The Jimmy D Golf Outing is an event which allows my family and friends to pay a bit of a tribute to Jimmy, who passed away rather suddenly almost 10 years ago.  He was an amazing person on so many levels. Just thinking about him puts a smile on your face which then makes you remember one of his key characteristics, his smile. He is literally someone you name your kid after as a number of his friends have done just that. The golf outing allows us to get together and have a good time on the links but it also has allowed us to donate to several causes throughout the years. Not only did he leave a lasting impression behind but he also left a wonderful little girl, Annabelle. She helps fill that void and watching her grow up has been a source of joy.

Luckily, Jimmy’s aunt Ruthe is also a photographer in the Hilton Head Island area and make a point to join us every year and is kind of enough to bring her camera to capture it all. We can always keep his memory alive in our minds, but it’s also great to see these photos and keep the memory of the Jimmy D Golf Outing alive as well. We can look over those photos in between the yearly get together and talk about who did better than expected and who did worse. We can even talk about who was just there for a good time.

We all miss our friend and even if teams stop signing up there will always be a group that makes it a point to come together for a single purpose of remembrance.

We’ll end this with the way Jimmy ended a lot of his conversations; cheers!

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One of the best parts about photographing couples on their journey to marriage is getting to hear their stories about how their love came to be. No couple or story is ever the same and it never gets old. In fact, it’s one of the perks that makes this job so fun and so rewarding.

In the case of Claire and Zack, this couldn’t be more true. Bringing their smiles, laughter, and undeniable affection for one another, we met on the canal in dowtown Indianapolis for their engagement session. The fact that they both live in separate places – Claire’s is in New Jersey and Zack’s currently living in Oklahoma City – certainly played a part in their thrill to be together for the photo shoot and it shows.

Now, you know a love must be true when a person has literally traveled the globe only to return home and find that special someone there. Claire falls into the category of people fortunate enough to have traveled extensively in her life. Even more incredible, she spent 3 years in China! However, it was at home in the US where Claire found her life’s companion. Having met at a small college in Illinois, Claire and Zack’s relationship has only grown despite the miles between them.

The day of the session was perfect. Everything from the weather to the different settings around the city used for the photo shoot made it a walk in the park. Of course, it could have been raining and it wouldn’t have mattered; their chemistry was so strong that even an unpredictable obstacle like rain wouldn’t have stood in the way.

With their wedding planned for next year at the Indiana Landmarks Center, Claire and Zack anxiously count down the days until the distance between them finally closes in.

 

 

 

 

 

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As a photographer, it’s always an honor for close friends and relatives to ask that I capture meaningful moments in their lives. When a lifelong family friend, Katie, asked me to do her engagement photos, I didn’t hesitate to say yes.

Since Katie’s fiance, Alex, works for a racing team, he travels quite a bit. Despite his frequent travel and their limited time together, a strong connection has kept them going. In fact, Alex almost had to reschedule their first date but worked it out in the end. He was able to charm his way into Katie’s life over the taco dinner he made. In honor of that fateful date, he planned his proposal accordingly: over taco dinner.

However, the proposal didn’t happen without a nod of approval from Katie’s dad and brothers. Having won over not just her heart but her family as well, it’s no wonder she said yes when Alex finally popped the question.

When the day of the shoot finally arrived, mother nature threw us a curve ball in the form of some storms.  For a moment, it made me think about their first date, when it almost didn’t work out but he was able to come through in the last-minute. And just like that near miss on their first date, the storms that could’ve spoiled the photo shoot passed quickly. We resumed the shoot under some of the most incredible sunlight. It was the perfect setting for capturing the energy between the two of them.

We are so excited for their wedding this December at JLH Wedding Barn and have our fingers crossed for some perfectly falling snowflakes!

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Apple pie and ice cream, milk and cookies, Brittney and AJ. Some things in life are just meant to go together. This gorgeous bride and groom met at a culinary class, and soon they knew they were smitten. AJ is a chef; Brittney was a catch, and AJ knew it would take all his creativity, ingenuity, and cooking talents to sweep this beautiful and kind woman off her feet. They started dating, and it didn’t take long before they knew they wanted to choose each other as life partners.

Brittney and AJ spent time getting to know one another: their hopes, dreams, fears, families, friends, and all the little nuances of personalities. Family and friends from all over the country couldn’t stop hearing from AJ about “this girl” and from Brittney about “this boy.” Those that knew the beautiful couple best knew this had to be serious and could only mean one thing. . .

The wedding day. Nothing can prepare a heart for the day it will forever be linked to another. The bride was filled with emotion as she saw her grandpa for the first time on the special day; the tears flowed as she did a first look with the first man in her life – her dad. The bride and groom’s wedding was held at Zionsville United Methodist Church, whose mission statement embodies everything Brittney and AJ hope for in their marriage: love, hope, faith, and positive transformation. The reception brought the house down at the Marriott North, as friends and family from all corners of the country laughed, cried, and celebrated this union.

 

 

 

Congratulations, Mr. & Mrs. Silkworth!  It was a perfect day!

 

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Imagine yourself with the person you love, standing in a green, wooded area. There’s a lake nearby, with rocky shores and a charming bridge over a small section of it. The sun is shining, you’re holding hands… even your dog is there.

Sounds incredible, right? That was reality for Mark and Jillian during their engagement photo session at Jillian’s parents’ home. The tree-lined trails and expansive meadow were perfectly romantic, creating a beautiful backdrop for their photos. We even were able to use a delightful arbor, adding great depth and a dreamy feel to the setting.

We love incorporating our clients unique personalities into engagement sessions. The previously mentioned pup joined in on the fun for some great pictures. We also set up a party scene for the celebration of two becoming one. Because the wedding will be taking place on Cinco de Mayo, a theme was in order – sombreros, pennants, and a cold Corona.

All of these elements came together for a gorgeous set of photos, perfect for memorializing the beginning of their lives together.

Their wedding will be taking place in the castle-like Scottish Rite Cathedral in Indianapolis next year. Built in 1929, it is a breathtaking building ideal for such an occasion as a wedding. Known for having the one of the largest carillons in the United States within its “Singing Tower”, as well as its intricate woodworking and stained glass, and two story ballroom, this location is fit for a king – or in this case pharmacist and a future ER doctor.

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