We have a new table!

We recently acquired a new child-sized table and chair.

It’s the perfect size for little ones to stand at.

It is quite comfortable to sit on.

It is also extra fun to dangle you feet off the side and enjoy a nice beverage.

Yet it is easy to walk away from.

Even daddy’s can use it!

Here’s one more image just because we couldn’t resist sharing it.

Graduation Central

What’s better than having a daughter graduate?

Having TWO daughters graduate!

These beautiful sisters are having a dual open house this year.  Shelby is a Warren Central High School graduate and Amanda is a University of Indianapolis graduate.

They both plan to further their education.  Shelby will be following in her older sister’s footsteps by attending University of Indianapolis in the fall and Amanda is heading to the University of Tennessee.

This is a truly monumental moment in their life’s and we are honored to have been chosen to help capture it.

Good luck and congratulations ladies!

Patriotic Photo Shoots

As a way to celebrate the wonderful USA, we’ve decided to make our June theme is “Red, White, and Blue”.

We want to capture patriotic images that you can add to you Fourth of July cookout invitations, display proudly on your mantle, or frame for Father’s day.

Here are some sneak peek images of what we hope to capture before the Fourth of July.

To schedule an appointment, contact us.

Congratulations Class of 2012!

We would like to congratulate the class of 2012!

A special congrats and good luck to our class of 2012 Senior Reps!

Thank you for letting us photograph this monumental time in your life.

Are you a member of the class of 2013?  Check out our senior rep program!

We LOVE Hats!

We LOVE Hats!

All kinds of hats!

We love hats on girls!

We love hats on boys!

We love hats on babies!

We just love hats!

Bring your own hat or try one of ours, it doesn’t matter to us.  Just let us take a picture of you in a hat!  Please!

I love mom

This year some of our younger clients decided to use our newly created framed chalkboards to make some extra special Mother’s Day memories.

These little girls clearly love their mothers.


Abby proudly displays the picture that she carefully created for her mother.

Harper smiles at her mother while she shows off her artwork

Skyler may have needed some help with her chalkboard, but you can see by the way she is smiling at her mommy that she thinks she is the greatest.

Don’t forget Father’s Day is fast approaching!

Make your appointment soon to ensure the father’s in your life get a gift they will truly love.

A boy and his Balloons!

If you are new to our blog, you may not have known that March=Balloons at ESP.

One of our lucky March clients was so happy about the balloons that he just had to applaud.

Even when the balloons went away, he was still smiling.

He continued to entertain us with his cuteness for the entire session.

We love photographing this little man!

His parents planned ahead and signed up for our Baby Plan, so you can look forward to seeing more of his smiles.

Tissue Paper Flowers

We recently stumbled upon this interesting DIY blog post on Pinterest.

We decided to give this project a shot minus the giant flower stems.

This is what happened…

We gathered spring inspired tissue paper.

We cut out three different sizes for our petals.  Four sheets of tissue paper for each size.

We then gathered up the small petals like so.

Then, we added the medium-sized petals and finally the large petals.

As we added the petals, we consistently twisted the bottoms to make a stem.

Using tan tissue paper, we cut a few sheets in a circle and crumbled the edges to add depth.

Using Elmers glue, we attached the flower center and dry moss to the tissue paper flower.

The finished project.

Photo Perfect Baby Basket

At Erica Salmon Photography, we love props!

We are constantly looking for, buying, creating, and using props in our photography studio.

Recently, we photographed handsome Leland Oesterling in this comfy basket during his 3 Month session.

Leland is no stranger to this awesome basket.  He was photographed in it as a newborn also.

This basket is one of our favorite baby props.  We enjoy the versatility offered by it.  We have photographed other babies in the basket also and we manage to get a fresh new image every time it is used.

Our basket is just one of the many, many props we have in our studio.  We strive to always keep useful, photo-perfect props on hand to ensure we always create a one-of-a-kind image.

Thank you for reading!

Framed Chalkboard Photography Prop

 February Prop Project: Chalkboard Picture Frames

This months DIY prop project earned us some photo perfect chalkboards.  These chalkboards can be used to display any message from a child’s age to a family name.

Here’s how we did it…

Supplies Needed:

First, we did a little consignment shopping and found these interesting frames.

Second, we removed the glass and artwork from the frames.  We discarded everything but the backing, which we will need later.

Next, we applied 2 coats of a semi-gloss paint to each frame.

While the frames were drying, we used the backing as a size guide…

to score and cut a piece of cardboard.

Using the measured cardboard, we cut a piece of Dry Erase contact paper large enough to overlap each side of the cardboard.

Now comes the hard part: attaching the contact paper to the cardboard.

Make sure you do this slowly to ensure no creases!

Next, we wrapped the contact paper around the back of the cardboard and taped it down.

After the frames were completely dry, we placed the chalkboard pieces in them and replaced the backings.

We decided to add a handle to our teal frame.

Using the hot glue gun, we attached the ribbon to the back of the frame.

To make the back more visually appealing and to add more stability to the handle, we used fancy duct tape to cover our hot glue mess.

Here are our new Framed Chalkboards in action!

Miss Ellie requested her age, name, and a flower for the teal chalkboards photo debut.

Jack decided to write his own chalkboard message, "Jack is Awesome 6 1/2"

Clearly, Jack is Awesome!

Ellie designed this chalkboard with her signature and a chocolate chip cookie

Thanks for reading.  Don’t forget to check out next month’s prop project!