Madi | Columbia City High School Senior | Senior Portraits| Melissa DeWitt Photography North East Indiana Photographer

After we took the first few shots near the purple trees it started to pour down rain. It poured so hard I thought it was hailing! We drove to our second location biting our nails the whole time while I cursed the weather. By the time we arrived at our second location the skies cleared up and we were able to shoot her entire session with new problem. Phew.

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Piper | Playing Spy | Melissa DeWitt Photography | Childrens Photographer North East Indiana

Believe it or not, our shoot was suppose to be a "fairy" theme but Indiana decided to be cold and windy on Piper's session date. Piper's closet must be amazing because her mother quickly sent me images of this set up she has been wanting photographed! Are you kidding me?! How awesome is that? I need Piper's mom as my personal shopper asap.

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Nick + Randi | Engaged | Melissa DeWitt Photography North East Indiana Wedding Photographer

Nick and Randi, you guys rock. You are both so laid back and I mean, c'mon I pull up and you guys already had your bike pulled up next to a killer wall with vines crawling up it.  Good call guys....and Nick, you get 10 brownie points for asking to carry Randi through the water at sunset. :-)

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Jason + Amanda | A Wedding Story | Melissa DeWitt Photography | Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer

Amanda literally smiled her beautiful smile from ear to ear the whole entire day. It was a goregous day, the warmest day yet this Spring, and ended with the bestest sunset buttery light ever. Simple elegant details made just enough of a statement but the couple, of course, made the biggest statement of them all.

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2016 Senior Model Search | Melissa DeWitt Photography | NorthEastern High School Senior Photographer

THINK THE NEXT 2016 SENIOR MODEL IS YOU??

Fill out the form below the best you can! Your answers will be viewed by a panel of judges. We want detailed answers that explain who you are!! Our two 2016 Senior Models will be chosen and notified via email, by 4/27/2015. Deadline to submit 4/25/2015.

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Spring Mini Sessions for Haiti | Children Photographer | North East Indiana

This has been on my heart for quite awhile now, I just didn't know where to go with it, but now I do. I will be holding Mini Sessions on these dates and all proceeds will go toward funding Mission Trips to Haiti and toward building two new rooms for a few specific families in Haiti. If you want to donate to this cause instead of holding a session, donations are welcomed, too. Please contact me to book a Spring Mini Session for Haiti or to donate to this cause.

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Whitley County Father Daughter Dance 2015 | Columbia City Indiana Event Photographer | Melissa DeWitt Photography

For those of you who are interested in viewing and/or purchasing images from the event, follow this LINK and all the images can be found there. For as long as I photograph the event, each year will be archived at this link. Yes, that means last year's images are there as well. :-) The link will be the same every year.

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A Momtographer's Life | Columbia City Indiana Lifestyle Photographer | Melissa DeWitt Photography

Almost 6 years ago my husband and I agreed I would be a stay at home mom and run a photography business "on the side" to help support our family financially.  Let me be honest here..."one the side" never existed. The first 4 years of the business pretty much took over every aspect of my life. I was just plain out too tired after "working my on the side job" to have the fun my kids wanted to have. I am a wife and mother first....photographer second. All the pictures I take in the world won't ever bring their littleness back. This year I am going to run this business "on the side" while I watch, enjoy, and help my children grow.  2015, you will not control me...I have you by the horns. This is going to be a wonderful year, I feel it already. :-)

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Jake & Stephanie | A Wedding Story | Columbia City, Indiana Wedding Photographer | Melissa DeWitt Photography

Something a bridesmaid said during her toast totally defined these two. She said their wedding wasn’t just about two people. It was about three. Jake, Stephanie, and God. That statement couldn’t have been more true with these two. They centered their relationship around God from the very beginning....and in the type of world we live in today that can be very hard for two young people to do. 

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Boudoir Sessions | Valentines Day | Columbia City, Indiana Boudoir Photographer | Melissa DeWitt Photography

It is that time of year, again, where my inbox fills up with ladies wanting Valentines Day boudoir sessions. Almost every year I have a few weekends designated to Valentines Day Sessions...however this year I am ONLY offering boudoir Valentines sessions on two dates:

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My Children | A Lifestyle Session | Columbia City, Indiana | Melissa DeWitt Photography

I am sitting here typing out this blog wearing earphones listening to my Pandora station {Dave Matthew's Band is on playing "All Along the Watchtower"} thinking about how the tittle to their song is fitting to this blog .  All these moments I captured in this blog were here all along...and the only place I had them stored were in my mind.  I watch and spend time with  my kids every day, watching them blossom into unique individuals. Here I am with my big fancy camera not capturing a single one of them.

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Tim + Marci | Fall Session | Columbia City Indiana Family Photographer | Melissa DeWitt Photography

After viewing many many MANY outfit choices from Marci {which I enjoyed looking at and so happy she involved me in the decision}, she picked the one I suggested and she looked fab {you looked fab too, Tim!} !!  :-) AND LET ME TELL YOU something else...Marci also told me they wouldn't be" any good in front of the camera". Ha! Mmmmhhhmmm. ...

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Eli | Lifestyle Newborn Session | Warsaw, Indiana | Columbia City, Indiana Newborn Photographer

One of the perks of photographing lifestyle newbie sessions is capturing the home and how so many aspects of the home has changed due to the birth of a baby. I love telling a newborn's story this way.

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Cowboys and Indians | Themed Session | Melissa DeWitt Photography | Columbia City IN, Lifestyle Photographer

This session....stole my heart. I loved the theme between mother and son. I loved seeing them play out each role but yet keep their own. It wasn't your typical session, which I adore. Ellie dear, you and your sweet little Milo stole my heart with this session.

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Morgan | Senior 2015 | Columbia City High School | Indiana High School Senior Photographer

Oh Morgan, you are quite the stunner. I never had to tell her to smile or give me a serious face...she just DID it, kept switching it up...I mean she was like a true model. We started on her parents gorgeous property and was welcomed by their pet turkeys, peacock, and chickens. Her wardrobe was perfect and so were the Fall colors. And man, can this girl rock some red lips.

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Cecelia | Senior 2015 | Columbia City High School | Indiana High School Senior Photographer

Minus the chill in the air, the colors were golden. Looking back at Cecelia's images make me wish back Fall....the leaves, the warm colors, the golden sun, the crisp air.....I want it all back!!! I am seriously not ready for the wind, cold, snowy, icy weather that is knocking at our door. I am sure no one truly is, though!  Well, my daughter tells me that Elsa and Olaf are ready for winter so I guess there is SOMEONE anticipating the cold. :)

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