February 24, 2010

Maggie :: Indianapolis Newborn Photographer

I've been taking LOTS of newborn pictures this month and I just can't get enough of them! They're little. They smell good. They can't talk! These things make me happy ;o) Plus, I can mold them into lots of cute positions for some awesome pictures. Maggie is adorable. I was her parent's wedding photographer a couple of years ago. I love seeing my bride and grooms as parents! Maggie was so good for her photo shoot. Check out the Easter basket below...it's too much! Alyce and Allan...good job :o) I can't wait to take her pictures ALL year!

Love the family hands in this one.

I love it when you can catch newborns wide-eyed and completely still just taking everything in.

I fell in love with this hat!

Are you kidding me? Fav.

Simple and perfect.

February 23, 2010

Basics Workshop Soldout :: Indianapolis Photographer

The Basics Workshops for February 27 and March 13 are

Thank you to everyone for signing up!
Emails and details have already been sent to each student!
I am still offering a few one on one sessions now through April.
Please email me at kiera@kieraphoto.com if you are interested.

Thanks so much!

February 15, 2010

Kiera's "The Basics Workshop" :: Indianapolis Photographer

SOLD OUT...thanks everybody!

I'm so excited to be offering two more classes this winter. I'm overwhelmed by the responses from the first workshop and I'm looking forward to teaching even more! The only thing that my first class wishes they had more of was time to shoot after the lessons. So, I'm adding an extra hour with a model to practice! I'm really excited about this. It will also give us more time for some q&a. All of the information is listed below. Please email me at kiera@kieraphoto.com to reserve your space. Please specify if you can do either day or only one day. I am capping each class to keep it small, so it's first come first serve. If you are interested, I am also offering very limited one on one sessions for $50 an hour. Thanks!

Here are some comments from the last workshop:

I just wanted to say thank you SO much for hosting such a wonderful workshop!! I learned SO much and can't thank you enough for taking the time out of your weekend to share your much coveted knowledge!! I have LOTS of practicing to do but the change in my photos is just amazing!! I look back at photos that I use to love and now they are just blah...I can pinpoint everything that I should have done and didn't because I didn't know how!! Thank you again for everything!! --Ashley

You really have a talent for teaching as well as taking pictures!

I had a great time and cant wait for more!!! --Lydia

Hi, Kiera! I just wanted to send you a personal note to tell you that I really enjoyed the workshop and got so much out of it! You thought of everything and the personal touches went a long way. You have a gift for teaching and I very much enjoyed it! What a great way to start learning manual! It was very much worth attending!
Thanks again! --Amber

Great job on Saturday. Your love for learning and teaching is evident --Jenny

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! I so enjoyed meeting you and all the information that I was able to learn at the workshop. I can't wait to put the knowledge into practice. Please keep me in mind if you do a part 2 workshop as I would LOVE to attend. Thanks again for sharing your passion and gifts! --Amy

First off, the workshop was WONDERFUL! I have taken a continuing learning photography class through iupui a few years ago and I thought this class was more beneficial. The thing I absolutely loved was the reference sheets. I also teach 3rd grade and find I'm just as needy of visual aids and hands on materials as my students. So being able to talk about things and have you talk about your own pictures was handy, but to be able to go home with miniature reminders was awesome.
Your enthusiasm was contagious and I left with a thirst to take some pictures. The thing that really clicked with me today was the relationship between aperture and shutter speed. I've used my camera in AV mode many times but never understood how my camera was adjusting in order to achieve those results. --Michele

Kiera -
I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to put together the workshop this weekend. I found it to be tremendously helpful!!! A few years ago, I took a class at the Indianapolis Arts Center and found your 3 hr workshop to be a lot more practical. If you do decided to have another one, I will be sure to recommend it to a few of my friends. --Missy

February 2, 2010

Workshop Review :: Indianapolis Photographer

Well, I had my first workshop of the basics this past weekend. It was a long time coming and something I've been excited about for over a year. I forgot how much I love to teach...

I had 23 amazing women bless me on Saturday. We met in 2 different groups. My goal was to have them leave feeling more confident in knowing their camera and inspired to practice practice practice. Light bulbs were going off left and right :o) I remembered why I loved teaching so much! I also wanted to make sure each person left with some goodies. I had so much fun running around town finding the perfect mix of functional & yummy (see pics below).

I've been needing some pick me ups during these blue winter months (toddler boys inside all day is NO fun!) and the feed back I've been getting has cheered me up. I'm planning on doing another basics workshop in the next month or two, and possibly a more advanced one as well. Please email me if you're interested!
All sorts of fun goodies were in here!
Everyone got their own personalized notebook!
More goodies were inside here too :o)
Look at my hottie model!
Practicing depth of field in the man cave.
Practicing shutter speed with lovely Amie

Figuring out where all the buttons are and then how to change them manually!
This one made me laugh...I promise we were not THAT serious the whole time...we were just concentrating :o)

Ummm...I heart dry erase walls!

Showing before and afters.

February 1, 2010

Save the Date FUN :: Indianapolis Wedding Photographer

Okay, so my good from Amie, just showed me this save the date movie. It is HILARIOUS! If I had the equipment, time and a man with a cool low voice, I would totally make one of these for every bride. LOVE IT.


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