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Jayde is One! The Cutest Cake Smash of All Time!

I adore 1 year old cake smash sessions because they are just so dang CUTE! My heart was not prepared for the cuteness overload when two of Jayde’s best friends photo bombed to help her scarf down her cake. And she couldn’t have been happier about it!

Girls and Horses: Southern Indiana Equestrian Portrait Photographer

These two little girls are best friends, their mommies are best friends, and all share a love for horses. What a special treat to capture the reunion of these long lost friends (because the blonde kiddo is mine and we moved away not too long ago) under the nose of a beloved equine. Nothing makes my heart happier than combining all of my favorite things together – family, friends, photography, and horses!


Jill + Jesse

I have known Jill for a few years now and can’t say anything but nice things about her! She is so much fun to be around, a great teacher, and an AMAZING photographer! I’m always flattered every time she asks me to photograph her and her family. It’s been a couple years since she’s been able to push her husband to participate in a photo session and I’m so thrilled that I was able to do their family photos for them once again. 
Jill and Jesse wanted their family session to really reflect their personalities and where they come from so shooting at their home and in their neighborhood was the perfect choice. Every time I would ask if they minded that there was a street sign or car, etc. in the background they simple replied that it showcased the “flavor of the neighborhood.” It was so refreshing to have a client who embraced every part of their shoot and location because it was theirs and is a part of their lifestyle. And I loved their sweet little fur babies who made cameos in some of their shots.  
All in all I think we all had a wonderful time and I was able to get some photos that I am really proud of and that I hope Jill and Jesse will love forever and ever!

Double J’s and Double D’s

Jill is WAY too humble! I mean, come on, her work is stunning! So I was definitely humbled when she contacted me a few months ago about doing a family session for her and her husband and two dogs (yes, that’s where the “double D’s” reference comes from…) Well, I wasn’t going to let the opportunity for her to return the favor pass me up! So Jill and I happily agreed to meet together and photograph each other’s  family. What a fun experience!

I don’t know Jill very well, but I’m pretty sure the best thing about her is her smile and quickness to laugh. It’s awesome being around someone who seems to think that you and your family are the funnest (yes, I know that’s not a real word) and funniest people she’s ever met. And as for photographing someone with her kind of smile…I will let the photos speak for themselves. Jill is beautiful, Jesse adoring. And Rusty and Sophie? The perfect duo for my first family shoot including K-9s!

One of the best compliments I can receive is a job well done from a fellow photographer. I can only hope that Jill and her family love these pictures as much as I love the pictures she took for me. I really hope that she and I have the opportunity to work together again in the future as well as nurture a friendship outside of photography (because, yes, she really is that awesome to be around!).

Click HERE if you would like to check out Jill’s handiwork on my family portraits!