Woods Family {Downtown South Bend}

This sweet family!

The last time I had the privilege to photograph them, adorable Caden wasn't quite yet 2! And we were in the snow! He's going on 4 now, and is as sweet as ever! :)

Had so much fun with him and his sweet momma and dad in downtown South Bend! It was a gorgeous fall day and their laughter - and love - were infectious.

We sure do love watching families grow - and have a blast together! It's an honor to capture such joy!!

Casey {University of Notre Dame}

Casey graduated in 2016 at the University of Notre Dame. She was back in town to go to her boyfriend's graduation and used the opportunity to get some senior photos done. She spent her four years playing softball for Notre Dame.  She is a badass to say the least. 

It was an absolute pleasure meeting Casey. She is so kind and easy going. And such a natural in front of the camera. She has surgery scars on her shoulder and made she to tell me to not edit those out. Which I loved. So often we want our scars and imperfections erased. But they tell part of our story. And for Casey, they are not something to be ashamed of, just part of her journey. Casey, you rock, and it was my asblute pleasure to meet and photograph you! 

Alex & Chloe {Niles, MI}

Alex & Chloe's special day was just about perfect! They decided to get married on Chloe's parent's property in Niles, Michigan along the river that Chloe spent a lot of her childhood. This beautiful outdoor wedding  was filled with love, smiles, and sweet moments. These two were so wonderful to work with and their love for each other is so special and sweet! We are so thankful we were able to capture their amazing day! 

Florist: Sue Johnson & Angie Littman

The dress: Madison James

DJ: D & T Productions : John Archambault

Hair: Marie & Co.

Makeup: Beauty & Bliss

Click here to check out Alex & Chloe's wedding day slideshow! 

John & Kate {Journeyman Distillery} Three Oaks, Michigan

Kate was a general manager at a bar in Chicago, where a repeat customer insisted she let them set her up on a blind date. Kate went crazy as they pressed, and eventually John himself waltz right in and asked her to go on "run" sometime. This first date "run" eventually lead to a night of fun, street festivals, and love!

After six years of dating, Kate was convinced that John and her were never going to get married. In fact, he went on a whole "anti-marriage" kick nearly a month before he proposed. But all that didn't matter one night on Paw Paw lake, where he insisted that, even after an entire day on the lake, he wanted to take the boat out. Kate, on the other hand, just wanted to relax and chill. 

In the middle of a lake, swaying to her favorite Pearl Jam song and dressed down to a sweatshirt and sweatpants, she felt a hand on her waist and turned to see John down on one knee! He said the sweetest thing and of course she said yes! Talk about relationship goals! 

Their wedding day was absolutely beautiful! The tiny details really helped pull everything together into an unforgetable experience for both guests and the bride and groom

We couldn't be more happy that John and Kate let us capture this special day for them. We absolutely adore being able to capture weddings for couples. It is such an important and special part of someone's life, and we feel amazing knowing that they trust us to capture it! We wish John and Kate nothing but the best in the rest of their forever! 

Venue & Caterer: Journeyman Distillery 

Florist: Marco Alexzdondra

Hair & Makeup: Blowout Junkie

Dress: Anne Barge Wedding Dresses

Lindsay, Doug and Lambeau

A few weeks ago, Lindsay, Doug and sweet Lambeau and I ventured around St. Patrick's County Park, in South Bend, enjoying some great laughs along the way! Over the summer, her sweet pup had to have surgery on his hip, where they removed part of the bone - and just a few months later, she learned he had cancer. She wanted to document some memories and enjoy as much time as she has left with her sweet boy. Needless to say, our pets become a part of our family and dogs truly are our link to a wonderful paradise. Grateful for my time with them.

Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring—it was peace.
— Milan Kundera