Noblesville Mustard Seed Gardens Vintage Elegance Wedding // Sarah & Steffan

“Cause all of me, loves all of you. Love all your curves and all your edges. All your perfect imperfections.” // John Legend

Honestly... all of me... loves all of this wedding. Sarah + Steffan’s wedding at Mustard Seed Gardens earlier this October was a wedding I had been waiting on all year. Not to mention that I’ve been waiting for them to get engaged for like five years since I photographed them when they first started dating. But that’s another story for another day. I’m just thrilled that I was able to document their beautiful vintage elegance wedding at hands down one of the prettiest barns I’ve had the pleasure of working in! #AllTheTwinkleLights

Sarah + Steffan are the absolute sweetest. Sarah and Steffan met while attending Ball State in 2010 after Sarah returned from studying abroad in Japan. They bonded over a mutual love for Japanese culture and all things nerdy. Eventually they were engaged on a trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden to see the cherry blossoms and now here we are... wedding day! And Sarah is just like, the perfect balance of nerdy and stylish so I knew the wedding day was going to go swimmingly. She’s so stylish she has a style blog called Indy Dressed! And you should follow her on her website blog and Instagram in all of her Hoosier fashion and style adventures! As for the wedding day... it did go swimmingly, despite a little bit of rain! (Yes that was a water pun!) And we got some pretty stellar images.

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Sharpsville Kelley Agricultural Historical Museum Blush Rustic Wedding // Toni & Miah

“Yeah we’re home. That’s what you feel like, home. Yeah girl, you’re the only one who gets me.” // Charles Kelley

Toni + Miah’s big day at The Kelley Agricultural Historical Museum was one heckuva day! I only wish I could have spent the whole day with them myself! Thanks to the amazing work of Rachel Law and Robin Shannon I was able to photograph another wedding on the same day as Toni and Miah’s while these two gals took the utmost care of documenting this duo’s memories! Their sweet, simple, and fun blush rustic wedding definitely looked like a good time! When I finally got to go through all of their photos and edit them!

I met Toni + Miah last year at Mackenzie + Casey’s wedding. Toni was Mackenzie’s maid of honor while I’m pretty sure I met Miah while he was driving a golf cart! :-D Throughout the night I watched the two of them interact, dancing together and having fun at the wedding. Already knowing that they owned a house together I knew it wouldn’t be long before they got engaged. It was only a couple weeks later when Miah proposed to Toni at what she thought was her birthday dinner. I’m so glad I met them at the wedding because even though I was already booked for the wedding date the ultimately picked we found a way to make it work and we got to work together at least in some capacity!

These two are just so sweet and fun loving. I loved spending the time I did get to spend with them and I am so happy I was able to help them out to the best of my abilities for their super fun big day!

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Lookout Mountain Wine + Whiskey Inspired Wedding // Rashel & Michael

“I say Georgia, Georgia. A song of you, comes as sweet and clear as moonlight through the pines.” // Ray Charles

Rashel and Michael’s wedding day in October 2015 at a family farm and The Grandview amongst beautiful Lookout Mountain in Georgia was a day that could be stopped by nothing. It was a day filled with love, friends, family, wine, whiskey, dancing, and laughter. It was also a day that started with rain and had a few bumps along the way. But at the end of the day these two amazing people committed themselves to one another in a beautiful outdoor ceremony at the base of Lookout Mountain and then danced the night away at a gorgeous patio reception in clouds. I am absolutely thrilled to be sharing these photos with you guys. This was definitely a wedding I will never forget and I am so grateful to Rashel and Michael that they asked me to join them on their most special day.

Rashel and Michael met in 2007 through mutual friends during Purdue University’s freshman orientation program. Although they just started as friends the two of them eventually developed a connection that neither of them could deny. (Even though they tried for awhile!) In November 2008 they decided to make it official and they’ve been inseparable since. Fast forward to Christmas of 2013 when Michael insisted they take a trip to Chicago for the holidays. While it wasn’t unusual Rashel, being Rashel, tried to resist saying they needed to focus on others for the holidays. Michael booked the hotel anyways and they made the trip. While dining in the same restaurant they had dined in five years before Michael presented her with a box and under layers of tissue paper there was an iPad. Filled with pictures and text of friends and family the final picture was of their sweet pup Cinna with a sign asking her Mommy to marry Daddy. Obviously, Rashel said “yes” and now we’re here. In beautiful Georgia watching the two of them tie the knot. Like I said, it’s a day for the history books.

