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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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