Wow, I’m beat. Turns out running with photo gear in sand will wear you out. Also turns out shooting a hilarious couple to photograph against some dramatic skies will make you forget you’ve been sand running. True story.
I spent the later afternoon into evening with Jacqueline and Zachary at Washington park in Michigan City. It was a great day for a Lake Michigan engagement portrait session! It wasn’t humid or scorching, the skies had dramatic clouds, and I don’t think we stopped laughing through the entire session.
Here’s a quick instant favorite from the evening. Many more to come early next week.
And lastly, since I’m still up after midnight into Sunday…
Happy Fathers’ Day to all the dads out there, mine’s at the top of that list.
Before the afternoon humidity set in I was walking around the house opening windows to let the nice breeze circulate when I got inspired to decorate. Ok, just to put up the top frilly part over the curtains in the baby room. It’s as close to decorating as I get for now.
I brought Adrian upstairs to play in his crib while I looked for the hardware and put up the curtain rod. He has been really gabby today, cooing all sorts of stories to me. There’s a lot that he has to say at 4 months old!
I finished up and went downstairs to turn on the central air and now close the windows I opened earlier in the day. (As long as I’m the one making more work for myself I tend to mind it less.) When I got back upstairs Adrian had rolled over and was crawling around in the crib. Not high speed or anything but enough that he was on the other side of the bed on hands and knees, still cooing.
I moved him back so he could crawl the length of the crib and grabbed a camera before he got too far along.
A little help, please?
Here I come!
You’re gonna blog this… aren’t you?
He just melts our hearts with that smile. 🙂 Enjoy the crawlin antics!
We celebrated a great wedding day with Bridget & Doug on Saturday. What a fantastic day with the Purdue and Ridell families celebrating at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart and taking an easygoing afternoon’s portraits around the Notre Dame campus. (Huge thanks to the folks who let us all into the football stadium too!)
Bridget and the ladies started off at Nicholas J salon downtown
Doug heads down to meet the groomsmen
Bridget and her father enter the Basilica
Bride, Groom and wedding party in the Basilica
Newlyweds in the Lady Chapel
Doug and the gents at the ND Stadium tunnel
Parent dances as the celebration begins
Click on the photos above or click here to view the slideshow! Enjoy!
I had to add a couple of instant favorites from Katrina & Charley’s wedding last weekend. There’s nothing better than celebrating with friends, old ones and all the new ones we just made!
Katrina in the mirror
Charley – what a guy. Just waiting to see his bride minutes before the ceremony…
Katrina’s smile said it all. Nothing like making your photographer tear up to make it tricky to keep shooting! I couldn’t be happier for you guys!
Love you guys!
Be sure to check out the slideshow to see more of this fantastic celebration!
What a day to celebrate with Molly & Aaron! Probably the best weather of the year to kick of the Memorial Day weekend for this wonderful wedding day with the Abernethy and Roussell families. The newlyweds were an absolute blast to spend the day alongside enjoying the happiness between them, the laughs shared from siblings’ toasts, the live music and festivities of the reception – the day flew by in an easygoing breeze!
Congrats you guys! Many more photos to come!
Watch out, e-trade commercial baby, there’s a new face in the EB Photography office taking over the position of “cutest office baby.”
It’s amazing to see the youngest students of my 2002-2003 drama class now getting ready for graduation day. I was proud of them back then for all the hard work they put into our (elective) class, and I am even more proud as they get ready to celebrate all their hard work throughout high school. The most recent of our students to join us for a Senior Session was Miriam.
What started as a rainy few days turned out to be a vivid, sunny afternoon at the Japanese Gardens. Here are a few of my favorites from the shoot – enjoy!
Just in time for the weekend we’re thrilled to announce Katie & Joe’s Fine Art Wedding Album is ready to view! We had a blast celebrating with the newlyweds and I got to use some new reception lighting techniques I had been sharpening during the wintry months. Vinylized kept the party going – River Forest Country Club was jumping till the last song!
Click the album preview image or CLICK HERE to view the album designs.
I think the coolest part of my job is just being able to tell a story with the camera. Sunday I added a chapter in a story that started in 2003 when I began working with Troy at Ritz Camera Store. Over the 3 years of working there I made some great friends, and while reminiscing today realized it has been 2 years ago this month that the Mishawaka store closed.
Last December I caught up with Troy and his wife Michelle for some pregnancy photos as Michelle and Troy were expecting winter babies – yes, twins! Their sons, Landon and Grant, were born in January just a few weeks before my son Adrian arrived in February.
Sunday the boys were baptized at Saint Pius X church in Granger. What an exciting job to tell a family’s story and be part of this celebration for the newest little ones! At the family gathering afterward I had a great time visiting and catching up, sharing fatherhood stories, and introducing our kids to one another.
What a blast hanging out with Katie & Joe celebrating with the Seroka and Catanzarite families into the wee hours of the morning! The day was full of smiles, laughs and lots of great times and went effortlessly celebrating outside the Windy City. Thanks again for inviting us to tell your story!
The bride adorned for her day
Katie ready for the big day
Joe ready for the big day
Dad and daughter greet the groom
Rings and vows of unity
Sunny Saturday celebration
Time in a bottle