Amy Horn

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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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mary // newborn session // cincinnati ohio baby photographer

Take a moment and welcome the newest member to the AHP Baby Collection, Mary! This little wonder arrived in Cincinnati Ohio right before Christmas! I was so blessed to be able to capture this momma’s pregnancy in maternity photos and then meet little Mary, who was the best present her parents could receive so close to the holidays.

I took time off from my day job during the holiday season and was able to easily fit in a session with this sweetie. Here’s a little sneak peek of the great time I had during our session.

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!

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!

davis family (sneak peek!)

The best part about the weather breaking for the season? Well, it is certainly not all the rain we’ve been having! But the rain has helped the beautiful flowers come into bloom and the grass be extra green. Although we had to rearrange this shoot last minute to miss the rain, my session with Alicia and her beautiful family went off without a hitch! The weather was perfect, the family was up for anything and these awesome children had the best smiles for me! Between playing dress up and racing monster trucks, this was a fun-filled session!

We met at the Historic Lanier Mansion in Madison, Indiana for this Saturday evening shoot. Although the river had flooded the back lawn of the mansion and high school prom go-ers in eccentric dresses were abound, there were still plenty of great nooks in the gardens as backdrops.

I loved working with these guys and hope to again in the future!

For rates and session booking, please email me at amyjohorn@gmail.com

Check out all of my favorites from my sessions at facebook.com/ahornphotography

Here are a few of my favorites from the session:

He LOVES monster trucks! 🙂

I have so many favorites of her! She loves to play dress up and put her tinkerbell outfit on for our session.

baby chase

I enjoyed a lovely sunny morning with the week-old Chase Micheal, the adorable infant son of Katie and Andrew Webster. This tiny wonder was such a great little model.

Chase rounds out the latest of infant boy photography I am doing in the Madison, Indiana area. I just love natural light, artistic photography and was very excited to get the change to test out my new infant props.

Congratulations to the Websters and thank you for letting me document such a great new addition to your family!

See all the favorites from this infant photography session on the facebook page: www.facebook.com/ahornphotography and e-mail me at amyjohorn@gmail.com for rates and booking information.

Thanks and enjoy!