Friday, December 31, 2010

Indianapolis Photographer - A year in the life

I am so excited about how far Erica Salmon Photography has come this year!  And I can’t wait to see how we end 2011.  I do have a few things in mind . . . more on that in another post . . .
WOW!  I started this year with a splitting headache, shooting only on location, and trying to stuff all of my camera equipment into a dresser in the entryway or my laundry room.  I’m ending the year generally healthy, with a new house that includes a camera room, a gallery / presentation room with a projector, and some super big closets that I am still cramming full of photography equipment.  I’ve earned a few merits towards my Master’s Degree in Photography while attending the Winonna School of Photography over the summer as well as some of Professional Photographers of America Super Monday Events.  I’ve upgraded a lot of my equipment and purchased lots of new fun and useful gadgets.  Most importantly, I’ve had the opportunity to meet lots of new people and help them to preserve some amazing images!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Indianapolis Newborn Photographers - Baby Sophie

I have so enjoyed my last few newborn portrait sessions! It's so fun to dress them up in funny hats, tutus, tie bows around them, and put them in some comfy cozy cocoons! I am looking forward to many more opportunities! Please be sure to check our our new baby program if you know anyone who is expecting!  We also have a nice referral program for you!

Here is a video from my latest session.  Baby Sophie is so sweet!  Can't wait to see how she changes and grows.  Before you click play I have to warn you - the song might make you cry!  :)

I think this my favorite image from our session.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Liz and Danny's Wedding Photographs

What a fun evening! Liz and Danny had a beautiful wedding. Hope you two are enjoying the honeymoon. Here are just a few from your wonderful night!

Monday, November 29, 2010

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Some more fun with Photography Slideshows

Thanks to this lovely family! We got some great images and didn't freeze too much. I enjoyed "painting" this portrait for them.

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Few Children's Photographs I just couldn't wait to share . . .

We had a great time with AVA.  She was such a sweetie, and REALLY liked her cake!

Monday, October 11, 2010

My Greenfield, Indiana Photography Studio!

I realized the other day that I hadn't taken or posted any images of our new place.  We moved in in May.  As I was standing in my neighbors yard at dusk with my tripod wondering if she was home, I thought about trying out an HDR image.  So I took three shots at three different exposures.  I tried to let Photshop put it together for me, but it didn't go so well.  I did it myself and think the result is kind of cool.

Here is our new home and home of Erica Salmon Photography Studio in Greenfield, IN.

FYI, I pumped up the green in the grass, but it still looks really brown.

During the many steps of creating my HDR image, using various masks and filters, I noticed this shot and thought it was pretty neat:

Here is the inside

This shot was taken at night, but I have some nice windows along two walls if I decide to use natural light.  My husband Jim build me a couple of PVC frames for my reflectors.  My room looked super big before we moved in, but I'm afraid I'm going to be looking for more space . . .

Jim really did a great job on these.  We have vaulted ceilings in this room so it was a challenge.  I felt like I had a real studio when I had my backdrops attached!  This is a great inexpensive system.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Swan Lake, Indiana Photography Shoot Out

I had a great weekend at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth, IN!  We had two great speakers Christopher Castaneda and David Cuerdon.  This was an even put on by PPI - Professional Photographers of Indiana.  I joined PPI about a year ago and have grown leaps and bounds as a photographer.  I just can't recommend it enough for anyone who is a professional photographer or an aspiring one. 

We did a fun and challenging exercise where we taped up the back of camera and used our light meters to really think about and compose our shots without relying on our camera to think for us.  We were also limited to 50 shots over several hours and each one was supposed to be really different.  So we wouldn't rely on the "shoot 1000 shots and one of this bound to be good" method of photography.  (Something I am often guilty of).  I am excited to say that I won second place! 

I have to give many thanks to Nancy Bailey for her instruction and suggestions during the shootout.  It is a privilege to work with someone with so much knowledge.  I was lucky to have her in my group!

Here are the shots that I submitted:

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Indianapolis Family and Baby Portraits

I had such a nice time photographing Baby Jean and her family. It really was an honor to have the opportunity to capture four generations! And Jean was an amazing model. Smiley and giggly the whole time.

This one makes me smile every time I see it!

This was a lot of fun to make! 

 Bye Bye Baby Jean!  I hope I get to see you again sometime!

The next day we went to the Art Museum with Jean's mom and dad.  I'll be editing those images soon.  Stay tuned!

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Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Baby Boy Portraits!

I had a lot of fun last week with Elijah and his mom! Babies are so fun and its amazing how quickly you forget . . . Jack and Ellie are 3 and 5 and I couldn't remember what a 2 month old baby could "do." Elijah was very sweet, smiley, and not fussy at all. We took our time and made lots of funny faces. It was a BEAUTIFUL day and we got to spend some time outside. Here are a few shots from our session

Thanks for looking! 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Super Saturday!! - Indianapolis Portraits

Mark your Calendar’s! AUGUST 28th is the next SUPER SATURDAY!

Erica Salmon Photography’s new studio GRAND OPENING! Schedule an appointment to come by and get some updated images from Erica Salmon Photography! I have several different backgrounds and some nice outdoor spots for portraits.

Of course, I will have samples of all the latest products and maybe even a few snacks.

$50 will get you a 20-30 minute portrait session plus two 8x10 “sheets” (One 8x10, or 2 5x7 etc.)

Special prices for Special Products:
Additional 8x10 sheets - $13
8 die cut wallets - $13
Accordion book - $20

Bring a friend and you each get $10 in referral bucks to be used on any products.
Schedule your appointment today! Send an email to, send a Facebook message, or call me at 317-403-2694.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Super Saturday!

Super Saturday is done. We had a lot of fun and will have another one sometime soon. I got a chance to use all of my new toys - er - equipment. Jim provided some yummy snacks (even a little wine) and we had a great time visiting, sharing our new products, and of course, recording some fun images. My good friend and neighbor Rachael came over to assist. I hope that she will be assisting me many more times in the future. Thanks so much to everyone who was a part of our fun day. Keep checking our website for the date of our next one!  If you'd like to see more images from Super Saturday, click here.