Engaged | Kyle + Casey

(Happy 4th of July!!!!!! I had planned to get this post out last evening, but then the hubs took me out on a date (woot woot!) — so here’s to a bright & early holiday morning post :) )

I had SUCH a great time photographing Kyle and Casey this past weekend in downtown Indy!!! I knew that we would have a blast once I learned they were willing to bust out a sunrise session (6:30am!!!) — and that was just the start of our crazy adventures! I’ve always said my favorite part about photography is the PEOPLE, and that is especially true with these two! They way they look at each other just can’t help but make you smile; the easy-going nature they share automatically puts you at ease, and their love and laughter made our short time together fly by!!! I can’t wait for their fall wedding!!

With that, meet Kyle and Casey!! 2014.6.28 Kyle + Casey Engaged Facebook-0001_STOMP.jpg
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2014.6.28 Kyle + Casey Engaged Facebook-0045_STOMP.jpgWe made a quick stop by the bridge were Kyle proposed this past winter — they were setting up for a Super Hero 5K run!!
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2014.6.28 Kyle + Casey Engaged Facebook-0066_STOMP.jpgLove the way they look at each other :) So sweet!!
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2014.6.28 Kyle + Casey Engaged Facebook-0177_STOMP.jpgAnd then we found a willow tree of some sorts. AHHH!!!! :) :) :) :)
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2014.6.28 Kyle + Casey Engaged Facebook-0228_STOMP.jpgWe stopped in the Marriot for a quick outfit change, and as we were crossing the street to the Indiana State Museum I saw this random patch of weeds/wild flowers/grass by the parking garage. I think Kyle thought I was kidding when I asked if they wanted to sit in it! Ha!!!!! Thank goodness for that adventurous spirit I mentioned earlier…because these turned out to be some of my favorites :P

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2014.6.28 Kyle + Casey Engaged Facebook-0292_STOMP.jpgLove the laughter they share!
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2014.6.28 Kyle + Casey Engaged Facebook-0371_STOMP.jpgTheir colors were just BEAUTIFUL together — love love love!!!
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2014.6.28 Kyle + Casey Engaged Facebook-0414_STOMP.jpgFavorite!!!!
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Kyle and Casey, Thanks so much for being crazy with me and laughing with me (and my early morning sing-talking) and running all over the place!!!! :) I am so so so excited for your November wedding — it’s going to be perfect :) Enjoy these next few months together as an engaged couple; they will FLY by!!!

love love love,

Sami

Monday Lovin’: Weekend Recap

Happy Monday! I am so excited for this week — between my first two days of NOTHING PLANNED (yes yes yes yes!!!), 4th of July festivities, a three-day weekend with my hubs, and lots of friend time, I know it will be great!

I ended up staying an extra day with the fam in Indy, so today I will be trekking home & crossing my fingers for a sleeping happy puppy in the car! He did awesome on the drive here Friday, so hopefully that streak will continue :P

Today’s Monday Love is all about loving time with my family & the Grahamster — and boy did they love him back!! Last night we made a bonfire, ate s’mores, played a family favorite (QWIRKLE!!), and just got to enjoy the beautiful evening together — and every second of it was perfect (despite the MILLION bug bites haha!). My middle brother Nate took a special liking to Graham, and the two of us had a fun little photo shoot with him earlier on in the day — will definitely be sharing those photos later this week :) And of course, I had to get a shot of Allie & her #1 man: Dasher Malloy!!!

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Things I love about family weekends:

-waking up early and sitting with Mom on the back deck

-eating lots of yummy food (including just about the best BLT I’ve ever had!!)

-movie time with the fam (even when Dad watches about every preview known to man before picking :P)

-hanging out with my siblings and realizing just how AWESOME and fun they are to be around!!

As the oldest sibling by quite a lot of years, it was always hard to be “close” with my brothers and sister growing up…they were so much younger than me & were never really able to have REAL conversations before I went to college. I have always loved them so so much, but I am realizing just how much fun it is to have siblings that you can BE with and talk with and enjoy — and it’s a really neat thing :) My family is DEFINITELY not perfect (whose is?!), but I love them so much and am so thankful for each and every one of them in my life!!!

Last but not least…here are some previews of what you have to look forward to seeing this week on the blog!!

#1: Kyle and Casey’s Sunrise Engagement Session in downtown Indy

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#2: Charlie’s 2 year old photo shoot near the Indiana State Museum!!2014.6.28 stilabower family Facebook-0722_STOMP.jpg

Happy Monday!!!