Nicole & Zechariah’s Wedding . Ft. Wayne IN Wedding Photographer, Columbia City IN Wedding Photographer

fortwaynerainwedding_0255Nicole & Zech got married at Baker’s Street Train Station in Ft. Wayne.  There were so many beautiful aspects of their day.  The bridal party looked so classy!  Anne Grey Flowers created stunning florals throughout the venue.  And Baker Street is always a beautiful backdrop for any occasion.

(These are my images as the second shooter. Morgan Ruth Photography was the lead photographer.)fortwaynewedding_0256First Look!fortwaynewedding_0257fortwaynewedding_0258fortwaynewedding_0259fortwaynewedding_0260fortwaynewedding_0261fortwaynewedding_0262fortwaynewedding_0263fortwaynewedding_0265fortwaynewedding_0266fortwaynewedding_0267fortwaynewedding_0268fortwaynewedding_0269fortwaynewedding_0270fortwaynewedding_0271fortwaynewedding_0272fortwaynewedding_0273fortwaynewedding_0274fortwaynewedding_0275fortwaynewedding_0276fortwaynewedding_0277fortwaynewedding_0278fortwaynewedding_0279fortwaynewedding_0280fortwaynewedding_0281fortwaynewedding_0282fortwaynewedding_0283fortwaynewedding_0284fortwaynewedding_0285fortwaynewedding_0286fortwaynewedding_0287fortwaynewedding_0288fortwaynewedding_0289fortwaynewedding_0290fortwaynewedding_0291fortwaynewedding_0292fortwaynewedding_0293fortwaynewedding_0294fortwaynewedding_0295fortwaynewedding_0296fortwaynewedding_0297fortwaynewedding_0298fortwaynewedding_0299fortwaynewedding_0300fortwaynewedding_0301fortwaynewedding_0302fortwaynewedding_0303fortwaynewedding_0304fortwaynewedding_0305fortwaynewedding_0306fortwaynewedding_0307fortwaynewedding_0308fortwaynewedding_0309fortwaynewedding_0310fortwaynewedding_0311fortwaynewedding_0312fortwaynewedding_0313fortwaynewedding_0314fortwaynewedding_0315fortwaynewedding_0316fortwaynewedding_0317fortwaynewedding_0318fortwaynewedding_0319fortwaynewedding_0320fortwaynewedding_0321fortwaynewedding_0322fortwaynewedding_0323fortwaynewedding_0324fortwaynewedding_0325fortwaynewedding_0326fortwaynewedding_0327fortwaynewedding_0328fortwaynewedding_0329fortwaynewedding_0330fortwaynewedding_0331fortwaynewedding_0332fortwaynewedding_0333fortwaynewedding_0334fortwaynewedding_0335fortwaynewedding_0336

Emily & Brock’s Wedding . Ft. Wayne IN Wedding Photographer, Columbia City IN Wedding Photographer

fortwaynerainwedding_0149Emily & Brock were married on her parents property last Saturday.  They’d been preparing the ceremony area for MONTHS, with planting, weeding, trimming, mowing, etc.  So when forecast said RAIN-ALL-DAY, we were all a little disheartened, as it seemed we needed to switch to plan B, ceremony in the tent instead of the garden.

BUT!

These two are laid back, and awesome.  And when the rain let up a little right before the ceremony, Emily said “Let’s do it!  Guests can stand!” (as the chairs had already been moved to the tent.)  So we went for it!  They got married in the sprinkling rain and it was PERFECT!  They didn’t let a little weather interrupt what they were there for, to marry the love of their life.

