Ann and Will - engagement [West Lafayette, IN photography]

Meet Ann and Will.  They are a fabulous couple, and they’re getting married in an outdoor ceremony in September that I’m very excited about photographing.  Ann and Will met at Purdue University, and since Purdue’s campus held so many memories for them, they decided that it would be the perfect spot for doing their engagement session.

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Ann and Will wanted to make sure we got in a few photos with the beautiful Purdue Bell Tower in the background! (And you can’t even tell that the whole area at the base of the tower was fenced off for repairs and surrounded by all sorts of construction, can you?!!)

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I love trying to capture the interactions between people that really show how they feel about each other.  Little looks between two people when they aren’t paying attention to me or to the camera usually give this away the most.  When I was going through and editing Ann and Will’s photos, I saw those looks again and again.  I think these two make each other pretty happy…wouldn’t you agree?

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Just a note…Ann and Will got engaged just a few feet from the spot where we took these photos!!  Will proposed on graduation day as soon as the ceremony was over!  They say the end of one thing is the beginning of something new, right?  Well, I think that this was the case for his graduation day, don’t you think?!

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I think these last two are my favorites from the session!!

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Thanks for showing me all around Purdue, Ann and Will!  I can’t wait for your wedding!

Johnna [Muncie, Indiana senior portrait photography]

I met Johnna last fall, when she came to help out during her best friend Libby’s senior portraits.  (Having a friend tag along for your session is a GREAT idea!  They know the little things that make you laugh the most, and can give you lots of encouragement that you’re looking fabulous!)  Johnna turned out to be a great reflector-holder, stuff-carrier, and all-around helpful person during Libby’s shoot, and we all had a great time.  Needless to say, I was thrilled when I had the opportunity to do Johnna’s pictures a couple of weeks ago!  And this time it was Libby who came along with us to help out, making it a fun little reunion!

Johnna wanted a more rural session, so we headed out into the country to see what we could find!  Here are some favorites from our session!  (I had a really hard time narrowing down the photos for the blog…I loved so many of them!!)  You’re beautiful, Johnna!!

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We didn’t know what kind of field this was, but we loved the vibrant green color!  (Can anyone tell me what is growing here??)

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The light this evening was so beautiful!

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Love these next ones…

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Look at those eyes!!

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We just happened to do this session when the daffodils were perfect!  (A few days later when I went past this same spot, they were no longer in bloom!!)  Lucky us!

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Johnna, thanks for having me do your senior portraits!  Good luck in all that lies ahead after high school!!