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!!

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!

Libbey, Steve & Kai {South Bend, Indiana}

Last summer, Libbey and Steve contacted us about doing engagement photos at their home in South Bend, Indiana, along with their adorable nine-month-old son Kai. This family was incredibly sweet and their love shined bright throughout their session. 

We also ventured to the South Bend Regional Airport for a unique and beautiful backdrop. Steve is a pilot for a private company and we were lucky to get some shots in the hanger where the airplane is kept when it's not in the air!

These three were so perfect in every way and we barely had to have them pose - their natural interactions were so sweet and perfect! We are seriously so grateful to be able to capture these moments and to be able to meet such wonderful people! We love our clients and wish this beautiful family of three all the best in the world! 

"A family is a little world created by love." - Unknown