Meet the Brown Family! We met Joanna 3 years ago at a workshop we held at our studio. The focus of the workshop was to promote community over competition, newborn, and maternity posing. Men and women cheering each other on and supporting one another in an otherwise cutthroat industry. We could sense right away that she was special, but in a short amount of time, like a workshop, how much can you really tell about people? In the years since that weekend, we’ve kept up with Joanna and her family on social media, and have learned that what we initially thought was special about her didn’t even scratch the surface. She radiates grace, and love, and overall goodness. She’s an old soul. She’s patient, loving, witty, and the very definition of sweet.
We were so grateful that she made the drive up to Lafayette with her children for a quick Mother’s Day session. They’ve overcome so much in the last couple of years as a family, and we felt it was necessary to document them and their love for each other. The kids were the absolute sweetest and they really enjoyed their photo time with mom. Joanna has been an absolute rock for herself and her family. She is setting the most beautiful example of how to live by faith. Each and every one of these amazing people have a piece of our hearts. We can only hope that they admire these moments as much as we admire their strength and resilience.
We took Joanna and the kids to Purdue Horticulture Park because it’s one of our favorite spots. Some of the trees were in bloom and we took advantage of them. Lauren really loved the flowering tree and we totally took advantage of putting her in it. After their session, they joined us for dinner and we got to catch up even more while the kids all got to know each other. They were best friends in just minutes! The Brown family will always hold a special place in our hearts.
It has been so great working with Chelsea and Zach! Their engagement session on the streets of Lafayette was really awesome. They were one of the first to be photographed in our new studio as well, and were totally patient and understanding with our big mess. The great thing is we were able to finish up our new studio and Chelsea was able to be our first bride to use the space to get ready in.
I just knew their wedding day was going to be incredible. When Chelsea showed me a photo of her dress, my jaw dropped! It was so stunning! I love all of the colors they chose and their decor was beautiful! The family came together to create the decor, florals, and the cake. A storm had come through the area a month before and destroyed the arbor at The Trails. Chelsea’s grandpa saved the day, building an entire new one from scratch.
We’re so excited to share some (well, a bunch really) of our favorites from this gorgeous fall day!
Things happen for a reason. In the fall of 2017 I was looking for a venue for a special event I organize in Lafayette, called Help Portrait, when I asked my friend Nick at the Rat Pak Venue if his new venue was available. He graciously let us use his space for our event in exchange for me taking photos of his renovation scheduled at the end of the year. And wow, what a transformation he made! Not only did he let us use his space, but he let me tag along in his booth at the Midwest Rentals Bridal Affair, as well as at his open house that night.
It was at RatPak that evening that I met Lindsey and George who were touring the newly renovated space, along with their parents. I had some canvases and albums out, and Lindsey stopped by and started talking to me about our work. I distinctly remember Lindsey saying, “I just love your color, it’s real.” It was that moment I knew we had to work with each other, no matter what, and my dream came true.
Working with these two has been so incredible. Their “real color” is love. Everything they do is love. They balance each other. They are both educators. He’s the planner, she’s the artist. He’s caring, she’s fun. He’s silly, she’s sweet. The words they use to describe each other… and everything I see is their love.
A humongous congratulations to you two! Your wedding day was incredible! Your families were so gracious. You two are amazing!
P.S. Make sure you scroll down to the ring bearer! Epic dancer!
Sarah and Ryan, what an amazing day! Everything was so gorgeous! The time you put into planning your wedding day was well worth it. All of the detail, all of the beauty. I don’t think anything could have been any more incredible!
We so loved being with you and your wedding party! All of the bridesmaids and groomsmen were so fun. We could really tell how much they all love you, and that’s so special. All of your special additions to your day were so sweet. We had never seen a caricature artist at any of our weddings! And the dog treats for your guests’ fur babies was too sweet! We were just honored to spend your day with you and your lovely friends and family. Congratulations to you guys!!!
Sometimes you just know when you meet a couple planning their wedding that there is just something special there. Avery and Wes have been so amazing to work with! They both have truly genuine character and have treated us like family. Avery and her mom, Kathy, planned a gorgeous day at Arborwood with a wedding on the patio, a full dining room of their favorite guests, and a traditional grog to share with everyone.
Avery and Wes’s wedding day was incredible! They always say a little bit of rain on the wedding day is good luck. We certainly had more than a little rain, but the skies cleared just in time to get everything dried off, the sun came out, and everything turned out like a dream.
It was a complete honor to photograph Kayla and Josh’s wedding! Kayla’s son is my nephew and we have always considered her a part of our extended family. So last year when she asked if we were available, I was absolutely thrilled! Their wedding day was amazing! Perfect weather, amazing people, and such great and loving family and friends! We even got to enjoy some sunset time near the end.