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May 20, 2022

Nothing is more classic than a country club wedding. Oftentimes, the couples who choose to get married at country clubs grew up spending time there. Their families have had memberships, sometimes for generations. Country clubs offer amenities like ample space, picturesque scenery, and top notch catering and bar service. They also offer stunning club houses […]

May 13, 2022

The last few years have definitely changed the wedding industry. An increase in elopements was one of the positive changes that I witnessed. Corey and Ryan’s darling downtown Indianapolis elopement was the perfect example of why I love this kind of wedding. And also why I just love love. We searched the picturesque streets for […]

May 5, 2022

Today I’m sharing this Indianapolis summer engagement session. Okay, technically we weren’t in Indy and it was September. Terre Haute is part of the Indianapolis area and the first day of Autumn isn’t until the end of September, so it counts! Although the heat and humidity in this area are at its peak this time […]

April 29, 2022

I photograph a lot of Catholic church weddings in my area. The best thing about these ceremonies are that they feel rich with tradition, yet couples are still able to add their own personal flairs with musical numbers, readings, and whom they would like to include in their ceremonies. The ceremony photos turn out breathtaking […]

April 22, 2022

The best part about summer weddings, especially Fishers, Indiana summer weddings, is all of the glorious light that is available! It’s no secret that Indiana can be a somewhat gloomy and rainy state. During the summer though, we have the least chance of rain (although we still do get a lot of rain during this […]

April 15, 2022

There is something so magical about a fall vineyard wedding. I think the juxtaposition of mature grape vines overflowing with ripe fruit and the colorful, rusty shades of trees preparing to drop their leaves before winter creates a spellbinding combination. Mother Nature’s backdrop becomes beautifully dramatic with plenty of texture and color that adds just […]

April 7, 2022

Spring outdoor weddings are where it’s at! If you know me, then you know that Spring is my favorite season. I deeply love fresh, spring green and pastel colors. Budding leaves, and blossoming trees and bushes make my heart sing. My top favorite flowers are all spring blooms. Honestly, I wish it could be spring […]

April 1, 2022

Fall Engagement Photos are something many of my Brides request because it is absolutely gorgeous here in Indiana during that time of year! The world is on fire with brilliant shades of green, orange, red, and yellow. The humidity has subsided and there is a chilly nip in the air. Fall is also the driest […]

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March 25, 2022

Every Bride wants a stress-free wedding. With over a decade of experience photographing weddings, I have seen the good, the bad, and the ugly from just about every type of wedding. Trust me when I say I have some amazing advice for any Bride embarking on the journey of planning her perfect day. 1. Stick […]

March 18, 2022

As I was preparing this blog post, it made me think of a gorgeous historic venue called Black Iris Estate. I would be ecstatic to book clients here for some Carmel, Indiana wedding photography! I deeply adore historic architecture and Black Iris Estate checks off all of my timeless, romantic, and luxurious wedding boxes. Today […]

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