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2013 Workshops

December 1st, 2012 , Posted in News, Photography Workshops

Here are the dates and info for my 2013 workshops! After taking 2 years off to be home with our little Lilly, it was so fun to get back into teaching in 2012. Next year is going to be even better!

New Sweet Harmony Actions

October 2nd, 2012 , Posted in MiaBella Phtoshop Products, News

I’m thrilled to announce a brand new set of Photoshop Actions, Sweet Harmony. Visit for more details.

Please stop by the facebook fanpage for discount codes.

Spring Mini Sessions

March 1st, 2012 , Posted in Indianapolis Baby Photographer, Indianapolis Children's Photographer, Indianapolis Photographer, News


Email for more information or to reserve your session.

MiaBella Boutique – New Products and Sale

February 20th, 2012 , Posted in MiaBella Phtoshop Products, News

I’ve been working away creating some new papers and templates that I think all you photographers out there will love. We plan on adding them to the MiaBella Boutique Store tomorrow evening along with one of our sales!

The best way to find out about our sales is to subscribe to the newsletter. You can find the link on the MiaBella facebook page underneath the profile picture.

Here are the discount codes for our SPRING SALE.

We’ll be giving away 4 sets of actions-use code springtime2012

The percentage off codes may be used on any size purchase.
4 orders may be placed at 50% off. Use code 50springtime2012
20 orders may be placed at 30% off. Use code 30springtime2012
40 orders may be placed at 25% off. Use code 25springtime2012
50 orders may be placed at 20% off. Use code 20springtime2012
55 orders may be placed at 15% off. Use code 15springtime2012

Snag a great deal!

January 19th, 2011 , Posted in News

Just sharing a great deal with my readers. Living Social is offering a 50% off  deal for Amazon today. Get a $20 gift card for $10! I already snagged mine and had Damian get one too. Lilly does need some toys…maybe I’ll get her some at 50% off now!

Time for some fun!

March 18th, 2010 , Posted in contest, News, Personal

Hey to all my lovely readers out there! We’re going to be doing a super fun giveaway this month and I’m excited to share this one.

Okay, I’m a huge advocate of healthy, natural choices in our food and the items we use daily.  I know a lot of my friends and family are watching what they bring into their households as well. It may be buying as organically as we can, cleaning with natural products, recycling, choosing locally grown foods, growing our own vegetables and fruit or even just simply packing our children’s lunch each day. I can’t do all of it all the time, but we do try hard in each of those categories. And it makes me feel happy to know that I’m feeding and surrounding my family with GOOD things.

Well, along those lines I want to mention one of the good things we’ve used this year that has been a huge hit. That’s the boys’ Goodbyn lunch boxes that they’ve been using since this fall. They love them, their friends love them and hey, it makes packing their lunch more fun for me. The boys had so much fun decorating their Goodbyn’s with all the stickers that come with it and it was fun to see their creativity.

Because we had so much fun with our Goodbyn’s I wanted to give one away here on my blog!

Here’s how the giveaway will work. For each comment you leave from today until the end of March, you’ll be entered one time.  Please only leave one comment per post to make it fair for everyone, but feel free to comment on each post that I do. That means if I make 3 posts in one day you can comment on each one and be entered 3 times.

And you can earn bonus entries too! If you mention the contest on your blog with a link back to my blog, you’ll be entered 5 times for that one post! Just mention in your comment that you blogged.

During the first week of April I’ll randomly pick one winner and announce the name here. The winner will be able to choose what color Goodbyn they would like and it will be shipped to them. Due to shipping, I do ask that you live in Canada or the United States. And even if you don’t have children, these make great gifts for the kids in your life.

So go ahead, add the blog to your reader and start commenting! Good luck!


Workshop Openings and Some BIG news

January 20th, 2010 , Posted in Indianapolis Children's Photographer, Indianapolis Photographer, MiaBella Phtoshop Products, News, Photography Workshops

I’m so excited to be heading out to San Luis Obispo, CA in just a few weeks to teach a workshop with Joy Vertz and a guest appearance from a dear friend of mine, Amanda Elkins.

Joy is going to be teaching you how to take your business to a whole new level of success and profitability. Which we all know is a huge issue in this economy. I’ve known Joy for years through the photography community and had the opportunity to meet with her last year when she helped me develop an incredible plan of action to take my business to the next level.  If you want to learn how to market more efficiently, increase your bottom line and stay on top in this competitive market, Joy is your lady.

While Joy covers the business side of running a photography business, I’ll be teaching you how to capture your subjects in a natural and creative manner. All the while using the gorgeous available light that I so adore working with. You’ll learn how to develop connections with the children you photograph so that your portraits show their true spirit. I’ll also talk about and demonstrate how I choose the locations that have become a signature look in my portfolio. I’ll be talking about creativity and composition, utilizing available light, gentle posing, the importance of client clothing and styling and much more. Not to mention we’ll be heading out into that stunning California countryside for some fun shoots.

