Eden Class of 2016

Meet Eden.  Eden wasn’t too sure about having her Senior Pictures done.  So her mother, being wise the way mothers are, picked a location that Eden would like: Franke Park and the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.  Smart, smart mom as the location relaxed Miss E and brought out that gorgeous smile.  Exhibit A: img_7540a_zpsnf2aaqxj

Now, if you take me to your favorite place then I’m going to make sure that we get a photo of you with some type of landmark of it.  Luckily for me, the landmark was pretty easy to find 😉  And it didn’t look too shabby with Eden sitting up there either! hahaimg_7556-1_zpsvblx9k59Mom’s favorite….my favorite….you favorite?  Look how she shines!  I just love it when my client’s eyes sparkle!  Eden being absolutely gorgeous is  just a bonus at this point!


Did I say gorgeous?  Yes, yes I did.  It will probably embarrass her, but I know mom and dad will agree…img_7571a_zps1dod40uq

Now I hear tell that Eden is quite outdoorsy and that she has climbed a lot of trees in her day…so when she asked to scale a tree I was all for it!  And just look!!  Does she not look totally relaxed and natural up there?!  img_7629a_zpsejducuymThank you Eden for putting up with me (and humoring your mother) to get your Senior Photos done.  I’m so glad you said that it wasn’t as bad as you thought it would be!  🙂

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Paul – 2016 Senior

I realized recently how long it had been since I uploaded anything to my blog.  My sincerest apologies to anyone who has missed me!  I was incredibly busy during the fall Senior season and just did not get around to blogging.  Not that there weren’t amazing Seniors to blog!   There were….just not enough time.  Such is life.

BUT!  Never fear!  I am making time this season to show you the awesome Seniors that I have the opportunity to capture.  First up is Paul.  I have the unique pleasure  (as with some of my past Seniors) of having interacted with Paul when he was in elementary school.  I remember him as studious, intelligent and very earnest.  I am happy to report that he is the same awesome young man that I remember.  Only older.

Paul wanted some downtown / urban shots with maybe a little river.  I aim to please!  Up first, one of my favorites from his session.  Paul, you set that city skyline off quite nicely.


We have an incredible treasure in an old bridge downtown.  It is now for pedestrians only – and the occasional blue-eyed Senior.  Makes for a great backdrop too!


Did I mention Paul is a gifted musician?  I requested he play a bit for me.  Did I mention that if you bring an instrument to your session that you have to play it for me?  I didn’t?  Consider yourself warned! 😉  Is he good?  Well you be the judge as Paul received accolades from kayakers who were passing by! Yes, he’s good!


I managed to get Paul to crack a little at my incredibly awesome jokes (seriously, they’re awesome 😀 ) This is my favorite, by far.  Love that happy almost-end-of-the-school-year smile.


It was wonderful to catch up with you, Paul!  I’m hoping your architecture career has me seeing your name on buildings just like Frank Lloyd Wright!  In the mean time, keep smiling!

thanks for stopping by!

#BeerWedding | Indiana Wedding Photographer

I’ve recently decided that I am, once again, a wedding photographer.  I had stopped for a bit, mainly just to catch my breath, but, now I am dipping my toe back in the water.  Well this past weekend, was my first back-in-the-wedding-business wedding.  And seriously, if I had to start somewhere, I couldn’t have picked a better bride and groom to start with.  I mean check out my beautiful bride!  Stunning.

Her beauty and talent (she’s an amazing journalist) she gets from her mother.  The headpiece?  Mom made it.  Yeah.

Of course she surrounded herself with a bevy of beauties!  Being friends with the bride I got to hang out at her bachelorette party and these gals are FUN!!!  They clean up nice too! 😉

What bride doesn’t want a ride to her ceremony in a golf cart?  Especially if her daddy is driving!  Aren’t they cute?

