Alex

Class of 2014  | Cathedral High School  |  Indianapolis, IN |  July 2013

This post is a little longer than my senior previews generally are, but you’ll just have to forgive a big sister.  My entire session with Alex was full of laughter, jokes, and my inner monologue of “who is this grown up kid, and where did my baby brother go?”  It literally seems like just a few weeks ago that I was shooting my other brother Austin’s senior portraits, but the truth is that his session was over two years ago!  So the baby of the family is not such a baby anymore — he’s a senior at Cathedral, a varsity baseball player, and a committed recruit to Yale for the fall of 2014.  Needless to say I’m pretty proud, as only an older sister can be, and incredibly thankful that I had a chance to capture Al just before he launches into his senior year and everything after that.  (Especially since he gave me such a great set of samples of typical teen Instagram selfie faces.)  😉

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Brandon

Class of 2014  | Cathedral High School  |  Indianapolis, IN |  July 2013

I feel like with every crop of seniors, I find myself saying “I can’t believe you guys are seniors!”  Well this year it’s especially true — and boy was that clear when I met up with Brandon for his senior session.  I’ve known Brandon since he was in middle school and it’s been amazing to watch him grow up since I first met him!  The fact that he’s now a senior at the same high school I attended is both awesome and surreal.

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B – I’m really proud of you, and I absolutely can’t wait to see where you go after this year. I have no doubt you’ll keep doing great things! Hope your senior year is everything you want it to be! ❤

Brittany & Colten

Wedding  |  Indianapolis, IN  |  July 2013

Anyone who’s been to, worked at, or planned a wedding knows that it can be a stressful day. So many details to plan, vendors to coordinate, times to remember. . . if you’re not careful the craziness can start overwhelm the beauty and joy of the day.  For Brittany and Colten, though, that was never a concern; from our very first meeting and mini-session together, I fell in love with this couple’s easy-going nature. Even the weather on their wedding day cooperated with early morning clouds that gave way to clear sunshine, and a beautiful breezy late afternoon despite Indiana’s normally scorching July temperatures.  To top it all off, the day was filled with plenty of smiles and entertainment from among Brittany and Colten’s family and friends. If wedding days are any indication of the future, then Brittany and Colten’s clearly shows that they will have a happy and sunshine filled marriage surrounded by loved ones. Congratulations!

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|  Wedding Ceremony: Christ the King|  Reception: Montage  |  Catering: Kahn’s Catering  |  DJ: Event One Disc Jockeys  |  

Wendy & Steve

Wedding  |  Indianapolis, IN  |  July 2013

Wendy & Steve’s wedding day was full of lovely details and great candid moments.  From an early afternoon rain shower that ended just before the wedding to a quick stop at a local restaurant for a celebratory drink, the entire day just seemed to fall smoothly into place at the last-minute.  I’m so glad I was able to be part of such a fun and laughter filled day. All the best Wendy and Steve!

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|  Wedding Ceremony: Indianapolis Yacht Club |  Reception: Delaware County Community Center   |  Catering: Chefski Laskowski  |   Bar: Midwest Bartending  |  DJ: Jim Cerone  |   Party Time Rental  |

Brittany & Colten

Engagement Mini-Session  |  Indianapolis, IN  |  May 2013

It’s officially the start of summer wedding season which means final meetings with all my couples, organization of last minute details, and – in the case of Brittany and Colten – a lovely engagement mini-session. I was a nervous wreck the afternoon of our scheduled session because the skies had opened up and it was raining heavily without much sign of stopping, and our original location was unusable.  Now normally inclement weather doesn’t throw me since we can usually just arrange to meet the next day or the following week, but I unfortunately only had one day in Indianapolis. Yikes! Luckily the rain began to taper off a little just before our meeting, and when I called to discuss options with Brittany she was totally game for a slightly damp shoot in a different location. That – and the lovely couple of hours we spent talking about their wedding and shooting in and around Broad Ripple Village – made me extra excited for their August wedding! I know it’s going to be a beautiful day. . . and even if the weather doesn’t cooperate, I’m happy knowing Brittany and Colten won’t let it ruin their day. I can’t wait!

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Dana & Adam

Wedding  |  Indianapolis, IN  |  December 2012

From the first email I received from Dana, I could tell that she was one of those brides who was going to be wonderfully easy to work with. Despite the fact that we didn’t have a chance to sit down face to face before the day of the wedding, I felt like I’d known Dana and Adam for a while when we finally met. The entire day was relaxed and filled with plenty of laughter; the wedding party even braved the snow and Indiana winter cold to get some pictures downtown on Monument Circle.  My favorite part of the day though, was seeing all the love and affection between Dana, Adam, and their families. Dana looked absolutely stunning in her dress, and Adam’s face lit up the entire church from the first moment he saw her. It was a beautiful day, and the start of what I’m sure will be a beautiful life for these two. Congratulations Dana & Adam!

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Zach

Class of 2012  | Cathedral High School  |  Indianapolis, IN |  June 2012

Being a natural light photographer without a physical studio means that for most of my sessions I give clients a list of location suggestions, and we go from there.  Occasionally though someone will book a session with me and already have a great location that I don’t know about! Zach’s senior session was a great example of one such session.  We decided just to use the family property for our sunny, summer senior portrait session, and I was pleasantly surprised. We had beautiful weather and a number of great backdrops, and Zach didn’t even have to leave home! Zach is off to college in the fall, and I was thrilled to capture some images of his last summer at home. All the best Zach; I can’t wait to see where you go next!

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