In 2019 I will be visiting my local park several times a month to create a portfolio of landscape images. In a society that is infatuated with a sense of wanderlust and desire to be anywhere but where they are I want to find the beauty in my own backyard. What I am not saying is that wanderlust and a desire to see the world are a bad thing, or that I do not posses those traits, but one of my main goals with this project is to no longer use the inability to pack up and travel as an excuse to not create something meaningful. A full time teaching job, a wife and two little boys, travel and the ability to just go on a whim are limited. For far to long I feel like I have used this as an excuse as to why I have not been creating photos just for me.
I know that I am happiest when I am making something. I get this happiness from several outlets, cooking good food, projects around the house, but creating art (mainly photography) has always been my major source of feeding my internal desire to create things. Since closing up Dustin Allison Photography as a wedding and portrait business, there hasn’t been much to fill that hole. I have enjoyed photographing the daily life of my boys as they grow, creating family memories, but now I want to return to Landscape photography. I have always had a love with photographing the outdoors, going back to my high school and college photography classes, the photographing the outdoors always made me the happiest.
My only goal for this seemingly simple, yet daunting project, is to be able to say I did the work. I want to make images at my local park. I hope I create something good. I hope to learn more about being a photographer. I hope to learn more about the craft of photography. I hope to create images that match my vision. I want to be able to say I did the work.
Little Time lapse video I put together of Oliver’s portrait session, Over an hour of time in the studio condensed into less than 3 min. Enjoy the two of us chasing that kid all over the place!
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Randi & Corbyn were married on September 26th at the Palomino Ballroom in Zionsville Indiana. Our day started off at a local hotel room where Randi and all her bridesmaids were doing hair and makeup, it always amazes me that so many people can get ready in such a tight space and still look great when they are all done. We quickly moved over to the Palomino Ballroom just down the road to finish getting ready and shoot some individual portraits of the bride and groom with their respective attendants. Once it was time for the wedding, the Ballroom was stunning with it large bank of windows behind the wedding party. Randi and Corbyn had a great ceremony full of personal touches. After the wedding we hat the most amazing sunset right as we went outside to shoot some portraits of the bridal party, the day long clouds broke at just the right time for us to get some great photos! After dinner the bride and groom rocked the dance floor all night long. Congrats again guys!
Adam and Jessica were married on 6/13 at the Indianapolis Omni Hotel ballroom. They had an absolutely gorgeous day for a wedding. Our day started off with hair and makeup with the girls in Jessica’s room. Around lunch time I walked across the street to Hooters where Adam and his groomsmen were having some wings before getting ready. Adam and Jessica chose to do a first look, and the grand stair case in Omni’s ballroom makes for a perfect location. After all the portraits were done it was time for the wedding, preformed by Adams uncle. Speeches and toasts accompanied dinner, and after diner DJ Brian kept the dance floor packed all night long! Congrats again Adam & Jesscia