Erin and Jacob - engagement

When I’m planning with a couple about where to do their engagement session, we often try to do it in a location that is meaningful to them - the campus where they met, the spot they love to hang out, or anyplace else that might have a some sort of story to it.  Since Jacob proposed to Erin along the canal in Indianapolis, we thought it would be the perfect place to shoot their engagement session.

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Below, Erin and Jacob did a great job of focusing on each other while I was coming really close to falling into the canal, trying to get the angle that I wanted for this shot!!

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I love how vibrant the green of the grass is behind them.  It made such a cool natural backdrop!

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Erin and Jacob, you were so great to work with, and I’m so excited for your wedding this fall!

Samantha and Andy - engagement

Samantha and Andy’s engagement pictures were taken late this Spring at Minnetrista Center and a local playground, Burris Backyard. They will be having an outdoor wedding in Yorktown, Indiana next month, with the ceremony taking place in a grassy area right next to the river. I’m sure it is going to be beautiful! I can’t wait!

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I really like the warmth of the sunlight in these next two shots.

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See you again soon, Sam and Andy!

Lauren and Dave - Zanesville, Ohio

Lauren and Dave got married in Lauren’s hometown of Zanesville, Ohio.  They had a large wedding party made up of friends who traveled to share the day with them, and it was apparent that Lauren and Dave are dearly loved by many people!  (If you are around them for very long at all, it is not hard to understand why!  They are great!)  Here are a few of the highlights of the day.

Lauren gets ready with the help of her mom and her bridesmaids…

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Meanwhile, Dave and the groomsmen strike some poses!

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Just before the ceremony, the bridesmaids and female relatives gathered around Lauren to pray for her.

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Lauren was just glowing all day long!  Here is a favorite close up as well as a photo of Lauren and her amazing 92 year old grandmother blowing kisses at the camera!

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I like the perspective on this photo of Lauren and her friends from college.

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Yum!

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Friends and family lit sparklers as Lauren and Dave exited the reception.

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Needless to say, it was a fabulous day of celebration and we enjoyed capturing every minute of it!  Thank you, Lauren and Dave, for letting us in on all of the fun, and blessings to you as you begin your lives together!!

Ashley and Jon - Indianapolis, IN

We loved having the chance to photograph Ashley and Jon’s recent wedding in Indianapolis, Indiana.  The night before the wedding there were severe storms all around Indy, but the wedding day itself was beautiful.  The day started off at Geist Community Church, where the ceremony was held, and their reception followed at The Kendall Inn.

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Ashley’s dress had a beautiful black sash that tied around her waist and draped to the floor.

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During the ceremony…

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Everyone blew bubbles as Ashley and Jon left the ceremony.  Here is a shot of their exit, with Jon’s dad blowing bubbles in the background!

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Once we arrived at The Kendall Inn, we did some photos outdoors.  I think Ashley looks so beautiful in this close up!

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I’m sure we’ve all seen the photos of the bride and groom with the bride’s veil blowing across their faces as they kiss.  In the shots below, however, we had no intention of doing a “veil shot”!  The guys thought it would be fun to do a photo of them holding Ashley, but as they were attempting to get into position, her veil had a mind of its own!  It got all wrapped around Jon and he had to have help getting free!

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I actually love these two candid shots of the true moments as they happened rather than the posed shots we did once they were in position!

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Ashley and Jon share a laugh during the toasts at the reception.  I loved the sunlight falling on Ashley’s hair and shoulders!

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Though there was some competition, Jill, one of the bridesmaids, caught the bouquet!

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Ashley and Jon, thanks for sharing your day with us!  We wish you all the very best!