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life-altering software for photographers {IRIS Works}

Any of you who know me-know I absolutely love people.  And-one of my favorite things about being a photographer is the amazing people I have met doing this job.

Meredith, the creator of  iris Works, has been my partner in crime, my confidant, my second-shooter, my cheerleader, my listening ear, my dependable secondary viewpoint, and my constant business advisor since I began this whole journey.  She is absolutely one of the most amazing women I have ever known-and what she has created in IRIS Works has absolutely BLOWN me out of the water!!!!indianapolis_zionsville_photographer_irisworks_applesandhoneyphotography_0523indianapolis_zionsville_photographer_irisworks_applesandhoneyphotography_0521

Ok-so I already said if you know me you know I love people…and if you REALLY know me…you know that organization and the timely fashion of checking tasks off a “to-do” lists are just not my thing…as much as I sooo wish they were!;)

Since starting my photography business the one thing I have learned is that there is not one single program out there designed for the portrait photographers of the world. Yes-if you are strictly a wedding photographer-you have probably invested large amounts of money in some sort of software that promises to organize your life, and even larger amounts of time navigating said software.  All of which has most likely left you extremely underwhelmed.indianapolis_zionsville_photographer_irisworks_applesandhoneyphotography_0515

Enter  iris Works.  IRIS Works was created FOR photographers, BY an actual photographer.  The features within the program blow me away.  IRIS has everything from workflow management to automated messaging with invoicing, client galleries, and document managing all IN THE SAME PLACE.

For those of us who loooooove photography-the actual creative process that goes into a shoot before, during, and after…we probably have a love/hate relationship with everything else that goes into running our business.  Keeping up with emails, finances, and so much more takes away from what we actually love.  IRIS Works is sure to free up soooo much time for us passionate photographers to get back to why we started this whole ‘owning our own business’ in the first place.  To simply enjoy the art that is photography.indianapolis_zionsville_photographer_irisworks_applesandhoneyphotography_0513indianapolis_zionsville_photographer_irisworks_applesandhoneyphotography_0517indianapolis_zionsville_photographer_irisworks_applesandhoneyphotography_0512

To know that while I am busy planning a session for my clients, interacting with them during the shoot, and post processing their images; IRIS is busy sending out questionnaires to new clients, reminder emails about each shoot on the calendar, the thank you emails I always mean to send out right after a shoot (that I never seem to remember to do-or sneak up to my computer to do), invoicing clients, tracking new leads from potential clients, AND keeping a daily/weekly/monthly “to-do” list active for me based on MY personal workflow for each type of session…well that is just HUGE!!!!!!!

I have noooooo words for how estatic I am to start using iris Works and all of its’ incredible features to run my business so much better.  I have no doubt that it will save me time and tears and allow me SO many more meaningful hours to do what I truly feel inspired by…capture beautiful images for amazing people.indianapolis_zionsville_photographer_irisworks_applesandhoneyphotography_0514indianapolis_zionsville_photographer_irisworks_applesandhoneyphotography_0516indianapolis_zionsville_photographer_irisworks_applesandhoneyphotography_0518indianapolis_zionsville_photographer_irisworks_applesandhoneyphotography_0520

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an explosion of color & love {parker’s newborn session}

I absolutely love walking into the home of a new client and just knowing that everything is a perfect fit.  Photographing this family made my heart smile.

When Andrea contacted me she knew that she wanted a lifestyle photo shoot in her home.  And for me…lifestyle shoots don’t get much better than this.  There were SO many beautifully, unprompted, sweet glances of love exchanged between Andrea & Rob…and between the both of them and their precious newborn baby girl.  I could not stop taking pictures.  It was beyond an honor to watch them sink so easily into their roles as new parents and just simply soak in every single ounce of their beautiful baby girl.

Andrea & Rob-I adored meeting your family and documenting such a special time for you!!!  Enjoy this post of some of my favorites from your session!!! xoindianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0482indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0477indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0478indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0479indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0480indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0481indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0483indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0484indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0485indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0486indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0487indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0488indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0489indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0490indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0491indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0492indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0493indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0494indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0495indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0496indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0497indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0498indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0499indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0500indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0501indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0502indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0503indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0504indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0505indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0506indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0507indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0508indianapolis_zionsville_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0509

 

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smiles + stripes {everett 6 months}

This face.  I mean seriously.  HE. IS. THE. CUTEST.

