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Name: Leann
Location: Chicago, Illinois, United States

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Just Back from the One Light Workshop

Have you ever had something you love to do, but wish someone could come and tell you how to do it better, prettier, and more fun?

Well, this week Zack Arias from came to Indianapolis for a 1 1/2 day intensive workshop called the "One Light Workshop", and it was honestly one of the most intensely enjoyable learning experiences I've ever had.

Here's Zack, teaching us about the physics of light:


We soaked up what he had to teach us, like sponges!


Zack sets up the lighting and shows us how to use it


The results:





I just can't wait to use my new-found lighting skillz for my clients!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Pure Fashion 2007 -- Fort Wayne IN

On Saturday May 5, I was blessed to be a part once again of Pure Fashion's spring show in Fort Wayne Indiana.

This year's show was over twice the size of last year's, and it featured speakers including Brenda Sharman, the national chair of Pure Fashion.

Here are some images from the big day...


Brenda Sharman rehearsed with the models before the show


Two future models look on during rehearsal


The show featured Ballet as well as Jazz dance performances by students at a local dance studio.


What do guys really think about all day? Now we know!

PS07 Brenda Sharman

Brenda Sharman speaks for over 600 attendees






The show ended with formal wear featuring fathers and daughters dressed to the nines!

Thanks for letting me be a part of this year's show!

Lindsey and Mike's Engagment session

Sunday evening, I visited Tipton Indiana for the first time -- it's such a cute town! I got to hang out with Lindsey and Mike who are getting married on 7/7/07 and make some really fun images with them.

Here are just a few:

Lindsey and Mike

Tipton Indiana Engagement Session

Indiana wedding engagement photography

I'm so glad I got the chance to spend a little time with you two this weekend! I can't wait for your wedding!

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Michael Kelsey in concert

Last night, I went to Beatniks Cafe for an awesome concert with Michael Kelsey, a guitarist from Lafayette IN.

"Guitarist" is putting it lightly folks, I should maybe say "guitar legend" or something a bit more descriptive because the music was absolutely unbelievable!

There's a whole slideshow here:

Michael Kelsey rocks Beatniks

Michael Kelsey sings -- a couple dances




Hair and Flare

From the back of the crowd


I picked up a couple of his CD's at the CD table, and am enjoying them so much! In fact, the music I used for the slideshow is one of the songs from his Gruvency CD. Good stuff!

Hopefully this week I'll get caught up with the images from the Pure Fashion show in Fort Wayne, so keep your eyes open for those!

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Beatnicks Coffee House

I visited Beatnik's Coffee House on Friday night and had a great time listening to Pianoman Jason and Dawg (Adam) cranking out the tunes!

Check out the slideshow here!

Beatniks - Pianoman

Beatniks - Pianoman

Beatniks - Dawg

It was just the two musicians noodling around this evening, so I can't wait to hear them with the entire band!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Pictage Partner Conference, Chicago Illinois

As my clients may know, I have recently joined forces with Pictage to provide you with the finest quality prints possible. As a result, I was invited to the Pictage Partner Conference in Chicago this past week, where I spent time learning from various industry greats as Mike Colon, Denis Reggie, David Jay, Nathan and Amber Holritz, LaCour, Jessica Claire, Kevin Swan, Fred Egan, Corey McNabb... the list goes on for pages!

I had a fantastic time, and of course brought my camera with me so that I could share a little of the flavor with you.

Mike Colon

Mike Colon, talking with Gary Fong on the cell phone

Charles and Fred

Charles Bordner and Fred Egan... doesn't Fred look like Zack Braff (from Scrubs) to you?


Autumn, who I've known for years online -- PartnerCon was the first opportunity I've had to meet her in person!

Charles Bordner

Charles Bordner

Dimitri Morozov

Dimitri Morozov, a painter/photographer from Baltimore MD

Corey McNabb & Amber Holritz

Corey McNabb chats with Amber Holritz

Of course I got to run around looking at the interesting things downtown Chicago has to offer:

Cool fountains

As an added bonus, I handed Denis Reggie my camera and he snapped a shot of me:

My portrait, made by Denis Reggie

It was a wonderful time!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Jen and Chip's Engagement Session

A few weeks ago, on what has to be the most beautiful Sunday afternoon ever, I got to spend some time with Jen and Chip on Chip's family farm in St Joe Indiana.

What a lovely setting! I drove up the driveway after being guided in by cell phone, and was greeted by Chip with a Diet Coke and a smile. Soon Jen was ready and we headed out into the lovely sunny outdoors for their engagement portraits.

Here are some previews from their session:

Engagement Portraits

Fort Wayne Engagement Photos

Outdoor country Engagement Session

St Joe Indiana Engagement

It was such fun hanging out with the two of you! I can't wait for your wedding!