Bethany’s Portrait and Boudoir Sitting

I grew up always admiring the beautiful classic sepia-toned headshots of my grandparents, but it never really dawned on me, until I discovered Ben’s work, that I too could create an amazing heirloom that would be cherished for years to come.  I also wanted to have portraits that reflect [...]

Bethany’s Portrait and Boudoir Sitting2021-09-17T13:08:41-04:00


During high school, when I lived in Indianapolis, friends and I spent a lot of time in the Holcomb Gardens on the campus of Butler University. On top of being absolutely gorgeous, there are a couple of lovely sculptures.  One, in the back corner, is of Socrates.  The other [...]


Ideas for sourcing wardrobe for portraits

This is it, you’ve booked your portrait session/boudoir portraits and you’ve got an image in mind for what you’re going to wear! The only trouble is....you don’t have the perfect evening gown or vintage fur hanging around in your closet. Here’s some ideas for tracking down your dream portrait [...]

Ideas for sourcing wardrobe for portraits2020-09-14T12:54:30-04:00

You Can Add Things That Are Important to You In Your Portraits

Many of us haven’t had a solo portrait taken since our senior year of high school. Depending on exactly when that was, we might have fond (or otherwise) memories of posing with our band instrument lovingly cradled or sprawled over the hood of our first car. While the specifics [...]

You Can Add Things That Are Important to You In Your Portraits2020-08-14T10:12:15-04:00

Bridal Portraits

Let me start by saying that I am not a wedding photographer. But I love bridal portraits. You may wonder what a bridal portrait is and how a photographer who doesn’t shoot weddings can claim a specialization in bridal portraiture. To answer that, let’s dig into the history and [...]

Bridal Portraits2020-09-14T12:05:45-04:00

Why you shouldn’t wait to sit for a portrait

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” — Mark Twain It seems [...]

Why you shouldn’t wait to sit for a portrait2020-07-29T12:21:23-04:00

Finding Inspiration For Your Portrait Wardrobe

During a consultation, I will often ask something to the effect of, “Have you thought about what sort of clothing looks you would love to be photographed in?” It can be a wildly difficult question! Let me ease your mind. When I think about what I want to wear [...]

Finding Inspiration For Your Portrait Wardrobe2020-07-29T16:53:18-04:00

Wardrobe Ideas for Your Portrait Sitting

Congratulations, you’ve scheduled your portrait sitting! Or perhaps you’re still thinking about having your portrait created but you’re not sure what you’d wear or if you have the right clothes. Read on and learn everything you need to know about putting together your portrait session wardrobe. First, think about [...]

Wardrobe Ideas for Your Portrait Sitting2020-07-19T16:21:17-04:00
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