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bride and groom cheers during speeches

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 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 […]

February 9, 2022

One of my favorite things about wedding photography is FLOWERS. And the best part about being a wedding photographer in Carmel, Indiana and the Indianapolis area is all of the incredibly talented Florists that I get to work with!     I am absolutely obsessed with fresh flowers. They can not only dramatically transform a […]

A bride and groom seeing each other for the first time during their first look

April 25, 2019

To many, keeping with their family’s traditions are important. In this day and age, however, new traditions are being formed. Weddings look different than they did in the past. To me, this is exciting! I love seeing how every couple plans their big day! These differences make them so special and unique. One tradition that […]

A chalk baord sign requesting the guests at a wedding to turn their electronic devices off.

March 25, 2019

Have you ever been to a concert or other event where it seems like every person present is recording it on their personal electronic device? Have you looked around and seen nothing but a sea of phones and tablets raised in the air? After seeing this, have you wondered, “What is the point of going […]

A couple cuddling in a lush, green field

January 7, 2019

Are you planning an engagement photo session with the love of your life? I am so excited for you! Engagement photos are a beautiful way to capture this exciting new step in your life, and to be able to remember this beautiful moment of young love for a lifetime. What do you need to do […]

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