A summer wedding at their family’s property in Winamac, Indiana, where they individually got ready with their closest friends before they shared in their private first look moment followed by a butterfly release at their wedding ceremony for those who could not be with them that day, then ending the night at the Knights of Columbus with good food, tear-jerking speeches, the best company, and plenty of dancing—this was Stephanie & Dalton’s special day.
Welcome to the world Laina Rae Ditmire. She was born strong and healthy on June 29th, 2021, at 8:29pm weighing 6 lbs. 11 oz. and measuring 19 inches to an excited momma, Dominique, and proud dad, Brandon. They went in to be induced the evening before, but due to some unexpected complications they decided to go forward with an emergency c-section later the next day. Everything went as planned after that and Laina Rae was happy and healthy. Everyone is so grateful to have this surprise girl in the world now.
A warm summer wedding at their family church, Shiloh Christian Church, in Logansport, Indiana, where they gifted one another with hand written notes and a new bible before walked down the aisle to see each other for the first time surrounded by some of their closest friends and family, then ending the night at the Cass County Fairgrounds with good food, tear-jerking speeches, the best company, and plenty of dancing—this was Ashley & Austin’s special day.
After COVID cancellations and reschedules, these two were finally able to tie the knot as husband and wife on this beautiful sunny spring day in Kokomo, Indiana. Abby & Ryan shared a touching first look in a beautiful brick alley way downtown before spending the early afternoon with their closest friends and heading to their personal residence for a decorated ceremony in a mowed patch of field. After saying their vows they shared a kiss as husband and wife and headed to their reception site under a white tent in their backyard where they ended the night with cake and pie, dancing, and a confetti filled evening—this was Abby & Ryan’s special day.
Anne & Billy first reached out to me wanting to schedule a family session. After talking more with Anne, I quickly learned that what her and Billy needed was more of an intimate couple’s session for just the two of them. Anne told me, “we have been together for 15 years, married 12, [and] haven’t had our pictures taken professionally since we had gotten engaged.” They thought it was time they finally got pictures together again!
It started as an overcast spring morning and turned into the sunniest warm day with the most perfect weather at Daniel’s Vineyard in McCordsville, Indiana, where Megan & Chris prepped in their private rooms with their closest friends and family for their wedding day filled with a bright outdoor wedding, heartfelt speeches, the sweetest cheesecakes in this beautiful vineyard and finishing off the night with a blood pumping, dance-filled reception and sparkler send off—this was Megan & Chris’s special day.
Hey, Danyell here! Today, I wanted to talk a bit about what it’s like working together with your spouse. When you book with LVP Studios, you’re booking to work with a husband and wife team–so, what does that mean for you? Thankfully, Trevor and I love working together. We’ve been doing it ever since we met while working together at our corporate jobs. So, assisting each other as a team, accomplishing tasks side by side, and creating the perfect day for you is something we can do with ease (and have been doing so for years)!
We can’t wait to meet baby Ditmire later this summer. Dominique & Brandon are expecting!! We want to share a huge congratulations to these two and their little one who is scheduled to join them July 2021. I had the wonderful opportunity to take maternity photos for this growing family at the Tippecanoe River State Park in Winamac, Indiana. Dominique & Brandon were so fun to hang out with, we chatted a lot, and Dom was even willing to get in the river for some amazing “wild child” photos. I am already so grateful to be able to call these two friends and can’t wait to smother their little one in love!!
Their sunny spring wedding day started with these two getting ready and amped for their big day with their friends. Then, an intimate and private first look at the park, followed by celebratory group photos before heading to their ceremony site at the Knox, Indiana, Community Center. They walked down the aisle and escorted each other up onto a stage to be presented as husband and wife in front of their closest friends and family. They ended the night with lots of meaningful speeches, good food, the best company, and lots of dancing with all those they cared about—this was Nichole & Zach’s special day.
Meeting with these two was so fun! We got together one evening at France Park in Logansport, Indiana, for their session. All of our wedding packages include an complimentary engagement session. Meaning, it’s included no matter what! We do this so that we can get to know you and your fiance even more. Also, having an engagement session prior to the big day makes your wedding day flow easier and gives you a preview of what to expect from us on your wedding day. Plus you get some stunning images that celebrate your time as an engaged couple.
Did you know that an engagement session is included in all of our wedding packages? We do this because having an engagement session prior to the big day makes your wedding day flow easier, and of course, provides you with even more AMAZING and lovely photographs of you and your soon-to-be spouse. It’s the perfect time […]
Engagement sessions are the perfect time for us to get to know each other much better. For Bailey & Kohl—this was our first opportunity to meet in person and chat about their proposal, engagement, and upcoming wedding plans. We met them at Fairfield Lakes Park in Lafayette, Indiana, one bright morning. The sun was just beginning to rise as we met early in the morning. Sunrise sessions have a different feeling than sunset. We love when we get the opportunity to wake up with a coffee and take pictures of our amazing couples and friends.
A small family wedding at the Grace Church in DeMotte, Indiana, surrounded lovingly by only their closest friends and family, followed by family photos outside under a stormy sky, and ending the night privately at home with a family dinner and company—this was Jordan & Austin’s special day.
