Genna | 2018 Senior | Downtown South Bend

I met Genna and her awesome mom, Patty, downtown South Bend for Genna's senior photo session! Genna attends Culver Academies and loves art. She is such a sweetheart and completely rocked her session, even though it was past the point of chilly out! She is such a natural in front of the camera and it was wonderful hanging out with Genna and Patty! 

Happy Birthday Sweet Harlee {Middlebury, Indiana}

I had the opportunity to photograph this beautiful little lady a few weeks ago, to commemorate a big milestone ... her first birthday!

This session was extra special, because her momma, Brittany, is a dear friend!

I ventured to their beautiful home in Middlebury, Indiana and it was quite the beautiful day! There were balloons, sweet puppies, beautiful smiles and the cutest cake! I think Harlee loved every last taste! ;)

So grateful for these memories made with her, and her sweet little girl!

Happy Birthday sweet Harlee! You are precious and oh so loved!

Shelby & Greg | Creek Ridge County Park | Michigan City

We are way over the snow and cold! However, we are sort of IN LOVE with photographing in it. And are simply loving this winter themed engagement shoot!

I met up with Shelby & Greg at the Creek Ridge County Park in Michigan City, IN. These two braved the cold and snow and looked absolutely adorable doing it! They are so very kind and were so wonderful to work with! 

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

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!!