the Kiddo crawls!

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!

Congrats Bridget & Doug!

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 gets ready with the gals at the salon

Bridget and the ladies started off at Nicholas J salon downtown

Doug heads down to meet the groomsmen

Doug heads down to meet the groomsmen

Bridget and her father enter the Basilica

Bridget and her father enter the Basilica

The bridal party

Bride, Groom and wedding party in the Basilica

Bridget & Doug in the Lady Chapel

Newlyweds in the Lady Chapel

Newlyweds outside the Basilica

Just married!

Doug and the gents at the ND stadium tunnel

Doug and the gents at the ND Stadium tunnel

Parent Dances

Parent dances as the celebration begins

Click on the photos above or click here to view the slideshow! Enjoy!

Katrina & Charley – a few more photos

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!

Just married!

Love you guys!

Be sure to check out the slideshow to see more of this fantastic celebration!

Congrats Molly & Aaron!

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!

Miriam’s Senior Session

Congrats, Miriam!

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!

Japanese Gardens spring Senior Portraits

Spring outdoor flower garden senior portraits

Japanese Gardens Bridge Senior Portraits

Shiojiri Niwa Japanese Gardens Senior Portraits

 

 

Landon & Grant’s Baptism

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.

Landon & Grant's Baptism

Landon, Michelle, Troy and Grant

Landon & Grant

Landon

Congrats Joe and Katie!

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

Katie ready for the big day

Joe awaiting the ceremony

Joe ready for the big day

Katie enters

Katie enters

Dad and Daughter greet the Groom

Dad and daughter greet the groom

Rings and vows of unity

Rings and vows of unity

Newlyweds!

Newlyweds!

Sunny Saturday Celebration

Sunny Saturday celebration

Time in a bottle