A beautiful spring wedding at their family church, Howard-Miami Mennonite Church in Kokomo, Indiana, proceeding with an awe-inspiring first look moment under a beautifully blooming tree, then walking down the aisle surrounded by some of their closest friends and family before ending the night with good food made by family, tear-jerking speeches, the best company, and the signing of their marriage certificate to finally make it all official—this was Brooke & Alan’s special day.
With the redesign of our website that happened earlier this year, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to get new branding photos of ourselves. Sometimes the photogs and videogs love to be documented too. Actually, after thinking about it, we hadn’t previously had professional branding photos done at all. Usually we were just snapping quick photos of ourselves or trying our best to make it work with some random photos we’ve gotten from amazing clients taking behind the scenes pics. It was so fun to actually be on the other side of the camera, laughing, and showing our true personalities for you all to see!
We got together with this family of five early one Sunday morning for a chilly sunrise session at the Tippecanoe River State Park before heading over to The LVP Studio for some quick studio pictures of their three boys. I’ve gotten to hang out with them all a few times now for pictures and it’s always a blast!
It’s always a good session when I have the hardest time picking out just a few images to share. The Heims crew is actually family, so getting together to take photos after the birth of Nicole & Tyler’s newest little one was a real treat. It was nice to catch up and see the entire family at the Tippecanoe River State Park.
These are the cutest minimal milestone photos at The LVP Studio in Northern Indiana for baby Oliver. After 6 months of happy giggles, wide eyes, and so much growth, the Bahler family stopped by our studio for milestone photos. We love that we were able to capture the sparkle in Oliver’s eyes with this clean and simple backdrop. Keeping all of the focus on you and your little one’s growth is what these milestone sessions are all about.
Brittany first reached out to us when she found out she was pregnant. We had also just recently found out that we were pregnant too, so the baby fever was so high between us! We were super excited to be sharing these moments of great change with one another. Brittany wanted us to document their gender reveal and capture this important memory with photo and video to use as a their announcement online.
These two are such a gorgeous couple! I mean, come on?! How can you get any more perfect? We met them at Fairfield Lakes Park in Lafayette, Indiana, one glowy evening. The sun was just beginning to set but had a beautiful haze of clouds that allowed for the most dreamy of pictures. A couple hours before the sun sets is a perfect time to get pictures. This is what is called “Golden Hour” and creates gorgeously glowing pictures. And to top it all off Fairfield Lakes Park is quickly becoming one of our favorite places to get those warm toned and beautiful images for engagement pictures. Just perfect.
Our favorite part about being photographers and videographers is capturing precious moments and memories like these. We love that we can create relationships that bring life long clients so that we can watch them grow. It’s such a humbling thing to be a part of and an exciting thing for us to continue to document for your families.
We’re adding a new member to the LVP Studios team coming September 2021! Trevor and I are so excited to become parents this fall. We’ve actually shared the news via email with all of our 2021 brides because we wanted to reassure everyone that most couples are not affected by this, and we have plans in place for those that fall near our due date. We have received so many sweet and supportive messages back from our LVP Couples, and we can’t thank you all enough for celebrating this new journey with us.
An intimate winter wedding event at the Mill Creek Gardens bed and breakfast in Winamac, Indiana, walking down the aisle at their nearby Church of the Heartland surrounded lovingly by only their closest friends and family, proceeding with a touching first look moment down a grand staircase, and ending the night with meaningful speeches, good food, the best company, and a chilly sparkler send off—this was Haley & Trent’s special day.
Right before the snow started to melt I met these two at the Tippecanoe River State Park just outside of Winamac, Indiana for a winter wonderland engagement session. It was the best day—the sun shining, the brisk cold starting to lift, and the white snow glistening in every photo. They were troupers too as we pretended to be warm, walked down trails that had not been shoveled, and laughed it off as we all got snow in our shoes. I couldn’t have asked for a better session with Brooke & Alan.
An overcast and wintery wedding at Ross Camp in West Lafayette, Indiana, walking down the aisle in the A-Frame cabin set up with real pine trees and garland covered chairs surrounded by their closest friends and family, proceeding with a touching first look moment, and ending the night with meaningful speeches, good food, the best company, and lots of dancing with all those they cared about—this was Tori & Tyler’s special day.
This family committed to a hike with me… it was amazing!! We hiked maybe a mile into a trail at the Tippecanoe River State Park to take some breath taking photos in a pine tree forest. While we also hit up some of my tried and true spots at the park, I was so thankful that they were willing to walk a bit along a trail to let me take some stunning pine tree forest pictures.
Who are our winter fans? We know that the snowy season can be a beautiful time to take family pictures, but often people are scared of the cold. We all want to take cute pictures, but often don’t feel super cute all bundled up in our puffy winter coat, scarves wrapped up to our ears, and silly hats on. But we’re here to say that beautiful looking family pictures in the snow are still possible—and we have 3 tips for you!
A beautiful Friday the 13th wedding at County Line Orchard in Hobart, Indiana walking down the aisle in a barn set up between tables surrounded by their closest friends and family, proceeding with a touching first look moment, tear-jerking vows, and ending the night with meaningful speeches, good food, plenty of desserts, and dancing with all those they cared about—this was Kaitlyn & Sean’s special day.
The baby fever is real right now. We’ve had so many young ones in the studio lately that it feels like our own family has grown. We love getting together to do milestone sessions that showcase just how much these amazing babes have grown. Like little Leland here—he’s already 9 months old!!
