Collin is 2

2 year old pictures, Columbia City Photographer,

Little Collin is 2!  I can’t believe how big he has gotten.  I photographed Collin with his 3 brothers last year at this time.  This year Collin and I got to spend some one on one time together.  His little face is just too cute…I just love it.  These are some of my favorite shots and I swear he could be in an advertisement.   I was able to capture some great candid pictures of Collin on the go.  He loves trains, Paw Patrol, and Peppa Pig.  So he was really excited when we were able to incorporate some of his favorite things.  Here are some of my favorite portraits of Collin and you can view his entire session here.

2 year old pictures

 

The Perfect Gift

Columbia City Newborn Photographer

This newborn photo shoot is one of the most special sessions I have shot to date.   Amanda, LJ’s mom, has been my best friend since high school.  We attended the same college, were in each others weddings, and continue to stay in touch as our lives change and families grow.  

We had talked about maternity and newborn portraits and had both scheduled well in advance.  One more task Amanda could cross off her list in preparation for her and Carl’s new addition to the family.  We scheduled her maternity portraits for December 30th and newborn portraits for February 4th.  So you can imagine my surprise when I received a picture of Amanda laying in a hospital bed on Christmas day.  LJ made his appearance 11:30 Christmas night.

LJ was and absolute angel for his newborn portraits and it was so great to be the photographer to capture these precious moments for Carl and Amanda.  There are so many excellent portraits! Here are some of my favorites.  Check out the rest of LJ’s Newborn Session Here.

Newborn portraits, newborn boy, Columbia City Newborn Photographer 

P.S. I knew they were having a boy!  I shot a newborn session in early July and used antlers…I called Amanda right after the session and told her I knew they were having a boy and when he arrived, we were using some of Carls hunting trophies and gear in the newborn pictures.     

 

Letty 1 Year

Columbia City Family Photographer, 1 year portraits, Family Portraits

Earlier this year I was a part of project to help raise money for LLS.  I photographed men and women from many of the Fort Wayne Fire Departments.  These photographs were used to create a calendar to help raise money to support a great cause.  The fundraiser comes to a close with a wonderful event that announces the winner (who raised the most money).  At this event there are silent auction items that are bid on.  This is how I met the Keena’s.  They bid on my silent auction item and won!   

They decided to use the session to get portraits of their 1 year old little girl and some winter family pictures.  The Keena’s were absolutely amazing to photograph and their little girl was darling!  Because the session was scheduled for mid December we decided to shoot at the Botanical Gardens.  There are plenty of options for warm indoor shots as well as outdoors if the weather is mild.  The temperatures ended up being very reasonable and we ventured outdoors for much of the session.  These 1 year and winter family portraits turned out stunning!  I absolutely love all the candid shots.  Here are some of my favorites and of course you can view all the proofs from this 1 year portrait session here.

1 year portraits, winter family portraits, Columbia City Photographer

 

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!