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Indianapolis Wedding Photographer


Since I am a photographer who is new to the Indianapolis wedding photography market, I thought I would take a minute to introduce myself and highlight some of my favorite images from my 2021 season. I also thought it would be really fun to share a few of the wedding venues in Indianapolis, Carmel, Bloomington, Lafayette, Fishers, and surrounding cities that I am super excited to photograph weddings at.

Although I am new to the Indianapolis area, I am not new to wedding photography. 2022 marks the beginning of my 14th (!!!!!) wedding season! That is unbelievable! I have been so blessed in my career as a wedding and portrait photographer to shoot some of the most beautiful clients in the most inspiring locations.


Although I am currently located in Terre Haute, Indiana (because of Hubby’s job), I travel to the Indianapolis area often. I am so pleased and impressed with the number and varieties of gorgeous wedding venues there! My aesthetic leans toward classic, chic, luxurious weddings and there are many venues that compliment this style perfectly. I am a lucky girl to be an Indianapolis wedding photographer!

Indianapolis Wedding Venues

My number one dream wedding photography location is probably Laurel Hall in Indianapolis. Any bride with a heart for historical charm and vintage appeal will agree that Laurel Hall is unparalleled in Indy. This remarkable venue makes an unforgettable impression and sets the dreamiest backdrop for any wedding.

Newfields in Indianapolis has me drooling! It has the loveliest locations for an al fresco wedding ceremony and the most picturesque backdrop for all of your unforgettable wedding photos. With several options for wedding and reception spots on the grounds, you simply cannot go wrong.

Carmel  Wedding Venues

Black Iris Estate in Carmel, Indiana is the epitome of Southern plantation charm. With plenty of decadent indoor and outdoor locations for photo ops, any Scarlett O’Hara aspiring bride would be elated with this venue. Luxurious details and sweeping gardens have my wedding photographer heart swooning.

Two hotel venues that have left me completely in awe are The Ritz Charles and Hotel Carmichael in Carmel, Indiana. Both of these gorgeous locations offer the highest level of service, accommodations, and opulent details. From powdery-soft color palettes and sparkling chandeliers to lavish staircases and plenty of natural light, any bride would feel like a queen here on her wedding day.

Fishers Wedding Venues

I have three venues in Fishers, Indiana that I am totally in love with: The Balmoral House is another Estate wedding venue and I adore the touch of elegance and old-world charm it exudes. For a bride looking for a space with a more rustic feel, I recommend The Bluffs at Conner Prairie. The floor to ceiling windows allow for amazing views of the White River and wooded grounds. This allows you to bring the feel of the outdoors inside. Finally, for a bride looking for a classic and stately wedding venue in Fishers, my vote is The Hawthorns Golf and Country Club. It boasts East Coast elegance for a sophisticated soiree. I couldn’t agree more.

Bloomington Wedding Venues

The Wilds Wedding Venue in Bloomington, Indiana takes barn weddings to a whole new level. With exposed beams and soaring ceilings complimented with modern design and elegant details, this venue creates the perfect marriage of comfort and grace.

Lastly, for a bride looking for a truly unique wedding venue, One World at Woolery Mill in Bloomington is the definition of industrial-chic. This historical location has been transformed into an event space with sky high ceilings, exposed iron work, and massive windows.

This very short list is only a few of the top notch wedding venues available in the Indianapolis market. Each is so unique and breathtakingly beautiful and I cannot wait to have the opportunity to shoot weddings there! And I’m super excited to continue exploring this area and finding even more favorites.

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