Friday, June 20, 2014

Jennifer + Brad + Family // Fort Wayne, IN

As many of you may remember, I had the chance to photograph a little boy named Powers right as after new years 2012 but hey if you don't remember it's OK...I got you. Powers + Brad + Jennifer which was a rad session. The kid was a natural. By far one of the easiest child sessions I've done. I left that day super excited to get those images up. Fast forward to a more than year ago, Jennifer and Brad were expecting their second child Cadence. Jennifer contacted me asking if Id want to do another session(you bet I would) but timing was all over the place at the time so we held off. Once this session was in the booked, Jennifer and I discussed ideas. She stated she didn't want anything too posed, basically just the family doing what the family would do at the park. Done deal. Lets do this.

Once I met up with them at Franke park in Fort Wayne, I was excited to meet Cadence and to see a grown up version of Powers or Po, whichever you decide to call him. The little guy seemed all grown up with his red wayfarer sunglasses and "kid themed" temporary tattoos. Cadence, what a doll. Both children have amazing blue eyes and they make it so easy to capture images even on the run, just bust out the ginormous zoom lens and go to work. Im really happy with this session and I wish Jennifer and Brad all the best while raising these two adorable children. Although, Im thinking there will be more sessions with these two in my future and I welcome that fully. Thank you for reading and enjoy your day.

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Nick & Carrie & Baylee // MaternitySession. Kokomo, IN

Nick and I have known each other for quite some time. He has assisted me on a wedding a did a few years ago, to basically see how I work and we both happen to shoot Nikon so it was a big plus in my book. He also contacted me to gain some perspective on shooting abandoned buildings and the stance I take on what he would say is "making an old chair look good" Hes a stand up guy for sure. Nick and his wife Carrie are expecting their first child here real soon. He inquired a while ago asking if Id be into shooting their maternity session and I said "absolutely". He told me they didn't want something completely ordinary but that he trusts my body of work and my ideas. This being my first maternity shoot I wanted to give them the best I could but in a small way challenge myself and bring everything together in a soft, delicate way.

Their baby's name will be Baylee, she is due at the end of the June, I told them to shoot for June 19th but we'll see what happens... They were a breeze to work with and I wish both of them the best with everything in welcoming Baylee to the word. Thank you for viewing and enjoy your day.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Zac & Andrea // Homestead. Fort Wayne, IN

November generally brings to the table the question "What am I thankful for?" One of my answers would be...my clients. This is the third year I have been lucky enough to photograph this couple and their dog Ellie has been in the last two sessions. Our sessions are always a lot of fun, plus it's a rad feeling to pull up to a location and see all the possibilities to make photographs and generally have a good time.

The location Andrea chose was a wooded location on the property of her alma mater, Homestead High School in Fort Wayne. The location provided some awe inspiring fall landscapes, wooded trails and paths. We joked that we needed an axe and more flannel to go with that giant wood pile. Some of these images will also go for their 2013 Christmas cards which I told them that it is always exciting to me as a photographer to see my work in print so send me one! Once again, thank you goes out to my daughter Heaven for the assistance with lugging my equipment and holding the dog leach. I'm thinking that all of this work is just paving the way for a future photographer though right? ...well maybe. Thank you Zac and Andrea and thank YOU for reading.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Kelsey & Daniel // Fort Wayne, IN

Kelsey is family and I have had a somewhat close relationship with her since she was born. I used to baby sit her when I was in high school, which may be revealing my age a bit but I volunteered to do shoot their wedding knowing what they wanted from a photographer. Memories and photographs have always seems to play a big roll in their family so I wanted to create something beautiful for everyone involved. Daniel seems to be a good fit for Kelsey and I really wish them much happiness in their days to come.

The ceremony location was a church that the family has been familiar with for years. The sanctuary has an awesome array of lights, so from a photographer stand point was much appreciated but also I couldn't help but not try to utilize the wooden ceiling. The reception location was at Southwest Conservation Club Fort Wayne which provided awesome and woodsy outdoor flare. Once I looked over the grounds my head was full of ideas, plus the weather was amazing. It was a bit on the hot side but I was in no way complaining. They brough a lot of their own ideas to the table too, like super hero t-shirts and recreating the 'Bridgesmaids' movie cover. All in all it was a fun wedding to shoot and I'm glad I could give them what they were looking for and make people smile. Too many reasons why I love what I do. Thank you for reading and enjoy.

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Dereka & Marve' // Lafayette, IN

What's to not say about this couple? Dereka and Marve' were set on the date 12/12/12 for their wedding. The more I thought about it, this date will be the last repeating date of my lifetime, theirs and yours which really puts more emphasis on the date being pretty incredible. I worked with Dereka & Marve' in October for their engagement session, in which was a great time within itself. Dereka & Marve'// Lafayette, IN Engagement Session

The day of their wedding was a clear day, however both families are from the South, so it was really pretty brisk for them. Indiana winters have become mild in the last few years but either way they pushed through. The venue was the Lafayette-City Centre Holiday Inn, which had a very large elaborate staircase that I was pretty excited about, awesome chandeliers and a pretty relaxed atmosphere for hosting such events. Finding subtle accents and said things to incorporate into some shots were pretty easy here.

This wedding was a lot of fun, and working with fun people who seem to love to laugh makes it all the better. I wish these two and their families the best of luck in the future. Thank you and enjoy.

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