Top 3 Local Boutiques for Senior Portrait Outfits

Hi Friends! Today I am super excited to tell you about 3 local boutiques that I have been ogling for months! When deciding what to wear for your senior portraits be sure to check out these top 3 local boutiques for great senior portrait outfit ideas!

1. Dottie Couture Boutique - This place has quickly become MY NEW FAVORITE STORE. I originally found them on Facebook and have been online window shopping for weeks. You can find amazing pieces online or at their super cute store conveniently located near the Fashion Mall in Keystone! Following them on Instagram is a MUST! They are constantly updating their inventory and have a ton of great fashion inspiration!

2. Lucky B Boutique - There is nothing more fun than walking around Broad Ripple, popping in and out of stores! The owner is a IU grad (I knew you all would LOVE that) and has a flare for fashion! Next time you are out and about in B-Ripp check out their amazing store with tons of clothes, accessories, and sales! Until then, their Facebook page is full of eye candy!

3. retro101 - Indy's 1st Boutique on wheels features new, on trend fashions at affordable prices.  On the bus, you will also find great handmade items from local artists. Did you know that Ellie the Bus can roll up to your girls night, fundraising or special event? What an amazing and fun idea! Be sure to follow retro101 on Twitter & Facebook to see where Ellie the Bus will be poppin' up next.

Enjoy saving and shopping! I can't wait to see your awesome fashion choices!  

Looking for Senior Reps ℅ 2015

It's time to secure my Senior Reps for the class of 2015! I am super excited to work with these amazing seniors who will represent my Mindy Hiatt Photography. Currently I am looking for reps from the Fishers, HSE, and Westfield schools. Please contact me soon if you are interested! mindyhiattphotography@gmail.com

Megan and Steve

Megan and Steve were so much fun and totally embraced the dusting of snow we had at their engagements session. Hey - there was no beating the snow this winter! Getting to spend time and hear about how their relationship stated at Purdue made me very excited for their wedding later this is! I wonder if their cute puppy will be helping out on their wedding day? 

Ashley and Brett

I was truly honored to be a part of Ashley and Brett's love story! Every time I see them they are more and more in love! Their wedding took place on a February day for which we were all thankful! It had been snowing a lot in the Midwest and the lack of snow on their wedding day was a huge relief. As the day started I could tell how important family is to Brett and Ashley. There were so many wonderful people that made the day special for them both. The ceremony took place at beautiful top floor of the Chase tower in downtown Indianapolis called D'Amore. Then came the energy filled reception. Brett and Ashley's guest were ready to celebrate life and love as they danced the night away! Congratulation to a wonderful couple!!!

Grahm … 8 Months

It was super fun to venture to a place new for Grahm's 8 month photos during this very snowy winter. We visited the Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis for a photo op! He smile was too cute!

Jamberry Giveaway Winner

Congratulations ASHLEY on being our first every giveaway winner! You will have to share some photos of your awesome Jamberry nails. And if you did not win this time, be sure to contact Janelle (http://www.janellecosgrove.jamberrynails.net) for more great promotional offers when you host a Jamberry Party! 

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Irelyn

I was so excited when Irelyn's mom, Sonya, contacted me when she was born. Sonya and Christian are a past bride and groom of mine. It is always such a big honor when I get photography my bride and grooms families! Isn't she so sweet! I just love that cute black and pink outfit she wore for her newborn portraits!

Jamberry GIVEAWAY

I am so excited to announce the very first giveaway at www.mindyhiatt.com! Whahoo! 

Janelle with Jamberry Nails has generously donated some pretty sweet prizes for you to win! This nail art is an awesome way to jazz up your portraits, makes great gifts for bridesmaids, and is available for kids too (Junior Jams)! Here is a little more about Janelle and Jamberrys!

