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Veronika+Noah+Ezra

Veronika, Noah, and Ezra are back! This is the second time we’ve been privileged enough to photograph this family!

Hello, picture perfect.

They recently moved and wanted some hanging-out-at-home pictures. Sigh.

Ezra kept Thomas the Train (or maybe that’s one of Thomas’s friends) and Mickey Mouse close by.

One of my favorites!

I think this looks like he’s posing for his senior pictures.

He loves eating bananas. #eatinghealthy

Peek-a-boo with dad!

Know what makes this image even sweeter? Ezra’s looking at his mom and dad’s wedding album.

That smile!

My heart exploded when I saw the family photos we took last year on their wall! If you have forgotten about that session, click here for a refresher!

I love ALL the smiles in this image, but I’m simply giddy over that handsome little guy in the middle.

Ezra, you’re a little stud.

Learning how to blow bubbles.

Gah! Another favorite!

Even when it’s a family session, we can’t forget to get a picture of the parents alone. Dying over this couple!

Some snuggles. Yes, please.

He sure knows how to cheese it up for the camera! I love this kid.

Ha! I think this one looks like a selfie.

Stop it, Ezra. You’re melting my heart.

We ended up taking the rest of their pictures near their church. TWO meaningful locations! Score.

How stunning is this family?!

Noah, that beard is crazy impressive. If you live near Carmel, Indiana and need your hair cut, make sure you go to this guy!

Time with mama.

Kisses for dad.

And kisses for mom.

Oh my heart! I adore this shot.

After working it for the camera all evening, Ezra was ready for bed. We ended by grabbing a few more shots of mom and dad together.

Veronika, Noah, and Ezra,

You guys! You did it again. Thank you for inviting us into your home to capture you all as a family. We simply love you guys.

Caitlynn & Nick

October 6, 2017 - 12:28 pm

Rachael Allex - That is one awesome beard!! Love this lifestyle session, so much fun!

October 6, 2017 - 5:08 pm

maike - This family session is AMAZING…. but I so seriously love love LOVE that holding hands photo! Gorgeous!

October 9, 2017 - 8:32 am

Natalie - This family is GORGEOUS!! And that beard is legit glorious. Fabulous job capturing this adorable family!!

October 9, 2017 - 9:30 am

Megan Danser - I LOVE lifestyle sessions!!! This one is perfection!!! Gorgeous captures of an adorable family!

October 9, 2017 - 9:44 am

shannon - i love personal, home family sessions so much! the mom and dad are so adorable together…you can see their love. and how stinking cute is that little man!? amazing session!!!

October 10, 2017 - 9:44 am

Kristine B - These are so stinking cute!! This whole fam has amazing hair. Love the natural expressions you captured.

Stoehr Family

Meet the Stoehr family! We photographed this crew in Greencastle, Indiana, at the DePauw Nature Park.  And, umm, how completely adorable is Ryleigh!?!

Meet Ryleigh’s parents, Jeni and Ryan!

Lashes that go on for days!

Kisses, yes please.

I think she’s trying to hold that smile in.

She had such a serious look for the first few minutes. I think she was taking everything in. (And maybe thinking, “These people are crazy.”)

Jeni’s mom, Ryleigh’s grandma, also gave some lovins’ to her granddaughter.

That pink bow is perfect for you!

And Jeni’s brother, Ryleigh’s uncle, also joined us!

Oh man! A favorite on the right.

The whole crew!

The whole family was workin’ it trying to get a smile out of Ryleigh.

She’s like, “Nope, you can’t make me!”

But mom and dad were like, “Oh, yes we can!”

You guys! Love this family shot.

Then Nick grabbed some alone shots of mom and dad.

They rocked it.

While I grabbed some shots of Ryleigh with her grandma and uncle.

So pretty, Jeni.

Yep, this girl is their whole world.

Everyone in the family wore these wristbands to show their support for a local man and good friend.

Had to get a picture of Jeni with her mom and brother.

By the end of the session, Ryleigh couldn’t stop smiling!

Oh, Stoehr Family! You guys were wonderful! Thanks for spending the evening with us in Greencastle. We’re so glad we were able to photograph your whole family. I do think Ryleigh stole the show though! Love that little girl.

Caitlynn & Nick

October 6, 2017 - 12:28 pm

Rachael Allex - What a little cutie!! Love her curly hair and pink bow!

