Monthly Archives: November 2011

Madelyn is Here – {Indianapolis Newborn Photographer}

Jerry and I have an unexpected announcement. On November 20th at 4:38AM, I had an emergency c-section and Madelyn Kate Leonards was born. She weighed 5 pounds 10 oz and was 18.5 inches long. She was born at 34 weeks gestation, so 6 weeks early and has been in NICU ever since. After 2 completely […]

View full post »

December 10, 2011 - 8:31 am

Vicki Pierce - Beautiful delivery. Rebecca’s been sending pictures. Vicki

November 29, 2011 - 2:37 pm

Ayndrea Ruchty - Love, love, love, LOVE! So happy for you all and glad everyone is healthy and praying Maddie can come home very very soon!

November 29, 2011 - 1:33 pm

Amy Pollak - This totally made me cry. Jerry’s not bad behind the camera either. :) Beautiful.

Calvin – {Indianapolis Newborn Photographer}

I was really excited for Calvin’s arrival and we got to his photo shoot this morning on 11-11-11 :). He was quite a stinker for me and made me work for these photos, but he is so adorable that it makes it all worth it! Congratulations to Becky & Josh, thank you for choosing me […]

View full post »

November 14, 2011 - 6:50 am

Jessica C - He is so beautiful!

November 12, 2011 - 9:34 am

Great Aunt Vicky - How cute is he!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is way cute – can’t wait to teach him some fun songs and bad words! ((hugs))

November 12, 2011 - 7:43 am

Kim - Oh my God, Becky. He is amazing. Looking at these with Nathan, and can barely remember when he was this small. Enjoy EVERY minute, he’ll grow SO fast!!!

November 11, 2011 - 2:01 pm

Juana - I LOVE these pictures. Baby looks adorable :)

November 11, 2011 - 1:47 pm

Bruce Hagen - Little Calvin looks pretty comfortable there. I like pic one and two the best.

November 11, 2011 - 1:45 pm

Laura A - very cute!

November 11, 2011 - 1:42 pm

Dawn Hagen - Mandy,

Especially love the second shot! Thanks so much for taking Calvin on as a client. Can’t wait to see the rest!

Dawn Hagen

November 11, 2011 - 1:42 pm

Grandma Gayle - absolutely a wonderful job taking pictures of our precious Calvin! LOVE IT

November 11, 2011 - 1:30 pm

Becky Adams - I love these, you really do amazing work….you would never know he was being a stinker!!! Thank you so much!!!

Kennedy – {Indianapolis Newborn Photographer}

Sweet Kennedy was one of the best baby girls I have had in awhile for a session! She slept perfectly and was just a dream to work with. Kennedy is also the niece of one my sorority sisters from Kappa Alpha Theta . It was great to meet you, A Family! Kennedy is absolutely beautiful! […]

View full post »

November 14, 2011 - 10:11 am

CHARLIE AND DELLA - CONGRATS–SO PRECIOUS

November 14, 2011 - 9:01 am

Aradhana - Great pictures!

November 14, 2011 - 6:25 am

Donna Thompson - Grandma Kathy is so proud. Kennedy is just beautiful. Nice pictures. and Glad Grandma K shared.
Congratulations to all the family on this new addition.

November 14, 2011 - 5:42 am

Elena - If she can do this while she’s asleep…
look out when she’s awake!!

November 13, 2011 - 4:50 pm

Darcy - She is beyond precious!!! Congratulations Haley & Daniel!

November 12, 2011 - 2:42 pm

Dee - My great-granddaughter is just beautiful.

November 12, 2011 - 2:38 pm

Ryan - Pictures of my niece are just beautiful.

November 12, 2011 - 7:55 am

Nora - What a beautiful little girl! She is definitely a future model. What a wonderful reminder these photos are.

November 12, 2011 - 5:09 am

Jacquie - She is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

November 11, 2011 - 3:38 pm

Karen - She is so precious. Love the pictures. The last one is my favorite. Now put some clothes on her, she’s cold. :)

November 10, 2011 - 9:19 pm

Tina - She is so sweet. I can’t wait to snuggle your girl:)

November 10, 2011 - 5:44 pm

Joe - she’s beautiful ! now put some clothes on her.

