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Taylor: Senior 2017

Taylor, a 2017 senior killing the senior portrait game. She was incredible to work with. So fun and had a perfect go with the flow attitude. I’m not sure if I love senior sessions most because they make me feel young again, my ten-year reunion is this year WHAT. THE. WHAT?! Or if it’s because of the creativity that comes out of each session. Also, can we just give a little shout out to all of the makeup YouTube tutorials? The gals I’ve shot lately, their makeup, on fleek. Really though. Peek Taylor’s session below! She’s gorgeous.

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I bought a Native American headdress once.

I bought a Native American headdress once. I was dying to do a photo shoot with it and thankfully I have some really great friends that made this fun shoot happen. No really, it was a blast. We drove around and found a field full of daisies during the golden hour. We, well Pat, lied to a guy that stopped to check out what we were doing. Told him Sam was a famous model and we were a photography group from Chicago photographing the locals, he was intrigued so it was a win. Brought out smoke bombs and sparklers and trekked down to a water location, shout out to Sam who did it in heels. When it got dark we decided to stop in the middle of a back road and do some cool things with the most magical evening sky. Pat also did the most flawless toe touch we have ever seen, but that’s for another blog post!

Check out the photos below!

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Jocelyn + Josiah: Engaged

With every engagement session I come into it with the same goal, capture their love. Sometimes it is truly magical. Meet Jocelyn and Josiah. Every ounce of feels came out of them during their session and I couldn’t get enough. I’m almost positive I’m going to hire them to play their music at all of my upcoming engagement sessions, because when they played during their session it gave me goose bumps as I witnessed all of the emotions that oozed off of the two of them for one another. It was literally like all good things in the world collided as he played guitar and she, her ukulele with the sun setting in the background. We went well into the golden hour and almost chased the stars during their session, because how do you really stop such a good thing?

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Hello spring. And beautiful couple.

I posted a preview of this session on my Facebook page today and immediately got a message from one of my brides that said she would like to redo her engagement session. She promised it wasn’t because her images were bad, she loved hers, but because Sarah and Bj looked warm and were blessed with one of the most beautiful days we’ve had so far this year in Indiana. This was the complete opposite for said bride who messaged me (her blog post is next!)!

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Kellan and Family

Hi! I feel like I should introduce myself again. It’s been that long since I’ve blogged so I thought I’d hit everyone with one of the cutest babes ever! But really, this child. I can’t even begin to explain his sessions. They are a photographers dream in that he shows up smiling and the rest is simple! Also, the bond he has with both of his parents… my goodness the feels. See for yourself!

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Paige, isn’t she lovely?

Ever since I can remember I have been constantly taking photographs of my youngest sister, Paige. Not only do I get to see the transformation of her becoming such a wonderful and stunning young gal, but I get to see the changing of my style and the realization of the rewarding pay off from practicing the craft, itself, as well as the gained and well used lessons I’ve learned from my internship.

It’s not often my sister can be back in our hometown of New Market, IN. So when she is, I always try to jump at the opportunity to doll her up and work out my creativity. Most the time willing, she has become one of my go to models to try different locations, different lens, poses, etc. With her go with the flow attitude, she is such a trooper even in some of the, dare I say sketchy, scenarios such as jumping from a massive tree for a shot just for the name of photography! Less sketchy and risky these days, here are some of my favorite shots of the lovely lady!

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Wyatt Turns 2!

Happy Birthday Wyatt! During our play date, I mean session, I discovered something very cool. Wyatt and I celebrate the same birthday! I only wish I had his same energy.

Not only was this session imprtant to capture Wyatt at two years old, but it was also important to have recent pix for his dad who had joined the United States Airforce. This, in which, inspired our photoshoot! With paper airplanes and an american flag we were able to preoccupy this rambunxious two year old and capture some great pix. Familiar with me because of the time we got to spend during their family session last fall, we had a great time. Weathering the cold for the outside shots like a champ, and discovering how to make a paper airplane fly made for a great birthday session. Below is just a sneak peak!

 

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My favorite kind of photo opportunity

I am, unfortunately, at the age most would consider grown up and an adult.  Although, I am far from doing grown up things such as buying a house, getting married, and having kids, most of my friends have done so.  This is just as exciting as if I were to venture in such things myself.

Most of my subjects are friends, or become friends, and I get to see and capture a lot of important events in their lives. I also get the chance to watch their beautiful babies grow up, which could possibly be one of my favorite things in life.  I get the chance to capture exciting memories during sometimes planned newborn sessions or my favorite, spurr of the moment picture taking.  This is exactly what took place when Sam brought her beautiful baby, Ellee, to visit.

I have had the opportunity to do a maternity session with Sam and Brian, newborn session, and now a spurr of the moment photo opportunity when they came to visit.  Just 5 months later Ellee has grown up so much.  Here are a few pix from Sam and Ellee’s visit!

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Sam + Brian = Ellee

Remember Sam and Brian and their maternity photos? Ellee has finally arrived and has proven to be one of the BEST babies to photograph.  With a head full of hair and the most ADORABLE accessories and outfits there was no way the photos couldn’t be anything less than precious.

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Whats up baby!

I was totally stoked to hear that my long time high school friend Sam and her fiance, Brian, were having a baby!  Even more stoked when they asked me to do their maternity photos.  I can not even begin to describe how much of a trooper Sam was.  We trekked the entire downtown of West Lafayette just to find these most awesome places to use as backdrops.  She, 8 months pregnant, WALKED the entire way and thought nothing about it.  We visited places they used to spend time at on dates, for fun, for leisure.  All in all it was a great time.  I can not wait to take photos of baby Ellee, whenever she decides to come out and play!

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