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Large Family Portraits

Each year my in laws have a reunion, The Marrs Family Reunion.  Every reunion there are old photos displayed and new photos taken.  The photos taken are always quick snap shots of multiple different groups.  We have never really organized a nice large family portrait.  It’s silly really…the hardest part is coordinating a date and […]

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Sue’s Family Portraits

More people need to have portraits taken with extended family members.  I’m not going to pretend like planning a large family portrait is super easy, but I don’t think you will find one person that will say they regretted having that portrait with grandma, kids, grand-kids, and great grand-kids!  I look back at some of my own extended […]

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Gifting Family Portraits

Portraits are the best gift you could ever get your parents or grandparents.  When I’m deciding on what gifts to give my friends and family members I try to use these parameters: something unique, something they wouldn’t normally buy themselves, and something that is related to their interests.  Portraits are always unique because it has […]

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Hindbaugh Family Pictures

Last week I had the privilege of photographing the Hindbaugh girls and their dad, Cory.  We had an absolute beautiful day minus the swarms of mosquitos!  The girls were a little leery at first, but loosened up after chatting about their favorite Disney movies (Frozen & Big Hero Six) and their 4-H pigs (Popcorn & […]

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Kaler Family & Maternity Pictures

Two rambunctious boys and one on the way…this family maternity portrait session was packed full of laughs, bribes, and good times.  Our outdoor portrait session got rained out, but we made the most of an indoor session and captured some great candid portraits of the Kaler family.  Even though this is Becca’s third pregnancy, she […]

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…And Then There Were Three…

Brittany and Jared have become good friends of ours and I was soooo honored when they asked me to take a couple pictures to announce they were expecting their first little peanut!  They brought the cute little onesie and we paired that with some of my props for a cute birth announcement mini portrait session. […]

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Spring Family Portraits

Spring has sprung…take a look for yourself!  This was my first outdoor family session of the year and it turned out beautifully.  This family is near and dear to me.  My husband coached the Sieger’s middle daughter in volleyball when she was maybe 12!  She has since graduated high school, college, and is married.   […]

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Family Portrait Outfit Ideas

A beautiful location and experienced photographer can all be ruined by an outfit choice.  That is why I discuss what theme or feel the family envisions for their family portraits before the photo session.  After having this conversation I can pick out a suitable location in the Columbia City or Ft. Wayne area and bring […]

Portraits from the Past

My mission is to produce exceptional portraits for the “Now” that will become cherished memories of the “Past”.  This statement is the body of why I love portrait photography.  You can imagine my excitement when my husbands grandmother (Norma) found an old photo her relatives in front of their homestead.  The picture has so much meaning […]

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Christmas Tree Family Portraits

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree…Get into the holiday spirit with a family portrait session at a Christmas tree farm.  I’m not the only one who thinks this is a fantastic idea.  The Galbraith Family portrait was featured on Shutterfly in an article about great ideas for family portraits. Just 6 weeks ago I was […]