Amy O

Amy O started as the solo project of Amy Oelsner in 2004, and has evolved over the years into a full band in Bloomington, Indiana. I had the opportunity to photograph her for the cover of her incredible new album Elastic which was designed in collaboration with Aaron Lowell Denton. This record involved so many talented people from Bloomington and I loved contributing in a small way.

"Elastic ultimately is an album about learning to live in your own inescapable skin—a challenge that defines not just Amy O’s life, but everybody’s existence. Identifying that universal truth has shaped her into an exciting and insightful artist, one who is no longer making music for herself but is working to command whatever stage she steps onto." - Stephen Deusner

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Vinyl, CD, and tape available through Winspear. Layout and design by Aaron Lowell Denton. Photographed for Winspear.

Vinyl, CD, and tape available through Winspear. Layout and design by Aaron Lowell Denton. Photographed for Winspear.

Amy's zine Yoko Oh Yes! is a collection of interviews with women musicians and is available with purchase of her record. Designed by Shut Up and Listen and printed by Richard Wehrenberg Jr. Photographed for interview with Driftless Magazine.

Amy's zine Yoko Oh Yes! is a collection of interviews with women musicians and is available with purchase of her record. Designed by Shut Up and Listen and printed by Richard Wehrenberg Jr. Photographed for interview with Driftless Magazine.

Amy O live band — Damion Schiralli, Madeline Robinson, Amy Oelsner, Justin Vollmar, Aaron Denton.

Amy O live band — Damion Schiralli, Madeline Robinson, Amy Oelsner, Justin Vollmar, Aaron Denton.

Siosi Design

"We combine lifestyle with work, think about form and function, design based on everyday inspiration, and combine pragmatism with creativity." - Audi Culver

I had the pleasure of photographing two of my friends and favorite furniture designers for Lonny Mag. If you're not already following the work Audi & Ivy create, I highly recommend that you do! 

Griffen & Andrew | Arcadia, Michigan Wedding

Griffen and Andrew had the most beautiful Lake Michigan wedding. These two are so kind and fun — their love makes you want to dance.

Dress | Rebecca Schoneveld
Florist | Laurie Baumler
Makeup | Posh Beauty
Rings | King Jewelers
Photographer | Jill DeVries
DJ | 2 Bays DJs
Venue | Watervale Inn
Music | Foreign Bodies by Radiation City
 

 

Upland Brewing Co. | Sour Wild Funk Fest 2017

Upland Brewing Co. hosted their 6th annual Sour Wild Funk Fest at Mavris Arts & Events Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. This event featured over 40 breweries and is the only festival of its kind in the Midwest.

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Cathleen & Matthew | Bloomington, Indiana Wedding

Upland Brewing Co. | Petal to the Kettle

PRINTtEXT for Driftless Magazine

For those who don't know, I'm the editor and co-creative director of Driftless Magazine — an ad-free, self-published magazine about the Midwest. Ben and Janneane Blevins have been supporters of our publication from the start. They own the beautiful periodical shop PRINTtEXT in Indianapolis and I had the absolute pleasure of interviewing and photographing them for Issue 7 of Driftless. These two are kind and creative, inspiring and supportive, and I have loved getting to know them over the past few years. You can purchase Issue 7 online to read the full interview, but I highly recommend stopping by their amazing shop, meeting them (and their pups Huckleberry and Katie), and perusing their collection of print. 

Natalie & Kyle | Bloomington, Indiana Elopement

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Cardinal Spirits Cocktails | Chris Resnick

Marble Hill Farm

I had the opportunity to collaborate with Lindsay Welsh Sveen of The Fiber Archive on a story about Marble Hill Farm for Driftless MagazineLindsay wrote beautiful piece about this Bloomington, Indiana farm and created the Willow Hat using naturally dyed wool from their Shetland sheep. Read the full feature on the Driftless blog

Vegetarian Heartland

After working on this video for a year and a half, I'm very excited to share it! The talented Shelly Westerhausen has been working on her cookbook Vegetarian Heartland since April 2014 and it's almost here. Visit her website, try out some of her amazing recipes, and pre-order this beautiful book!

Music by Erin Tobey

About the book: Showcasing the heartland dishes we all love made vegetarian, this cookbook provides a literal and visual feast of creative, generous cooking that’s born in the traditions of the Midwest but transcends geographic boundaries. Celebrated photographer and blogger Shelly Westerhausen presents 100 wholesome, meatless recipes for everything from drinks to desserts. Thoughtfully organized by the adventures that make a weekend special—picnics, brunch, camping and more—this gloriously photographed book will inspire folks to eat well, wherever their vegetarian ventures lead them. Celebrating a fresh perspective in food, here’s a new go-to that’s perfect for vegetarians and anyone looking for more delicious vegetable-forward meals.

Lisa & Ben | Bloomington, Indiana Engagement

King Dough Pizza | Bloomington, Indiana

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Cardinal Spirits Cocktails | Alex Utter

2016 Favorites

JANUARY

Dinner at the Distillery
A collaboration between Plated Table and Cardinal Spirits
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Valentine's Day

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Home

Spissy Record Release Show
Spissy on Jurassic Pop Records

Cardinal Spirits Cocktail Series Featuring Stella Snyder
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APRIL

Home

Self portrait

Cardinal Spirits Cocktail Series Featuring Chris Resnick

MAY

Portland & Seattle
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Mike Adams At His Honest Weight Record Release Show
Casino Drone on Joyful Noise Recordings

Everything Stays the Same. Everything Changes.
Kristy Hughes at Gallery 924

Abby Miller
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Cardinal Sprits Cocktail Series Featuring Kevin Hinkle
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Home

Abby & Tony
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Cardinal Spirits Cocktail Series Featuring Alyvia Cain
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AUGUST

Shurr Family
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Ashley & Will
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SEPTEMBER

The Bishop's 7th Anniversary Show
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Lidia & Bryan
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Emily & Luke
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OCTOBER

Mutual Benefit - Getting Gone
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Hoops - Cool 2
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Alison Zook of Cardinal Spirits

Cardinal Spirits Cocktail Series With Alex Utter

Toby Foster
For 1000 Ways on Lauren Records

Vanessa & Justin

DECEMBER

Costa Rica