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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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Fall Mini Sessions

 

Ah, how on earth is it time to book fall sessions!?  I’ve been spending the last week prepping for my fall, winter and Christmas sessions- its going to be a busy rest of the year!  I have put together a calendar for September through November.  These little sessions book up fast, so don’t wait too long if you have a particular date in mind.  I included locations for these sessions, however they are not set in stone and may change as I scope out new areas.  If I’m a little slow in responding, hang in there, my first job is mama of these three little kiddos and sometimes they make me work overtime:)

Here is a link to my fall calendar.  The best way to contact me is via email: janmchugh@ymail.com, or through the contact tab.

I look forward to seeing all my awesome families this fall!

~Jan

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Stephanie, Adam, London and Baby to Be!

Such a cute family and so happy for them to welcome their newest addition! London was one of the prettiest babies I have ever seen, and I am so excited to see what this little guy looks like. We had a great time wondering around downtown Carmel. London is so curious and such a busy bee with a big personality, so so so cute, she will make a really fun big sister. Thanks so much Stephanie and Adam for having me capture this precious time!
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Gracyn

This family was so stinking cute! It was my first time meeting them, and of course right when we pull in to the park it starts to rain. But we decided to just go for it and so glad we did. This little girl has so many cute faces, I loved photographing little Gracyn! Happy first birthday! And thank you Kayce and Chris, so great meeting you all!

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Claire Cameron and Cousins!

This was such a fun little family! And these kiddos were so good to me, they could not have been an easier bunch! Thank you to Diane and Mike for organizing, you guys are a great crew!

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Ben and Elliott

One of my regulars that I just love!! I haven’t seen these boys in awhile since they’ve hit most their milestones and they have grown soooooo much! And as adorable as ever. Thank you again Nick and Rachel, as always, I love seeing you guys!!

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Kirsten and Gretchen

Loved seeing this cute family again! These girls are just darling and so grown up now! This is one of those families that is content and happy just being together. There were lots of giggles and joking between them, super cute little crew! Thank you so much Jason and Becky! So great seeing you all again!

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