Rick Goltowski Photography: Blog https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Rick Goltowski Photography (Rick Goltowski Photography) Thu, 09 Jun 2022 00:52:00 GMT Thu, 09 Jun 2022 00:52:00 GMT https://www.rickgphotography.com/img/s/v-12/u531111786-o664651801-50.jpg Rick Goltowski Photography: Blog https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog 120 67 Emily and Chris-Wedding Celebration-Detroit https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2022/6/emily-and-chris-wedding-celebration-detroit Here is a preview of Emily and Chris' wedding celebration in Detroit. We started at their lovely home in the University District of Detroit. From there we went to the Detroit Institute of Art for some portraits around the exterior. We then went to Corktown to play in traffic and to grab a shot with the skyline in the background. The reception was at the family restaurant Giovannis. So much good Italian food, I was in heaven. Thanks for letting me capture your fun day of celebration! 

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Paige and Andrew- The Barn at Sioux-Monti-Idaville, Indiana https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2021/10/paige-and-andrew--the-barn-at-sioux-monti-idaville-indiana Paige and Andrew got married at The Barn at Sioux-Monti, a beautiful rustic barn located in Idaville, IN. Where is Idaville, you ask? Ummm...I had to look it up too, but if you head south out of South Bend towards Lafayette, you might happen upon the small (population 397) farm town of Idaville if you don't blink. Anyways, Paige and Andrew got married and had a fun reception at the barn. Here are a few photos from the day. Enjoy!

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) indiana portrait wedding wedding photography https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2021/10/paige-and-andrew--the-barn-at-sioux-monti-idaville-indiana Fri, 29 Oct 2021 22:18:38 GMT
Marcia and Joey- Michigan Wedding https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2021/10/marcia-and-joey--michigan-wedding Joey of the aforementioned Marcia and Joey wedding, is the brother of Katie and brother in-law of Jon who's wedding I shot back in 2017. It was so great to capture the day for this family again. The ceremony was even at the same church that Katie and Jon got married in in Rockwood. For photos after the ceremony, we went up to Detroit to Little Caesars Arena- Home of the Detroit Red Wings and the Pistons. From there we hopped on the party bus for a short trip down to The Detroit Institute of Art and then hit HopCat for a couple drinks before heading back to Riverview for the reception at Orlando Familia Banquet Center. This crew was a ton of fun which made for some great photos. Here is a preview/recap of the day! Enjoy. 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) Detroit Detroit wedding Detroit Wedding Photography Michigan portrait Riverview Rockwood wedding wedding photography https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2021/10/marcia-and-joey--michigan-wedding Mon, 11 Oct 2021 16:18:30 GMT
David and Kayla- Anniversary Photos- South Bend https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2021/10/david-and-kayla--anniversary-photos--south-bend I shot David and Kayla's wedding 5 years ago down in Indianapolis and now I get to shoot their anniversary session! We shot out on the church grounds in the prairie and around the pond. The late season flowers were perfect for this shoot. Here are a few shots. 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) anniversary granger indiana portrait southbend wedding https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2021/10/david-and-kayla--anniversary-photos--south-bend Mon, 11 Oct 2021 15:51:25 GMT
Kim and Rob- Elkhart Wedding https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2021/10/kim-and-rob--elkhart-wedding Kim and Rob had great little ceremony at Trinity Lutheran Church in Elkhart. Jim's construction company actually built the amazing building that is the church! The reception was then held at their lake house on Birch Lake. Merry Me Events and Navarre Hospitality Group catered the event and The Vanilla Bean Ceamery provided some amazing ice cream. Here are some images from the day. 

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Dylan Senior Photos- Toledo Ohio- Toledo Museum of Art https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2021/10/dylan-senior-photos--toledo-ohio--toledo-museum-of-art I traveled to Toledo for this senior shoot and I couldn't be happier with how these turned out. I worked and went to school in Toledo for a few years and never visited The Toledo Museum of Art! This place was a photographer's candy shop. So many cool photo spots to choose from, many different textures and shapes and colors. Here are some shots of the session!

