Kukla / Grubbs Families - Northwest Indiana Photographer

The Kukla and Grubbs Family Photo Session in Mishawaka, Indiana 

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Perkins - Family Session - New Carlisle, IN Photographer

Perkins Family Photo Session in New Carlisle, Indiana 

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Tabitha and Parker's studio photography session in New Carlisle, Indiana 

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Gehrig - 6 Month Milestone Session at Notre Dame - New Carlisle, IN Photographer

Gehrig's 6 month milestone photography session at Notre Dame - New Carlisle, IN Photographer 

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Jerren - 6 Month Milestone Session - New Carlisle, IN Photographer

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Leo - 1st Birthday Session - New Carlisle, IN Photographer

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Happy 1st Birthday, Baylor!

Baylor turned 1 last month and I had so much fun taking her pictures!  Her mom did a great job with the banner & cake details, and Baylor enjoyed the cake at first...but at the end she was just over it!  Babies are too funny sometimes!  ;) 

Christmas Mini Sessions

Happy 2017!  Now that 2016 has come to an end, and my busy season is officially over, I am hoping to spend some time getting caught up on blogs and updating my website.  One of my 2017 business goals is to stay caught up on blogging!  

I have about 6 months of blogging to do, but I thought I'd start with Christmas mini sessions before the holiday spirit is too far gone!  I am so thankful that we had such beautiful weather for these.  This was the first year I did them by myself, in one day, in time slots so close together and I was just a little nervous about how it would go.  Well my amazing clients blew me away with their punctuality and making my sessions flow quickly and easily.  Thank you!!!  

And a HUGE thank you to Dudeck's Pine Country for their hospitality in letting me use their beautiful farm for the day.  

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!  Enjoy some of my favorites from the mini sessions!  

Leo - 6 Months

I have been so lucky to take pictures of the cutest little boys over the last few months!  Since it seems like my little man was just at this stage, these little boys have an extra special place in my heart as I see these "baby moments" slip away at my own house.  Capturing these fleeting moments in time is so important!  6 month old Leo was just as cute as can be and he flashed me so many smiles!  I loved taking his pictures and I sure hope I get the chance to see him again sometime down the road!  Thank you Brittany & Leo!

Gracie - 7 Months

This session made my heart so happy!  I have had so many little boy sitter sessions lately, but no girls!  I have been dreaming of pastels and flowers (anything that says SPRING!), but I haven't had any little girls to do this with.  Then Gracie came along and was just perfect for what I wanted to do!  She was full of smiles for me and cute as can be.  It was a rainy and gloomy day outside, but it felt like springtime and sunshine in my studio!  Thanks for being such a great model, Gracie!

Klayton - 9 Months

My nephew, Klayton, came to see me for his 9 month pictures - luckily, he isn't showing any signs of getting tired of me or my camera just yet.  I am sure that day will come soon though!  And when that happens, I'll use the same secret photographer trick I used on my son (in the first picture) - jelly beans!  While Klayton was here, I got a picture of my kids and Klayton together to give to our mom for Mother's Day.  That was the hardest part of the shoot - and it definitely involved compositing 3 photos into one to get everyone looking at me and smiling at the same time!   Enjoy these pictures of my adorable smiley nephew!

 

Blake - Newborn

It was such an honor to capture Blake's newborn photos!  Not only is he as cute as they come, but my first "newborn session" was almost exactly 4 years earlier...and it was one of Blake's older sisters!  I was still relatively new at photography as a hobby, and hope that I have made a lot of improvements in the last 4 years.  Blake was such a sweetie and I loved capturing these moments! 

Kolton - 6 Months Milestone

Oh my word, it was all I could do not to drop my camera and go squeeze Kolton!  He wasn't quite 6 months old yet, but he was sitting up like a champ and blowing me away with his extreme cuteness!  I say this every time, but I love this age so much! 

Colton turns 3

Colton was way too easy to photograph for his 3 year pictures!  For about 4 seconds he acted like he wasn't interested in pictures, but after that (he might have been bribed with the promise of a treat) he flashed me million dollar smiles and did everything I asked of him and more!  I had so many favorites from this session...and make sure you scroll to the end to see what a handsome cowboy Colton makes!

Jones Family

I had the pleasure of photographing one of the absolute sweetest families EVER a few weeks ago...if you know the Jones family, you know what I am talking about!  Everyone was in town to celebrate their dad's 60th birthday, and they were all staying at the Best Western and having dinner there.  We planned to take some beautiful pictures by the lake before their dinner...and then the snow and wind storm came out of nowhere!  I felt so bad that our outdoor plans were ruined, but they still wanted to commemorate the occasion and get some casual pictures of everyone together.  I have to admit, I was pretty nervous to take pictures inside of the Best Western...I was picturing awful overhead yellow lights and I was so scared that I would ruin their memories!  Luckily, we found a big window and got to use natural light inside of the yucky overhead lights...so while the location still wasn't ideal, their beautiful smiling faces made up for it!  Thank you for trusting in me and letting me capture your memories!

Deckard & McDonald Kids

It sounds easy enough when two sisters want to get their 4 kids together for a few quick pictures, right?  If you've ever had a toddler, you know that they aren't much of a fan of sitting still - but they do excel in being cute!  The two oldest were great listeners and so patient as we tried to coax the two youngest into sitting down for a few seconds to snap these pictures... the end result was a lot of M&M's from their parents, and a lot of composites on my end, but nevertheless, they are all adorable and we DID get those few pictures! 

Jackson & Jacob - Easter Mini Session

These boys were KILLING me with their cuteness!  Their outfits, their smiles, their hair...they were the complete package!

I'm not going to lie, before they showed up to their session I was prepared to get a workout in...two young boys aren't always the easiest subjects to photograph!  But boy, was I wrong!  They were sweet as can be, great listeners, and flashed me the biggest smiles left and right.  And when they gave each other a great big brotherly kiss...my heart melted on the floor right then and there.  It's not often that two young boys make my job easy, but they sure did! 

Enjoy some of their cuteness below!

 

Klayton 7 Months

I was so excited to take my nephew Klayton's 7 month pictures - I kept telling my sister how babies at that age are always all smiles and it's so much fun.  When he got there, I could tell right away that he wasn't his usual super smiley self, not to mention he was trying to eat all my props plus drooling all over the place ... I told Karlee that he acted like he was teething pretty bad.  Sure enough, a few days later, his first tooth popped through!  Despite all of that, I think we still got some adorable pictures of him, and I can't wait to get him in my studio again soon!