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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Jen was pampered among her bridesmaids. All in personalized black robes, hair up and waiting, laughing together. Then lace came to their torsos and fabric flowed to their feet, the girls were ready for their own brick and pavement photos. David and his groomsmen walked the large brick sidewalk in front of the Monument Circle, traffic moving steadily behind. And the men sat on a curb among giant statues of the centerpiece of the city, a chain behind them saying do not cross, strong like the knot that David and Jen would tie that day. David and his men found a way through and climbed near the statues, the sun shining behind like an omen for greatness.

There is something about a bridal party, all in chiffon and silk, lace and lipstick and holding tied up flowers, standing against a backdrop of old dark bricks and pavement. The old and worn against the new and bright. Isn’t this love? It is all beautiful, as all people are, as long as we look. Jen and David’s wedding pictures are a reminder of what has been and the life that always goes forward. Generations. History. A world that is bigger than any of us, but a love that continues to grow in individuals. The bridesmaids wore a light teal, and Jen the pure white of brides. They walked among traffic, too, entering the Indiana Statehouse, glowing with joy. Flowers in pinks and whites added much to the aura.

The Statehouse, with its Doric architecture, marble floors and brass chandeliers, the balcony, the stained glass dome made, for the grandest entrance. Flowers were set, but little was needed to make this the perfect location for Jen and David’s love.  The beauty of texture explodes in these photos, and then Jen and David meet for the first time as husband and wife. After, we caught her veil like angel wings in the grass, David nearby, proud to have caught this beauty. The reception was at The Marrot, a hotel originally opened in 1926 and boasting a host of impeccable sights. Somehow flowing with yet also adding to the Statehouse wedding ceremony, the new family celebrated here, dancing eating under colorful lighting and the shade of a day to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you so much for including us in your day!!

oxoxo,

Brooke

Ceremony:  Indiana State House

Reception:  Pipers

Dress:  Brides by Young

Bridesmaids:  Davids Bridal

Hair:  Jenna Jones

Makeup:  Aubrey Thornsbury

Rings:  Shane Company

Wedding Planner:  Ms. Lisa Weddings

Cake:  Classic Cakes

DJ:  DJ Sound Solution

Flowers:  Linda’s Petals and Lace

Transportation:  Tomlinson Limousine Company

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If you’ve been to Indianapolis’ Holliday Park, you know you couldn’t pick a more beautiful and romantic setting for an engagement shoot. And that is just what Angela and Scott did to celebrate that they are tying the knot later this year. Their photos capture their laughter, their attitude, and some precious moments. There are images of Angela and Scott kissing, cuddling, and just having a great time together throughout the multitude of photo opps throughout this gem of  a park. There are playful moments with Scott and Angela dangling their legs off of a low tree branch as well as images of the couple illuminated by the sun gleaming through historical architecture.  Holliday Park is one of the oldest parks in Indianapolis and it spans over 94 acres with 3.5 miles of hiking trails. There are plenty of places for a couple to get lost, fall in love, and explore nature. The ruins has got to be one of our favorites and the images are epic!

Later this year, Angela and Scott are getting married at Union Station. Another historic location in Indianapolis, the grand ballroom is so unique and just has such an elegant and timeless feel to it. It’s meant for celebrations and will without question be a fantastic wedding. Capturing Angela and Scott’s engagement session gets us so excited to capture more moments with this lovely couple, preserving their special day with photographs and an album they can treasure forever.

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We had the privilege of shooting Lori and Dustin’s engagement session last fall, with the canal in downtown Indianapolis as a background. This year we got to follow up on their love story by shooting their wedding at the Indiana Landmarks Center. From the start of the day, it was evident that it would be a day filled with love, not just the love between this dear couple, but also amongst their guests.

As Lori and Dustin tied the knot, they were surrounded by lots of friends and family cheering them on. Lori is a labor and delivery nurse, who spends day in and day out taking care of mommas and their sweet newborns on one of the most important days of their lives. So it was very special to see many of her colleagues supporting her on her special day. On Dustin’s side, his father showed his support as the best man. As a parent I teared up seeing such a bond between father and son. When he said “your not just my son, your my buddy” it just really made me think of my little ones and the relationship I have with them.  It really struck a nerve as to the “why” of shooting weddings is so much more than taking pictures.

When all was said and done and the party was over, Lori and Dustin took an amazing getaway honeymoon on an international cruise which included 8 cities in 13 days.  We wish them the best as they start their new life together and we are so thankful we got to be a part of their wedding day and help them preserve their memories for a lifetime. We can’t wait for the album to come together so they have those memories in print.

 




Vow & Forver

Vow & Forver

Thank you for having us capture your gorgeous day!

Ryan & Brooke

 

Venue: Indiana Landmarks Center

Dress: Sophia’s Bridal

Caterer: MBP Catering

DJ: Djs Direct

Flowers: Mounts Flowers

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