November 10, 2011 - 3:39 pm

Jenny - Beautiful pictures of a beautiful, beautiful baby! I love these!!

November 10, 2011 - 2:02 pm

Hilary - So precious!! Great pictures! :)

November 10, 2011 - 1:38 pm

Stephanie - Absolutely gorgeous! Congrats Haley and Daniel! Photos are great as well…always helps to have such an adorable subject.

November 10, 2011 - 12:51 pm

Jacque - Look at her sweet face! So precious! I’m so happy for you all

November 10, 2011 - 12:50 pm

Macey - Precious pictures! Kennedy is adorable!

November 10, 2011 - 12:49 pm

Natalie - These are all great, but I especially love the last one! She looks so studious!

November 10, 2011 - 12:44 pm

Brandi - Mandy, your pictures of Kennedy are beautiful. I suppose it helps that you had a beautiful subject:) Daniel and Haley, you have to be the proudest parents ever. She’s gorgeous!

November 10, 2011 - 12:19 pm

Danielle - What a sleepy head! I adore her:)

November 10, 2011 - 12:16 pm

Kacie - Love love love love love…..Kennedy looks absolutely precious!!!

November 10, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Alex - So cute! Love the hat and can’t wait to meet Kennedy!

November 10, 2011 - 11:56 am

Alyssa - dying of the cute. look at her tiny feet! they are the greatest thing I’ve seen all day.

November 10, 2011 - 11:54 am

Katie - Haley and Daniel – these pictures are great!!!!! I especially love the last two! Kennedy is beautiful! :) Congrats again!

November 10, 2011 - 11:53 am

Christi - Kennedy is absolutely precious!! What beautiful pictures!!

November 10, 2011 - 11:53 am

Amy - Precious!! Love her squishy sleepy face.

November 10, 2011 - 11:52 am

Vanessa - I absolutely love her little pouty lips and squishy cheeks! Great pics!!!!

November 9, 2011 - 9:23 pm

Kathy - I’m thinking Kennedy could have a future as a model !!

November 9, 2011 - 5:05 pm

Greg - Beautiful pictures Beautiful girl

November 9, 2011 - 4:56 pm

Nancy - Kennedy looks so precious.

November 9, 2011 - 2:14 pm

Jerry - So nice!

November 9, 2011 - 8:03 am

Ashley - Haley & Daniel … What a beautiful little girl! She’s perfect!!!

November 9, 2011 - 8:02 am

Ashley - Mandy … Great Job! I love how you posed Kennedy and all the cute accesories!

November 9, 2011 - 6:38 am

Haley - Love the pictures! Kennedy looks amazing!

November 9, 2011 - 6:37 am

Daniel - Beautiful!

Thankful- NOVEMBER SPECIAL {Indianapolis/Fishers Indiana Photographer}

“Being Thankful” November Promotion This promotion is only good for sessions and weddings that are booked between the dates of NOVEMBER 9-25, 2011. We have had a great year in 2011 and have a lot to be thankful for. Instead of doing a Black Friday special, we have decided to do a longer promotion for […]

View full post »

The Maxson Family – {Indianapolis/Noblesville Family Photographer}

I can’t believe it was time for another one of Chase’s baby plan sessions, and this time he brought his parents along for some family photos too. He is growing up to be such a handsome little guy See you guys soon! \\ Indianapolis/Noblesville Family Photographer

View full post »

The Torres Family – {Carmel/Noblesville Family Photographer}

It is always great to see this family! We got together for a quick fall family mini-session this past weekend and I GUESS I will forgive them for their IU loyalties (we are Boilermakers over here…) because I do like them a lot 😉 Carmel/Noblesville Family Photographer

View full post »

Kate & Ryan – {Illinois Wedding Photographer}

Our last wedding of 2011 was on October 29 in Dekalb, Illinois to celebrate the wedding of Kate and Ryan. Kate looked just like a princess on her wedding day and the fall colors didn’t disappoint This wedding will also be featured on the TLC Network’s tv show Four Weddings … so you’ll have to […]

