Photos by Alexander

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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Customer Feedback

I just received this email and I just wanted to share with everyone.
I love this job.

Thank you so much. Rob and Amber have both been giddy about the session and the pictures that came out of it. They each called me (separately) after the shoot and said how wonderful you were to work with and how hard a time they had picking out the best 10 because they liked so many.

I truly appreciate the way that you are with them and the work that you do. You are worth every penny and then some! I can’t wait to work with you on the wedding day.

Also, that you for allowing us to look at all of the photos, I will definitely be ordering a couple of the covered bridge pictures, they are amazing! (the red wall one is my favorite though).



Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Shooting in the Fall!!!!

I just love the fall colors.
I just shot some engagement pics that I just had to share.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Were moving!!

June, 2010

To our loyal customers:

We at Photos by Alexander are pleased to announce that we are moving to a new location –

9548 Johnson St., Crown Point! We plan to open this new studio on Tuesday, June 29, 2010. While we make this move, our current location will be closed from June 12-28, 2010.

Our contact information will remain the same, so you can still reach us by phone at our current number, which is (219) 661-8927, or through our website: If you need to reach us while we are closed, we will be checking our messages and returning calls periodically during this time, but please keep our relocation dates in mind and be patient with us during our move.

We are excited to introduce you to our new location, and we invite you to take advantage of our grand opening sale! During the month of July, we are offering any photo session free of charge, to be done on location at the Indiana Dunes or in your home. You may call our studio number to schedule your appointment (and be sure to mention this offer). This offer is transferable, so feel free to share it with your friends!

Thank you for being loyal to us. We look forward to meeting your photography needs for many years to come.


Alex Midence

Photos by Alexander

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

New York, New York

One of the biggest dreams of my life has always been to go and visit NY City. Well as luck would have it Becky and I where out in the state of Connecticut taking pictures for the church directory of North East Baptist Church. As I was talking with the pastor and he found out that going to NY City had always been a dream of mine he graciously volunteered to take us after the evening service. Now even tough the weather was lousy we still managed to see a lot and to get a few great pics.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My first try at maternity portraits…

I first met the Shafer’s while Amberle was a bridesmaid in a wedding I was shooting. Amberle & her husband Tim called a few months back to see if I even took maternity portraits and if I would be interested in photographing theirs, I have always been interested in maternity photography, and when I found out that she was pregnant with twins (a boy & a girl) I really jumped at the chance.

We met here at the studio a few days after their initial phone conversation and I told them how I was not very happy with most of the maternity portraits that I have seen around. We discussed what we wanted to do different and set up a time to do it. What you see here is the result of ideas that I have had for a while. I hope you enjoy what we where able to do for Tim, Amberle, and their yet unborn children.



Becky (my wife) is pregnant I have included pictures from the first ultrasound that we had, but as of yet we still don’t know what the sex of the baby is. I will keep you updated.

Our first baby pictures....

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Bridal tips for the perfect-picture face
by Lorna Gentry
Featured in Professional Photographer

It could have been a disaster. Phoenix portrait and wedding photographer Holly Schumacher stared in horror through her lens at the orange-faced woman she was about to photograph. "She must have used a fake tan lotion," Schumacher recalls, grimacing. She had to make all the photographs black and white because there was no way to color correct that hideous tone. Fortunately, Schumacher was photographing a birthday party, not a wedding. "If she'd been a bride, it would have been just awful," she says.

"I tell brides not to go to a tanning booth or use a spray tan right before the wedding," says Schumacher. "And I always recommend brides use a professional makeup artist; it makes my job so much easier."

If you have a bride who insists on doing her own makeup-or having a friend do it-pass along some advice from the experts to save you hours of Photoshop repair. Here are 10 beauty tips from makeup artist Steve Moore of The Moore Agency in Atlanta and Deanna Rene of Scottsdale, Ariz., and a few from Schumacher, too. Pass on these tips during the consultation, post them on your website, and print them on a small laminated card to tuck into the brides makeup kit.

1. BLEN, BLEND, BLEND. You can use your everyday makeup, but use more than you normally use every day. Many makeup processionals use airbrush makeup, the method of choice for high-definition TV, because it’s lightweight, waterproof and gives flawless coverage.
2. SOMETIMES LESS IS MORE. Use less makeup for a day wedding and more for evenings. You can get dramatic with eye makeup.
3. DON’T SKIMP ON CONCEALER. Use a moisturized concealer on the thin, sensitive skin under the eyes. If your concealer isn’t moisturizing, blend it with a skin cream. For blemishes, first treat them with a natural or over-the-counter anti-inflammatory, then cover with concealer.
4. DO A MAKEUP TRIAL RUN. It’s the only sure-fire, stress-free way to make certain your makeup will look beautiful.
5. NOT ALL MINERAL MAKEUP IS CREATED EQUAL. Titanium dioxide, a chemical used as sun block, can reflect flash, giving the bride a ghostly appearance. In 2009 makeup artist Annie May launched a line of mineral makeup especially formulated for photography called Advanced Mineral Makeup. May promises it won’t white-out the bride under a flash.
6. USE WATERPROOF MAKEUP WITH STAYING POWER. You don’t want to spend your reception in the bathroom reapplying your makeup. Foundation, eyeliner and mascara all should be waterproof. And in case you cry (you probably will), have a tissue or handkerchief handy to gently blot your tears right at the eye.
7. KEEP YOUR LIPS MOISTURIZED AND COLORED. Dry lips look dreadful in photos. Have someone carry your lipstick for you and touch up often. Matte and gloss lipstick both photograph well, and be sure to use blended lip liner for enhanced definition.
8. DON’T FORGET THE GROOM. If the groom is red faced due to too much sun (or drinking), a little powder can help. That goes for shiny heads, too. And it’s a good idea to slip a tube of Chapstick in the groom’s pocket for his dry lips, as well as a handkerchief to dab well-wishers’ makeup smudges off his suit.
9. DON’T SPRINKLE ON GLITTER. In photographs, it tends to look like little white spots, as if there’s something wrong with the camera.
10. REMEMBER to apply foundation and power to your neck, shoulders and décolletage-you want your head to look like it belongs to your body!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Winter Bridal Fair

We will see you at the...
Munster Winter Bridal Fair
Feburary 17, 2010
6:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m.
Centennial Park Banquet Facility