Libby [Muncie, Indiana senior portrait photography]

When Libby’s mom, Christy, contacted me, we didn’t realize that we knew each other!!  We finally figured out that we actually rode the same bus in middle school and high school.  What a small world!!  When we headed out to do Libby’s senior portraits, she brought her mom and her friend Johnna along (it is always fun to have extra support around for things like this!).  They were also a great help to me when I needed an extra set of hands to hold a reflector/umbrella/flash or other gear - thanks, girls!!  Anyway, we had so much fun shooting Libby’s senior portraits and here are some of my favorites!!

It was a VERY windy day, so we started off with a few indoor portraits…Before I go any further, let me say this:  Libby, you’re beautiful!!

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I love this one by the window!

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Next we headed out to do a few photos of Libby and her horse!!  He was a little nervous about all of the cross country runners that kept making their way past, but he did a great job!  :)

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We took a few extra minutes by the White River to get these next photos.  One thing that was great about Libby was the way that she could go right from the perfect serious look (I’ve never been good at those, so I’m always amazed by people like Libby that pull it off so well!!) to laughing in a matter of moments!!  I love it!!

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Lastly we headed downtown and we shot until the sun was completely gone!!  It was great!!  I loved the lightness of this painted brick wall just before sunset!

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Look at those eyes!!

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I was SOOOO excited to find this extra narrow alley!!  I have been looking for one like this and finally found one!!

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Libby and Christy, thanks for giving me the opportunity to do these photos!  I have had a great time working with you!!  You are both great!!

Karissa and Cameron [Kokomo, Indiana wedding photography]

Karissa and Cameron’s wedding took place in Kokomo, Indiana, and getting to work with them was so much fun!  They are both very creative and artistic, have a strong faith, and are such a happy couple.  I didn’t have to work very hard to capture photos of them smiling!!

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We started off the day as everyone was getting ready.  I loved this window!!  You’ll see it again in a minute!

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Karissa gets her veil adjusted as her mom looks on!

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Once they were all ready, Karissa and Cameron saw each other for the first time all dressed up for their big day.

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After that, we were off to do photos!!  Here is the whole fabulous wedding party in front of the hummer limo that they got to ride around in.

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Anyone up for a little pre-wedding football?  Bridesmaids vs. groomsmen?  This group was!  Here Karissa and Cameron are lined up and ready to go!!

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I love the look on Karissa’s face here, as she looked over at her groom!

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Cameron shows off his bouquet balancing skills for his bride!  Don’t you just love that??

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A wedding party huddle shot just before heading back to the church for the ceremony…

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Before we headed to the reception, we took a couple of quick photos of Karissa and Cameron sitting at the piano, where he proposed.

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Reception time!  The next two were during the first dance.

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The girls definitely got into the bouquet toss!!  (And I think a few of the groomsmen in the back were ready too!)

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We’ve seen some great dances performed by wedding parties this year, and I love how much fun they are!  Karissa and her bridesmaids did a dance at the reception complete with sunglasses and boas!  I have to give Rajeev credit for these next two dancing shots!  He got such nice angles for these two!!

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The dancing fun continues!!

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The wedding party toasted using Cameron’s favorite drink, IBC cream soda.  For this ring shot, we thought it would be fun to incorporate the bottles and bottle caps.  I love how the light is shining through the bottles, giving everything such a warm tone.  (That was Rajeev’s idea!!  Nice!)

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And to close, I’ll leave you with this image of Cameron spinning Karissa around in the aisle of the church!  Don’t you love the movement of her dress?  It reminds me of being a little girl, spinning to make my dress swirl around me.  Come on, ladies, you remember how much fun that was, don’t you?!

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Karissa and Cameron, thank you for letting us capture your amazing day, and for making it such a joy for us to do so!  May God bless you with many joyful years together!!