Friday, October 31, 2008


Halloween festivities are almost over in Sheridan! We had a great turnout on Oct. 25th with tons of kids coming to the studio during Halloween on Main Street! We went through a TON of candy! My son and daughter helped with the handing out the candy and I'm sure just a "few" pieces ended up in there own mouth. Last night was the traditional trick-or-treat around town with more kids running around pumped up on sugar. Even though tonight is Halloween there is a Sheridan football game in Lafayette for the state sectional semi-finals so the town will be empty (hence, trick-or-treating last night!). We wish the Blackhawks good luck!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Speaking at 4H...

Thanks to Beth with one of the 4H groups here in Hamilton County for inviting me to speak to the kids on Nov 7 at the Hamilton County 4H Fairgrounds on photography! We look forward to putting on a nice program for the kids and will be working over the next week to pull a program together tailored just for them! (Photo from a senior shoot with Cody, a 4H and FFA member)

Now taking your Plastic!

We are back up and running with a new credit card processor that's way better than before. It was a pain to be without for a couple weeks but I couldn't take the old company any longer. So anyway... we can now process your cards again! MasterCard, Visa, Discover credit and debit plus ATM cards from Star, Pulse Pay, NYCE, Accel, Interlink, Maestro, AFFN, Credit Union 24, Alaska Option, N and Shazam networks.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Shooting Halloween on Main Street...

Halloween on Main Street is coming up this Saturday, Oct. 25th! Businesses will be open, games will be played and cooking contests will be happening! We will be open and passing out candy to the Trick-or-Treaters that stop by. We have also been asked by the Adams Township Trustees Office to shoot some of the happenings so we will be around with our cameras! Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Canvas Wraps now available!

We are now offering some of the coolest prints in our studios. Gallery wraps are canvas wrapped over wood frames and the edges can be exposed on all 4 sides. They are a completely different look for your portraits or fine art photos...and very cool! We have some hanging in our gallery on Main St. and invite you stop by and take a look!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Brent...Football Tradition...

Here is a sneak peak at Brent, son of Perry and Cheri, grandson of THE Coach and another member of the Blackhawks who is the owner of three State Championship rings. Brent came in the day after the Hawks beat Rensselear 42-7 with Brent contributing a touchdown and his brother Tyler (also in one of the photos here) adding one also. And with Lea, Brent's girlfriend (alright, she was ambushed and forced into it but did it with a smile anyway.) We had a short period of time to get the shots in but we got it all done and got some great photographs out of it!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Carltons Sneak Peek....

Number 16. Another formidable presence for the State Champion Blackhawks...Here is a sneak peek of Carlton from our Senior Photo shoot a week ago...

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Thanks to MOPS...

Special thanks to Kim DeVaney and the ladies in the Mothers of PreSchoolers (MOPS) group at the Sheridan United Methodist Church for inviting me to speak to the group about taking better photos of children! We had a nice discussion for an hour this morning on some things to watch for and tips for better photos. Stop by and visit us at the studio anytime to find out how easy and low-cost it is to get a family portrait for Christmas this year!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Meet Mindy...

Mindy drove all the way up from Connersville to have her shoot with me and we had a great time. She took time out of her school schedule and came up during the week and luckily the weather was nice. She is interested in becoming a model and I think she can capitalize on her urban look! As you can see in one of the photos, our studio mascot Tucson, liked to sit with her and he howled and howled when we left the studio to go up on the roof of the building to shoot. We could hear him down below!

Monday, October 6, 2008


Homecoming for Sheridan High School has come and gone over the weekend. What a week it was for the kids, the town and the alumni. We have lots of photos posted in a special gallery on our website under the Sheridan links. The Blackhawks trounced Tipton 48-6 on a slightly chilly night that was perfect football. A new Homecoming Queen was chosen from a court of beautiful young ladies. A parade wound it's way through the town on a beautiful sunny day.

To top it off, it was the weekend for the annual Harvest Moon Festival! We even had a display set up in the Pavillion with photos and information. And it looked like the kids and the whole town enjoyed all the events!

The Hawks have two more regular season games and then it's on to the quest for the 4th State Championship ring in a row!!


Thursday, October 2, 2008

Thanks to the Sheridan Historical Society...

We have some fun news at the studio today because our neighbors across the street at the Sheridan Historical Society loaned me many old photographs from Sheridan and the surrounding area! They were coming across a lot of old photos that include tintypes dating to the Civil War that they could not use at the moment so they thought of me. It's very interesting to see the names of old studio photographers from Sheridan dating to the 1800's on some of these shots. The Society is also loaning a display case for the next couple years so I can use it as I see fit. I plan on cataloging the photographs and albums and then putting them on display in the gallery of our studio. As a person who loves history and photography this is a lot of fun for me to go through these items and peer into the past. The photo I posted is a shot I took of the Boxley Cabin located in Veterans Park just 2 blocks from our studio. It is one of two buildings on the National Register of Historic Places in town. Part of our Main St. downtown, including where our studio is located, is also a Historic District.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Support your local Sheriff....

Thanks to Sheriff Doug Carter and the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office for hiring me for the patrol division photo project. We had a beautiful morning and a great turnout with shiny cars and pressed uniforms. Special thanks to third shift patrol who had to stay awake a little longer after their shift ended. Also thanks to Captain Murray and Major Bowen for coordination and cooperation. This is a great agency with a great group of men and women dedicated to the community. Be safe everybody!