And then the fun begins!

Thursday, August 13, 2009 | |

These next photos are my favorite and I will be updating this post as I edit the pics! So keep checking...I have a lot of favorites! 

P.s. Nick and Erin are adorable! Did I already say that? Doesn't matter...I'll say it again! 

So Far...

Wednesday, August 12, 2009 | |

So in case you didn't know...I was out of the country ALL summer (3 months to be exact) in Nicaragua. I have never missed a piece of metal as much as I did my camera all summer. But through some emails and a few connections, I landed myself a little engagement session with my good friend Nick Frey from High School and his fiancee Erin Wiley.

THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY ADORABLE! With some bad weather on our original set date and a quickly setting sun....we got some of the most surprisingly great pics! Nick and Erin are so cute together and head over heels for each other. I think they sometimes forgot I was in front of them taking pics...haha.

But this first post is some pics worthy for that good ole' newspaper announcement! Enjoy!


Monday, April 20, 2009 | |

I have many musically talented friends and James Green (future up and coming rap star) needed a few pics for his mixtape. Luckily I have a photography project for school due as convenient! But here are a few of my favorites that I also turned in for class! Enjoy, and you better watch out for this kid. I am pretty certain he will be famous some day! 

This is one of my favorites from the day! 

New Album Cover?

Thursday, April 2, 2009 | |

I had a portrait assignment this week and decided to embark on a local artist and friend Lauren Eash. Her voice is beautiful and so are her pictures. I liked photographing her but realized I need to work on coaching models. I never knew what to tell her! This shoot deemed awesome but it also showed me what I need to work on! 
A+ to learning! 

Also...I leave for Nicaragua in 3 and a half weeks....I am going to miss these posts....
but you can see what I'm up to on my other blog...the link is on the left! 

Also visit Lauren's myspace....she will be famous someday. And I took her first professional shots! :) 

March 20th, 2009 - A day I will never forget...

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 | |

So in case you didn't know, I just got engaged and I couldn't be happier! I had a lot of assignments on that amazing weekend so I thought that I would include this special moment in them. I hope you enjoy the following pictures as much as I do! 

"I'm in love. I'm in love and I don't care who knows it!"



Friday, March 20, 2009 | |

Well, school is running out and I have projects seeping out of my pores! 

By the way, I leave for another country in about 5 weeks! AAHHHH!! I will have photography denial. 

But here are some collages that I've done for some recent projects! 
P.s.- SST blog coming soon! 

also, if you want to see what I've been up to...visit this blog as well: 


Monday, February 9, 2009 | |

Our latest photo assignment has been to capture an image that is sacred. Now this word has a lot of different meanings but while I sat pondering the word myself, I came to the conclusion that the ability to love others is sacred. The level of intimacy you can share with another person is so special and sacred that I had to follow this vision. And I played around with one of my practice's the one on the bottom. I hope you enjoy :) P.s. they look a little different on this site than they should...

Tap Tap...

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....goes the little finger on the fish-bowl....

I got a new fish-eye lens and have enjoyed the fish-eye view very much! here are some pictures that made me laugh! I hope you can laugh too! or just like them in general :)

X-box Continuum

Monday, January 26, 2009 | |

The following set of pictures is my latest Adv. Photo Assignment. The topic was a "New aspect of the new semester." This semester I stepped into the world of the x-box 360. I also decided to branch out of my normal style with abnormal sizes, random crops, long titles, and slightly blurred faces instead of crisp and clean. It was a good learning experience and I can't wait to experiment with more ideas.

It's kind of like when you are little and want to stay up and read your favorite book under the covers with a flashlight.

And then you grow older and actually spend late nights reading with you favorite cup of tea in hand.

Then finally the question becomes: Who's controlling who now?

P.S.- keep a look out for my fisheye experiments...I CAN'T WAIT!

Friday, January 16, 2009 | |

You like slideshows? Well here's one of my recent pictures and projects!

You like how that looks? Well here is one with The Great Escape- my boyfriends rock band located in Goshen, IN. Visit their site at
I'm sure they were appreciate the support!