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) ohio portrait senior senior photography senior portraits toledo https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2021/10/dylan-senior-photos--toledo-ohio--toledo-museum-of-art Mon, 11 Oct 2021 13:50:33 GMT
Cassie and Zach Wedding- South Bend, Indiana https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2021/6/cassie-and-zach-wedding--south-bend-indiana Here is Cassie and Zach's wedding photo preview! These two were amazing on their wedding day! So much fun together and with their friends and family. It was a beautiful ceremony and a great party. Congrats you two! 

Ceremony: Zion United Church of Christ

Photography location: Downtown South Bend

Reception: St. Hedwig Memorial Center

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) indiana southbend wedding wedding photography https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2021/6/cassie-and-zach-wedding--south-bend-indiana Sun, 27 Jun 2021 19:28:12 GMT
Marissa and Spencer-South Bend Wedding https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2021/4/marissa-and-spencer-south-bend-wedding Marissa and Spencer got married at Clay United Methodist Church in South Bend and then had their reception at The Carnegie Library in Mishawaka. The reception space was amazing! It had was just the right size for smaller wedding and the food was amazing! Here are some photos from the day. Enjoy. 



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Kara and Chuck-Backyard Wedding-Elkhart, IN https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2020/7/kara-and-chuck-backyard-wedding-elkhart-in This lovely backyard wedding took place last weekend. It.Was.Warm.Ha. Luckily there was shade and an air conditioned garage to cool off in. But anyways, here are some photos of this wonderful couple and their awesome family. Enjoy!  

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Bobby and Kara- New Buffalo Engagement Session https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2020/7/bobby-and-kara--new-buffalo-engagement-session Bobby is my cousin, Kara is soon to be my cousin, we shot some photos together. This engagement session took place in the lake side town of New Buffalo, MI. What a wonderful place. The beach and dunes were perfect this night and the sunset did not disappoint either. Here is a taste of what we were able to capture on Michigan's west coast. 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) beach dunes engagement michigan new buffalo wedding wedding photography west west coast https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2020/7/bobby-and-kara--new-buffalo-engagement-session Sat, 25 Jul 2020 17:38:46 GMT
Krista and Brandon- South Bend Maternity Shoot-Notre Dame https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2020/7/krista-and-brandon--south-bend-maternity-shoot I got to photograph Krista and Brandon's wedding last May (2019) and now I'm shooting maternity photos for them! I love that I get so see couples become parents and that they ask me back to shoot this joyous time of their lives. We did this shoot at Notre Dame's Charles B. Hayes Sculpture Park. I have taken families and couples here before, and for good reason. So many great spots to shoot and the light is amazing at sunset. I especially love all the native plants and wildflowers in this park! Best of luck to these new parents, enjoy the photos! 


 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) family indiana maternity notre dame portrait southbend https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2020/7/krista-and-brandon--south-bend-maternity-shoot Sun, 12 Jul 2020 19:40:04 GMT
Tess and Cory- South Bend Wedding https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2020/6/tess-and-cory--south-bend-wedding Tess and Cory picked a great day to get married. Perfect weather, a little warm in the conservatory, but otherwise, a great day. I met the girls at The LaSalle in downtown South Bend where they got dressed and we shot a few photos. After that, I headed on over to the Potawatomi Conservatory to meet the guys and shoot some photos of them before the ceremony. The ceremony was a quick one! Get out of that heat! Now, back over to The LaSalle for more photos and dinner and dancing. I hope you enjoy this preview. More to come in the next couple weeks! 

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Senior Photos- Marian High School- South Bend, Indiana https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2020/5/senior-photos--marian-high-school--south-bend-indiana Whoa! First real shoot of the new year, other than some fashion stuff and a newborn shoot earlier in March. It was fun to be out again shooting some seniors. I can't imagine a senior year ending like it did for this class of 2020, I hope these photos and this session made things a little more normal. We shot out at Notre Dame for this session, endless spots for great photos out there! Here are some shots from the shoot. Congrats Nathan and Jillian. 

 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) indiana portrait senior senior photos southbend https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2020/5/senior-photos--marian-high-school--south-bend-indiana Sat, 23 May 2020 19:11:53 GMT
Corri and Chad- Detroit Wedding-Jam Handy https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2019/12/corri-and-chad--detroit-wedding-jam-handy Last wedding of the year! What a good one to end on too. Corri and Chad got married at The Jam Handy in Detroit just last weekend. Happy One week you two! This venue was pretty stinkin' awesome. Great vibes and a beautiful backdrop for a ceremony and reception all in one location. Although there was a small fire (one of the center pieces went up), the night went really well. Here are some photos to show you how much these two love each other and their friends and family. Enjoy! 

