylvia and her lovely products! If not, please allow me to introduce you to sweet Sylvia, her Mom, and her sister, Melissa. Sylvia created Beautifek, her own line of natural, organic lipsticks for all skin tones, and over the years, she has updated the packaging and added to her list of offerings with new colors and ways to combine the vibrant colors for even more variety! She is one of the most humble, kind, down-to-earth people, and as I worked with them in late December, it was such a delight to watch their joy and their bond as mother/daughters/sisters, while their natural beauty shined through in gorgeous smiles and laughter, as well as in quiet moments. It was a dream! I have so many favorites!!! I asked them what they were celebrating for this particular portrait session, and they told me that they have written a book together, which will be published soon, so they needed options for the inside and outside covers! Amazing, right?! I have already requested an autographed copy! Sidenote: I don’t think that I blogged our time in a studio with two gorgeous models or the previous product session I did for Beautifek! Be sure to click the link above for our first portrait session! If you follow along on Instagram, I’m sure you’ve seen images from those times, because they are still some of my favorites!
I can’t think of a better way to end my 2022 client sessions and then to ring in 2023 with a fun, creative commercial session featuring a new product line and pretty new packaging! It was the perfect winter project! And Sylvia allowed me full creative freedom with styling and composition, infusing color and texture, which is always a treat!
To Sylvia, Melissa, and Mrs. B, thank you so much for welcoming me into your lovely home, for bringing so much joy and fun to the session, and for sharing your celebration and success with me! I’m so excited for all that the future holds for you! Hugs!!!
Beauty by the talented Aubree Bolding, featuring Beautifek products!
Met Emily on Tuesday morning for portraits, delivered her Gallery last night, cheering her on always! We had a beautiful morning of sunshine to capture both outdoor and indoor portraits for Emily. She’s earning her Family Nurse Practitioner degree and needed fresh headshots for graduation, for her resume, for all the greatness that she is bound for! Emily, it was a joy to meet you and to work with you! Thank you for sharing your day with me, I am so excited for your bright future ahead!
Thank you to Penn & Beech Candle Co. in downtown Carmel for allowing us to use their wonderful space for a few moments! It was the perfect vibe and backdrop for Emily’s portraits!
Can you believe it’s almost that time of year?! Back by popular demand…Fall Mini Sessions are here! As of right now, I have 1 weekend of availability for Mini Sessions. If time allows, more dates may be added for early-mid November.
Each 30 minute session will take place at a beautiful, scenic park area in the surrounding Noblesville/Fishers/Carmel/Indianapolis area. Final locations details are being worked out as I type this! We will capture a variety of casual lifestyle and candid photos, along with some smiling right at the camera too! Be prepared to snuggle, play games, laugh, and have so much fun together! The time will fly by! Book your Mini Session here!
More details, including the Location address, What to Wear, What to Bring, etc., will be sent to you prior to the Session. I look forward to seeing you soon!
So many beautiful favorites from last Fall’s Mini Sessions!
It’s amazing what happens when paths cross! She won a portrait session that I had donated to a fabulous hair salon that I have worked with the past several years, G Michael Salon. So when I received her email with her ideas, I was pretty excited! Chayse is a fellow creative who’s combining her love of cinematography and travel. The location she chose perfectly suited her style and personality – sweet, colorful, unique. When she travels, she loves finding eclectic, quirky, and comfortable places to stay, like this adorable AirBnb. Before we knew it, our session had come to an end, and we had so much fun working and sharing ideas that calling it “work” hardly seemed fair. It’s been fun to watch her adventures since meeting, and I can’t wait to see where her wanderlust leads her! Chayse, it was so cool to collaborate with you! Until next time, here are some favorites from the day!
A few years ago, I met sweet Sylvia through an externship, and we’ve remained in contact ever since. And I was thrilled when she asked me to photograph her and her newest passion! We met up a few weeks ago to capture this exciting venture she’s been dreaming of for some time! Sylvia is one of those people that you instantly adore, and her warmth, happiness, and genuine heart radiates brightly from the inside out. And she is just as beautiful on the outside! No doubt Sylvia has been celebrating all week, as her online store, Hello Beautiful!, just launched this past weekend! Keep reading to learn all about what inspires her and her oh so gorgeous products! Sylvia, congratulations on pursuing your dreams!!!