Indianapolis Spring Golf Club Wedding // Kathleen & Andrew

"Fill my heart with song, and let me sing for ever more." // Frank Sinatra

So I’m callin’ myself out here, I’ve been slacking on the blog posts. I know. I know. I’m sorry!! Please don’t hate me y’all! But lately, with going back to work full time my work load has become between writing blog posts or spending time with that adorable ginger child of mine! I’m sure you guys understand why I’ve chosen that adorable ginger child! That being said, I’m trying to get back on the old blogging horse and get back at it! I have too many amazing weddings and too many amazing clients this year to NOT share them with everyone! So I say we start off right away with Kathleen & Andrew’s wedding from *GASP* like three months ago! (Bad Jackie! Bad!) 

Kathleen & Andrew met back in December of 2008. Well at least that’s when they had their first real conversation! They had seen each other in passing before then. Recently they’ve moved themselves, their two dogs, and big fluffy cat all the way from Missouri here to Indiana where they’ve put down roots in the Greenwood area. The sweet couple and I bonded over a mutual love of all things nerdy and binge watching on Netflix. (My two favorite things!) Kathleen even had a “From Muggle to Mrs.” Harry Potter themed bachelorette weekend at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! Super cool, and I’m super jealous! 

It was wonderful to watch almost 10 years in the making come to life as these two tied the knot at Valle Vista Golf Club back in May. The wedding was filled with fun and laughter from all of their friends and family.

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Indianapolis Vietnamese White River Gardens and Union Station Wedding // Jane & Sean

“I’ll love you more with every breath, truly, madly, deeply do.” // Savage Garden

This past Saturday I spent my day with two high school sweethearts at White River Gardens and Historic Union Station in Downtown Indianapolis as they finally tied the night starting a new chapter in their life that’s been over ten years in the making. Jane, Sean, and I all attended the same high school... you know... way back when. They have been dating literally ever since I can remember. It was wonderful to get the chance to document their big day, especially since I photographed their engagement session two years ago! But they’ve been busy becoming big, fancy, doctors in Kansas City!

With Jane being of Vietnamese decent the duo opted to have a traditional Vietnamese ceremony in the morning with close family and then a Western ceremony following in the afternoon at White River Gardens. After a big break in the day for photos and relaxing they joined their guests at Historic Union Station for dinner, drinks, and dancing as they sealed off the night with tons of fun before they had to pack their bags again to return home.

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Indianapolis Mavris Colorful and Elegant Wedding // Heather & Obi

“So don’t ever think I need more. I’ve got the one to live for. No one else will do, I’m tellin’ you. Just put your heart in my hands and I promise it won’t get broken.” // Nathan Sykes

Last Friday’s wedding was definitely one for the books! I spent the day at The Mavris Arts + Event Center in Downtown Indianapolis with two absolutely amazing, loving, and sweet people. Heather + Obi tied the knot on a gorgeous day in July surrounded by wonderful friends and family and backed by a stellar vendor team.

The two of them, technically, met on the bus at Purdue. Heather was immediately drawn to the cute guy with dimples. However it wasn’t until after formally meeting at a party through mutual friends that their relationship blossomed, grew, and flourished through their common sweet demeanor and faith in God. Years later we were brought to this wonderful day and I am just so happy I was able to be part of it! Trust me you guys... this wedding has got me all heart eyes everywhere!! I can’t even stop thinking about it all!!

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Downtown Indianapolis Regions Tower Fall Wedding // Lindsey & Dave

“Tell me that you want me, and I’ll be yours completely, for better or for worse.” // Kodaline

My oh my, oh my, oh my! This wedding ladies and gentleman. This wedding is definitely up there in like top five favorite weddings from last year. Not to say anything bad AT ALL about my other weddings from 2015. I love each and every one of my clients. They are all amazing and beautiful people committing themselves to each other for life. That in itself is the reason why I do what I do. To tell love stories. But when you have a super fun loving couple paired with an equally fun wedding party, more time for photos than I’ve ever known what to do with, delicious food, heart warming toasts, a sunset, AND a beautiful rainbow come together into one amazing wedding. Well it’s every photographers dream.

