Midwest Family Photographer: Brown County Indiana Family Portraits








The whole weekend was a surprise for Katie. Her Friday started out with her best friend, whom she hasn’t seen in over 4 years, drive up to her house for her first surprise. The friends hadn’t even met each others two babies yet! From there, Katie’s husband, Scott, planned a secret 10 year wedding vow renewal as Katie’s best friend wasn’t able to attend their wedding 10 years prior due to military employment. The next day, both families headed to surprise three, which was an idyllic cabin in Brown County. Next, surprise four, was a combined family session Sunday morning. Both families were beyond lovely to photograph not to mention we had much in common to chat about from Air Force living and non profit endeavors. I truly enjoyed my time with this group of 8.

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March 20, 2012 - 9:07 pm

Morgan - So many cute little humans!!

Gray and Yellow French Inspiration Wedding shoot at the Irwin Gardens: Part II












Vendor Credit: Hair stylist Phillip Salmon (French Pharmacie), Graphic Designer Nikki Pulfer Designs, Florals by Gene and Planning by Katina both with Detail and Design, Hair Fascinators by Emilliner, Photos by Stacy Able Photography, Cakes by Icing on the Cake, Gowns by That Special Touch, Macarons by Stacy Able, and the venue The Inn at Irwin Gardens. The models were Liz, Erica, and Jordon as well as Phillip’s poodle Elliot, and my Barbet Cinna.

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Midwest Newborn Photographer: Meet Jack









A few weeks ago, I photographed Jack’s adorable parents maternity session. They loved those photos so much (as did I) they asked me to photograph Jack as a newborn and opted out of the hospital photos. I was honored and thrilled, as the hospital photographs leave much to be desired.  Much to his parents surprise, Jack came 3 weeks early. Millie, having listened to my  advice on how newborns should be photographed within 10 days of birth, set up an appointment within a week of his birth. Jack was such a good baby  during his session and slept almost entirely though the session. A huge thank you goes to Kari of Kari Smith Photography, as she used her baby whispering skills to help assist me. I don’t think any photographer should ever photograph a newborn without an assistant, as newborn safety comes first!

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March 9, 2012 - 2:21 am

Lisawhite - Cute baby,and I like the photos with hat.Thanks for sharing!

Gray and Yellow French Inspiration Wedding shoot at the Irwin Gardens: Part I

About this time a year ago, I was busily working on a styled shoot for April. I wanted to show how creative Midwest wedding vendors can be as well as highlight the magnificence of the Irwin Gardens (one of my favorite wedding venues!)With the help of stylist Kat Sterrett (www.katmakeupart.com) and wedding planner Katina of Detail and Design the gray and yellow french inspired inspiration shoot came to life. Since it was published this past winter in the premier issue of Central Indiana’s Wedding Day Magazine, I can finally begin to share in depth to you blog stalkers some of my favorite highlights of which Ill begin with the fine details.












Other vendors who helped bring this together were:  hair stylist Phillip Salmon (French Pharmacie), Graphic Designer Nikki Pulfer Designs, Florals by Gene also with Detail and Design, Hair Fascinators by Emilliner, Photos by Stacy Able Photography, Cakes by Icing on the Cake, Gowns by That Special Touch, Macarons by Stacy Able, and the venue The Inn at Irwin Gardens. The models were Liz, Erica, and Jordon as well as Phillip’s poodle Elliot, and my Barbet Cinna.

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Isabella’s 4 year old child photo session by Stacy Able photography in Brown County

This past fall was spectacular in the Midwest. There were a few weeks in September and October where the trees of Indiana were awash with reds, golds, and beautiful orange tones. During that time, I photographed like a madwomen, often a wedding on Saturday, 3 sessions on Sunday, and several throughout the week. It was well worth it as so many of the photos have that natural light warm glow that you so often see at sunset, yet it was the middle of the day!

Below is a very special session I did for Isabella who was turning 4. Her father passed away serving the military and her gorgeous mom, Emily, wanted to document Isabella with her dad’s truck before it was sold.



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