Sunrise sessions have a different feeling than sunset. We love when we get the opportunity to wake up with a coffee and take pictures of our amazing couples. Courtney & Timothy met us at one of our tried and true spots–France Park, for some amazing sunrise engagement pictures. The fog on the water, the brisk air, and having the park all to ourselves just made the whole morning perfect!!
We’ve all achieved so much this year just by getting to this point. As everyone starts this new year with a hopeful mind and high spirits, it’s important to remember the struggles we all faced together during 2020. We want to remind you of the growth we have all made even during these hard times—because we know we have all learned so much, changed so much, and accomplished more than we could have imagined in this past year. This blog post is dedicated to all of you who helped support us in 2020 and continued to give us hope for achieving our dreams.
We have loved seeing this little boy growing. Having Colin and his family in the studio for our first ever milestone session at the new LVP Studio was such a blast. We played with lights, wore Santa hats, wrapped him up like a present, smashed a delicious cocoa cake, and finally wrapped up the session with a chocolatey bath.
A beautifully cold day when the leaves were still showing their gorgeous colors at The Allure in LaPorte, Indiana, where Danielle & John prepped in their private rooms with their closest friends and family for their big day filled with a heartwarming wedding, delicious food and cake in the stunning hall with plenty of hugs and greetings and even more tears of laughter and joy, and finally finishing off the night with dance-til-the-sun-don’t-shine type of reception—this was Danielle & John’s special day.
A windy fall afternoon at Burr Oak Barn in Culver, Indiana walking down the aisle in the barn set up between tables surrounded by their closest friends and family, heart felt letters, tear-jerking vows, and meaningful speeches, prayers, and more, and then finishing off the night with good food, plenty of desserts, and dancing with all those they cared about—this was Mandy & Coty’s special day.
The Cronan Family has purchased their first house!! Celebrating such a big milestone in their life is something that we are honored to have had the opportunity to capture. At LVP Studios our goal is to always help you commemorate your life’s important milestones with beautiful photos and videos. This means weddings, family growth, newborns, seniors, new homes, graduations, etc. We want to help you in capturing these memories and documenting your life.
This was a cold, overcast (and did I say cold?) day. But we made the most of it–between jumping into the vehicles just to warm up, running around in circles trying to get the blood flowing, and simply taking pictures at the speed of light, we got it done!! The Brockett family was so fun, loving, and care free which made the brisk session a breeze… get it?
Macy and her pup joined us for a session at the Tippecanoe River State Park. Taking pictures with dogs is sooo fun and requires a bit of patience, but when you get amazing and adorable shots like this we just can’t help ourselves but encourage everyone to bring their dog along. The connection between an owner and their pet is just as strong as family and they deserve to be documented too.
Tara & David will be getting married next year at Fair Oaks Farmhouse. We will be capturing their special day in September 2021 with photos and video, and can’t wait for their wedding! In the meantime, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to really get to know one another by doing some late fall engagement photos at the Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve in Chesterton, Indiana.
A fall overcast day with the leaves still showing their beautiful colors at The Barn at Willow Lake Event Center in North Vernon, Indiana, where Brittany & Robert prepped in their private rooms with their closest friends and family for their big day filled with an emotional outdoor wedding under an arch, a dance-all-night type of reception in the barn with so many heartfelt speeches and even more tears of laughter and joy, and finally finishing off the night with delicious food and cake—this was Brittany & Robert’s special day.
At LVP Studios we are open to any location! We have a few select spots that we love to shoot at, but in the end, you and your family can choose whatever is best for you. When Nicole first reached out about booking a possible family session, she had wanted to do something by their pond near their home. Unfortunately, plans for the whole family fell through, but we still made the best of it by getting fun and unforgettable pictures of her two little boys.
Remembering who came to your wedding can be done with timeless photos, authentic video, but almost more importantly, your guest book. One of our favorite things to look at from our own personal wedding is the guest book. There are so many different and creative ways to showcase who attended your wedding, allow for guests to write special notes, and remember the people who matter most to you. One of our favorite companies to recommend to our brides for ordering elegant wedding guest books is Basic Invite.
When I first met with Jeffra & Jared for coffee (before they had even booked their wedding with us) I could instantly feel the connection they both shared. Not only were they comfortable and confident with each other, but they seemed to work so well together like peanut butter and jelly. To be honest, I talked with them for over an hour. Not because we needed to, not because they necessarily had a ton of questions, but because we were just having such a great time chatting, getting to know one another, and talking about their relationship.
Photographers have a superpower—we can freeze time! Families grow and change so fast. Yearly photos sessions capture changes in our lives. They capture who you are at this point in time. Too often we can forget about our past. We can forget how cute our children were when they were little and before you know it they are off to college or getting married and having children of their own. It is important to document their growth and how our families have changed.
How can you not love these two? I mean, just look at those smiles!! When we arrived at the Tippecanoe River State park for their session you could instantly tell how comfortable and in love with each other Kiely & Cole were. We started with a few cozy pictures on a plaid blanket that they had brought and a pumpkin with a W for Cole’s (and soon to be Kiely’s) last name, and ended the session with piggy back rides, tons of kisses, and of course some swirling pictures too.
At LVP Studios we offer photography, videography, and package bundles to all of our couples who are getting married. We often book weddings for simply just videography, and when we do we still like to take the time to do an engagement session if possible. Scott and Jessica booked with us for their wedding as video only, but we still wanted to take the time to get to know them better before their big day. So, we teamed up with their photographer during their engagement session in order to make a video about their love story that they can cherish for a lifetime.
