About Face Pictures: Blog http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog en-us (C) About Face Pictures lorrie@aboutfacepictures.com (About Face Pictures) Wed, 03 May 2017 15:40:00 GMT Wed, 03 May 2017 15:40:00 GMT http://aboutfacepictures.com/img/s11/v29/u320232726-o206227769-50.jpg About Face Pictures: Blog http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog 90 120 Summer Mini Sessions! http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2017/5/summer-mini-sessions

I am offering one day of summer mini sessions only. Sessions have already started to book and I expect them to go fast. This year my summer mini sessions are at Oliver Winery on Sunday, June 18th beginning at 5pm. Yes, I realize that this is Father's Day, but it's my only available Sunday in June or July. 

Mini sessions are super affordable at only $99 and include 8 digital images. I always produce more, but I guarantee that you will receive 8. Clients will be sent an online gallery link to view their session and will choose which 8 images they would like to receive in their session fee. If you wish to purchase more than the 8 images you will be able to do so at at discounted rate! Don't hold out, my next mini session day will be in the fall and most likely will book within 48 hours. To book your session now, click here!

Questions? Contact Lorrie and ask!

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lorrie@aboutfacepictures.com (About Face Pictures) About Face Pictures Martinsville, Indiana Morgan County Oliver Winery photography summer mini sessions http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2017/5/summer-mini-sessions Wed, 03 May 2017 15:40:27 GMT
Ksenak Maternity http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2017/2/ksenak-maternity

 

I am so excited for Jarrett and Whitney to welcome their daughter, Sydney Rae, is in April! Whitney is an absolutely beautiful momma-to-be and was so fun during her maternity session. She was completely open to anything that I wanted to do and had some great ideas herself. Check out this video to see how gorgeous their session was! Contact About Face Pictures today to book your maternity session!

 

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lorrie@aboutfacepictures.com (About Face Pictures) About Face Pictures Martinsville, Indiana Morgan County Morgan County, Indiana Photography birth family martinsville, indiana maternity newborn photography studio http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2017/2/ksenak-maternity Sat, 11 Feb 2017 20:24:57 GMT
Bexley is TWO! http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2017/2/bexley-is-two  Bexley is TWO!

Bexley has been to the studio numerous times and she's so much fun! For just being two she's smart, sassy and full funny faces. Here's a video of her session and you can see so much of her personality. I always enjoy working with her and her parents.

Contact About Face Pictures today to schedule your child's Happy Birthday session!

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lorrie@aboutfacepictures.com (About Face Pictures) About Face Pictures Happy Birthday Martinsville, IN Morgan County Photography child preschool toddler video http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2017/2/bexley-is-two Wed, 08 Feb 2017 00:11:47 GMT
Santa is coming to About Face Pictures! http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2016/11/santa-is-coming-to-about-face-pictures Santa is coming to About Face Pictures on December 10th from 11am-1pm only! We are so excited. This was a huge event last year and went wonderful. There is no reason to drive any further than downtown Martinsville to see Santa. There will be special pricing for this event only:

1 4x6 for $5

1 5x7 for $10

1 8x10 for $15 

or a digital download with print release for $25

To make your visit as smooth as possible, you may prepay at https://form.jotform.com/aboutfacepictures/santa-is-coming.  This is a walk-in event and all you need to do is show up between 11am and 1pm on December 10th! We are so very excited that Santa could join us again this year! There will also be free cookies!!!!

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lorrie@aboutfacepictures.com (About Face Pictures) About Face Pictures Cookie Stroll Martinsville, Indiana Morgan County Santa Santa Claus photography studio visit Santa http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2016/11/santa-is-coming-to-about-face-pictures Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:57:04 GMT
Fall Mini Sessions Now Available! http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2016/7/fall-mini-sessions-now-available Family photography fall photography Appleworks Martinsville IndianaFamily photography fall photography Appleworks Martinsville Indiana

Hello, All! I'm excited to annouce fall mini session dates! After several inquiries I have set up sessions at The Apple Works, Anderson Orchard, Burkhart Creek County Park and Spring Mill State Park. These sessions are only $75! Each session is 25 minutes long and includes 10 digital images via an online gallery and a print release. This allows you to print your images at any time, from any where and as many times as you'd like. This is a great opportunity to grab some family portraits at a deep discount. Plus they'll be back in time for Christmas cards. Do not hesitate as there are only 4 sessions available at each location. If there is inclement weather all sessions will be rescheduled at the earliest possible date. Book Now!

