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.  :)

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.  

Coxhall Gardens | Indianapolis Engagement | Amanda & Paul

St. Roch & Skyline Club | Indianapolis Wedding | Lindsey & Chris

What can I even say about this wedding?  Lindsey and Chris planned a day that can only be described as ... AMAZING.

We started the day at St. Roch, which is one of my favorite Catholic churches in Indy.  ("Why?", you ask.  Baller light.)  We also had several hours (thank you!) to meander around downtown Indy and take portraits of the wedding party before finishing out the day with a perfect reception at the Skyline Club.

Lindsey, Chris, and the entire wedding party were full of antics and gave off such good energy during their photos; I hope it shows in these images.  I love when wedding days get a little goofy!

Vendors

Bride's Dress | Splendid Bridal
Bridesmaid's Dresses:  Bella Bridesmaids
Cake | Taylor Made Cakery
Catering | Skyline Club
DJ | Grapevine DJ
Florist | Royal Creations
Stationery | Paperwhites Press
Suiting | Louie's Tux Shop
Videography | Zander Nunnelly
Venues | St Roch (Ceremony), Skyline Club (Reception)

Columbia Club | Indianapolis Wedding | Kate & John

Kate and John are two of the loveliest humans I've ever met (even if they are a little quiet.  I don't think John said more than 10 words out loud on his wedding day), and I'm always thrilled when lovely people get the best wedding day.  :) 

Their wedding took place at the Columbia Club in Indianapolis, where Kate's parents are members.  We took their wedding party portraits on Monument Circle downtown, and were joined by a couple of dinosaurs out dancing around.  One of the best parts of the evening was when Kate and John came out of their shells and got lifted up for the hora!  Even AJ (their planner) got in on the fun and helped lift the chairs!  

Check out some of my favorite images below!  

^^^ FAVORITE ^^^

Kate's parent's tearing up during Kate & John's first look.  It made me want to cry, too!

^^^ DINOSAURS!! ^^^

Everyone at the wedding got together for a picture!  Love it!

Last photo of the night.  Swoon!

St. John's & Sanctuary on Penn | Indianapolis Wedding | Kayla & John

One of the most unique weddings I photographed in 2016 was the wedding of Kayla and Ryan.  They were married in a beautiful traditional Catholic service at St. John's, and then had a super non-traditional reception at the Sanctuary on Penn.  The reception was cocktail style:  no formal seating arrangements, pub tables and food stations, and dancing all night long!  

Check out some of my favorites below (including one of the most beautiful dresses of the year)!  

I.  LOVE.  THIS.  DRESS.

Vendors

Bride's Dress | Hayley Paige
Bridesmaid's Dresses | Bella Bridesmaids
Cake | Cake My Day
Catering | Sanctuary on Penn
Florist | JP Parker
Musicians | Matt Carroll and the Browncoats
Suiting | Joseph A Bank
Videography | Unique Heart Productions
Planning | Aisle Ready Events
Venues | St. John's (Ceremony), Sanctuary on Penn (Reception)

The Conrad | Indianapolis Wedding | Kyndel & Mandy

Theeeeese two.  Kyndel and Mandy planned THE.BEST.DAY.  

Their wedding was held at The Conrad Indianapolis, and we spent lots of time wandering around downtown with them and their rad bridal party.  Mandy even had a firetruck brought over from her station so we could get some pictures in front of it, as well!  :)

Without further ado ... some faves.