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Sara and Mike- Clinton Township - Detroit Wedding https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2019/11/sara-and-mike--clinton-township---detroit-wedding Another super fun wedding! Sara and Mike got married at St. Isidore's Catholic Church in Macomb, MI and had their reception at The Mirage Banquet Center in Clinton Township. We started the day at Sara's parents for hair and make-up and some fun PJ photos, then headed over to Mike's parents for a quick cigar before heading over for the ceremony. After a beautiful ceremony, they headed out on the party bus for some pre-gaming before the reception. This reception was a hoot! The glow party and the neon sign along with all the great food music and dancing, added up to equal a great time. The photos kinda speak for themselves! Enjoy this little preview ! 

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Chelsea and Matt- Chicago Wedding- Slavage One https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2019/10/chelsea-and-matt--chicago-wedding--slavage-one Chelsea and Matt got married at Salvage One in Chicago a couple weekends ago. The venue was so cool! A retail shop that converts into a venue in the evenings. Everything there was for sale, and I wanted it all. Ha. But any who, here are some photos of their day, I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed shooting them! 

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Danielle and Jonathans 5 year anniversary! https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2019/10/danielle-and-jonathans-5-year-anniversary This is the 3rd year that I got to shoot some photos for this amazing couple! We took this shoot out to the sculpture park at Notre Dame, and I think it is my new favorite place. We had a blast with this shoot as you may be able to tell by some of the photos! Enjoy these. 

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Hailey and Nathan- Buchanan, Michigan-Campground Wedding https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2019/9/hailey-and-nathan--buchanan-michigan-campground-wedding This wedding was so fun! The bride's family owns and runs Fuller's Resort and Campground on Clear Lake in Buchanan,MI, so naturally she had her wedding ceremony on the beach of the lake and the reception on the campground. The weather cooperated with us for the most part the entire day. Other than a few sprinkles here and there, the overcast skies provided great light for some great photos. Here is a recap of the day as I saw it. Enjoy.

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) family indiana michigan portrait South West Michigan southbend wedding wedding photography https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2019/9/hailey-and-nathan--buchanan-michigan-campground-wedding Thu, 26 Sep 2019 16:57:01 GMT
Nancy and Scott- South Bend Wedding St. Pats Park Red Barn https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2019/9/nancy-and-scott--south-bend-wedding-st-pats-park-red-barn Nancy and Scott's wedding at St. Patrick's County Park in the Red Barn was soooo great!! We had perfect weather for their big day. We started out at the Cabin where the girls were getting hair and makeup done. Once they were ready, we went right into the ceremony. There were some pretty special moments that occurred during the ceremony, including Nancy forgetting Scott's ring! But she played it cool and I'm sure only a couple people even knew! Ha! From here we did a few photos around the park before hitting up the reception. Here are a few photos of the day. I hope I captured the fun and love of this couple. Enjoy these! 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) family indiana portrait southbend st. Patrick's Park wedding wedding photography https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2019/9/nancy-and-scott--south-bend-wedding-st-pats-park-red-barn Wed, 18 Sep 2019 22:22:58 GMT
Sara and Mike- Detroit Engagement Session https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2019/9/sara-and-mike--detroit-engagement-session This engagement session was so fun! We pre-gamed at Queens Bar to loosen up then headed out for some fun photos around the city. We ended on top of the Z-lot overlooking the city but we had to deal with an ornery security guard at the top. Despite her efforts to ruin our shots, we pulled of some good stuff. I'm looking forward to the wedding in November with these two! Here are some shots from our shoot in Detroit. 

 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) Detroit downtown Downtown Detroit engagement Farmer Street Michigan parking garage portrait wedding Z-lot https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2019/9/sara-and-mike--detroit-engagement-session Fri, 06 Sep 2019 21:08:22 GMT
Luke is a Senior- Jefferson High School, Monroe, Michigan https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2019/8/luke-is-a-senior--jefferson-high-school-monroe-michigan This is my cousin Luke, he's going to be a senior at Jefferson this coming school year. So, we shot some pretty awesome photos with him. The photos on Lake Erie on his boat were fun to create! Big thanks to his Dad for donning the waders to hold the boat steady and for his mom and uncle for helping with lights! Here are a few photos from his shoot. Enjoy!