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lorrie@aboutfacepictures.com (About Face Pictures) About Face Pictures Anderson Orchard Burkhart Creek County Park Family Photography Martinsville, Indiana Morgan County Morgan County, Indiana Spring Mill State Park The Apple Works photography studio http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2016/7/fall-mini-sessions-now-available Sun, 24 Jul 2016 21:18:14 GMT
Birth Photography http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2016/3/birth-photography Birth Photography, Southern Indiana, Martinsville, Bloomington, Newborn, About Face Pictures ​Birth Photography

​Something that I have been interested in for quite some time was birth photography. Birth Photography is a relatively new idea and many photographers have not branched into this area yet. It was something I wasn't even sure that I wanted to do yet. With optimism I contacted Ashley and asked if she and her husband, Kevin, would mind if I photographed the birth of their daughter. I told them to take their time, think it through and I would 100% understand if the answer was no. Ashley and Kevin talked it over and decided yes! I was super excited and anxious as I'm still working a full-time job and really wanted to be there for this amazing experience. Ashley and I remained in contact pretty regularly and thankfully I was able to be there. Although Addison was delivered via c-section I was able to photograph some of Ashley's labor. I knew then that I wanted to try again and to document such an beautiful occasion. Pictured above is Ashley kissing her 2 year-old son, Josiah, goodbye as she prepared to deliver Addison. For now, it's the only picture that I will share as I want to go through the rest of the gallery with Ashley and Kevin to be sure that they both approve of the images. There are so many amazing images that I cannot wait to share more! Once the gallery has been gone through and they have given permission, I will share it in full.

For now, I'm looking for another couple to share this experience with. If you, or someone you know, is pregnant and due within the next few months, please feel free to contact me to discuss the experience. For the limited time, I am offering this session (experience) to 2 couples. There will be no cost incurred as I'm working to build my portfolio and you will receive all of your images via an online gallery with a print release. Please share this post and help me to find those lucky two couples. Delivery needs to be in either Monroe or Morgan Counties. 

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lorrie@aboutfacepictures.com (About Face Pictures) About Face Pictures IU Health Martinsville, Indiana Monroe County Morgan County Newborn Photography Southern Indiana birth photography http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2016/3/birth-photography Wed, 09 Mar 2016 22:46:52 GMT
Introducing Miss Addison http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2016/2/introducing-miss-addison newborn photography, martinsville indiana, about face pictures, baby, precious Welcome, Addison Rae!

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of snuggling Miss Addison. At just 17 days new, she came into the world on her own terms and her newborn session was definitely on her own terms, too. Addison was welcomed into the world by 3-year-old brother, Josiah, who was very excited about his baby sister. Not only did I have the pleasure of photographing Addison over the weekend, I was at the hospital when she was born. I had asked mom (Ashley) and dad (Kevin) if I could photograph Addison's birth and both willingly agreed. Although I wasn't able to be in the room when Addison was born due to her being delivered via c-section at a whopping 9lbs 15oz it was an amazing experience and one I cannot wait to repeat. Over the next few weeks I hope to post some of photographs from Ashley's labor, pending mom's approval of course!

Please contact me today to ask about your scheduling your newborn session! 

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lorrie@aboutfacepictures.com (About Face Pictures) About Face Pictures Martinsville, Indiana Morgan County Morgan County, Indiana Newborn photography photography studio http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2016/2/introducing-miss-addison Tue, 01 Mar 2016 02:04:57 GMT
Maya is 6 months old! http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2016/2/maya-is-6-months-old 6 month photography grow with me6 month photography grow with me Maya is 6 months old! I first me this sweet girl in December when her mom and brother came in to the studio to take advantage of a Christmas mini session that i was offering. Maya has one of the best depositions that I have seen in a long time. She's such a happy baby and full of smiles. I loved her session and it was too easy because she was so cooperative. I cannot wait to do her 9 month session in a few months! Happy 6 months,  Maya!

