Headshots with The Mediation Option, Indianapolis

Headshots with The Mediation Option, Indianapolis

Photographing headshots with the team at The Mediation Option was a blast. They’re a mediation alternative to the court system for individuals, families, and businesses, and they pride themselves on their comfortable, relaxing environment — much like your home — to resolve conflict in civil and family law matters. They also offer arbitration and parenting coordination. TMO…

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Headshots with DigitalRelevance of Indianapolis

Headshots with DigitalRelevance of Indianapolis

When I received the call to photograph headshots of the Slingshot SEO staff for their new partner company, DigitalRelvance, I jumped right into action. Being involved with SEO, marketing, and web design for so many years, it was going to be a pleasure working with them. We covered their entire staff of 60+, taking the time with…

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Photographing Integrating Women Leaders 2013

Photographing Integrating Women Leaders 2013

I recently had the privilege of photographing Integrating Woman Leaders 2013, an inspiring conference bringing together women business leaders, speakers, and mentors from all around the country. The 2013 IWL Women’s Leadership conference consisted of various speakers and facilitators for breakout sessions that discussed the challenges women face—personally and professionally—in today’s workforce. Everything from business…

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What Makes a Great Headshot?

Judy Wade of Wellpoint Inc., Indianapolis Lots of elements make for a great headshot, and it’s always a collaborative effort between subject and photographer. Photographer technique aside, though, the most important thing is how comfortable and relaxed the subject is. Whether it’s at the client’s office, or at the studio, tension in one’s demeanor will…

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Photographing mcon, The Millennial Impact

Photographing mcon, The Millennial Impact

There’s never a shortage of great events to photograph in Indianapolis, and MCON13, produced by my friends at Achieve Guidance, was no exception. The conference took place at CityWay’s The Alexander, on July13, 2013, and the lineup of speakers ranged from YouTube for Good’s Jessica Mason and NPR social media director, Danielle Deabler, to actress and philanthropist,…

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To Fail Or Not To Fail

We all know how popular embracing failure has become, and there are certainly lessons to learn from the craze. With Twitter’s #Fail Whale making all failed tweets “cute,” the social media world has fallen in love with the art of FAIL in the attempt of self-improvement. Even our bosses are encouraged to be more accepting…

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Why You Should Rewrite Your Blog

Why You Should Rewrite Your Blog

(originally published with TKO Graphix) Of the elements critical to a successful blog, writing quality is among the most important. It shapes your content. Good writing isn’t noticeable and it doesn’t interfere with your message. It’s not extremely difficult, but it requires skill, and EVERYONE should write well. After all, writing and speaking skills are…

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You Photograph Weddings, Pets, Portraits, Cars, And Thingamajigs, Too?

Choosing the right photographer for your project is incredibly important. This is something too many prospects don’t realize when hiring, and knowing who to hire is a fundamental aspect of good project management. Of course, this is true for any market. While it’s tempting to hire a hobbyist photog friend to save a buck—or that…

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Transparency Misunderstood

The ever-turbulent world of social media seems to have one constant — the transparency debate. The problem with much of our society is we’re trend-driven, acting on emotion instead of timeless, pragmatic principles. Rather than carefully monitoring trends, doing the research and extracting from them what works, a lot of us jump right in. Strategy…

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