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South Bend Wedding- Potawatomi Zoo https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2019/7/south-bend-wedding--potawatomi-zoo We had a perfect afternoon for a wedding at the Potawatomi Zoo here in South Bend! After we got a few group and family photos out of the way, we got to talk a walk around the zoo and shoot some fun portraits, and feed some goats. I set the brides bouquet down near the goats, and sure enough, one of them tried to eat it. I was able to snag it away to avoid disaster! The ceremony was on the Alligator bridge near the prairie dogs and lemures. So there were a few more witnesses to the nuptials other than the friends and family of the couple. After the ceremony the whole group took a quick train ride around the zoo. Not a bad way to end the day. Here are a few photos, enjoy!

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Blake and Ron Engagement Session-Downtown Detroit https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2019/6/blake-and-ron-engagement-session-downtown-detroit These two killed their engagement session this past weekend in Detroit. We had a perfect weather day to take a little stroll down Grand River Ave just outside a killer AirBnB and then hit the top of a parking garage over looking the city skyline. I'd say this has been one of my fave locals! Here are a few photos to check out. Enjoy! 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) Detroit downtown Downtown Detroit engagement engagement photogrpahy engagement photos MI michigan portrait wedding wedding photography https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2019/6/blake-and-ron-engagement-session-downtown-detroit Wed, 05 Jun 2019 13:00:00 GMT
Krista and Brandon Got Married- Mishawaka and South Bend Wedding https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2019/5/krista-and-brandon-got-married--mishawaka-and-south-bend-wedding We started our day at Artistic Hair in Mishawaka where the ladies got hair and makeup done. One of my favorite shots of the day happened here. I told the Maid of Honor to open the bottle of Champagne towards me so I could shoot the cork coming out. Little did I know, she was lined up right at me! I was certainly in the splash zone but it made for a great photo and a great reaction from her as I kept shooting through the foamy spray.  We then headed to The First Methodist Church in Mishawaka. A beautiful old church in the heart of Downtown Mishawaka. After the ceremony, we traveled west to downtown South Bend. Once the party arrived, we went for a little walk to get some photos with the entire bridal party. After a couple locations with them, I had the best man and the maid of honor come with me and the bride and groom for some portraits of just the two of them. The comedy duo of the best man and MOH provided some great laughs and expressions from the newlywed couple. The reception soon followed at The Woodward. This was a great venue to shoot in. Not too big, not too small. Great intimate feeling for all of the guests. The dance floor was full from the beginning of open dancing til the end of the night when I left! This group certainly knew how to party. Here is set of photos from the day. I hope I captured the love these two have for each other and their friends and family. Enjoy! 


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Tess and Corey https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2019/5/tess-and-corey Tess and Corey are getting married June of 2020 so we did a quick engagement session the other day. It was a great night for photos and to get to meet and know this great couple. I am super excited to shoot their wedding at the very classy LaSalle in downtown South Bend next summer! Enjoy these photos! 

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Krista and Brandon are Engaged! https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2019/1/krista-and-brandon-are-engaged After shooting Taylor and Colin's wedding last month, Krista reached out to me to about shooting their wedding in May of this year. Brandon was one of Colin's groomsmen, so that how they knew about me! We did this shoot on an unusually warm January day in South Bend. The downtown area never disappoints with all its various textures and pockets of light. These guys killed it with posing and style options. When I told them I wanted to capture them and that they should just interact with each other, they went for it and were so natural! That made for some great moments. So here are a few! Enjoy!

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2018- A year in Review https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/12/2018--a-year-in-review 2018 was a busy year for me. I shot 4 wedding as the primary photographer and 10 as a second shooter with Westley Leon Studios this year. I did some new projects with my sister and her new business Good Neighbor this fall with a few fashion shoots. I really enjoyed shooting this style of photography. Working with great models and beautiful clothes in Detroit, what could be better. I shot a few headshot gigs and my normal family shoots this fall and winter and a couple senior guys. Here are some photos that made the top of my list in 2018. I hope 2019 is even better and more gigs come my way! Happy New Year!  RG16 RG16 RG16

