Spring Flashback – While the Newlyweds Wait – May 2005

Wedding Portrait bride and groom alone candid Saint Joseph Michigan

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

Congrats Newlyweds Anne & Marty!

Notre Dame Basilica Wedding Couple Photography

If you find yourself dancing along to the reception music after 12 hours of wedding day photography… you’re doing it right.

We had a way fun day celebrating with Anne & Marty, their families, the West Side Porpoise Club, and enjoyed the non stop laughs from start to finish! Congrats, Newlyweds!

Congrats Newlyweds Elizabeth and Justin!

Notre Dame Avenue Wedding Couple Portrait Photography

What a perfect sunny August afternoon to celebrate Elizabeth and Justin’s wedding at the Log Chapel on Notre Dame University campus today! Here’s a sneak peek of one of my favorites from their outdoor portraits around ND campus this afternoon, more photos on the way!

Congrats Elizabeth and Justin! Thanks for inviting me to share in your celebration and tell your wedding story today!

 

Too hot to shoot? Great for water sessions!

trash the wedding dress pool water shoot

Just in time for the Independence Day weekend it’s toasty hot around these parts of the Great Lakes and Indiana. Feeling like it’s too uncomfortably hot, humid and sunny to head outdoors for a photo shoot? Just add water!

Break out that prom dress, those 27 bridesmaid dresses, or your wedding gown for some stellar summer portraits!

Come brave the heat wave! Drop me a line here to set up a refreshing shoot at the Lake, riverside, pool, fountain, puddle or sprinkler of your choice.

trash the dress lake michigan water beach shoot

trash the prom dress water hair whip senior portrait session

Click on over here to check out our favorite Trash the Dress portrait sessions. And if submerged isn’t your look, there are always plenty of options for making a splash for your session.

Summer senior portraits fountain ideaSummer portraits, just add fountain.

Indiana University Campus fountain engagement portraits

Katie & Lawrence’s Snowy December Engagement Anniversary Portraits

Perfectly fitting snow day post. (Reports of nearly 2-3 feet of drifting snow in the last 24 hours here in South Bend!)

Just before Christmas Katie and Lawrence caught up with me for a sunny and snowy winter engagement session. Turns out the date was the 1-year anniversary of their engagement! In addition to the celebration it was also a perfectly mild winter afternoon to head out to some trails for great photos and good laughs along the way.

snowy winter engagement portraits in woods

snowy winter engagement portraits icicles

December Christmas engagement portraits

snowy winter engagement portraits in woods

Congrats Soonlyweds! We’re loolking forward to your autumn celebration ahead!

See more of the session in our proof gallery, facebook, and engagements page. Enjoy!

First Week of the New Year & Decade

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 looked hazel when she was born but I’m pretty sure they’re staying blue like her big brother and her Mama’s eyes are. She was rather content to wiggle by herself a bit while I played with Adrian – a welcome break from wanting to be constantly picked up – so I let her stretch out on the turquoise blanket a friend knitted (crocheted?) for Adrian.

Adrian has always been my camera ham. He didn’t want to be left out and hopped right up into the chair when I got Maddie back to her crib. He was behaving so well and sitting still (at the same time no less!) I got Madeline to sit with him for some photos that have been favorites ever since. Two sets of blue eyes melted their father’s heart with a huge smile.

And just like that, they went back to playing. Madeline discussed with her older brother Adrian the finer points of taking extended naps. I think he listened, too, and Daddy got a few minutes to make phone calls while the kiddies slept. 😀

Beat the cabin fever – drop us a line or a call to set up a winter shoot for you, your family, your children or all of the above!

Chicago Skyline Beach Sunset Engagement Shoot

Cool couple + perfect afternoon + small town, Indiana + Lake Michigan beach + Chicago Skyline background + perfect sunset + not feeling like you’re “working” = WOW!

Yes that all just happened. I was floored. A cool couple without any of the above makes for a great shoot, but all of them combined and I’m floored!

Lake Michigan Chicago skyline engagement portraits

Lake Michigan Chicago skyline engagement portraits

Lake Michigan Chicago skyline engagement portraits

Chicago skyline from Lake Michigan

More photos ahead from Gena & Bob’s engagement session!