Amy Horn

Photographer
Engagement

erin + drew // madison indiana engagement photographer // sneak peek

Erin and Drew are the kind of couple most aspire to be. Comfortable in their own skins. Supportive of one another. Absolutely adorable but not in the finish-each-others-sentences kind of way (but would still be awesome even if they did). I am so honored to be photographing their fall wedding in Milton, Kentucky at the Richwood Plantation. Here is a little peek at our vintage engagement session at the Jefferson Proving Grounds in Madison, Indiana.

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amanda and kyle // madison indiana engagement photographer // sneak peek

Madison, Indiana was a sleepy little town Saturday morning when I met up with Kyle and Amanda for their engagement session. With a dreamy haze in the air, we set out to capture a love connection that most people only see in the movies (or read about in a Nicolas Sparks book!)

I’m very honored that Amanda and Kyle asked me to photograph their July wedding in Cincinnati this year. After seeing how easy they made my job during the engagement session, I know that their wedding day is going to be unforgettable. These two make me want to go snuggle up with my hubby for dreamy photoshoot!

Here’s a little peek at yesterday:

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As a photographer, I love nothing more than to walk into a home and see family photos on display. Even more of a compliment is when I see pictures I’ve taken turned into art on their walls. Many times, it’s difficult to think of where to start with turning a blank wall into a showcase of your family.

Each week I’ll be posting a few images I’ve found on the world wide web here for you to gain inspiration from. Click the image to trace to the root image of the photo, as these are not my images.

Happy Monday for all of you readers. Hope these images help inspire you to create and display beautiful works of photography!

This would be excellent to display a first year overview from the Baby Collection program or even your favorites from one session:

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what a great way to incorporate pictures from the newborn session into the nursery. I really love the one large image with supporting smaller ones around it.

 

 

what to wear // indiana family photographer //

What do I wear?

When I planned the self-timer session with my husband (missed it, see my favorites ) I had a meltdown with this question. And moreover, what does my husband wear? How do we coordinate without being too matchy?

I went bonkers over this and I TOTALLY feel all you who ask me the same before your sessions. I do get asked this question quite often prior to the sessions – especially family sessions. While there is no clear answer, I’ve cooked up a few tips and examples as a resource for my current and future clients. Let’s face it, we are all past the 1990s fad of all blue jeans and all black or white T-shirts. (You and I both know you are all so much more savvy than that!) Family photos of today have the ability to represent your personalities as well as showcase a coordinated color scheme.

Now that I say this, there’s no need to run out and buy new outfits for everyone, but a little thought can be fun and make a HUGE difference in your portraits.

1.) Start with one person first, (Mom, this is a great time to put yourself first!) and base your choices around that outfit. If you’re unsure about which color should be a base color, think about the area in your home that you’re going to display the images and choose one that will coordinate seamlessly.

2.) Keep it simple. Always gravitate towards solid colors or simple patterns. Really bold patterns can distract from what’s really important…your family! It’s great to mix solids and simple patterns for a diverse look in the group posing.

3.) Add texture! And by texture, I mean layers (you’ll see this in a photo example below) Put a sweater over a button down shirt, add light jackets, layered tees with denim, knitted scarves and hats, tutus…and the list keeps going! Texture not only adds an element of interest to a photograph but it makes for easy clothing changes.

4.) Avoid shirts with words, animals, logos and anything else that might be distracting and date a photograph. A little trendy is ok…just don’t over-do it. People’s eyes will go right to the logo and miss the art that is created. Think about this with jewelry also (can I get a high five for slap bracelets and neon anything?!)

5.) Avoid solid white or black clothing. (From my point of view: It’s tricky to photograph, not very interesting.)

6.) If I’m photographing more than one child, trust me when I say they do not need to match. It’s great to let their unique personalities come through. Just stick to a couple of basic colors or choose outfits with coordinating (READ: not matching) elements. I have a GREAT example of this from last fall. These little girls are adorable!

7.) Shoes… oh yeah, what about those? Some of the shots will show your feet, so be aware of what you put on them! Leave those old cruddy sneakers at home. For children, PLEASE no cartoon character or light up sneakers! (I’m for real here!) If it’s warmer weather or summer, just go for sandals or an open style shoe. They are relatively inexpensive and are easily removed for my favorite: bare feet! If it’s winter, add some cute and stylish boots…both for the kids and the adults!

After all of this, if you still aren’t quite sure what to wear, send me an e-mail at amyjohorn@gmail.com or lets plan to meet a little early for our session to weigh our options. Parents please read: Pack extra clothing. Again, pack extra clothing. Extra clothing is always a good idea with children in case of a slip, fall, spit up, spill, tear, rip… or anything else kids are capable of! : )

Enjoy these photos and I give huge KUDOS to these fashion-forward clients! I’m working on a “what to wear” for your engagement photos next! Stay tuned and much love to you all.

Here’s a great way to choose a ‘cool’ color scheme and make it work with patterns and mixing colors. I love the purples and gray tones in this! The clothing on the kids are simple and the parents look great too!
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Ok.. this is from an amazing engagement session, but I thought Danica and Andrew did a FABULOUS job coordinating outfits!
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This is from one of my favorite family sessions to date. Great wardrobe and a killer location. Amanda did an excellent job coordinate (read: NOT MATCHING) her entire family. Aren’t these kids the cutest ever?
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I talked about the family looking so great, here they are all together. Check out how the patterns and colors work so great together.
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I mentioned these little cuties above and here they are. Aren’t their outfits divine?? Huge kudos to fashionista Kirstie!
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valentine’s day // couple’s photographer // dillsboro indiana

Happy Valentine’s Day, loves. I hope that you have felt love or loved today just as you would any other day. I wanted to take a moment to post some personal photos for your viewing pleasure. My husband and I took these on our farm in Indiana last fall with a tripod and a timer. After this session, I decided to invest in a remote for the timer. There was a lot of running back and forth for these! I’m sure that’s what made my husband even more natural because he was pretty humored at the effort I was making to get some new photos of us.

