A beautiful day at The Sixpence in Whitestown, Indiana spent getting ready with their bridal party, sharing in loads of first look moments, saying their precious vows in front of their closest family and friends, and then finishing off the night with dinner, amazing speeches, tons of dancing, and riding off in a vintage car for their first night together as husband and wife—this was Madison & Chas’s special day.
These two are goofy. And as the saying goes, “love is someone you can be silly with.” I love taking their photos because we can always laugh together, capture that perfect sultry shot, and then banter back and forth, all within a matter of 3 minutes, haha!! I got together again with Nichole and Zach Duplay for their complimentary anniversary session to celebrate one year of marriage! While I’ve seen them maybe a few times since their wedding last year, it was so nice to actually take this session time to catch up, capture some fun photos, and laugh together as the sun set. They make my job easy!
Welcome to the world Malachi Ryan Mast. He was born strong and healthy on May 7th, 2022, at 10:30am weighing 7 lbs. 11 oz. and measuring 19.5 inches to an excited momma, Brooke, and proud dad, Alan Mast. After birth, they shared, “A lot of prayers have gone out for this little guy. We appreciate all the love and support!”
You’re always deserving of a photoshoot on your birthday. Levi and his family came to us to document Levi’s 7th birthday which photos of him. We were able to walk around the Nature Center at the Tippecanoe River State Park and get pictures of Levi to document his growth. Our favorite photos are the ones of him in his sunglasses.
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I need to start this post by saying: I narrowed down a gallery of almost 150 images to these few you see in the blog. While I do this with every session, something about this one just felt so much harder. I wanted to keep every single one of Charlotte’s cute little scrunched up faces, I wanted to showcase all of her silly expressions, and I couldn’t bear to remove any photos even though I know that to most they would feel like duplicate images. The many faces of Charlie cannot be contained.
Mckenzie & Nate “go back years” as they say. High school sweethearts turned long term relationship! They shared with us how being together for over eight years has brought them lots of ever changing love, learning, and continued commitment to one another. McKenzie told us that she’s “most excited about FINALLY being married!” And to celebrate their engagement and upcoming wedding, we got together for some beautiful, flower-filled engagement photos at Ogden Gardens in Valparaiso, Indiana.
You may recognize these lovely faces from a blog post we did around this time last year. Jordan & Austin celebrated their one year anniversary with a huge party—otherwise known as, finally celebrating their wedding reception.
Happy birthday to this cute 1 year old!! Rhett turned ONE a week after these photos were taken, and we were so happy to have him in the studio to celebrate with pictures and a cupcake. You may notice that we like to keep our sessions as clean and minimal as possible, and we lean towards using our white backdrop almost every time we’re in the studio. This is because we believe that your photos should be captured authentically, with you and your little ones as the center-piece. But most importantly, we believe that your photos should be timeless and using clean and minimal aesthetics does just that.
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We’re at that age where it seems that everyone we know is having babies… and we especially love when we get to see previous wedding clients having babies!!! Around this time last year we were celebrating Brooke & Alan’s wedding, and now we’re celebrating their pregnancy and future son! We can’t wait to meet their little one.
This smiley boy is Skylar. He was the cutest, happiest boy for his minimal milestone photos at The LVP Studio in Northern Indiana. After 6 months of learning to laugh, growing big and strong, and so much love from grandparents, the Hintz family stopped by our studio for milestone photos. We love that we were able to capture his new ability to sit with our clean and simple backdrop. At LVP Studios we try to keep the focus on you and your little one’s growth because that’s what these milestone sessions are all about.
This is Leland. I feel like you all must know him by now for sure because we’ve documented his 6 month photos for him with his family, his 9 month photos in the studio during Christmas time, his one year old cake smash session that was themed around fishing, and now this one–a “two the moon” birthday bash for this big two year old!! These photos actually came from two different sessions. First we met with Leland and his mom, Baleigh, for a mommy & me session (indoors and outdoors), then the following week we got back together for family photos which included Leland’s dad, Levi, and his actual cake smash.
