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terre haute, indianapolis photographer - first birthday cake smash

January 29, 2020

I cannot believe that little Lincoln is already one!!! This darling chubster celebrated with the CUTEST cake smash session ever! His sweet mama made him the most darling ombre smash cake and, trust me, he knew EXACTLY what to do with it! I secretly wish that I could eat birthday cake like this too!

terre haute, indianapolis famly photography - family in a park

January 22, 2020

All the stars had to align for the Lee family and I to be able to photograph their portrait session! From hand injuries, to illness, to a black eye, I swear Murphey’s Law had a vendetta against us. When everyone was finally healed and healthy, we met up at the Evansville State Hospital grounds. It […]

terre haute, indianapolis maternity photographer - couple kissing

January 15, 2020

Last spring, Amanda reached out to me. She wanted to know if I would be open and available to photograph several incredibly important moments that would be happening in her life over the upcoming year. She was pregnant with her first baby and wanted to work with one photographer to capture her birth announcement, maternity, […]

terre haute, Indianapolis photographer - bride and groom kiss in veil

January 9, 2020

Eddie and Valerie’s wedding was a huge highlight of my 2019 wedding season! As I mentioned in my blog post featuring their engagement session, I met Valerie when she was the bridesmaid for one of my former bride’s weddings. She decided then and there that she wanted me to document her own wedding when it […]

groom kissing bride forehead in garden with lanterns

August 29, 2019

Jen and Robert planned the most posh wedding I have had the pleasure of photographing here in Newburgh, IN! Their intimate ceremony and reception was held at 20 West where all of their closest friends and family celebrated with them. Getting Ready Jen kept her day simple and as stress-free as possible by getting ready […]

wedding venue with pond, azalea path arboretum

August 15, 2019

Kyle and BreeAna were married this June in the most STUNNING outdoor ceremony! The couple was surrounded by their dearest family and friends as they pledged their love for one another. The whole day was simply breathtaking! I am so excited to share all of the details from beginning to end! Getting Ready BreeAna spent […]

bride and groom kiss in forest

July 25, 2019

Tyler and Carson were married on May 4, 2019. If you’re thinking they’d have to be major Star Wars fans to plan their wedding on this date, then you’d be thinking correctly! (“May the fourth be with you…”) You might also be thinking that this couple would incorporate many Star Wars themes into their wedding […]

bride and groom kissing, wedding dress flowing in the wind

July 25, 2019

This little stunner is another styled shoot I had the pleasure of shooting for Engaged! River Valley magazine. The Venue The Bauerhaus is a wedding and event venue that has been in Evansville forever. It was once the home of the Bauer family, who are of German descent. Much of the architecture is styled after […]

couple in cubs jerseys in arena

July 17, 2019

Alex and Alaina met in High School and were friends but never dated. When they graduated, Alex moved to Texas to play college baseball and Alaina stayed here in Indiana to attend Indiana University. 5 years later, the two ended up at a mutual friend’s home when they were at home on Thanksgiving break. Alaina […]

A young family dressed in blue and white clothing standing amongst large boulders and pepper trees

July 15, 2019

The Meeting When my husband and I moved to Menifee, CA back in 2010, I was 6 months pregnant. We had just purchased our new home and were preparing for the birth of our second child. The very first person I met in our new town was Christina Ranes. She and her husband kindly invited […]

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