October 6, 2017 - 5:10 pm

maike - Oh, her sweet beautiful bright bow! LOVE the her adorable smile! What a beautiful family!

October 9, 2017 - 8:33 am

Natalie - OHMYGOSH! That babe is so adorable!! Fabulous job, friend.

October 9, 2017 - 9:30 am

Megan Danser - This baby girl is too much!!! Such sweet captures of a beautiful family. Great job!!

October 9, 2017 - 9:46 am

shannon - what a wonderful family session! what a sweet little girl! her eyes are amazingly gorgeous. great work on this session!!!

October 10, 2017 - 9:46 am

Kristine B - I love all of her little expressions! What a personality. Adorable images!

Mackenzie+Tyler

We get to see Mackenzie and Tyler’s smiles again! It’s wedding time! They were married in Indianapolis, Indiana, at Mavris Arts & Event Center.

In case you missed her ring on their engagement blog.

Don’t you love all the pastels?

When I walked in that day, this is the first thing I saw.

Getting all dolled up!

Mackenzie is so thoughtful; she had prepared a gift for her mother.

She’s also exceptionally crafty! She designed these glasses herself!

Her beautiful ladies!

Here’s Tyler! This venue already had a “man cave” set up for the guys including a television, Wii, and video games.

Reading a letter from his wife-to-be!

Meet Elise! (or, well, the back of her head).  Elise works at the venue and was extremely helpful – from pinning boutonnieres to running errands to coordinating the day. She rocked it.

Gentlemen, you look quite stylish.

YES! Favorite groomsmen shot.

These ladies were quite efficient at getting those dresses on.

Mom helping with those last details.

Grandma wanted a peek!

Gah! You’re stunning, Mackenzie.

Mackenzie also gave her father a special gift.

LADIES! I’m blown away by your beauty!

Those colors are everything.

The pretty flower girl on the left was excited to show off her painted nails for the day.

Can I please take pictures of you all every day?

Mom and dad getting their own pictures of their daughter.

Then it was my turn to get a few portraits of Mackenzie!

Gah! My jaw is on the ground, girl!

Looking through the fireplace to watch as the guests are seated.

This was the moment!  Right before it was time to walk down the aisle.

Her dad walked her down the aisle, and her mom joined them when they reached the end.

Oh wedding party! I love you all!

When I asked this fun group to walk across the street, one of the groomsmen said that they needed to go barefoot since that’s how The Beatles did it. I told him he’s welcome to do that, but…umm…I wouldn’t recommend it. (I don’t think he did.)

Guys, thanks for being down with my crazy ideas!

Good Golly Miss Molly! I love this image.

And this one! Okay, I may be in love with them all.

You guys are so classy.

Kisses, yes please.

Before the reception, Mackenzie’s mom gave her new son-in-law the biggest mama bear hug!

Grand entrance.

Mackenzie’s dad gave a heartfelt speech about how Mackenzie was the perfect daughter.

He also explained that whenever Mackenzie is unhappy or hungry, she tilts her head back and makes a face like this. Well, when they were at the venue discussing different bar packages, her dad wanted to buy the bigger bar package because it was such a special day; however, Mackenzie didn’t think he needed to spend the extra money and tilted her head back to make the face her dad calls “Mac Face.” But when Elise (the same Elise mentioned above), explained that this bar package comes with a custom-made drink for the bride and groom that they can create and name, she changed her mind. Her dad secretly created and named his own custom drink called “Mac Face.”

Speech by the maid of honor who she has known since 5th grade.

Speech by the best man. This guy explained that Tyler is crazy good with numbers. He said, “Tyler can tell you the square root of this room, name several digits of Pi, and can count the change in your pocket REALLY FAST.”

First dance as husband and wife.

Father-daughter dance.

Mother-son dance.

And they even had a special dance with Mackenzie’s mom.

As the reception started, we took these two outside for a few more portraits.

Hello, friends of Mackenzie and Tyler!

You guys are glowing with happiness.

Time to get to the dancing.

Teaching the little ones how it’s done!

Nick not only shoots weddings with me, but he also has a second job. He was shocked to see his boss and his boss’s family at this wedding! When Nick introduced me to his boss he said something along the lines of “Boss #1 meet Boss #2.”  (Nick often calls me his boss when we meet new people. FYI – I’m not his boss.)

While some were dancing, others decided to play pool.

And some enjoyed the fire outdoors.

