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Happy Valentine’s Day, lovers!

We’re delighted to share with you guys a little “RED HOT” inspired bridal session that took place at BASH in Carmel, Indiana.

Our playful and sunny model, Gabby couldn’t have been more delightful, and HOW AMAZING is her hair and that RED LIP done by HMUA extraordinaire Chie Sharp?! (#dreamteam if we say so ourselves!)

The simplicity and timelessness of a blazer dress (can we all say together on the count of 3,2,1…SO STYLISH!) and those quirky pops of red, I can 100% see a bride wearing this and I for one am all for it. The aery & industrial space at BASH was the perfect spot for this shoot, the high ceilings, the banks of natural light, all mixed in with modern touches like the Edison bulb string of lights, it all worked so well together.

So, without further ado, we present to you our unconventional take on bridal portraits; we hope you enjoy…and HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!


l. & r.



*Special thanks to the team of awesome vendors that helped make this possible:

Model: Gabby Coors       HMUA: Chie Sharp       Venue: BASH       Florals: VAB Indy

Blazer dress, shoes & yellow headband: ASOS       Earrings: vintage       Red heart pin:       Floral pin: vintage       Headpiece & barrette: Babeyond & SweetV



Meet Colleen.

She reached out to us after returning stateside from a visit to Sri Lanka & Asia. She was inspired by her time there and wanted to collaborate on some new images for her blog. Colleen’s main mode of transportation is a pretty rocking motorcycle and she wanted some images with that too…we were happy to oblige!

She’s got a good soul this one, super kind and easygoing and Robbie and I loved getting to know her and we’re looking forward to working with her again. I love the whole feel of this session, we were able to mix our styles together for wardrobe and I love how we were able to create a bunch of different looks and find some pretty cool locations.

Here are a few of our favorites, take a peek and then head over to Colleen’s travel & lifestyle blog and make sure to follow her journeys!

Thanks so much Colleen, you rock.

P.S. She’s so damn cool that she rode HER MOTORCYCLE to this session…HER OWN MOTORCYCLE. #GRLPOWER


l. & r.


It’s always a good time when we work together. She’s fun (and funny), witty, strong and powerful. This is Chelsea.

I like working with creatives and creative types. I like the collaboration and I enjoy the challenge.

We’re traditionally “outdoor” and “on-location” photographers, but I have the advantage of having a partner that’s a WIZ at lighting, and we have all the studio “fixings” and a garage, so we tried our hands at something a bit more studio-like.

Here are just a few images from our time, and if you stick around, we’ve got more to show off, from a different session, with this same strong woman. It’s a good one…we promise.

Chelsea, thanks for coming with your ‘A’ game…every. single. time.


l, r. & *homer (*the studio dog.)

hair & makeup: Chelsea Mark | styling: me



Now that the sun is shining and the days are longer, we’re happy to announce that we’re offering summer mini-sessions…starting NOW!! We had such an amazing response to the fall minis that we offered last year, we thought, let’s start offering them again!

It’s the perfect opportunity to grab your kiddos with their sun kissed freckled faces OR the one you love the most and let us document your lives, just as they are in this moment! They’re just the right amount of time, 30 minutes, and at the right price, $150, what are you waiting for?!

These mini-sessions are a great option for families, maternity, kids and even couples just looking for some happy & fun portraits!

Don’t delay…CLICK HERE TODAY to reserve your spot!


drop us a line:

What’s included you ask?
*30  minute session with Lauren & Robbie.
*Your MOST favorite image delivered to you electronically.
*25-35 images hosted in an online gallery with ordering options for additional prints & products.
Can’t wait to see you all!
l. & r.


What a lovely way to start the 2019 wedding season! A wonderful heartfelt “congratulations!” to both Abby & Parker (plus their families!) as these two start their lives together!

You all know that we’re big fans of airy spaces; spaces filled with lots of light and spaces filled with happy love. This venue, The Wilds Weddings & Events, checked-off each and every one of the things we love the most about venues! Abby and Parker picked a little slice of heaven to exchange vows and have a a celebration right at the kickoff of the summer season! We SO enjoyed our time with these two, in a world where chaos and the day to day hustle can sometimes leave human interactions to a minimum, Abby & Parker made us feel like a million bucks. These two were so appreciative, kind and thankful (even sending us a message on their honeymoon telling us so!) and the same goes for their families, friends and wedding guests, they sure do know how to surround themselves with good people!

We also worked with a team of kick-butt wedding pros on this one too…which is always A+ in our book. The wonderful team at The Wilds (a photographers dream to shoot in), the incredibly talented duo behind Artful Blooms (some of the kindest and creative florists we’ve ever seen), and the wickedly talented Woodland & Ivory (shout out to Jeff, videographer extraordinaire, check out Abby & Parker’s highlight reel!). I can’t leave out Christy, from Creative in Bloom who did all of the wonderful signage & calligraphy and Christina, from Sincerely Yours who made sure we were all on time the day of!  Abby and Parker really picked some amazing talent and we’re so thankful we were asked to help document the day for them!

I’m stop my rambling here and leave you with what you’re all here for…PHOTOS! One more giant “thank you” to the bride and groom…thanks for being so wonderfully in love, and for asking us to be a part of such a happy day for you guys…we wish  you so much love and happiness.


l. & r.