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While on a long camping trip along the western coast of Michigan last summer, I received an email from the sweetest bride-to-be!  She had seen my work, and wanted to inquire about wedding photography and engagement photos.  After only a few emails back and forth, I could tell I would love working with this couple!  As Katy and David shared more about their love story, their relationship, and their hobbies and interests, it was even more apparent that they were a perfect match for each other and a dream duo to work alongside!  We planned their engagement session to take place in locations that meant something special to them, places they loved to visit together.  And it was the best time!  We had bright sunshine on this late summer afternoon, perfectly highlighting and illuminating their equally sparkling, easy-going personalities.  They even picked up a bouquet of flowers on their way to use in photos, because it’s something they’d do while walking through nearby farmers’ markets on the weekends.  With the golden light flooding Garfield Park’s (impeccible!) Sunken Gardens, their fantastic style, their amazing connection, it was easy to lose track of time, getting lost in capturing the two of them from behind my camera.  When our time ended in the gardens, we made our way to Fountain Square for more portraits.  Katy and David often love trying new restaurants and going back to favorites in this historic area, checking out the friendly, unique shops and eateries in one of their most beloved areas of Indianapolis.  We also stopped by Bovaconti Coffee, who so graciously to allowed us to photograph inside and outside. Such a fun atmosphere! Needless to say, I adored my time with these two, and I have so many favorites from this session that seemed to fly by in an instant!  Katy and David, thank you so much for asking me to capture this exciting time in your lives!  You are so fun, so kind, so beautiful together, a dynamic and dreamy duo!  Wishing you all the best as your wedding day draws near!



A Garfield Park Sunken Gardens & Fountain Square Engagement Session, Indianapolis, IN // Katy + David


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!!!


Franklin Engagement Session // Natalie + Kyle


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!!!

Summer Engagement Portraits // Kara + Christian


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!

Indianapolis Engagement Portraits // Newfields Engagement // Lauren + Bryce


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! 



Indianapolis Engagement Portraits // Lauren + Steven


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