Meet FRINGE team member Alex

I love my team members because they are so different and both the sweetest girls! We LOVED all the serious faces for this shoot. Alex is down to earth and super easy to get along with. It was fun having her parents there to cheer her on for her shoot! Keep reading to see her interview:

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Let's get to know you. For people who have never met you - how would your friends and family describe you? What are your interests?: My friends and family would describe me as funny, outgoing, and a good listener. I love going on new adventures and exploring, I also love sports and being outside.

What school do you go to? What do you love about YOUR school?: Hamilton Southeastern High School, I love how many opportunities we are given here, and you can tell the staff truly cares about our futures!

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What's one thing you're really good at?: Baking!

What is your favorite part about being a model for Fringe Photography?: I loved getting ready for shoots and wearing all of the fun crazy outfits

What would you do in the next 5 years if you knew you could not fail?: I would fix the climate and environment

What would you tell someone who's scared to get in front of the camera?: Just be confident in yourself and the photographer, and try new things until you feel comfortable in front of the camera!

What is the best part about being a senior?: Looking forward to college and sporting events!!

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Thank you, Alex, for being a part of our team this year! If you know Alex, leave some kind words in the comments below!

Meet FRINGE team member Daisia

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Meet Daisia- I just loved working with this girl. We worked on serious faces, we really did, but I wanted to capture the real her: the one who couldn’t pose seriously for more than a half second before bursting into laughter. Thanks to HMUA Megan Grimm for the look and all the wonderful ideas she brought to our shoot.

Let's get to know you. For people who have never met you - how would your friends and family describe you? What are your interests?: I guess my family and friends would say i’m pretty positive person and I never stop laughing. I also run track, love music and decorating/organizing.

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What school do you go to? What do you love about YOUR school?: I go to Fishers High School and one thing I love about my school is how much school spirit we have, especially at football games!

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What's one thing you're really good at?: Something I’m really good at is organizing which is kind of ironic because my room still gets pretty messy sometimes.

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What is your favorite part about being a model for Fringe Photography?: Safina is very accommodating to whatever your vision is and let’s you do whatever makes you feel the most comfortable. And if you don’t have a vision she’ll definitely help you find one.

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What would you do in the next 5 years if you knew you could not fail?: Maybe I’d open my own animal shelter because it’d give me the opportunity to be surrounded by animals all day.

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What would you tell someone who's scared to get in front of the camera?: I was afraid of the camera, but now it’s not that scary for me anymore. Just have fun and don’t think too much about it and you’ll find what’s comfortable for you.

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What is the best part about being a senior?: The best part about being a senior is getting to guide/ help out your younger friends and you get the most privileges at school when your a senior.


Thank you, Daisia, for being a part of our team!

FRINGE FOR FEROCE- December Editorial

I have to make a confession. It has been THREE YEARS since I’ve styled an entire concept just for my own creative soul. I’ve done creative shoots in between, but never put the effort in to make it entirely planned and me. Finally, I went out, got wardrobe, hair, makeup, and a model and went to town.

PHOTOGRAPHED BY: SAFINA JAMAL

HAIR AND MAKEUP: MEGAN GRIMM

MODEL: ELLIOTT HODGE

Published in Feroce Magazine December 2018.

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We started with hair and makeup in my studio. Concept was a Sophia Loren-esque bun, freckled face, smokey warm eyes. Megan pulled off exactly what I was looking for (which is why I and my clients LOVE her <3).

THEN came the fun part. We all left my studio here in Fishers, pleasantly surprised with the weather and how it was shaping up to be relatively warm. I chose a light coat and left my scarf and gloves at home. But by the time we got on location to Zionsville, mother nature had completely turned on us!!

It was raining. It was crazy wind and I swear the temperature had dropped 600 degrees. There were scared horses everywhere. It was dark and cloudy, and my poor helpers were struggling to hold onto the lighting equipment. We immediately switched gears and just took what we could get. Elliott was such a trooper with bare shoulders and goosebumps the entire time. We all made the best of it!

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… and then this image made it all worth it.

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In hindsight, I’m glad we didn’t get a gorgeous sunset here. The wind and miserableness really contributed to our final cloudy mood.

