Indianapolis Engagement | Private Property | Kirstin & Ben

There might not be any green in the trees, but today's weather was absolutely perfect for these two!  Kirstin and Ben were originally not sure if they'd be able to have an engagement session because Ben is stationed in Florida and wasn't sure of the opportunities for leave, but he was able to get some time to come up and celebrate their anniversary AND get some photos done!  

I'm so looking forward to their wedding this September up at Lake Wawasee!  Kirstin's family has a home there, and they are getting married on the property!  I can't wait! 

Estate on the Halifax | Port Orange Wedding | Tiana & Gage

It was a perfect day at the Estate on the Halifax - beautiful weather all day long, and lots of love from all the family and friends gathered for Tiana and Gage's wedding.  

Tiana has been in my life since she was 5 and I was 17.  We were both in a hometown production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.  Now she's all grown up, graduated, and married ... and we sang the entire soundtrack to Joseph as she got ready on her wedding day!

Here are some of my favorites to look back on.  :)

The Kenwood Inn | St. Augustine Wedding | Carrie & Malachi

Carrie, Malachi, and I have been friends for several years now.  We met through my childhood best friend, and Malachi also works in the wedding industry as a kick-ass videographer.  So when they decided to get married in St. Augustine and asked if I would be their photographer I responded with an enthusiastic "YES!".  They had a small ceremony at the Kenwood Inn in St. Augustine, with only family in attendance.  Since they were friends, they gave me a lot of leniency to play and experiment - so while these favorites include the safe images that you're used to, there's also a lot of weirdness.  :)

Our Lady of Lourdes & Union Station | Indianapolis Wedding | Katie & Patrick

Katie and Patrick planned an absolutely magical day for their wedding!  The wedding colors were perfect, the week's rain gave us one day of respite, and their wedding party was filled with super fun friends.  :)

We started the day at Our Lady of Lourdes, spent a little time on Monument Circle, and then danced the night away at Union Station.  

Here are some of my favorites from their day.  

Central Library | Indianapolis Wedding | Anna & Mike

The thing I love most about Anna and Mike is their laughter.  Their wedding day was filled with it.  The thing I love SECOND most about them is that they requested their DJ play Wild Wild West for me, and then we all rapped it on the floor in the middle of their reception!  

Their wedding at the Indianapolis Central Library was full of fun and beauty - here are a few of my favorite images.  :)


Bride's Dress | Stella York from Sophia's Bridal
Cake | Cakes By Donna 
Catering | Ritz Charles
Florist | Mark Stratton
Music | Pro Sound Entertainment Inc.
Suiting | Louie's
Venues | Indianapolis Central Library

Antigua, Guatemala | Late Engagement | Stacy & Walter

I recently had the opportunity to travel to Guatemala with two of my dearest friends, Stacy and Walter.  

In 2007, Walter proposed to Stacy in the crypt (Walter, you're weird) of the Hotel Casa Santo Domingo in Antigua, Guatemala.  They were married in the hotel gardens in 2008.  Stacy and Walter never had engagement photos taken, so we took some time this trip to wander around Antigua taking "late" engagement photographs - which is why it is great to travel with other photographers, right Stacy?  ;)

The colors in Guatemala are amazing ... I'm game for another trip if anyone is interested.  :)

The Barn at Kennedy Farm | Indianapolis Wedding | Kat & Derek

Kat and Derek are #RelationshipGoals.  Together for SEVEN years before they got married (high-school sweethearts, of course!), went to college at rival schools and managed to make it work (IU vs Purdue), and have recently adopted the sweetest little puppy named Atom.  <3  I just love everything about them (and cried approximately 4 times on their wedding day.)

Here's an assortment of my favorite images from their day.  

Bride's Dress | Brides of Carmel

Bridesmaid's Dresses | David's Bridal

Cake | Family

Catering | Fazoli's

Florist | JP Parker

Music | DJ Sound Solution

Suiting | Men's Warehouse

Videography | Andrew Brueck

Venues | The Barn at Kennedy Farm

Private Property | Indianapolis Wedding | Clair & Ezra

Clair and Ezra planned the loveliest backyard wedding.  Their ceremony took place on the property of a family member in Indianapolis, and backed right up to a gorgeous lake.  They added fun details for kids and adults alike - a bounce house, several corn-hole setups, and lots of other outdoor games.  It had been rainy and wet all week, but we got lucky and it cleared up to be the perfect summer day.  :)

I'm so lucky that I got introducted to this couple through a mutual friend - their wedding was one I wouldn't have wanted to miss out on.  :)

Downtown Canal | Indianapolis Engagement | Anna & Mike

Anna, Mike, and I had the best time meandering around the downtown canal to take their engagement pictures.  There was a lot of singing, laughter, and avoidance of a rouge goose, and it made for the perfect evening.  They were also SO patient with me, as I kept stopping their session to chase down and pet every puppy* that walked past us!  

Here are a few of my favorite images from their session!  I'm so looking forward to shooting their wedding at the Central Library this fall!  :)

*All nice dogs are puppies, regardless of age.