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Any time clients refer their friends and families to me, it’s the biggest compliment!  Last summer I photographed a gorgeous and oh so fun family, and this summer I’m photographing friends of theirs!  Thank you so much, Julie, for sharing my name!  It truly means the world to me!  While we communicated on email about where their session would be held and tips on what to wear and what to expect, I knew my time with this trio would be a wonderful one!  And I was totally right!  Tiffani, Jack, and Jentry were all smiles and laughs and adored spending with each other in a new place, making my job a total breeze!  I learned from Tiffani that Jack had suggested the location–one of my favorites!–even though they’d never been there before!  Garfield Park Conservatory is beautiful, a perfectly fun and vibrant backdrop for portraits!  I told Tiffani that it has been on my dream list to photograph a family here!  I have a ton of favorites from our short time here, so let’s get right to them, shall we?  Did you happen to see the dreamy engagement session taken just outside the Conservatory at Garfield Park’s Sunken Gardens?  Check it out here!  Want to have your portraits here too?  Send me a message and let’s make it happen!!! 

Tiffani, Jack, and Jentry, it was so wonderful to finally meet you and to document some precious family time!  Wishing you a fantastic summer ahead!


Garfield Park Conservatory Portraits // Tiffani + Jack + Jentry


“I would love to do photos in the snow!  I love snow!”  Ok, so I’m paraphrasing here, however, my sweet and beautiful friend, Marisa, shared what she had envisioned for her next family portrait session as we chatted during a play date with our kiddos some time last year. After all, she has traveled all over the world, including Iceland and Alaska, seeing snow in epic proportions and across breathtaking landscapes.  And with our most recent snowfall, we knew this would be the perfect time!  We had the perfect conditions for capturing portraits with little ones during winter — sunshine, no wind, and 37 degree temps!  The kiddos had fun dancing in the snow, Happy Feet style!  I was told they’ve been watching that movie on repeat lately!  We worked quickly and had such a fun time!  I told Marisa I would happily go along with her ideas anytime!  Marisa, James, Clayton, Aaliyah, you are so much fun to hang out with and to explore the snow-covered creek and trails with on a winter’s day!  Can’t wait to see you all again soon!

Westfield Family Portraits // A Snowy Winter Family Session // Marisa + James + Clayton + Aaliyah // Sneak Peek!


Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!  It has been so wonderful to soak in this magical season with our boys – decorating indoors and out, driving around to see lights, giving gifts to family, baking cookies for Santa, ice skating and so much more!  They have no idea how much they make our days brighter! May your holidays be filled with joy and love and sweet memories!  Merry Christmas, friends!

Merry Christmas!


It’s crazy to believe that 6 years ago today we welcomed our second baby boy into the world!  His due date was Christmas Day, however, like his older brother, he arrived 3 days early!  And we got to bring him home from the hospital on Christmas Day!  Emerson Ray, there are so many things we love and adore about you!  You are compassionate, empathetic, sharing, silly, spunky, loving, always adding joy to our lives each day and to all those who meet you!  You love spending time with your big brother, Remington, your family, your friends, in nature, snuggling, just being together.  What a precious gift you are!  We hope you’re having the best day at kindergarten, we can’t wait to celebrate with you tonight!  Happy 6th Birthday, Little Love!  xoxo, Mommy

The weather was sunny and 50 degrees, so with a little bit of bribery (#reindeercakepops), we ventured out for a super quick mini session!  More from this day soon!


Happy Birthday, Emerson!


What fun it was to meet this beautiful – not to mention incredibly stylish! – family in downtown Indianapolis!  They had planned a special family outing to celebrate the holidays, including a delicious dinner followed by an evening of festive musical entertainment on Monument Circle. And these days, if you’re getting dressed up, why not have it documented, right?!  Would you believe that they saw friends pass by who were on their way to watch Michigan play?  Scroll down to see!  After a quick Google search, Michigan won the Big Ten Football Championship that day at Lucas Oil Stadium!  Do you want to know something else? Before I got in to photography, I worked with Jim and his colleagues as an administrative assistant! Seeing him years later, along with his gorgeous, happy family was simply the best!  Jim and Chris, thank you so much for asking me to be a part of your special day with your loved ones!  Avery, Evann, Ben, Sydni and Nate, it was so great to meet you all!  Wishing you a holiday season full of joy!!!

Indianapolis Family Portrait Session // Monument Circle Indianapolis // The T Family


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