Sure, I’ll taste your drink!

Selfie time!

This image, oh yes!

Mackenzie and Tyler,

Thank you for allowing us to tell the story of your day. You both are two fantastic individuals. We’ll never forget the Mac Face!

Caitlynn & Nick

September 21, 2017 - 8:37 am

Natalie - What a gorgeous wedding day!! All the details are so perfect. Great job capturing their love!

September 21, 2017 - 12:31 pm

Rachael Allex - What a gorgeous wedding! Love the flower crowns and purple bridesmaid dresses! Your portraits are killer!

September 21, 2017 - 3:30 pm

Chrissy - Man, this looks like such a fun day!!! You rocked every single shot!!

September 22, 2017 - 12:49 pm

shannon - your work is always flawless and this is no exception! what a gorgeous wedding!! those portraits in the garage area…amazing!!! love love love!!

September 24, 2017 - 9:00 pm

Kristine b - Wow! Beautiful! They look so happy together and you did amazing capturing every lovely moment!!

September 25, 2017 - 5:01 am

Dedtjnee - Stunning images of a beautiful day! Love these so much!

September 26, 2017 - 2:24 pm

maike - Oh man! So many awesome images! LOVE that red wall portrait of the bride and groom, and the brick wall with the brides and her maids laughing… awesome!

October 3, 2017 - 9:17 am

Bobbi - Oh man I adoooore this couple! I love when I look at a blog post and I immediately want to be their friend. Beautiful images as always! 😀

Mackenzie+Tyler

Meet Mackenzie and Tyler! These two met up with us in Greencastle, Indiana, for their engagement session. Thanks for driving to us, friends! 

Look at that smile!

You guys were way too much fun!

Love this shot.

Looks like Tyler did a good job picking out that ring!

Oh yeah!  Workin’ it.

Eeek! So pretty.

“Hey girl, what’s up?”

Oh man!  I LOVE that shot of you, Mackenzie! Gorgeous.

Mackenzie is on the path to be a pharmacist, and Tyler is currently an actuary. Since I had no idea what an actuary was, I pulled up my trusty friend, Google. If you Google “actuary,” it says, “Evaluating the likelihood of future events—using numbers, not crystal balls.” Ha!

We found some flowers and sat with them.

We photographed these guys five days before their wedding and loved being able to spend two days in one week with them! They’re great people.

Look who decided to take a stroll by us!

Gah! You guys look so comfy and snugly.

Tyler proposed to Mackenzie in Washington D.C. at the Washington Monument (if I remember correctly).

The sun came out, and they danced.

Hi there, Mackenzie!

Love those colors on you both.

One of my favorites on the right!

Near the end of our session, they changed into their Reds attire. How cute are they?!

Mackenzie and Tyler,

Thanks for hanging out with us while we take a few pictures of your love for each other. You guys are so sweet and so fun. We appreciate your patience!

Caitlynn & Nick

September 13, 2017 - 9:00 pm

Kristine B - These two are super cute!! Love how you brought out their personalities and had some fun. Adorable!

September 14, 2017 - 11:43 am

shannon - these are so sweet! love that 2nd b/w of them cuddled up. really great session, awesome locations..and adorable couple! SO GOOD!

September 14, 2017 - 12:08 pm

Chrissy - They are so adorable!! Love those sun flare images!!

September 15, 2017 - 10:31 am

Destinee Blau - Loving those sun flare images. And that hands shot is perfection! What a darling couple. Great job capturing them!

September 17, 2017 - 10:10 am

Megan Danser - Love those big sky images!! Great session!

September 21, 2017 - 9:44 pm

zach and sarah - These are great and they are the happiest looking couple! The silhouette with the clouds-that is ART. Everyone will be jealous of that image!

Alissa+Justin

It’s time for Alissa and Justin’s wedding! They were married at the Hidden Hollow Farm in Crawfordsville, Indiana. We always love shooting at this venue. 

I love shooting details before everything gets started. It just sets the tone for the entire day.

Alissa also wore her great-grandmother’s ring.

And here’s Alissa! So happy. So pretty.

And here’s Justin with his handsome son in the back. (Alissa and Justin’s boys ran back and forth between mom and dad’s rooms helping them get ready. *Wink, wink*)

Final touches.

Hmm…which snack should I choose?

Grandma has arrived!

Kisses for her baby.

Making sure this guy’s eyebrows were on point!