Lindsey + Dave are possibly some of the sweetest people I’ve ever met! One of my favorite things is when my clients become my friends and I feel like Lindsey and I are sisters from another mister! (P.S. She sends the best snapchats of usually one of three things: her/her & Dave at a sporting event, her super sweet pup, or whatever alcoholic drink she is enjoying at that time. Needless to say, I love her and her snaps.) But I digress... Lindsey and Dave tied the knot on what appeared to be a cold, windy, overcast day in our beautiful capital city Indianapolis. On the fifth floor of the Region’s Tower they exchanged vows, shed tears, danced, laughed, and had the best of times celebrating their nuptials. By the end of their ceremony we thought we weren’t going to have much more than some orangey clouds in the distance for a sunset. But low and behold the clouds cleared and not only did we have an exquisite sunset but a rainbow! A flippin’ rainbow y’all. It was great. Aside from all of the amazing things any photographer would dream of having on a wedding day, I was absolutely honored to be there and witness and document their memories. I feel lucky to have met and been chosen by them and working with them has truly reminded me of why I love what I do.

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Indianapolis Geeks In Love Gaming Convention Wedding // Lisa & Dave

“What Does That Make Us?” “Big Damn Lovebirds, Sir.” “Ain’t We Just?” // Firefly (modified)

What happens when you put two big damn lovebirds (tee hee), an engagement session, elephants, a gaming convention, a LARP, and a wedding all in one weekend? You get a big damn blog post of the whole shindig!

Lisa + Dave chose to wed surrounded by all of their friends and family at the local FREE gaming convention Whosyer Con at the Wyndham Indianapolis West. It’s only fitting since the two of them met in convention scene. These two have some of the biggest hearts I’ve ever seen. They volunteer their time and work incredibly hard at several conventions every year in order to support their friends, chosen family, and the fandoms they love so much. It’s no wonder that there wasn’t an empty seat in the house at their ceremony, there were even people even standing in the back just to watch them tie the knot! So buckle your seat belts kids and hold on for the ride because this blog post is going to be a long one but I promise it will be full of happiness and two people crazy in love surrounded by amazing friends and family!

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Cicero Bright & Fun Backyard Wedding // Mackenzie & Casey

"Nothing can bring a real sense of security into a home except true love." // Billy Graham

My most favorite thing about Mackenzie and Casey's wedding is it started at home. Held on Mackenzie's parents property, where the couple spent a lot of their time. The couple exchanged vows on the bride's parents' front porch surrounded by 200 of their closest family and friends. Yes, two. hundred. Trust me, if you knew this amazing couple, you would understand why 200 people would want to see them tie the knot. They're the nicest and most genuine people I have ever met.

After their ceremony everyone joined for a tented reception in the backyard with food, music and dancing. It was definitely a fun time!

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Intimate Backyard Labor Day Wedding // Kelly & Mel

“Whatever our souls are made up, his and mine are the same.” // Emily Bronte

I love this quote by Emily Bronte, I feel like it really describes Kelly + Mel’s relationship. Two ladies who have always been on the same wavelength. Three years ago, Kelly asked me to photograph a ceremony between her and her partner Mel at their home in Fishers over Labor Day weekend. At the time, same-sex marriage was not only not legal in Indiana but not part of our foreseeable future. Kelly + Mel didn’t know when or IF same-sex marriage would become legal in the state where they reside but they did know they were raising two amazing twin boys and they wanted those boys to feel their family come together. Three years ago Kelly + Mel proclaimed their love and promises to take care of each other in an intimate ceremony for close friends and family. I was honored to photograph their union then, but I was even more honored when Kelly invited me back to photograph their legal ceremony this past Labor Day at their annual Labor Day party. It was a fun filled evening with live music by Zanna Doo, catering by Simeri’s Italian Restaurant, swimming and dancing all around. I was so happy to be there surrounded by their love and zest for life. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend my Labor Day weekend!

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2015 Favorite Images of the Year // The Wedding Couple

“I vow... to live within the warmth of your heart and to always call it home” // The Vow

This is it guys! We’ve finally come to the end of the countdown. This is a really exciting time for me because I now get to share with you the photos of couples that are seriously in love. I love couple’s portraits. It’s where I get to show off my supa skills and making people look ridiculously awesome! I’m so excited to share the final installment of the countdown. I hope all of my couples out there know that I love them all very dearly and remember that the photos I chose were based off of my use of technical skill and creativity to capture and document my clients. So check out the final 10! They’re all pretty awesome!

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2015 Favorite Images of the Year // Wedding Portraits

“Goin' to the chapel and we're, gonna get married.” // The Dixie Cups

The wedding day is a crazy day of fun. Mostly photojournalistic with moments and documentation but I do have time to create some portraits for people. Of the bride, the groom, the wedding party, all of the people involved. These are the chances I get to be creative with the people involved on the wedding day. I love working with real people which creates challeneges but that's the best part! Most of these photos are bride and groom individuals with a few wedding party photos that I just love. Let’s ch-ch-check them out!

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