Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Online proofing and ordering

As I close the business, our website is being transferred to Vince Walter Photography.  In the meantime, if you need to view your online proofs or place an order online, follow this link:
You can continue to place orders here and they will be shipped to you.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Studio Closing May 31, 2012

     I have had a great time!  Ailor Photography will soon be closing it's doors as Mark starts his new career.  While it is difficult to think about closing a business that I have put my heart and soul into for over 15 years, it is a happy time as I look forward to my nursing career.  I have no regrets.
    To all of our loyal customers, business partners and friends, I would like to say "Thank you".  Thank you for all of your support over the years.  It is seeing you and your families that I will miss the most.  For many of our clients, we have watched their families and children grow and helped them document every milestone along the way.  Many of you ceased to be customers a long time ago and instead became friends. 
     We will be "officially" closing our doors at the end of May.  However, our hours for the month of May will be sporadic.  We will not leave business unfinished!!!  You can still order photos from us right up until our closing and you will be taken care of.  After that, you will be able to continue to order photos from your past sittings by visiting Vince Walters' photography studio at 828 Main St (765-420-0955).  He will be taking all of our old files etc.  Please consider giving Vince a chance for your next family, child or senior portrait.  He is an excellent photographer whose work I admire very much. 
     If you have any questions about our closing, please feel free to contact me at  If you happen to be downtown, please feel free to stop in and say goodbye...I would love to hear from you. 
Thank you all.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Purdue Alumnus Magazine Shoot

    The Purdue Alumnus Magazine has a great story about the young man I am hoping to go to Ethiopia with.  I met him while photographing the picture for this story and we talked a lot about Ethiopia.  After working with me he went out of his way to contact me and ask if I would be interested in traveling to Ethiopia with them in May to photograph the work they are doing there.  Of course I am thrilled and excited about the opportunity to go to Ethiopia again, but I am also thrilled to be a part of his amazing project.    Check it out here:
Purdue Alumnus Magazine

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Not about photography...but still part of my business passions.

     I have mentioned on this blog many times that I am an adoptive parent. son's photos have been featured on here A LOT!  I can't help it, he's just too cute.  Anyway, our son was adopted from Ethiopia in 2010.  We were constantly looking for children's books etc. that were about adoption, or multiracial families etc. that would allow Simon to see that there are other kids out there like him.  There were lots of books that were "generically" about adoption or so specific that they didn't match Simon's situation.  So what did I decide to do???  Write my own.  I am a decent artist, but my writing skills are marginal at best.  Luckily, I had my wife and friends there to help use put together a children's book that is about Ethiopian adoption.  It is called "Binyam's Big Trip".

   We self-published the book and it is now available for sale!  Just follow this link to find out more:
Binyam's Big Trip
    It was a fun project and I am thinking that I have one or two more stories in me.  Hopefully, other families of adopted children will find this book as a way to start conversations with their children about their personal stories.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Online Specials!

Have you had photos taken at Ailor Photography in the past year AND chosen ONLINE PROOFING?????  If so, your photos are back up online and available for 25% off your next order!!!  Did you need additional photos?  Did you forget to get an enlargement for yourself or grandma?  NOW IS THE TIME TO ORDER ADDITIONAL PHOTOS!!!!   Simply go to and click on online proofing.  Enter your email and password (give us a call if you have forgotten your password and we can give it to you 765-429-7145), place your order as normal and enter the discount code "january" at checkout.  You will receive 25% off your order!!!!   Hurry and place your order today as this discount ends at the end of the month!!!!!