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Congratulations to Scott for getting in to one of the country’s most selective film schools at USC!  He wants to be a screen writer.  How exciting!  I know I say it often, but I love meeting all of these kids as they start on the next phase of their journey.  All the best to you Scott, and remember  us  back here in the Fort when you make your Oscar acceptance speech!Fort Wayne Senior, Canterbury High SchoolUSC freshman


I’m learning more and more about cars and liking it!  Except that I’m older than this classic car, so what does that make me?  Corey played his guitar and I got to meet his mom, dad, dog and his girlfriend.  He was pretty relaxed in front of the camera right from the start and did a great job.  My favorites are when he’s playing the guitar, you can almost hear the music…..  Good luck to you as you pursue your dreams!Fort Wayne Senior Photography


What a fun session with Tyler, his mom Wendy and friend  Renee who came along just because she wanted to hold the reflector!  We started out with the hockey gear, well because when you are a State Champion, that goes without saying.  At the end of our session we had some fun with a few silly poses to out do some that his friend (Renee’s son Corey) did during his session.  I love that the sessions with Seniors are so unique, each kid brings their own personality.  I <3 my job!   Enjoy the rest of your Senior Year Tyler!

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Spring Mini Mini’s Session

What can make you smile more than a precious little child?  Three of them!!AvaPiperWillow

Dancers in Fog Photography- Behind the Scenes



What I love about photography is the challenge of learning the technical workings of your camera, lighting and editing and combining that with a vision and making it happen.  Originally, I wanted to use flour to capture the movement of the dancers.  I came across beautiful examples of this technique on You Tube and Pinterest.  However, the timing didn’t work to do this outside and I didn’t want to deal with the enormous mess so I bought a $40 fog machine.

These were shot with a black stage curtain back drop, black paper on the floor and a single speed light.  I used a Nikon D 800 with a 24-70 lens.  Primarily I used auto focus, but on certain shots where the timing was essential to capture the peak of action, I found the manual focusing was necessary.  Since this was the first time using the fog machine there were a few issues.  It would run for a few minutes then need to cool off.  In order to stay on schedule, some shots were shot without fog, or little fog.  I was very happy that I thought to take an image of just the backdrop with fog and no dancer.  I was later able to take that into post and paint in more fog as desired.  It was so much fun!  I can’t wait to plan the next photo shoot with them!