 

Contributor Highlight: Janelle and I have been friends for many years. We were sorority sisters at Purdue and our husbands have been long time childhood friends. When she stated selling Jamberry Nail Shields I was super excited to try them out. I never really painted my nails because 1) the only time I was able to paint them was in the evening which resulted in waking up with sheet marks and 2) with all the hand washing, glue picking, and paper handling I did in the art room, polish didn't hold up too well. Lets skip to the part where Janelle introduced me to Jamberrys! I have been in love with them and wearing theme ever since. And if you have seen me with in the past 6 months I am sure you noticed my awesome nails! You can see why I am so excited to have theses awesome nail shields as my first giveaway. And no, I do not sell them. =)

 
WIN Two Sheets of Jamberry Nail Shield (One sheet of Gold Crisscross & One Sheet of Nave Quaterfoil, a $42.50 value) and Jamberry Nail Application Kit. 

WIN Two Sheets of Jamberry Nail Shield (One sheet of Gold Crisscross & One Sheet of Nave Quaterfoil, a $42.50 value) and Jamberry Nail Application Kit. 

What you win: One winner will win 2 Sheets of Jamberry Nail Wraps (One sheet of Gold Crisscross & One Sheet of Nave Quaterfoil, a $42.50 value) and Jamberry Nail Application Kit. Enter Below. This giveaway will run through Thursday, January 30th at 11:59 pm EST. Winners will be randomly selected and announced on Friday! Good luck!

Also, Janelle has offered the first 6 people who book a party with her in January, February, or March one free sheet of nail wraps - choose from the amazingly fun designs below. Contact Janelle (janelle.cosgrove@gmail.com) to book your party soon! 

Anna and Mike … Snow Session

In the big snow storm before the Polar Vortex, Anna and Mike were brave enough to venture out in the snow to make a few romantic portraits just months after their wedding.  The snow was so beautiful this day, and it just happened to be the second largest snowfall in Indiana EVER!! I am glad we made it out and back early! If you are hoping to enjoy this winter wonderland by practicing your photography skills be sure to check out my 3 important tips for photographing in the snow! 

3 important tips for photographing in the snow!

Who doesn't love a snow day! One thing I love about snow is it creates some pretty fun and beautiful photos! Here are three important tips to remember when you are learning how to photograph in the snow.

  1. SNOW IS WHITE - Duh! But this is important because if you are using your camera meter to get the exposure it will want to turn the snow gray. Overexpose the image (let in more light) to turn that snow from gray to sparkling white!

  2. SNOW IS REFLECTIVE - This is awesome because you get really pretty light bouncing onto your subject. BUT, the sky is usually blue the day after it snows which means you will have cold blue light being reflected. Warm up your white balance a bit when photography subjects on a sunny day with snow.

  3. SNOW IS COLD - Have everything planned out ahead of time. Red noses due to cold are no fun to photograph. And while it might be fun for kids to go play in the snow they typically stay outside in the snow for much less time than a typically photo session. Save any photos where the subject will actually be touching/sitting in the snow for last. Also don't forget to put your camera in a plastic bag before you go back inside so the condensation that forms when it warms up does not get on your lens and camera parts.

Have a happy snow day!

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Haley … Class of 2014

Haley has the most beautiful, bright smile and she did an AMAZING job picking out her fall outfits! I absolutely love her scarf and boot combo!

Emilie … class of 2014

Emilie definitely fits the definition of a bright, advent ours, and spirit senior! Between her cheerleading days, time spent volunteering at Camp Tecumseh, and taking care of her new dog - Emilie has got it going on! As you can imaging there is not surprise that her true beauty is shining bright in her senior portraits!  

The Sommers

WOW! I am still amazed at how much children change and grow by the months! It was so fun to see Berlynn and Graham again this year! They both LOVED being outdoors int he park at their family portrait session!  

The Thompsons

I have has so much fun watching Keira grow over the years! As a photographer one of my favorite things is to photograph kids a they grow through the years! Keira was so bright and full of excitement at her family portrait session.