AtZionsville Magazine Cover 2013

More images from Stephanie Freeland’s photo shoot for AtZionsville Magazine.  Read all about her rise in the dressage world and plans for the future.  Thanks for a great photo session and interview….soooo much fun to meet you!!!

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HERO OF THE MONTH – JULY – ERIC-as featured in AtZionsville Magazine July 2013

have inadvertantly known JJ for years and was oblivious to the huge role she was about to play in my life. She had boarded her dogs Lulu and Cesar with my parents dog kennel for years, therefor in turn when it came time for my senior pictures, the first person my parents turned to was JJ for her expertise in the field.

Being a teenager working with adults always posed a little discomfort, but i’d say within 5 minutes of being around JJ i came to find out she is more like a kid than i was! She had great ideas and color schemes. Me being a guy, i didnt know that kinda girly stuff, so i left it up to her, and what a great job she does! My senior pictures came out stellar, with all of my family wondering if that was really me, considering all they have seen me in are white T-shirts covered in engine grease or a failed young man’s attempt of dressing up.

To this day JJ and I keep in close contact and are always willing to help eachother in any way possible. I have known her personally for 5 years and still have a blast everytime I come to hang with the family, or do a selected shoot.

If anyone takes anything from this personal diatribe, i ask you to remember this. I have never had to explain her work to someone i refer JJ to. After my senior pictures I would say, go to my friend JJ, and this is why. Now, after my most recent shoot, people are coming to me saying, who took those pictures, where is she, and how can I get ahold of her. Even my older brother wants track pictures from her just for personal advertising. Her work speaks louder than her words, and her personality is contageous.

I just want to say thank you JJ for all you have done and the passion you put into your work. I know the phrase goes “a picture speaks a thousand words” but I would go as far as to say, “JJ’s pictures speak thousands of words”

-Eric Brattain

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Hi, Im Nandita Pushpala. Im a senior at Zionsville Community Highschool. I swam all four years of highschool and was involved in internships at medical facilities. Ill be attending Indiana University in the fall and majoring in either human biology or nutrition science. I had my senior pictures taken in the fall of my senior year with JJ Kaplan. I really enjoyed my experience with JJ. She was so enthusiastic and really worked with with me and family to get amazing senior pictures! JJ helped me coordinate all of my outfits and jewelry to ensure that my pictures turned out well. Staying in the studio for the whole photo shoot, I got to use a lot of the really cool backgrounds JJ had. They really added a nice touch to all of the pictures. In addition, JJ incorporated a very special ruby necklace into the photoshoot. This necklace has been passed down in my family for generations. That was really special to me and my family! All of the pictures turned out to be really awesome. Thanks so much, JJ!

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Can’t wait for our senior session!!

Pure excitement and exhilaration!

Pure joy and exhilaration for Matt and Jack

Jodi wrote: “Special thanks to Jj Kaplan for this fantastic photo of Matt and his horse Jackal from the NIAHAC show.   We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful woman who is a phenomenal photographer as a rider at Select Show Horses.  I’m so excited to see what shots she comes up with when she takes Matt’s senior pictures later this summer.

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Hey everybody, my name is Maggie McCurren and I’m currently a senior at Zionsville Community High School.  As I juggled a hard course load through my four years I was also the captain of my girls basketball team at Zionsville, as well as a participant in Key Club.  Right after summer ended I had my senior pictures done by JJ Kaplan!

Working with JJ was an awesome experience.  Having our family farm back in Missouri, she really captured the true side of me with the creative hay stack and gate. Taking the pictures was a blast, I was able to be me and have fun with the photo shoot. Not to mention the photos turned out amazing! It was great that JJ made sure to make my mom and I feel welcomed and she even helped me arrange outfits.  My family and I are so happy we went to JJ Kaplan!

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