A beautiful overcast day with the sun peaking behind the clouds at Boondocks Farms in Knightstown, Indiana, where Shannon & Ryan prepped for their special day with their closest friends and family followed by a tear-filled outdoor wedding under an arch, a dance-all-night type of reception in the barn with heartfelt speeches and even more tears of laughter and joy, and finishing off the night with delicious food, cake, and a sparkler send off—this was Shannon & Ryan’s special day.
Ashley & Austin will be getting married next year at The Shiloh Christian Church in Logansport, Indiana. We will be capturing their special day in June 2021 with photos and can’t wait for their wedding! In the meantime, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to really get to know one another by doing some fall engagement photos at the Tippecanoe River State Park in Winamac, Indiana.
Our favorite season to take pictures is definitely fall (as I’m sure meany of you can agree with). And one of our favorite spots is France Park in Logansport, Indiana! We love the beach vibes, the colors of all of the trees in the backgrounds, as well as, climbing up a trail to take pictures right at the edge of the clips. But no matter where we take your pictures, it’s always about the smiles, laughter, and love that we can capture of you and your loved ones. Haley & Trent made this part easy with plenty of giggles, cute snuggly moments, and sweet kisses.
Hey, Danyell here! I’ve been sharing sneaks and little bits of our exciting secret on Instagram, but now we are ready to finally say WE HAVE A STUDIO! We are super thrilled to have this office space where we can not only continue to capture pictures of families and little ones into the cold months, but also have a place to meet with potential couples who want to book with us for their upcoming wedding. Our studio is also going to be where I work day in and day out getting everything edited and posted for all of you!
We’re wrapping up our last fall mini session post. This year, especially during the fall season, was such a success. We are so thankful to have had the opportunity to capture the memories and moments of so many amazing families and friends. There are plenty more session, weddings, etc. to be posted, but we wanted to take this time to thank each and every one of our fall mini session families for booking with us.
A windy day at their home in Elwood, Indiana spent getting ready for their wedding in their own farm house home and walking down the aisle set up in their backyard surrounded by their closest friends and family, and then finishing off the night with good food, cupcakes and cake, and the amazing company of all those they cared about—this was Jennifer & Shawn’s special day.
Like most Midwest families, the Streitmatters’ world revolves around agriculture, livestock, and their faith. They have awesome parents who raised them to work hard and more importantly for them to give God the glory! When I asked Hannah (the daughter who booked with us) to tell us something unique about their large family she said, “The more we grow in size the closer we seem to get! While each person is in a different phase of life, it keeps things interesting and always exciting.”
Nothing screams fall more than cozy blankets, pizza, wine, and football. These sisters/best friends, Ali & Lexi, took our fall minis to the next level… we joked around, laughed sooo much, ate pizza, and just made the session all about cuddly, friendly, fall vibes.
A beautiful day with the sun shining bright on their family farm in Monterey, Indiana, causally getting ready with their closest friends and family followed by a rustic outdoor wedding in their front lawn, an exciting reception in their barn with heartfelt speeches and tears of laughter and joy, and finishing off the night with loads of dancing, delicious food, cake, and donuts, and lots of hugs from loving friends—this was Katie & Stone’s special day.
One of the very first questions we typically ask our brides when creating a timeline is, “Are you going to have a First Look?” This structures the day, determines what pictures can be done before and after the ceremony, and determines our recommendations on time and 2nd shooters. We recommend you do a First Look; however, when we ask this question there is never a right or wrong answer—you can do your big day however you want to do it! It is important to know what you and your fiance are wanting in terms of seeing each other before the walk down the aisle.
Fall Mini Sessions are underway!! I was so excited to see Emily and her girls’ names pop up on my calendar again for the second year in a row. They were a blast to take pictures with last year, and the same was true this time around. I’m hoping to see them for pictures every fall season–how fun would that be??
I have known the Dickson family for a very long time. I can remember playing with Baleigh from elementary age all the way up into our teenage high school years. Her and I went to school together, and even got so close as to call each other best friends. But like with most people, we drifted apart after high school and went our separate ways. This session, however, was an amazing opportunity for us all to reconnect!! And we even went out for dinner afterwards! Pictures truly cannot do this beautiful family justice—their hearts are so pure.
Oh my gosh the leaves are changing and it’s beautiful! You’re noticing the leaves, the crisp breeze, the people bundling up in flannels and scarves. It’s actually one of our favorite times of the year. If you’re looking for some fall inspiration, something fun to do together as a family, a way to document this current moment, then we’ve got you covered.
A chilly summer morning spent getting ready at home, then traveling to a bright and beautiful ceremony location at Avalon Manor Banquet Center in Merrillville, Indiana, followed by a reception with amazing speeches and tears of laughter, and finally finishing off the night with an epic band, the best cake ever, and tons of dancing—this was Kaycie & Brad’s special day.
Have you and your fiance decided that you want to do a First Look? We’ve talked about what a First Look is, went over some of the Pros and Cons of a first look, and even talked about why we recommend that you should do a First Look on many different blog posts. So now that you’ve hopefully made your decision we have a few tips for getting that perfect First Look moment.
