Shelby and Trace - engagement

I’m looking forward to Shelby and Trace’s wedding in January, but we decided to take advantage of the warm, Indiana summer weather for their engagement pictures.  We did their session on Ball State’s campus, where Shelby is currently in grad school.  Here are a few favorites from the shoot!

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Shelby was wearing the cutest little shoes…I had to include this pic to show them off a bit!!

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I’m excited for your winter wedding, Shelby and Trace!

Liz and Jamie - Chicago, IL

We recently traveled to Chicago to photograph our first wedding in the windy city! Liz and Jamie were great!! They were married at the beautiful and historic Chicago Temple in downtown Chicago, and their reception took place at Shedd Aquarium. What great locations to get to shoot!!

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Above, the guys hang out before the ceremony. (Rajeev took that one, and I like that it really was completely candid.)

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Inside the sanctuary…

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A trolley transported the wedding party between the ceremony and reception sites, and also took us to Millennium Park where we did most of the pictures. I love this shot of Liz and Jamie peeking out the side of the trolley just before heading to the park!

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Millennium Park was such an amazing site to get to use for photographs!! It was just such a neat contrast to have the beautiful, green park surrounded by all of the huge buildings of Chicago!

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The picture below and on the right was taken under the Cloud Gate. If you look carefully, you can see the image of Jamie and Liz reflected multiple times in the background.

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Liz looked radiant!!

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The next two shots were taken on the patio at Shedd Aquarium.

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I had a little fun with the post processing on this one. I felt like the mood of this photo called for some sort of antique look. It reminds me of an old postcard.

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Rajeev also took this shot below of the cake by candlelight with the aquarium in the background. Nice!

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Liz and Jamie, thanks so much for giving us the opportunity to photograph your wedding! We enjoyed every minute of the day! We wish you all the best!!

Happy Anniversary, Landon and Sara!

Today I’d like to wish my little sister, Sara, and her husband, Landon, a very happy 1-year wedding anniversary! I love you both so much!

I was in the wedding, so I didn’t get to take as many pictures as I would have liked, but here are a couple that my husband, Rajeev, shot as Sara and Landon left the church.

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I love the way that you can see the great reaction of Sara and Landon’s friends in the background of the second picture! Nice job catching that, Rajeev! :) (If you didn’t know, Rajeev is often my second shooter for weddings. He does a great job and I couldn’t do what I do without him!!)

Sara and Landon, may this only be the start of many, many more happy years together.

Kendra and Bryan - Portland, IN

Kendra and Bryan are a great couple from Cincinnati, Ohio, who decided to get married in Kendra’s hometown of Portland, Indiana.

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Kendra looked beautiful and was a very easy-to-work-with bride!!

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The guests showered Kendra and Bryan with rice as they left the ceremony. I really like the motion of these shots!! However, if you’ve ever been a bride or groom showered by guests with anything at all, you know that being pelted with all of those tiny, hard pieces of rice could have felt good!! At least these things look good in pictures!!

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It was an unusually cold day, but Kendra and Bryan braved the weather for an approximately 2-minute-long outdoor photo session! We got some good photos during that time, so I’m so glad they were up for it!!

Thanks, Kendra and Bryan, for giving us the opportunity to photography your wedding! We enjoyed working with the two of you and wish you all the best!!