Our first "mini-shoot" of Abby and Brian came when he surprised her when he asked her to marry him! It was at the IMA and I was either "Ninja Photographer" or "Creeper Photographer" depending on your view:) Either way, the proposal turned out amazing. She didn't notice me and was completely surprised. So it was awesome to get together a few weeks later to take their official e-session. We walked around Eagle Creek and had the best weather we could have wanted. We absolutely can't wait for their wedding! Until then...these photos will have to do.
How can it be that our sweet Ella is 11 years old? I remember holding her in my arms and looking down at those big sweet eyes and listening to her sweet baby laughs. She is growing into such a beautiful, strong, creative, athletic and talented girl. Brian and I could not be more proud of who she is growing to be. One of her friends gave her such a fitting gift for Ella. It was an owl necklace that stood for a faithful, wise fiend. Ella is this to her friends. She loves them with all her heart and would do anything for them. As I looked around the room at the 25 people that were stuffed into our home I couldn't help but be filled with such thankfulness. We loved celebrating our girl and making her feel special. We hope you enjoy a little snippet of our fun night in Paris.
Indianapolis, IN: Where do I start with this girl! She is a business owner, motivator, big-thinker and kick-in-the-pants whenever you need a pick me up. Tiff and Steven are doing some awesome work in her network marketing business (ITWorks!) and is an inspiration to so many people. We were so stoked that we were able to capture their engagement session and upcoming wedding.
As you can see, they are big baseball fans, so the first part of the shoot had to be downtown around a baseball field and had to end at a sports bar...of course. The second part was quite a bit more dressy so we went to a few monuments downtown to finish out. What you don't see, was that the temperature was...freezing...like, can't feel the hands freezing. But Tiff and Steven went all in and were up for anything. Ok, less talk, more pictures...here you go!
Dunes Acres, IN: One of the coolest things about being a wedding photographer is seeing your clients families grow. Amy and I love stories, and this is just another chapter in the story that started on their wedding day. We saw (through social media) that Lauren and Bobby were blessed with a little girl and when we got an e-mail from them, we were so excited to head north to take their family pictures!
Lauren and Bobby, coincidentally, grew up and vacationed at the same place as kids. That's where they first met and that's where they had their wedding and it would only be fitting to have their first set of family pictures there. It was so cool to revisit all the spots we went to on their wedding day, except this time with their beautiful daughter. As their family grows, so do the stories and we are honored to be a small part of that.
Vail, CO: Lindsey and Ryan live in Chicago...whenever we get a chance to shoot outside of Indy, we are always stoked. And when you have amazing clients on the other side of the camera, it just makes it that much better. But as we were talking about shooting their engagement, Colorado came up as a really special place to them. They both grew up there and have so many memories around the town of Vail. So we all threw caution to the wind and scheduled their engagement shoot for Vail, Colorado! Ryan picked us up from the airport and after getting stuck in "Ski Traffic" (first time for everything) we walked around Vail, and then headed out to a frozen lake to finish the shoot.
If you are a previous client or know anything about how we shoot, you know I'll sometimes ask you to stand places that can take some walking to or stepping over stuff. Lindsey and Ryan were amazing all day. It was freezing cold, but they made the day so fun for Amy and I. It's always interesting meeting someone for the first time, out of state, a few hours before their shoot. But after 5 mins, I felt like we had been friends for years. Here's just a few of our favorites of the day.
Mass Ave, IN: The first time we met Molly and Jeff, we knew that we would have so much fun getting to know them and taking pictures of their love together. We had to reschedule there engagement shoot due to weather (#indyphotogproblems) but I have to say, the day we picked couldn't have turned out better. They are self professed foodies and love the Mass Ave food scene. So we headed downtown on an unusually warm and windy day and walked around Mass Ave. Engagement sessions are some of my favorite types of shoots. It's laid back, we talk more than we take pictures, and it's a time to just have fun. We talked quite a bit, we took a few pictures too, and here they are!
Fountain Square, IN: Where to start with this girl! First off, she's our neighbor, and she's an awesome babysitter for our girls, she's funny and smart and also an incredible photographer. She definitely is less a neighbor and more family, so when she entered her senior year, we were so excited to finally take her pictures. We headed down to our favorite spot, Fountain Square, which fit her personality to a "T" and spend the best part of the day/evening taking pictures. Sometimes taking pictures of photographers can be a challenge because we all see things in our own way, but she was up for anything and awesome the whole time. We don't shoot a lot of seniors, but when we do, we absolutely love it. I hope you do too!
Indianapolis, IN: From our first meeting at Indy Hostel, we knew that Rachel and Philip were going to be an amazing fit with us! Not only have we never shot at Indy Hostel, but they included parts of their wedding that we haven't seen either...like owls...they literally had owls. Which is awesome. The whole day had perfect weather, amazing food, a campfire and wonderful people to spend it with.