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Samantha+Dale

Meet Samantha and Dale! Get excited, people! They’re having a baby boy!

Samantha mentioned that she wanted some sort of lake in her maternity images. Check!

Okay, how stinkin’ adorable are they?

This is the third time we’ve photographed this crew! Once for their daughter’s senior pictures (Hi Madison!), again for their surprise announcement we’re-having-a-baby pictures, and again for their maternity pictures. Love this sweet couple!

Okay, throwing it back a few months ago to their announcement pictures!

Check them out! Gah! I love the shirt idea. 

Right after they finished their session with us, they traveled to Samantha’s parents’ house. They told her parents that they were coming over to celebrate a promotion Dale received at work, but really they wanted to tell them the baby news! They showed up in their shirts, but the first reaction out of her mom was, “Oh no! I just lied to everyone at church about the reason you guys were coming over. I thought it was because of Dale’s promotion.” Ha!  

Alrighty, back to our regularly scheduled program.

Samantha, you are seriously so pretty.

Samantha told us she feels like her baby bump is more of a beach ball instead of a watermelon.

Eeekk! Love this one.

And this one!

Nick asked Dale if he had tried one of those machines that allows guys to feel what contractions are like. Umm…nope. I’m not sure what guy would volunteer for that.

Yes, yes, yes!

Samantha craves cheese, anything spicy, and lots and lots of fruit.

Dale was like a superhero that evening! He even saved Samantha from a falling tree.

Gah! Gorgeous!

New location. New outfits.

Samantha and Dale are starting their baby off right – as a baseball fan! Now the only question is Cubs or Cardinals?

You guys already have the cutest outfits for Baby Hinton.

Hey there, beautiful mama!

We had the best time with these guys. They are, no joke, a blast to hang out with!

Ending with another favorite!

Samantha and Dale,

We cannot wait to see Baby Hinton! Thank you for asking us to photograph such an important time in your life. You guys are the best!

Caitlynn & Nick

Hadley+Alex

Meet Hadley and Alex! We photographed these two on Indiana State University’s campus – where they first met!

If you look up the word “happy” in the dictionary, you’ll find these two.

Hello there, library steps! Don’t mind if we do!

If you’ve been to ISU, you know this crazy structure on campus. I think their pose is almost as crazy as the piece of art!

We had to stop and get a picture here because this is the exact spot where Hadley’s grandfather proposed to her grandmother!

Alex must be the king of funny jokes.

Their proposal story was one for the books! Hadley was out with friends in Terre Haute when Alex called and let her know there was something wrong with their cat (it wouldn’t stop puking blood). Hadley proceeded to freak out, head home, and tried to call the emergency pet clinic; however her friends talked her out of calling the clinic until she got home. When she got to the house, there were candles everywhere and pictures in chronological order from the very first picture they took to the last. The path of candles ended in the backyard where Alex asked her to marry him. Then she asked, “So wait, the cat’s okay?”

Nice work on that proposal, Alex!

Dying over how gorgeous you look, Hadley!

That’s right. It’s all about the hands.

Hadley’s feet started to hurt a bit, so she took those shoes off and carried them the rest of the session. Love this lady!

Gah! You two!

Hadley found a flower that matched their outfits. Score!

Oh man! These next two images. I can’t even!

New outfit! Love that dress.

How precious is this necklace that has their wedding date on it!?

They’re getting married at Hidden Hollow Farm in Crawfordsville, Indiana. We love photographing weddings at that venue!

Alex looking so stylish.

Another favorite!

Hadley and Alex,

My cheeks hurt from smiling so much while going through your session! You guys are perfection, and we cannot wait for next year to get here! Thanks for rolling with the punches and sharing your love (and awesome proposal story) with us!

Caitlynn & Nick

Krisara

Meet Krisara! She’s graduating from North Putnam in 2018!

She wanted her senior pictures to be taken on her own land and a few spots near her house. Love it!

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

Krisara’s boyfriend tagged along for her session, so, of course, we had to include him in a few!

Girl, you’re so pretty!

Favorite breakfast food: seasoned potato cubes

Her neighbors allowed us to use their land as well. How kind! 

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? “Neon Green”

This one’s a favorite!

Favorite place: Turkey Run Trail

Krisara, you were amazing!

Hey there, cuties!

Oh, oh! I love this one.

AND this one!

You can only watch one TV show the rest of your life. Which one is it? “Grey’s Anatomy”  (My roommates and I watched Grey’s Anatomy together in college!)

Krisara requested a shot of her and the trees surrounding her. Check! Got it!

We had such a gorgeous sunset that day!

She loves getting mail, so if you’re reading this you should send her some!

We couldn’t pass up getting a few shots of her and her furry friend.

And since the whole family was there, we grabbed a shot of everyone together! Such a fun group!

Favorite thing about yourself: strong-willed

What do you hope to be doing in 20 years? “Be a Labor and Delivery RN at a good hospital”

Her boyfriend carried her out of the weeds. What a good guy!

We found out Krisara will be attending the University of Southern Indiana. What?! That’s where I attended college! Love that school so much.

Krisara,

I’m so glad we had the opportunity to photograph you. You are so sweet and intelligent. Enjoy the last few months of your senior year and the next few years at USI!

Caitlynn & Nick

 

Grabbing those hair ties from her wrist before shooting. (I try to catch them before photographing you, ladies!)

 

Katelyn+Evan

They’re BAAACK! Back on our blog for their wedding! It’s Katelyn and Evan again. Whoop, whoop!