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Taylor + Colin: Coppes Commons, Nappannee, Indiana https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/12/taylor-colin-coppes-commons-nappannee-indiana Our day started out at Inside Out Salon in Granger where the girls got their hair and makeup done. From there, they took a party bus down to Nappannee to an amazing venue called Coppes Commons. This place had so much to offer when it came to great photo locations. The elegant rustic industrial feel was a photographers dream. The natural light coming to the venue provided many great opportunities for some beautiful photos. With the ceremony and reception activities being in the same venue, we were able to quickly do all of our photos with the family and the bridal party all in about an hour while guest enjoyed appetizers and drinks from the espresso bar. LB floristry provided all of the flower arrangements for the day and did an amazing job! Wow they were beautiful! 27 entertainment brought the house down with some great music and energy for the reception and dance party. These guy are really good at their job. So here is a bit of the day as I saw it. Congrats to Taylor and Colin. 
 

 

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Burkey Family Photos! https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/12/burkey-family-photos Still crankin' out family photos! This family was so much fun to shoot, the girls were so great and Kai was a gentleman. Here are a few shots from yesterday. Enjoy. 

 

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Luke is a Senior! https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/11/luke-is-a-senior Finally! We got this shoot in the can! After a couple reschedules because of the weather, we had an amazing evening, albeit cold, but amazing. Downtown South Bend didn't disappoint again. There are so many cool textures and interesting spots down there. So here is a little preview of Luke, and Sandy. Good luck with the rest of the year and I hope you get to go to Arizona for college and get out of this weather! 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) indiana portrait senior senior photos southbend https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/11/luke-is-a-senior Tue, 13 Nov 2018 14:30:00 GMT
Jacqueline and Billy got Married! https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/10/jacqueline-and-billy-got-married Despite a horrible weather day, we made some beautiful photos with Jackie and Billy! The school house was such a cool spot to get married, and it was warm and dry. Here is an extended preview since I didn't post one earlier this week. Enjoy.  RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16

 

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More family photos! https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/10/more-family-photos Another amazing fall evening to shoot photos! It's been a good week to shoot. 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) family family photography indiana portrait southbend https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/10/more-family-photos Thu, 25 Oct 2018 22:35:41 GMT
St.Pat's County Park Engagement https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/10/st-pats-county-park-engagement We had a beautiful fall evening this past Sunday to knock out some engagement photos of Nancy and Scott. Before their session we got a few family shots in too. This was my first shoot at St. Patrick's County Park in South Bend, and boy, it did not disappoint. There were so many cool spots to shoot. FYI there is no entrance fee after 5pm but they close at 7. Thats golden hour for photogs! So thanks St. Joseph County parks dept. for having that in place! This is also where the wedding will be in September of 2019. I am certainly looking for to this one next year. Here are a few shots from the evening. Enjoy!
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(Rick Goltowski Photography) engagement family indiana kids portrait southbend St. Joseph County St. Patrick's County Park wedding https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/10/st-pats-county-park-engagement Wed, 24 Oct 2018 22:36:26 GMT
The Bardsleys https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/10/the-bardsleys Knocked out a fun family session Sunday afternoon! Logan is turning one so we did a cake smash too.  There is still time to book a fall session with me. The leaves are still hanging on and the snow hasn't fallen yet. Email me or message me on facebook, https://www.facebook.com/RickGoltowskiPhoto/ Enjoy these guys, just imagine, this could be you. 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/10/the-bardsleys Tue, 09 Oct 2018 00:37:42 GMT
Nathan is a Monroe Senior https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/10/nathan-is-a-monroe-senior Ok, so not going to lie, I started at the wrong high school for this shoot. After waiting about 10 minutes past the scheduled start time, I made a phone call and found out that it was at Monroe High and not Jefferson! So i packed my gear back up and hoofed it about 20 minutes across town. All was good though since the light was just getting good at 6pm and it ended up being perfect at the end of the shoot. Most of these were shot with one light but I brought out two more flashes for the hero and action shots. Enjoy! 

