Jacob & Tessa Engaged . Ft. Wayne IN Engagement Photographer, Columbia City IN Engagement Photographer, Midwest Engagement Photographer

Tessa & Jacob are getting married next June, and we took their fall engagement session this weekend.  Thankfully we are all 3 good at going-with-the-flow, because our first location choice fell through a couple hours before the session, then our SECOND location was closed for construction when we arrived!  But no problem!  I’m so thankful we ended up shooting where we did!  We had fall leaves, beautiful light, and a pretty church to set the scene for their unfolding love story!fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0121fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0122fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0123fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0124fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0125fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0126fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0127fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0128fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0129fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0130fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0131fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0132fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0133fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0134fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0135fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0136fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0137fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0138fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0139fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0140fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0141fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0142fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0143fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0144fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0145fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0146fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0147fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0148fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0149

Unicorn Princess Portraits . Ft. Wayne IN Family Photographer, Columbia City IN Family Photographer, Midwest Photographer

fort wayne indiana unicorn princess photography_0100My friend Angela & I dreamed up this Princess Unicorn Portrait session!  Her family owns the adorable pony, and I brought the rest.  It turned out SOOOO CUUUUUTE!!!  We will definitely be planning some Princess Unicorn Mini Sessions in the spring!  So be on the look out for sign ups if this is something your little lady would love!fort wayne indiana unicorn princess photography_0101fort wayne indiana unicorn princess photography_0102fort wayne indiana unicorn princess photography_0103fort wayne indiana unicorn princess photography_0105fort wayne indiana unicorn princess photography_0106fort wayne indiana unicorn princess photography_0107fort wayne indiana unicorn princess photography_0109fort wayne indiana unicorn princess photography_0110fort wayne indiana unicorn princess photography_0111fort wayne indiana unicorn princess photography_0112fort wayne indiana unicorn princess photography_0114fort wayne indiana unicorn princess photography_0115fort wayne indiana unicorn princess photography_0118fort wayne indiana unicorn princess photography_0116fort wayne indiana unicorn princess photography_0117fort wayne indiana unicorn princess photography_0119fort wayne indiana unicorn princess photography_0120

Pope Family . Ft. Wayne IN Family Photographer, Columbia City IN Family Photographer, Midwest Photographer

fort wayne indiana wedding photographer promenade park_0234The Pope family WON a portrait session with me when Krista entered a fund raiser raffle for the Troy Center School!  I’m so glad our mutual love for the Troy Center brought us together for a family session on their beautiful property in Columbia City!  fort wayne indiana wedding photographer promenade park_0235fort wayne indiana wedding photographer promenade park_0236fort wayne indiana wedding photographer promenade park_0237fort wayne indiana wedding photographer promenade park_0238fort wayne indiana wedding photographer promenade park_0239The kitty really wanted to join in on a few photos!  😉 fort wayne indiana wedding photographer promenade park_0240fort wayne indiana wedding photographer promenade park_0241fort wayne indiana wedding photographer promenade park_0242fort wayne indiana wedding photographer promenade park_0243This pond is pretty special to the family, as Krista’s dad gifted the land to them shortly before he passed away last year.  Now it holds so much sentimental value to them!  I’m so glad we could take their family photos in such a significant spot!fort wayne indiana wedding photographer promenade park_0244fort wayne indiana wedding photographer promenade park_0245fort wayne indiana wedding photographer promenade park_0246fort wayne indiana wedding photographer promenade park_0247The jacket Krista is wearing belonged to her dad.fort wayne indiana wedding photographer promenade park_0248fort wayne indiana wedding photographer promenade park_0249fort wayne indiana wedding photographer promenade park_0250fort wayne indiana wedding photographer promenade park_0251Also!  If you’re looking for a lab puppy for Christmas this year, these beautiful pups are having a litter very soon!  And they’ll be ready to join your family for Christmas Eve!fort wayne indiana wedding photographer promenade park_0252fort wayne indiana wedding photographer promenade park_0253

Eric & Cayley’s Wedding . Ft. Wayne IN Wedding Photographer, Columbia City IN Wedding Photographer, Midwest Wedding Photographer

fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0119I was the second shooter for Eric & Cayley’s wedding last month, for lead photographer Morgan Ruth Photorgraphy.  So I spent the morning with the guys, while Morgan was with the ladies.  (So you’ll see my photos below, of mostly groomsmen at the beginning.).

