If you’ve followed my photography for any good length of time you’ve seen this young lady before – on stage, dressed to impress, and followed by my brags of all kinds. Add to the brags a mega dose of pride as she’s graduated high school and headed off to college this fall! Congrats, Marissa, and best of luck in your studies!
Drop me a line to set up a Senior Session of your own! Summer took its time to get here, fall colors are ahead – reserve a spot today!
Earlier this week I posted on my socialmediafeeds a link to something new to me – Flash Weddings. I’m a fan of nontraditional, offbeat wedding day celebrations that incorporate elements of the newlyweds’ interests, back story, and dreams into the day’s festivities. This wedding was the first such “offbeat” ceremony I photographed for a couple who brought together handmade fashion and floral creations, South African wedding traditions, and a safari exhibit at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. It was during my first full year of digital photography in 2005 – years before I had kids of my own to take to the zoo to see -and sometimes behave like- wild animals. Without further rambling, allow me to present a selection of my favorites from this South African safari themed wedding celebration for this Throwback Thursday. Enjoy! -eB
While I’d love to gloss on and on in poetic ways about the love filling the air like seagulls fluttering with eager expectation above a parking lot full of shiny cars… bad example… Jami & Nick have a mutual weirdness I can appreciate, as well as photograph. This is a significant part of their story, and these are the images to prove it. Congrats, love birds!
More snow in the air as February winds down warrants another warm weather favorite photo gets dredged from the archives! Today’s post comes from Spring 2005 as the newlyweds shared a moment alone on the country club green in Bridgman, Michigan.
Free photo tip – waiting around for family and bridal party members to arrive for group portraits is not time wasted waiting on great photo opportunities… if you keep your eyes out for these kinds of moments. This photo came together between the bride and groom’s portraits alone and waiting on the rest of the gang to meet up for outdoor portraits. No posing ideas, directing, or forcing a smile needed!
Keep toasty & keep your eyes open for great photo moments! -eB
Happy (extended) Valentine’s Day weekend! As snow graces northern Indiana once again this morning I ran across this warm, colorful, endearing portrait of newlyweds Tracy & Andrew while perusing a catalog of my favorite wedding photos. This moment of warm smiles & toasty temperatures comes from a sunny Saturday in July 2007. Enough of this winter weather, I think we’re all ready for spring.
The snow hasn’t let up any since Sarah & Phil met me for their wintry maternity portraits a few weeks back. Not a bit. I wished for a white Christmas and I’ve been eating my frost-covered, freezer-burnt words ever since. These two lovebirds, however, just couldn’t get enough of the winter weather!
Congrats to Sarah and Phil on braving the weather for some snowy snapshots as you count down to your baby girl’s arrival soon!
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!