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    Welcome to my blogsite! My name is Jan Van Velse and I am a formally trained photographer. I studied fine art and photography for 4 years at Purdue University and graduated in 2002 with a BA in photography, and minors in communications, advertising and philosophy. After college I was mainly a wedding photographer but these days I stick to newborns and little ones, which is my true calling!

    I love being a photographer. I have to be a photographer. I could not imagine being anything else in life.

    Enjoy!
    Jan

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Perrey

Welcome to the world sweet Perrey! This baby was so calm even with her eyes open. And her hair, oh my goodness, she was born with natural highlights. I would pay for her hair! I loved meeting this little family, they are so relaxed and fun to talk with, so glad our paths crossed! Thank you Lindsay and Luke! Perrey is absolutely beautiful!

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Mason, Reagan and Reese

Loved photographing this crew! These are good friends of ours, which always makes for a fun and relaxed shoot. Which Erynne and Mark I think would laugh that I called it fun and relaxed, ha! I just love this family, they are the real deal and so fun to be around. In fact, I am getting ready to go hang out with them as soon as I publish this post, yay! Thanks Erynne and Mark, you guys are the best!

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Charlotte is One!

Happy birthday to sweet little Charlotte! It took her a few minutes to warm up to me but then she was all smiles. Thanks Lindsay for having me photograph this adorble time, Charlotte is perfect!!

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Gunner

How beautiful is this family!? Welcome to the world sweet baby Gunner. This almost 9 pounder kept his eye on me most of the session, it was amazing how he would just follow me with his eyes, even turning his head. This little guy is alert and strong, while at the same time, calm and sweet. And big sister Tietam did an awesome job too! And I just love the spring colors we used. Thank you once again Ashley and Jimmy, so great catching up and meeting the newest addition to the family, Congrats to all of you!

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Nora and Amelia

Happy 18 months to little Nora! This girl loves her big sister, has the cutest smiles and knows how to wear a bow. And Amelia is pretty awesome too. Mom may have been worn out by the end of the session, but totally worth it! These two rocked it and showed their cute little personalities! Thanks again Andrea and Chad, I love photographing your girls!

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