Author Archives: Rick Bella


Allowing enough time to document your wedding day is key to getting great images that tell the complete story of your wedding day!

Deciding how much time you need to hire your photographer is an important decision.  Capturing great imagery to tell the story of your day take time and your photographer has to be present to capture […]

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Ponies & Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Jodi and I enjoyed the afternoon photographing a pony.  Well, a Mustang anyway!  The 2015 Mustang is owned by Chef Cheryl, a long-time friend who we met through our work with Meals on Wheels of […]

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From babies to seniors to weddings – the joy of capturing life’s moments!

There is no greater thrill for us then to get a call from an old client asking us to capture yet again another important “life moment” for their family.  We have on many occasions photographed […]

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Our connection to “stuff” and how it invokes memories…

I recently visited a life-long friend that I’ve known since 4th grade.  We grew up together attending the same schools, elementary, middle school (then called jr. high), high school, and on to Bloomington to attend […]

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Not only great gifts, a worthy cause!

If you are looking for holiday gift ideas this year, there are some local items available from Opportunity Enterprises in Valparaiso, Indiana.  We photographed their products again this year and they include items that almost […]

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Why selecting the right photographer is so important…

We always like to point out to prospective wedding clients that the chemistry between us (Jodi and me) and the couple is important.  And our initial meeting can usually reveal if we’re going to be […]

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Keeping Clients Interested – No Matter What Age

Working with families who have little children can be a challenge.  Their minds are moving so fast and absorbing everything around them all the time.  It’s really fun watching them during a photo-shoot, and the […]

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Product photography – tell your story!

I enjoy doing work for my buddy’s company called Columbia Fresh Produce.  We’ll be representing a new sweet corn item for retail and food service that is a pre-cooked, vacuum-packed corn on the cob.  Just […]

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Engagement sessions offer insight

We are always happen when our wedding couples decide to do an engagement session.  It not only is fun, it is a great way for us to get to know the future bride and groom […]

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My day in the life of Opportunity Enterprises

We were recently honored to be selected to capture marketing images for Opportunity Enterprises (OE) in Valparaiso, Indiana. The project included product photography, Executive portraits, and general marketing images to be captured at all of […]

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Wedding Images with a little “FX” application

We always select a few images from weddings that we photograph and add some special effects (fx) to them just for fun and to give the bride and groom a few images that are different […]

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Opportunity Enterprises offers Amazing Gifts doing amazing work!

We were honored to be selected to capture marketing imagery for an amazing non-profit organization in Valparaiso.  Opportunity Enterprises has helped individuals with developmental disabilities reach their fullest potential and live a full, enriching life […]

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Timing is Everything

Hiring a photographer for your wedding can be a daunting task. There are many good photographers to choose from in our region. When deciding, select one that has photographed many weddings. This approach will usually […]

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Where did the summer go?

It is hard to believe that this is the last week of August.  Where did the summer go?  Seems that you cannot stop time, so guess you just need to embrace it and enjoy our […]

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An Awesome Day for Brittany & Ryan’s Wedding

Brittany and Ryan’s wedding was absolutely beautiful! The weather was good with slight overcast skies in the afternoon but no rain. Brittany’s selection of peach colored dresses for her bridesmaids really make the photos “pop”. […]

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From Helicopter to Bride & Groom

Jodi and I had a fun job last Saturday assisting with a project to capture photos and video of a helicopter that would be placing a dozen large air conditioner units on top of […]

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