Here you'll learn what affects our lives, which in the long run affects our work. We want you to know what makes us click.

Fantastical Fantasy

August 19, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Image by Beth RooseImage by Beth Roose

This past week has been filled with fantasy. I went to Indianapolis and photographed next month's wedding couple at GenCon. I also photographed other characters while I was there. Josh attended the convention with other friends. While there he photographed several also. We will share some of those images in my post tomorrow.

Another assignment this week was to create a fantasy image for another photographer with an image she shot of a model. Here's the image.

Beth asked me to take the model image and "turn it into the figurehead of a old-fashion sail boat like the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria... and give them huge monarch butterfly wings to match  their tulling to act as the sails.. and then the other sails on the ship have" wings like butterflies, similar to "Departure of the Winged Ship" Vladimir Kush.

Everything else used in the photo was either shot by me or created with Photoshop. This was the first time I did a job like this for someone else. It was challenging to see the concept in her mind as compared to the concept I got from the words we shared. I way underestimaged the amount of time that it would take to pull all the parts together, mainly because they didn't exist until we worked our way through the concept. So I learned a lot about talking to someone to understand their concept and be able to visualize it for them.

I don't plan to take one more jobs like this, but I'm sure I will continue to create fantastical images.

What does this image make you think of?

Mysterious MagicFigurehead Butterfly Ship




Painted Roses

August 13, 2014  •  1 Comment

This summer has been particularly good for my garden. Each day I'm greeted by amazing beauty outside my front windows and door. The exquisite beauty constantly amazes me and reminds me what a great Creator God is. Laying awake tonight I decided to get up and play with some of my photos. These paintings are the result. A simple phone photo becomes fine art. I love the softness of the painted look. What do you think?

Photographing Children

August 13, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Photographing children is so much fun AND fulfilling. It is fun to watch them grow and develop physically and to see their unique personality emerging. Babies are cute as a bug's ear (but how many people look close enough to see how cute bug's ears are anyway). 

We get to see our youngest clients every three months, but once they reach the first year, it slows down to annually. We also get to photograph other family members. Sometimes we also see you at church or around town. It is so nice to be friends with our clients.

Jamie, a young mother who asked me to photograph her baby, told me a sad story about losing a year old child about three years earlier. She had never gotten professional photos taken. In fact all she had were telephone photos and as she said, they weren't good.

Now she wanted to be sure to document her new son's tiny finger, toes, smiles, developing body, and his unique personality. Make sure you have a visual history worth looking at and sharing over and over again. 

This video describes why we love to photograph children. Enjoy!


What Drives Me to Photograph People? Part 2

August 10, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Yesterday Connie told why she photographs people. Today, Joshua does.


As far back as I can remember, I’ve always been a storyteller. From the imagination of my childhood to the short stories I wrote in high school, I’ve always been intrigued by stories around me. As I learned the art of photography from my grandfather and mother I realized I could use the camera to tell stories.

A favorite picture I captured is a bride looking at her reflection in a mirror. Her expression in those last few moments before the ceremony tells a hundred stories to a hundred people. The goal of my photographs is for people to see a story in their mind, whether it is the actual story or one created from their own experience.

What Drives Me to Photograph People?

August 09, 2014  •  Leave a Comment


Yesterday I watched a webinar from Creative Live by photographer Kirsten Lewis. It made me realize I have never verbalized why I have such a passion for what I do as a photographer. Let me share what I believe about photography. (You can see more on my newly redone "About Us" page.


A favorite picture from my lifetime is the image of my mother holding my hands and looking at me before my wedding ceremony. She died 17 months after my wedding and to have that image speaks volumes to me. Her expressions says “I am so pleased with who you are, the woman you’ve become, and the joy of being your mother.” 37 years later I still choke up when I see and think about it.

That is what drives me as a photographer. I want to capture your precious relationships so that you can relive those feelings. We create visual histories that reminds you, your children and grandchildren who they are because of their precious heritage. 

Reflections by Rohne is a mother-son team. We understand the dynamics of loving relationships. Our passion is capturing the moments and expressions of your relationships, with the love of your life, your children, your parents, your siblings, your friends, your co-workers, your teammates, and your customers. Together we are able to capture the emotions and details of your story.

Photography is “light writing.”  We love to sculpt with light to make you look amazing. Harnessing light and shadows helps to tell your story also. Good lighting can make you look younger, healthier, slimmer, and more dramatic. We harness light to draw attention to your best features, and to create the aura desired, that tells your story.

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