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Ashley and Bryce! Indianapolis, Indiana Christmas Tree Farm Portrait Session

January 17, 2017

“I think true success is intrinsic… It’s love. It’s kindness. It’s community.” -Tom Shadyac

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Meet Ashley and Bryce!

So, old school photography community often times wasn’t one where you found a ton of friends [that whole competing for the same customers thing], BUT, in new school photography, there has been a rise in the community over competition within the professional photography realm.  Which is awesome, and amazing, and I’m pretty thankful for it.

WHICH, is why I’m friends with Ashley.  I was searching for a second shooter for an Indy wedding when we first moved back to Indianapolis in 2015, and came across her name on Second in Seconds.  While she was already booked for the day I needed, she reached out and said she’d love to do coffee or lunch together some day.  Which is just awesome!  Because my love of people often clashes with the hours spent solo behind a computer screen where a lot of my work is done.

I’ve super enjoyed hanging out with her in the past year and a half, and getting to know her and have her as a friend/co-photographer in the Indianapolis area.

THIS YEAR, I decided Ronald and I needed a real life Christmas tree… and what goes best with a real life Christmas tree?  A fun Christmas Tree Farm photo shoot!  So I asked if Ashley and Bryce wanted to do a little swap-a-roo for photos!

And here are the beautiful tree farm photo results!  Yay!  I’m super in love with how they turned out [both her’s and ours (to be shown at a later date)].  And special thanks to Jay’s Tree Farm for letting us come out and wander through the trees… AND, of course for providing Ronald and my amazing smelling Christmas tree this year [it was our FIRST real life tree! Also, turns out we only have enough ornaments for one side, good thing it was wedged into a corner ;)].

And it turns out, Ashley and Bryce had some beautiful news to share!  I won’t spoil it, but if you want to read her journal, you can CLICK OVER HERE, and read about it ;).

Ashley!  So grateful to have you in my community, and so happy and excited for you in this new season of life for you and Bryce!

Cheers to 2017 adventure!

~Maike

ps: Starting out with one of my FAVORITES… I mean, woah!!!

pps: If you look at Ashley’s journal, you can see our different editing styles, which I find kind of fun.  Not only are we different in how we see the world, but we’re also different in how we deliver the final portraits from that world.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. jenny g permalink
    January 17, 2017 10:50 pm

    Seriously gorgeous work here Maike!! Love this location too!! Christmas trees are such a pretty backdrop. Beautiful work as always, and the light is just so pretty here. XOXO

  2. Anonymous permalink
    January 23, 2017 5:06 pm

    So beautiful! The light and the smiles — perfection!!

  3. Caitlynn permalink
    January 23, 2017 7:06 pm

    I’m a little obsessed with these. Such beautiful images of a gorgeous couple! Love the colors of the red blanket paired with the green trees. Once again, you created some incredible images.

  4. January 30, 2017 12:53 pm

    These are so pretty and cozy! Such a perfect session!! :)

  5. May 24, 2017 5:30 am

    lovely pictures. inspirational poses !

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