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the wallis family.

this family. we LOVE them!

we’ve had the AMAZING honor of photographing some pretty fun and special moments in their lives. this one is no different! we met up with these wonderful souls in the woods they were married in to photograph them in front of the tree they planted during their wedding ceremony. we love that they do this every year for their anniversary…such a wonderful tradition!

this year was extra special, since betsy is pregnant and due this winter! we can’t wait to meet the newest member of their family…we know that miss mirabelle is going to be such a lovely big sister!


l. & r.


betsy & tom welcomed their newest family member, a baby boy they name bennett, last week! stay tuned for images, we’re photographing him this weekend!! ๐Ÿ™‚

mirabelle, she’s such a good mix of both betsy & tom. ๐Ÿ™‚

love this one.

i mean, come on, can’t you just HEAR her laughing?!


congrats you guys! happy anniversary & happy new baby!

the jenkins family.

we met up with the jenkins family and had the BEST time! since seeing these guys last, they’ve added a new member to their family…baby will. ๐Ÿ™‚

the images of them on that turquoise wall are our favorites!

i’ve said it before, but being able to see families grow and laugh is really just awesome.

lots of love to you guys.


l. & r. (and homer)

p.s. also, homer says “hello” to wrigley.

p.s.s. wrigley is the jenkins’ dog, he and homer are good friends and both have metal plates and screws in one back leg each, thanks to torn CCL’s. big, active, goofy dogs are just the greatest. ๐Ÿ™‚

callie & mikey. the wedding.

things have been NUTS around here! good NUTS, but NUTS none the less! my apologies for not posting this SOONER!!!

where to even begin with this amazing wedding?!

callie and mikey were married in south bend, indiana at the BEAUTIFUL basilica of the sacred heart on the campus of the university of notre dame. it was a lovely sunny day and they were surrounded by tons of friends and two of about the nicest families we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with! callie attended st. mary’s college and mikey attended the university of notre dame, so we had so many great & amazing options for photos! lots of fun moments, lots & lots of laughing,ย  all topped off with a gorgeous reception…what could be better?!

callie & mikey…thanks so much for allowing us to document your day…we had a BLAST…we wish you nothing but love and happiness now & always!



l. & r.

the krisiloff family.

you guys might remember this cute family from another session they did with us…you know, the one with with white bedroom and the amazing light?

well, we met up with them again and this time they have a NEW family member…rufus the boxer puppy!

hanging out with them was just as fun as we remembered it, lots of laughing and silly jokes being told by dax & van.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

and can we all just take a quick second to appreciate how stylish they all are?!

thanks again to the krisiloff’s, it was so great to see you all, to meet sweet rufus and get some FUN images for you guys!!



l. & r.

kayla & matt. the wedding.

kayla & matt tied the knot, had a BIG PARTY and danced the night away!

these two picked the perfect day to celebrate their love.

they opted for a first look, which you know we LOVE photographing, and we had such a great time photographing them with their bridal party & friends!

good music, happy people, yummy food and a sparkler send-off, it doesn’t get much better than that!

congrats again to kayla & matt…we wish you guys love & happiness!

here are a few of our favorites from their FUN day!



l. & r.

how fun is kayla? she was smiling and laughing the entire day. ๐Ÿ™‚

their rings. matt surprised kayla with a ring for her right hand…it’s the bottom left one…oh my GOSH, it’s SO PRETTY. what a lovely surprise!

meanwhile, the guys getting all dapper.

kayla also did a first look with her dad…we’ve had a few this year, both robbie and i are fans of this. it’s such a cool & special moment to witness.

and then it was time for kayla & matt to see each other!!


kayla & matt both looked SO phenomenal on their wedding day!!

kayla’s one request for portraits? “can you get matt and his guys looking all cool?”

moments before the ceremony started! she’s still got a HUGE smile on her face!! ๐Ÿ™‚

uh, this little man, he was the cutest. he’s matt’s nephew. don’t let that face fool you though, he was a HAM and was cracking guests up all night long!

mr. & mrs. ๐Ÿ™‚