New parents cherishing their son in heart, mind, and spirit.
I have known Andrew since he was a wild thing, running everywhere and tackling everything with his pack of middle school boys. He is full of joviality and the best kind of humor - the sort that lifts up instead of tears down. Wasn’t it just yesterday I was capturing his senior photos? Now, he has wedded the song in his heart: Katie. They met their first day at Ball State. Both music majors. My favorite moment of the wedding was when they surprised their parents with a serenade: she singing Misty by Ella Fitzgerald and he on his trumpet. What a joy to be a part of their day.
Lora and I have been friends for over a decade. We’ve adventured Lebanon and Thailand at each other’s side and when this world gets crazy I dial her number to reaffirm truth. When I visited her last month we found a park with a speckling of daisies where I could capture her family aglow in the heat of our midwest summer. In return she is making my baby in the womb a quilt to keep him warm when he is greeted by the turning of summer to fall. Love this friend for all seasons.
The Livingston family chose this trail for their session. A river on one side and cars zooming by on the other. Green and blue in the midst of the city. Their Sabbath ritual is walking this trail from their home and the boys showed me their special spots: a sandbar by the water, the rocks where turtles sunbathe, and the trees full of purple mulberries ripe for staining hands and cheeks. Little Greta got lots of kisses from her three big brothers and it won’t be long until she’ll be running alongside them on this path.
When Erin was a girl she walked through this bluebell wood and dreamed about some day being wed on this hill of blue. Not deterred by recent rains, we waded through knee high water to return to this significant spot for her engagement session with Will.
They lying in the bluebells reminds me of the Midsummer Night’s Dream monologue:
I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine:
There sleeps Titania sometime of the night,
Lull’d in these flowers with dances and delight;
And if the high water wasn’t wild enough…I am 90% sure we spotted a bobcat on our walk out of the park!
When Dean + Becky marry they are settling into a little home within walking distance of one of their favorite spots in Broad Ripple: Locally Grown Gardens! I loved getting to know them over a couple sodas and can't wait to capture their wedding in July!
The rain drizzled gently throughout the wedding day. Unexpected yet romantic.
A tender, unhurried ceremony encircled by dear friends and family. A restored carriage house booked remarkably through Airbnb. Unique pizza baked and then savored inside a double decker bus. Toasting, desserts, and dancing in the candlelit night.
Thank you to Jake and Brittney for letting me be a part of their tender day.