WELCOME TO THE LEP BLOG!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!! This is where I give families sneak peeks of their fabulous sessions and rant and rave about the amazing job I have! I LOVE what I do, capturing love moments of babies, families and everything in between! At this time, I am unable to do weddings, events, and large families.

Color and contrast on my blog are very dull. It's a problem I've been having for over a year now and hopefully it will lead to a new blog soon.

All photos are copyright of Lindsay Ernst Photography. Do not use without permission.


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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I heart faces- Week 13 Dramatic BW


Check out all the amazing dramatic black and white images over at I heart faces......

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Photo of the Week :-)

Only 2 days late ha! Happy Sunday!



Friday, March 26, 2010

I heart faces- #48 Fix it


Super cute image today for I heart faces #48 Fix it! I use Photoshop CS4 and TRA actions, so I listed what I did for each image. Enjoy!

Original Image





Vintage Color
1. Select-o-pop (eyes only)
2. Pro retouch (skin only)
3. Oh, Snap 100%
4. Lux Soft 100%
5. Flare up golden 40%
6. Adjustments-saturation 30% over hat/coat/fur





B & W

1. Select-o-pop (eyes only)
2. Pro retouch (skin only
3. BAMF 8 bit 100%
4. Adjustments-Lighten 2x


Check out all the other great Fix it's at....

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

It's SPRING and I'm BOOKING!!! YEAH!!


OMAHA....I will be working Tuesday and Thursday evenings, as well as, Saturdays. Saturdays will obviously book fast, so call or email now if Saturday's work best for you! I booked 5 Saturday appts. today :-) I'm also out and about shooting already so if you need anything in the next month or two my availability is pretty open and I will also be in Omaha over Easter weekend. It's supposed to be 70!! YEA!!

Check out my travel dates on the right...many of have been added. There may also be one or two added in April/May. If you are in any one of these cities and are interested in a fun, unique session for your family or a senior or your newly engaged, contact me now for a spot! My travels normally get booked very fast!

I've been asked recently about a couple different types of sessions, so I thought I would refresh what I do....

newborns
babies
kids
seniors
families
engagements
maternity
creative headshots
outdoor events (baby showers, engagement parties, bridal showers, birthday parties, anniversary parties, etc)

I am currently NOT doing weddings, large families, indoor events. I'm happy to refer you to someone if this is what you are looking for.

Hope to hear from you all soon. I've been having a blast capturing some super sweet moments outside. LEP is so glad it's FINALLY spring!!


My little peanut enjoying SPRING!






Wyatt is 1!!

What an adorable and great little boy I had the pleasure of hanging out with on Sun. Does he look like a Jolie-Pitt or what? Those lips and eyes made me melt. He was such a trooper and we even got to go outside :-)


He immediately starting sharing with me but I don't think he quite figured me out for awhile. I love his pouty lips!

Once we got outside he had lots of smiles and got to show me all his teefers :-)

Leah...thanks so much for letting me come out and spend some time with little Wyatt. He was soo good and I cannot wait to meet your new addition!

My best friend....


This is my fabulous, gorgeous best friend, Jen! She's revamping her amazing painting business and wanted some fun shots and head shots. I've known Jen basically since I was born and she's been painting ever since I can remember. I had a room full of Jen's beautiful paintings my whole life! I'm so excited for her to get rolling with a new name, Inspired Designs by Jen Sueper, and website. But for now, Jennifer Lynn :-)



I LOVE YOU!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I heart faces- Week 12 Focusing on Angles

What a fun week at I heart faces! I work very hard to take a handful of shots at a session in completely different angles. This senior session was taken last summer and probably the most fun I've had shooting. He was up for anything!

I shot this using a rented 35mm...ahhh I cannot wait to buy that lens!! Taken in Sioux City in a back alley of 4th street on super gloomy, drizzly day! ENJOY!



Don't forget to go check out all the angles at...


