Holiday Extended Family Session at Fort Wayne Botanical Gardens

I love the Christmas holidays; it’s always a blessing to be able to share some extended time with family and friends, but I absolutely adore when families want to make sure they update the family portraits while they are together! So when Bobby’s parents and brother were headed to town, Bobby’s wife Nikki reached out to me to book their extended family session at the beautiful Fort Wayne botanical gardens.

The funny part is that Nikki found me because she thought the conservatory would be beautiful (and warm!) for their family session, so she started looking for photographers who had shot there before. Then she found me! I was so excited to get to work with the Childs family while they were visiting from Oregon to celebrate the Christmas holidays, and to meet their sweet daughter Kennedy.

As we walked through the conservatory, I was so delighted to get to see Kennedy’s face light up as we’d discover fun plants and amazing waterfalls. She was so good the entire session, through countless poses with each family member along with being encouraged to keep her cute little smile on her face. We took a little snack break and grabbed some photos of mom and dad and grandma and grandpa, before bringing Kennedy in for another round of photos… that cheese snack really helped!

Uncle Brad did a fantastic job keeping Kennedy looking right at the camera, creating all sorts of fun characters for her to watch for as my lens opened and closed taking her photos. She was full of personality and sass, which kept me laughing the entire time we were together. I’d say by the end of the session, we were basically BFFs, which is always a good goal with 2-year-olds.

Thank you, Childs Family, for coming to Fort Wayne to hang out with me for a morning and capture these gorgeous family portraits of you all. I had a blast, and it was so great to get to be a part of your festivities. I hope you enjoy the photos as much as I do!

Autumn Howell Photography is a Fort Wayne family photographer, serving clients across central Indiana, including Kokomo, Indianapolis, and Lafayette. Learn more about booking me as your family photographer!

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I'm Autumn, a wedding photographer for romantic and joyful couples who are genuinely in love with their best friend. I'm a wife to my best friend Ryan, mom to a sweet baby boy, and dog mom to our adopted husky Aspen.


I am a sucker for spontaneous road trips, and I take my margarita on the rocks. I promise to keep things lighthearted, stress free, and keep you laughing all the way to your marriage.

Autumn Howell Photography specializes in wedding and portrait photography in Fort Wayne, Kokomo, Indianapolis and beyond

Tel 765.432.7263

Autumn Howell Photography specializes in wedding and portrait photography in Fort Wayne, Kokomo, Indianapolis and beyond

Tel 765.432.7263