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Torie+Skylar

Meet Torie and Skylar! We photographed their engagement session at Pumpkin Works in Illinois!

If you haven’t been there, you must go! It’s such a cool place with hayrides, corn mazes, animals, lots of yummy treats, and of course, pumpkins. 

Loving this shot of you two. 

They asked if their engagement session could take place at Pumpkin Works. Why of course! What a great idea! 

Torie, you are so beautiful. 

Nick’s shot on the left and mine on the right. 

Yep, it’s all about the hands. 

It was such a nice day! 

These next few in the wooded area seem so magical. 

We found what seemed to be an abandoned truck, so….we used it!  

A favorite!!

Yes, Skylar! Keep looking at your lady that way!

I saw this swing from behind, and I totally thought someone was sitting in it. 

Oh, oh! Another favorite. 

This wonderful couple found us through Kelli and Adler! Awe, we love it when this happens and appreciate it so much! 

All that color below – YES! The orange and yellow. Everything screams fall. (I especially love all those shades of purple in your outfits though.) 

We even met some friendly bunnies.

Then we started our journey through the corn maze.

These two were seriously so much fun! 

Getting lost in a corn maze can be a lot of fun if you’re with the right person.

Snuggles. 

Oh wow!! You guys sure did rock this! 

Torie and Skylar,

Friends, thanks for being such a blast to spend the evening with at Pumpkin Works. I’m so glad you chose such a fun location to get engagement pictures. Thank you for all of your patience!

Caitlynn & Nick

Nick was trying to capture the magic between Torie and Skylar, and I may have ruined it. 

Jaszlyne

Meet Jaszlyne! This pretty lady is a senior at Northview High School in Brazil, Indiana.

I’m just loving that scarf! 

One of my favorites, Jaszlyne! 

If you had an extra $100 to spend on yourself every week, what would you do? “Probably save it.”

Favorite breakfast food: pancakes.

We traveled around Greencastle for her shoot. If you follow our blogs, you’ve seen this famous wall before. 

It was a cold day, friends. 

Gorgeous, girl! 

Eeekk!! Another favorite! Love everything about this. The colors. That smile. 

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? “Purple/Olive Green.”

Woo hoo! The sun came out for a bit to warm us up. 

Favorite place: Florida.  (I wish we had the Florida temperature for your session!)

Those eyes! 

You can only watch one TV show the rest of your life. Which one is it? “Pretty Little Liars”

Favorite thing about yourself: creative.

Jaszlyne’s one request was a glitter shot. Love how it turned out! 

What do you hope to be doing in 20 years? “Going to Paul Mitchell’s, modeling, and starting a booth with my own business.”

Jaszlyne,

Thanks for putting up with the cold temperatures and rocking your shoot! Enjoy the last semester of your senior year, and we wish you all the best at Paul Mitchell’s!

Caitlynn & Nick

Laura+Logan+Ben+Everly+Reagan

Laura and Logan are back to celebrate Everly June and Reagan Jo’s first birthday in Columbus, Indiana!

Ladybug themed! 

Even with ladybug bows! I’m pretty sure that Laura made them! 

Love this shot. Mom and Dad getting ready to give the cakes to Everly and Reagan. 

It was a full house filled with family, friends, and plenty of love! 

Time to dig in! Or take small bites…whatever you prefer. 

We can’t leave out Ben. Meet big brother! Don’t worry – he was able to chow down too.

Grandma on the left snapping some pictures, and grandma on the right making sure that cake doesn’t end up on the floor. 

That’s Everly on the left and Reagan on the right! And I only know that because Laura (AKA: Mom) commented on our Facebook post to let me know.

P.S. – It took me forever to make sure I actually had Everly AND Reagan in the pictures below before I posted to Facebook. I had to keep referencing that full black and white picture above where you can see Reagan and Everly at the same time. “Okay, if I’m facing them, one of them has a ladybug near her on the right while the other one has a ladybug above her on the left. Wait, I can’t see any ladybugs in this picture. Okay, the sign is to the right of her…”

Yep, that’s what was going on inside my head. It reminded me of one of those riddles we had to complete in elementary school. “If May’s daughter’s daughter is my granddaughter’s mother’s mother’s brother’s sister, then what am I to May?”As you can tell by the end result of these cakes, they have very different personalities.
Clean up time! 

Next, they opened presents! Well, Mom and Dad opened presents, and Everly June and Reagan Jo helped. 

You guys! That face! Those eyes! 

So I’m totally crossing my fingers and hoping I don’t have ALL pictures of Reagan or ALL pictures of Everly in here…because I have no idea. 

Ben joined the fun too! 

Love this gift! Clothes, diapers, etc. for the girls, a Disney Cars toy for Ben, and wine for Laura and Logan! 

Ben moved the party outside to play with one of his new toys! 

Big hugs for small people. 

Then Everly and Reagan joined the outdoor fun! 

I can totally tell you who is who here! 

