Archive for November, 2009

Santa Claus Holding and old fashioned camera

Make your Christmas list and let Santa know whether you've been naughty or nice. On December 5th I'll be at the Mistletoe Market in Chesterton taking pictures with Santa and printing while you shop. There will be fresh Christmas Trees and free carriage rides at the Market, which will be held at Bailly Elementary in Chesterton (800 S. 5th Street).

MJ Photography is participating in the International Charity Model Search to select North America’s Cutest Family and to raise funds for the non-profit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation. (

Are your loved ones North America’s Cutest Family? We’ll give you the opportunity to prove it! Many exciting prizes will be awarded, and the grand prize winner receives a new car!

Model Search Special:
$50 entrance fee (1/2 off the regular session fee.) includes a 90-minute model session and one image submitted to the national gallery.

Finalists will be determined by online votes. Each vote is $1 (no limit on the amount of votes you can cast), and all proceeds from votes benefit Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (

Grand prize international winner will be determined from the 52 city finalists. The winners will be selected from the finalist gallery by photography and modeling industry experts. The winning family also receives a session with the renowned portrait artist Sandy Puc’ and international recognition.

Call 219-218-7509 now to enter your family in this exciting contest.

*Contest open to residents of the US and Canada. For more information, visit


Nick and Meghan

November 2, 2009

Nick and Meghan met at a Halloween party last year and now they are engaged to be married. We spent last Sunday afternoon at Coffee Creek in Chesterton documenting their engagement. Between the fall colors, the nice weather and the many locations, I had to force myself to stop or we’d would have been out till dusk.



A little backlighting to make the fall colors glow. I also like the emotion showed in this one.



There were several walkways around Coffee Creek I could could have stayed out all day finding locations.