Monday, May 26, 2008

camerin & thomas

Recently Dan and I traveled to Warsaw, Indiana to photograph Thomas & Camerin's wedding. It was our first official wedding of the year and it couldn't have been better. It was a great start to our wedding season!

I had been looking forward to Thomas & Camerin's wedding since the moment they booked me. They are two of the nicest people I've ever met and they also have a huge love of photography. Before the wedding they scouted out spots for us for the wedding day (which were perfect). How great is that? :) They also allowed TONS of time to photograph them before and after the ceremony (I was in heaven!). To top that, they even left their reception for a while to do some evening shots on the lake where their ceremony was being held. We were all hoping for a nice sunset with beautiful light but it ended up being cloudy. I absolutely love the photos we got though (see below). :)

Camerin & Thomas .. thank you SO much for allowing Dan and I to be a part of your day. We are so thankful for your friendship and wish you guys nothing but the best when you move to California!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

cali & austin

From time to time, I have fun ideas for shoots but never get the chance to actually do anything with them. Luckily on a recent trip to Lima (where Dan grew up), I finally got to go a little nuts! :) I really want to expand my children's portfolio so we asked Cali & Austin (Dan's niece & nephew) if they would be willing to model for me. They were all about it and I couldn't have been more happy with all the photos we got! :) We photographed everything around their home which happens to be on a big piece of land surrounded by fields, a few barns and a lake. It was exactly what I was hoping for! :)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

congrats to ryan

My brother Ryan's band, Summon the Destroyer, is profiled in today's issue of the The Indianapolis Star. They are also featured on, a fun entertainment site for the Indianapolis area. To read the entire article, click here. If you guys happen to enjoy death-metal music, you should definitely check them out. I can't understand a word they are saying but hey, if they made it in the newspaper they must have some talent right? :) They've got two CD release shows planned for tonight and tomorrow night if you're looking for a good show to go to. You can also check out their music on their myspace page.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

jennifer & jeff

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to shoot another wedding with the amazing Shelly Valentine. Jennifer & Jeff were married in South Bend at Notre Dame. It happened to be my first time on campus. I've had SO many people tell me how beautiful it was so I had high expectations. :) It was such a beautiful location and was perfect for photos!

Here are a few of my favorites from Jennifer & Jeff's day!

Friday, May 2, 2008

addyson - 1 year

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was for this shoot yesterday. Addyson happens to be one of the babies I photographed last year through the ACPCG. She only weighed 1 pound, 7.9 ounces when she was born. Check her out now .. a year later! I am so thrilled she's doing so well!

Along with Addy's wonderful Mom & Dad, her Grandparents and Aunt also joined us for the photos. It was so great meeting them and I can't thank them enough (and Dan as well) for making Addy laugh and smile for the photos. They are all hired for my upcoming kid shoots! ;)

So on with the photos .. these are just a few of my favorites. It was really hard to pick so I went a little crazy with posting. :) I'm sure her family won't mind!

During all the fun yesterday, Addy's Grandaddy was taking some action shots of all of us and he just sent me a few. I thought I'd share one. :) I'm sure being on the other side of the camera with all those people making faces and crazy noises had to be hilarious. :)