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two cute boys & a whole lotta love {bonnell family}

i got to know this next family because our littles attended the same mommy & me program for a couple of years.  i was sooo excited when jessi contacted me about a shoot!!

i can always see it when parents step out of the car; the “ok-for better or worse-here we go” face.  in that very moment-my goal is to reassure clients that the outfits are on…everyone is where they need to be…and that once i show up-they have one job…to relax and loooove on one another and simply enjoy everything about being together.  laugh when something is funny and comfort your babies when they need comforting.

jessi & travis did just that and i totally think it shows!!:) the boys couldn’t have been any cuter…and right as they were about to hit meltdown central-we pulled out Spiderman & the Hulk and the world was restored.  some of those photos (and the ones after) are my absolute favorites from this session.  this is the reason i tell clients to bring things that will comfort your kids.  someday these little guys will be so over playing with action figures while sitting in mom & dad’s laps (mom tears)…which is why photos like this matter.  they mean something.  they are real.

jessi-thank you so much for asking me to photograph your family this year!!!  i absolutely loved spending an evening with you all and i hope you love the photos!! xoindianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0172indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0111indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0112indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0113indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0114indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0115indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0116indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0117indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0118indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0119indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0120indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0121indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0122indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0123indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0124indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0125indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0126indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0127indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0128indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0129indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0130indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0131

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mr. energy {weida family}

i adore working with this next family.  i wen to HS with jen & john and they have been clients since harry was born.  each time i photograph them- i am so very thankful that they choose me over and over to document special moments in their lives.  it truly means the world when i see clients again and again!:) the evenings usually consist of catching up and laugher!!:)

the IMA is a favorite place for this family-so that is where we chose to shoot.  harry is 2-which means he is suuuper full of energy and not much for doing anything at all that he does not fully want to do.  jen & john are more clients who just roll with it.  they trust me to capture it all…and i love them for that!

jen & john-you guys are sooo great and harry is sooo stinkin cute!!!  that hair and his eye lashes!!!!!  i know the evening was full of running around-but i truly enjoyed every single second of it and i absolutely looove the photos from your session.  i hope you guys do too.indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0132indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0133indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0134indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0135indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0138indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0139indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0140indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0141indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0142indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0143indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0144indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0145indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0136indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0146indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0147indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0148indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0149indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0137indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0150indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0151

 

 

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high school sweethearts + 3 beautiful kids {sukurs family}

this next family…adore.  i normally work with little little ones…which made this session with older kids sooo fun!!!  charlotte, jack, and natalie were just awesome-no other way to put it!!!:) allison and chad were sooo wonderful to work with-and all in all-working with families like this one makes my heart super happy!!!

the day we were supposed to do the shoot it was POURING!!!  but-the forecast said we would have an hour or so window free from rain-so we decided to go for it.  the sun literally came out just for the shoot…and started again the MINUTE we finished!!!;) we walked all around their family property-their home away from home and just walked and talked.  we ended the session in the old barn-which holds lots of memories for this family- one being that it was where chad proposed to allison!!:)

allison & chad-you have three of the most beautiful kids (inside and out) and when i got home from hanging out with your crew i told kevin how excited i was to watch our kids grow and explore the world in whole new ways with them-because of you all!!  i LOVE the smiles and the love between you all!! thank you for asking me to be the one to capture you all this year!! xoindianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0156indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0157indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0158indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0159indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0160indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0161indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0162indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0152indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0163indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0164indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0165indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0153indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0166indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0167indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0168indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0169indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0170indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0154indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_westpark_applesandhoneyphotography_0155indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0171

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beautiful chaos {malenkos family}

i have one goal in mind when i photograph families; to capture something real.  i believe that when most families desire photographs of their family it is for a purpose…needing updated images on their wall…holiday cards…document ages…etc.  all of this is fine and great-but i SOOO hope that instead of giving clients what most would deem “holiday card” worthy-they end up with so much more.

i want clients to look through their gallery and see their lives exactly as they are right in this moment of time.  that amongst all of those things that feel so very imperfect comes something that actually is perfect-realness.

the realness that little ones don’t always cooperate, clothes don’t always stay clean, hair doesn’t always stay put…but that none of that matters much at all.  because in my mind-you never get that day-when you spent an hour together, devoted to loving one another, back.  that day when your littles clung to you instead of turning towards a camera. that day when they wanted to run like little wilds instead of sit calmly.  that day when you and your husband still chose to gaze at each other with such adoration because heck-you brought these littles into this world and if you don’t stick together-they will eat you alive.  all of that my friends-THAT is real and THAT is beautiful.

this was the type of session where eugenia looked at me when we finished shooting and she was sure that there was no way we could have captured anything worth while.  i explained that while they were ready to go home and have a drink…it was absolutely not a session that had me stressing.;) justin and eugenia-william and andrew are precious and i absolutely looooved spending the evening with your sweet sweet family.  i soooo hope that you read the words above and that when you look at your photos you feel something truly special!!!  xo

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Love on the water {barry family session}

this next family is simply wonderful.  that is all i can really say.  mimi & jim…your laid back attitude and ability to just slow down time and love on each other was so much fun to capture!  and gus…just *wait* until you see his heart-melting, completely contagious smile!!!!

when mimi sent me a picture of what she hoped gus would wear for the shoot…i just knew we had to have boats around.  my sweet friend, stefanie, suggested that i shoot at eagle creek…and it could not have been more perfect!  (except, of course, that there might have been a giant jazz concert going on right next to where we were attempting to have this sweet, intimate, little family photo shoot!;))…but-you do what you have to do and this family…they were absolute troopers!!!

we did this session back in june and i left for vacation and never blogged these beautiful pics!!!  oops!!  mimi-this is another one of my favorite sessions and i feel BEYOND honored that you asked me to capture your BEAUTIFUL family!!!!!  it truly meant the world!!!:) i am sooo excited to get some of these images up on your wall!! xo

(be on the lookout for a blog post coming soon featuring this beautiful family + the exclusive Conrad Design frame for Apples & Honey Photography!!!!)indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0000indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0001indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0002indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0003indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0004indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0005indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0006indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0007indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0008indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0009indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0010indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0011indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0012indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0013indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0022indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0014indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0015indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0016indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0017indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0018indianapolis_zionsville_family_photographer_applesandhoneyphotography_0019
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