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A man lovingly kisses his fiancee's forehead while standing in a garden.

April 5, 2023

Hamilton County in Indiana has so many beautiful gardens, it’s hard to choose where to shoot engagement photos! While the garden these engagement photos were photographed at is actually in Colorado Springs, CO (yes, I do offer destination wedding and engagement photography), it reminds me of some of my favorite gardens in Hamilton County. In […]

March 22, 2023

Golden hour engagement photos are always what I strive for when scheduling my engagement sessions in Carmel, Indiana. The best light of the day is during “Golden Hour,” which happens during the final hour before sunset. It is a photographer’s dream because the sun casts a heavenly glow and creates an enchanting halo around the […]

September 15, 2022

Spring engagement sessions will always be my favorite. Especially when I am able to shoot at a location as beautiful as Beckley Creek Park! Even though it’s a very long drive from my home base, every minute spent traveling was worth it! The only thing that topped the shoot location was Maggie and Dallas themselves. […]

September 8, 2022

I’m so grateful that Lyndsey and Dalton were willing to meet me for their engagement session at Indiana University in Bloomington because they are die-hard Purdue fans! (I have to make sure I mention where their loyalties are before I go any further with this post.) Even if you’re a fan of another university, you still […]

September 1, 2022

Now that wedding season is upon us, I’m playing catch up on my blogging! But I wanted to get a post up about Lauren and TJ before they tie the knot on Saturday! Engagement Session at Leonard Springs We met at Leonard Springs Nature Park in Bloomington, Indiana to photograph Lauren and TJ’s Engagement Session. […]

June 24, 2022

A fall engagement session is the best, especially when it’s with a couple as kindhearted and in love as Maria and Eric! The Engagement Session The weather was atrocious the day we were scheduled to photograph Eric and Maria’s engagement photos. The radar showed a break in the rain for just long enough for us […]

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 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 […]

March 11, 2022

Let’s be honest – very few people actually like having their picture taken. If I had a nickel for every time a bride warned me about her or her partner’s awkwardness in front of the camera…. I’m sure you know where this is going. If I had a penny for every Groom who was deeply […]

A cute couple is walking through a green field toward a small, white building while their dog runs around at their feet.

July 29, 2020

This stunning Indianapolis botanical garden Engagement Session featuring a cameo with a beloved fur baby is everything a photographer dreams of! If you’re interested in having your engagement session photographed at one of my favorite botanical gardens in Indianapolis, Newfields, make sure to reach out! How They Met Jessica and Daniel met while in college […]

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