Love, love, love that family shot on the right! 

And of course, this one! 

Laura, Logan, Ben, Everly, and Reagan,

Thanks for letting me capture all the fun of a first birthday party! Loved the day, love your kiddos, love you guys. While waiting on your images, thank you for having the patience of someone ready to wait at the DMV!

Caitlynn

Jodi+Alex+Payton

Jodi and Alex are back with their daughter, PAYTON!

This family – gah! I can’t get enough. 

What a doll! Am I right? 

Anyone recognize where we are? Yep, we’re on ISU’s campus. 

Makes me so happy when we capture little moments like this. 

At the time of this shoot, Payton was almost one year old.

She’s not only a smiler, but an explorer too! 

This is the third time we’ve photographed Jodi and Alex. First their engagement in 2014, then their wedding in 2015, and now with sweet Payton! Check out that kiss from mama on Payton’s cheek there!

Gah! All those smiles! So much happiness.

Watch out, Dad! 

I just adore these next two of Payton. 

Then we grabbed a few individuals with Mom and a few with Dad. I cannot get over how stinkin’ happy your sweet girl was! 

Break time! Dad giving her a drink while mom catches the dribbles. 

Look at those pants! 

One more “looking-at-the-camera picture.” Hello there, picture perfect family! 

Break time #2! This time mom’s giving her a drink, and dad’s catching the dribbles. 

Then it was time for some fun! I feel like this shot represents real life. At this point, we’ve lost the bow along with one shoe (don’t worry – Mom has them!). Mom’s watching from the side a little cautiously while Dad throws Payton into the air. And sweet Payton is having the time of her life with no worries at all!

High fives for Mom and Dad! 

Then it was time for some one-on-one time with Mom and Dad. 

Gah! You guys are the sweetest! 

Jodi, you look STUNNING, as always! 

Giving a shout-out to Grandma and Grandpa for watching Payton while we grabbed some shots of Jodi and Alex! They’re pretty awesome.  

Dying just a bit over these last few images.

Jodi, Alex, and Payton,

It’s always a pleasure to photograph you guys. Thanks for asking us to capture sweet Payton. She is a doll! We hope Payton keeps giving those high fives and you two keep on loving each other like you do!

Caitlynn & Nick

We were able to capture several of those “Payton smiles” because Grandma and Grandpa were behind us doing their Grandma and Grandpa thing! 

Smith Family

Meet the Smith family! I could not adore this family more! Start scrolling. You’ll see.

Their family session took place on Valerie’s (mom to the four kiddos below) parents’ land. 

It was unexpectedly COLD that day, but this family powered through it. 

Gah!! You all know how much I love sky images. 

The Lion King anyone??  Mom and dad holding their newest addition to the family – Jacob.

There he is!! Jacob was about five months old when I took these pictures. 

I’ve had the privilege of photographing all the girls in this family this past summer for an SOS (Serving on the Streets) event, and I may have fallen in love with this family then! 

Oh sweet sisters! 

In front of Valerie’s parents’ barn. 

Eeekkk!!! A favorite. 

I think Kate is getting a little tired. (Don’t worry. I have a shot where everyone’s smiling.)

Next, we grabbed some individuals. Meet Maddie! She is in sixth grade but seems incredibly mature. Always helping out with her younger brother and sisters.

So pretty, Maddie! 

Valerie, you are absolutely gorgeous. 

We must get some with mom and dad. 

Meet Ellie! This cutie is in kindergarten, but guess what? I would have guessed she was so much older! Whenever I gave directions, she was there for her younger sister, showing her what to do. 

I adore this image of her!

Let’s face it. I love ALL these images. 

That beautiful bracelet wrapped around mom’s wrist says, “Be still.” 

That smile!! 

And….meet Kate! You cannot hang out with Kate without laughing! 

See? What did I tell ya!? 

A favorite of this three- (and a half) year-old.  

Some face time with mom. 

Some face time with dad. 

It became too cold for little Jacob to be outside, so we finished his pictures indoors.  (That outfit!!) 

Ending with mom and dad (AKA – Valerie and Derek).

As I scrolled through Valerie’s Facebook page to make sure I had the correct spellings of her kiddos’ names, I read a post that Derek left for her. Instead of me trying to describe these two people, I thought it was easier to explain their relationship through his post.

“I love this woman more than words can convey. She is my best friend and my soulmate. She is my biggest supporter and my rock. She is the best mother to our children. She has a heart for people and most importantly for Jesus. Did I mention she is gorgeous, beautiful,amazing ?!?! Everyday when I awake next to her I am just as amazed and smitten as I was 15 years ago, actually more and more each day.”

Valerie, Derek, Maddie, Ellie, Kate, and Jacob,

Thank you for allowing me to capture this time in your life. I adore your family and your love for each other.

Caitlynn

Click HERE to view this family’s behind-the-scene Instagram Story from their day! (You can follow us on Instagram by clicking HERE!)