Photographing an Eastern Screech Owl

Eastern Screech Owl at Sunset

This is probably the most photographed owl in Indiana, yet I can’t help but take a picture of her every time I enter the woods. As a local, she feels like an old friend to me after a couple years. When I get lucky and she’s perched in her usual spot, I can’t help but…

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My Favorite Image of 2021

Bull elk crosses the Snake River through the fog.

As I look back on 2021, I am overwhelmed with gratitude. I got to meet so many new people and help them capture special moments: senior photos, my first wedding, soccer, family sessions, and businesses. Additionally, I was able to explore two National Parks.  We ventured as a family to the Great Smoky Mountains in…

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Photographing Wolf Park

Portrait of wolf at Wolf Park in Indiana

Capturing Sponsor Smith IPM’s Visit This month I had the privilege of photographing sponsor Smith IPM’s visit to Wolf Park. When owner Jeromy Smith contacted me, I knew it would be an exciting opportunity for me – wildlife and people! Not to mention a beautiful grey wolf and two red foxes! Jeromy and his company,…

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Finally a Bull Moose

I fell in love with moose about ten years ago. We were on our annual trip to Rocky Mountain National Park with our 5 kiddos, and like usual, lots of questions were coming from the back of the van: ⠀⠀  “Mom, will we see a moose?” “No, moose are on the other side of the…

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What’s Hard about Family Photos?

Family of 6 poses along a brick wall downtown for a photo

I have a question. What’s the hardest thing about getting a family photo taken? Cost? Outfits? Time? Not important? I’d love to know honest, real answers. For me, it was always cost when my kids were little, and we were either grad students, small business owners, or both! Now, it is time and getting everyone…

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Winter Lessons Collection

Snow-covered trees at the Celery Bog Nature Area in West Lafayette, Indiana

Winter Lessons Collection on Sale Now! This winter has shown me just how fruitful it is to investigate and document the beauty of my hometown’s seasons. In honor of that, I’ve put together a collection of 10 images called “Winter Lessons.” Prints from this collection will be on sale until March 1. They are offered…

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