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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

March 4, 2022

I’m, really looking forward to being a Greencastle, IN wedding photographer! Not only is there a really lovely, rustic wedding venue located in that area called Owl Ridge Wedding Venue and Event Center, it’s also only about 30-45 minutes from home! It would be such a treat to work close by. While I was perusing […]

February 25, 2022

Fall is hands down the best time of year for Indianapolis wedding photography! If you know anything about the mid-west, then you know the weather here is volatile. But autumn seems to be the most stable season of all, with comfortable temperatures and vibrant colors all around. It’s no wonder that brides all over Indiana […]

February 18, 2022

I’m so excited to be offering Indianapolis wedding photography starting in 2022! There are still limited dates available for this season, and I will be opening my calendar for 2023 soon. As I am preparing for this season I am thinking back on Kendall and Justin’s wedding. It was one of the high points from […]

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