Christmas Tree Farm Pictures

Winter Family pictures, Christmas Card portraits

What better place to take winter family pictures than a Christmas tree farm.  Every year we purchase a real tree to put up in our house.  This year we decided to visit a local Christmas tree farm to cut down our tree.  We were all so excited!  I couldn’t miss the opportunity for a family picture.  So from my family to yours…Merry Christmas!

Columbia City Photographer, Christmas Tree farm pictures

Trimming The Tree
Christmas Tree Decorating


I’m Pregnant

Columbia City Photographer, Pregnancy announcement pictures

The Crago’s are a wonderful couple that volunteer in the 2’s room at our church… and they don’t even have children… until now!  Alecia contacted me about doing a pregnancy announcement photo shoot to capture her husbands reaction and to surprise him with the joyous news that they were expecting their first child!  I have the goosebumps just typing about it.

I was beyond excited to be a part of such a special moment between a husband and wife.  This was my first session announcing a pregnancy to a husband.  Alecia and I brainstormed and it just so happened their 5 year anniversary was right around the corner.  As a tradition they always get anniversary pictures with a small chalkboard with how many years they have been married.  This was perfect!  The plan was to schedule a shoot for their 5th year anniversary portrait session.  During the session, I had Kaylor turn his back to the camera and I switched their chalkboard out for the one I had created that said “You’re Going to Be A Daddy”!  After several frames I prompted them to turn around and face each other…Don’t you love a good cliff hanger he he

You will have to check out the proofs in the following link from their pregnancy announcement portrait session to see her husbands reaction.

Columbia City Photographer, couple pictures

Alecia is now 14 weeks pregnant and they just spilled the beans to all of their family and friends that they are expecting.  Congrats you two!

Cora is 9 Months Old

little girl portraits, sibling portraits, Columbia City Photographer

I can’t believe it… Cora is 9 months old and look at her go!  Cora can army crawl like a pro, loves grass and is even standing while holding onto something.  We had an absolutely beautiful day for this fall portrait session.  It seems like just yesterday I was photographing Cora as a newborn.  She is as content as ever and when you get her going she is full of beautiful smiles.  The main focus of this portrait session was Cora, but with Christmas right around the corner we snapped a couple pictures of the whole family for the Shriner’s Christmas card.   Reid was a sport and jumped in for a couple with little sis too!  Here are some of my favorites, but be sure to check out all of Cora’s 9 Month Proofs.

Columbia City Photographer, 9 month portraits

Meinika Family Portraits

family portraits, fall family portraits

I have known the Meinika/Trier Family for about 10 years.  Before all of us had kiddos of our own we would go on huge family vacations with The Meinika Family.  They are blessed to have a very talented photographer of their own among the family; that is why it was even more of an honor to get to do their family portraits.  Thank you Tam for reaching out, Thank you Leaha for helping me get all those little faces to look my way and Thank you everyone else for looking beautiful for your family portraits.  This group of 16 was fantastic to work with and I’m excited to show you some of my favorites.  Click the following link view all of the Meinika/Trier Family Proofs.

Columbia City Family Photographer

Beck Family Pictures

Fort Wayne Family Photographer, family pictures

I have known the Beck Family for about 7 years now. The last time I photographed their family their youngest was a little thing, she is now just as tall as I am! Where has time gone… The Beck’s have an absolutely beautiful property so I always jump at the chance to take their portraits at their home.  I was also really glad that Grandpa joined us for several photos.  A beautiful fall day, with a wonderful family and stunning fall foliage makes for some pretty fantastic fall family pictures.  Here are some of my favorites!  Click the link to view the rest of the Beck Family Proofs.

Fall Family Pictures