Kasey & Ben’s Wedding . Ft. Wayne IN Wedding Photographer, Columbia City IN Wedding Photographer, Indianapolis Wedding Photographer

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Kasey & Ben tied the knot last weekend in Kasey’s home church in the country of Columbia City.  It was the perfect wedding day surrounded by their favorite people, with gorgeous spring weather!  I loved working with Ben & Kasey because they’re such laid back, sweet people!  (There’s a lot of those in the mid-west…lucky me!)  They’re also one of those couples who are obviously in love and admire each other greatly!

Ben was such a great sport during portrait time, since it meant holding Kasey close in most of the photos. 😉  And Kasey frequently would hug around Ben, and bury her head in his chest and just stay there for a minute.  Their love was just so sweet!

But enough talk, take a look….

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Thank you so much, Gibson’s & Lovell’s for letting me capture this awesome wedding day!  It was a pleasure!

 

Hair & Makeup: The Red Stiletto

Desserts: The Cake Lady

New Studio Space! . Ft. Wayne IN Family Photographer, Columbia City IN Family Photographer

We have a bonus room in our home that has served many purposes over the last 6 years that we’ve lived here.  But this was always a dream of mine.  And my husband and I finally made it happen!

Of course to christen the space I photographed my 2 favorite tiny dancers!  (If you don’t already know these faces, these are my girls Mali Lu (5 years old) and Ivy Lane (2 years old).

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This space will serve well for Newborn Sessions & Mini Sessions, like the upcoming “Mommy & Me” mini’s on April 27th & 28th.

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Payne Family . Ft. Wayne IN Family Photographer, Columbia City IN Family Photographer

While back in my hometown of Sarasota Florida last month I did an extended family session for my Aunt & Uncle and all of their kids and grandkids.  (I’m a tad partial to these folks!  I love them and miss them so much!!)

An Extended Family session is 2 hours long which allows plenty of time for multiple poses of every combination!

Combinations I typically take: the BIG family, individual families, kids, individual kids, couples, Grandma & Grandpa with the grandkids, adult siblings & spouses, and any other cute moments that happen naturally! fort wayne family photographer_0020fort wayne family photographer_0021fort wayne family photographer_0022fort wayne family photographer_0023fort wayne family photographer_0024fort wayne family photographer_0025fort wayne family photographer_0026fort wayne family photographer_0027fort wayne family photographer_0028fort wayne family photographer_0029fort wayne family photographer_0030fort wayne family photographer_0031fort wayne family photographer_0032fort wayne family photographer_0033fort wayne family photographer_0034fort wayne family photographer_0035

Maddie’s Maternity Session (& nursery!!) . Ft. Wayne IN Maternity Photographer, Columbia City IN Maternity Photographer

Maddie & I met through a mutual friend a few years ago, and we’ve worked together on a couple creative projects since then.  She’s such a lovely person to collaborate with!  She’s certainly talented, artistic & resourceful!  But also, and maybe even more importantly; she is kind, generous, and a hard worker!  It’s always a pleasure to be with this lovely lady!

And now she & her husband, David, are expecting their first little miracle!  They’ve decided to wait to find out the baby’s gender, which should be pretty exciting in the delivery room!  (I wouldn’t know, I didn’t have the patience to wait with my own kids).  But she did an awesome job preparing a nursery that will work with either gender, and can easily add in bits of masculine or feminine to this neutral palette.

You should also know that decorating & organizing is literally her JOB!  So if you need help with parts of your home, give her a call!  You will love working with her and the spaces she creates!  Click  here to visit her website, Maddie Butterfield Organization + Design!

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Skyler & Nicole’s Engagement . Ft. Wayne IN Engagement Photographer, Columbia City IN Engagement Photographer

fort wayne engagement photographer fall Foster park_0100Skyler & Nicole were such a sweet couple to work with!  You could tell they were excited to have their photos taken. It’s so special to document your relationship at this stage!  So excited about the future, and so young and good looking!  haha!

These two played it cool as they posed in the chilly weather, and even some rain toward the end!  I love my sweet, amazing couples!  They make my job so fun!fort wayne engagement photographer fall Foster park_0101fort wayne engagement photographer fall Foster park_0102fort wayne engagement photographer fall Foster park_0103fort wayne engagement photographer fall Foster park_0104fort wayne engagement photographer fall Foster park_0105fort wayne engagement photographer fall Foster park_0106fort wayne engagement photographer fall Foster park_0107fort wayne engagement photographer fall Foster park_0108fort wayne engagement photographer fall Foster park_0109fort wayne engagement photographer fall Foster park_0110fort wayne engagement photographer fall Foster park_0111fort wayne engagement photographer fall Foster park_0112fort wayne engagement photographer fall Foster park_0113fort wayne engagement photographer fall Foster park_0114fort wayne engagement photographer fall Foster park_0115fort wayne engagement photographer fall Foster park_0116fort wayne engagement photographer fall Foster park_0117fort wayne engagement photographer fall Foster park_0118fort wayne engagement photographer fall Foster park_0119

Keith & Kelly’s Engagement . Ft. Wayne IN Engagement Photographer, Columbia City IN Engagement Photographer

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Keith & Kelly got engaged earlier this year in front of a waterfall in Wyoming!  Kelly was completely surprised!  Sounds dreamy!!!

I hope we captured a little bit of their love for nature in their engagement session last weekend at Matea Park!  These two were so funny to hang out with!  I can’t wait for their wedding next summer!!

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