We finally got our White Christmas weather in northern Indiana... a week or so late! Since it was more of a muddy and gray Christmas here we burned off some cabin fever energy and let the kids get into Christmas PJs for some photos that matched the magical snowy weather outside. (Neither were too picky that it was early January →
Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad! On a sunny afternoon at Bendix Woods park, between the E and the R* of the pine trees that spell out "Studebaker," my parents were married 35 years ago today. Mom had a lovely dress and a bouquet of white and yellow flowers. Dad and the groomsmen had a snazzy white tuxedo, mom picked light yellow dresses →
It's finally feeling like summer in South Bend, and too toasty outside not to go have some fun. Don't forget your cameras! eB
Tomorrow's the big day - Madeline's first birthday! For some reason I always feel the need to preface a post with a back story. When I found out we were expecting our first baby Adrian I grabbed a journal I hadn't written much in since blogging came about and wrote my news in ink. Not quite two years later when I →
Probably my favorite part of our photography business is seeing friends get engaged, engaged couples become newlyweds, and families growing through the years. You might remember Michelle & Nick from their wedding in early 2007. It's been a treat to keep up with them and, in recent years, to meet their children Caitlynn and Zebulun. We joined them and family →
That smile and her laugh went with her everywhere, and was contagious. Today we're getting all the Bucholtz families and friends together today to remember and celebrate the 96 years of smiles she shared with us all. Family gatherings were never without laughter, and I don't see us changing that tradition today either. Eleanor V Bucholtz, at the age of 96, passed →
Why is it I can't get enough of looking at black and white photos from the early 20th century? These guys. Grandparents. Legends. Last Sunday my Grandmother Eleanor V. Bucholtz passed away a few weeks after my 30th birthday and a few weeks before her 97th birthday. She was more than ready to meet her Jesus and see her beloved Joe →
While today is my youngest sister Genna and cousin Jeni's birthdays, 5th wedding anniversaries of two cool couples (Kristin & Nate, Kristy & Matt - both with new little daughters!) it's also MY daughter Madeline's 6 month birthday. She hasn't wasted any time learning how to roll over, working on crawling, and gabbing away to let everyone know what's on her →
Sara saw the kids snuggling up for a nap and one of those sweet, quiet moments that go by way too fast. It didn't take me twice to think about grabbing a camera! Hope your Sunday is a restful, relaxing conclusion to the weekend! - Eric, Sara, napping Maddie & Adrian
I'm enjoying the last weekend of March as the kids nap and Grandpa's 1950s Argus C-Four 35mm camera begs to be taken outside to shoot some film today. The musty smell of the old leather case and the metal camera that still bears his fingerprint smudges got me thinking. I'm editing through thousands of wedding photos from a recent shoot, preparing →
The first week of the year and decade was, in a word, nonstop. Avalanche of snowfall in northern Indiana. Cabin fever. Car repair. More cabin fever. And lots of time with these two blue eyed kiddos. What better opportunity for a dad and photographer to spend time with and photograph two of his favorite people in the entire world? Madeline's eyes →
Madeline conveys this snowy New Year's Day snoozy feeling perfectly. hope you have a relaxing start to 2010!
Adrian's friendly reminder that Christmas is 3 weeks away! (Now where's our snow for sledding and snowmen!?)
Saying it was a busy week last week would be an understatement! Family and friends have been enormous blessings to us as they rearranged their own schedules to help watch Adrian while Sara and I went to the hospital for Madeline's birth 3 days ahead of her scheduled delivery. I had breakfast with my dad before he was off to work →
Here's a handful of photos from my daughter Madeline Suzanne's busy first day with me! Madeline Suzanne - November 21, 2009 - 5:19am, 8 pounds 2 ounces, 20 inches Daddy and Maddie My hazel eyed baby girl* is awake! Just checking out the world and wondering what that clicking thing is that dad's holding. *Update January 2011 - Maddie definitely has blue eyes like →
It's a girl! Early Saturday morning Sara's contractions were picking up, and our doctor had us come to the hospital for a checkup to see Madeline's progress. We were scheduled to come Tuesday for a c-section and had our hospital bags packed and ready last week. I got home from our last event shoot and production of the year with enough →
Today I'm thankful for a morning spent with my son Adrian while Momma Sara and Baby Bu had a checkup. Thankful that he let me wear his froggy hat to cover my bed head hair too. :D It doesn't have to be the 4th Thursday of November to be thankful. What things are you thankful for today?
Some favorite photos from a weekend getaway with my folks to Lake Tippecanoe, Indiana.Find time to enjoy a little break even if you're wearing sweatshirts in late August. (And I love the cool weather!) This one's for you blog stalkers who ask how my family and my folks are doing, you know who you are. :D
Yesterday we found out Adrian loves spaghetti after he grabbed a container of noodles and sauce off the table while Sara was cooking dinner. The "we both know I'm getting away with this once I smile" look - adorable and dangerous :D Good till the last drop Adrian loves Mama Sara's home cooking. Daddy agrees! Who made this mess? Wasn't me... 14 months and into →
Always good to see good news on TV. Wednesday my sis Aliya and her 2nd grade students were on the evening news for winning an "I Love to Read" challenge. She's always been the smart one of the fam. (I'm the geeky one and our youngest sis Genna is the... obnoxiously outgoing one. :) If you've met her you know →
I can't even describe how proud of him I am. The kid's got skills. "Daddy" saying skills, walking skills, and ninja skills. Making his parents crack up skills, too, for that matter. We're celebrating his 1st birthday this weekend. It has been an amazing year seeing him grow from sleepy baby to wiggly walker learning new words and new fun skills. We →
Precaffeinated ramblings for old times' sake. I haven't written a Tuesday Thoughts post since last year, and long ago since November at that. Since Election Day there's been a flurry of things happening etting ready for the wintry holidays Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years and post-holiday decompression. For anyone who hasn't seen him in person so far this year, Adrian is walking. He's →
A few quick favorites from today's festivities. Adrian's 1st Thanksgiving. Adrian and Aunt Aliya ready to dig in! Adrian finds dessert... mess ahead!
This week was all topsy-turvy. Hard to describe the feeling. Lots of changing weather, lots happening at home, lots of work to do for all the cool couples working with us to wrap up their super cool wedding albums. It never slowed for a second. Thursday Sara was out of town for an overnight business trip and I got to watch →