 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) High Michigan Monroe Monroe High School portrait senior senior portraits Trojans https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/10/nathan-is-a-monroe-senior Wed, 03 Oct 2018 01:36:44 GMT
Sara + Mike https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/9/sara-mike Sara and Mike's wedding at Pinewood Camp in Twin Lake, Michigan was perfect, hashtag bestdayever. Check out this preview of some the photos from the day. There were so many great moments to choose from but I think these sum it pretty well. Thank you for allowing me to share this special day with you guys! These should hold you off until the rest of the photos are done.  Enjoy Europe. 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) bride camp forest groom Michigan wedding wedding dress wedding photography ymca https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/9/sara-mike Tue, 25 Sep 2018 23:51:46 GMT
Taylor Reception https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/6/taylor-reception Here are a few photos from a recent backyard reception. Ryan and Lindsay wrote and performed an amazing original song to thank their guest for coming and for supporting them. The song was amazing, such a special night for them! 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) family indiana outdoor portrait reception southbend tent wedding wedding photography https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/6/taylor-reception Sat, 16 Jun 2018 00:05:28 GMT
Goshen Family Shoot https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/5/goshen-family-shoot I can't forget to post this family session! We shot at The Old Bag Factory in Goshen and it did not disappoint. By the end of the shoot we were able to get some fun shots with the kids. Enjoy these!

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) family family portraits goshen indiana kids old bag factory portrait southbend https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/5/goshen-family-shoot Sat, 12 May 2018 13:21:01 GMT
Taylor + Colin Engagement Session https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/5/taylor-colin-engagement What a perfect evening for a shoot! Dang! Taylor and Colin killed it during this session at Amish Acres and then in downtown Nappanee. They were the perfect couple to do some more creative shots with. I am certainly looking forward to the wedding in December, well not the December weather, but definitely the wedding! Ha. Check these two out. 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) amish acres engagement engagement photography engagement photos farm indiana nappanee portrait https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/5/taylor-colin-engagement Thu, 10 May 2018 13:00:00 GMT
Rob + Erin Wedding Preview https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/5/rob-erin-wedding-preview Rob and Erin's wedding was pretty amazing. The ceremony was at The Morris Performing Arts Center in downtown South Bend and the reception followed right nextdoor at The Palais Royale. Both of these places were beautiful. I couldn't have asked for a better location to photograph these two. Enjoy these few photos of the day!

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) indiana reception southbend wedding wedding photography https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/5/rob-erin-wedding-preview Wed, 02 May 2018 13:00:00 GMT
Downtown Family Shoot https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/2/downtown-family-shoot A quick family session downtown this Sunday morning. Melissa is a fellow photographer in the South Bend area that reached out to the Facebook group for a quick family session last week. Here are a few shots from the session. 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) family family photography indiana kids portrait southbend https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/2/downtown-family-shoot Sun, 18 Feb 2018 22:03:47 GMT
Jackie + Bill Engagement Session https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/1/jackie-bill-engagement-session Saturday was a great day for some engagement photos, especially since it is late January. We had some decent weather, great skies and a couple cool vintage locations. We made our rounds in the town of Buchanan, MI to come out with these great shots. They are actually getting married at the school house and barn locations in October! Its going to be beautiful out there that time of year. Enjoy these photos!

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) engagement indiana michigan portrait wedding wedding photography https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2018/1/jackie-bill-engagement-session Thu, 25 Jan 2018 03:00:30 GMT
Daddy, Daughter shoot https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/12/daddy-daughter-shoot I got to photography a friend and his bubbly, beautiful daughter this past Sunday! He had a great idea for some lazy Sunday matching pajama pictures. I think we captured their relationship pretty well. Oh and we did some headshots too, gotta keep it professional. Ha. Take a look at the love these two have for each other. 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) family indiana kids portrait southbend https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/12/daddy-daughter-shoot Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:30:00 GMT
Winter Family Shoot https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/12/winter-family-shoot Love me some surprise gigs! Booked these guys on a Friday and shot them on a Monday! We captured some great moments all in about an hour. Check out this beautiful family! 

 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) family indiana kids portrait southbend https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/12/winter-family-shoot Thu, 14 Dec 2017 00:15:00 GMT
Anniversary Pics https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/12/anniversary-pics I got to shoot this fun couple to celebrate their 3rd year as a married couple! Obviously this post is a little behind as there is no snow in these photos. But, we had a great time checking out some new spots around GCC's campus. Here are a few from that afternoon. Enjoy for meow! ;) 

 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) anniversary couple family indiana portrait southbend https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/12/anniversary-pics Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:07:19 GMT
Grand Rapids Engagement https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/11/grand-rapids-engagement Took a rainy drive up to Grand Rapids this Saturday to photograph this awesome couple. Despite the rain, we got some great shots. Starting off in their amazing apartment with amazing light! Moving on to some really cool murals around town and ending up in the Downtown Market. We had a great time shooting, mixing in a few tasty beers and a great meal at Founders. Here are a few photos from the day. Enjoy!

