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Brown County Wedding | Kaley + Donnie


What a beautiful late summer day it was for wedding portraits in Brown County!  I’m convinced that it must always be this lovely in Southern Indiana!  I was beyond excited when Kaley contacted me to photograph her wedding portraits with her family, her handsome groom, and their adorable pups, Penny (a 2-year old Boxer) and Zeus (a 1-year old Basset Hound)!  We started at the hidden gem bed & breakfast,  Robinwood Inn.  (Reggie and I loved our stay there earlier this spring for our anniversary, and we’re already checking dates to return because we loved it so much!)  And that’s how Kaley and Donnie decided they’d invite their family and closest friends to stay with them there for their wedding weekend!  It was a photographer’s dream to photograph all around the secluded destination, nestled in the wooded hills of Brown County!  And the light!  Ohhhhh, the light was fantastic!  Add the fact that Kaley and Donnie’s family and friends were as sweet as honey, and I was in heaven!  I’ll let my many favorites from their day tell their story!  Kaley and Donnie, what an honor it was to spend this special day with you and your family!  Wishing you a lifetime of happiness and laughs and sweet slow dances!

Chickens roam the property…and later in the day, they curiously pecked at my camera bag to see what I was up to as I photographed details!  I think that means we’re friends now!  😉

Kaley, you were a stunningly beautiful bride!!!
The newlyweds made my job an easy one with their easy-going, laid-back, fun-filled personalities!

So many pretty florals all around the property! Just look at those gorgeous hydrangeas!
I don’t normally blog many family portraits, but when they’re as sweet and joyful as the ones below, I just can’t help it!  Love this of the bride and her father!

Donnie and his Mom!  Melt my heart!!!

This one is for the Ohio State Fans! Kaley and Donnie love cheering on the Buckeyes, as do the groom’s brother, Dylan, and his sweet fiancée, Paige!!!

A favorite!


I loved having so much time for portraits of the bride and groom!  K + D, you two are one cute pair!

Another favorite!

The bling!!!  Soooo pretty!!!

Kaley’s soft, flowy gown was perfect on this warm August day!  
And the floral accents on the sash and in her hair were swoon-worthy!  

Isn’t Kaley’s engagement ring stunning?!  Good work, Donnie!!!

The couple changed outfits and we set off for a few more locations in the area.  
Loved this covered bridge!
Oh, and I adore this one!

Ohhhh, you two!!!!


Zeus and Penny were naturals in front of the camera!

Brown County State Park offered countless photo opportunities!  What a view!

Hi Penny!

I’ll end the post with another favorite image!  We caught the last of the evening light at this serene lake, and I love the joy and contentment of Kaley and Donnie.  Such a perfect day!

Kaley and Donnie, I cannot thank you enough for choosing me to document your first day as husband and wife!  I love the joy and happiness and spirit that you and your families exude!  Being able to photograph your hugs, laughs, and sweet kisses was an absolute thrill!  Congratulations to you both!  

  1. Anonymous says:

    BEAUTIFUL pics and the locations were SUPER too!!! GREAT job, Stephanie!!!


  2. Jory Stiffarm says:

    You captured this special weekend perfectly Stephanie!  Thank you again and again and….

    • si_admin says:

      Thank you so much for your sweet note, Jory!!! I adored meeting you and working with your beautiful family on such a perfect day for your sweet daughter and her husband! You guys are the best!

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