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Anderson Intimate & Rustic Barn at Hawks Point Wedding // Kerri & Jonny

Cowboy Boots, Teal, Maroon, & Owls...

You betchya. All those things fit beautifully together one Sunday afternoon for Kerri + Jonny’s wedding at The Barn at Hawks Point in Anderson, IN. The duo traded their handwritten vows in an intimate ceremony at the barn’s beautiful outdoor ceremony space. It was a wonderfully fun day that I was so incredibly honored to document for my past college “hallway mate” aka “wingman.” Kerri and I go way back even before college having a mutual friend from childhood. But it was in college at Ball State University where we lived across the hall from each other that we truly bonded. Even after many fun times going to dorm sponsored black light parties and “studying” in the study lounge I never would have though back then I would be photographing her wedding! It was so wonderful to get to know Jonny and see her family again through this process!

Kerri + Jonny’s wedding was a fun mix of Kerri’s bold personality mixed with Jonny’s flair for the rustic. Complete with bright teal and lovely maroon, her love of owls, his love of feathers, sports team loves, cowboy boots, and wood slices. Their wedding was just full of personal touches. And I was so glad to be there to document it!

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Intimate & Rustic DIY Hill Country Texas Wedding // Andrea & Andy

“You've got that kind of look in your eyes, as if no one knows anything but us...” // Ed Sheeran

Let me just tell you guys, I am so ridiculously excited to share this wedding with you! What a way to kick off my wedding season with a beautiful outdoor wedding at The Wildflower Barn in Driftwood, TX! I’m telling you guys, this intimate wedding was full of so much love and fun that I don’t even know where to start with this blog post! I’m going to preface this that it may be a long post. I just walked away with so many images that I loved it was hard to pare down!

Let’s start off with their story shall we? Andrea + Andy have been together for quite a long time! In fact they’ve known each other for 10 years! They met way back in sophomore year of high school in Spanish class at Noblesville High School. It was in this class Andy had decided he enjoyed sleeping more than learning Spanish. Since they were seated next to each other Andy would copy off of Andrea a lot and frequently ask for help. Once the teacher caught on to them they figured FOR SURE they would be separated or failed. Neither happened. Instead, the teacher decided to have them continue to sit next to each other for the rest of the year. Needless to say they were dating before the end of the school year. They separated for awhile when Andrea moving to Colorado for three years and then a lot of other things got in their way. But they managed to find their way back to each other for Andy to propose to Andrea on the River Walk on Marriage Island in San Antonio. Surrounded by family and even a tour boat cheering them on Andrea said “yes” that day on the little island said to bring long and loving marriages for those who are wed or engaged there.

I can’t see into the future (although that would be a cool talent to have) but from spending the time I spent with Andrea + Andy last week I can tell you superstition or not I believe they will have a long and loving marriage. They work well with each other to solve problems and take care of each other. It’s obvious they care deeply for each other and their personalities mesh so well. They are amazing people and their wedding was equally amazing. I’m so excited to share with you their pink and pewter, blue bonnet surrounded, laughter filled, fun having, DIY, rustic, wedding amazingness. I hope you’re ready because the cuteness starts now!

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Indianapolis Intimate Woodland Literary Wedding // Lindsey & Eric

“Love, it’s not an emotion. Love is a promise.” // The 12th Doctor: Doctor Who

When your bride quotes Doctor Who in her wedding vows you know she’s the right bride for you. It doesn't hurt that Lindsey + Eric are also close friends of mine and my husband. My husband has known Eric since high school and I’ve known him since my husband and I started dating seven years ago. Of course when Eric started bringing Lindsey around we all immediately loved her. Because she’s just like us. So it was no surprise when Eric and Lindsey announced they were going to get married that they asked my husband and I to stand with them. But then what Lindsey said next changed everything:

“You can still photograph my wedding and be a bridesmaid right?”

And of course I said:

“YEP!”

So let me preface this blog post by saying it’s gonna be a long one. I was so involved in the wedding it was hard not to tell every aspect of the day in this post. But if you can bear with me I promise it will be worth it! It was a crazy day of playing bridesmaid, wedding planner/designer, and photographer. But with the help of Joni Bilderback the day was pulled off with tons of fun and capturing their relationship just as it is. No frills. No excess. Just two people committing themselves to one another surrounded by family and friends in an intimate outdoor ceremony and reception followed by drinks, music, a bonfire, and camping.

