Multi-Season Session

In Indiana, it’s really tough to decide what season to do your senior pictures.  So, if you just cannot pick one, you will LOVE our new Multi-Season Sessions! Pick your two most favorite seasons (summer & winter, fall & spring, summer & fall…whatever floats your boat) and you get to do two different 45 minute sessions in both of those seasons. 🙂  It’s double the fun and you’ll get double the looks! ❤  Book now!

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Beach Photo Session

We go above and beyond to create experiences for our high school senior portrait clients that they will NEVER FORGET! So, we are very proud to introduce our brand new Beach Life Session! No one else in the Midwest offers anything quite like this:

  • 3 hour beach session (available as either a day trip within Indiana or as a 3 day round trip flight experience to/from Florida)
  • Professional hair & makeup done on site

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Brian & Nicole’s Outdoor Wedding at Lakeside Rose Garden

A mutual acquaintance set them up on a blind date two and a half years ago. 16 months later, Brian secretly hid a diamond ring in Nicole’s apartment and then sent her on a scavenger hunt to find it.

The rest, as they say, is history.

When it was time to plan the wedding, Nicole knew Fort Wayne’s beautiful Lakeside Rose Garden was where it had to be. And God most certainly smiled on the day…sending beautiful blue skies, fluffy clouds and ample June sunshine to put the final touches of perfection on the wedding day. And we even got to steal a little sunset and the echo of the fireworks from a Tincaps game in the background during the reception at the historic Baker Street Station.

The gorgeous day was a celebration of faith, hope and love. Nicole’s powerful, beautiful smile and fantastic wedding dress teamed with Brian’s quiet, noble steady charm gave me great opportunities to capture the romance of the day.

Brian and Nicole…from the moment I saw you two together, I was blessed by your example of partnership, honesty and grace. What a pleasure to photograph your wedding. You are a fabulous couple. I pray you have a wonderful journey together. Thank you for opening your hearts and beautiful love story. I wish you only the best together. Much Love and Appreciation…Lesa.

View the FULL proof gallery online — click here!

Being better, being different and being excellent.

Well, I just got back from D-town (Detroit, that is [for all you Hoosier natives]) where I attended a photography seminar hosted by Sandy Puc.

At the conference, Sandy announced that the hunt for America’s Cutest Kid through the National Charity Model Search had come to a close. Each vote was $1 and all proceeds from each vote benefited Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS.org). I was SO excited to learn that OVER $164,000 was raised for NILMDTS! Wow. Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep is a non-profit organization committed to assisting parents and families going through the difficult time when they experience an early infant loss. NILMDTS connects families with photographers in nearly every country and city (like myself and Tama Bradley in Fort Wayne, Indiana) and provides them with a DVD and a reproducible CD of the images of their baby. This free service to the community helps comfort grieving families by offering them something positive in the midst of tragedy…something beautiful in honor and remembrance of their child’s life.

At the conference, several nationally-known businesses were also present for we professional photographers to mingle and network with. During my visit, I came across some GORGEOUS products that I now will be offering to you…my fabulous clients! I simply couldn’t resist them and I know you won’t want to either!

For weddings, I have offered flush mount albums since they hit the market. They are FABULOUS, you know? Thank goodness our only option is no longer just paper-mounted corners whose glue fades or chinsy proof albums whose plastic falls apart. Flush mounts are in a category all their own – worth EVERY dime. Flush mount albums are bound hard cover books that page through just like the finest coffee table books. No more lugging the fragile behemoth with photos falling out on all sides—it’s all in one piece, just like a book – filled with beautiful photographs custom mounted to pages for memories to treasure. The smooth and durable pages plus the rich colors against custom-designed backgrounds are simply the best wedding albums available today.

Anyway…got off on a flush-mount-happy tangent there. : )

At the conference, I ran into the folks from Finao (I’d seen them online but was excited to be able to meet them in person). Now…let me back up. I’ve been in the wedding photography industry for 10 years now so I’ve seen a ton of products and companies come and go. Finao’s quality and range of options stopped me completely in my tracks. Finao makes flush mount albums with attitude. And, let’s just be honest. The people who choose me as their photographer are looking for images with attitude…not just everyday posed and boring photographs. So, Finao is a perfect match for me. Their albums offer exquisite quality combined with fabulous leathers and upgrade options like a Canvas or ICE (acrylic) cover. Move away from the ordinary towards the extraordinary! Their leathers range from quality basics to the hottest looks around. Their goal is “being better, being different and being excellent.” And let me tell you – they ARE!

I am officially incorporating the Finao albums into my product line over the next few weeks (along with a launch of a new Web site in just a short while – woo hoo!). I will get my samples in in about two weeks, so if you want to see them, give me a ring and we’ll go grab coffee and I’ll bring all the fun new goodies for you to touch and feel!

By the way – when it’s not raining or freezing cold (nice spring, eh?) – let’s update your family portrait! Fort Wayne is just BURSTING with stunning flowers right now. Beat the summer rush!