The Binkley family was beautiful. I loved getting to know everyone on this wonderful evening at the Tippecanoe River State Park in Winamac, Indiana. Raelyn (mom) told me that she doesn’t typically purchase school pictures. It is a tradition of theirs’ to hire a photographer every year for amazing pictures that better capture the personality of all of her children, and I was honored that LVP Studios was chosen to be their photographer this year.
During their family session, the Singletons also wanted to celebrate Case’s 1st birthday by documenting a cake smash. They had brought an icing covered blue cake to the session with a C on top for Case. This ornery boy was so ready to dive right into it and brought nothing but smiles and sass to the session. We loved his jeans and suspenders attire (even if all he really wanted to do was just take them off).
Sometimes weddings are the only time that your whole family can get together for a nice dressed up picture. But for most people, family photos probably aren’t what you’re really excited about when it comes to your wedding day. It can seem really overwhelming to get everyone together, smiling, and focused during a wedding day with a strict timeline. However, we’ve got good news for you: family photos on your wedding day do not have to be that thing that you dread! In fact, they can be a total breeze.
A dewy summer afternoon at their church for the ceremony, a lunch with close friends and family, followed by a reception with their fun-loving friends and family at The Barn at Sioux Monti, and then finishing off the night with salsa and chips, cupcakes, and tons of dancing,—this was Katie & Andy’s special day.
Tori & Tyler will be getting married later this year at Ross Camp. We will be doing photos and video at their winter wonderland themed wedding in December and can’t wait for their big day! In the meantime, we thought it was the perfect opportunity to really get to know one another by doing some sunset engagement photos at France Park in Logansport, Indiana.
This couple may look familiar to you. We photographed their engagement session early this summer and will also be filming and photographing their wedding later this year. When they reached out to us again to capture some family photos, we were super excited to get to know their clan even more. This is the future Mr. & Mrs. Singleton, as well as, their children, and their parents—what a bright and colorful bunch!
Your important milestones should be captured with photos and video! If you’re a family who is wanting to commemorate your family’s milestones, then sometimes photos alone aren’t enough to capture the emotion of your ornery boys or the giggles of your new babies. No matter what phase of life your family is currently in, your family will only experience this special time once. Whether your family is growing with one on the way, or your oldest is a graduating high school, we can ensure you that adding video to your family photo session will only enhance the experience. The videos and photos that we create have always been as a means to hold a moment in time–something you can review for years and years to come.
A beautifully sunny afternoon at the most perfect venue, The Willow Creek Barn in Frankfort, Indiana followed by a reception with their fun-loving friends and family, and then finishing off the night with a game of corn hole and plenty of dancing together as husband and wife—this was Michelle & Austin’s special day.
Lately I’ve been going through lots of family photo albums. I have been spending a lot more time at my Grandma’s house going through old shoeboxes full of pictures and albums that are literally falling apart at the seams. But without fail, whenever I go through these images or show them again to someone else, the world seems to light up one notch. Pictures evoke memories! Even if you can’t personally recall the moment, there’s something about a picture that tells a story of a past time that makes you smile no matter what.
Nichole & Zach will be getting married next year on a private residence in May. We are honored to have taken family pictures, newborn pictures, these engagement pictures, and soon wedding pictures and video for this amazing family as they continue to grow. We’ve been able to document their love for each other as well as their two little boys every step of the way.
Finding a photographer that will work for you is very important. There are so many amazing photographers out there who do great work, but how do you know who to choose? There are a few questions that you need to be sure to ask every family photographer before you book in order to ensure that you are selecting the right person for you. Pretty pictures are the result, but having a great experience and trusting that you picked the most perfect photographer for your family is extra important too.
Monica & Thad heard about LVP Studios from our good friend, and fellow photographer, Gina. Due to the current global pandemic, these two decided that they would have a ceremony and short cake cutting reception with their closest family and friends, but then plan a larger reception later next year. And with that being said, they suddenly had an urge to film the event to share with everyone else who could not attend their ceremony this year. What a great use of video, and why video is so important on your wedding day.
You’ve spent months to maybe even years planning out the perfect wedding. Some of you may even have had a plan in mind for your wedding day since you were little. Either way, you’ve put a ton of time and energy into planning out your wedding, and you want it to be nothing short of perfect. So naturally, you are going to want all of your photographs and video clips to reflect how much work you’ve put into making this day stunning. That’s where this checklist comes in!! Don’t stress about making sure that you get all of the right photos you need… we’ve got you covered.
Due to COVID, Kathy & Jeff had made the tough decision to post-pone their wedding an entire year. They called their vendors, pushed everything back, and started the count down to being married all over again. However, early Friday afternoon on the one year mark before their big day Kathy called us asking if we could help film their quick elopement at the Swinging Bridge in the Winamac Town Park along the Tippecanoe River. Kathy & Jeff had made a last minute decision to just get married, and do their reception next year.
Alyson & Parker had planned their big day in the midst of restrictions, shut downs, and a global pandemic, but when the day finally came they were simply excited to share their love with their friends and family. They planned their big day at the Teaberry Hill Estates Church in Medaryville, Indiana, their reception scheduled to be at the Jasper County Fairgrounds, and to everyone’s excitement the restrictions were lifted the day of their wedding!
