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  • Breathing Moments

    This photography for the adventurers, the hopeless romantics who aren't afraid to show it and the appreciators of beautiful, candid, real moments.


    It might start to rain. Hair is known for having a mind of it’s own. You might decide to go barefoot. You might decide you want your senior pictures taken of you in the windy city, or hiking a mountain, or sitting in a rustic coffee shop. You might decide that bridge jumping would make the best suiting engagement photo with your significant other. Or a pillow fight.

    It’s my passion to capture life. To capture raw, real moments of raw, real people. Compelling and imperfectly flawless.

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    Breathing Moments was launched in 2012 but even before it was my “profession,” photography has always been my passion and a stem of who I am.

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    When I was eight years old, I wanted to be a veterinarian. Nothing out of the ordinary for a young girl. But that soon changed when I found my parent’s small “family camera” and couldn’t put it down.

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    I quickly fell in love with the art of photography, and my loving parents supported me and my passion immensely, even at a young age. I started taking pictures of my friends (the model in these photos, Stephanie, is one of them) and quickly learned how to make them feel beautiful and comfortable in front of the camera to catch more candid moments. It was my goal to create a sort of art that causes it's viewers to feel something.

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    The best birthday present ever was the gift I received from my parents on my thirteenth birthday, which was my first quality camera. From there, I continued to dig deeper in studying this art inside and out (I still have much to learn). The more I grew, the more I loved it. In short, I shot my first wedding near the age of fifteen, and started my official business the following year.

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    What makes a photo come alive is it's authenticity. The spontaneous moments that happened when no one is looking, or when no one knew they were being photographed. They have exquisite value. Natural, intriguing motions and expressions are happening constantly and to be able to capture them is a treasure.


    Once I walked into a bridal dressing room to find six bridesmaids all sharing one mirror doing their makeup, a laughable amount of Starbucks coffee scattered all around the room and a flower girl (who probably already had a long day) had fallen asleep in a chair. The happy, content, radiant bride herself was seated in a corner getting her hair done while eating straight from a box of Oreo's. Later, the bride got butterflies of excitement right before she walked down the aisle. The groom teared up when he saw her and the tears continued as they read their vows. Mom and dad held hands with big smiles on their faces. The speeches and toasts were entertaining and meaningful. The bride and groom tried to steal a few kisses when they thought nobody was looking and later the dance floor was on fire and young-at-heart grandma was voted the best dancer. These are the raw, spontaneous moments I love to capture to be cherished forever.

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    Even when I am "posing" my models, I want them to look authentic. natural. captivating. Whether it's a stylish high school senior or a twitterpated couple gazing into each other's eyes.

    Everyone has a unique story. I believe in capturing real things and real people how they are.

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    Breathing Moments is booking photo sessions/weddings year-around.

    Based in Michigan but available and willing to travel.



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    Reach out to me anytime!

  • A Maternity Session with Pantone Photography


    Motherhood is a special time but especially for the first time mother.  One of my favorite photo sessions was a maternity session with Abby at her home.  Maternity session

    It’s amazing how mothers-to-be do not consider themselves beautiful.  Upon arrival, my first thought was this woman is simply glowing.  She looked amazing.  The perfect belly bump accentuated her motherly glow.

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    Why was this one of my favorite sessions?   Capturing this special first in the couple’s life was a big reason.  They were both excited about their little bundle of joy scheduled to arrive in about a month. Plus the light was a photographer's dream.

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    When Abby said “just tell me what to do, I don’t know what to do”, I knew we would capture some magic.  This is such a common concern with photography clients.  Most clients, unless you are a fashion photographer, have never or rarely been in front of a camera.

    Maternity sessionMaternity sessionPrior to the session, I made it a point to study up on posing for maternity clients.  Our job, as photographers, is to make the client look great despite what they make think of their appearance.  Simple tips like leaning on one leg or quarter turning to one side can have a significant effect on the final photograph.

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    In this case, we wanted to accentuate the belly bump.  Abby and her husband Jesse were so laid back and easy to work with.  They were willing to try new things and both responded well to instruction.Maternity session

    As photographers, we have to be in control of the session.  When I first started out, I wanted to avoid being bossy, but I quickly learned my clients were looking to me for direction.  They truly have no idea what to do, or if they look good doing it.

    As I instructed Abby, spontaneous poses arose.  I would say “hold that for a moment”, or “go back to your hand there”.  As the clients relax, they naturally fall into a pose that makes them look great and often times they have fun with their session.  Maternity sessionMaternity session

    With an emphasis on natural portrait photography, I am always looking for that magic moment.  The client(s) relax and fall into a natural rhythm, allowing me to capture their true selves.  In the end, that is my goal.  There are plenty of studio and fashion photographers out there, my hope is to capture my clients in their natural element all while making them look their best. Maternity session Maternity sessionIn this case, I was able to capture the magic of a first time mother-to-be.  She was very happy with the final product.  It also helped to have the photo session at her home, where she could take breaks as needed.  Her husband Jesse was able to be on standby for the shots of the couple. Maternity session

    A few months later, Abby contacted me to do a family session, now with the newest arrival.  Repeat clients are my greatest compliment.

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    About Amy Pantone

    Specializing in family & life event photography in beautiful and unique natural settings.  I serve Central Indiana and beyond.  Combining a love for photography, people, and nature, I am able to capture unique photographs to be treasured for years to come. 

    COMPANY: Pantone Photography


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  • Stephanie Vadnais Photography

    Hello, everyone! My name is Stephanie and I am a wedding and lifestyle photographer. Becoming a wedding photographer was a dream of mine long before I even picked up a camera. Most photographers you hear about had the privilege of learning the art in high school or even younger, but growing up in a small private Christian school that didn’t offer as many extra curricular activities, I wasn’t as lucky. I’ve never even used a Mac or touched Photoshop until college. I was determined to learn photography and follow my dreams.

    Fast-forward 5 years and here I am, capturing couples big moments and watching their love stories unfold through my images. I love capturing those real life, candid moments. This collection is one of my favorite weddings I have captured this year. You wouldn’t be able to tell in the photos, but it was pouring rain that day. Even when all of the original plans and locations fell through, the rain didn’t ruin Stephanie and David’s day. Instead, it planted us in this adorable greenhouse! People lose sight every once in a while about what weddings are really about. It’s not about making sure your hair, dress, or even the weather will be perfect, but about making sure the man or woman you’re about to spend forever with is the perfect person that will push you to be your best and also be the best for you. In my eyes, Stephanie and David had the perfect day! There were so many special touches to their day. From Stephanie’s grandfather’s dahlias that were used in the bouquets, to the surprise R2D2 cake her mother made for David! I’m so honored to have been a part of their big day!

    Kind words from the bride “Stephanie you are AMAZING! Even with the rain, I had full faith our photos would turn out amazing!!! This is even better than being outside!”

    We'd love to capture your next event! Contact us at

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    COMPANY: Stephanie Vandais Photography


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