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Giveaway of a lifetime :-)


When I read that I heart faces was teaming up with Amy Wenzel for a seat in her upcoming photography workshop I was overwhelmed, ecstatic, so much that tears welled in my eyes. I've followed Amy for years and I'm in complete and utter awe at her work, her incredible love for the Lord and her deep and true commitment to her husband. I remember her first post about her husband's devastating diagnosis and then becoming a HUGE fan and cheerleader of his blog as well. I feel like I know them and I've never actually laid eyes on them. Amy is beyond inspiring, she's uplifting, electrifying and influential.

Amy will be making someone's year when she awards one winner with a free seat to one of her upcoming workshops in May. All we have to do is write in 600 words or less, and in Amy's words "Tell us how you love, serve or inspire other people in your life, and what attending the workshop might mean for your photography journey. You don’t need to have a business to enter. Whether you are a pro, semi-pro or hobbyist with an SLR, I am so, so excited to hear your story!"


I am not a good writer, and after reading ALL the entries, feel completely unworthy of this. But here goes....mine is two parts because I believe these are two completely separate questions and I just can't seem to put them together, hence the I'm not a good writer comment :-)

It's so hard to answer this first question, how do you love, serve and inspire others? To me, it all comes down to one person. One person changed my life to love, serve and inspire others by the life I lead. On Aug. 1, 1992, I became a big sister for the 2nd time. We are 11 years apart and he become my heart. I became is babysitter, summer nanny and everything in between. It never felt like a job, he felt more like my first child. So from that day forward, he was always my first thought. What would Joe think? If I did this, how would it affect him? I knew that every decision I made would be looked at by him and I wanted him to see what doing the right thing was. I've never felt I had to inspire the whole world, I only had to make a difference in the life of one person and my job would be complete. Recently I heard a story about my brother. A story I was incredibly proud and honored to hear. He made a decision I made over and over again in high school that proved to him and everyone else that he was strong, intelligent, and inspiring. My brother, now 17, is incredibly wise, intelligent, and kind. Just by his actions and his words and his demeanor, I know that the decision I made to be a good role model was the right one. The funny thing is I think he inspires me more than I inspire him! I will always love him, I'll always take care of him, and I'll do my darnedest to lead a life he will be proud of and inspired by till the day I die!


Two years ago I started this business, two years ago my life changed quite fast and it has been the most amazing ride. Being able to do what you love, truly is a gift. But I wasn't ready and I had no idea what I was doing. I jumped head first! Because I jumped head first, I lost a lot. I choose to work 80 hour weeks because I loved what I was doing, capturing the most precious little family hugging their newly 1 year old or a bride walking down the aisle with her dad, and being able to help support my family was fulfilling. From the moment I laid eyes on my children, I wanted to capture their every move, but I also wanted to help capture those moments for others as well. It's a fine balance these two. These two have grappled me every time I walk out that door. Knowing that I will spend hours away from home, missing the moments I'm capturing for other families. I'm so blessed! Blessed to do what I love, blessed to be able to take these moments in time and allow them to cherish them forever. But in following those dreams I've lost so much time with what is my heart and soul, my little amazingly, beautiful family. What inspired me to do what I love, I have lost so much time with.
Getting the chance to attend Amy Wenzel's workshop would give me back my family. My time to cherish them, just like I cherish every single family that comes my way. This workshop would make me do what I do, better and faster, give me back my time with those I love most dearly, and help me support my precious little family!
Thank you Amy and thank you I heart faces!





Sunday, March 14, 2010

TJ - 12 days

Springroll has arrived and he couldn't be any cuter! I think he's changed so much even from hospital pictures and he made us all work for some sleepy pics that's for sure. After looking through all the pics, I realized he loves his little tongue :-) Always poking out in some way, too cute!



So this was my first attempt at a Kelley Ryden/Tracey Raver pose and I LOVE IT! My favorite for sure!!!!! TJ lasted about 10 seconds, so I snapped quick!
Jen and Thuc.....thank you for letting me capture your precious new addition. You are wonderful parents and he is so lucky to have you! Enjoy him...it will go by too fast! Love to you all!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Friday Photo of the Week

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Just because.....

seeing the clouds move for the first time (in a LONG time!) across the gorgeous blue sky is pretty darn awesome! I love her!


YEA....for larger pictures!