I’m an introverted extrovert. And although I’m a terrible singer, I love to chant my favorite songs – everything from T. Swift to hip hop – when I’m in the car! I love tiramisu and coffee with too much milk. Scarves are one of my must-have accessories! I’m addicted to design of all kinds – interior, landscape, graphic, food, fashion, all of it.
As soon as I walked into their adorable home to discuss wedding photography with them, I was smitten. I was greeted with kind eyes and warm smiles, like our masks weren’t even there. And I’ll admit that the puppy kisses from their dog, Karma, and the purring and tail hugs from their kitty, JoJo, were definitely a sweet highlight! Natalie and Kyle met in astronomy class in college, and years later they both attended a wedding of mutual friends. Although he lived in Chicago at the time, Kyle insisted that he would like to take beautiful Natalie out on a date the next time he was in Indianapolis for work. The stars aligned! The date was a success! And, yes, pun totally intended! Want to know more of their love story? Yes? I thought so, me too! *May I please just hit pause here to say that I loooove my job! Really! I get to meet amazing people, hear one of a kind love stories like this one, and hang out with them during some of the most special times! Ok, back to the story!* Kyle planned a proposal that would be sure to surprise Natalie, especially since she is known to quickly catch on to these kinds of things. Under the Christmas Star in December (that college astronomy class again!), Kyle asked Natalie to marry him, and she said yes! The couple knew immediately that they’d love to have their wedding in the bride’s hometown of Franklin. And it is the most adorable area! We even did some Save the Date photos at the historic theatre, and a proper engagement session a few months later – with Karma the pup! – and this beaming pair, full of joy, genuine smiles, kindness, drawing me in even more! Their wedding day is almost here, and I am so so SOOO excited!!! Natalie and Kyle, I am so thankful to have met you (Thank you, Jenny!) and I cannot wait to celebrate alongside you and your families and friends in a few short days! Congratulations, you two!!!
Last summer, we had the most incredible day for Kara and Christian’s engagement session! The evening sky put on quite a stunning display of color, and we stood in awe as we were completely surrounded by shades of pink, coral, and lavender. It was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced, and to have shared it with two of the kindest, sweetest, most beautiful from the inside out people, it was something I’ll never forget! Their wedding day is almost upon us, and I am so excited to share it with their family and friends! Kara and Christian, you two are simply wonderful, and I cannot wait to be there alongside you as you share your vows and celebrate with those you love most in this world! For now, I’ll let your warm smiles and joyful spirits shine right here in some of my many favorites from this fantastic day! Hugs to you both!!!
Aside from being a gorgeous couple, Lauren and Bryce are kind, funny, adventurous, sweet, and easy-going. When 2020 handed the world a pandemic, they had tough decisions to make, like so many other brides and grooms. Trading their dreams of a fall wedding day to now a Spring one, I have no doubt that it will be the most amazing day! And from all of the fun we had at their engagement session at Newfields, I cannot wait to have them back in front of my camera again! I think you’ll agree that they will make for such a stunning bride and groom! I can’t help but think back to our first meeting, hearing about how they met, how we share a common bond and love for IU, where Bryce proposed to Lauren, playing tennis, and simply enjoying the great outdoors! Their positive spirit and their zest for adventure and love for each other made my job a piece of the most decadent cake imaginable, and I keep pinching myself because I feel so lucky to know them! I didn’t want my time with them to end, and we took full advantage of the day’s beautiful light to explore the lovely landscape at Newfields, ending with a craft beer tasting for these two – another hobby they love to share! I’ll stop gushing about these two and get straight to some favorites from the day!
L + B, I adore you both, and I have been counting down the days until we hang out again! The Month of May will have one more epic event to celebrate! And I cannot wait to be there!
Yes, I know, we really just started Winter here in the Midwest! And I should totally savor all of the cozy time of being indoors in fleece leggings (Seriously, life changing! Do you love them too?)…however, it’s also fun to think ahead to warmer weather, to blossoming trees, to basking in the sunshine on a beautiful day! Am I right? Well, anyway, it’s my excuse to finally share images from this gorgeous Spring session with Lauren, Steven, and their handsome pup, Hunter! We explored many areas along the Indianapolis Canal Walk before happening upon a magical spot that we had all to ourselves! Take a look! Those trees!!! My time with these two and their sweet, very well-behaved four-legged friend was amazing, and I can’t wait to share some of that here with you all!
L+S+H, thank you so much for sharing this special day with me!
And a special thank you to Miya, a fellow photography enthusiast, who works with Lauren and kindly shared my name with her! I sincerely appreciate it! Hugs to you, friend!
Ohhh, friends!!! This insanely adorable duo will be getting married this fall, and I can hardly wait! Hannah and Ryan are the kind of people you love being around, always smiling and happy go lucky. They love traveling, playing tennis, riding bikes, visiting wineries, and spending quality time together. Speaking of traveling, they were spending time abroad in Italy with Ryan’s family during the summer of 2017. The day they were exploring Positano, they walked along the beach in the mid-day sun. When Hannah turned around to look at Ryan, he was on one knee asking her to marry him! He had had the ring in his pocket the whole day, waiting for the right moment to ask her. She said yes, and together they’ve been planning a wedding day of their dreams ever since!
I truly adore all of my wedding couples! Their stories are uniquely theirs, and no two are the same! Hannah and Ryan met in high school. They shared a class and didn’t know each other. Both of them worked at the same movie theatre. And through mutual friends, they began to form a beautiful friendship. Although they both liked each other as more than friends, neither one wanted to risk jeopardizing their relationship. However, fate had other plans! They soon went on their first date, and the rest, as they say, is history. My connection to Hannah came about when I had the honor of photographing her senior portraits! I remember that day so vividly! We explored downtown Indianapolis on a lovely fall day, and she smile the whole time! So many portraits of her from that day are still some of my favorites! Hannah, you are going to be such a gorgeous bride!!! Fast-forward to a couple of years ago when I was planning a styled wedding project and needed some models for the bridal party. I reached out to Hannah and her boyfriend, Ryan, and they agreed to come and spend the day with me! They were so cute together, I just knew they were an amazing couple! I had a hunch that one day soon I’d hear that they’d be getting married! And I knew at that point that I’d be so incredibly honored to document their wedding day! More fast-forwarding to 2017 when I saw on social media that they were traveling in Italy. Call it intuition, call it wishful thinking, whatever you want to call it, I had a feeling! Days later Hannah shared the news that Ryan proposed on the beach in beautiful Positano, Italy! Mama mia!!! After they returned from the adventure of a lifetime, I got a message from Hannah asking to meet with me about their wedding day! And, as they say, the rest is history! At our meeting, it turns out that I had another connection with this pair. Ryan has family that live in my hometown, and his late uncle was my high school Biology X teacher! I loved that class, and talking with Ryan about him brought back so many fond memories of learning so many interesting things in his uncle’s class! Well, except for dissecting frogs and worms, but I digress. It’s not every day you make connections like this, and it’s all part of what I love so much about this work that I get to do!
Both Hannah and Ryan have continued their studies since graduation from college, and have been planning their wedding over the past 2 years. They were so excited to celebrate their engagement and to make the wait seem a bit shorter by having their engagement portraits taken in the Spring of 2018. And I’m so delighted to finally share a few favorites from their beautiful spring day exploring the colorful gardens at Newfields! Hooray for all of the purple flowers in bloom just for Hannah! Hannah and Ryan, you two are such a wonderful couple, and I am so excited to travel alongside you both during this special season!
Counting down the days until your wedding, H + R!!! Hugs to you both!!!