Jacob Lawalin – Baby Photography – Trafalgar Indiana

We got the opportunity to photograph our amazingly adorable nephew, Jacob. It was his six month photo session. Jacob wasn’t feeling real well that day but as you can see he’s a real trooper. He was nothing but smiles for the whole session. It’s crazy how fast kids grow up so it’s fun to be able to look back at all of his sessions and watch him as he matures. I can’t wait for his twelve month session!


Dan and Katie – Wedding – Indianapolis, Indiana

Dan and Katie…this beautiful couple is dear to our hearts since they are family (my wife’s cousin).  We had first met Dan at a family Christmas get together a couple of years ago and the moment we met him we knew that he was the one for Katie.  We instantly liked him and watched their relationship unfold.  So when he proposed we were ecstatic to welcome him into the family and couldn’t wait until their wedding.

Last October, we took their engagement pictures (which you can see the blog of their pictures here) and you can see how photogenic they truly are.  Their wedding took place at the beautiful, historic  St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and their reception was held at the Indiana War Memorial.  On display were pictures of military personnel from both sides of their family along with a photograph of Katie on an antique love seat held in their family and also pictured in the wedding photographs of her mother and her grandmother.  During the reception, we snuck the couple out to take some epic, natural light pictures on top of the memorial with the Indianapolis skyline as their backdrop.  This short shoot might have created some of my favorite pictures.  Here are some of our favorites from this beautiful wedding:

A few of my favorites….

Okay, so it’s been a few months since our last blog.  We have been super busy, with our community garden, Jamie getting ready to go back to school, going to Haiti for a couple of weeks and photo shoots squeezed throughout.  To help catch up on some of our shots, here are a few of our favorites from some recent shoots (a couple of amazing engagement shoots and senior shoots).  If you ever want to see a shoot from start to finish, feel free to look around our smug mug account: http://cdpv.smugmug.com.  We are finishing up a gorgeous, private bridal shoot for an upcoming wedding.  I can’t wait to release some of the pictures, but I have to wait until the groom sees her first!  Hopefully by then we’ll be back blogging more regularly.  Until then, enjoy:

Alex – Class of 2012 – Franklin, Indiana – Senior Photography

This is Alex, a 2012 Indian Creek graduate and actually working in my classroom this year.  I have really enjoyed having her in my room, she has been a huge help.  She is planning on going to college to get a degree in elementary education and she is going to be an AMAZING teacher!

So, when she asked if we would do some senior pictures, of course we said YES!!  She scouted out some locations before hand (we’ve been so blessed to have people scouting out locations for us!!) at the Johnson County Horse Park.  This is the first time we have ever shot there, but I now have a great location for shoots.  It has so much to offer!

Then, wanting pictures with her truck, they took us to a really cool iron bridge.  While shooting a gentleman stopped and told us about an area where a cement bridge had broken up near a creek with some really cool rapids.  Although our light was fading fast, we decided to head over and it was gorgeous!  It’s too bad we didn’t see it earlier, we could have shot there for hours!  I would LOVE to take a wedding party there sometime!

You can’t tell, but it was really, REALLY cold that day.  Alex wore a jacket while we set up each shot with lights and such, then she took the jacket off and did a great job not appearing cold. There were so  many pictures that turned out amazing, here are some of our favorites!


James and Amy Engagement Shoot – Columbus, Indiana – Engagement Photography

Let me tell you, it feels good to…feel good again!  We had actually shot this engagement shoot B.C. (what my wife refers to as “before the crash) and am just now able to finish editing it.  I appreciate all of your thoughts and especially your prayers through a very intense time but God has spared my life and for that I am truly grateful.  (For those who have no idea what I am talking about, I am currently recovering from a plane crash, but doing well!)

Anyway, this is James and Amy.  We met with Amy to discuss shooting her wedding early in January and we hit it off.  After talking we realized we had a lot in common and we left excited about their upcoming wedding.  We were also very excited to do an engagement shoot with them.  I love doing engagement shoots. It allows us to spend time with the couple getting to know them, them getting to know us and  everyone getting comfortable with each other before their big day.

Amy wanted to do the pictures in Columbus and had already scouted out some great locations.  We started out downtown, then traveled to Cummins where there were some gorgous dogwood trees in bloom.  We almost had an adventure when my wife wanted to shake some flowers down on the couple for a “romantic feel” to the shoot.  She began to pull on the branches and I feared that she was going to break a particularly large branch down on the couple.  As you will see, we weren’t able to shoot the “magical moment” she had in mind, but we did get some just as spectacular ones regardless.

We ended our session at Millrace Park and they brought T-shirts with their date on the back for Save the Date cards.  How cool!  This was the most creative way to spell out the date we have shot to this day.  It was an amazing day and I know my wife and I cannot wait for their wedding!  Here are some of our favorite shots.

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Elizabeth McCuen - April 28, 2012 - 8:00 pm

I love these pictures you guys!!!!! Too cute!!! Can’t wait for the big day!!!

Joni Hurt - April 28, 2012 - 6:54 pm

Love the pictures!