Wednesday, November 26, 2008

An Oldie

This evening while working on my last wedding, I came across this image. Upon the conclusion of the ceremony, the minister had asked that all those present stretch out their hand toward the bride and groom as he prayed over them. It was such a neat moment and for some reason I just really love this photo, so I thought I'd share it:

DSC_0154desat 900wide

Also, it's my first real attempt at a vignette. Yay? Nay?

Monday, November 24, 2008

A Beasley Christmas | Indianapolis Family Photographer

As I mentioned in the sneak peek, it was FREEZING COLD on Saturday. We had originally planned to do this session several weeks ago but when people got sick and the weather acted up, we put it off. We're already planning for an earlier Christmas shoot next year!

Anyway, onto the good stuff. We started out on the canal, but it was SO cold. Our time there didn't last very long before we decided to head downtown where we could at least poke our little heads into a store now and then if we got too cold. But once we got down there, it seemed so much warmer that we didn't even need to do any head-poking!

This was by far my most adventurous session to date. We climbed the Soldiers and Sailors Monument observatory tower! (Did I mention I'm afraid of heights? And small confined spaces? And staircases that lead to heaven?) I made it through with only a few minor emotional scars. After all, it was my idea to climb it.

Jason and Amanda (and Caitlyn), you guys were such good sports! Thanks for entertaining me and keeping me busy on a frigid afternoon! Hope you enjoy....

I wish I had taken more photos by this wall. But it was SOOOOOOO COOOOOOOLD!

A few individuals...

At the top of the observatory:

Amanda will probably shoot me for posting this one, but I love it!

My personal favorite of the day:

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Family Sneak Peek

It's been lonely around here! Now that the cold weather has struck, photo shoots are few and far between. But braving the cold this evening was a fun family from our church.

DSC_0408 crop

More to come soon!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Yes, I Have Children of my Own! | Indianapolis Baby and Child Photographer

For those of you who have told me that you can't differentiate who on this blog is one of my own children or who is just a client (or for those of you who complain that you just never see enough pictures of my children *cough* MOM! *cough*), here are a few recent pictures of my three kids:

wm e DSC_0216

wm e DSC_0191 crop

wm e DSC_0183 crop

wm e DSC_0204 crop

I know. You don't have to tell me. They're adorable.

How do you like my new watermark?

Friday, November 7, 2008

Blue Cigars and Birthday Cake | Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

When I arrived at the hospital last Wednesday evening, there was a celebration going on! The room was filled with family and friends and the baby was resting peacefully on Mommy's tummy. As I took my turn holding little Ari, I said aloud, "Awww, we need another one of these." I say that every time I hold a newborn and I mean it every time. I just love babies.

I knew he would be a beautiful boy and he certainly is! Do you remember his Mommy's maternity shoot? I mean, how could two people like this NOT produce a beautiful child?? :)


AJ and Angel (and everyone else who's anxiously waiting), I hope you enjoy these pictures!

DSC_0097 bw





DSC_0135 bw

DSC_0115 choc


DSC_0128 bw

Oooo Pretty....

One morning about a month ago, my children and I were sitting around the kitchen table eating breakfast when suddenly my son (3 1/2) suddenly spouted out, "The flower torr wasn't open." Inquisitive about what he might be talking about, I prodded, "What flower store?"

"It wasn't open," he responded. When I asked again, he seemed to be getting upset that I didn't understand his plain and simple answer. "It wasn't open!" he said loudly. Okay, okay. I get it. The store was closed. By this time, I naturally assumed that my husband had taken the kids to the flower store to get me flowers while I was at Bible study last night but hadn't been able to because "it wasn't open".

"Who took you to the flower store?" I asked. A little voice (my 2 year-old daughter) piped in, "Daddy taked us!"

So the surprise was ruined. But I found it quite humorous. I mentioned it to my husband a few days later (after waiting to see if I would get any flowers the next day). I told him that you can NEVER try to do surprise things with toddlers. And ABOVE ALL, you can never EVER tell them not to say anything. That's like a signed certificate assuring you that they will open their mouth about the subject at hand. My husband told me that now he couldn't get me any for a while because they had ruined the surprise. I told him it was totally fine with me if I already knew, but apparently he's big on the surprise factor.

I had completely forgotten about the flowers, but when I came home on Tuesday I found these beautiful buds on my kitchen table! Now, I'm not really one who's into taking a million pictures of a geranium outside my back door or the daisy I walk past every day on my afternoon walk. BUT since it's somewhat of a rarity for me to have flowers on my kitchen table, I felt the need to take some pictures of them. :)

wm e DSC_0150

wm e DSC_0155

wm e DSC_0066

wm e DSC_0058

wm e DSC_0059

wm e DSC_0070

wm e DSC_0065

Honey, I know you don't really read my blogs, but THANK YOU! :)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Just for Fun!

Several weeks ago I bought my 1.8 lens but I haven't really had much time to just play with it since I've been so busy. This afternoon, I suddenly decided that today was a good day to do just that, so I pulled it out, stuck in on my camera, and shot away. Here are my favorites:

I started in the kitchen. We've been working on puzzles lately and our most recent puzzle has about 400 pieces of blue sky. (Ugh!)

wm e DSC_0984

wm e DSC_0989

Sienna woke up right after I starting shooting, so I grabbed a few images of her. She's so adorably uncooperative. If she wasn't so cute I think it might upset me more, but come on....look at her!

wm e DSC_1032

wm e DSC_1006

We headed outside after a while where I was able to get the following images:

wm e DSC_1126

wm e bw text DSC_1101

wm e DSC_0010

wm e DSC_1081

Did I mention that I'm totally in LOVE with this lens??

wm e DSC_0032

wm e DSC_1130

Dear Santa, all I want for Christmas is a Nikon D80. (And a ShootSac would be nice too!) I'll leave you extra cookies. I promise.

Baby Ari: Sneak Peek


More to come!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Luke and Aiden | Indianapolis Child Photographer

On Saturday morning, I had the privilege of photographing two little cuties! Just 5 months apart, these little guys were definite balls of energy! They certainly gave me a run for my money. :) Here are a few of my favorites from their session...

(Please note the almost DEFINITE sign of a toy tractor in nearly every image!)









Aiden and Luke, thanks for letting me come and play with you!