Bernacchi / Prast / Battjes - October Family Session - New Carlisle, IN Photographer

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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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Kolton - 1st Birthday & Cake Smash Photoshoot - 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!  ;) 

Layla - Newborn

Ahhh Layla was so much fun to photograph!  She slept like a dream ... and can we talk about those cheeks!!!  I am pretty sure I already overshared her on my Facebook page, and I'm not one bit ashamed!  Here I go oversharing some more...I hope you enjoy these just as much as I do! 

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!  

Jerren - Newborn

2 week old Jerren was just SO CUTE!  And I have to admit, I died a little when I saw his amazing little curls in his hair.  He slept for a little bit at the beginning of his session, and then he was wide awake and ready to party!  He was nicknamed "Prince" before he was ever born, so I made the little crown for him to wear - because every Prince must have a crown!  I loved getting to meet Jerren, and I can't wait to see him again at his next milestone session! 

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!

Gehrig - Newborn

You guys!!!  I had ANOTHER dream baby!  Gehrig slept hard during the first half of his session and I was able to breeze through many poses with him.  Once it was time to do some prop shots and parent poses, he was wide awake, but was content as can be when I wrapped him up tight! 

His dad works at Notre Dame and I love how sweet he looks in his little ND hat (even if I'm a Purdue fan over here, ha!)

I am so thankful to have had the chance to meet and photograph Gehrig!  I hope his parents love his pictures!

Anna - Newborn

Anna was SUCH a good girl for me!  I finished her session feeling so excited (exhausted, but excited!)  She was the ideal sleepy baby, so we were able to get started right away, and breeze right through the first half of her session!  Her parents brought some props along to use for her session, and you can see below that she was perfect for all of those, too!  Thank you Anna, for being such a great model for me!  I hope your parents love your pictures as much as I do!