Ed and I have a fun new project! We’re about to restore my Mom’s (now ours!) right hand drive, 1968 Morris MK II Mini Cooper S into our Always Happy Life car! What could be a more perfect fun car? My mom imported this little beauty into the US from England in approximately 1972 and she used her as an everyday driver and for a little bit of rally race action. According to my mom, she can... Read More

What’s almost as great as a new baby?!? A cute future Mommy! Liza was my very first pregnancy portrait session with Always Happy Life Photography which happened to be on location, in Brooklyn, New York. She’s adorable, isn’t she? It was very special because she’s been one of my very best friends since we were in high school. I can’t wait to meet her little one in just... Read More

Baby Carter is another adorable little guy I’ve had the chance to work with recently for Always Happy Life Photography. I love newborns. There…I’ve said it. There’s something about their tiny fingers and toes, squished little noses and wrinkly skin that gets my heart. Back when I was in nursing school, I worked in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and rocked many, many, many... Read More

I love that my travel adventures allow me to work with families from all over! While visiting Rochester, New York last week, my good friend Jen scheduled in a photo session with her three adorable little girls. They each have A LOT of personality and we had so much fun during their session!  Read More →

The Elsey kids are adorable as always! They had fun in Culver this summer and came out to the farm for our photo session. Love that they are now my nephews and niece too! Their personalities definitely shine through in these. 😉 Shy Mr. Luke Sweet Miss Elizabeth Very Busy Ben…He insisted on taking off his shirt! These little guys love their big sister soooo much! Sweet Siblings Full photo... Read More

My biggest family photo session yet (18 family members!!!) to officially kick off Always Happy Life Photography was with the W Family. It’s great to be home in Culver, Indiana and work with families to capture their special moments in and around Lake Maxinkuckee. I’m thinking of you W Family and am glad I was able to capture your family before your recent loss. You are in our thoughts.... Read More

We had an amazing visit to Napa for a wine tour July 9-16th to celebrate our friend Brent & Sarah’s 10th anniversary, as well as our other friends, John & Johanna’s 18th anniversary and our two week anniversary. 😉 Brent organized everything and did an awesome job coordinating our trip. It does help he’s in the wine and spirits industry. Definitely the way to do a wine... Read More

I love Chicago and newborn photo sessions, so meeting baby Zach at 10 days brand new was perfect. He’s such a cutie! Congrats Tanya & Jake, so happy for you guys! I’m looking forward to seeing this little guy grow! Here’s a few of my favorites…  Read More →

In honor of our one month anniversary (Whohoo!!!) I wanted to write up a post on all of the details from the wedding to share and to help us remember everything for the future. When Ed and I became engaged January 3, 2011 we immediately agreed on several key details. The first detail was the wedding was going to take place on our farm because we couldn’t think of a better place to have it. We... Read More

We had a an absolutely perfect wedding day on June 25th. I may be a bit biased, but I haven’t heard any complaints. 😉 Best. Day. Ever. Ed’s brother, Greg, did a great job as Best Man and recorded our ceremony for nostalgia’s sake in the future (Click the link for it if you’d like…it’s all said and done in under seventeen minutes!) and also created this cool time... Read More