If you’ve inquired with us about booking a wedding or have seen our price guide, then you’ll notice that we offer options for a second shooter. We understand that finding, booking and paying for one shooter is enough work. But before you brush off the idea of multiple photographers as unnecessary, know there are some very valid reasons for having more than one to capture your day. Sometimes it’s hard knowing all on your own whether one is necessary or not, so we’ve put together some quick information about why we personally recommend that a second shooter is always a good idea to add on.
A small intimate wedding ceremony focused on family and friends at France Park in Logansport, Indiana which included the most adorable first look moments, special vows and letters read to each other, and all as the sun set over the beautiful waterfall—this was Emily & Tyler’s special day.
A rescheduled wedding at the most perfect venue, Mustard Seed Gardens in Noblesville, Indiana followed by a reception with their closest friends and family, and then wrapping the night with stunning sunset moments as husband and wife—this was Abby & Ben’s special day.
We’ve posted about The Perfect Wedding Day Timeline, but we understand that sometimes that order of events doesn’t work for everyone, so here’s a breakdown of some important wedding day events to keep in mind as you’re creating your timeline. Be sure to stay aware of these important sections when making your wedding day itinerary.
Get the party poppers ready for another 2020 graduate. We need to be extra celebratory for this years high school and college graduates because we all know they’ve missed out on a lot of the traditional applause. Blake Bailey is my littlest sister (I actually have two sisters that were supposed to graduate this year—see Sara’s pictures here). We’ve been taking Blake’s senior pictures off and on since last summer, and we captured portraits during most of the seasons throughout the year. I’m finally getting around to make a blog post to show all all of her senior portraits… isn’t that just what being the littlest sister is all about, haha!
The First Look. The debated question. To First Look or not to First Look? If you’re not familiar with what a First Look is—it’s a chance for you and your husband to see each other before your official wedding ceremony! It’s that magical moment when your soon-to-be husband first sets eyes on you, the beloved bride, and both your emotions come rushing out. So, do you want to have one or do you want to see each other for the first time as you walk down the aisle? Here are the pros and the cons of a First Look.
Our favorite sessions are always those that are taken in nature. One of our favorite spots is the Tippecanoe River State Park! There are tons of options at the Nature Center, certain trails, and even (carefully) standing in the middle of the road makes for a great shot. But no matter where we take your pictures, it’s always about the smiles, laughter, and love that we can capture of you and your loved ones. Mandy and Coty made this part easy with plenty of giggles, snuggly moments, and sweet kisses.
Graduation—for some, it would be happening right around now. That moment they walk, shake hands, and receive their diploma. But sadly this isn’t happening. Everything is coming in the mail and celebrations are happening at home alone. However, when we get a chance to smile, celebrate the victory that is graduation, and maybe even pop some champagne we’re going to take it! We were so glad to get out and take some graduation images for Sara and her friends at Purdue University in Lafayette, IN.
While most of your wedding day is about documenting those unplanned moments or those ‘just married’ mushy bits, we realize that family photos are just as important. Having a planned family shot list on your wedding day is important for a few reasons. But mostly, it’s much easier to make thoughtful decisions about which photos you’d like when you aren’t in the middle wedding day chaos. You’ll go into the day knowing that the important shots are on the list.
With everything that is happening in the world—the coronavirus, the global shut downs, the enforcement of nonessential businesses to close, and so on—we have not been able to shoot some of our scheduled sessions, weddings, and other events that we were very much looking forward to. However, recent news from Indiana and our local government has granted that we can officially begin to take outdoor sessions as long as social distancing is practiced. I am so glad that we were able to kick off this exciting chapter with Katie and Andy’s engagement session!!
Unless you’re in the wedding industry too, or have had your fair share of moments as a bridesmaid, it can often seem very overwhelming when it comes to planning a wedding. Hair, make-up, flowers, pictures, video, music, catering, cakes, and the list goes on and on… what are you to do? There are all of these things to plan, but also a timeline to be made. Who shows up when? How much time do you need for this and that? If you don’t have the answers to these questions, don’t panic! We’re here to provide you with assistance and a baseline for where to begin.
Oh my gosh the sun is shining and it’s beautiful! Spring is here. You’re noticing the flowers, the warmth, the people going out and getting fresh air. It’s actually one of our favorite times of the year. If you’re looking for some spring inspiration, something fun to do together as a family, a way to document this current moment, then we’ve got you covered.
The First Look is an amazing part of the wedding day! It is when you and your soon-to-be spouse will get to see each other for the first time and you will get to have that moment captured in your portraits and video. It’s typically a private moment, away from guests and family, where you both can see each other for the first time. It’s different than the walk down the aisle, it’s a chance to see your lover, your best friend, your everything before the ceremony even begins.
We are thrilled to announce that we are now offering Drone and Aerial footage free of charge with all of our packages that include video!! Flying a drone, even for wedding events, requires special authorization by the FAA. We took the time to get properly licensed, and are now ready for take-off.
Chelsea and Christian became husband and wife at Taylor Chapel UMC in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was a very intimate affair as they broke bread and shared wine with all of their guests. Row by row their families and beloved friends came to the front of the church to accept communion from Chelsea and Christian. They had family members sing and read scriptures before they said their vows and left the sanctuary officially as Mr. and Mrs. Young.
Introducing the gorgeous, spunky, beautiful, and creative Faith Pratt. Faith reached out to me on Instagram about doing her Senior Portraits which is something I’ve only dabbled in, but I am so happy with the way that these turned out. We spent one wintry afternoon shooting at places around downtown Winamac and ended up down at the Winamac Town Park to finish it off.
