Summer Senior Portraits – Marissa at the Fountain

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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!

Summer senior portraits dress fountain

Summer senior portraits posing fountain

August senior portraits fountain

Summer senior portraits fountain idea

Summertime senior portraits plaza

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!

Too hot to shoot? Great for water sessions!

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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.

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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.

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Indiana University Campus fountain engagement portraits

Joy & David’s Sunny Syracuse Summer Session

Hit the road last Friday and went to Syracuse, Indiana for Joy Kroemer & David Dulen’s engagement session along Lake Wawasee. Perfect evening for a little road trip and a lakeside engagement session with a fun couple!

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Lake Wawasee Syracuse Indiana Engagement Wedding Photographer

Lake Wawasee boat engagemnet portraits

Syracuse Indiana lake engagement wedding photos

Lake Wawasee Syracuse Indiana Wedding Photographer

We’re looking forward to a great time celebrating with Joy & David this weekend! Keep an eye out for more photos or get a reminder HERE so you’ll know when the full gallery is ready.

Trash the Dress – Sand Dune Style

On our way up to Lake Michigan I wondered if in fact we wouldn’t also be getting a bit messier than usual at a location shoot. Thunderstorms were in the forecast and we hit a good drizzle as we neared one of my favorite beaches, Weko Beach in Bridgman, Michigan. The rain was gone when we parked but there was lightning in the distance so I opted to keep the light stands and tripod in the car!

We started with some test shots and walked a ways down the shoreline when our brave trashee model noted the rain coming across the Lake. I saw clouds across the Lake and mentioned it would add a nice touch to the sky when I noticed what she was talking about. You could literally see the storm front’s edge as the calm water in front of us was quickly turned to splashing ripples of rain. I got cameras in the bag and threw the top closed as the wave of rainfall swept up the beach and soaked us and everything uncovered. Didn’t quite expect we’d be getting pretty trashed by weather while trashing a dress.

The sudden rain stopped as quickly as it arrived and the rest of the afternoon was dry and the sunset evening’s sky was filled with dramatic clouds.

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It wouldn’t be a summer Saturday night if I wasn’t skimming photos and posting a favorite before bedtime! Enjoy! (Many more to come!)