Wednesday, February 27, 2008

grayson is 6 months

We first photographed Grayson and his parents, Liz and Nick, (not to forget their perfect pooch, Jasper) in November when Grayson was just over three months old. Boy, has he grown!!! Still as cute as can be...and seriously the best behaved kid ever!!! His parents keep telling us that he is always as happy and content as when we see him...and we believe them!

This photo shoot we did at their home, which is beautiful! They've done all the decorating themselves, and it is so nice. It's always fun to shoot a family in their home. We know that they will appreciate looking back at what their home looked like as well as their family, and it gives us a chance to really get to know them while keeping them comfortable. This session was no exception, and we thoughrouly enjoyed our time together!

Nick, Liz, Grayson, and always...what a pleasure. Thank you so much! We already can't wait to see you again!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

kj is 18 months

Sweet little KJ came back to Indianapolis to visit our studio on Friday! The first time we saw this cute little guy he was celebrating his first birthday. Well, he is 18 months old now and we CANNOT BELIEVE how much he's learned in the last six months! We were so happy to see him and his mom and dad, Wendy and Kahn, for the photo shoot!

He's now walking, says so many words, and even knows some colors, songs, and games! He is SMART! And still just as cute as can be. His favorite word seems to be "guitar", and he LOVES to play his guitars! It's hilarious! He is a ROCK STAR! He was a little camera shy, but we plan on breaking him of that as we see him grow at his sessions. :)

Wendy and Kahn, thank you so much for coming all the way from Illinois to see us! We always look forward to seeing you all! We hope you had a safe trip back!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

josh, cara, and reagan

Josh and Cara were one of our favorite wedding couples of 2006, so we were thrilled to hear that they were having a baby this year!!! Reagan was born on February 4, and was just 8 days old when we arrived at their home to take photos this week. She is not only the most adorable newborn, but she has a FULL head of hair! What a crazy thing to be able to put a bow in a baby's hair as soon as she's born! :)

Thank you so much, Josh and Cara, for inviting us into your home to meet precious little Reagan! We are excited to watch her grow throughout the year. CONGRATULATIONS!

Monday, February 11, 2008

mary and matt say i do

On Saturday we had our first wedding of the year! Mary and Matt are two of the most fun, happy, genuine people! They are the kind of people that make you just feel good to be around them. You can imagine how happy we were to start of the year with this wonderful couple!

At first we were actually a little intimidated to meet their families because Mary's dad is the former president of Purdue University, Dr. Martin Jischke. He was the president at Purdue the last year we attended the university, so we felt like we were meeting celebrities! They couldn't have been nicer! The entire day was relaxed and fun and we really enjoyed our time together.

Mary and Matt were married at the beautiful Second Presbyterian Church in Indianapolis, followed by a rockin' reception at the Indiana State Museum. Following an elegant introduction and dinner, the sounds of the band Toy Factory filled the air and the dance floor filled.

In lieu of cake, this couple had cupcakes... and there's a story behind them! When the Jischke kids were little, if they wanted something (especially when there were cupcakes around) they would lick one so that no one else would get to eat it. When Mary decided Matt was the one for her, she LICKED him across the face and declared, "My cupcake!" Hence, the cupcakes......and, the photo below of Mary licking Matt at the alter. :) They are adorable! Mary, I hope you don't mind us telling that story!!

Thank you so much, Mary and Matt, for inviting us to share in your wedding day. We were honored to be there and so excited to stat the year off right!!! Enjoy your honeymoon (NEAR) Cancun!!!

open photo contest first place winner

Dan and I were starting to think that Samantha would never have a chance to win a contest like the Baby Gap Casting Call or the Beautiful Baby Search on Regis and Kelly because they never allow professional photographers to enter. However, no one said we couldn't enter photos of her (among others) into a professional photographer's contest! So we did. And we won! After thousands of votes we won first AND third AND tenth place prizes in the "Family Time" category of Open Photo Contest, an online contest for photographers judged by photographers.

Our first place prize also earned us a spot as a featured photographer on the Open Photo Contest website. To visit the website, click HERE. If we aren't the featured photographer just refresh the page and we will show up! So cool!

We are honored that our photographs were chosen among many talented photographers & also congratulate the other winners!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

clients doing great things

Last September we photographed the two very cute sisters, Kate and Elizabeth. When Elizabeth was born, she was 3 months early and weighed 2 lbs. 4 oz. She is now 7 years old and as spunky as any kid her age! In May the Love family is taking part in the March for Babies to raise money for March of Dimes, an organization devoted to improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. You can get more information on March of Dimes or make a donation by going to the Loves' website: CLICK HERE.

Two of our clients have started design businesses!

Last October we photographed Jackie Bilskie's wedding. She has since started TEN:THIRTEEN design (her wedding date!), a company that specializes in custom-designed invitations, cards, and announcements. To see her website, CLICK HERE.

Christa Montgomery hired us in 2007 to photograph a surprise anniversary party for her parents, followed by a studio session. She has since started Miss M Creations, where you can find handmade and custom-designed wedding stationary, event invitations, announcements, and more. To see her website, CLICK HERE.

Congratulations! We are so proud of all of you!

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Friday, February 1, 2008

elliott is 6 months old

We met Sara and Jack in 2006 when we photographed (her sister) Shanon and Ryan's wedding. We've kept in touch with Sara and Jack, not only because they are great people, but we see them at events where they represent their company, Antique Limousine of Indianapolis. In July they had a beautiful little boy, Elliott Richard. They brought Elliott in for his six month photos yesterday & we had a ball! Aside from being the cutest & most handsome little thing, descriptive words about Elliott that come to mind are: relaxed, content, easy-going, happy, peaceful, calm, quiet, agreeable....I could go on and on! We LOVED doing this photo shoot! It was also really nice to catch up with Jack and Sara, who we love too! Thanks so much for coming in!!! Here are a few favorites...