A Biography

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The following biography is from a site that I made for my Web Design class....if you'd like to visit the rest of the site, follow this link

I think it is fair to say that I haven’t had the most interesting life and if you feel like my pictures would be more entertaining than a long story about yours truly, you can look at those only. It’s up to you. ☺

But I will start from the beginning. I was born at 7:15 in the morning on November 13, 1987 in Lafayette, Indiana. It was Friday the 13th to be exact and probably explains some of my weird tendencies today. But I grew up like any other kid, playing in the sandbox with a puppy that I was terrified of, running from the camera until I was like six because I was terrified of it also, and dancing the night away in my room by myself to New Kids on the Block.

Then I turned eight, and the opportunity to dive into sports was at my fingertips, literally. I started the swim team and the volleyball team at that time and my life changed forever, literally. From then on I was a three sport athlete for ten years; swimming, volleyball, and track. Swimming became my strong suit, winning the High School Sectional title four years in a row, swimming at the State meet was a usual occasion, and I received Swimmer of the Year my senior year. Volleyball turned out positively as well, making the Varsity Squad as a sophomore middle hitter and received the most kills on the team each year. And then my senior year I received the highest honor of “Female Athlete of the Year” in three counties.

On top of all these sports I was highly involved in Sunshine Society, Athenian Corps, National Honor Society, Spanish Club, FCA, Choir, PRIDE Youth Programs, four musical productions, and one play. I was a busy bee you could say and I wouldn’t have changed any of it for the world. I learned so much about hard work and dedication in High School and that I can only make it through with God’s strength. High School was an experience of a lifetime and I don’t really want to go back. ☺

Then came the decision of where to get a college degree and I was very unsure until I came across Goshen College.

I developed a deep interest in the volleyball program and found myself signing a little piece of paper. I signed to play volleyball at Goshen College and was about to embark on a whole new adventure. My next step was finding a major.

So I did what any other undecided college student would do, I flipped through the course catalog and picked one from the list. I came across the Physical Education Department and found an interest in the tumbling and dancing classes. It was like a dream major, full of every kind of class I could have ever imagined. The classes were like every practice I had ever experienced in the last ten years. So I got on board in the Physical Education department that very next year and started slamming volleyballs down on a whole new kind of court. A year and a half passed, and I started teaching in the P.E. classroom. After the screaming children and broken teeth, I realized that P.E. wasn’t the place for me.

Then came the scariest decision of my college career, where to go next. I looked through the catalog one more time and thought back to High School, what I enjoyed, and what I wanted to learn. I came across the Communications Department and found a match. I didn’t exactly know which part of the Communications department and I still don’t know, but I am having the time of my life learning about an area that I truly enjoy. I’ve been involved with the local radio station, 91.1 The Globe, and I took my first Photo Communication class this semester of my junior year.

I’ve always enjoyed taking pictures, lots of pictures of my friends, family, and anything that moves. Granted, I was using a crappy point-and-shoot camera that barely works. And then as I sat in on the first day of Photo Communication class, it dawned on me, I loved photography more than just for fun. I want to know and learn everything about it, and I am excited to see where this passion takes me. For now, I am going to keep doing what I’m doing, love learning about this field, and see where it takes me. I’ve got all the time in the world and I can’t wait to experience it.


Saturday, January 3, 2009 | |

Here is a portrait of Lindsey Beck that I took a while back and just found. I think I have a thing for black and white :)


Friday, January 2, 2009 | |

I have currently involved myself in a magazine called JPG and the magazine consists of viewers pictures and nothing else. I am trying to get my photos in the magazine but I have to have people vote. So I need your help!!!

I Like To Edit

Wednesday, December 31, 2008 | |

Taking pictures has always been enjoyable for me, but there was one process that I discovered that took my breath away. I love going out, taking a butt-load of pictures, uploading them to my computer, picking my favorites, and then I open a new window in Photoshop and go to work. There is a whole other creativity level to discover when you put a picture in Photoshop and I love to sit at the computer for hours to see what brand-spanking-new pictures I can come up with. It's my new love. :)

These following pictures are compilations that I made for my final Photography project for class. I took multiple pictures of this scene and arranged them to make one big picture. It was a lot of fun.