Northwest Indiana Photographer l Palko Family

March 27, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

I may have said this before, but, you know when you meet someone and you just feel like you've been friends forever?  Things just fit.  Things are comfortable, not forced?  That is exactly how my friendship is with this family.  

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Each of those boys melt my heart in a different way.  Love them.  

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Northwest Indiana High School Senior Photographer l Alyssa

February 12, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

This senior, Alyssa, is good people.

She is easy going and fun loving.  She is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.  I so enjoyed our time together...and squealed like a school girl myself when she told me she wanted to end her session with a horse.  I know, right?  *sqqqueeeel*

First we started at Ogden Gardens in Valpo.  Can't beat it's scenery, it was pretty busy there that day, not with just photographers, but there was a party in the park too.  We worked it out, cause that's how I roll. 

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Isn't she stunning????  Oh and I might be obsessed with shooting through trees, or objects.  Just sayin.

Alyssa had FABULOUS hair and she could work a braid.  I was a bit jealous of her skills.

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This girl rocked the "toss your jacket over your shoulder" pose.  Just a natural beauty.  Makin my job easy.  She even had a little audience at this point.  Crowd stopper.

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Remember that shoot through tree obsession??? Yep.  But doesn't it look awesome?  I love the feel of catching someone in their own element, casually sitting on a bench.  #nailedit

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So many GREATS from this session.

And now...the squealing...ready???

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I am not kidding when I say, it was gloomy the ENTIRE session until we arrived at the house to shoot with the horse and then BAM...sunsetting.  It was...magical....couldn't have ended any better....horse and sun?  Dies happy. ;)

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Alyssa, you. will. go. far.  You are a sweet, beautiful spirit...and go down as one of my favorite sessions...ever.  Thank YOU for allowing me the pleasure.


Northwest Indiana High School Senior Photography l Tyler

February 05, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

Oh. boys.  They are so funny, aren't they?  I mean, do they really CARE about their senior photos?  Maybe some do, others?  They do it for their Mom and THAT makes them even more likable to me.  I don't mind a challenge, especially ones that love their Mom so much that they do as the photographer says. ;)

Meet Tyler.

Portage 2014 High School Senior.

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It didn't take him long to relax and realize that getting your photos done by me was a good time.  Truth?  He realized really quick that I am a crazy person, willing to do or say anything to make him relax. 

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As you know, it takes crazy to KNOW crazy.  lol.

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If you can't tell.  It rained.  We shot on. 

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He had such a great serious face.  Killin it as the rain fell more from the sky.

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What a trooper, right?  Coffee Creek in Chesterton offered us these different looks and was beautiful, rain or not.

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Tyler, thanks buddy for being YOU and hanging out with me in the rain.  You were a blast and your Mom will love you forever for cooperating in your photos.  GOOD LUCK in your future adventures.

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Northwest Indiana Photographer - Elizabeth

January 28, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

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Meet Miss Elizabeth.  I went to high school with her parents, do you know how weird it is to photograph KIDS of KIDS I went to school with???  How do we have kids that are this old???   Anyway...Elizabeth is a pleasure, she is smart, athletic and easy to be around.  I loved our session.

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We started her session at the gorgeous Ogden Gardens in Valpo this past fall.  It was so lush and just the absolute best setting to this session.

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I love the fall colors.

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This location is deceiving.  There was a bunch of garbage around, yet, this little patch of weed/wildflowers with the gorgeous blue windows is absolutely gorgeous.  I know people look around and think, yuck, yet THIS is what I see with my lens.  Beauty.  I love that my seniors trust me to go stand in the weed/wildflowers to capture the best of them.

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Elizabeth is so great she made this run down location look GOOD.  

I wish the very best to this girl on her journey through senior year and look forward to seeing her go far in college and life.

Thank you Masson family for allowing me in on this momentous event.


Northwest Indiana Photographer-Annah Valpo High School

January 13, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

 

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What an exciting time in a child's life...Graduation.

I had the pleasure of photographing this senior.  You see, I was a senior once...with her Mom and Dad.  Now she is a senior.  That is crazy.  How do we have kids that are this old, yet....we aren't????  
 

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Annah is a beautiful young lady, inside and out.  She is sweet and spunky...and just awesome!

She is going to do well at IUPUI...and I bet she is going to have a BLAST!

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I read this on Pinterest...and thought it fit YOU and my hopes for you....

HAVE BIG DREAMS.  YOU WILL GROW INTO THEM.


 

 

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