First Day of Kindergarten – Quinn

School is back in session, and Quinn is off to Kindergarten!

Wrapped up Summer Vacation with a Back to School / Off to Kindergarten session with Quinn. He was more excited for school to begin than for holding a sign board but he quickly warmed up to his new modeling gig. (The attitude for the camera from this guy! He’s ready for the stage and screen.)

Congrats, Quinn, and welcome Class Of (wait for it)… 2030!

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

Previously Unpublished – Holga 35mm at Shiojiri Niwa – Spring 2009

While rummaging for some #ThrowbackThursday images to Instagram I noted several rolls of unmarked, processed 35mm film I had set aside in 2012 and all but forgotten about until early 2015. Holding the negatives to light I instantly recalled the moments I took with my Holga but was surprised by the images I had waited to see once they hit the scanner.

Holga 35mm film sprocket lens flare at park
Holga 35mm film sprocket photo of lens flare at park

Holga 35mm film multiple exposure tree branches

Holga 35mm film sprocket stairway shadow zigzag abstract
Holga 35mm film sprocket photo – stairway shadow zigzag abstract

If the above image of the zigzag shadow on concrete stairs looks familiar, there was a megapixelized version of it posted years back as a Previously Unpublished entry. I had forgotten I made a Holga film exposure of the abstract detail as well.

Holga 35mm film sprocket photo of spring blossoms

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Prom Portraits in the Park – Marissa and Quin

Disclaimer: slightly biased, highly proud godfather posting.

Near the end of April I joined my goddaughter Marissa and her prom date / cohort in theatrical crime Quin for portraits before Mishawaka High School’s prom night.

You two looked very snazzy, glad to join you for a silly, fun & rarely serious shoot before your fun night! -eB

outdoor prom couple photo converse chucks

outdoor prom couple photo sophomores

outdoor Mishawaka Indiana prom couple photo
“Act natural… never mind, act devious!”

Devious didn’t take any convincing or surprise anyone given Marissa’s theatrical repertoire.

Mishawaka High School outdoor prom couple photo

Shiojiri Niwa Japanese Gardens prom couple portraits

outdoor park prom portrait photographer

Spring prom couple corsage photos

outdoor Spring park prom couple informal portrait

silly relaxed laughing outdoor prom portrait pictures

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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!

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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

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Children’s Outdoor Autumn Portraits – Stella

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

In late October I joined our contest winner Aim for the free 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

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