Local Artists

Ballerina: Moriah Heckman . Ft. Wayne IN Photographer, Sarasota FL Photographer, Warsaw IN Photographer

Ballet.

Such quiet strength and elegance.

I’ve always found ballerinas to be so beautiful & intriguing.  And I’ve wanted to photograph a point ballerina for years now.  In the past 6 months I finally decided that if I want to photograph something, I should put myself out there and make it happen, as a creative outlet for myself; to keep my love of photography fresh, and never just a job.

Last week all the pieces came together, with Moriah Heckman (of the Fort Wayne Ballet through the University of St. Francis Program) modeling for me, and Next Generation Studio of Dance, in downtown Columbia City, allowing us to shoot in their studio space.

I love art, in all forms, and the chance to photograph these artists in action has been so fulfilling.

See another local artists’ photo session here.

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Local Artist: Carita Davoli . Ft. Wayne IN Photographer, Sarasota FL Photographer, Warsaw IN Photographer

I was so excited to photograph Carita Davoli in her element this week.  (Check out her website here)  I got to know her sweet personality, see her art in action, and even splatter some paint on her face for some fun headshots!

Carita is a portrait and abstract artist out of Ft. Wayne, Indiana.  What I love most about Carita (besides her amazing talent) is her desire to connect with people and be vulnerable.  I resonate with that greater purpose above the art we create.  We both love what we do, but we love the people around us even more.  😉

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“My Art has to do with people. Interacting with people is the most important thing to me, and one way I do this is through my art.  Getting to know someone takes vulnerability.  It is a humbling experience to exhibit something I have put my heart into, only to have someone glance at it for three seconds and move on to something else.” -Carita

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