Indianapolis Mass Ave + Canal Engagement Session // Kelly & Brian

“Sleep late, have fun, get wild, drink whiskey, and drive fast on empty streets with nothing in mind except falling in love and not getting arrested.” // Hunter S. Thompson

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of photographing another engagement session winner from the Indianapolis Bride Expo! It was a wonderful evening hanging out with Kelly + Brian and their sweet pup, Chewie, and documenting their love! We went around to lots of fun places in Downtown Indianapolis. After a swipe right on Tinder turned into a date turned into a relationship this couple can definitely be considered a dating app success story!

While visiting Kelly’s hometown of Muskegon, MI the duo took Chewie for a walk in the woods along Lake Michigan. While on their walk they decided a selfie with the Chewster (that’s my new nickname for him...) was definite must. After they kneeled down to snap a photo with their dog Kelly stood up and Brian stayed on one knee. Kelly’s emotions were pretty apparent from the start. Out of shock and excitement she started crying and once Brian began to speak she immediately said, “I DO!” She didn’t even let the poor guy finish! One can just hope he finally got to say what he wanted to once the ring was on and all of the emotions died down!

Although their life together began downtown Kelly and Brian can now be found shopping for things for their new home in Broad Ripple, spending time with Chewie, or sitting on their deck dreaming of Lake Michigan, Nashville, Ireland, and cocktails!

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Pendleton Family Session // Siegrist Family

“Run with a child, like a child, through a field.” // Heather Cahoon

As most of you may know, I don’t frequently photograph families and I especially don’t frequently photograph children. There are, however, a few exceptions. One is when they’re already close friends and/or family. The other, like in this situation, is when they have been clients of yours since the very beginning. Trusting their faith in your skill, even when you didn’t really have any! I’ve been photographing Amanda and Tony since they were just a couple. They got engaged and I photographed them again. And then although I didn’t photograph their wedding, they still came to me to photograph their sweet little family. I didn’t photograph their wedding because when they lived in Ohio. Which is the even better, most amazing, thing about them. THEY TRAVEL FROM OHIO TO HAVE MY PHOTOGRAPH THEM EVERY TIME! They’re absolutely the sweetest people I’ve ever met, so it was obvious when they had their little girl I was absolutely thrilled to photograph their family. So while, no, I am not a children’s and family photographer... sometimes, you make exceptions. This family is an exception.

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Butler University and Mass Avenue Spring Engagement Session // Julia & Andrew

“As you walk down the fairway of life you must first smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.” // Ben Hogan

A couple weekends ago I was fortunate enough to spend a cold and windy Saturday with my lovely clients Julia + Andrew for their engagement session at Butler University and downtown Indianapolis. Despite the chill in the air it was a wonderful time for the three of us to spend together as we walked around Hinkle Fieldhouse, Holcomb Gardens, and Mass Avenue for their engagement photos.

Julia and Andrew met the summer before freshman year of college at Butler. They both have a love of golf and were about to be on the golf team their freshman year. They met at a golf event and it was history from there! They dated all through college and now that they’re graduated and living together with their sweet beagle pup, Lilly, they’re about to start the rest of their lives together!

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Downtown Indianapolis Engagement Session // Heather & Obi

A little bit of love in little ol' Indy...

Indianapolis is one of my favorite cities. I may be a little biased since I live here but I just love it. New York is cool. And Chicago is great. But Indianapolis is one of my favorites. I love that it’s easy to walk everywhere. If I want to do a photo shoot in three different locations in Indianapolis it’s no big deal. We can easily get to three different locales in a 2 hour time period and still have time to take some wicked awesome photos. And that’s what we did with Heather + Obi for their engagement session! We had so much fun trekking around Downtown Indy it was amazing how fast the sun was gone and the session was over! But we definitely had a blast! We started the engagement session off on the patio of Capital Grille, one of their favorite restaurants, sharing laughter, smiles, and love over a glass of wine.

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Indianapolis Mass Ave Engagement Session // Sara & Paul

Our great city, exposed brick walls, and one shimmery pink dress...

A couple weekends ago I had the distinct pleasure of kicking off my 2016 engagement season with this fun and amazing couple! We went downtown and hung around the War Memorial and Mass Ave while taking some super sweet engagement photos! There was a chill in the air but we didn’t let it dampen our spirits. We pushed forward and had a blast with some amazing sunset light and an adorable couple snugglin’ it up.

Ever since a long night out the day after Thanksgiving in 2005, these two have been inseparable. They met on the dance floor at Indy’s own Ike and Jonesy’s bar and you can tell they still have that amazing spark they saw when first danced the night away. The two live together with their sweet cats and enjoy traveling, nights at Cancun restaurant, and watching all of the tv shows they can stream! They were definitely so much fun to spend a Friday evening with! They even let me talk their ear off at a burger joint called B Spot! (Totally legit by the way, rosemary fries for the win!) But their engagement photos were the real winner of the evening!

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State Fair Mini Sessions // 2015

Sunsets, ferris wheels, & elephant ears... OH MY!

All of the most amazing things can always be found every summer at The Indiana State Fair. While you may be able to find those things somewhere else, to me, nothing compares to the fair. I remember as a kid always being super excited to go to the State Fair with my grandma. Every time I go back I get this warm sense of feeling like I'm at home. So it was only logical that when I held summer mini sessions they would be at the State Fair. I loved it so much that I can't wait to offer them again this year!! 

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