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) mi engagement grand rapids michigan portrait wedding wedding photography https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/11/grand-rapids-engagement Wed, 22 Nov 2017 00:01:09 GMT
The Last Family Fall Session https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/11/the-last-family-fall-session The weather held out for one day this week enough to capture some great moments with the Manriquez family. My go-to spot on the north side of Notre Dame's campus did not disappoint. Here are a few shots from the session. Take a look. 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) family indiana kids notre dame portrait southbend https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/11/the-last-family-fall-session Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:28:02 GMT
Jech Family Session https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/11/jech-family-session Year 4 with these guys! We always have a blast shooting these family photos. The kids just love each other and love to be crazy! Nothing has changed with that. Take a look at what was captured at their home. Sometimes, the home is the best place to get the kids to be themselves in photos. 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) family indiana kids portrait southbend https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/11/jech-family-session Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:00:00 GMT
Family Session! https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/10/family-session Despite the very fall like weather, we were able to make some great photos! Grab a blanket and some warm clothes and cuddle up with the family. Oh and make a really great Halloween costume for you baby boy, cuz its the cutest. 

 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) fall family family photography indiana kids portrait southbend https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/10/family-session Sun, 29 Oct 2017 12:32:02 GMT
Helmkamp Fall Family Photos https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/10/helmkamp-fall-family-photos Nothing better than some cute kids and great fall weather. Here are a few shots to enjoy. 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) family indiana kids portrait southbend https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/10/helmkamp-fall-family-photos Thu, 19 Oct 2017 23:31:54 GMT
Arnold Girls! https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/10/arnold-girls I had the great pleasure of photographing my cousins a couple week back. I am finally posting to the blog today though. Been busy. Sorry. These girls are involved with pretty much everything. They are both in theater so we did some headshots for them. Here are a few solid shots and some funny ones, because, well, Ava.

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) family kids michigan portrait sisters https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/10/arnold-girls Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:55:35 GMT
Foster- 2018 St. Joseph High Senior https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/8/foster--2018-st-joseph-high-senior We had a great adventure shooting in downtown South Bend. Great weather and beautiful light led to some awesome photos. I mixed in some natural available light with some OCF light shots. Here is a sampling of the session. Enjoy! 

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If anyone is needing senior photos this summer or fall, do the smart thing and get in contact with me! 

 

 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) indiana portrait senior senior photography senior portraits southbend https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/8/foster--2018-st-joseph-high-senior Sat, 12 Aug 2017 01:24:24 GMT
Family Session in Goshen https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/7/family-session-in-goshen It was Christmas in July! Well, this family booked me back in the winter last year and gifted the session to their parents for Christmas. We finally got to shoot! 

Here are a few shots from today at Shanklin Park in Goshen, IN.  

 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) family family photography goshen indiana park portrait southbend https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/7/family-session-in-goshen Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:00:00 GMT
Rob + Erin Engagment https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/7/rob-erin-engagment This fun, energetic couple booked me to shoot their wedding in April of 2018. We decide to do a quick get to know you shoot in downtown South Bend. This is also where the wedding and reception will be held. Wedding at The Morris Performing Arts Center with the reception around the corner at The Palais Royale. Just from meeting with them yesterday, I am already looking forward to the wedding day. Here are a few shots from the session. Enjoy! RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) Indiana engagement indiana portrait south bend southbend wedding wedding photography https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/7/rob-erin-engagment Sun, 02 Jul 2017 18:27:49 GMT
Jon + Katie - Southeast Michigan Wedding https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/6/jon-katie---southeast-michigan-wedding I had the pleasure to meet this couple last winter in Kalamazoo at an awesome coffee shop to talk about the wedding and we were able to get some great photos there too, that's when I learned these guys were going to be easy to photograph. So much energy and love for each other, it was easy for me to give simple direction and then just do my thing and capture their chemistry. 

