It's about to get awesome intergalactic style around here. Get ready for a Star Wars, superheroes, nerdist, rockabilly wedding day celebration ahead! Get a reminder when Phil & Kelli's photo gallery is ready to enjoy! May the Fourth be with you!
Disclaimer: slightly biased, highly proud godfather posting. Near the end of April I joined our goddaughter Marissa and her prom date / cohort in theatrical crime Quin for portraits before Mishawaka High School's prom night. (Shameless plug, they're playing lead roles this weekend on stage in Aladdin! Go see it!) You two looked very snazzy, glad to join you for a silly, →
Before the month of March is completely gone I wanted to wish a very happy first and fifth anniversaries to the two first friends I had and whose wedding anniversaries are in the same last week of this month - my sisters. Congrats to my "younger-older" sis Aliya and Ray on your 5th anniversary today! Meanwhile back in reality... this is how →
Spring is in full swing and gusting through Michiana as March is all but gone. Here's a flashback from Emily's windy outdoor Senior Portrait Session last April around Beutter Park and Battell Park in Mishawaka, Indiana. Emily planned a mix of heels to barefoot, jeans to sundress to skirt outfits for her sunny and windy afternoon outdoor shoot. I'm glad to →
Here's a peek at the album design for Katie and Brian's June wedding day story. Their story started in Plymouth, Indiana with preparation and informal portraits at their parents' homes. From there it was on to Saint Michael's church to celebrate with the wedding ceremony. The newlyweds traveled north to South Bend for portraits downtown near the Morris Performing Arts' →
Holy smokes, what a celebration with Melissa and Jim earlier Saturday night! If you haven't seen youtube videos of the bridal party thriller dance, JK wedding entrance (or The Office reenacting it) just STOP right now. They all just got served. Melissa, Jim, and their bridal party just stepped it up a notch in the choreographed bridal party group dance department tonight. →
Met up with Tyler once Indiana's rainy start to spring took a brief break in early May. I don't think he couldn't have picked a day with more sun for the session. Great day for a mix of shirt-and-tie formal then t-shirt casual shots, riverside full sun to stone wall shade and natural light portraits. Always great when my subjects throw →
Happy 5th anniversary newlyweds Dianna & Brian! We get lots of compliments on the red trimmed wedding dress Dianna styled in her May 2006 wedding! Very vibrant day out on the greens at South Bend Country Club. The newlyweds cut one of the first wedding cakes we photographed with custom topper (or middler) - a model of Brian's Grand National used →
Had a great breezy afternoon outdoor location session with Colton and his silver Ibanez 6-string electric guitar on Notre Dame University Campus a few weeks back. He started off strumming some favorites on the guitar while I set up and got to snapping some informal portraits of a musician in his element. Nothing like a little live music while you're →
Congrats to Kristin & Nathaniel on your 6th Anniversary! It's as bright and sunny today as it was on your wedding day in 2005, hope it's a wonderful anniversary!
Happy anniversary and a flashback from 4 years ago of Kristyn and Patrick's spring wedding at Tippecanoe Place here in South Bend. It was a great celebration at the old Studebaker mansion in the historic district downtown. Enjoy some of our favorites from the celebration! Kristyn made a dramatic entrance to the landing of the grand staircase at the mansion. I →
What a great day to close out April, sun shining again after what felt like weeks of April showers in Indiana. Today marks two big milestones - first and foremost the 6th wedding anniversary for one of my friends I've known since kindergarten and her husband! Congrats Rachelle and Josh! Bride and bridesmaids leaving the old country schoolhouse to walk to →
We're getting a jump on spring sessions (even as northern Indiana debates what season's weather it wants to feel like)! Save $25 on your Senior Portrait Session before June 1st! Here's how: Check out our new Senior Session Facebook page Click that you Like us Use the contact form on our Seniors page to set up your shoot. That's it! Sign up by April →
When a concert promoter friend of mine texted me "man u have to see these guys' road production stuff" I grabbed a camera and headed over to check out Attaboy & News From Verona's Everything Matters Tour stop in Plymouth. The tour's free (donations welcome!) and my experience of most bands bringing gear consisted of boxes to stand on that →
Favorite shots from their frosty winter engagement session Congrats Tyler & Dakota! More photos on the way soon! Click here to get a reminder when more photos are ready to enjoy!
We've added a stack of favorite photos from Genna & Jeremy's wedding day! One of the last shots of the day was an instant favorite browsing among the cars at the Studebaker National Museum reception here in South Bend, Indiana. Check out the slide show here We're trying out a new slideshow feature that's great for iPhones, iPads, Droid, Blackberry, and →
Image copyright © Eric Bucholtz, all rights reserved. Nikon D300, Nikon 17-55mm lens at 48mm, ISO 100, 1/200 sec at f/5.6
While throwing around ideas with Tabatha for her outdoorsy Senior Sessions it was quickly apparent she was up for something a bit different. I've been working with more and more cool clients that have been completely game to try something a bit different than my previous shoots, and I like it. From the responses to seeing their photos I'd say →
Here's a toss-up: pose by giant number cutouts that form your graduation year or go get some fresh air and shoot in YOUR natural environment? If the nursery themed photos are your look for high school graduation, read no further. Continuing my "off the beaten path" series from last week I decided to take different routes than the usual trails I →
I started out last week with a lineup of shoots and the expectation of a little walking and fresh air while photographing some cool folks. I met Chris on Notre Dame University Campus and was pretty stoked he was up for a wander around campus without any pre-planned shots (read: make photographer think on his feet). We wandered away from Notre →
Saw these spring colors waving in the breeze on what I'm claiming was the first spring Saturday of the year. And not a weekend too soon.
Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Now that it seems Spring is finally here in South Bend, Indiana, everything is greening up beautifully outside. Today, of course, it seems everyone is trying to do the same for Saint Pat's celebrations. (Of course, with the exception of my friend Joel who wore red in support of those with red/green color blindness.) What better time to →
Wow. That was a rush! After the last few weeks finalizing prints, framing, preparing and all around brainstorming at high speed, it all came down to one great night of celebration with friends last Saturday! Highlights of the night - and all were simply amazing: We have the coolest friends and clients out there. Sara said it best that each of you have →
Nothing like a stroll down memory lane! Today marks the 3 years' celebration that began in 2005 at Kristin & Nate's wedding. I've known Nate since somewhere around first grade and Kristin since Jr High. I just ran into Nate last weekend hanging out with the guys getting ready for another of our graduating class' May weddings. Congrats you guys!