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Emma and Derek! Bloomington, Indiana, IU Campus Engagement Session

October 11, 2016

“In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.” -Elizabeth Ashley

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Meet Emma and Derek!

If I’m remembering right, Emma and Derek have been together since high school up in South Bend and then went to different colleges for undergrad [Emma to Notre Dame, Derek to Indiana University], and then for their grad school, went to different colleges again [Emma to Indiana University this time, and Derek to Marquette University Law School, in Milwaukee (I hope I got that right :)].

So they have been doing this long distance thing for a LONG time!!!


BUT, luckily, we found a gorgeous October weekend to meet up for their engagement session in Bloomington, Indiana!

We did some nature shots right near Emma’s apartment [where, when I was leaving for the night, I saw three deer just hanging out by the road!], then we wandered around IU campus, which happened to also be game day, and we were asked by some non-IU fans, who we were rooting for… I claimed neutrality, and thank goodness was wearing neither colors for the teams ;)…. if you don’t know, I’m not a huge sports person, so conversations about sports teams maybe gives me a little anxiety :).

All that to say though, we had a BEAUTIFUL session!  The weather held out for us, and the light was magnificent, and we just wandered around and had a ton of fun!

And, hopefully Derek, who’s not a huge fan of having his photo taken, agrees with me, that the session WAS fun and not as gruesome as anticipated.

Emma and Derek, I’m so excited about your Notre Dame Basilica wedding next year!  YAY!!!  Can’t wait!

~Maike

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*these two images [above and below], are maybe some of my favorite from the session… the words “think logically” and “act creatively” are PERFECT for these two!!!  Derek = law school, Emma = art school.  RIGHT?!?!  The image below I asked them to give me their best impression of ‘logical’ and ‘artsy’… LOVE it.ed-eng-fav-11_web-indianapolis-wedding-photographered-eng-fav-13_web-indianapolis-wedding-photographered-eng-fav-17_web-indianapolis-wedding-photographer ed-eng-fav-21_web-indianapolis-wedding-photographered-eng-fav-18_web-indianapolis-wedding-photographered-eng-fav-03_web-indianapolis-wedding-photographer

18 Comments leave one →
  1. Kristine B permalink
    October 11, 2016 11:49 am

    What a beautiful session. I love the ones on the bench – how perfect!! This two seem to fit together perfectly. Gorgeous!!

  2. Chrissy permalink
    October 11, 2016 12:01 pm

    This whole session is amazing, but I’m just dying over the light in the last one!

  3. Laurie permalink
    October 11, 2016 2:20 pm

    Oh snap! These are gorgeous!!! Absolutely obsessed with the light, the love, the setting – all around stunning session with lots of love captured : )

  4. October 11, 2016 2:48 pm

    Can we talk about their style for a second? daaaaaauuuuummmmmm! Love your use of light in these – soon good! Love love love the whole session but those backlit stunners have my heart!

  5. October 11, 2016 8:33 pm

    What a beautiful session! I love how you captured the fun and joy between them, and also captured some stunning artistic shots! The rim light behind them in that one is MONEY. I love this whole session! Well done!

  6. jennyrawson permalink
    October 12, 2016 10:51 am

    High five, friend – this session is amazing!!!

  7. Jenny G permalink
    October 12, 2016 3:49 pm

    These two seem like a real down to earth couple and I feel like the photos best show that! You caught the happiness of the couple and the beauty of their home!

  8. Natalie permalink
    October 12, 2016 4:59 pm

    They are super cute together!! Great job capturing their love!

  9. lauren permalink
    October 12, 2016 6:04 pm

    these are the best! the best poses, the best light, all that vibrant color, and the best looking couple! love this session so much!

  10. October 12, 2016 10:50 pm

    Love the variety of locations. The one immediately below your set of two favorites is my favorite. And the one of her pulled tightly into him…sexy! Such a great session.

  11. Tsone permalink
    October 13, 2016 1:06 am

    They look so happy. And the light you had is gorgeous!

  12. Gisselle permalink
    October 13, 2016 11:41 am

    You did an amazing job at capturing this lovely couple. They are so cute together!

  13. October 13, 2016 1:34 pm

    such a great looking couple!! love your locations, love your light…love your photography!!!

  14. Nick permalink
    October 14, 2016 4:50 am

    Looks like a fun day!!! Great job!!!!

  15. October 14, 2016 7:44 pm

    Oh Maike!! This session is GORGEOUS!!! Your processing is just beautiful! Love every one of these!!

  16. Megan Danser permalink
    October 14, 2016 7:52 pm

    AH! Love these locations and love this couple!! Gorgeous portraits! Great job!

  17. October 16, 2016 5:28 pm

    my goodness are they cute, and they look so good together! Love the setting and poses, fave is the snuffler! rocking it as usual!

  18. October 17, 2016 10:34 am

    Oh my goodness! They are so cute and this session is perfection :) That light and color and their outfits!! Ah gorgeous!

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