We have never had our photos professionally taken and after a fall of engagement sessions and weddings, I was ITCHING for some images of the two of us! I had also just purchased my Canon 5D Mark II and thought this was the perfect opportunity to test it out! 🙂

Happy Valentine’s Day to my dear husband, Jimmy, who is working in Washington D.C. this week. I’ll see you next week, darling.

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whitney and caleb // mr. and mrs. // portrait photographer madison indiana

I met with Whitney and Caleb on their one year wedding anniversary for a short session. So often, newlyweds don’t have any other photographs of themselves outside of the white dress and black tux shots from their wedding day.

This couple is truly fun to be around and are two of the happiest people I’ve ever met.

Here’s some of my favorites from the day. Enjoy!

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erin & rich // lawrenceburg indiana engagement photography

I met Erin for the first time at our beautiful local library to talk about her wedding, her ideas on photography and having me as her photographer. Her eyes sparkled when she spoke of her wedding plans and most of all, her fiance Rich. She wanted fall engagement pictures so we waiting until the hills of southeastern Indiana turned bright with color and met at her family’s home in Moores Hill, Indiana (which is just outside of Lawrenceburg). We started there and made our way within a few miles of the home, including a creek where Rich and Erin went fishing! I love the images from this day and wanted to share a few that I’m working on!

Congratulations Erin and Rich! I can’t wait to capture your beautiful wedding day in Madison, Indiana next summer!

danica and andrew // madison indiana engagement photographer // sneak peek

Here are two sweet images from my engagement photography session with Danica and Andrew in Madison, Indiana. I am so thrilled to be their wedding photographer next fall in southeastern Indiana!

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amanda & scott { Madison, Indiana Engagement Photography }

I’m very excited to finally share some images from my engagement session with Amanda and Scott. We were all very bummed when our first engagement session date was rained out and couldn’t reschedule for two weeks due to Amanda’s crazy work schedule. But needless to say, we were all very happy with the not-as-muggy Ohio River Valley weather when we did finally do the session. I traveled down from Lawrenceburg, Indiana to Historic Madison, Indiana for this amazing engagement shoot. we also drove up to Deputy, which is just south of North Vernon Indiana to finish the couple’s photos.

These two are so in love that it is exploding out of every photo. (You’ll see!)

I can’t wait for their wedding this November, where I am fortunate enough to be their photographer!

If you’re interested in engagement or wedding photos, please email me at amyjohorn@gmail.com for more information and availability.

Enjoy!

snow day!

Some people see the snow as a nuisance; I see it as a photography opportunity!

As always, you can interact with me via email at amyjohorn@gmail.com or at facebook.com/ahornphotography

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put a ring on it

I love the bling. I’ll admit it. And I love finding new ways to shoot it! Here are some of my favorite ring shots over the past few years!

As always, you can interact with me on www.facebook.com/ahornphotography or e-mail me at amyjohorn@gmail.com

kissing is fun

One of my favorite awkward moments in photographing couples is getting the kissing photos. Now, this isn’t awkward for me, I love it! The couples, however, have a more difficult time adjusting.

I’m lucky to have such great, in love, clients. After a few initial giggles and nose bumps, the kisses get longer and sweeter.

Hats off to my kissing couples!

i love outdoor photography!

When shooting, sometimes the landscape speaks as much as the subject. In Madison, Indiana I love doing wedding photography or engagement photos at the Lanier Home or throughout downtown. I also visited Ault Park in Cincinnati, Ohio last summer and LOVED it. I can’t wait to shoot in Cincinnati again so I can revisit that park. Here’s a compilation of some great place I’ve shot.

love is in the air

Merry Belated Christmas everyone! This year, I’ve read several Facebook status changes to “engaged.” This is exciting to me for several reasons – I love weddings and I love to photograph LOVE. Engagement pictures are some of my favorite to shoot. There is something about the pure emotion between the engaged couple. I love shooting at parks throughout Northern Kentucky or the cityscape of Cincinnati, Ohio. I especially love hitting the historic district in downtown Madison, Indiana.

As always, you can interact with me on www.facebook.com/ahornphotography or e-mail me at amyjohorn@gmail.com

Whitney and Caleb

Jennifer and Mike

Holly and Nick

Jessica and Jackson

Welcome!

First of all, I want to thank you for visiting Amy Horn Photography. You’re here for one of three reasons 1.) you love photography 2.) you need photography 3.) you love me! Well, you may be visiting this site for all three reasons, which is perfect in my eyes.

This Website has been a long time in the making. I want to thank my good friend, Mike Brennan, for designing this beautiful, user-friendly site (for me and viewers).

Let me introduce myself, I love photography. I often use the word “Imagine” to describe my craft – I want my clients to imagine photography as an art.

I live outside of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and am a photographer and marketing associate for a company outside of Cincinnati, in Northern Kentucky. A lot of my sessions are in Madison, Indiana, which is near my hometown.

To start my site, I’ll be updating several blog entries at once to build my photos for the home page. So I’m dedicating them to the types of photography I do.

You can always interact with me on www.facebook.com/ahornphotography or you can e-mail me at amyjohorn@gmail.com.

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Happy viewing!