They had such a beautiful day, at multiple locations, ending up at Union 12 for their reception!  And they’re SERIOUSLY just so sweet and mature!  It was a pleasure spending the day with them!  I’ve got A LOT of favorites!  Take a look…fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0120fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0121fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0122fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0123fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0124fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0125fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0126fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0127fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0128Eric’s brother, and best man!fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0129fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0130Once we got to the church we did a few groomsmen portraits before the girls arrived. fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0131fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0132fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0133fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0134fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0135Eric & Cayley chose not to see each other before the ceremony.  But they did have a blind prayer time together.  So sweet!fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0158fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0136fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0137It’s go time!fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0138fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0139fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0140fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0141fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0142fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0143fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0144fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0145The bridal party took a trolley from the church to the reception!  So we grabbed a few photos of them in the parking lot before the left.fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0146fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0147fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0148fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0149Once at Union 12, we had portrait time with the whole bridal party.fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0150Things get crazy after a trolley ride.  😉 fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0151fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0152fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0153fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0154I just love shooting with the groomsmen!  They always have a lot of fun!!fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0155fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0156But MAN!  These bridesmaids were like a group of models!  So gorgeous, they sparkle!  And Cayley chose all of their dresses, which I just L.O.V.E.D.!!  Well done, girlfriend!fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0157fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0159fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0160fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0161I loved this photo of the parents together!fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0162Cayley’s sister/maid of honor is getting married soon too!fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0163Union 12, always killing it!!fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0164fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0165Eric & Cayley had a cigar roller at their reception!  So legit!!fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0166And these are the most beautiful and hearty Bloody Mary’s I’ve ever seen!fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0167fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0168Bridal Party Entrances!fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0169fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0170fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0171fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0172fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0173A funny & tearful speech from Cayley’s dad!fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0174fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0175fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0176This was different….and so fun!  They had 5 food trucks parked outside for their dinner options!  Guests had a ticket and could choose whatever truck they wanted to get their dinner from!  I love it!fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0177fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0178fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0179Morgan and I stole the bride & groom for about 10 minutes during sunset for a few more portraits….fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0180fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0181fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0182fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0183fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0184fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0185fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0186Back to the party!fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0187fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0188fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0189fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0190fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0191fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0192fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0193fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0194fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0195fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0196fort wayne indiana wedding photographer union12_0197Congrats Cayley & Eric!  You are precious!  And I pray God blesses your union!

Maggard Family . Indiana Apple Orchard Family Photographer

fort wayne indiana family photographer apple orchard_0204The Maggard Family has a pioneer side to them!  This hard working couple owns and operates an apple orchard in Larwill, IN: School House Orchard!  They sell their apples, honey, and home pressed apple cider at our local farmers market.  But their biggest accomplishment is raising these two beautiful boys!  They’re full of energy and you can tell they love growing up in this little slice of midwest paradise! fort wayne indiana family photographer apple orchard_0205fort wayne indiana family photographer apple orchard_0206fort wayne indiana family photographer apple orchard_0207fort wayne indiana family photographer apple orchard_0208fort wayne indiana family photographer apple orchard_0209fort wayne indiana family photographer apple orchard_0210fort wayne indiana family photographer apple orchard_0211fort wayne indiana family photographer apple orchard_0212fort wayne indiana family photographer apple orchard_0213fort wayne indiana family photographer apple orchard_0214fort wayne indiana family photographer apple orchard_0215fort wayne indiana family photographer apple orchard_0216fort wayne indiana family photographer apple orchard_0217fort wayne indiana family photographer apple orchard_0218fort wayne indiana family photographer apple orchard_0219fort wayne indiana family photographer apple orchard_0220fort wayne indiana family photographer apple orchard_0221fort wayne indiana family photographer apple orchard_0222fort wayne indiana family photographer apple orchard_0223fort wayne indiana family photographer apple orchard_0224fort wayne indiana family photographer apple orchard_0225

