Shelby,  her dad Kelly and I had a beautiful morning for our session in a magical garden.  She and her gorgeous red hair lit the place up.   This stunning Senior is a member of the Homestead Spartan Alliance Color Guard.  She plans on studying Nursing next fall and is just beginning her college search.  I hope you have a fabulous senior year!



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What a perfect way to celebrate the class on 2016!  The day was warm (very warm) and sunny, which seems few and far between this spring.  Nate is an East Noble Senior who chose Salomon Farms for his session.  He  seemed to feel right at home there since he lives in a historic farm house on his family farm where they raise cattle.

Nate plans to attend Purdue next Fall with a major to be determined.  I wish the best for you!



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This lovely girl had to wait for the sun to shine, but it was well worth it!  Nkiru’s life is full.  She was a Homestead Varsity Basketball player, a student government officer, a member of The Fellowship of Christian Leaders and interns at Lutheran Hospital.  As you can see by her gorgeous picture, she has chosen to attend Temple University in the Fall.  All the best Nkiru!

Olohi Anteyi - Nkiru is all shades of gorgeous

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Highlights from our Magic Hour session with Derric and his family.

Derric is a sophomore at Eastside High School in Butler, Indiana.  Almost one year ago, just shy of his 15th birthday, Derric began to experience pain in what felt like his teeth.  This progressed to a “knot” like lesion under his eye.  After visits to the dentist and doctor, it was felt that he had a sinus infection.  One morning Derric awoke feeling numbness in the right side of his face.  This led to a CT scan, an MRI and ultimate discovery of the mass.  The biopsy revealed that he has Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma or ARMS.

After months of aggressive chemotherapy that resulted in a 30lb weight loss and a tremendous loss of strength, Derric is starting to feel better. With the help of an awesome oncologist here, a crew of wonderful nurses and a lot of hope and prayers,  Derric is slowly gaining weight and strength back with the help of physical therapy. He will finish his last chemo treatments on May 2-3, 2016. “We hope and PRAY in the few weeks thereafter that the PET scans come back NED (no new evidence of disease)!!!”

Thank you to Derric, his parents Joe and Teresa , sisters Briggan and McKenna for sharing your story.  It was an honor to meet you and help you to capture memories.  Congratulations to Briggan and her fiance Jeff on their engagement!  You can follow Derric’s progress on his Facebook page Team Derric Team Derric

A big thank you to Olivia Koob for assisting!  I couldn’t have done it without you!  *credit for the fairy trail brushes and butterfly to


If you know of a family who would benefit from Magic Hour please be sure to share.


I know you will join me in offering prayers of healing for Derric and his family!

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Gale Grimm - Wonderful Family and beautiful pictures

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