portrait, Senior Shoot

heather: senior session

Heather is one of the seniors in our youth group, and we love having her!  When you first meet her, you might think she’s on the quiet side, but take her picture for two hours and you find this adorable, bubbly girl with a great sense of humor! I had so much fun driving around Franklin with her, talking about life and school, her missions trip to Nepal (SO awesome.) and laughing about pretty much everything.  The best yet was how great she was in front of a camera.   A lot of seniors are nervous or awkward…not so with Heather.  This girl knew how to work it! 🙂


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our one year anniversary!

I really can’t believe it’s been a year since our wedding.  People say the first year goes fast but holy cow.  Fast is an understatement.  From the honeymoon, to moving out of our apartment and into our first home, to getting our crazy dog, Rue, and to all the mini-trips, this year has just flown.  We are past the newlywed stage for good..no more “aww, so fresh” comments.  Now it’s onto the “ohh, babies anytime soon?” comments. (Which happens all the time).

We decided it would be a great idea to get away for a few days to celebrate this milestone and to just spend some time alone together.  Being in ministry, you don’t get a ton of that alone time, so we figured this was the perfect chance to take a break and refresh.  What better place than a secluded cabin in Brown County, Indiana.  Seriously, I was throwing a tantrum when we had to leave this morning..it was that great.  God blessed us with perfect weather (a lovely 70 degrees and sunny) so we were able to get out and hike, shop, explore..all that fun stuff!  I thought I’d share some of the photos from our trip, since that’s kinda what I do 🙂

DAY 1.

 downtown Nashville (Indiana, not Tennessee), a quick trip to the national park & our lovely cabin

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day 2.

I got up with the sun to get some sunrise shots..so worth it.  We made breakfast and relaxed before heading off for a morning of hiking in the park.  It was so perfect outside, didn’t even need a jacket.  Then we finished the day off with a trip to the town for dinner. (Which, if you ever go to Brown County, be forewarned that it’s kind of an old people town.  Everything was closed so we ended up having to eat at this old country restaurant that was closing in 20 minutes…we still had fun though.. haha)DSC_0096 DSC_0097 DSC_0100 DSC_00100 DSC_0119 DSC_0121 DSC_0122 DSC_0124 DSC_0128 DSC_0129 DSC_0133 DSC_0134 DSC_0148 DSC_0154 DSC_0157 DSC_0162 DSC_0163 DSC_0166 DSC_0170 DSC_0175 DSC_0208 DSC_0210 DSC_0213 DSC_0220 DSC_0221 DSC_0224 DSC_0227 DSC_0230 DSC_0231 DSC_0234 DSC_0241 DSC_0245 DSC_0246 DSC_0251

day 3.

Today..SO not ready to leave.  After the little heat wave, it stormed all night and then snowed this morning.  It was so pretty in the cabin, though.  We packed up, headed back to town and finished our getaway with coffee and breakfast at this cute little coffee shop called the Daily Grind.  DSC_0254 DSC_0256 DSC_0258 DSC_0266 DSC_0268 DSC_0271 DSC_0276

Really, this post is more for myself.  Matt and I had so much fun this weekend, I’d do it again in a heartbeat.  There is so much to say about our first year, I’ll have to do it in another post I guess.  But at least I found some time to share the photos! 🙂


Brian & Skyler: Married

I am continuing to be super behind on the posts, but we all know the holidays can get a little crazy!  I’ve finally got a moment to sit down and share some photos with you all, and I figured it would be good to share a wedding I did..in October…so yea like I said..super behind..

Seriously though, what a fun and creative wedding!  It was my first wedding held in a barn (I can’t even begin to express how excited I was about this) and the bride did an incredible job with the decorations!  Although it rained most of the day, causing us to drive across Ft. Wayne to find a spot for pictures, it was still a perfect day and I am so glad I got to share it with them! ❤

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