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Oct 21, 2014

Clinton, Indiana Photographer {my kiddos}

Now that fall is officially here, I thought I should get around to sharing some summer photos of my kids. Other than the football photos (which were taken at the high school), most of the others were taken either in our yard or within a half a mile of our house. Have I mentioned how much I love living out here? I've had so much fun this year experimenting with different locations on and around our property, and luckily my kids are usually pretty happy to pose for me.

First up is Joey. This was his fourth (and next to last) year in youth football. I will freely admit that I seriously dislike football season, just because it takes up so much of our time, but I am so glad that he found a sport he likes and is learning so much about teamwork, perseverance, and hard work. 

youth football player

Abbie is growing up way too fast, but it's been fun watching her personality change and grow and see her become the spunky and silly girl she is today.

girl on bike

Jack started kindergarten this year. I was super worried about him, because he was so painfully shy and not always good at controlling his temper. But he has really surprised us and is doing so well. He's learning to read and doing a great job at it and making friends and just generally having a great time. I'm so proud of him!

We live just down the road from the school, so we spent lots of time playing on the playground there this summer.

boy on school playground

These two photos of Joey were taken at Fairbanks Park in Terre Haute.


We have this tree by our barn that has these branches that hang down to the ground. Since we first bought this place, I've been wanting to take this photo, and it took until August to get the swing hung and have the right combination of a sunny morning, free time, and Abbie awake early. It was definitely worth the wait - these are some of my very favorite photos of Abbie.

girl on tree swing

These photos of Jonah were taken at Deming Park in Terre Haute. He is becoming quite a hilarious and talkative and imaginative little guy. We've been having lots of fun with just the two of us at home while the other kids are at school, but he is eagerly awaiting the time when he is 5 and can ride the school bus too.

I took this photo of Jonah as were leaving the school playground one evening.

This is another one of those photos I've been planning for a while. Jonah is all about cars (and anything with wheels, really), so this was the perfect setup for him.

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Terre Haute Photograher {Ashley + Garrett}

I was so sad that I wasn't available for Garrett and Ashlee's wedding date, but thrilled that they wanted me to do their engagement photos anyway. We met at Fowler Park on a cloudy Sunday afternoon and captured some great images of the two of them. 

Garrett and Ashley, I wish you all the best - I hope your wedding (and marriage!) are fabulous!

engagement session at Fowler Park in Terre Haute

Engagement session at Fowler Park in Terre Haute

Engagement session at Fowler Park in Terre Haute

Engagement session at Fowler Park in Terre Haute

Engagement session at Fowler Park in Terre Haute

Engagement session at Fowler Park in Terre Haute

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Oct 10, 2014

Terre Haute Wedding Photographer {Jessica and Derek}

I had the pleasure of photographing Jessica and Derek's wedding at Indiana Theatre last month. Their day was pretty much perfect - beautiful location, lovely weather, and a wonderful group of friends and family by their side. 

I started out by meeting Derek and his groomsmen in the upstairs dressing rooms for their "getting ready" shots. They were a really fun group of guys who all seemed perfectly comfortable in front of the camera.

Next, I spent some time with Jessica and her bridesmaids. Jessica was such a beautiful bride and her bridesmaids all seemed very sweet.

a bride and her gown at Indiana Theatre in Terre Haute

That garter? It's the same one her grandma wore when she married her grandpa. I love family heirlooms like that!

We did all their portraits outside, using the beautiful exterior of the theater as our backdrop.

This was really a fabulous, and I loved their details, especially their guest signature board. Jeanette at Simple to Elegant did a wonderful job with the decorations and keeping the ceremony and reception on track.

This is Jessica and Derek's adorable little girl Lynlee.

Derek loved the idea of shooting in this alley down the block from the theater.

Derek and Jessica decided not to do a first look, so they were both pretty anxious for the ceremony to start so they could finally see each other!

The officiant was Jessica's grandpa. It was a very sweet ceremony.

This wedding party was awesome. I was a little nervous, with 10 bridesmaids, 10 groomsmen, a flower girl, and a ring bearer. But they were all wonderful and we were able to get through the photos pretty quickly so they could get to the reception and not keep the other guests waiting too long.

They made quite an entrance into the reception!

After the toasts, we headed back outside for a few more photos of Jessica and Derek alone, then back inside for the cake and first dance. This was such a wonderful wedding and they are a beautiful couple, inside and out!

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