Friday, May 29, 2009


Well, we wrapped up most of the 2009 senior photography season last week and it was time for a little vacation before all the craziness of the 2010 season starts. With us handling the Lafayette Jeff senior contract we know this year is going to be a wild ride.

My wife and I decided to make a trip out to visit her family in Lancaster Pennsylvania over Memorial Day weekend since it is in the gap between senior seasons. It was a nice trip where I got to go trout fishing for a couple of days and even get to see my father-in-law fall in the creek. Fun for me....not so much for him. We also got to see our nephews Brandon, Andrew and Mason and spend some time having fun with them. I took the camera along to take some photos of the boys playing soccer and do a portrait session for them also. Here are a few of the best.

Here is Andrew on the "Pump-track"

And Little Mason on his scooter just before he flipped over the handlebars and crashed

Here is Brandon posing for his portrait.

And here is the best (and only) photo of all the boys...Mason just wasn't going to do what we
wanted him to do.
In all we had a really good time even with the 11 hour drive each direction. It may take a few days for my back to recover, but that is okay. We have our photos of the boys and trout in the freezer!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

A fun couple of shoots!

I just wanted a chance to make a quick blog entry so I could post these photos. On Monday I had one of my senior REPS come in for a sitting and we got a chance to use my new "lockers" background. I have to say that it came out really cool. I have been working on getting this background together for a while. Thanks to Main Street Mercantile I got it finished last week. I am really looking forward to seeing what ideas we can come up with using the lockers.
Today I had a sitting over at Purdue. It was an engagement sitting and they had hired the Boilermaker Special to be there for some of their photos. I think every one of their photos came out great, but this is one of my favorites. I can't wait for them to see all the photos.

Friday, May 8, 2009


Okay...finally after we are ready to have an open house for the new studio. We moved in here on February 1st, and we have been swamped with work ever since. We are just coming out of our busy senior season and we thought the timing was perfect to have an open house. We looked at the downtown gallery walk schedule and decided to have the open house on May 15th from 6pm - 9pm. We hope that anyone who is looking for a photographer for families, children, seniors or whatever will stop by and check us out. Even if you're not in the market for a photographer and you're just curious...stop by anyway. We look forward to showing off our new studio and letting everyone greet our staff.
Speaking of staff......Ailor Photography would like to welcome an addition to our team. Ashley Blissitt will be coming onboard as our Children and Family portrait specialist. Ashley worked for us about 5 years ago (when she was only 16!) and was a great addition to the studio. She went away to college in Florida and after graduating wanted to get back into the photography business. We are really looking forward to having her with us and having her help our business to be the best.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

One BUSY weekend!

Wow did we have a busy weekend or what! We are coming to the end of Senior portrait season, but that just makes us busier than ever trying to get orders and graduation announcements done in time. We had a lot of those in the past week. On Saturday we had the Morton Community Center Dance Recital to photograph from 8am until 12:30. I followed that with an engagement sitting on Purdue Campus (it was a beautiful day for it and the pictures are great). I had a short break after that and then off to photograph Lewis Cass High School's Prom in Kokomo. We have been photographing that prom for about 6 years now and we always have fun. I enjoy coming up with background ideas to fit their themes and colors. It is always a challenge to come up with something that is fitting, but not the typical "Cheesy" prom background. I think we did pretty good this year. My wife has helped me out with the prom the last couple of years and we always take our "prom picture" to start the night off.