Mommy and Boys Session {Pinhook Park} South Bend, Indiana

There is something special about a mom and son relationship ... and these three couldn't be any sweeter!

I've known Courtney and her sweet family for awhile, and have had the privilege to photograph them a few times before! As a Mother's Day gift last year, Courtney's hubby Jan wanted to give her a session just for her, and her sweet boys. So we went to Pinhook Park, in South Bend, and had some fun on the playground! 

Grateful for this family and the joy they genuine fun they have together! And how adorable they are, right?! ;)

Austin, Lyndsay and Mason {Styled Family Session} St. Mary's College

We had so much fun styling and planning this sweet session, with this gorgeous family!!

We've actually had the privilege of photographing Lyndsay and Austin before, and we were so happy to photograph them again, now with their sweet little man Mason!

We found a beautiful little garden at St. Mary's College, in South Bend, where we used the natural elements and sweet finds from vintage stores to set up our little nook. It was a beautiful morning and we definitely enjoyed these sweet moments with this incredibly gorgeous, and kind family.

The family is one of nature’s masterpieces.
— George Santayana

Lindenberg Family {New Buffalo, Michigan}

I've had the opportunity to get to know this family over the past few years and just LOVE the time I get to share with them! 

We ventured to New Buffalo, Michigan to capture some family fun, and to introduce their newest addition, Lark! :) 

Happy days certainly are filled with laughs, moments and family. <3

Whitmer Family {North Liberty, Indiana}

Loved spending time with this sweet family, on their family farm in North Liberty a few weeks ago. It's been in the family for many years so it was definitely fitting to photograph the whole family there! 

It was a beautiful evening. Storms had just rolled in a few hours earlier, but the clouds rolled away and the sun peeked through the clouds, providing a perfect night to share in some moments.

Quinn + Grace {Notre Dame, Indiana}

Quinn and Grace actually knew each other when they were babies. But it wasn’t until high school that they actually ‘met’ each other. It was at a family tailgate. Grace’s dad and Quinn’s Uncle Tom were college roommates at Notre Dame - not to mention, lifelong friends! So it was only fitting that the families united for an ND fan’s favorite pasttme: Tailgating!

Soon after, long nights of conversations began on instant messenger, which turned into a beautiful friendship, which then turned into a beautiful romance. Their long distance apart only has kept their love for the other growing, and you can see it just by watching how they interact together.

Quinn is now serving in the Navy, as an EOD technician, and Grace is a kindergarten teacher. Amazing how two worlds can collide and create such a beautiful love. 

I was honored to be a part of their wedding ceremony a few months ago, with just their parents present. They wanted to marry at Notre Dame, where Quinn attended college, and the two shared many moments and memories together. Including late nights at Subway, and Notre Dame football games! It was a sweet ceremony, with so many perfect smiles and lots of laughs. 

Sincerely grateful that this ‘job’ brings such wonderful, kind people into our lives. And so incredibly thankful I got to meet this special pair. Congratulations Quinn and Grace! Wishing you many years of wonderful happiness.