Hey, it’s Danyell! This past weekend (Thursday, Friday, and Saturday) I attended the In Focus Marketing Summit hosted by Jasmine Norris and Victoria Rayburn. The In Focus Marketing Summit is a photography workshop that focuses on marketing strategies to grow your business. Myself and six other photographers studied subjects like identifying and targeting our dream customers, developing and communicating our brand, creating content marketing strategies for blogs and social media, building client focused websites that inspire website visitors to take action, optimizing our websites for search engines, and more.
While I know that wedding photos are a must, there are certain things that photos just can’t capture the same way that videos can. The posed shots, beautiful still moments, and glimpses of emotion are perfectly captured by a good photographer. But your vows, the first dance, laughter and crying, the speeches given by the most important people to you; all of these things (and so much more) can’t be captured with photos.
Baby showers are a family’s first opportunity to gather together as a part in this new child’s life. For Baleigh and Levi this meant coming together with both of their families, connecting, and showing their love. It was such an honor to be invited to document this joyous time before Baby B makes his appearance […]
If you have a wedding coming up you probably have a checklist of vendors you need to book, things you need to buy, and hundred of to-do’s that you need to accomplish. One of those things on your list may be a wedding videographer. Now, you may be debating whether or not a wedding videographer is something that you need to be spending your money on, so I am going to tell you the five reasons that you really do need a videographer at your wedding.
Hey, Danyell here, and today I want to talk about how memory keeping can become a business. There are multiple ways: you can start an online store, share your endeavors on YouTube, write a blog, or even start a business that helps others memory keep too (and so much more). But that’s where my focus is–helping others memory keep. I love helping others achieve their memory keeping goals, understand that this doesn’t have to be something hard, and that their stories are meant to be captured, documented, and saved.
Dear baby Colin, Boy, you are so loved! Loved by your mommy, daddy, and big brother. But also, loved by so many others that you do not even know. Photographing you within your home was like a dream come true. Not for a second did you want to close your eyes—but rather, you insisted to […]
Dear Clough Family, You were the first family to let me try taking pictures, and for that I will always appreciate you. As my business continues to grow, so does your family!! I had a blast photographing you all during our time in Kansas for the holidays. I seriously cannot wait to go back in […]
Healthy Bites Kitchen is a meal prep and small scale catering service located in little ol’ Winamac. They are an amazing resource to our small community, and Brandi loves being involved in all things Pulaski Co (which is how I met her). Their team is dedicated to providing quality, healthier food options for you to […]
Welcome to the world Colin!! He was born early on December 4, 2019. Nichole (mom) and I have been talking about his appearance for many months, and the moment she went into labor I was more than excited to see this beautiful boy. Within the first 48 hours, I made a trip over to the […]
Kacie, Alex, (and Bailey), I had so much fun at the State Park with all three of you! Thank you for letting me take your winter pictures of your cute little family. Bailey was so great to work with, and I’m glad we got to sneak in a few birthday pictures for her. We got […]
Dear Swartzell Family, Seeing your family farm sold was such a somber moment. Thank you for allowing me to document this home as it currently is. I enjoyed playing in the leaves with your kids, petting the horses across the street, and meeting all of you! As you all continue to grow and expand your […]
Dear Future Mr. & Mrs. Leever, I am so thrilled to be able to document the story of your love. Spending an early morning with both of you was the best way to bond, learn about one another, and try to stay warm (haha). Thank you for kissing every time I asked, sharing your story […]
Hello friends, I am so thankful for all of you. As I sat around the table with my family and close friends, I couldn’t help but think of this business and all of my amazing clients. I was the person during Thanksgiving taking pictures of everyone and videotaping the event. And I just want to […]
Dear Kough Family, Thank you for inviting me to your event to take family photos. It is so wonderful to see so many people getting together for the love of family and friends. As the holidays are upon us, I am constantly reminded of the necessity of pictures—this is such a joyous and heartfelt time […]
Dear Boos Family & Community, This event may have brought me to tears closer than any other before! Seeing a community come together so strong to support a family in need is why I am so proud to call Winamac my home. Please join us all in continually helping to lift Matt and his family […]
Dear Dagenais’s, This day was the coldest day thus far; however, a family full of so much love for one another can bring warmth to any time of year. A special thank you to all of you for coming out to the Christmas tree farm with me on this exceptionally frigid afternoon. I loved that […]
Emily, Ellie, & Parker, I know that this day started out to be a little bit chillier than expected, but I am so glad that we were able to warm up, dance, laugh, and play in the fall leaves. Whenever I re-watch your video for about the 1000th time I can’t help but smile from […]
Dear Cronan’s, One fall evening is not enough time to capture the playfulness, joy, and love that you all share. Thank you for allowing me film and photograph this tiny glimpse of what it’s like to be part of your family. I loved playing on the slide, running around in the leaves, and laughing with […]
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Wolff, Marriage is about committing yourself to this one person, creating a partnership between two souls, and always loving and forgiving. This is something the two of you did years ago, but now it’s finally official! Thank you for allowing me to document this special day. The way that you both […]
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Coday, Time and time again, I am in awe of the love shared between each of the couples I work with. Your wedding was no different. I often struggle to put into words just how grateful I am that I get to be part of all of these special days. Thank […]