Jordan Family + Hale Senior . Ft. Wayne IN Family Photographer, Columbia City IN Family Photographer, Midwest Photographer

fort wayne indiana family photographer_0157Today I’m sharing the Jordan family at their beautiful historic home in downtown Columbia City!  AND their oldest son, Hale’s senior portraits at a friends home in town.  We did back to back sessions, Senior & Family, which ends up saving you $100, as opposed to doing two separate 1 hour sessions!fort wayne indiana family photographer_0158fort wayne indiana family photographer_0159fort wayne indiana family photographer_0160fort wayne indiana family photographer_0161fort wayne indiana family photographer_0162fort wayne indiana family photographer_0163fort wayne indiana family photographer_0164fort wayne indiana family photographer_0165fort wayne indiana family photographer_0166fort wayne indiana family photographer_0167fort wayne indiana family photographer_0168fort wayne indiana family photographer_0169fort wayne indiana family photographer_0170fort wayne indiana family photographer_0171

Alli & Sid Engaged – Styled Shoot . Ft. Wayne IN Wedding Photographer, Columbia City IN Wedding Photographer, Midwest Wedding Photographer

fort wayne indiana engagement photographer vineyard horse champagne_0172I had an itch to do another styled shoot the past few months!  And I’m super thankful so many beautiful pieces fell into place to make this GORGEOUS engagement session a success!  I have lots of people to THANK!

To my friend and fellow photographer, Shannon of Simple Joy Portraits for brainstorming, shopping, setting up, and shooting this alongside me!  This was such a fun creative outlet for us!

Thanks to Alli & Sid for being the beautiful models that made our vision a reality! And to Karina for suggesting them!  (They REALLY are engaged, if you were wondering.)

The talented ladies at TNT Floral created a wild bouquet for us, AND Alli’s greenery crown, AND Sid’s boutonniere!  (And now I’m a firm believer that we should all walk around with floral crowns, because Alli looks magical in hers!)

The Hooley family brought out Dotty, the appaloosa horse, as a beautiful accessory to our sweet couple!  If you’d like to have a horse in YOUR photo session, I can connect you with them!

Jessica Godlove of Studio 3 Hair Company was the talent behind Alli’s hair (with Halo extensions added for an even more epic look!)

And my dear friend’s, the Fergusson’s, who allowed us to shoot in their breathtaking vineyard!  Thank you so much for your generosity!

Okay, now you can enjoy this fairy tale session!

fort wayne indiana engagement photographer vineyard horse champagne_0173fort wayne indiana engagement photographer vineyard horse champagne_0174fort wayne indiana engagement photographer vineyard horse champagne_0175Alli had never been on a horse before, but she pulled it off gracefully! fort wayne indiana engagement photographer vineyard horse champagne_0176fort wayne indiana engagement photographer vineyard horse champagne_0196fort wayne indiana engagement photographer vineyard horse champagne_0177fort wayne indiana engagement photographer vineyard horse champagne_0178TNT would love to supply all of your wedding flower needs!  Give them a call!fort wayne indiana engagement photographer vineyard horse champagne_0179fort wayne indiana engagement photographer vineyard horse champagne_0180fort wayne indiana engagement photographer vineyard horse champagne_0181fort wayne indiana engagement photographer vineyard horse champagne_0182fort wayne indiana engagement photographer vineyard horse champagne_0183fort wayne indiana engagement photographer vineyard horse champagne_0184fort wayne indiana engagement photographer vineyard horse champagne_0185fort wayne indiana engagement photographer vineyard horse champagne_0186fort wayne indiana engagement photographer vineyard horse champagne_0187fort wayne indiana engagement photographer vineyard horse champagne_0188fort wayne indiana engagement photographer vineyard horse champagne_0189fort wayne indiana engagement photographer vineyard horse champagne_0190We had some good laughs trying to get a fun champagne popping shot!  Shannon and I didn’t realize we’d bought champagne with a TWIST TOP!  No cork!  (face palm). So we improvised!

1. Twist off cap.  2. Put thumb over bottle opening.  3. Shake a little.  4. Pull your thumb off a little and let it fly!

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