I’m so happy that they got the wedding they’d envisioned….just a little damper than expected .  😉fortwaynerainwedding_0150fortwaynerainwedding_0151fortwaynerainwedding_0152fortwaynerainwedding_0154fortwaynerainwedding_0155fortwaynerainwedding_0163fortwaynerainwedding_0156fortwaynerainwedding_0157fortwaynerainwedding_0253fortwaynerainwedding_0158fortwaynerainwedding_0159fortwaynerainwedding_0160fortwaynerainwedding_0161fortwaynerainwedding_0163-1fortwaynerainwedding_0164Emily is a crier, which is MY FAVORITE!!!!  This impromptu prayer time had some tears flowing.fortwaynerainwedding_0165fortwaynerainwedding_0166fortwaynerainwedding_0167fortwaynerainwedding_0168fortwaynerainwedding_0169fortwaynerainwedding_0170fortwaynerainwedding_0171fortwaynerainwedding_0172fortwaynerainwedding_0173fortwaynerainwedding_0174fortwaynerainwedding_0175fortwaynerainwedding_0176fortwaynerainwedding_0177fortwaynerainwedding_0178Emily’s First Look with her dad.  And more tears!fortwaynerainwedding_0179fortwaynerainwedding_0180fortwaynerainwedding_0181Ceremony time!  The chairs had been moved to the tent, so guests stood to watch.  And it worked great!fortwaynerainwedding_0182fortwaynerainwedding_0183fortwaynerainwedding_0184As they were walking down the aisle, I heard Emily’s mom say to her,

“Look at all of these people!  They.  Love.  You!”

And that is a beautiful picture of the job of a mother, to remind our children over, and over, and over throughout their life how much they are loved.  fortwaynerainwedding_0185fortwaynerainwedding_0204fortwaynerainwedding_0186fortwaynerainwedding_0187fortwaynerainwedding_0188fortwaynerainwedding_0189fortwaynerainwedding_0190fortwaynerainwedding_0191fortwaynerainwedding_0192fortwaynerainwedding_0193We found a few beautiful LARGE trees to shoot under to stay dry and still get some gorgeous outdoor portraits!fortwaynerainwedding_0194fortwaynerainwedding_0195fortwaynerainwedding_0196Clear umbrellas: my new best friend.fortwaynerainwedding_0197fortwaynerainwedding_0198fortwaynerainwedding_0199fortwaynerainwedding_0200fortwaynerainwedding_0201fortwaynerainwedding_0202fortwaynerainwedding_0203fortwaynerainwedding_0205Proof of our successful portrait time, wet & muddy sneakers.fortwaynerainwedding_0206fortwaynerainwedding_0207fortwaynerainwedding_0208fortwaynerainwedding_0209fortwaynerainwedding_0210fortwaynerainwedding_0211fortwaynerainwedding_0212fortwaynerainwedding_0213fortwaynerainwedding_0214fortwaynerainwedding_0215fortwaynerainwedding_0216fortwaynerainwedding_0217Party Time!fortwaynerainwedding_0218fortwaynerainwedding_0219But first, Champagne!fortwaynerainwedding_0220fortwaynerainwedding_0221fortwaynerainwedding_0222fortwaynerainwedding_0223fortwaynerainwedding_0224fortwaynerainwedding_0225fortwaynerainwedding_0226fortwaynerainwedding_0227fortwaynerainwedding_0228fortwaynerainwedding_0229fortwaynerainwedding_0230fortwaynerainwedding_0231fortwaynerainwedding_0232fortwaynerainwedding_0233fortwaynerainwedding_0234I love how Emily included her mom in her wedding day!  She walked her down the aisle, with her dad.  And she shared a special dance with each parent.  There is a sign that you’ve got a great relationship with your daughter.  I loved it!fortwaynerainwedding_0235fortwaynerainwedding_0236fortwaynerainwedding_0237fortwaynerainwedding_0238fortwaynerainwedding_0239fortwaynerainwedding_0240fortwaynerainwedding_0241fortwaynerainwedding_0242fortwaynerainwedding_0243fortwaynerainwedding_0244fortwaynerainwedding_0245fortwaynerainwedding_0246fortwaynerainwedding_0247fortwaynerainwedding_0248fortwaynerainwedding_0249fortwaynerainwedding_0250fortwaynerainwedding_0251fortwaynerainwedding_0252God Bless you, Mr. & Mrs. Hessenzahl!  I’m so glad I could be the one to capture your wedding day bliss!

fortwaynerainwedding_0254.jpgAnd here’s a little behind the scenes of myself & my second shooter that day!  I’m so thankful I had this fun chick to shoot with that day!  Chelsea was a great addition, taking beautiful photos, and bringing a fun and optimistic attitude!

