Jeda Parchman {Class of 2017}

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I met Jeda back in April. It was a cool, spring day and we ventured to a couple beautiful spots around South Bend to capture the gorgeous young lady she is!

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Tippecanoe Place, in downtown South Bend was a perfect backdrop.

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Downtown South Bend! 

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Our last stop was St. Mary's College, where everything was just starting to bloom. Which I guess you could say is symbolic for a young lady beginning her senior year ... new things on the horizon, and it's only just begun. Congratulations Jeda! You are a beauty. Inside and out!

Thomas Hunter {Class of 2018} Marcellus, Michigan

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Ok. So we have to brag about this guy. First, he's a handsome fella. But more so, he is SO KIND. And incredibly genuine.

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We ventured to Marcellus, Michigan, to the place he calls home, to photograph his senior session. Just a week after this session, he left for Boot Camp, where he completed basic training, BEFORE he began his senior year of high school! Amazing, right?! We thought so too! 

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It was the day of his prom too, so we of course had to do a few in his tuxedo! ;)

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Grateful to have met such a kind young man! Many congrats Thomas, for all your amazing accomplishments already! You are destined for GREAT things.

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Hailey {Class of 2018} South Bend, Indiana

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Hailey. Seriously, such a sweet, beautiful young lady!

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We ventured around downtown South Bend and Notre Dame's campus earlier this summer, to document the amazing journey that is SENIOR YEAR! There were many laughs. And look at that smile!!

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This young lady is a beauty, inside and out and it was such a joy getting to know her! And I must say ... it was a beautiful day to adventure! Congrats Hailey on all the amazingness you will accomplish this year - and beyond! You are a SHINING STAR.

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The Gelderman Family {Lifestyle Session}

"The greatest adventure is what lies ahead." - J. R.R Tolkien

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Lifestyle sessions are so much fun. Being invited into people's homes to document beautiful moments is something we cherish. And the time with this family was no different!

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There have been MANY adventures that this family have shared and having their newest little one was one of their greatest! He arrived much earlier than anticipated, almost a month early, but he's thriving! And everyone is quite smitten!

Big bro Henry. :) I think he likes being a big brother!

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Since traveling is a huge part of this family's lives, the details of their whole home reflected that spirit. And that beautiful rocker ... well, that was hand-crafted and created just for this little guy. 

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Loved laughing with this family! It certainly is the BEST medicine to life's greatest challenges - and always a great way to start an adventure. :)

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Sicinski Family {St. Patrick's County Park} South Bend, Indiana

"Ohana means family. Family means nobody gets left behind." - Lilo & Stitch

The saying is true: "They grow up so fast." And you don't really realize that sentiment until it actually happens! That's why family time is so very special to us. And we are SUPER grateful we get to share moments with families like the Sicinski's.

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I met Lee, Ashley and Ellie last year. They had just moved to the area from Chicago, and they were expecting their little guy, Leo. Ashley and I soon became fast friends and honestly, is one of the nicest, kindest people I've ever met! And it's been such an honor to capture some wonderful moments for them as their sweet family has grown!

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Our most recent session was at the always beautiful St. Patrick's County Park in South Bend. And the cuteness was on overload! Ellie and Leo were all smiles!

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We even got to celebrate a little ... as Ellie was just days away from turning 3! With her adorable dress and wonderful pink balloon, she absolutely stole my heart with her adorableness! :-)

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This family. :-) ... incredibly kind, and incredibly photogenic!! And not only has it been a joy to capture some memories for them this past year, but I'm so thankful for new friends!!