Last Thursday evening we hosted our first ever Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party when we arrived back to the homestead in Culver. It was also our second meet-up for young Culver residents and the group keeps growing. We decided about a month and a half ago that there were many young people who were choosing to make Culver their home and we needed a way to connect with them and network a little bit.... Read More

The Holiday Season is one of my favorite times of the year and meeting cute Miss E, for her Always Happy Life Photography Holiday Mini Portrait Session was a highlight of mine so far! Her family signed up to be part of the Christmas in Culver mini sessions in early Novemeber. Little E was dressed up for her Christmas portrait and brought along her favorite companion, Jack, who was also in his holiday... Read More

Hello Always Happy Life readers! Dana here and I’m new to the Always Happy Life and Sail22 family! With that being said, I am also new to blogging, so bear with me. 🙂 If you’ve been to Culver, then you may know me from the Original RootBeer Stand here in Culver, or you may recognize me from the local Edgewater Grille where I may have slid a drink your way. Or if you don’t know... Read More

Guest blog from Ed today! It’s that time of year again when I get to stop shaving and not get any flack about it from my wife. Last year I heard about Movember from my brother, the web and some friends on FaceBook. Movember you say…what is Movember? The month of November is about men’s health awareness and what goes better with November than a little bit (or a lot) of facial hair?... Read More

I had another wonderful family portrait session working with the C Family from Edgewater, Maryland while visiting the Annapolis area (my old home town) from Culver, Indiana (my new home town ♥). I met Andy through sailing many years ago and then later, met his beautiful wife, Jenn, but had yet to meet their 13 month old bundle of sweetness, little Miss K. I was super excited for this family session,... Read More

A few weeks ago, I met Lindsey, a very beautiful, high school senior from Culver High School for her senior portraits. We had the perfect warm Fall afternoon for her senior photos! There was definitely excitement in the air when she arrived and we went over all of her outfit options for her senior session. So much fun to be able to pick and choose! Dana helped her finalize her accessories, as she is... Read More

This past weekend in Annapolis was busy with family portraits on the beach and at client’s homes. We lucked out and had beautiful weather all weekend long! Saturday morning I spent with the O Family who wanted to go to the beach at Bayridge. We headed there for their family photos with the goal of capturing one worthy of their annual Christmas card. The session came out great and I definitely... Read More

We stopped by the mechanic yesterday for an update on the progress of our Morris Mini Cooper S refurbishment here in Culver, Indiana. He’s been able to get the engine out of her and she wasn’t seized, which is a plus on our end. The engine head is now off as well and it appears the head gasket blew at some point, so there is a small pit in the head. Had a chance to look at the valve seats... Read More

Beautiful Liza Pregnant Portrait

Pregnancy portrait sessions are not always on every future new Mom’s list, but I personally think they are so important to capture! I’ll definitely be doing more maternity sessions in the future as part of Always Happy Life Photography.  I persuaded Liza to let me give it a go and show off her adorable baby belly while on location in Brooklyn, New York a few weeks ago. She definitely... Read More

Announcing Holiday Portrait Mini Sessions from Always Happy Life Photography!!! It’s that time of the year when we start to think about the Holidays and Holiday Cards. The air is crisper, the leaves are starting to change and there’s a beautiful glow to the fields that surround us here in Culver, Indiana. I know, it seems early…but if you’re going to send out personal custom... Read More