Who doesn’t love a crisp, clear window shot? While everyone was warming up in my car, I was psychotically walking around in the mud trying to shoot the perfect angle through my car windows. Can you believe this was taken in a Honda Odyssey? How much more glamorous can you get, right?

Some more unpublished from the shoot:

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What do you guys think about the story behind our crazy shoot? It’s great to hear what us photographers and models really go through to get the shot. Let me know your thoughts xx

53rd STREET | Editorial for Picton Magazine

This shoot gave me so much joy <3. How cool is it to be able to work with your seniors and actually make them fashion models?? Seriously, Sally is now a published model in Picton Magazine. I’ve decided to dive deep into the fashion world for all my senior portraits.

The hat is by far my favorite set! It was a total accident, and by this time, we were both really tired. We decided to try just one more outfit. We threw the hat in just thinking it might look cool and I LOVE how it came out.

What’s your favorite look?

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ALL TIME MOST LIKED- Favorites over the years

It’s almost Thanksgiving, and as usual, I’m feeling so thankful to be able to do this as my job! I’ve spent 3 short years photographing seniors- so much has changed that it feels like a lifetime. I thought I would plug in my Instagram stats and see what the most liked posts were over the years.

#1- SEPTEMBER 2018

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#2- JUNE 2017

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#3- JUNE 2016

#4- AUGUST 2016

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#5- JUNE 2016

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#6- JUNE 2017

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#7- AUGUST 2016

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#8- JUNE 2016

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#9- NOVEMBER 2017

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#10- JUNE 2016

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#11- NOVEMBER 2015

#12- OCTOBER 2016

Anna | Indianapolis 2019 Senior Portraits

When your client walks in with like 20 dresses that you just want to steal- yep, that was Anna. I love long dresses, whimsical pictures, and we got so much out of her outfits! She was also just a super easy going and fun girl to photograph.

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My ever so popular Mr. Pretty tulle skirt. Literally everyone that walks into my studio wants to wear it. I love how we can get a different look for everyone based on how we tie the top!

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THOSE EYES.

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This has to be my favorite set. Out in one of my popular locations with the most gorgeous dress that I think 400 people have since asked me about. Did you catch the breathtaking 30x40 from this spot that we installed in her room?

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What is your favorite look from her shoot? Are you finding yourself gravitating more towards the studio or the outside looks? Let me know!

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WANDERLUST | Destination portraits in Phoenix, AZ

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Welcome to Phoenix, AZ, where it’s 103 degrees and your hair never gets frizzy, even after a tiny rain shower in the desert. As many of you know, my goal for 2018 was to TRAVEL and explore. There are so many beautiful places in the world, and as a photographer, you can never get enough of the new scenery.

WANDERLUST portraits are senior pictures in any location you can dream of. That means you can go during winter break, February, or whatever typically freezing time of the year and have an amazing destination session. There is no better experience to add to your SENIOR YEAR memories!

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That being said, I think we all got enough desert to last a lifetime. Shortly after this picture was taken, we started heading back to the car on our little trail and were immediately greeted by a rattlesnake just laying across our path. No other way home. Just this path.

After closely escaping death and waiting for it to leave, we made our way for a few minutes before finding yet ANOTHER rattlesnake blocking our path. In the future, I’d prefer to keep my life and that of my clients a little safer.

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McKenzi is such a natural in front of the camera and beautiful on the inside as well. I’m going to have to buy her backless ombre dress for the studio after seeing so many requests!

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What are your thoughts on traveling and exploring for your senior portraits instead of having them done back home? I’d love to hear your questions and concerns. Let me know in the comments!

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Clay | Indianapolis Senior Photography

I can't say enough good things about Clay. He's a bright, well spoken kid, and he was a pretty good sport about me taking 200 pictures of him. Of course, we have to give major props to his mom- the outfits she coordinated were all classic and perfect for pictures. It was a nice change in scenery from my typical senior session.

Who would have expected purple to be such a clean and crisp color for pictures? 

Here we have a classic example of how risk and adventure goes hand in hand with a Fringe Photography photoshoot. Clay balances on top of a wobbly chair.. props again to Mom for the brick wall suggestion.

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Clay, you killed it. Thank you for representing the boys this year!