April 2, 2014

3 WONDERFUL YEARS! We are so excited to announce JVE turned 3 today! Since we get the gift of celebrating so many happy memories with you guys, we want to give back. All portrait sessions are 50% off.  Contact us this week-next Wednesday (because it’s obviously our birthday week), and schedule your spring, summer, or […]

February 5, 2014

While reading an article on Rock’n Roll Bride yesterday titled “What I wish I’d Known When I Started My Business,” I started to form my own list in my head. I decided to post some of it below. My Beginnings In 2009, in the midst of the economy collapsing around us, unemployment knocked me off […]

October 7, 2013

We are so excited to be getting this rolling! If you are available, sign up! All courses will be located in Muncie, IN Beginners Workshop – $50 November 6th & 7th – 6:30 pm 6th – Getting Your Camera in Manual We’ll go over the basic elements of how to create a better photo in […]

August 16, 2013

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Almost every weekend from the end of April to the End of October I shoot a wedding. I hold my camera to my face, sometimes with tear filled eyes, and I watch the most important day of a couple’s life in a 1×1″ window. Sometimes I look back to this day, 5 years ago, and […]

August 1, 2013

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356 days after our first family vacation, we had our second vacation as a family of three. With our busy schedules, it’s been hard to find free time- but we did it! This year we spent 4 days in Tennessee with my in-laws. It was way too short but it was worth the drive to […]

July 25, 2013

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Most of you know that Steve, my husband, is my second shooter.  The reason some of you don’t know he’s my second shooter is because he humbly gives me all the credit. Well, I don’t deserve all of the credit, because he is the biggest reason my business is where it’s at today. Before my […]

July 18, 2013

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If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been blogging more. I’ve listened to a few people (fellow photographers & Brides) and wanted to get much more out of my blog.  I’m going to be posting 4-5 posts a week. In light of a new year for me (my birthday was this past Friday), I’m setting new goals. […]

February 1, 2013

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Christmas arrived and my first niece was born (conveniently) 13 days before.  My son had been the only grandchild on both sides for the past two years.  When my sister found out she was having Hayden, we were all beyond excited that we were finally having a little girl in the family.  I can finally […]

January 17, 2013

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So here’s the deal… I really like lists. I have at least 4 different lists on my iphone, a “to-do” list on my laptop (that I continue to avoid), and a few more in some notepads which I frequently use to doodle. I’ve continued to try to make myself a “writer”.  For years I’ve written […]

January 16, 2013

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The winter is pretty slow for us, so that leaves us with more time to do fun things like this. The downfall is it is 20 degrees outside.  Watery eyes, red noses, and frozen fingers left us with about 15 minutes for an actual shoot.  We just like to play around and sometimes we have […]