We started at a really nice Bed and Breakfast in Wyandotte, MI.  Amazing shots were not hard to make here. From here to the guys getting ready location in Rockwood, then to the church down the street. After a beautiful ceremony we went to Lake Erie Metro Park for some bridal party photos. We ended up at the reception location at Dearborn Hills Golf Club

Enjoy this preview. It was hard to get the almost 3000 photos, that my second shooter, Ryan, and I took, down to what you see here. 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) Detroit Indiana Michigan South Bend indiana portrait southbend wedding wedding photography https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/6/jon-katie---southeast-michigan-wedding Sat, 10 Jun 2017 15:02:05 GMT
Hello World: Maisyn Paige https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/3/hello-world-maisyn-paige Welcome to the world Mai.  RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2017/3/hello-world-maisyn-paige Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:45:39 GMT
Best of 2016 https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2016/12/best-of-2016 2016 was a big year for me photographically (real word?) speaking as well as life changes (new job, baby on the way) . Here are some personal photos along with some photo gigs I was blessed with this year. Starting with a trip to Florida's emerald coast in February to a senior session in the summer and a couple weddings in the fall, with some volunteer work for GCC Creative thrown in for good measure . I hope that 2017 is as least as productive as 16 was. Cheers and Happy New Years! 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2016/12/best-of-2016 Sat, 31 Dec 2016 16:23:08 GMT
One more Family Fall Session! https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2016/11/one-more-family-fall-session Get this girl in the playground and she shines! Days like this are about to run out. Here's to savoring possibly the last of the warm weather for the year. Cheers!  RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16 RG16

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) family indiana kids portrait southbend https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2016/11/one-more-family-fall-session Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:12:05 GMT
Kelley Family Preview https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2016/11/kelley-family-preview What a great family! And a beautiful home to boot! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) family indiana kids portrait southbend https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2016/11/kelley-family-preview Wed, 09 Nov 2016 14:00:00 GMT
Weppler Family Preview https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2016/11/weppler-family-preview A new addition to the Weppler family! 

 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) family indiana kids portrait southbend https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2016/11/weppler-family-preview Tue, 08 Nov 2016 22:37:33 GMT
Audrey and Xander https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2016/11/audrey-and-xander More sister and brother photos on the blog today! Xander was looking good in a smart sweater and driving cap and Audrey was working her charm to get brother to laugh and smile. 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) 2year fall family indiana kids portrait southbend https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2016/11/audrey-and-xander Sun, 06 Nov 2016 16:17:17 GMT
Big Sister, Little Bro https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2016/11/big-sister-little-bro ​This is my 5th time shooting with these guys. From Mom and Dad's engagement and wedding photos, to both newborn and​ Bria's one year/family photos last fall. This time they are welcoming in a new family member. Congrats guys! 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) 2year Indiana bend kids newborn portrait south https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2016/11/big-sister-little-bro Fri, 04 Nov 2016 02:10:30 GMT
Sara+Matt- Journeyman Distillery, Three Oaks, MI https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2016/10/sara-matt--journeyman-distillery-three-oaks-mi I met Sara way back in college when we both worked at GFS in Lansing, MI. Last fall, we were able to capture some pretty amazing engagement photos in downtown Chicago. Fast forward to October 8th...Matt and Sara's wedding at Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks, MI. This place was amazing, a photographer's dream. There were tons of cool locations inside, amazing light everywhere you looked and a great staff. Here is a preview of their day. It was difficult narrowing down the photos to make this preview, because there were so many great shots. Enjoy! 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) chicago distillery indiana journeyman michigan portraits three oaks wedding wedding photography https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2016/10/sara-matt--journeyman-distillery-three-oaks-mi Sat, 22 Oct 2016 18:44:59 GMT
David + Kayla- Traders Point Creamery, Zionsville, IN https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2016/9/david-kayla--traders-point-creamery-zionsville-in Here is a preview of David and Kayla down in Zionsville, IN. Traders Point Creamery provided the location for the ceremony and couples portrait afterwards. The barn was beautiful and so were the grounds. Enjoy! 

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(Rick Goltowski Photography) Indianapolis indiana photographer portrait wedding wedding photography https://www.rickgphotography.com/blog/2016/9/david-kayla--traders-point-creamery-zionsville-in Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:20:00 GMT