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Tyler Senior 2020 Session! Indianapolis, Indiana

January 21, 2020

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.”– Albert Einstein

When people ask how long I’ve lived in Indianapolis, it’s always a bit of a tricky answer.  The answer is 8-ish years, BUT, we had this 4.5 year jaunt up to South Bend, when my husband worked with the family business up there.

The first year living up there with all those grey clouds and all that SNOW, oh my gosh.  [I shall never live farther norther than Indy, I’m just not made to live with that much winter]. It was hard.  But then we started to find our people.  And Tyler was one of those people… well, I mean, he was part of our community, because he was [I think], only like, 9 or 10 when we first met.

I photographed his family when I was still living in South Bend, back in 2011, and Barb, his momma, has been following my work since then, even though we moved away from South Bend, and down here to Indianapolis.  So this fall, when she e-mailed and said, “Tyler’s a senior!  What are your senior photo options!”, I was, well, first of all crazed because how could he possibly be that old already, and if he’s that old, then I’ve also grown older.  And secondly, SO flattered and excited to see them and photograph this dude who I’ve known for so long!

One of the coolest things about getting older, really is that you see kids grow.  I was actually Tyler’s art teacher at Covenant Christian School in Mishawaka for a year, and I’m pretty sure I worked on reading with his little brother Conor.

Anyway, turns out Tyler is just as awesome as he was then.  Kind hearted, easy to smile and laugh, and going to do wonderful things in this world.

Tyler, best of luck post graduation, wherever you end up and whatever you begin to learn!  It was rad wandering around with you guys, and I’m so excited to share these awesome images with you.

Cheers!
~Maike

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Rebekah DeLine permalink
    January 21, 2020 2:56 pm

    100% LOVE these!

  2. January 23, 2020 9:37 am

    These are so great! What a handsome guy Tyler is and he looks so comfortable in front of your camera!

  3. January 28, 2020 1:38 pm

    Such a fun session! Love the lines and texture in the outdoor ones and I LOVE the way you lit and styled his studio photos. These are so great!

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