View full post »

December 22, 2013 - 10:16 am

Kate - I just realized I get nostaglic every year and end up coming back here lol :) I just watched the slideshow you showed at the reception and it made me smile. I remember watching the show that day and how special it was for us. It’s crazy to think it’s been over two years already! I truly cherish these photos and could never thank you enough. <3

November 4, 2012 - 1:41 pm

Kate - I was just being nostalgic and revisiting the blog post from our wedding day :) Elizabeth – it is obviously too late now, but the rest of the photos which were not taken at Blumen Gardens were taken at the Ellwood House in DeKalb.

p.s. Mandy, one year later, I am STILL so obsessed with our photos! thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you!!! xox

July 19, 2012 - 8:45 pm

Elizabeth - These are absolutely beautiful!!! I am getting married at The same location as the reception, in October! Where were the rest of these shots taken, if you don’t mind me asking? The colors are amazing!! All the shots are stunning!!

November 19, 2011 - 9:47 am

Mary - Gorgeous photos! I can’t wait to see the TLC episode.

November 13, 2011 - 9:21 am

april - These pictures are so beautiful! Congrats Kate! :):):)

November 10, 2011 - 10:00 pm

Kate - These pictures are stunning! It’s hard to pick a favorite but I have to go with the last one! :)

November 9, 2011 - 5:00 pm

Heath - So when are we gonna have another party like that?! Congrats again guys!

November 9, 2011 - 3:59 pm

Becky - Gorgeous pictures!! You captured it all so well!

November 9, 2011 - 3:10 pm

Rachel - Great pictures!!!

November 8, 2011 - 3:52 pm

Amanda - There Pictures are amazing! I’m glad to see you had such an amazing day!!!!

November 8, 2011 - 2:58 pm

Aaron - I absolutely LOVE these pictures. Very well done. You both look like you had a ton of fun! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

November 8, 2011 - 10:35 am

Ange - One of the best weddings I have ever been to. Love you both!

November 8, 2011 - 10:12 am

Jan Hubert - Just gorgeous. Mandy is a genius and she had such a beautful couple to work with. So glad we could be a part of it!

November 8, 2011 - 9:20 am

Denise - The photos are amazing. Love the donut tree

November 8, 2011 - 8:53 am

Lauren - Love the pictures! So beautiful!

November 8, 2011 - 8:50 am

Matt - I generally don’t like a picture unless I’m in it, but even the ones where I’m absent were pretty good.

November 8, 2011 - 7:43 am

Jeff Anderson - Ryan and Kate,
These pictures are a stunning chronical of an absolutely incredible celebration! Kudos to Mandy. I am a bit biased, but I have yet to see a more beautiful, passionate and compassionate pair. I am so proud to be your dad. I can’t wait to see the rest of the photos. Dad

November 8, 2011 - 6:56 am

Aunt Kris - All of the searching for the perfect photography team paid off. Mandy, you and your husband did a fantastic job. I just need to know where to order. Kate, Ryan and the rest of the crew look fantastic!

November 8, 2011 - 6:46 am

bri - These pictures are absolutely perfect. Everytime i see a sneak peak, i’m sure that picture will be my favorite. Then another one came out and i decided that was my favorite haha. The wedding was like a fairytale and these pictures all capture that perfectly. I think you made the best decision ever with this photographer!!

November 8, 2011 - 5:57 am

Todd Schuett - Wow! The perfect combination for a wedding and photographer – beautiful wedding, setting, and weather, all shot very well. Great memories for a lifetime together! Beautiful!

November 8, 2011 - 5:33 am

Jena - Stunning! These pictures capture you both and your big day so well :) Absolutely gorgeous!

November 7, 2011 - 11:11 pm

Andrew Durso - Very nice!

November 7, 2011 - 10:06 pm

Carol Schuett - These are the most amazing set of wedding photos I have ever seen! Best
Wishes in your new life together!