Skyler & Nicole’s Wedding . Ft. Wayne IN Wedding Photographer, Columbia City IN Wedding Photographer

fortwaynewedding_0002I got to spend the entire day with Nicole & Skyler!  (So settle in, I’ve got photos for days! 😉

I started at Cameo Day Spa getting to know the ladies, then on to the beautiful church for the ceremony, next was Foster park for a few portraits in the same location as their engagement session, and finally The Landmark Centre for their epic dance party reception!fortwaynewedding_0003fortwaynewedding_0004fortwaynewedding_0005fortwaynewedding_0006Sisters, with their “granny hair”, as they called it.fortwaynewedding_0007fortwaynewedding_0008fortwaynewedding_0009fortwaynewedding_0010fortwaynewedding_0011fortwaynewedding_0012fortwaynewedding_0013fortwaynewedding_0014fortwaynewedding_0015fortwaynewedding_0016fortwaynewedding_0017fortwaynewedding_0018fortwaynewedding_0019fortwaynewedding_0020My second shooter for today was the talented Nicole of Nicole Morehead Photography.  Nicole was getting shots of the guys while I was with the ladies.fortwaynewedding_0021fortwaynewedding_0022fortwaynewedding_0023fortwaynewedding_0024fortwaynewedding_0025fortwaynewedding_0026fortwaynewedding_0027fortwaynewedding_0028fortwaynewedding_0029fortwaynewedding_0030fortwaynewedding_0031fortwaynewedding_0032fortwaynewedding_0033fortwaynewedding_0034fortwaynewedding_0035fortwaynewedding_0036fortwaynewedding_0037fortwaynewedding_0038fortwaynewedding_0039fortwaynewedding_0040fortwaynewedding_0041fortwaynewedding_0042fortwaynewedding_0043fortwaynewedding_0044fortwaynewedding_0045fortwaynewedding_0046fortwaynewedding_0047fortwaynewedding_0048fortwaynewedding_0049fortwaynewedding_0050fortwaynewedding_0051fortwaynewedding_0052fortwaynewedding_0053fortwaynewedding_0054fortwaynewedding_0055fortwaynewedding_0056fortwaynewedding_0058fortwaynewedding_0059fortwaynewedding_0060fortwaynewedding_0061fortwaynewedding_0062fortwaynewedding_0063fortwaynewedding_0064Bustling that beautiful gown!fortwaynewedding_0065fortwaynewedding_0066fortwaynewedding_0067fortwaynewedding_0068fortwaynewedding_0070fortwaynewedding_0071fortwaynewedding_0072fortwaynewedding_0073fortwaynewedding_0074fortwaynewedding_0075fortwaynewedding_0076fortwaynewedding_0077fortwaynewedding_0078fortwaynewedding_0079fortwaynewedding_0080fortwaynewedding_0081fortwaynewedding_0082fortwaynewedding_0083fortwaynewedding_0084fortwaynewedding_0085Dollar Dashfortwaynewedding_0086fortwaynewedding_0087Anniversary Dancefortwaynewedding_0088Getting some great marriage advice from the winning couple.fortwaynewedding_0089I love these fur babies as the cake topper!fortwaynewedding_0090fortwaynewedding_0091fortwaynewedding_0092fortwaynewedding_0093fortwaynewedding_0094fortwaynewedding_0095fortwaynewedding_0096fortwaynewedding_0097fortwaynewedding_0098fortwaynewedding_0099fortwaynewedding_0100fortwaynewedding_0101fortwaynewedding_0102fortwaynewedding_0103fortwaynewedding_0104fortwaynewedding_0105fortwaynewedding_0106fortwaynewedding_0107fortwaynewedding_0108fortwaynewedding_0109fortwaynewedding_0110fortwaynewedding_0111fortwaynewedding_0112fortwaynewedding_0113fortwaynewedding_0114fortwaynewedding_0115fortwaynewedding_0116fortwaynewedding_0117fortwaynewedding_0118fortwaynewedding_0119fortwaynewedding_0120Cheers to Mr. & Mrs. Messman!fortwaynewedding_0121fortwaynewedding_0122fortwaynewedding_0123fortwaynewedding_0124I love this siblings dance shot!!fortwaynewedding_0125fortwaynewedding_0126Piano Man circle and sing-alongfortwaynewedding_0127fortwaynewedding_0128fortwaynewedding_0129It was getting late, and the little ones were getting tired.  But the adults were still killing it on the dance floor!fortwaynewedding_0130fortwaynewedding_0131fortwaynewedding_0132fortwaynewedding_0133Feels good to be husband & wife!fortwaynewedding_0134fortwaynewedding_0135The photo booth props started making their way to the dance floor!fortwaynewedding_0136fortwaynewedding_0137fortwaynewedding_0138fortwaynewedding_0139fortwaynewedding_0140fortwaynewedding_0141fortwaynewedding_0142fortwaynewedding_0143fortwaynewedding_0144The Dj announced the last song, and the remaining guests circled up one more time.fortwaynewedding_0145fortwaynewedding_0146God bless your marriage Skyler & Nicole!  What a beautiful & entertaining wedding day!fortwaynewedding_0147

