Joines Family {Granger, Indiana}

Back in September, I had opportunity to photograph this gorgeous family, including their horses, at a beautiful farm in Granger, Indiana. It was quite the perfect night, filled with many sweet moments, and some of the prettiest, and sweetest horses.

Animals bring such life and love into our lives ... they truly awaken parts of us that wouldn't otherwise be awakened if we didn't fully open ourselves to love something so deeply.

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.
— Anatole France

Myers Family (Notre Dame) South Bend, Indiana

FAM-I-LY noun. plural- families. One of life's greatest blessings. A group of persons sharing a common ancestry. A group of people will love and support each other through the good times as well as the bad. 

We met the Myers' family on a perfect day at Notre Dame. Trace and Kelly, and their children Charlie and Alyssa's smiles and laughter were infectious! We had such a great time getting to know them and capture some sweet moments!

Trace surprised Kelly with a family session for her birthday, and we couldn't think of a more perfect gift! 

We love the versatility of Notre Dame. It's a perfect backdrop for these special moments, with this special family.

Family is everything, and we love being able to capture that in sweet, simple sessions just like this one!

Beach Day Fun {Tiscornia Beach | St. Joseph, MI}

Loved hanging with these sweet cousins at a little beach in St. Joseph, Michigan a few weekends ago! While it was a little dreary, they made the most of it - and we had a lot of fun to! 

Being with children is 'chicken soup' for the soul. They remind us that being a kid again isn't impossible - and that there is a whole lot of goodness left in this world. <3