Every once in a while I am privileged to photograph an Elopement! (This one happened in my old town, but I’m super excited to now be offering elopement photography in Fishers, Indiana!) The best thing about Elopements is that the most enjoyable parts of a traditional wedding are preserved. The parts that, for some people, are exhausting are cut out. Focusing on the couple and their families is the most important task and it’s really quite wonderful.
This particular elopement was especially dear because Mirsada and Ervin have been together for quite a long time. Plus, they have two adorable boys together. Both are originally from Bosnia and immigrated to the U.S. as refugees in their childhood, but they didn’t meet until they were adults. The rest is history.
To start out the day, Mirsada, Ervin, their two boys, and I met up for a mini family photo shoot outside of their venue. We captured some heartwarming interactions between parents and kids before heading inside for the ceremony.
The Elopement Ceremony was short and sweet. It began with Mirsada’s oldest son walking her down the aisle (cue the kleenex.) After exchanging vows and rings, the newlyweds kissed and were escorted out of the ceremony by both of their kids who kept close watch on all of the happenings during the ceremony.
The Bride and Groom
Once family and close friends cleared out, we then took some time to focus on Ervin and Mirsada. The best part of the whole experience was their laughter. This is a couple who definitely makes humor a big part of their relationship and it shows.
It was a blessing to meet such a devoted couple and loving family and to be able to create some treasured memories with them. I only hope their hearts were as full as mine when we parted ways that day.