I was contact to do a multi-family portrait at one of the rental houses in Beach Walk. Usually I meet the family and then we walk to the beach. This family wanted to use the house as the back drop. Since there were twenty-six people I asked one of the family members to organize the groups for me and then I would tell people where to stand and what to do. This worked out well. I would do a typical family portrait set up for the first shot and then come up with something special for each group to do.
I photographed Sunny and Bob's wedding on Washington Park beach in Michigan City, six years ago. Sunny contacted me a couple of weeks ago and asked me to schedule a family beach session for her. I decided to go back to the same beach. It was cloudy and cool but we bundled up the kids and revisited the same spots we went to after their ceremony. It was great to see them again.
Marci contacted me a few weeks ago to book both a multi- family beach session and a maternity session. We did the multi-family session first since all the children were two or under and I knew my time would be limited. I followed up with the maternity session with Mari and her husband will.
Lekeitha emailed me a short time ago to set up her engagement session. They are getting married later this month, but she knew how important the session was. The engagement session lets me spend some time with the couple to figure out how they want to be photographed. It also lets me get to know them better before the wedding day. Lekeitha wanted to go to the beach. It had been raining for several days but it stopped a couple of hours before their session. Rapheal thought it was to cold, but that is where Lekeitha wanted to go. It was a quick session, but they were happy with the outcome.
Denissa and Mike were married in New Orleans. They engaged me to photograph their reception party at the Halls of Justice in Crown Point IN. There reception had a '50s theme and they dressed appropriately.