They Got What it Takes
As a photographer and graphic designer, I like to design things – to find things that go well together and make them outstanding. Even around my house I find myself going around to see what I already have and how I can find a better place for it. Every once in a while, I do the same thing with people. You could call it matchmaking! Like with these two, for example. Fifteen years ago they said, “I do” after I introduced them to each other, and they’ve been married happily ever after. Well… The “happily” has not always been so happy, but not because of them. Life just gets unnecessarily complicated for some people.
These two, a mechanical engineer with a love for racing and OSU and a fashion designer with a love for all thing pink and shiny, have moved their love story across the United States – from Texas to Michigan and to Indiana. They have endured difficult health diagnoses, car accidents, and rather serious surgeries for being so young. Just to illustrate what I mean, two days after I took a picture of them with their fur-baby, they got a cancer diagnosis for this snuggle puggle and a week later he was laid off. Meanwhile their commitment to God and each other grows deeper every year.
This portrait session was a meaningful one for me, not only because of whom I was photographing, but because it was my first portrait session at my new location. Consider this the grand unveiling announcing that I’m ready to get back to photographing! This summer we moved from Fort Wayne, Indiana to Avon, Indiana in Hendricks County (on the west side of Indianapolis). Despite the fact that we had to move during a pandemic, I’ve been humming along painting the new house, unpacking boxes, and learning the in’s and out’s of a new school system. I even remembered to transfer all my business paperwork to the new address! Now all the behind-the-scenes is complete and the fun part of my business can begin again – working with great people like these two and discovering fantastic settings for sessions.
We headed to Washington Township Park for these photos. It’s a beautiful park to walk through, and it has not only one but TWO great bridges to use in compositions; not to mention a clear sparkling creek and lots of color in the tree lines. It was September in 2020, so needless to say while the scenery was ideal, the humidity and heat played havoc with makeup and hair. You wouldn’t know it when you see these photos, though! With plenty of cold water on hand, and even a battery powered fan, we played it cool between shots. A special shout out goes to my son, who kept the dog keenly interested in well-placed treats.
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This is just one of the ways I put a smile back in the world.
- Posted by hellobabs
- On October 23, 2020
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