This wedding was brought to you by these two fine ladies.  😉fortwaynewedding_0148

Reception Venue: The Landmark Centre

Hair: Cameo Day Spa

Dress: One Fine Day

Groomsmen Tux’s: Louie’s Tux Shop

Tyler & Elizabeth’s Wedding . Ft. Wayne IN Wedding Photographer, Columbia City IN Wedding Photographer, Sarasota FL Wedding Photographer

fort wayne wedding photographer_0195This couple is extra special to me, guys!  That’s my “little” cousin Tyler, marrying the beautiful, kind, caring Elizabeth in Lynchburg Virginia!

I tell ya what, it’s super fun to shoot a wedding when it’s full of your own family members!!  This wedding was just precious to me, as I got the “back stage pass” to spend the whole day with some of my favorite people!  fort wayne wedding photographer_0196fort wayne wedding photographer_0197fort wayne wedding photographer_0198fort wayne wedding photographer_0199fort wayne wedding photographer_0200fort wayne wedding photographer_0201fort wayne wedding photographer_0202fort wayne wedding photographer_0203fort wayne wedding photographer_0204fort wayne wedding photographer_0205fort wayne wedding photographer_0206fort wayne wedding photographer_0207fort wayne wedding photographer_0208fort wayne wedding photographer_0209fort wayne wedding photographer_0210fort wayne wedding photographer_0242Elizabeth had a “first look” moment with her dad!  fort wayne wedding photographer_0211fort wayne wedding photographer_0212fort wayne wedding photographer_0213fort wayne wedding photographer_0214Then on to share a “first look” with her soon-to-be-husband!fort wayne wedding photographer_0215fort wayne wedding photographer_0216fort wayne wedding photographer_0217fort wayne wedding photographer_0218fort wayne wedding photographer_0219fort wayne wedding photographer_0220fort wayne wedding photographer_0221fort wayne wedding photographer_0222fort wayne wedding photographer_0223fort wayne wedding photographer_0224fort wayne wedding photographer_0225fort wayne wedding photographer_0226fort wayne wedding photographer_0227fort wayne wedding photographer_0228fort wayne wedding photographer_0229fort wayne wedding photographer_0230fort wayne wedding photographer_0231fort wayne wedding photographer_0232fort wayne wedding photographer_0233fort wayne wedding photographer_0234fort wayne wedding photographer_0235fort wayne wedding photographer_0236fort wayne wedding photographer_0237fort wayne wedding photographer_0238fort wayne wedding photographer_0239fort wayne wedding photographer_0240fort wayne wedding photographer_0241fort wayne wedding photographer_0243fort wayne wedding photographer_0244fort wayne wedding photographer_0245fort wayne wedding photographer_0246fort wayne wedding photographer_0247fort wayne wedding photographer_0248fort wayne wedding photographer_0249fort wayne wedding photographer_0250fort wayne wedding photographer_0251fort wayne wedding photographer_0252fort wayne wedding photographer_0253fort wayne wedding photographer_0254fort wayne wedding photographer_0255fort wayne wedding photographer_0256fort wayne wedding photographer_0257fort wayne wedding photographer_0258fort wayne wedding photographer_0259fort wayne wedding photographer_0260fort wayne wedding photographer_0261fort wayne wedding photographer_0262fort wayne wedding photographer_0263fort wayne wedding photographer_0264fort wayne wedding photographer_0265fort wayne wedding photographer_0266fort wayne wedding photographer_0267fort wayne wedding photographer_0268fort wayne wedding photographer_0269fort wayne wedding photographer_0270fort wayne wedding photographer_0271fort wayne wedding photographer_0272fort wayne wedding photographer_0273fort wayne wedding photographer_0274fort wayne wedding photographer_0275fort wayne wedding photographer_0276fort wayne wedding photographer_0277My family has always enjoyed performing for each other, since we were kids.  So this wedding was no different!  I handed off the camera to my husband (good shots hunny!!), and joined my extended family in a surprise “flash mob” dance.  (That’s me in all black, if you don’t know me.)fort wayne wedding photographer_0278fort wayne wedding photographer_0279fort wayne wedding photographer_0280fort wayne wedding photographer_0281fort wayne wedding photographer_0282Now back to your regularly scheduled dance party….fort wayne wedding photographer_0283fort wayne wedding photographer_0284fort wayne wedding photographer_0285fort wayne wedding photographer_0286fort wayne wedding photographer_0287That’s my oldest killing’ it on the dance floor.  So proud. 😉 fort wayne wedding photographer_0288fort wayne wedding photographer_0289fort wayne wedding photographer_0290fort wayne wedding photographer_0291fort wayne wedding photographer_0292fort wayne wedding photographer_0293fort wayne wedding photographer_0294fort wayne wedding photographer_0295fort wayne wedding photographer_0296fort wayne wedding photographer_0297fort wayne wedding photographer_0298

