Brammer Family [Muncie, Indiana family photography]

This session was such a fun one because it was of my cousin’s family.  Justin, Candace, Heath and Marie live in Fort Wayne, and even though it isn’t that far away, we just don’t get to see them enough!  They came down to Minnetrista so we could take some new family portraits and I wanted to post a few favorites here.


Look at that happy family!  I love this next one because they were really just having fun together.


Aren’t they cute?


Years ago, when Justin started bringing Candace around to family get togethers, we loved her immediately!  I’m so glad that she became part of our family.



Big brother Heath and little sister Marie  :)  It makes me feel old to say this, but they are growing up all too fast!!



Thanks, Justin, Candace, Heath, and Marie for making the trip to Muncie and for making my afternoon a fun one.  :)  See you again soon!

Fisher Family [Muncie, Indiana family portrait photography]

Sweet Lucy turned one in April.  The Fishers asked me to capture some images to remember this milestone, as well as to get some new photos of big sister, Maddie, and of the whole family together.  We got together at Minnetrista’s Oakhurst Gardens for some fun on a hot July day and came away with lots of photos!


Lovely Lucy!!




Big sister, Maddie, is four years old and such a beauty!



See, I told you there was fun involved!


Sisters are pretty great.  :)




Before we ended the day, we stopped in the Fishers’ backyard for a couple of last shots.  How can you go wrong with so much green and that cute little gate to welcome you?


Thanks, Steph, Aaron, Maddie, and Lucy for such a fun session!

Mariah - Senior Portraits [Muncie, Indiana]

I’ve known Mariah’s family for years, so I was so excited to have the chance to do her senior pictures!  When the day came, Mariah, her mom, Lisa (who just happens to be a good friend of mine!), and I packed up the car and headed all over looking for fun spots to shoot!

We started out by Muncie’s own White River, where I tried to be quite the acrobat to get to the angles I wanted to shoot from without falling in the water!!  I have waded in the White River before to get shots (and was happy to do so!!), but I just didn’t want to FALL in unexpectedly!!  :)




Next we made a stop at this wall that was covered with ivy.  I had just seen it the day before while I was out driving and I immediately thought, “I need to bring Mariah here!”  I love the texture it brought to the background.




I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this next one!!


After the ivy-covered wall stop, we headed downtown.





The next one is another favorite!!  I brought this chair along, thinking we’d definitely find a place to use it and we ended up using it in two great spots!  The great thing about this chair is that it is so lightweight, and the legs are removable!!  Talk about being perfect for on-location settings!  Who knew a chair that looks like this would be so easy to take on-the-go?



Downtown is such a great place to shoot.  I wanted to get a few of Mariah with the city in the background.


I had a little fun with the post processing color on this one.


After a few on the sidewalk, we decided to actually head out into the street and have some fun with the fisheye lens!  I really liked what we came away with.


But we couldn’t stop there!!  We decided that we definitely needed to pull the chair we’d used earlier back out and head into the street with it.  Mariah and I would wait for the light down the street to turn red, then run out, set the chair up and shoot while Lisa stood guard and yelled for us to get out of the street when a car was coming!  Fortunately, Muncie’s downtown streets weren’t TOO busy that evening.  We got some really fun shots that were a perfect way to end the session, and just as we were ready to finish up, it started pouring down rain!!  Perfect timing!!



Thanks, Mariah, for letting me photograph you and thanks Lisa, for coming along for the session!!  I had a great time and I hope you did as well!

Melissa - portraits

Melissa contacted me in need of some photos to be used in her portfolio as she competes in the upcoming Mrs. Indiana pageant.  She wanted something a little more creative than the typical stand-in-front-of-a-backdrop-and-smile type photos.  It was still really cold and very colorless outside when we did our session a couple of weeks ago, so we decided to head to Cornerstone Center for the Arts for the shoot.  We found lots of interesting spaces to work with, and it was such a fun session!  Melissa, you were great to photograph, and I hope to get to work with you more in the future!  I’m sure you’ll do amazingly in the competition!  Good luck!!