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lorrie@aboutfacepictures.com (About Face Pictures) About Face Pictures Grow With Me Martinsville, Indiana Maya is 6 months Morgan County photography studio http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2016/2/maya-is-6-months-old Wed, 03 Feb 2016 22:03:10 GMT
Happy Birthday, Bexley! http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2016/1/happy-birthday-bexley happy birthday first birthday smash cake photographyhappy birthday first birthday smash cake photography

Miss Bexley is ONE!

Bexley was in the studio again, but this time to celebrate her 1st birthday! She's bee in a few times; 9 months, family pictures and to see Santa, but I was super excited when her mom, Christian, contacted me asking to help her celebrate her birthday by doing a Smash Cake Session! If you aren't familiar with Smash Cake Sessions they are so fun! We spend a few minutes just capturing images of turning one and that huge milestone! Bexley started walking recently so we were sure to get her standing and she loves to wave and say, "Hi!" 

​Next the fun stuff. We sat her down and gave her, her very own small cake! She was so excited! It was a little bit of a rough start to the morning because the cake her mom had ordered fell through, but dad, Justin, rushed to the grocery store and came back with one! Bexley truly enjoyed her cake and we grabbed some great pictures. At one point she picked it up and started taking bites! You never know how a baby will react to a Smash Cake Session: some will smash it, some will barely touch it, some won't touch it at all, and then some cry unfortunately. It's so awesome when they dig right in and love their cake! 

Thanks Christian and Justin for continuing to bring Bexley into the studio! She's so cute and funny. I love watching babies grow and capturing your their special moments! Happy Birthday, Miss Bexley! I hope you have a great party next month. 

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lorrie@aboutfacepictures.com (About Face Pictures) About Face Pictures Bexley is One Happy Birthday Martinsville, Indiana Morgan County, Indiana Smash Cake Session photography http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2016/1/happy-birthday-bexley Sun, 24 Jan 2016 17:28:25 GMT
Nick and Kristin are engaged! http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2016/1/nick-and-kristin-are-engaged engagement session Appleworks Martinsville Indiana fall session photographyengagement session Appleworks Martinsville Indiana fall session photography engagement session Appleworks Martinsville Indiana fall session photographyengagement session Appleworks Martinsville Indiana fall session photography engagement session Appleworks Martinsville Indiana fall session photographyengagement session Appleworks Martinsville Indiana fall session photography engagement session Appleworks Martinsville Indiana fall session photographyengagement session Appleworks Martinsville Indiana fall session photography

 

Kristin and Nick are engaged!

​What a fun Sunday morning this shoot was at beautiful Apple Works in Trafalgar. During the Fall Foliage Festival I had raffled off a free session and my lucky winner was Sue Padgett! Sue and her husband, Rex, were interested in doing a family session since Sue's daughter, Ashley, and her family would be in from Florida. They picked Apple Works and it was stunning! The night before the session Sue called me to tell me that Nick was intending on asking her daughter, Kristin, to marry him at the end of the session. We had a great time exploring while there and I had a lot of fun with Rex and Sue's grandson's, Colton and Ashtin. No one was aware of Nick's plans except for Sue, Rex, Nick and myself so it was truly a surprise to everyone! 

​When we were wrapping up Nick finally decided on where he wanted to make this happen and Kristin was shocked! She did not have any idea. Nick revealed that he had already spoken to her father and gained his approval and had been driving around with her ring in his trunk for a while. While there we grabbed a few shots of just the two of them. 

In December Kristin and Sue came in and talked to me about photographing their October wedding at Mallow Run Winery. It's going to be a beautiful affair with the bridesmaids dressed in plum and will take place at sunset. Kristin's dress is stunning and will set the tone for the entire ceremony. It's going to be amazing! Congratulations Nick and Kristin and I am so excited to work with you in February to capture your gorgeous engagement pictures in the snow! 

 

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lorrie@aboutfacepictures.com (About Face Pictures) About Face Pictures Apple Works Indiana Kristin and Nick Martinsville Morgan County engagement photography studio weddings http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2016/1/nick-and-kristin-are-engaged Fri, 22 Jan 2016 22:47:33 GMT
Why Purchasing Prints is so Important? http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2016/1/why-purchasing-prints-is-so-important Over and over I am asked, "Will you just give me a copy of the images on a disc?" The answer is no, but what I will do is sell you photography prints because I want to see your images come to life and hand you a product that you can hang on your wall and enjoy for years to come.
 