On the left, engagement images used as part of their guest book.  On the right, fun character seating chart! Find the table with Fred and Wilma to find your seat. They had so many great ones – Mickey and Minnie, Tarzan and Jane, Kermit and Miss Piggy, etc.

It’s Katelyn getting those finishing touches on her hair!

Love mornings like this.

Evan’s sister, Rachael, was a bridesmaid. Someone asked for some lipstick, and Rachael pulled ALL of these lipsticks out of her purse. Soooo…if you need some lipstick, she’s got you covered.

These two adorable ladies decided to pop a little bubble wrap because what’s a better way to start a wedding day?

I LOVE that shot on the left of Katelyn putting her earrings on.

Ladies! So much happiness, yes please!

Let’s head on over and see what the guys are up to. It’s Evan!

They got ready at The Main Event where they had their reception.

If you don’t know this guy, you should. He’s pretty awesome.

So on their way out for groomsmen pictures, they found these mallets for croquet and decided to include them in pictures. Sure, why not!?

Evan proposed to Katelyn on New Year’s Eve surrounded by Katelyn’s family. What a way to bring in the new year!

First look with Dad.

Katelyn’s dashing parents on the right.

I must tell you that it was a blast to hang out with these ladies all morning.

Ahhh!!! So much pretty!

One bridesmaid. One flower girl. One ring bearer.

Katelyn slipped this note with Evan’s boutonniere, so he’d find it when he put it on.

And Evan secretly put these puzzle pieces with Katelyn’s bouquet, so she would see them when she picked it up. “You are my missing piece. You fit me perfectly.”

The ring bearer decided to play a little foosball before the ceremony.

Katelyn hid behind this divider until it was her turn to walk down the aisle. Trying to sneak a peek!

Hug between Evan and Katelyn’s father.

They were married at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church in Terre Haute, Indiana.

So this happened during Katelyn and Evan’s ceremony! Yes, that is Nick…standing in front of Katelyn and Evan…in the middle of their ceremony…taking a selfie! WHAT!?!

Evan messaged Nick a few days before the wedding to ask him if he could help him out with something special during his vows.

Near the end of Evan’s vows, he looked at Katelyn and promised the little things would continue during their marriage such as making her chocolate shakes, holding her hand every chance he gets, putting out kitchen fires (I want to hear that story!), etc. He ended with, “And lastly, I will take random selfies with you regardless of if you are looking.” That’s when this moment happened.

On the left – my shot.  On the right – Nick’s cell phone selfie.

These two were SO HAPPY. Gah! I love them.

This ring bearer actually held the rings. (I think this is the first time we’ve seen that!) He was so professional and polite.

You did it!

One of the bridesmaids told me that Katelyn and Evan were around the corner in the church library. This is what I saw when I peeked around the corner.

Wedding party – rocking it.

Awe, Katelyn. So pretty!

One of my favorites!

First dance surrounded by all their friends and family.

Father-daughter and mother-son dance.

Time to get the party started!

Evan and his sister (remember the lipstick!), and Katelyn’s mom rocking it on the right.

We took Katelyn and Evan outside for some sunset shots. Doesn’t this image just make you want to be friends with them?

Evan, workin’ it for the camera!

Holding hand images are always some of my favorites.

Yes, yes, yes!

When I saw an arrow, I had to use it.

When we walked back inside, we saw this.

And, umm, I’ve never seen a full dance on the floor before. It was impressive.

Exact same moment. Nick’s shot on the left. My shot on the right.

Can you find them?

There they are!

Katelyn and Evan,

Guys, oh goodness, we loved everything about your day. We’re so glad that you were up for anything, and we love the fact that you truly made your day YOURS. Please continue to take random selfies for all the years to come!

Caitlynn & Nick

After we finished Katelyn and Evan’s sunset pictures, I asked them if they needed any other pictures. They requested a picture with us. Guys!!  That makes my heart so full.

Yep, sometimes I stand on my car to take pictures.

DJ Cory Starcher with Dream Weddings put together the sparkler exit for them. It was perfect!

 

Kara+Allen+Nolan+Belle

Okay, friends! You’ve seen this family before. That’s right, the Syx family is back! Meet precious Belle with big brother, Nolan.

Hello, doll.

That bow.

I adore how smitten Nolan is with his little sister.

Details, yes please.

Oh, Belle! Just posing away for her glamour shots.

Back to big brother loving on his new sister.

Love these next two so much.

Pictures we took of this family last fall – IN FRAMES!  (Not still stuck on the computer – Go Syx family!)

See? It’s not always smiles and rainbows at lifestyle newborn sessions. We took a little break while Belle ate her dinner.

Love me some baby yawns. (P.S. – I adore that picture of mom and daughter on the right.)

Right: She’s already got her wink down pat!

Gah! This image!

Another favorite.

Love that this took place in their home.

Spending some time with Dad.

 

After big brother Nolan was born, they took a picture with their hands on him similar to the one on the right. They asked if we could recreate it. Yes, please.

One of the last images we shot for the evening. We hopped outside and everyone gathered around Dad to love on Belle.

Kara, Allen, Nolan, and Belle,

Sending so much love your way! It’s always a joy to photograph your family, and we’re so glad we get the opportunity to capture your life. Again, thanks for all your patience!

Caitlynn & Nick
Nick pretending his camera is Baby Belle. Well, those cameras are technically our babies.

Kara, you look so pretty!

While Belle was grabbing some dinner, Nick entertained Nolan on the Nintendo Switch. Or was Nolan entertaining Nick?