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This time of year always has me thinking of things such as, apple orchards, changing leaves, hot apple cider, scarves, soup, rest, good books, and quilts. I have finished two baby quilts in the last month and am putting them in my etsy shop tonight. I love both of them and almost wish I could keep them to snuggle up with, but I think a baby and mom could perhaps enjoy them more.

This Little One’s Session took place at Centennial Park in Plymouth, Indiana. Little Miss Charlotte showed up with sweet smiles and was full of curiosity. It’s always fun to see how a little one reacts to a little setting made just for them. Charlotte arranged the pumpkins several times and read storybooks upside down. It really must be the funniest story when it’s read upside down. The whole day had a bit of a Winnie the Pooh feel to it. I love how she held her little hands in the first image. After our mini set on the lawn, we went on an adventure and explored Greenway Trail. We found little green nooks in the forest, open fields, and areas of field grass with goldenrod. We ended the session in a tree, which you’ll see isn’t quite like Pooh Bears, but it still made for a perfect place to pretend.


 

 

You might remember this family from here and here. I’m always so excited to be a part of capturing a growing family, and I was blessed to photograph their maternity, newborn portraits and now a 1st birthday. This session was photographed at Springhope Farm, which was in my last blog here. After deciding on a color scheme I decided to make a crib size quilt to match the session, and a newsboy style hat as well. Both will be for sale on etsy and in person at the Apple Patch Festival at the end of this month. We started the session with a few family portraits then moved on to just Maddox and finally his cake smash, which I must say was very clean. I loved the family’s idea to incorporate their taste into the session with the cubs jerseys. And after a disappointing trip to the store for one baseball before the session started, they surprised me with that baseball I had in mind. A perfect finishing touch. I’m so happy to watch a thriving family grow, and I hope to capture more of your family milestones. Happy first birthday Maddox!

Coming up this weekend is a post on a Little One’s Session I photographed at Springhope Farm. It’s located just outside of Galien Michigan. I felt the need to blog about the location first because of how lovely it was! We bought apples from Springhope Farm a couple years ago, but I didn’t remember how stunning that farm is. Not only are there gigantic apples, but equally gigantic peaches, and the scenery is just wonderful. To top it off, there are an amazing amount of flowers. The dahlia’s especially caught my attention, as I have been enthralled with them on pinterest. This is one place you must visit this fall. I recommend going and picking on a nice fall day so you can soak in the beauty of the place, and the wonderful scents that drift around the orchard. Check out their facebook page for details about picking seasons, and be sure to like them!

After some time debating on whether to photograph among apple or peach trees, I decided on a peach row, the sugar giant variety to be exact. The limbs were hanging heavy with so many juicy peaches, and their color was perfect for the color scheme.  A big thanks to Bob and Caren Woods for allowing me to photograph on their property. Don’t forget to check back this weekend for the Little One’s Session I photographed there!

Being married to a web designer has it’s benefits. Besides having my dream website, I also get in on some things he does for other web clients. Nathan has been updating Froehlich’s website for a few years now and this past week we were able to do some photography and videography of the shop/restaurant for their website. Coming up this next week I’ll be sharing a few favorites from the shoot. You must stop by Froehlich’s. They are known for their great variety of jams, fresh baked artisan breads and pastries. I recommend having their Smokey Tom for lunch, or have an amazing Morning Mocha.