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the munden family.

happy wednesday everyone!

after a short little blog hiatus, we’re BACK! we’ve had a wonderful summer and it’s shaping up to be and even better fall! we’ve been photographing a ton of great sessions, and we can’t wait to share them here with everyone!

first up, the munden family ๐Ÿ™‚

this is our second time photographing these wonderful people…the first time was before the two newest additions…sweet baby gavin and dexter the wonder-dog!

we found some really fun spots around downtown indy and had a grand time catching up, laughing and even getting a few tips from drew on art-directing (what a FUN kid, honestly, we was a riot!)

photographing families like this has really become a passion for us. being able to document these *real* moments, this is what it’s about for us. families just being families.


hey mundens, thanks for being so fun! it was so great to see you guys!

without further ado, here is the first post of many new ones to come.



l. & r.

stephanie & john. (plus will & leilani.)

you guys…this wedding was one for the books.

first, we LOVE photographing weddings like this one…unique and special. we LOVE that their kids were so involved and played some pretty important roles. we LOVE that during their portrait time they wanted the kids to be there, and they wanted some new family portraits.

they welcomed us into their home like we’ve know one another for years, even though we’d only all spent a brief amount of time together. it’s so fun for us to be able to walk around and find the simplest of moments so that they have them to look back on.

steph, john, will and leilani…congrats on this happy new journey…and thanks for letting us be a part of it. ๐Ÿ™‚

lots of love & happiness, now & always!


l. & r.

steph’s mom was wonderful; and how cute is she?! ๐Ÿ™‚

gosh, this moment.

they opted for a first look, in their backyard! we grabbed a few portraits before heading to downtown noblesville, in.


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Dawn - My goodness…that shot of their daughter wiping her tears, is beyond adorable. I love it!!

megan and steve. the wedding.

megan & steve might have the greatest smiles of all time. ๐Ÿ™‚

since we had such a FUN time at their engagement session last fall, we knew their wedding would not disappoint!

they picked the cutest little lake in michigan for both the ceremony & reception, which was full of fun details from all of megan & steves travels.

and…they opted for a first look (which was SO sweet) and it allowed us a good amount of time for lots of portraits and gave us another excuse to explore around the lake!

like their cute cake topper read, it really was the “best day ever.”

congrats again you guys! lots of love & happiness, now & always! thanks so much for asking us to document your big happy day!


l. & r.

betsy, tom and mirabelle.

hi everyone!

robbie and i are pretty excited to share this session with you all. it’s this tiny babe’s first time appearing on our blog! we photographed her when she was just teeny tiny in her mama’s belly!

we’ve said it once before, but let it be known again, photographing families (especially this one) in an environment that is so familiar and comfortable to them is one of our favorite things. it feels so special that we get to step into their space, even for just a few hours, and make these memories that will last forever. robbie and i take a bit of a different approach to newborn sessions, for us, it’s about the family too, and these images make us proud to have a style that is a little bit different.

we spent some time with betsy, tom and mirabelle a few weeks back when she was just a few days old. she didn’t fuss a bit. ๐Ÿ™‚

we also had some time to photograph some of her nursery details; which are amazing and *SO* betsy! there are a lot of DIY projects, antique store finds and family heirlooms in her space…and even a wonderful book corner!

betsy, tom and miss mirabelle…we think the world of you guys, and we couldn’t be happier as your family grows. thank you for letting us freeze this moment in time for you guys…can’t wait for the next time!

lots and lots of love.


l. & r.

moments like this make my heart nearly explode. such a happy new family.

our image of rosie the dog even made it into mirabelle’s room! the portrait of betsy’s parents is also such a fun touch! (i think the toddler on the tractor is besty’s mom when she was little, how fun!)


sarah & phil. the wedding.

you all might remember sarah & phil from their engagement session last fall in an apple orchard. we were so excited for their wedding, that as the image below describes was “a wedding 7 years in the making”. how fun. ๐Ÿ™‚

it was an absolutely BEAUTIFUL spring day for their ceremony which took place in the butterfly gardens at the indianapolis zoo followed by dinner and dancing outside as well!

we had a blast walking around the city getting some FUN shots with their bridal party…and taking advantage of all the great spots in downtown indy.

a big giant “congrats!” to sarah & phil…we wish you guys nothing but love & happiness!


l. & r.

first looks…gosh, we love when couples opt for these. seeing the look on sarah’s face says it all! ๐Ÿ™‚

such a great group of friends sarah has!

this is phil’s niece. she’s about the cutest thing ever.

their ceremony was awesome. they were married by a family friend and it was filled with tons of laughter and some tears. ๐Ÿ™‚

mr. & mrs.

sarah…you’re stunning.