November 7, 2011 - 7:52 pm

Laura MUA - Congrats Kate! These are some of the most beautiful wedding pictures I have ever seen! I can’t believe I’m going to have to try and choose just one or two for my portfolio!

November 7, 2011 - 7:45 pm

Katiegreatie - LOVE them. These are breathtaking. I want photos just like these when I get married someday. The photographers really captured the best moments and the overall genuine happiness of the day!

November 7, 2011 - 4:54 pm

Laurel - Beautiful pictures! You two could be models I swear! What a wonderful day and beautiful pictures to remember it by!

November 7, 2011 - 4:52 pm

Robyn Umans - Beautiful photography displaying such a beautiful couple :) I love the lighting and the fall colors. I especially love the happiness and love captured between Ryan and Katy. It is so easy to see :) Congrats to you both!

November 7, 2011 - 4:44 pm

Jan - The pictures are just stunning! But so was the entire wedding party! So sorry to have missed your big day ~ thanks for sharing!

November 7, 2011 - 4:06 pm

Russell-Mania - The photographers were awesome and really laid back. I was a groomsman and the photographers made the whole experience fun and relaxing, and obviously the photos turned out great. Congrats again Ryan & Kate.

November 7, 2011 - 4:04 pm

Ken Hale - As the father of the bride I have always thought my little girl was beautiful, but these pictures from her wedding day now demonstrate without prejudice that I was always right and what I saw was not just through a father’s eye. Kate looks as beautiful as I have ever seen her. And Ryan is a handsome young man which means not only will my future grandchildren be smart but they’ll be good looking too! Outstanding job Mandy!

November 7, 2011 - 3:10 pm

Lauren Trisler - Ack, Mandy rocked these photos (anyone looking for a second photog ;-)). FANTASTIC use of lighting!
Kate, you were (and are) so beautiful and your excitement and joy is very present in all of these photos. I’m so glad you have Ryan and he has you. I hope all the best for your lives together.
LIOB.

November 7, 2011 - 2:59 pm

NFB - Best weekend ever! Everyone had so much fun and the pictures definitely capture that! (even the dreaded jump pic)

November 7, 2011 - 1:25 pm

Brittany Sato - Your work is so beautiful!! You truly captured their fairy tale wedding! Simply stunning!! Congrats again Katy and Ryan!

November 7, 2011 - 12:14 pm

Tara almost Grall - OOOOOOOH, they are so beautiful!! You look beautiful, Kate! Can’t wait to see your wedding on TV!!
The night shots are so intimate and beautiful, I am forwarding them on to my photog for inspiration this Friday!!

November 7, 2011 - 12:08 pm

Chrissy Heffernan - Wow these pictures are amazing! You really did capture the fairy tale that is Kate and Ryan. I love when you can look at a picture and you just have to smile because of all the love and joy jumping off of it!
Katie! Your day looks beautiful. I am so happy for happiness, you 100% deserve it! LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU TWIN! LIOB<3

November 7, 2011 - 12:04 pm

Courtney Hargrave - Beautiful photos of the day!

Congratulations Kate & Ryan!

November 7, 2011 - 11:59 am

Kira - Beautiful pictures. Makes me almost feel like I was there!

November 7, 2011 - 11:58 am

Sami Childerson - Kate and Ryan,
HOLY COW! The pictures are amazing and you guys look beautiful/handsome!
Kate – your smile is priceless, you looked amazing!

Here’s to you and your new life together! Congrats!!

:)

November 7, 2011 - 11:19 am

Cori Kahle - Kate & Ryan,

Congrats! You’re pictures turned out absolutely amazing! Thank you for allowing Phil and I to participate in your special day!!!!

November 7, 2011 - 11:13 am

Sarah - You did an awesome job!!!! Your pictures show LOVE!!!!! Everything looks perfect Kate you did great!!!! Wishing a life full of happiness

November 7, 2011 - 11:06 am

Papa - Spectacular photos. We will have to hang one on our “wall of honor”. Love to you both, Papa

November 7, 2011 - 11:00 am

Chris Olmstead - Kate and Ryan,

Congratulations! The wedding pictures look absolutely amazing! I hope your Day was a great and best wishes to the both of you!