Dear King’s, Thank you for choosing to weather the storm and meet with me at the park. When it rains on the day of your family picture session, most would reschedule, but not you! I am so grateful that you all were ready to take some fall pictures no matter the weather… and it actually […]
Dear Katie and Maddie, Your wedding was the most joyful, festive, and jubilant celebration of love that we have ever attended. Being able to bear witness to two amazing and confident people pledging their lives to one another without any barriers brings tears to our eyes still to do this day. We loved how absolutely […]
Dear Nicole and Zach, Your family is absolutely adorable!! I am so grateful to have met you two, as well as little Jax. Thank you for letting me document this time in your life, and letting me tell the story of your family. I am very excited about the idea of capturing future moments as […]
Nicolette, Brenden, & Elliot, Thank you so much for inviting me into your home and letting me make cookies with you all. I loved that you lived carefree and threw flour and sugar everywhere. I loved that you always knew exactly what you wanted and how you were going to make your cookies. And most […]
The Parsons, Never have we experienced a more warm and open family as yours. Thank you for taking us in, iniviting us to dinner, and showing us the joys of coming together as a family. We had so much fun playing with the boys outside, prepping for your family tradition of Sunday dinner, and feeding […]
Dear Gary and Angie, Blending a family isn’t about making everything the same, it’s about mixing two things to make something new. When two families combine, they create a new definition of love. Family doesn’t mean blood, marriage, or anything in between. Family is only defined by life’s greatest blessing, by a group that dreams, […]
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Garland, Thank you for allowing me to capture your special day. Being able to tell your story, one full of life, love, friends, and family, was a true blessing. Never have I witnessed such friendship between you all and your bridal party. And the support you had from all of your […]
The Lamia’s, Thank you for inviting us to your home and offering such hospitality while we were there. Your garden and landscaping is lovely, and we’re both so excited to see how you continue to spruce everything up. Playing in the yard with the boys was fun and relaxing. Little boys are such a treat. […]
MaKenzie, Graduation is an exciting time. It’s both an ending and a beginning. An ending to your high school time, and the start of your big college dreams. As you finish off your senior year, remember that your next journey is the beginning of anything you want. A time to continue to grow, shine, and […]
The Siebert’s, I am so proud of you all! You have made a wonderful home for yourselves. Thank you for inviting me last week to come out and spend some time on your farm. I loved that I could take pictures, play with little Delilah, and give Lucy lots of pets. You are all seriously […]
The Kruzick’s, You all are a great bunch! I am so thankful that you offered lunch and let me hang out for the day with you in your normal Sunday routine. I am still in awe that your family meets every Sunday to get together, have good times, and catch up. I felt so loved, […]
The Bailey’s, I had so much fun going with you all to France Park. It was such a fabulous way to spend a beautiful day. We walked the trails, saw a snake on the waterfall, played in the water, and got toasted from the sun. Also, (to the Kasten’s) thank you for choosing me to […]
Nicole & Kai, You were so fun to play with. Kai, thank you for showing me how you drive your cool jeep, how you can do a flip on the trampoline, how you swing on your jungle gym, and how you can run fast to pop all the bubbles. I laughed so much at your […]
The LVP Blog is where you get to know us, where you meet our LVP Brides and Families and see their beautiful videos and pictures, where we have been building an archive of resources for you to learn all there is to know about capturing your memories, and where we let you see a peek into our life, our why, our love story, and meet our family too.
We have helped numerous couples, families, new mothers, and more capture their story that they can cherish for a lifetime. We ensure you that we capture the memories of your special day with your legacy in mind. Our job is to contain the essence of what is you and bottle it into a video and photo gallery that can last a lifetime. The videos and photos that we create have always been as a means to hold a moment in time--something you can review for years and years to come.
"I’m obsessed with the pictures Danyell captured! I cannot wait to put them up on our walls. Also, Thank you so much for holding a tennis ball to keep our pups attention. Haha. We look forward to doing more in the future."
"We had an incredible experience with LVP Studios! Danyell made us feel so comfortable and truly captured the emotions of the day. I️ had many friends tell me they cried watching the video- proves how well Danyell captured the day and put it in to a beautiful video. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!"
"Danyell is absolutely amazing! Not only did we get a copy of all the pictures, but she also puts countless hours into making a video of each session which is honestly my favorite part! She takes her time to get to know you on a personal level, to me that makes the session go smooth!
"I am so so thankful we decided to have a videographer to capture our big day. I have watched my video over & over and cry every time! Danyell captures everything and more than what you could/would want and pays attention to the little details that matter."
"Danyell is amazing! She was so sweet and patient. She was great with my kids and made our session a lot of fun! Our pictures are great, and the video is amazing! It is so awesome to have a video memory of our session! I am already looking forward to our next session with LVP Studios!"
"LVP Studios did such an amazing job capturing our special day! Our highlight video is better than I could ever imagine! Danyell was so easy to work with from day one and worked so hard to make sure our timeline was perfect!"
"Danyell did a fantastic job capturing our wedding day!! She made us feel extremely comfortable with her! We had a “pandemic wedding” and having it all on tape to show the friends/family that we couldn’t invite to the wedding is something we will always treasure!!"
"Danyell was awesome and very patient with my crazy rambunctious girls! We had a great time taking our fall pictures with lots of laughs! I can’t stop watching our video!"