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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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Baby Henry

This little big guy was precious! What an amazing head of hair with perfect squishy baby cheeks. He was perfect. He slept most of the shoot and then kept an eye on me towards the end giving us lots of cute faces. Thank you so much Ashley and Ben, you have such an adorable family! I can tell how much you love this little guy:)

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Amelia and Nora

These girls are so beautiful! Nora was having a little bit of a tough start, however we managed to squeak a few smiles out of her! And Amelia, like usual, was model ready. That girl loves the camera! Thanks Andrea and Chad, so great seeing you all and your awesome girls!!!

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Jaya

This little baby is part of my family! Jenny (the mama) is my husband’s first cousin and her parents are like another set of grandparents to our own kiddos. We love them! Jenny and Charles live in Florida, but we managed to get a little shoot in while they were visiting. Jaya was so fun to chase around, such a cutie. And of course my kiddos stepped in for some pics with their cousin- which clearly I did not plan if you notice the outfits- well, actually Ruth is always photo ready just in case, the boys, not so much. Great seeing you Jenny and Charles!!! Jaya is pretty awesome.

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Bo and Logan

How beautiful is this family!? These boys are so adorable and like to give each other random hugs. I could have photographed them all day long! Thank you Margaret and John, it was so great seeing you again! You have such a fun little family!

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Conner, Drew and Brenna

This family! The kids, the weiner dogs, the country lake living, I LOVE all of it! I always take waaaaay too many pictures and have the hardest time choosing because this family is way too much fun. These kiddos have such a fun life with pretty awesome parents. I love visiting! Thanks Kristina nd Jason, I love catching up on old times!

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