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HTM Personal Life Update + Etchison Kiddos Chase Sunset In Indy Summer Time Fields

Updated: Feb 16, 2021

Indianapolis Family Photographer, Little Girl during summer time picnic with clover flower

If you follow us on social, you may have noticed I've been a bit down and more quiet this week.

So here's the dets. Let's chat shall we?

Our family has been actively looking for a Indiana Victorian Farmhouse in Central Indiana for some time now (aka months) . We've been to Danville. We've been to Ladoga, we've looked north towards Kokomo and east towards Lapel. And girl -- if I'm honest. I'm getting tired. The check list is long: a little land, a historic house with updated wiring & plumbing and then MOST importantly (and also the item that is turning out to be the HARDEST aspect...) GOOD SCHOOLS.

The inventory is SO limited. And a few days ago, when we thought we had found it we got pushed out of the conversations by the seller's realtor who simply decided to never respond until they agreed on an offer with someone else. Not, a word despite many attempts by our awesome realtor.

Not to mention, the cherry on top -- I was so sure we were making an offer that I even broke the news to my parents. Who we are close to. And are on vacation. Who I knew would hate the idea. So yeah... there's that too. Ugh.

Now all we can do it wait. Wait to see if the other family backs out or if something unforeseen happens putting the house back up on the market. (I know, I know - first world problems, okay. But that doesn't make it any less of a blow to our personal dreams).

But when things don't go as planned or take a turn away from the dream, it's time to hunker down.

And in my case, that means letting the other things fall a way and focus on the most important things in my little corner of the universe: shooting, editing AND focusing on my kid. So with that... how about we refocus here.

Remember the Etchison kiddos?

We met up the other night in one of my favorite, more secluded spots, with the Etchison family to do a kids session before our all in family session this fall.

brother and sister playing in Noblesville, Indiana field during family photos

This family has been one of those clients who have been with me since nearly the beginning. When I first met them, they were a family of three. Flash forward (what is it now Emily? 4 years?) and Mom and Dad now have a full house with two kiddos who are always running full steam ahead.

brother and sister hugging in family photography outfits, midwest field photography by Hashtag Memories Photography
brother and sister hugging in family photography outfits, midwest field photography by Hashtag Memories Photography
brother and sister pose in wildflower field during Indianapolis Family Photos

And I wont lie, little miss Elizabeth here, DID make us WORK for it. But when you're that age, and the world is your oyster - who wants to sit down? or snuggle up with your brother when there is a whole new field to explore in a new town, at sunset! But ya know what, we made it work and with a little patience and a lot of gummy bears (thanks Momma) -- we got the shots. And that my girl, is what matters at the end of the day. Right? Enjoy...

toddler portraits in Carmel, Indiana by Hashtag Memories Photography. Little boy in blue shirt


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Hey there - I'm Chelsea! A coffee worshiping Hoosier native, just trying to raise a kiddo and capture vivid memories in central IN for my families & brides. To see more of our work, make sure to FOLLOW us on Facebook and Instagram & sign up for our VIP club to get first dibs on open session date! Curious about me? Dive into my story of how I flushed my comfortable Fortune 500 Marketing Career to take on the life of a SMB owner at HashTag Memories Photography!

Or maybe the idea of photos is stress you out? Check out this blog post where I get REAL about how shooting a session of my own kiddo taught me how to help YOU mitigate Mommy Session Stress - or this one where we share some basic planning tips & FAQs for your session.

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x.o. -c

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