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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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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Kate & Anthony

Engagement Session  |  Mount Pleasant, MI  | March 2011

Kate & Anthony are my favorite kind of couple to photograph — totally in love, tons of fun, and willing to indulge all my crazy ideas! We shot their session at a park in March (which in Michigan meant there was still snow on the ground), and I had them climbing all over the playground, walking over the river on the railroad tracks, and traipsing all over the place through the mud and snow. They greeted every zany idea with an enthusiastic “sure!” and never once complained, though Kate was a little nervous when I was shooting her engagement ring on the open slats of the railroad tracks over the water. 🙂  We had a great time despite the snow, and I think it really shows in the final product. Congratulations you guys! Best wishes for many years filled with love, fun, and crazy ideas!

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Christiana & David

Engagement  |  Indianapolis, IN |  December 2010

Some couples need a lot of direction and take some time to relax in front of the camera; David and Christiana are not one of those couples. From the first 30 seconds of our chilly winter engagement session I knew that capturing stunning, real, memorable images of these two wasn’t going to be at all difficult. It was also readily obvious how crazy David is about his bride-to-be, and how much this couple loves being together.  They naturally gravitate toward one another, and I didn’t have to do any coaxing to get them holding hands, kissing, or snuggling up nice and close together. Thanks for braving the cold you two — I simply can’t wait for your wedding this summer!

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Sarah & Peter

Wedding  |  Indianapolis, IN  |  August 2010

Sarah & Peter (you might recognize them from their lovely engagement session) will always have a very special place in my heart, not only because they are just two of the wonderful people in my extended Cathedral family, but also because they were my very first wedding clients! And how blessed am I to have had such a beautiful, happy, and loving wedding to capture. Sarah and Peter both come from wonderful, warm families and were surrounded throughout their day by tons of family and friends. I’m so thrilled that I was able to be there for the beginning of this next chapter in their relationship. Congratulations to Mr. & Mrs. Erotas!

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Second Shooter: Jon Moore  |  Wedding Ceremony: Marian University Chapel  |  Reception: Renaissance Hotel  |  Engagement Session  |

Sarah & Peter

Engagement  |  Indianapolis, IN  |  June 2010

I was so excited when Sarah and Peter called me to set up an engagement session. I’ve known Sarah since I was in high school, and we’d gotten to know each other even better through our mutual involvement with the senior retreat team even after I graduated. Both she and Peter are also graduates of Cathedral and have been dating since they were in high school there. We spent an afternoon in the beautiful gardens at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and it was a treat to be with such a wonderful couple. I absolutely cannot wait for their wedding in a few months!

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