Margo’s family came to us with a vision in mind. They wanted a vintage inspired Victorian looking milestone photoshoot for their little one year old. Since we typically like to call our style “true to color” we wanted to keep our same look while still meeting the wishes of Margo’s family–because, come one, these images […]
nd get comfortable before snapping any pictures. Once he got warmed up with me and the LVP Studio I was able to learn he loves to walk, he can babble, like to play peek-a-boo with mom and dad, and of course loves to play with balloons.
A chilly winter day in Delphi at the Parish House on Union spent getting ready with their closest friends and family, saying their vows in a gorgeous historic church with stained glass windows, and finally finishing off dancing together as husband and wife—this was Ashton & Christopher’s wedding day.
Documenting those important milestones of your little one are so fun. Brody and his mama came into the studio right around his first birthday. At The LVP Studio in Northern Indiana we focus on minimal and clean backdrops. We love that we were able to capture the Brody’s mouth open smile, watch him practice standing, and of course get pictures of all of those ornery little faces he makes. Keeping all of the focus on you and your little one’s growth is what these milestone sessions are all about.
We’ve all been tested over and over again these last couple of years. It’s been especially difficult to grow a business, but thanks to all of our amazing clients we’ve been successful even with the struggles of the world making each accomplishment even more rewarding. In last year’s recap we said something that I want to reiterate again this year as it still rings true–“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 2021 and continued to give us hope for achieving our dreams.
Often people shy away from winter photos (unless there’s snow on the ground), but this year we have been lucky because the beginning of the season weather has been quite mild. We were able to get together with this big bunch, the Smith family, for family photos. They were such a fun, loving, and care free group which made this winter sunset session a breeze.
We love all of our couples, but we especially love when we get to work with them over and over again. We’ve been able to do family photos, engagement photos, wedding photos, and more for these two!! Before the new year, we got together again with Mandy and Coty Singleton for their complimentary anniversary session to celebrate one year of marriage!
Little Halle came by the studio for some absolutely adorable 1yo pictures. Of course she came sporting her favorite bell bottom pants and tons of pink & cow print. She showed us how she could stand and even let me play with her little stuffed cow.
8 lbs. 12 oz. and measuring 22.5 inches to an excited momma, Alexis, and proud dad, Dylan Swartzell. After birth, they shared, “Momma and little miss are doing well. Dad is a rockstar.”
truly appears that they have each found their soul mate. Riley specifically said, “We are old souls [that] enjoy the outdoors and hanging out with our cute pup, Ava.” We did their engagement photos at the Tippecanoe River State Park in Winamac, Indiana when all of the fall leaves had nearly fallen to the ground. They also brought along their pup for precious pictures with her too.
An overcast fall day spent getting ready with their bridal party at NV Salon before their special first look moment followed by an even more beautiful and indoor wedding at Meadow Springs in Francesville, Indiana, decorated with black draper, pampas grass, and elegant greenery. Then they finished off the evening at their reception with best friends and family celebrating their first night together as husband and wife with fireworks—this was Tricia & Logan’s special day.
Brittany & Paul met us at the Fairfield Lakes Park in Lafayette, Indiana for their engagement session photos and video. They have chosen LVP Studios to document their wedding day with photo and video. At LVP Studios we offer photography, videography, and package bundles to all of our couples who are getting married. Some of […]
Logansport. Just like last year, I was so excited to see Emily and her girls’ names pop up on my calendar again. This was our third year in a row doing pictures together. They were a blast to take pictures with last year, and the year before, and the same was true this time around. I’m hoping to see them for pictures every fall season–how fun would that be??
Michaela & Parker met us at the Tippecanoe River State Park in Winamac, Indiana for their engagement session photos and video. They have chosen LVP Studios to document their wedding day with video. Some of our video packages include amazing engagement videos that allow our couples to tell their story. Michaela & Parker also chose to add on photo to their engagement session.
the quarry was to die for!! It was so steamy and added to the vibes of their intimate engagement. Then as the sun continued to rise over the trees we were able to get the most dreamy photos ever. Thank you Ashton & Christopher for waking up early and bearing the cold with me.
