Natural Light Children’s Portraits – Happy 1st Birthday Ayden

Mother and Son Outdoor Portraits

Sometimes my job behind the camera is a piece of cake. My clients’ ideas and translate into a creative energy, smiles abound, and it’s almost effortless. Like I said, a piece of cake. If anything, Quanay and her son Ayden made it a slice of 1st birthday cake when we met up for Ayden’s first birthday shoot.

Childrens Portraits Mother Lifting Child pose

Mother and Son child portrait ideas

Childrens birthday portraits with letters

Growing up is hard to do. I have a feeling once Ayden discovers that his birthday celebration includes cake he’s going to be just fine!

Kids birthday portraits with balloons

First birthday portraits photographer

Baby's first birthday portraits

Smiling child portrait with parent

Clothing ideas for childrens portraits

Happy first birthday Ayden! Hope it’s full of smiles, fun, and of course… cake!

 

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Drop me a line for a shoot of your own to show off your ideas, style, and smile! -eB

Windy Spring Senior Portrait Sessions – Emily

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 have my subjects involved in the session and I love it when they throw out an idea and I get to make it happen for them. Especially if she was going to walk out on a submerged walkway in cold water or scale a slanted concrete outcropping in heels!

Here are my personal favorites from the shoot. – Enjoy!

Outdoor Spring April Senior Portraits Misahwaka Indiana 1

Windy April Senior Portraits Beutter Park Misahwaka Indiana

Windy Spring Messy Hair Fashion Outdoor Senior Portrait

Spring Fashion Outdoor Senior Portrait Indiana Portraits Photographer

Windy Outdoor Senior Portrait Battell Park Mishawaka Indiana Photographer

Drop me a line to set up your spring & summer Senior Session!

Children’s Outdoor Autumn Portraits – Stella

It’s been a while since I overloaded the blog wrote about the First Friday Fashion (fail) contest from September, or the photo shoot prize our winner received.

In late October I joined my contest winner Aim for the photo shoot giveaway. She contrived a clever and generous plan to enlist the help of Facebook friends to vote for her photo entries to win the shoot for her daughter Stella.

Here are a few favorites from Stella’s outdoor fall photo shoot around Beutter Park and Battell Park in downtown Mishawaka, Indiana.

Mishawaka Indiana Children's Portrait Photographer

Indiana Children's Portrait Photographer Beutter Park Mishawaka

Indiana Children's Portrait River Walk Ideas Photographer

Battell Park Mishawaka Child Portrait Photography Ideas Photographer

Summer Wedding Album Design – Melissa and Jim

Can’t wait to get the printed version of Melissa & Jim’s album back soon! Here’s a sneak preview of their wedding album designs including a Catholic wedding mass at Saint Monica’s Church, colorful outdoor wedding portraits at Battell Park and Beutter Park along the Saint Joseph River, and reception to celebrate the evening away at Knights of Columbus just across the river.

Check out the album in full screen here.

June Wedding Album Cover Beutter Park Mishawaka Indiana

Check out our updated Wedding Album Design gallery

Diana & Roger – Summertime Engagement Session

I think one of the things I like best about my work telling engagement and wedding stories through photography is getting to see so many friends happy.

Mishawaka Indiana Wedding Engagement Portraits Beutter Park

Diana, Roger and I met up at the Beutter Park river walks in Mishawaka for a sunny evening of photos. It’s a favorite stop for wedding parties, senior portraits, and other portraits but I was especially glad to hear the park would be more than just a pretty location for them – it is where they met last summer. How great to be able to tell their engagement story right where they met!

Mishawaka Indiana Wedding Engagement Portraits Beutter Park

Mishawaka Indiana Wedding Engagement Portraits Beutter Park

Mishawaka Indiana Wedding Engagement Portraits Beutter Park

Mishawaka Indiana Wedding Engagement Portraits Beutter Park

We’re looking forward to celebrating their wedding day soon! Congrats!