Lingyi’s Purdue Grad Session

Celebrating a PhD with a Photo Session I remember when my husband Dan got his PhD at Purdue – it was a BIG deal! So much hard work and so many hoops to jump through! Our kids were little at the time and he was starting a new business, so we really had to rally.…

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3 Quick Tips for Photographing a Vacation Rental

living room of a historic home in Lafayette, IN

The Charming Weygold House I had a chance to photograph a charming historic home in Downtown Lafayette two weekends ago! I loved trying my hand at a new genre of photography and have always loved real estate and interior design, so this was a treat. And wow, this house did not disappoint.  The Weygold House…

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5 Tips for Running a Successful Business

camera on the counter

Lessons from My Dad, Jon Lutz I grew up in a small town right next to a funeral home – just a blacktop driveway between us. If I peered out my curtains, I could see the front porch from my bedroom window and the Batesville casket truck pulling up out back. It was a different…

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Combining a Senior Shoot with Family Photos

family of 6 poses for a photo

The Vandenbergs I had so much fun photographing the Vandenberg family! Their senior Kayla wanted a session with me, but it had also been a while since they had family photos . . . so we combined the two! Kayla is a volunteer at Prophetstown State Park, so we designed their session around that special…

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My Process: From Inquiry to Reveal!

Mom and two daughters pose at the Celery Bog for photos

What’s a photo session with me like? Wonder what the process is like from inquiry to reveal? Well, grab a cup of tea and let me share with you for a few minutes!  First, the process has changed a little bit since I first started. In March, I redesigned my business to give my clients…

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8 Tips for Designing your Senior Portraits

High School Senior poses for her senior shoot

Jenny’s Senior Shoot I love collaborating with seniors, and that was certainly the case with Jenny.  Jenny scheduled her senior photos with me, and then during her virtual consultation we designed a session that she had been dreaming about. She knew what she wanted and what she didn’t want, but she also left room for…

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