A warm fall morning spent getting ready with their favorite people before their special first look moment followed by an even more beautiful and sunny afternoon wedding at the Farmhouse in Fair Oaks, Indiana, and finishing off the evening at their reception with best friends and family celebrating their first night together as husband and wife—this was Tara & David’s special day.
We all want those sunset glowy photos, but often times I find that an overcast day can actually create even better photos with smooth lighting and amazing white skies. I love being able to take more risks and photograph differently during overcast days when you don’t have to worry about a glaring sun. That’s how it was for Amber & Dalton’s engagement session. A beautiful overcast day at France Park in Logansport, Indiana.
We’ll travel for your wedding or engagement session! We love to travel to new locations that we’ve never shot at before. That’s what we did with Kayleigh & Aaron. They wanted to do their engagement session at Coxhall Gardens in Carmel, Indiana, and we’re so glad they did—it was a gorgeous evening and a stunning sunset.
Engagement sessions are some of our favorite shoots because we get to take the time to get to know our future wedding couples even more! We met with Kacie & Alex at Fairfield Lakes Park just outside of Lafayette one weekend for a fun engagement session with their pup! Kacie & Alex will be getting married next summer at New Journey Farms in Dayton and have chosen LVP Studios to document their special day with photo and video! We can’t wait to share more of their love story.
A gorgeous day spent getting ready with their favorite people before their special first look moment followed by an even more beautiful and sunny afternoon wedding at a family barn called Milliser Barn in Plymouth, Indiana, and finishing off the evening at their reception with best friends and family celebrating their first night together as husband and wife—this was Courtney & Timothy’s special day.
hese images. If you need a good photo pose idea hit her up. But in all seriousness, Courtney, Dylon, and Amyra’s mini session was so fun! Amyra came with the sass and the style, and Courtney and Dylon of course were the most supportive and sweetest.
A beautiful day at The Volek Barn and Vineyard in Beecher, Illinois spent getting ready with their bridal party, saying their personal and sentimental vows in front of their closest family and friends, and then finishing off the night with dinner, amazing speeches, tons of dancing, and enjoying their first night together as husband and wife—this was Sadie & Nathan’s special day.
October was a busy month for us with sessions! We had the opportunity to meet with so many engaged couples for their engagement sessions. All of our wedding packages include a 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. Book your complimentary engagement session and inquire about your wedding here.
When I asked Riley & Justin how they had heard about us the told us about a few of our past LVP Couples and future LVP Couples that they knew. We love that we can continue to serve those family and friends that come to these weddings and see our work. Riley & Justin are getting married next October at the Old Gray Barn where we will be photographing and video recording the event, but for now, we came together for some epic engagement pictures at their venue.
Talk about couple goals! These two were absolutely adorable (and of course their pup, too). Whitney & Corbin wanted to get together for a couple’s photo session so that they could have some pictures to put around their house that weren’t “just selfies” as Whitney told us. We were more than happy to meet them at Hamstra Gardens for a gorgeous sunset session!
Bethany and Gil wanted to be sure to capture many of the important things in their life during their engagement session. To them this meant starting the session at their farm before traveling to Lafayette to wrap up the sunset at Purdue University. The family farm included time with Gil’s sheep, Bethany’s horse, and of course their two dogs. Then at Purdue, we walked around campus to important spots like the place where they met, the bell tower where he proposed, and so many other special locations in West Lafayette.
I wish there was a better term to use instead of just “photographers.” You know that we’re a photography and videography team, but we’re also memory keeping experts of all kinds. Photographer just doesn’t seem like an all encompassing word for us. Our job is to contain the essence of what is you and bottle it into a perfect photo or memorable video that can last a lifetime. So, while we focus on documenting you and your family with beautiful photos and videos, we love helping anyone document their memories in whatever way possible.
A beautiful summer afternoon on Labor Day Monday at Richwood on the River in Milton, KY spent getting ready with their bridal party, saying their precious vows in front of all of their family, and then finishing off the night with an intimate dinner, tear-jerking speeches, tons of wild dancing, and enjoying their first night together as husband and wife—this was Jessica & Scott’s special day.
