Andy & Eddie

Andy is my baby cousin and Eddie is his newphew. Andy asked me to take a few pictures of them for my uncle for Christmas. Over Thanksgiving weekend we were visiting Toledo, OH and they snuck over to our house to hang out for a bit and take a few photos. Andy is a Steelers fan and Eddie is a Brown’s fan. Of course there is a little rivalry there…

Here are a few of my favorite photos.

Toledo Ohio Family Photography

Toledo Ohio Family Photography

 

Leah – Northwest Indiana Children’s Photographer

Talk about future model, little miss Leah was such a blast to work with! This little one was all smiles and had some of the brightest blue eyes I have ever seen. She had fun with all of the different props we tossed her way and did such a great job hanging in there through her photo shoot! I don’t know many seven month olds who would hang on like she did but she was a champ!

Christmas Photography in Northwest Indiana

Christmas Photography in Northwest Indiana

Christmas Photography in Northwest Indiana

Christmas Photography in Northwest Indiana

The L Family – Northwest Indiana Family Photographer

Over the years I have found how much I LOVE spending time on family photo shoots, ESPECIALLY when the kids are all about a fun time. When Jennifer contacted me about a family shoot she mentioned that Grandma and Grandpa were coming along with her and her two kids, Lexi and Zac.

We met at Coffee Creek in Chesterton, Indiana for our photo shoot. In my mind it was going to be warm but instead we had A LOT of wind. They didn’t mind and the kids ran around enough to keep themsleves warm!

I had such a hard time picking my favorite photos from the day. To see more of their photos hop on over to our facebook page!

family photography in chesterton indiana

family photography in chesterton indiana

family photography in chesterton indiana

family photography in chesterton indiana

family photography in chesterton indiana

family photography in chesterton indiana

family photography in chesterton indiana

family photography in chesterton indiana

family photography in chesterton indiana

family photography in chesterton indiana

family photography in chesterton indiana

Sunrise & Sunset in Hobart, IN

I am a COMPLETE sucker when it comes to watching the sunset. With my morning commute I also get to watch a nice sunrise and have caught myself on many occasions without a camera to photograph it. I have now started remembering my camera in order to capture the beauty I see each morning.

Since fall has started we’ve seen a nice thunderstorm in Hobart followed by a beautiful sunset. I couldn’t help but capture it.

Sunset in Hobart, IN
Sunset in Hobart, IN
Sunset in Hobart, IN

Later on in the week I was kicking myself because there was a BEAUTIFUL sunrise and I was relying on my iPhone. While it takes decent photos (better than the first digital camera I ever had…. 1.6 megapixels anyone?) it was far from the justice my camera could do! The next day I remembered to bring my camera and there happened to be a beautiful layer of fog over the fields. I couldn’t ask for a prettier way to start the day!

Sunset in Hobart, IN
Sunset in Hobart, IN

Fall Family Photography Sessions in Northwest Indiana

It is NEVER too early to schedule your photo shoot! The further in advance you schedule, the more we can plan for your family photos. The holidays are right around the corner (We are already under the 100 day mark for Christmas!) and our schedule in the fall fills up fast. Reserve your date now for your family session and have the fall colors as your backdrop for your holiday card.

Don’t wait until the last minute to schedule your holiday photos, call us today and lets plan your photo shoot!

Family Photographer Northwest IndianaKP Photography is also available for senior photo sessions, engagement sessions, weddings & photo shoots with your best friends!

September Rock The Shot Challenge

Rock The ShotI love that each month Rock The Shot (www.rocktheshotforum.com) has a new challenge posted. Usually I find myself using a photo that I recently took but it is also nice sometimes to go out and make myself take one related to the challenge. This month’s challenge is Laughter! I recently shared Kelsey and Eric’s engagement session and it was FULL of laughter! I had to share one of my favorite images again for this month’s challenge.

Sunset Engagement Photo Gary Indiana

Kelsey & Eric’s Engagement Photos

Kelsey and Eric could not be any cuter. Spending just a few hours with them you could see just how much they were in love. They made their engagement photo shoot very easy just by being themselves!

We met up last Saturday at West Beach out in Gary, Indiana. We were there about an hour before sunset and we could not have asked for a more beautiful night!

engagement photography nothrwest indiana

Kelsey had done some research before their photo shoot and made letters that spell out the word “LOVE” and brought an “&” sign with for some pictures. We had fun finding different ways to incorporate these into the photo shoot.

engagement photography nothrwest indiana

engagement photography nothrwest indiana

engagement photography nothrwest indiana

(I won’t lie, I was SO excited when I saw this photo on the back of my camera, it was exactly how I imagined it!)

engagement photography nothrwest indiana

engagement photography nothrwest indiana

engagement photography nothrwest indiana

engagement photography nothrwest indiana

engagement photography nothrwest indiana

The sunset was absolutely perfect that night!
engagement photography nothrwest indiana

We could not have asked for better weather in this unpredictable midwest. Good luck to you both as you finish up school and plan your wedding!

Danielle & Jim Are Married!

Every once and awhile I get a little behind on the blog. I wanted to finish our new blog look before posting about Danielle and Jim’s beautiful summer wedding. I apologized for the delay on sharing this FANTASTIC day with you!

Last summer I photographed Melanie & Scott’s beautiful wedding. At their wedding I met Jim (Brother of the Bride) & Danielle (Maid of Honor). They were recently engaged and planning their June wedding of this year. I was so excited when Danielle called to talk photography!

We saw every season at some point during the day (okay, except Winter) on their June day, but even with the cloudy skies Jim & Danielle could not have asked for a more perfect day for their wedding.  They were married at Valley Baptist Church in Valparaiso, Indiana & their reception was at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton, Indiana.

Danielle’s sister was up until 2:30am the night before her wedding making all of her flowers. They were BEAUTIFUL! The bouquet contained some of her Grandmother’s broaches!
Wedding Photography Northwest Indiana

I honestly don’t know what I love more, the bride’s face as she comes down the aisle or the groom’s face when he sees his bride.
Wedding Photography Northwest Indiana

Wedding Photography Northwest Indiana

Wedding Photography Northwest Indiana

Wedding Photography Northwest Indiana

A photo Danielle had talked to me about ahead of time was one of her grandmother’s hand, her mother’s hand & her hand with their wedding bands on. I LOVED her idea and couldn’t decide if I liked it better in black & white or color, which do you think?

Wedding Photography Northwest Indiana

Wedding Photography Northwest Indiana

Wedding Photography Northwest Indiana

Wedding Photography Northwest Indiana

If you ever want to have a good time, hang out with this fun group! Everyone got along so well and clearly had a blast together!

Wedding Photography Northwest Indiana

Wedding Photography Northwest Indiana

Congrats Danielle & Jim! I wish you many many many years of happiness!

Wedding Photography Northwest Indiana