November 7, 2011 - 10:57 am

Elisabeth Mooney - I am so happy for you both! The pictures were really fun to look at. I especially loved the lighting in the evening photos, they look magical! Best of luck, and thanks for sharing the photos!

November 7, 2011 - 10:41 am

Meme - Being the grandmother I guess I am a wee bit prejudiced but these pictures are amazing and show the love between these two perfectly. How could I chose pictures? I was happy to see the picture of our great granddog. I am betting on a long, happy marriage between these two. If I were to be married I would have certainly chosen Mandy too. Love from Meme

November 7, 2011 - 10:40 am

Ryan - Mandy and Jerry,

These look amazing. To be totally honest I didn’t even remember getting on the ground during “Shout”….but what a great shot! I love the photo of us walking through the garden looking at each other. You captured the fall colors we had hoped for.

Thank you both so much,

Ryan…..and Kate

November 7, 2011 - 9:43 am

Rick Wood - Great photos! Very impressed!

November 7, 2011 - 9:42 am

Shaun - Great pictures Kate!

Congratulations!

November 7, 2011 - 9:40 am

allie - THESE ARE AMAZING.

November 7, 2011 - 9:27 am

Katelin Ruff - Kate,
You look absolutely stunning!! I am so happy for both you and Ryan. The pictures are so beautiful and do a wonderful job of displaying the perfect day. I had goose bumps while looking at these pictures. :) I am excited for you and Ryan.

Congrats!!!!!! – Katie

November 7, 2011 - 8:48 am

Olga Kinal - Kate,
You look amazing!! and altho I have never met Ryan, I can tell you are a fantastic couple together.
The pictures were breath taking, and just unbelievable !! I wish you both much happiness, health and a long loving life together.
Wishing you the very best,
Congrats!!
Olga

November 7, 2011 - 8:43 am

Lori - So beautiful! Kate and Ryan, you look so happy and these pictures really captured that. It was wonderful to be there for your special day :)

November 7, 2011 - 8:41 am

Mar Sorensen - Wow Kate you and Ryan look so amazing! I just love all your pictures but I really like the evening shots of you. However they are all very special in their own way. Congrats! Mar

November 7, 2011 - 8:30 am

Manisha - These are soooo beautiful Kate!! It looks like it was a perfect day! Congrats!

November 7, 2011 - 8:21 am

Dan Krier - These are great pics Kate! Congrats to you two and I wish you both the best!!

November 7, 2011 - 8:19 am

Tara W - These pictures are awesome! The photos capture Kate & Ryan’s happiness so well. And–ahhh—the fall colors….so so so beautiful!

November 7, 2011 - 8:18 am

Jamie Dobay - Looks like you had a fantastic day. Photos look fantastic, you both look great. Congrats to you both

November 7, 2011 - 8:17 am

Mark - Awesome Pics Mrs. Anderson!

November 7, 2011 - 8:04 am

Leanne Bishop - Great Photos!

November 7, 2011 - 8:03 am

Kate - MANDY! I LOVE ALL OF THEM!!!!!!! I also love how terrified I look in the one where I am being tossed in the air lol (It was so scary!)
With all of the decisions we had to make for our wedding, having you and Jerry as a part of our day was hands down one of the best ones we made. Thank you for these pictures and for being more than just our photographer throughout the day – you were a friend. I can’t wait to see the rest and as our family grows, come back to you for more!

All the best,
Kate and Ryan

November 7, 2011 - 7:09 am

Windi Hornsby - BEAUTIFUL! Mandy, you made my Phi Mu sister’s day look amazing :) Especially love the one where they are walking out of the church. Also, so mad I missed that doughnut cake- yummers! Congrats Kate and Ryan- LIOB!

The Karres Family – {Indianapolis Family Photographer}

I can’t believe it’s been 6 months since I took this family’s youngest child’s newborn photos! Where does the time go?? It was great to see you again guys…. you have a beautiful family! Indianapolis Family Photographer

View full post »