Our groom.  He’s pretty cute in his own right.  And agreeable.  I like that in a groom. 😉

His group of groomsmen and some ushers.  Big ol’ bunch of handsome, if I do say so myself!

His mom and daddy and brother.  Not too hard to see where he gets his good looks from!  They had an outdoor wedding so they parked an RV to block the wedding party from the guests and the gals hung out inside until it started. Genius!

FYI: if you ask a group of groomsmen to jump, they’ll usually jump. Getting them to show off their argyle socks while jumping?  Bonus!

That golf cart made it into a few pictures!  LOL

A groom and his grandma.  Let’s all give a collective “awwwwwwwww”…..

Their amazing day was followed by a fun, dancing-filled reception.  An amazing day to kick off the start of what is sure to be an amazing marriage.

Julie and Travis, Thank you so much for letting me capture the memories of your Wedding Day.  I hope you’re enjoying your honeymoon on the Emerald Isle and that you live happily ever after.

All my best, Michelle

Spring Senior Sessions | Fort Wayne High School Senior Photographer

Yup, it’s that time of year again!  The countdown to Graduation has begun.  Time to make sure you’ve got your invitations, party supplies, and,  yes, your Senior Photos.  My sessions are limited and filling fast so if you want to get on the calendar give me a text.  I can’t wait for warmer temperatures and clicking shutters!  Until then, stay warm and don’t let the Indiana winter get you down!

Catherine | Class of 2015

The Fall Sessions of 2015 Seniors has proven to be nothing but spectacular!  Full of awesome weather and Gorgeous Seniors!

And when I say gorgeous seniors I am definitely including this beauty: Catherine.  She has a classic look about her.  I know there’s a

movie star that she resembles but I can’t think of who.  Perhaps one of you can help me out?

See what I mean about classic?  Such a timeless look that Catherine has!  Can’t you just picture her in a black and white movie?  Kind of

a Hepburn style.  I know I can!  Lovely…

Not only does Miss Catherine have some of the most stunning blue eyes I’ve ever photographed but she’s got talent!  She’s a

flautist.  (I had to look up how to spell that!)  But, seriously, playing the flute is something I’ve always admired.  I played the

clarinette in middle school but the flute was never something I was able to even attempt.  Oh, and the eyes?  Did you SEE those eyes!?!

‘Nuff said.

I just love how her easy going nature shines through here.  I’m sure she’s a driven student though as she’s pretty confident she’s going to

school for Computer Engineering, more than likely at Purdue.  Brains and beauty?  Cha-ching!!

Yeah, I picked another photo of her spectacular eyes.  It’s my blog and I can do that.  😉  How could I resist though?

Catherine, thanks so much for allowing me to capture your Senior Photos.  I enjoyed spending time with you and wish you all the best

in your future endeavors.  Maybe someday you can write a computer program that writes blog posts for me? lol

-thanks for stopping by!

Bailey | Class of 2015

If I’m lucky, at least once a year, I get to photograph a Senior that I’ve known for a fair amount of time. I consider it a real privilege to get to capture photos for someone that I’ve watched grow up. Bailey is no exception. She is my brother-in-law’s niece so I’ve known her for quite some time. I’ve gotten to see her go from a preschooler to a high school Senior. And, truly, she’s been nothing but a sweet, sweet girl the whole time. Truly a pleasure to know. And it really shines through in her photos. Here, see for yourself:

Is she not gorgeous?  And her eyes!!  They’re stunning!  Of course, if you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you know how I am about eyes 😉

Miss Bailey is the full package too!  She has played sports through high school, mainly soccer and basketball.  She’s lettered as well.  Talented!

She’s not 100% on where she’s going to school or whether it”ll be in Nursing or Sports Therapy (I think I’ve got that right?) but I’m sure wherever

she goes she will be a success!  Best of Luck Bailey on the rest of your Senior year!  I hope it’s full of laughter, memories and lots of friendships to


-Thanks for stopping by!