Ladies, you are the best!

Time for the dress. That’s Alissa’s mom helping her.

And that’s Alissa’s sister!

Gah!! Girl, I’m dying over this shot. You are gorgeous!

Some lovins from dad!

 

These two often ride their bikes together, so Nick had to get a shot of them together.

Lookin’ sharp, gentlemen! Love those purple ties.

And, oh, how I love the shades of purple on all these beautiful bridesmaids!

Dear sweet flower girl, you rocked this shot!

Umm…I can’t get over this first look. THIS is what happened.

One of my favorites. The bench. The woods. The quiet moment you got to share together before the ceremony.

Justin! The smile you get when you look at Alissa!

I love this couple.

What?! Girl, you look amazing.

When the bridesmaids and groomsmen come together, we get a beautiful wedding party.

Sometimes I just love those side shots even more than the one of them all facing the camera.

One of their sweet boys had a little breakdown right before the ceremony. Dad took him to the side and calmed him down.

Alissa’s grandfather walked her down the first part of the aisle and passed her off to her dad and stepdad to walk her the rest of the way. This family sure knows how to work together!

They had Marta Adubato perform their ceremony. We’ve seen her marry several of our brides and grooms, and she does a wonderful job telling their love story.

Grandma received a well-deserved golf cart service to the ceremony.

Look at those happy faces!

Whatcha lookin’ at, pretty flower girl?

Gah! This kiss. You guys, can I just tell you that you rocked that kiss as you were pronounced husband and wife!

Family pictures happened right after the ceremony. Their boys were worn out for the day, and you may wonder why I’m sharing this image. Even though no amount of M&M’s or goofy faces could make them smile, Alissa and Justin still took the time to grab a quick picture with their boys. This is still part of the day and part of their story. Thirty years from now their boys will be grown and will look back on this image and treasure it.

While family pictures were taking place, I turned around and saw this. Ha! Alissa’s dad and stepdad, you guys are a hoot!

Someone personally designed this helmet for Justin. Pretty cool, huh?

Each table had a frame with a different song in it. When the individuals at that table heard their song play, they could get in line for dinner!

These moments, yes please!

First dance.

First dances with her dad and stepdad.

Justin and his mother. I’m glad she grabbed those tissues before the music started.

Alissa had her own plan for the garter toss. First, she blindfolded Justin.

Then she lined up four individuals and Justin had to guess which leg belonged to his wife.

Umm…she also had other plans for the cake cutting.

Hi there, pretty lady! That lipstick looks amazing on you.

Grandma even joined the dancing!

We always love working with Bernie McGee!

Alissa and Justin both work at Texas Roadhouse, so there were several other Texas Roadhouse workers there too. You know what happens when you have a birthday at Texas Roadhouse, right? They have to give a great big “YEEEEEHAAAAW!!” Well, on this day they gave a great big yeehaw to Alissa and Justin!

The whole Texas Roadhouse family! Nick asked them, “So if all of you guys are here, who’s working at Texas Roadhouse right now?”

We stole these two away from the party for a little more alone time (and ended up finding a field of flowers).

Gorgeous!

And ended our night with some sky shots.

Alissa and Justin,

We want to give a great big YEEEEHAAAWW to the both of you and your marriage. Loved your day, your whole family, and the two of you.

Caitlynn & Nick

September 13, 2017 - 3:09 pm

shannon - those portraits at the end….amazing!!
love the flowers, the purple, the details, the gorgeous couple…just a beautiful, beautiful wedding!

September 13, 2017 - 8:51 pm

Kristine B - You captured so many beautiful candid moments! I love all the details. Gorgeous portraits. Amazing job!!

September 14, 2017 - 8:18 am

Megan Danser - Ahhhhhh-MAZING!!!! These images tell the best and most beautiful story!! I can’t even pick a fave (although those last two are serious contenders!) Love the emotion and happiness that you captured. her dress and details are amazing! Fab job!!

September 14, 2017 - 12:05 pm

Chrissy - Such a beautiful day!!! I just love all the emotion you captured!!

September 15, 2017 - 10:27 am

Destinee Blau - You guys are killing it! The details, the beautiful moments. Such beautiful work! Stunning couple!

September 17, 2017 - 5:58 pm

zach and sarah - Oh, my. These are precious. I have several favorites: the bench in the woods, the little people/big sky, and the sweet baby hand are just a few. Love these!