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Hippie Love // Styled Shoot

"All good things are wild & free." // Henry David Thoreau

This year I have definitely been obsessed with the boho/hippie look that has taken over wedding fashion! Which makes sense because I love vintage styles specifically the 40’s/50’s era and the 60’s/70’s era. I wanted to do a little styled shoot with a flower crown and a short, flowy, hippie dress. When my friends Lisa + Tyler offered up their time to take some photos for me they definitely did not disappoint and they brought the magic with them! With florals provided by Courtney at Violets Are Blue Floral Design and hair and makeup provided by my ever amazing Ashley Huse we created some purely wild and free photos.

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Boho Americana // Styled Shoot

"Ask her what she craved and she'd get a little frantic about things like books, the woods, music. Plants and the seasons. Also freedom." // Charles Frazier

In honor of Independence Day for our dear country I am sharing this fun styled shoot I did a little over a month ago. I can come up with this idea that I wanted to photograph an Americana wedding shoot, but every Americana styled shoot I had seen was very vintage in the 1940's/1950's style. Which makes sense. The United States went through a huge surge of patriotism due to the second World War. But, being myself, I wanted to photograph it in a different way. The Americana look is definitely "in" right now. You can't walk through any clothing store without seeing something with red, white, blue and some stars plastered on it. Which is kind of cool. Yay America! So I wanted to blend this Americana trend and the current boho-hippie trend that's happening and throw it all into a wedding photo shoot. The result was an awesomely tatted up gal with her bearded fiancée with an American flag, an open field, and pure freedom.

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Adventures In Time & Space Outdoor Geek Wedding // Haly & Wes

DR. WHO, STAR WARS, AND VIKING WEAPONRY.

All the things you need for an awesomely geeky wedding at an old ski lodge! Haly + Wes made a promise to love each other at his mom's property surrounded by family, friends, some horses, a baby goat, and maybe a little bit of rain.

Haly + Wes met through the sci-fi convention scene due to many mutual friends and a mutual love for all things geeky. From the minute they met it was a perfect match. It's said that everyone has a person and they are each other's person. Once they finally were engaged there was no doubt that their personalities and their love of sci-fi would make it into the wedding. From every wedding party member having a viking or medieval weapon to having a "cookie bearer," because, "Come to the dark side, we have cookies." This wedding was personally, 100% them.

Although it rained all morning and even into the early afternoon they didn't let it get them down. Mother Nature let up just before it was time for pictures and we were able to work out some pretty awesome photos for them! I was so happy to be part of their day!

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Vintage Country Vineyard :: Prairie Guest House Styled Shoot

OH MY GOODNESS. THESE PEOPLE.

These people are quite possibly the best people I've ever met. When I had a styled shoot to arrange and I needed models this lovely couple stepped up to the plate. 

Alison and Zach have been married for three years and although they had wedding photos from a dear friend they were married on a budget. Alison told me her story about two college kids so in love they just wanted to be married. Once I heard her story I knew they were the perfect couple for the styled shoot. Definitely the most deserving couple. And the best part was that Alison's real life maid of honor is my bride, Megan! So we of course had to get Megan involved in the styled shoot! It was a lovely day and such an honor for me to make more memories for this lovely couple.

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Sarah + Andy :: Zionsville Barn Wedding

Sarah and Andy. These two are quite possibly the cutest little couple I ever did see. Their wedding was simple and fun, which made it extra awesome. Being best friends with Cassie Conforti of Conforti Photography and the owner of her own wedding coordinating business, Cooper Events AND the owner of the venue, The Barn in Zionsville, I just knew this wedding was going to be AH-MAZING. And, it was.

Aside from having a barn wedding, which I'm in love with by the way, they had a theme of a tandem bicycle. Why a tandem bicycle you ask? Well because they live in Downtown Indianapolis and they ride it everywhere, that's why! Cause they're just that cool. I don't care how cool you are, you're not "riding a tandem bike with the love of your life" cool. Unless you're Sarah and Andy, then you are that cool.

This is quite possibly my favorite photo of the 2013 season. I mean, adorable couple, tandem bike, red lip stick, awesome locale? Swoon.

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