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Night Shoot

This was my first night shoot in this setting without street lights nearby.

I have done night shoots when we had a bit of lamp light, but never this dark.

So it was a bit tricky for me, but we got a few cool shots.

Can’t wait to try another!

Thank you to my awesome model,

Phil, Senior, Class of 2015, Grace Academy.


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  • Siobhan - September 16, 2014 - 6:38 am

    This is lovely Carol! Well done! Night portraits are something I have been trying too!ReplyCancel

    • Caroljean - September 16, 2014 - 5:38 pm

      Thank you, Siobhan! I really enjoyed it! I love the different looks you can get.ReplyCancel

Senior, Class of 2015: Morgan Mettendorf

Grace Baptist Academy

What can I say about this awesome Senior?

First of all, I will say that I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to meet and photograph this young lady.

Morgan has a classy sort of sweetness that exudes calmness and care.

She is happy to take charge when needed, but is also happy to follow the lead whenever needed.

Such a gentle but strong spirit will take her far in life.

She has the focus, conscientiousness, and determination to keep her head under many circumstances.

I will be looking forward to hearing more about the bright future of Morgan, as she attends college in the fall of 2015.

We had a bunch of fun shooting in this lovely wildflower field! Thanks to her mom for securing this location!

I loved shooting at sunset with the golden glow from the beautiful light! Hope you enjoy the images!

Morgan’s favorite Bible verse sums up her outlook on life:

“Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she smiles at the future,” Proverbs 31:25

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  • Marlaina - August 10, 2014 - 11:59 pm

    Thank you Carol for these beautiful photographs! They are a treasure! <3ReplyCancel

  • Angela Conry - August 31, 2014 - 6:55 am

    where were these taken?ReplyCancel

Summertime Styled Mini-Session

Like most people, sometimes photographers want to try something different…just for fun!

And that is the story behind the following images I am sharing today.

We created this vintage style All-American look in two whole days…yeah, kind of last minute.

Crazy, I know, because I am usually a big planner…but when the internal need to create kicks in, you just have to go with it!

My lovely (Senior 2015) friend/babysitter/wonderful person, Morgan, helped me create the look and volunteered to model.

She was perfect! And she was a REAL trooper, because it ended up being the hottest day of the year!

So, I must give a huge shout-out and thank you to Morgan! Please give her a round of applause when you see her ;).

And I must thank her awesome mom who helped in all aspects as this photographer’s personal assistant…wink, wink!

Summer is just like that, folks…full of last minute, old-fashioned, All-American fun!

Don’t forget Morgan’s applause can be added in the comments too!:)

(Take a few second to watch the short video clip down below).

Summer Senior Spotlight

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  • Marlaina Mettendorf - August 4, 2014 - 12:59 am

    So much fun!!! :) ReplyCancel

  It’s Cool in the Garden

It may be summertime hot and humid right now, but I am hoping you can feel the coolness of the spring air

and smell the sweet peonies we picked for this spring senior session.

A green wall of ivy and blue relections from a lake made perfect backdrops for this portion

of our session with the lovely Sara, Class of 2015, of East Hamilton High.

You can see the first portion of Sara’s senior session by clicking here.

(I gotta warn you, she looks amazing with sunflowers, too!)

Enjoy and stay cool!

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 Hope you enjoy this little 30 second video below I made just for fun!

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