It always amazes me how many changes happen within that first year of a little one’s life.  And there is just something about the 6-10 month stage that I can not get enough of.  Everett just reminded me of exactly why!!!  His sweet innocent face, his infectious little smile, his observant deep brown eyes, his teeny tiny hands-grabbing his squishy little feet.  I could go on and on!!  Ashley & Andrew…it was SUCH a pleasure to meet your adorable family and capture this super special time for the three of you!!!  Everett could not be any cuter and I am SO excited to see you guys again this summer when he turns ONE!!!:)

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the perfect tree {hill family}

This family.  I love them.  They live 3 houses down and God knew that I needed someone just like Emily in my life.  She is so incredibly kind and so very very real.  She has absolutely saved me loads of money on therapy-and our conversations about anything and everything always fill my heart to the brim.  I have photographed this sweet family before…and told their story-which is still one of my all time favorites…so they make look familiar to some of you.  If not, be sure to look back at this post to read more.

Hallie (my sweet one) and I followed Emily, Nick, and their beautiful little ones; Claire and Audra around Dull’s Tree Farm one chilly December afternoon.  The goal of this shoot was to simply document a special time for a special family.  I wasn’t shouting orders…or placing people in the perfect spot.  Overall, I just followed them around and snapped away.  To an extent-it is different then the way I am used to shooting…and sometimes stepping back and not having “control” over a family is just what I need.

Emily & Nick-I love you guys and I adore these pictures of your family!!!  I hope you do as well!!:)xoindianapolis_zionsville_fishers_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0437indianapolis_zionsville_fishers_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0438indianapolis_zionsville_fishers_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0439indianapolis_zionsville_fishers_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0440indianapolis_zionsville_fishers_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0441indianapolis_zionsville_fishers_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0442indianapolis_zionsville_fishers_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0443indianapolis_zionsville_fishers_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0444indianapolis_zionsville_fishers_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0445indianapolis_zionsville_fishers_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0446indianapolis_zionsville_fishers_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0447indianapolis_zionsville_fishers_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0448indianapolis_zionsville_fishers_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0449indianapolis_zionsville_fishers_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0450indianapolis_zionsville_fishers_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0451indianapolis_zionsville_fishers_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0458indianapolis_zionsville_fishers_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0452indianapolis_zionsville_fishers_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0453indianapolis_zionsville_fishers_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0454indianapolis_zionsville_fishers_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0455indianapolis_zionsville_fishers_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0456indianapolis_zionsville_fishers_newborn_lifestyle_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0457

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wildflowers reunion {PNW Prouty Homestead}

if you read any other posts from my fellow “wildflowers” girls…you will hear the same thing said over and over again.  it is extremely difficult to put this experience-or any wildflower experience for that matter-into adequate words.  this group of women; they are truly a group of community-not competition.  a group of rawness-not of facades.  a group of laughter-and a group not scared of tears.  a group of true artists.  a group of woman living life alongside one another no matter the distance.

as a group we are women in various stages of life. with different journeys and different stories.  yet-we come together as one because of our common thread.  a thread to see beauty wherever we look.  a thread to be real-to share in the good, bad, and ugly…always lifting one another up.  we are women clinging to the common thread of wanting to be challenged and striving to break through barriers to create things we are inspired by.  a thread that each of us has because of one amazing women who so beautifully allowed us to weave ourselves together.

joy is the reason i know any of these women.  she is such an inspiring person and cares so deeply for others.  she is passionate about the work she does and she strives to always be the woman and the artist that God designed her to be.  recently she laid her heart and her truth out in this post, and if you haven’t read it yet-stop what you are doing and read it now.  her perspective, her heart, and her words are truly life changing.  i have always loved seeing the world through her lens and i am forever grateful for her beautiful soul.

the pictures below are from the reunion joy so graciously held at her homestead in WA.  my heart was giddy during this entire experience.  it was a combination of seeing old friends and making new ones.  we talked, we laughed, we danced in the rain, we roamed the beautiful land joy calls home, and of course took pictures.  i am already sooo excited for the next time we get together!!!

these women i call my “wildflower ladies”-are some of the most amazing photographic talents i know.  yet-they all have the most humble and beautiful hearts.  they are women who inspire and encourage me to be a better wife, mother, photographer, and friend each and every day.  i am giving you all GIANT, obnoxious, way too tight hugs right now!!!!! xoxoxo

{photo taken by joy’s husband, donny, in the gorgeous apple orchard at}10697421_10205518579231979_3870946445371493222_o

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