I’ll also be teaching a class covering the basics of off camera flash and how to use this exciting style of photography in your work. My dear friend, the amazingly talented Amanda Elkins will be working with me at this class posing and prepping our beautiful teen models. Amanda has worked as a model herself and has a knack for posing and photographing teen models that an inspiration to many photographers. So come prepared to learn a lot about off camera flash and how to work with your teen clients.

We do still have a few openings for this February 5-7 workshop and if you’re interested, check out the information on my website.  Contact me for details on a discount.

And since a post isn’t a post without an image of course I have to include one of my favorite subjects, my children.

Which brings me to my big news….we’re having another baby! We’ll be welcoming another sweet Profancik into the world this summer (due date is August 1).  So if it seems like I’ve been neglecting the blog a bit it’s because the morning sickness wiped me off the map for a couple of months. But thankfully I’m feeling good again and ready to get back into the swing of things until this little one arrives.

Our posse of 3-about to be 4. 🙂


Obsessed with magazines?

November 6th, 2009 , Posted in News

Who me? No! Hehe…anyone who knows me knows that I adore my magazines. And how can you not love them? When that shiny new issue arrives in the mail, it’s like Christmas! I save each issue for just the right moment.  I make a cup of hot apple cider (if it’s cold out) or a cold iced tea (in the summertime) and I curl up in my bed or my hammock and pour over every article and every photograph. I fold the corners of the pages I want to remember, gathering inspiration for my home, ideas for photographs I want to create or a plant I want to grow next summer. I nod when I read an article about raising children and feel connected to all the other mom’s out there who are experiencing the same things I am. I drool over the gorgeous clothes that I want to buy and quickly turn the page before I get myself in trouble. And then I save them for another round or two or three of heaven. My favorite issues hang around for a few years and the others get weeded through once every year or so. Then the kids (or my sister) grab some of the issues destined for donation and they draw funny bearded faces on the women or they cut them up and make ridiculous collages just like I did when I was little.

Sigh…can you tell I have quite a love for magazines? If you do too, head over to Amazon where they are on sale during the month of November. I grabbed a few subscriptions for just 5.00 for a year!


Summer Sale for Photographers

June 24th, 2009 , Posted in Indianapolis Photographer, MiaBella Phtoshop Products, News, Photography Workshops

This sale will be for a limited time only so don’t miss your chance to snag one of our products free of charge or at a discounted price.You will be able to use the 25% and lower codes on a workshop seat or a mentorship so check out the dates at to see if one works for your schedule.
You may purchase a mentorship program at anytime, and then call or email to schedule your dates. I do still have a few openings for 2009 (June, late August, September, October dates are available) and then I will begin booking 2010.

PLEASE NOTE: The higher discounts do tend to go very quickly-within minutes. If you add an item to your cart, but do not complete the payment, the discount can still be used by another buyer. No discount is final until your order is submitted and the payment process is complete.***

No additional discounts will be issued once the codes are used up.

We’re giving away 4 sets of actions, plus discounts of all sizes. But you’ll have to move quickly before the discount codes are used up. Here’s the breakdown on the limited number of discounts we’re releasing and the corresponding codes. But don’t wait, there are a set number of orders per discount. Once they’re gone at a certain price, that discount can’t be used anymore. If one code doesn’t work, please try the next one.
Vist to purchase.

The free codes may be used on ONE set only.
We’ll be giving away 4 sets of actions. Code is 2009junefree

The percentage off codes may be used on any size purchase.
4 orders may be placed at 50% off. Code is 2009june50
20 orders may be placed at 30% off. Code is 2009june30
40 orders may be placed at 25% off. Code is 2009june25
50 orders may be placed at 20% off. Code is 2009june20
55 orders may be placed at 15% off. Code is 2009june15

Don’t wait, these prices are first come first serve!!!


All of the images below were edited with my new action set, Summer Skies.











 New Albums






Radio Interview!

June 9th, 2009 , Posted in Commercial, Indianapolis Baby Photographer, Indianapolis Children's Photographer, Indianapolis Photographer, News, Photography Workshops

I’ll be on the Phaunt Forum this afternoon for a radio interview at 2:00! The interview will cover my photography style, where I started in photography, how I grew my bussines and how I currently run my business,  balancing family and work, workshops, and editing. Whew, that’s a lot! I’m super excited about this interview!

This is an online radio interview that you can get to by going to Phaunt Forum and, if you haven’t already, joining the board. The VIPhaunt Speaker section near the bottom of the page is where you can access my interview! Have fun listening!