SURPRISE! A new Website & Blog!!!

Hi Raindancer Studios friends!!  I know I’ve been away from blogging for a while.  Thanks so much for your patience!!!  I have a great surprise for you.  I’ve been busy creating a new website with a blog connected as I move forward into photography full time!!  Please go check it out at and sign up to receive email notifications to my new blogsite.  I’m so excited to have the website and blog interconnected now.  Oh, and I must also announce that I’m offering prints and digital files again…so there’s lots of options for all of you!!  I will no longer be posting on this blog.  All future blog posts will be on the new site!  The old is gone, the new is here! 🙂



PS. Right now on the blog, I just advertised for “Joy to the World” Christmas Mini Sessions at Dull Christmas Tree Farm!  For those of you Tuesday lovers…I will be starting up Tuesday’s Tip again in the near future!


Mommy & Me or Daddy & Me Mini-Sessions- June 2nd

Why am I offering these special mini sessions?  Because they would make an awesome Mother’s Day or Father’s Day gift!!!  Women dig that sort of thing! (Hint hint guys!!)  This is exactly what I asked for a couple years ago for Mother’s Day.  All I wanted was a Mommy & Me photo session because I’m always the one taking photos (aren’t most of us moms??) and I REALLY wanted photos of just Kylie and I playing and enjoying each other.  So, a couple years ago I asked RD for a photo shoot of just Kylie and I for Mother’s Day.  It’s all I wanted.

This year I decided to offer a less expensive smaller session option (hence the mini-sessions) around Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.  Last year I had a client do a photo session of herself with her 3 girls and she used the photos for her husband’s Father’s Day gift.  It’s a great gift idea for husbands to give their wife for Mother’s Day OR for wives to give as a gift to Dad for Father’s Day!

Here’s a few of my favorite photos from my own Mommy & Me session with my little girl!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE that the simple and sweet things near to my heart were captured- playing, singing, dancing, jumping, splashing, blowing bubbles, and enjoying the moment.  Kylie got so excited because she loves when we do anything the same.  So, we coordinated colors, wore capris, did our hair the same, and painted our toe nails. 🙂  It is definitely one of my most memorable sessions and probably my most favorite present so far!  I love how much can be captured in the candid moments!!

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If you are interested in a Mommy & Me or Daddy & Me Mini-Session, here are the details:

Spring Mini-Sessions with Baby Chicks!!!!

This is my first ever mini-session opportunity.  YAY!!!  Because I think themed props and stylized sessions sound so fun, I’m going to do them every blue moon just to spice things up!  I’m planning to offer some Mommy or Daddy & Me sessions in May!  Stay tuned for more information!!!  If you have any other ideas you’d like me to explore, please do share!!

For this session, I have 6 little baby chicks!!!   I’ll bring some other fun spring props, too!  I already have 2 kiddos on the schedule…don’t wait to sign up!!


Photo Session Giveaway!!!

Are you ready for my BIGGEST giveaway yet?  I just happen to be taking a photography class by Brooke Snow between January & February (a.k.a. slow photography season!) and will be in need of some willing individuals to photograph in Indianapolis!  Yay for you!!! 🙂

This will be done at the location of my choice (in Indianapolis area) & with the theme/style of my choice in between Jan. 18-Feb. 15th.  I’m planning to do a lifestyle interactive shoot.  (Couples & families are eligible for this giveaway!)  I am going to give away at least 1 photo session with CD of pics!!!  If this is just so much fun, I may do another future giveaway in another week or two!  Stay tuned on the blog just in case!  For a sneak peek of a previous “lifestyle” photo session, go to


You have up to 5 chances to win (you can do 1, 2, 3, 4 or all 5 of the following!  If you do not have FB, Pinterest, or Twitter, you may not enter for those.)  You must leave a separate comment on the blog to be eligible for EACH chance to win.  Be sure to leave your email when filling out the comment section so the winner will be contacted!


1. “Like” my Facebook page (or say if you already do) and share this statement on your FB page “@Raindancer Studios is giving away a free photo session!  Register to win at”   Leave a comment on this blog stating you did it!

2. Follow my Raindancer Studios photo boards (or all of them!) on Pinterest (or say if you already do!)  Leave a comment on this blog stating you did it!

3. Share this statement on your Twitter page “Raindancer Studios is giving away a free photo session!  Register to win at”  Leave a comment on this blog stating you did it!

4. Subscribe to my blog notifications on the right hand side of this page (it will come to your email each time I post) or register to receive it on RSS feed (or say if you already do!)  Leave a comment on this blog stating you did it!

5. Email me a fun idea you have for a unique creative photo session at  Write “Giveaway” in the subject line of the email.  Include as many details as you can come up with: prop ideas, location, theme, clothing ideas, etc.  Leave a comment on this blog stating you did it!

Note: If you want to enter 2 times (i.e. do #1 and #5) you must do them AND leave 2 separate comments on this blog post.  If you do all 5, there should be 5 separate blog comments to this blog stating you did it. 🙂  This way I can select by a random number generator!!  Thank you!

The winner will be selected via from the list of blog comments & announced on the blog on Friday, January 13th at 10am!

*Disclaimer: This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by Facebook or Pinterest. You must be 18 to participate.  Only couples and families are eligible for this giveaway.  The winner will be announced via this blog!  

CYBER Monday- NEW deals posted for today only!!!

I decided to increase my current sale (see blog post at just to sweeten the deal a bit more!!  Those current sales are still good until tonight at midnight, however, I’m adding to it!!  These would make a great Christmas gift!!!

-Take $75 off the session fee for any session booked in 2012!!  That’s 60% off any session.  This promotion is offered to the first 10 people who contact me before midnight.

Take 10% off any class or private instruction you register for today!  Class dates and times are listed on my website at under the “classes” tab.

To register email me at or call at 374.8713.

Happy Cyber Monday,


Black Friday Specials on Winter Classes & Photo Sessions!!

In honor of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, I am offering 2 specials just for YOU!  These specials are available from Friday, 11/25 thru Monday, 11/28 at midnight.

Photography Classes:

Register for 2 or more Winter Photography Classes in the month of January, February, or March and receive 10% off OR register with a friend and both of you will receive 10% off.  Check out 4 new class dates and pricing on the website!  To register email me at or call 317-374-8713.

Photo Sessions:

Get $75 off your session fee (60% off) when you book a session during the month of January, February, or March!  That means you get a session for ONLY $50.  Winter sessions are ideal to celebrate the milestone of a child’s birthday, for family lifestyle photography inside your home (ask me for more details!!), for fun snowy family pictures outdoors, as well as newborn and maternity photography!  Check out the website for CD with Print Package Pricing that comes with every session!   This offer is good for the first 5 people who contact me at or 317-374-8713.

(Please note you may have to “refresh” your browser to see the updated classes page since it’s recently changed!)

Blessings to you and Happy Thanksgiving!!!