Years ago, before digital photography was popular, people went to the photography studio, had pictures taken and then came back to view proofs so they could pick and choose which images they wanted to order. There was no disc or digital images.  Look around you, are the pictures on your walls recent? Or are they on a disc in a drawer somewhere? 
 

Digital photography is amazing and has done so much for the world of photography. I love my camera and all of the amazing things that programs like Photoshop can create, but I still love holding my art in my hands and watching a client get emotional and tears come to their eyes because they are holding something precious to them. They know at that moment, that it was worth ordering a print, gallery wrap, etc.
 

My fear is that if we keep handing clients discs with their images on them they won't be printed like they are intended to be.  Clients often say, "Well, I can go to Walmart, CVS, etc. and get it printed at a much cheaper price." Or, "It's just a piece of paper, why are you charging so much?" Yes, you can absolutely get it printed somewhere else cheaper, but places such as Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens do not use the highest quality ink or paper that a professional lab does. Also, it's not "just a piece of paper" it's your loved one's picture and the photographer spent hours editing it to be perfect.  
 

Quality is not something that I am willing to compromise on. My promise to my clients is to use the highest quality products so that you can look back years later and smile and know that it was worth the extra price because your image is still in tact and looks amazing!  The lab that I use only prints on archival paper. How sad would you be when you're in your 70's or 80's and your images are ruined because you had them printed on cheap paper using cheap ink? Or what if the unthinkable happened and your loved one died? My lab guarantees images for 100+ years!
 

Another comment that I often hear is, "Well, I meant to get them printed and I will, but I just haven't had time to get it done." This is becoming more and more common it seems. Life is busy and messy and gets in the way at times and prevents us from doing all of the little tasks. It's easy to keep saying, "I'll take care of it tomorrow." Then tomorrow comes and you're faced with something else so it just keeps getting put off and the next thing you know, it's been a year and those pictures are out-of-date and still in your desk drawer.  If in the end you want images on a disc, yes, I will sell them to you because customer service is my top priority, but I will recommend that you use a great lab similar to mine.
 

When you are comparing photographers and wondering which one to choose, please keep these things in mind. Why spend a bunch of money and time putting together outfits and then not use a professional photography studio?  It's important to capture life's precious moments, but it's just as important to ensure that they are displayed for others to enjoy as well. I am more than happy to help you figure out what you need and how to work with your budget. Payment plans are an option as well. I offer them interest free and you can take your time paying. There isn't a price that's too much to put on quality and memories in my opinion. After all, you're leaving part of your legacy behind for your family to enjoy for many years to come!
 


 

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lorrie@aboutfacepictures.com (About Face Pictures) About Face Pictures Martinsville, Indiana Morgan County Photography Pictures Studio Why purchasing prints is so important http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2016/1/why-purchasing-prints-is-so-important Tue, 19 Jan 2016 20:14:58 GMT
The Studio is Open http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2015/10/test

Hello! The studio is officially open! Since I am often shooting on location it can be very difficult to catch me at the studio. Please feel free to contact me via email, on Facebook or on Instagram. Also, I check my messages at the studio every day. I will return your call as soon as possible. Martinsville has been a very welcoming city and the Fall Foliage Festival was a great way for me to introduce myself to the community. Please check out the current events and specials page as I often post monthly specials there. I appreciate you stopping by and hope you'll check back often. Check out these cuties who were among the first to visit the studio!

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Studio coming soon! http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2015/9/studio-coming-soon About Face Pictures is excited to announce that on October 1, 2015 we will be located at 88 E. Morgan St. in Martinsville! We will be downtown on the square. Please feel free to stop in and join in our excitement! Also, during the Fall Foliage Festival in Martinsville we will be open for clients to come by and take advantage of our special: If you book and pay your deposit during the festival you will receive 20% off of your session fee! Also, don't forget Customer Appreciation Night; from 6-9pm we will be having a drawing for a free session that includes 2 digital downloads!
 

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lorrie@aboutfacepictures.com (About Face Pictures) http://aboutfacepictures.com/blog/2015/9/studio-coming-soon Tue, 22 Sep 2015 14:35:08 GMT