A warm summer morning spent getting ready with their favorite people before their special first look moment followed by an even more beautiful and sunny afternoon wedding at The Old Gray Barn in Frankfort, Indiana, and finishing off the evening at their reception with best friends and family celebrating their first night together as husband and wife—this was Macie & Jordan’s special day.
amily, sharing a touching first look moment, laughing together before their heartwarming ceremony, and then finishing off the night with tear-jerking speeches, tons of wild dancing, and enjoying their first night together as husband and wife—this was Hayli & Bryce’s special day.
pictures that better capture the personality of all of her children, and I was honored that LVP Studios was chosen to be their photographer again this year. We had the opportunity to take family photos again for the Binkley family at Culver Military Academy in Culver, Indiana.
Trevor and I are so excited to announce the birth of our baby boy. Greysen James Lang was born on September 2, 2021. We were induced at the hospital, and while labor and delivery didn’t go as planned, we wound up with a happy healthy baby in the end. We want to keep you all updated as much as possible, but just know that we are now a happy family of three and we’ll be sharing all of the details of his birth story on our personal YouTube channel soon.
A hot summer afternoon at Ogden Gardens in Valparaiso, Indiana followed by a limousine ride to their reception hall at The Allure in Laporte, Indiana with their wild and fun bridal party to meet up with special friends and family, and then finishing off the night with great speeches, tons of dancing, and enjoying their first night together as husband and wife—this was Kaela & Derek’s special day.
A dewey morning rain followed by a beautifully warm afternoon at their family residence in Bringhurst, Indiana followed by a reception with their fun-loving friends and family, and then finishing off the night with a sparkler send-off and watching fireworks together as husband and wife—this was Jeffra & Jared’s special day.
Did you know that when you book a wedding package with us you get a complimentary session to celebrate one year of marriage–it’s a great chance for us to get back together and reconnect after your wedding. So, we met up with Michelle and Austin Criswell for their anniversary session recently!! When you book your wedding with us we always say that first and foremost, we value our relationships with clients over everything else. Of course we will deliver beautiful photos and videos, we’ll provide you with endless guides so that you feel comfortable preparing for whatever session you’ve booked, but most importantly, we want to get to know you more and truly become friends for life. Our memories or major life moments are such an important thing.
You know when you’re so happy you just can’t stop giggling? When everything you do just suddenly seems so funny. This is what the session with these two love birds felt like. Tons of laughter!! We got together again with Katie and Andy Kyburz for their complimentary anniversary session to celebrate one year of marriage! […]
We had the pleasure of meeting up with The Dagenais Family again. Last time we met for a session was over a year ago and their little girl had just been born. This time we were able to get together for a warm summer session at Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve in Chesterton, Indiana.
It was a gorgeous summer day with the most perfect weather in Indianapolis, Indiana, where Juliana & Lewis prepped at a personal residence with their closest friends and family for their big day. After getting dressed to the nines, sharing an intimate first look with Juliana and her father, they all headed off to St. Anthony’s Church for a Catholic ceremony combining their Spanish and Vietnamese cultures. Afterwards, they enjoyed an amazing reception at Rick’s Cafe Boatyard where they toasted to heart-felt speeches, delicious food and cake, all themed with elements from Game of Thrones. Finally finishing off the night with a wildly dance-filled reception and tons of laughter and joy with friends and both families—this was Juliana & Lewis’ special day.
Their 10 year vow renewal started with light showers as the team prepped everything at Stacks Bar & Grill in Valparaiso, Indiana while Miranda & Austin got ready for the day at their home. After ten amazing years of marriage, they decided to share an intimate vow renewal with all of their closest friends and family, followed by a celebratory dinner, and many touching speeches that brought tears to the eyes of most. They ended the night the best company, music, and a delicious cake—this was Miranda & Austin’s special day.
Your wedding photos will be the way in which you review and look back on your wedding for years to come. You’ll immediately share them online and with others, you’ll look through them again year after year, but most importantly you will have your wedding photos 50 years from now to reminisce about your wedding day, the ceremony, your first kiss, the first dance, and so much more.
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.
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!"