Katherine Murray Photography » Kate Murray : Northwest Indiana Fine Art Photographer

Ethan was 7 days old yesterday at this session in the Valparaiso studio.  His startle-reflex was strong, making any little movement waken him.  After a while though, I managed to get him asleep long enough to take many of the images below.  When they are awake, but calm, I love to capture a few with their eyes open.  This is only the first of many sessions with this little guy as his parents purchased the Baby Plan, so check back in 3 months for his next shoot.


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This newborn session was an adventure to say the least. Poor Michael would make a mess every time I got him into position to the point we ran out of baby wipes.  All worked in the end, however, and we go the shots the Farris family really wanted.  Happy Family = Happy Photographer.


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I’m not sure what all of you were doing on Pi day, but I was photographing Lara and Joe’s beautiful and intimate wedding at Riley’s Railhouse in Chesterton.  It was a beautiful sunny day and, I believe, the warmest we’ve had in Northwest Indiana so far in 2015.  There were around 40 guests, which made each moment so special and shared by all.  I had such a wonderful time working with this awesome family.



Lara was given a handkerchief below from her Mother, Linda, that was given to her on the day she married Lara’s Father, Chuck.  It was also given to Linda’s Mother on the day she was married, by Lara’s Great Grandmother.  The image on the right is of Lara’s gift from Joe. I was a piece of jewelry that belonged to his Mother.


Joe and his son, Kevin, are in the image below.  While Joe, Lara and Kevin have been living as a family for a little while now, it was very important to Lara and Joe that I capture Kevin (a camera shy, but very cool kid) as well. This is probably my favorite of all the images I took of Kevin.


The florist was The Flower Cart, also in Chesterton. Beautiful bouquet!


Star Wars socks…of course.


Lara and Joe asked Lemon Tree, here in Chesterton, to cater their wedding.  The owners of both Lemon Tree and Third Coast Spice Cafe, are Lara’s Sister and Brother-in-Law.  Lisa, Lara’s sister, made this amazing cake as well!  She won’t toot her own horn, so I’m going to for her. Toot Toot! (get it…train humor)


I love that they put a Pi sign on Joe’s wedding band.  How cool is that?!


These are Lara’s closest friends who came from all corners of the States to share such a special day with her.



And this final image may be my favorite from the entire wedding. I’m a sucker for a proud Father of the Bride.


Venue : Riley’s Railhouse

Dress : David’s Bridal

Hair : Serenity Salon & Spa

Caterer : Lemon Tree

Florist : The Flower Cart

DJ : Precision Sound DJ

Officiant : Pastor Phil Leo

Photographer : Katherine Murray Photography

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