Saturday, October 4, 2014

Jessica + Travis Wedding // Fort Wayne, IN

I have been waiting to post this blog for a little while but I tend to always be in the middle of a project so here it is. Jessica and Travis tied the knot! It was a fairly cloudy day but the weather was spot on for such an occasion and the skies opened up just enough. The day started in downtown Fort Wayne as I met Jessica and her bridal party for hair and make up and some MTV. Then off to the church on the east side of Fort Wayne for their ceremony. I know I mentioned before that Ive known Travis for about 15 years now so the vibe was pretty laid back and I knew I wanted to do some new things with this being my first wedding of 2014. Being a full time architectural photographer now I like to save myself from getting too burnt out on shooting...well just a bit. Ideas are always bouncing around in my brain in a new location. I always try to one-up myself when I can.

The ceremony went off without a hitch and I really did appreciate the fact that the pastor had Jessica and Travis face the crowd, it was a nice change of pace compared some the other weddings Ive shot, but it gives everyone an opportunity to see them and not their backs for 30 minutes. After the family formals the wedding party along with myself piled into a limo and cruised around Fort Wayne, while the playlist Travis chose to play may have been a tad questionable(haha Snoop Dogg really gets that kid happy) it lead us into Lakeside Park for a few formals and then off to the reception at the History Center which was the original City/County building in Fort Wayne. Having shot a wedding there 3 years prior I was excited to go back. The environment and setting is something I really enjoy. To think of all the Men and Woman before me walked those halls, used the jail in the basement etc. Just rad!

Good times were had all around and I wouldnt hesitate to do it again. I have to thank Jenna Brown for being an on point assistant and capturing some rad moments that I other wise wouldnt have been able to give the time and space. Ali(the video person) was a big help as well but lastly Im happy and thankful for Jessica and Travis and I wish them both the best road ahead as they move forward into the next chapter of their lives. Thank you for reading and enjoy!

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Jessica + Travis // Fort Wayne, IN.

Let me just say, if it hasn't already been mentioned here but engagement sessions are becoming some of my favorite type of sessions. I have so much fun with my clients and these two are no exception. Ive known Travis since 1999. Him and I spent a lot of time talking about music and like interests. Him and I have played music together and isnt a stretch to say that when we do see each other its always a good time. Now, lets move on to Jessica. I met her while photographing a wedding for mutual friends. She had such a bubbly personality and offered to help assist me which I should've gone for because...well lets just say Travis isn't the best at holding a light stand! I will also mention this, Jessica has some amazing drive and anyone who knows her will tell you that. Hard work is no stranger when it comes to this girls life. Shes is also easily impressed with my wardrobe!! :) but really all jokes aside these two are an awesome fit and I was stoked to know they wanted to book me to do their engagement and wedding which is actually less than a month away and should be my next entry on the site.

A few months ago Jessica, Travis and myself went out scouting locations. Ive been wanting to use the South Calhoun Street area of Fort Wayne. My main reason for doing so is because that area was once like an epicenter of Fort Wayne according to historical photographs and books in the last 1800s up through the mid 1950s and on. Most everything has moved in its various locations but I feel its a hidden gem in some regards. The architecture has a lot of soul shall we say, and one stroll down that way will prove that. Recently in the last 5-6 years some people have really revamped what that part of the city was with popular businesses like Neat Neat Neat record store and Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits, not to mention some businesses that have been there since before I was born. I couldn't be more happy with this session and I look forward to the next chapter with Jessica and Travis. Thank you for looking and enjoy.

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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Crystal + Sean + Madison // Fort Wayne, IN

I was contacted by a co-worker in regards to if I do wedding photography. A little back story on this, I recently have a new job as a photographer for a local interior design company called Choice Designs Inc but please don't let that take away from this session because it was a lot of fun. Crystal and I met up and discussed doing a small wedding session and then as the ideas started to flow we got a little deeper into doing an engagement session just as well. Crystal than asked me if they could bring Sean's daughter along to be in a couple of shots, not a problem...lets get this going!

We chose to meet up at Foster Park in Fort Wayne which is set on the south end at the end of a very historical neighborhood close by which strolling down that way will definitely show you what Fort Wayne had to offer in the 1930s - 1940s architecturally and its grand to stay the least. I also found out that Foster Park was a family favorite and to add to that the quilt used in this session has a lot of family significance as well, so not only did I feel like the elements incorporated brought family together but it was an engagement session and a family session in one. I can say that was a first for me but Im super excited about it and let me tell you Madison stole the show! She was excited and full of fun stories and gives pretty good high fives too! Crystal and Sean have set their wedding date for October 18th 2014 so stay tuned for the images from that up and coming event this fall. Thank you Crystal, Sean and Madison for the good times and I look forward to working with you all again this fall.

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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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