Best of Ring Shots 2009


I’m kicking off my best of 2010 entries with my Best of Ring shots for the year. Stay tuned for best of weddings, engagements seniors and portraits!

I love taking pictures of rings. This year, I really tried to think out of the box and be really creative with this. These pictures are from engagement sessions and weddings.

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I had a really hard time picking out which one was going to be number one. Which is your number one??

Christmas family Portraits


I walked into their house on a morning just a couple days before Christmas. There was definitely a sense of chaos in the air as the kids ran around and the parents chased after them. It was great and really fun. It made me excited for the day my sisters and I all go home for the holidays when we all have kids and husbands.

Enjoy the pictures of this beautiful family!

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David and Chrissy Engagements


David and Chrissy just got engaged at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. I’ve heard many great things about that place so I definitely need to check it out. We wanted to hurry up and squeeze their engagement shoot in before we lost all of the fall leaves. They are getting married in June on the beach! I’ve always wanted to photograph a beach wedding. I can’t wait!

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Check out that rock!
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We caught some great light as the sun was setting. I love these next few.
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My favorite sun-flare pic to date!
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Here is the pretty fall colors in the background.
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I love all the pine trees in North Carolina. Hence the ring on the pine cones in the pine needles.
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I love her hair here lit up by the sun.
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So glad we stopped by the playground even though there were a hundred kids there. Sorry we made you wait for the slide!
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I love this one.
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Thomas and Brigette Wedding


I went to high school with Brigette and was very excited when she hired me to be her photographer. I always love reconnecting with people from my past. Brigette is such a fun girl to be around and her wedding was perfect. They got married on IUPUI’s campus.

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A toast before the ceremony.
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Some great ring shots from my dad.
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The handsome men.
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The cutest little flower girl and ring bearer.
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The cold didn’t stop these two from getting some great outdoor shots.
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An aerial view of the cake.
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Later in the night, they started a fun limbo game!
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Jim and Jodie


I met these two at Jim’s sister’s wedding back in the spring. I’ve already done pictures of Jodie at her medical spa. They are such a cute couple and their dogs are ADORABLE!

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Meet Willie (left) and Marley (right)
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About here in the shoot the dogs started ignoring my squeaker, rattle and turkey noises. The people in the park were much more interesting then me 🙂
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Doug and Kate


These two are good friends of mine and I’m so glad they let me take their pictures while I was home for the weekend. The fall leaves are just beautiful in Indiana right now!

We started out at Doug and Kate’s home. Its such a grown up well decorated house! Once I finally settle down in one house, Kate you are going to be my decorator.

Scully is on the left and Lilu is on the right.
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In case you are wondering, Lilu is a 160 pound Mastiff and the sweetest dog!
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I heart Lilu and Scully.
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I love this one, you two look so happy!
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Yay for fall leaves!
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How did I get such beautiful friends?
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Kate, you are gorgeous! This one needs to go on Doug’s desk at work.
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And of course, if you are a blog reader, you know I have an obsession with red barns:
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I think they are all my favorites. I can’t pick just one or even two.

James and Angel’s Wedding


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The cute little twins. Nikki on the left and Alex on the right? I’m totally guessing.
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A little Angel. She was so cute, she kept giving me kisses on the cheek throughout the day. Oh and love the shoes 🙂
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And the beautiful bride:
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Angel getting a glimpse of her groom as he was entering the building:
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I couldn’t resist when I saw those puppies getting a picture of the bride with them:
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Another favorite:
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Kevin and Angie’s day after/trash the dress


Okay, first off, this had to have been one of my all time favorite shoots I have ever done, if not my favorite. We had sooo much fun and as you can see the lighting was PERFECT. Angie is amazingly photogenic and I just keep thinking of ways to photograph her: engagements, wedding, trash the dress… She has a beautiful smile and tons of energy and best of all is up for anything. This was my first trash the dress/day after session. What a big success. Now I wish all my brides were willing to get their dresses dirty 🙂

One of my favorites (I have several) This one looks like it should go in a bridal magazine:
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Another favorite:
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One reason why the trash the dress session was so fun is because there are so many pictures I want to take on the wedding day but can’t because we don’t want to get the dress dirty. We can get so many cool shots this way!

Leave a comment to let me know what you think!!

Kevin and Angie’s Wedding


Kevin and Angie’s wedding was at a venue between a corn field and railroad tracks and next to cylos. Can we say a photographers dream place?!? Angie also did a fabulous job getting the inside of the venue decorated. I loved all the detail lighting around the room. My dad and I had a blast shooting this wedding!

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See what I mean about cool lighting!
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Dad’s shot of one of the center pieces:
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My best sun flare picture I’ve taken:
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Gotta love tractors, dad’s shot:
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Kevin’s such a good sport holding his bride’s bouquet 🙂 Dad’s shot:
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My favorite of the day:
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Angie’s request 🙂
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Dad’s shot by the corn field:
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Dad’s shot of the men in the soy bean field:
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Angie is so beautiful!
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I love the lighting under the cake! What a cool idea:
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I couldn’t decide which of the next two I liked better, so I put both:
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Angie has such an expressive face. Makes for great pictures!
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We snuck out of the reception for some sunset pictures:
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Dad’s shot:
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This is the school that Angie went to for kindergarten and first grade before it closed down. It burned in July of this year. Dad’s shot:
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If you are a blog reader, you know I love my ring shots. This one my dad took:
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If you like what you see, please leave a comment!

Geena’s realtor pictures


This is my first job I’ve done since I’ve been in North Carolina and its my first time taking pictures for a realtor. Check out her new website. We went to a pretty little park on Lake Norman to get these pictures.

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Here are a couple pictures I snapped of Lake Norman while we were there:
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