I love photographing engaged couples. This year has brought me many new clients. Each one has been so special and unique. Sometimes clients will remind me of people I know. Lindsey is a nurse and has that sweet caring nature about her. Evan reminds me of my brothers. My brothers are tough men, and Evan was much the same. But it was great how candid he became when he needed to be. Now that’s love! I’m always so excited to see how a couple’s story seems to unfold through their images. Upon hearing Lindsey’s plans for their wedding, I knew that I needed to incorporate some things that would fit her style. To set the picnic scene, I made burlap and lace bunting, mini apple pies, and brought along sparkling cider to fill my grandmother’s antique glasses. We started in a light dappled walnut grove, and then headed to some other softly glowing spots I’d found in San Pierre. The light fell beautifully and set a romantic tone. I’m always thrilled to capture these kinds of moments between a couple. It’s like being able to do the artwork for a great love story. And I have to thank Lindsey & Evan for being such troopers wading through all the tall grass and uncharted territory! Blessings to you two!
Dariane and Dakota are my second cousins. The first time I remember seeing them was years ago when they came to show our Papaw Jordan their tiny kittens. The girls are much bigger now but still so sweet. I love photographing sisters! I have always wanted a large family, and the idea of having several little girls sounds wonderful. I have 3 older brothers, so I don’t know what the experience is of having a sister, but I’m pretty sure the relationship between them is something wonderful.
Just before sunset, we headed out to the Kankakee River on 39, outside of North Judson, with a picnic basket full of flowers, some strawberries, and vintage soda’s (from Piggies & Cream at the Point). It was great seeing the girls again and having the opportunity to photograph them!
This family portrait session took place on the Yellow River Road property. The warm light in this session was just wonderful! It reminded me a bit of Rembrandt’s colors. The Banks family is one family I loved working with. They just happen to be my family but I really do think they are kind, down to earth people. I noticed a while ago that their children are the most well behaved kids ever. I’m told that not only are they good kids, but they’re really smart. Natalie, a natural around the camera, loves to read and is a bit shy, like me! Noah has always been in high ability classes, loves sports, and playing guitar with his dad. Whether its grocery shopping or traveling, the family loves to do things together. They even agreed to have a picnic with my mini homemade apple pies. I hope they’ll love these images as much as I do! Enjoy!
P.S. Keep an eye out for another blog post on a special little project we worked on with this family.