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Darby + Taylor Engaged

You know what they say about the Midwest and weather. It’s unpredictable, we can have multiple seasons in one day. Most of my winter sessions look like fall sessions, but honestly I’m okay with that because who doesn’t love fall?

Enough about the weather though, let’s talk Darby and Taylor! I had the best time with the two of them during their engagement session. I guess this blog post would be really awkward if I didn’t ha! I really love engagement sessions because it gives myself and the couple a chance to interact, talk about the wedding but without the chaos or stress. I get to know them even further and vibe with their personalities. Darby and Taylor frolicked up the side of a hill for me, sat on wet grass and drank some beers. Basically they were freaking awesome and they say their friends are just as fun so be on the look out for that wedding preview in August! But for now, take a peek at their mega fun engagement session below!

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Galloway Family

If you catch baby fever easily don’t read this post. Seriously. Because I’m about to show you some of the cutest sugars. Amanda and I didn’t meet prior to their session, but you know when you meet someone and it feels like you’ve known them forever? That’s exactly how I felt! They were warm and inviting the minute I showed up at their home. Then they took me to a magical place otherwise known as their family farm. The weather was perfect, they were perfect. This session gave me all of the feels and heart emojis. Check them out!

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Wilson Family

I feel like I should, yet again, introduce myself. It’s been a minute, but you guys a lot has happened since my last blog post! For one thing, I moved back home from DC and into a photo studio in downtown Crawfordsville IN. Follow me on Instagram (@abbeyelainephotography) for weekly studio vibes to see what’s happening inside.

I need to give a shout out to the families who have been in it to win it with me since the beginning. This family being one. I can’t even explain how beautiful their family is. You’ll just have to see for yourselves below. A lot has changed in their family as well including a  new little sugar. I love growing with my families and photographing their realness, hashtag blessed. For the past couple years I’ve made the trip to IL and they never disappoint. Also they have the best baby names, Camp, Cooper and the newest little girl Charlie. Goals. All of them.

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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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Mr. and Mrs. Welcher

To say I’ve been able to photograph some amazing brides and grooms this year would be an understatement. Here we have Jess and Adam. Adam told people I made the Forbes 30 under 30 list this year. I mean it’s not true, but maybe someday ha! Jess wore a flower crown and I wanted to die right there on the floor in their getting ready room. The entire day was relaxed and special and hot. It’s possible they brought the heat with their good looks and love for one another. See for yourself and don’t act like you won’t say good heavens when you see them

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Olivia // Senior 2017

Olivia is literally a dream model. She not only enjoys getting her photo taken, but she’s also really good at it and totally natural. I’m also trying to talk her and Jennie into becoming my clothes stylist and hair stylist for every shoot I do from here on out! No really though. The situations they put me in for this session were to die for. An old truck, beautiful outfits, and an iron bridge equals dream shoot. The fireworks of course were my idea ha! Peek her session below!

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Magic Sessions

I refuse to photograph Jill and her boys at any other time but sunset. It never fails to bring magic. The sun, the silly boys and the interaction this time with her mom and them. Lord help me. See for yourself! 2016-07-04_00012016-07-04_00022016-07-04_00032016-07-04_0004

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Hope + Casey got hitched!

Hello all! Now before you give me any grief I know it has been a seriously long time since my last post, but I promise this one will be filled with magic. Speaking of magic, my summer has been consumed by it. With one love story after the next. Each wedding I photograph brings in the most beautiful human beings to walk this earth and some seriously rad people to spend a day with. The bridal parties have been amazingly fun and the bride and grooms, to die for.

Meet the newly Mr. and Mrs. Coons. Their wedding was incredibly beautiful and those red lips, you go Hope do your thang! With all weddings the editing process allows me to reminisce the day again, and my goodness this wedding was filled with all of the good kind of emotions. No, literally I wanted to cry all over myself looking at some of these moments again. See for yourself!

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Mel: Maternity and family… Holy geez the beauty.

Mel and I went to high school together and I’ve seen her family grow through social media and reading her blog posts. She has two stunning young boys and a third on the way! Mel asked me to do a 48 hour session when baby Emmett arrived and I could not have been happier. I love babies and all their squish, big brother moments and beautiful tinder family moments as their lives change in a blink of an eye. I approached Mel about doing a maternity session, mostly because she is a beautiful individual, but I also love maternity sessions and don’t schedule enough of them. As planning went along I decided why shouldn’t we bring the whole family along? It’d give the boys a chance to meet me and get used to me for the day Emmett made his appearance. I also brought a few water guns, for smiling purposes of course! See the beauty of what is Mel’s family 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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