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Monday, December 22, 2008

She is a GIRL!!!

With all the new excitement and growing bellies, Sarah's and mine:) my blog has been lacking. Well I feel it is time to break the silence by sharing our baby girl's first of many pictures. Today being my birthday I did what makes me most happy. I met up with our May bride to go over some details as well as catch up on life. Weddings bring so much joy to my life and I look forward to raising a daughter that I will get to walk down an aisle as some lucky photographer captures our smiles.

Our May wedding will be an adventure as Sarah will not be attending. One week after the birth I think her doctor would scream if she knew Sarah was shooting a wedding. So in comes our backup as we shoot at the beautiful Summit Club downtown Fort Wayne.
I hope your week is starting as fun filled as mine!

This is the baby's room just a few days ago. It is now painted so I will update the blog as we continue the decorating.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tony and Kelly's wedding slideshow

Click the play button below to see more pictures of our recent wedding with Tony and Kelly. These two are an awesome couple!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veterans Day

Happy Veterans Day to all those who have and are serving in the United States Miltiary. To learn more about Veterans Day click here. Have a great day!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Matt and Sarah by

We are just bursting at the seams with excitement today! A few weeks back, we had a photo shoot with the amazing Indy photographers Bobbi and Mike. We have been planning this session for months, but finding out that we are pregnant made the session a bit more exciting. I must admit, mostly because Bobbi called me out on her blog, that I was a little bit nervous. Ok, a ton nervous. I totally know how my clients feel the days leading up to their photo shoot. Sarah and I took the session and turned it into a two day mid-week retreat. Sarah and I enjoyed the time together wandering around Indy just being together. It was awesome!

There is a lot more of our photo session with Bobbi and Mike on their website!!! Check them out by going to

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Fast Track Photographer

I did it! I finished the book Fast Track Photographer by Dane Sanders. Anyone who knows me knows I have trouble finishing books. I have good intentions of finishing a book when I buy it. I love the thought of ending a long busy day with my feet up reading a book. However this typically ends up leading to falling asleep while reading. I have also tried reading first thing in the morning with a cup of coffee. This too has been unsuccessful because I haven’t figured out a good way to hold a hot mug and hold open a book at the same time. I love both too much!

I have a bookshelf full of great books that came highly recommended. They each have their own bookmarks that stay in near the middle of the book. Today however, I finished Fast Track Photographer. This book is absolutely a must read for a photographer who is considering taking their photography to a business level. I learned through this book that if I want to grow a successful photography business I must learn who I am as a person. Without clear understanding of who I am as a person my photography business would be unfocused and misguided. It was a great book and I know there are a few others on my bookshelf that beg to be finished. I think I might finish up Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi.

Get a copy of this amazing book at and get your photography moving!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Tony and Kelly: Wedding

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful fall day yesterday here in Fort Wayne. The air was cool and the sun was warm, perfect for the wedding of Tony and Kelly. This beautiful couple was joined together at the Unitarian Universalist Church with a reception at the Memorial Coliseum. This had to be one of the shortest ceremonies we have ever attended. I think we clocked it a just over 20 minutes long! With a short ceremony that gave us plenty of time for pictures on the way to the Coliseum.

Tony and Kelly, you two are an amazing couple and we enjoyed every minute of the day with you two. Thank you for making us feel like part of the family. Have a great honeymoon!

Kelly’s dress and the bridesmaid’s dress were dropped off by The Wedding Place. They even stayed around to make sure everything came out perfect.

Daises and Snaps provided a the beautiful flower arrangements for the day.

Check out this cake from the Nutcracker Sweet Shoppe! It tastes just as great as it looks!

Tony told us that some of his groomsmen played in a band with him growing up. Looks like they played air guitars.

This is one of my most favorite bridal party shots.

At some point during the reception one of the groomsmen insisted in attempting a backflip on the dance floor.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

We' ve Been Published!!!

I can’t begin to describe how excited we are about our recent coverage in Planning Your Wedding magazine. Our pictures have been chosen to be on the front cover as well as throughout the magazine. It is a great honor and an accomplishment that we are ecstatic about. This magazine can be purchased at the local Borders, or if you send me an email I would love to get a copy in your hands. I plan on handing this out as we meet with the new brides, but don’t worry if you have already met with us this last couple of weeks. We can get you a copy too when we meet again! :)

P.S. Every magazine includes an AMAZING coupon in the back on our photography services. Pick up your copy and give us a call!

Monday, October 6, 2008

City Barn and Updates

This weekend I enjoyed a visit to Chicago to meet up with my family. We toured the Lincoln Park Zoo downtown and I couldn't help but notice the contrasting scene of a barn among the tall buildings. I found it funny that we put the barn and the farm back in the big city that may have once, many years ago, been there.

On another note, the new website is nearing completion. It is looking like I may not make my Tuesday planned launch. There are some exciting new updates to Show It Sites that will be out early this week that I would love to incorporate into the new site. Keep checking back for the launch mid-week. Have a great Monday!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Random Monday

It has been a shameful three weeks since my last post. I must say we have been very busy catching up on some work. I am glad to see the progress and the great advancements we are making. Speaking of great things, I recently found out that one of our shots has made the front cover of Planning Your Wedding, a supplement magazine to Business People. This is a great honor and I can’t wait to see it in print. The issue comes out on October 7th and I promised I wouldn’t post the front cover before the issue comes out. If you do get your hands on a copy be sure to check out our coupon in the back for a very special treat. Also on October 7th I plan on launching our new website. We are now using this amazing software called Show It Sites that has made website building easier than ever. I am overwhelmed with joy and completely excited to see what the future holds for us. Stay tuned, it looks like it will be fun.

P.S. Since I can’t post the cover of the magazine I am posting a random shot during my stroll downtown a few weeks back. I can’t post without showing you a picture!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Second Shooting

This last weekend I helped my friend Kenny Kim shoot two weddings in Chicago. Second shooting creates a great opportunity to try something new and challenge yourself. This weekend not only allowed me to try new photography techniques, but new life experiences. I experienced new food and culture while shooting both Asian weddings. I even had my first taxi cab ride! Kenny has been a great influence and inspiration on my business and life. I would encourage other photographers to second shoot at each others weddings. It is a lot of fun doing what you love with others who share the same passion.

Also for this last weekend's weddings I indulged myself by renting the new Nikon D700 camera body. My friend Paul at Lens Pro To Gohooked me up with this amazing camera. I am in love with the functions and abilities this full frame camera has. Just for fun I wanted to show you a fascinating image. The below ceremony shot was taken at an incredible 2,000 ISO!!! I intentionally did no adjustments in Photoshop to show you how amazing the D700 performs at high ISOs. Give Paul a call and try out something new and yes he does rent Canon equipment too. Have a great day!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Mike and Lauren

You might remember the engagement post of Mike and Lauren. Mike and Lauren both played sports overseas and ended up on the same flight back to the States. The fairy tale romance didn’t stop at the carriage ride proposal. This last weekend the two of them married and celebrated their new marriage in downtown Fort Wayne. After a short ceremony we headed over to the Summit Club for a wonderful evening with family and friends.

Mike and Lauren’s wedding guest list covered coast to coast with some special guests from Italy. We are excited to be a part of such a special day for them and their family. We met some great people and learned so much from everyone. We can’t wait to work again with these two in the future.

The Father Of The Bride shared the story of how Mike and Lauren met...from a father's perspective.

Just before the cake cutting Lauren warned Mike about him doing something crazy, but it isn't a cake cutting without some cake smashing!