Christiana & David – Part 2

Wedding  |  Indianapolis, IN |  September 2011

Day two of Christiana and David’s wedding weekend was just as stunning and full of life as the first day.  The bridal party was energized and ready to live up to their name by celebrating the marriage of their good friends right from the beginning of the morning. I’d been looking forward to David and Christiana’s wedding since their winter engagement session a few months earlier because I had a feeling that the whole weekend was going to be a lot of fun, and I was right! Special thanks to my fabulous second shooter Lynzee for coming all the way to Indiana to help out! And congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Okuwobi!

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|  Second Shooter: Lynzee Brenner |  Ceremony Location: Crooked Creek Baptist Church  |  Reception: Park Tudor High School – Clowes Commons  |  Wedding Planner: Boldly Chic Events Engagement Session |

Christiana & David – Part 1

Wedding  |  Indianapolis, IN |  September 2011

Day one of Christiana and David’s wedding weekend was full of breath-taking details and brilliant color.  Their traditional African ceremony couldn’t possibly have been more packed with loving, supportive, and exuberant family and friends. I could go on and on, but I think it’s better for you to just see the story in full color!

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|  Second Shooter: Lynzee Brenner |  Ceremony Location: Jiallo’s African-Caribbean Cuisine   | Engagement Session |

Claire & Christian

Engagement  |  Indianapolis, IN  |  August 2011

It’s a wonderful thing when you have a chance to reconnect with old friends after a while; it’s even better when they ask you to photograph an important milestone in their lives simultaneously! That’s exactly how I felt about Claire and Christian’s summer engagement session. I’ve known Claire since we were about 10 years old and though we fell mostly out of touch through high school and college, it was almost like nothing had changed when we met up on the campus of Butler University. Nothing except for her handsome fiance! Claire and Christian have a great story — they went to high school and college together and spent summers working as camp counselors on the same staff.  After years of dating, when Christian decided to pop the question he did it at the same camp with all their friends and co-workers ready to celebrate. I love that my old friend has found such a wonderful guy, and I can’t wait to see how their lives continues after the wedding!

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Amanda & Chad

Wedding | Remus, MI |  August 2011

You’ll probably recognize today’s lovely couple from their e-session preview that I posted a few months ago. I don’t know about Amanda & Chad, but I can’t believe how quickly the time flew! Summer weddings can be a challenge – especially in the unpredictable Midwest where the weather can fluctuate so quickly – but Amanda, Chad, and their guests handled the heat like champs! Amanda and Chad know how to have a good time, and I think it shows in their wedding images. Amanda’s garter toss was one of the best I’ve ever seen and really reflected the fun personality of this great couple. Congratulations you two!

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Melanie & Adam

Wedding  |  Indianapolis, IN  |  June 2011

Sometimes it’s nice to take more of a backseat on a wedding day and not be the one responsible for keeping tabs on the schedule, where everyone is standing in family portraits, whether or not there are enough photos of Great Aunt Ida. I had the opportunity this month to second shoot for the lovely ladies of Milestone Photography and had a blast. Normally Brie and Stephanie are a two person team and cover weddings together, but since Stephanie, who is Adam’s sister, was in the bridal party they were going to be short a photographer. Melanie and I had known each other for a while  — we trained and danced together on and off for a number  of years — so she sent me an email about stepping in to help out.  Of course I was more than happy to! Thanks so much to both Mel & Adam and Milestone Photography for the chance to be a part of such a beautiful day!

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|  Primary Photography: Milestone Photography |  Ceremony: Sacred Heart  |  Reception: Creation Cafe  |  Florist: Flowers and Gifts by Steve  |  Cake: The Cake Stand  |  DJ: Event One DJs  |  Videographer: Jeff Cooney  |

Amanda & Chad

Engagement Session | Remus, MI |  April 2011

Amanda and Chad are one of those couples whose e-session made me so excited for their upcoming wedding. They were so easy to work with that I know their big day is going to be a breeze.  These first sessions are such an important touch point for me as a photographer because they let me get to know a couple before the stress and excitement and craziness of wedding day has set in completely.  For Chad & Amanda’s session we spent some time on a nearby family property enjoying a gorgeous spring afternoon. Chad and Amanda are a lovely pairing of oppositions — she’s quick to smile and talkative; he’s a little more reserved, but lights up whenever he looks at his bride to be. I can’t believe that in just a few months I’ll be posting images from their wedding!

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Kelly & Lee

Engagement Session  |  Alma, MI  |  April 2011

We had already booked their engagement session when I got a message from a friend of Kelly & Lee’s wanting to pay for the session as a gift. I was touched by the idea, and on the day of their shoot when I told Kelly & Lee that an anonymous friend had already taken care of their session fee, they were floored (and a little exasperated that I wouldn’t tell them who had been so generous). I quickly discovered that this is a couple with not just one but many, many wonderful friends and family members who would bend over backwards for them, and it only took a few shots into their session to see why. We shot their engagement session at Alma College, and they came prepared with a list of different places on campus that meant something to their story as a couple. From the study room of their first dorm building to the steps of Kelly’s sorority house, every stop during the shoot was another chapter of how they met, became friends, and fell in love. I can’t wait for their wedding in a few months! Congratulations Kelly & Lee, and thanks for letting me capture a little piece of your wonderful journey!

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