Wedding Photos from Omni Severin Hotel, Indianapolis

Wedding Pictures at the Omni Severin Hotel, Indianapolis Some of the wedding photos we took at the Omni Severin Hotel located in downtown Indy. You can see the pictures in our portfolio of this Omni Hotel wedding. The four diamond Omni Severin Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, connected to Circle Centre Mall and the Convention Center.

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How I Got the Shot | Senior

Outdoors| How I Got the Shot I really wanted to share this photo from a recent senior portrait session because I love the way it turned out and I think there are several things worth pointing out. As we were walking the west loop looking for locations to shoot we came upon this long tree lined sidewalk that made a canopy. Immediately, I noticed how dark it was in toward the center of this long tunnel. So, as usual, I […]

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Photography Styling, Trends, Fads and the Future

Photography in the Past When we flip through our parents wedding albums we can’t help but laugh at many of the pictures. Why is that? Is it because everyone is lined up staring straight at the camera or is it because dad has a handlebar mustache and long hair and mom has flowers in her perm? Perhaps it’s both. If more of the photography focused on the un-styled, unplanned moments throughout the wedding day and the bridesmaids weren’t wearing peach-colored […]

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Knights of St. John | Evansville Indiana Wedding Photography

Melissa + Jeff | Wedding Josh and I made the trip to good ol’ Evansville, Indiana for Melissa and Jeff’s wedding May 17th. It was a beautiful sunny spring day. Melissa wore a gorgeous Vera Wang gown, the guys in coordinating Vera tuxes. They had their ceremony at the beautiful St. Boniface Catholic Church followed by photos around town. We stopped at a local pub where we toasted to the newly married couple. To describe this wedding party in a […]


Godox Ving 860c Review and First Impressions

First Impressions Godox Ving 860c You asked for first impressions and first impressions are mixed. I love the feel of this thing right out of the box. It is heavy. Feels great in the hands like its Canon counterpart. The battery door opens and closes like it’s meant to last. The battery release is like a Canon DSLR, and the head pivots firmly – not too tough – and not too loose. That’s just feel. How about performance? The hot-shoe […]

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Chicago Courthouse Wedding | City Hall

Yang and Rongbo Wedding We have been shooting together in Chicago for over five years and yet we have never been to city hall – for a wedding or otherwise. Often when people think about a courthouse wedding they think of elopement. For Yang and Rongbo – it’s not like that. These two wonderful people will have their large traditional wedding; but it won’t be here. Next month they will head to their hometown in China for the big traditional […]

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How To Install Lightroom Presets

How to Install Your Lightroom Presets:  Go into Lightroom and click on Edit at the top (next to File). Go down to Preferences and click on it. There will be a new screen that pulls up.  There will be six tabs at the top, click on Presets (second tab). Click on the box titled, Show Lightroom Presets Folder. This will reveal the folder in Explorer Double click on Lightroom Folder. Next double click on Develop Presets Folder. Copy your downloaded preset into the “Develop Presets” folder or into the “User Presets” Folder. […]

Blackstone Hotel Wedding Chicago | Photography

Michelle and Michael Wedding at the Blackstone Hotel Pabst Photo had the privilege of shooting the Miller-Shea wedding this past weekend. It was our first wedding of the Spring and the weather cooperated in fashion. Michelle and Michael were married on April 5th 2014 at St. Mary of the Lake Church in Chicago, IL. The cocktail hour and reception followed at the beautiful Blackstone Hotel on Michigan Avenue. For those unfamiliar with the Blackstone hotel it is in a prime location […]

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Chicago Food Photography | Big Hatt Gourmet

Big Hatt Gourmet | Txoko Dos We both love food. We both love photography. Why not mix the two?! Event and Food Photography Last Saturday Josh and I had the awesome opportunity to work with Chicago Chef Craig Bell and his Big Hatt Gourmet team at the Subzero-Wolf showroom in the Merchandise Mart to shoot the food served at their Txoko Dos dinner event (for which I also did the invitation and menu design)! The Txoko dinner series is unique to […]

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Cancun Vacation 2014 | Casa Manga | Hotel Zone

2014 Cancun Vacation | Hotel Zone A few facts to start this post. We live in Chicago. Chicago has had one of the coldest winters in 30 years. This was the 5th snowiest winter in Chicago’s recorded history. Going to Cancun in February was a must. Jamie and I set out for hotel Casa Manga. We headed to O’Hare Airport on the blue line. We arrived about one hour before the flight. What we didn’t know was that it was […]


Photo Case | Lowepro Pro Roller x200 | Review

Lowepro Pro Roller x200 Review vs the x100 We were in the market for a gig bag to be used primarily shooting weddings. Ordering such things online is difficult because you can’t touch it, can’t load it, roll it, lift it, or get a feel for its overall size. We ordered two x100s only to find out they were too small for what we wanted them for. Everything felt too tight. We have grips on most of our full frame […]


Wedding Photography Image Backup Strategy | Digital Workflow and Cloud Storage

Digital Images Backup Strategy | Lightroom, the Cloud, NAS, and more Backing up and keeping our data secure is something we take very seriously at Pabst Photo. Weddings are big business and they only happen once. Forget about lawsuits and all the terrible things that could happen if you lost a wedding for a second and just imagine the poor bride losing those moments she paid you big bucks to capture. Sure, you should have a backup plan to protect […]

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