Tyler & Ellie, we love you so much!  God Bless your marriage!

 

Venue: Tresca on 8th

Alan & Kendall’s Wedding . Ft. Wayne IN Wedding Photographer, Columbia City IN Wedding Photographer

fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0107Alan & Kendall had a dream wedding day at Orchard Ridge Country Club in Ft. Wayne!  The weather was ideal, the bridal party was stunning, the guests were super fun, and the tears were flowing!  I’m so happy for these two to start their lives together as husband and wife!fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0108fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0109fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0110fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0111(Thanks to Dustin Mckibben for second shooting and getting shots of the guys getting dressed while I was with the ladies!)fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0112fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0113fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0114fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0115fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0116fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0117fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0118fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0119fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0120fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0121Lori, with her 3 beautiful daughters!fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0122fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0123fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0124fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0125Portrait time!  We SERIOUSLY lucked out with the weather!! All week I’d been checking the forecast and it was calling for thunderstorms up until a few hours before I arrived!  I had my clear umbrella on hand, but we never needed it!  fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0126fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0127fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0128fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0129fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0130fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0131fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0132fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0133fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0134fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0135fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0136fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0137Since the forecast was calling for rain, they had to make the decision to move the ceremony inside.  It was cozy!  But definitely the safest option.fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0138fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0139fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0140fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0141fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0153fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0142fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0144fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0145fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0146fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0147fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0148fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0149fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0150fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0151fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0152fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0154fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0155fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0156Let’s Party!fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0156-1fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0157fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0158fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0159fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0160fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0162fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0163fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0164fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0165fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0166fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0167fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0168fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0169fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0170fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0171fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0172fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0173fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0174fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0175Kendall surprised her dad with their dance song, and it sent him into tears!fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0176fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0177fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0178These two definitely made me tear up behind the camera….again.  Prediction: I’m going to be a mess when I dance with my sons at their weddings.fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0179fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0180fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0181Once of the best group of dancing guests I’ve seen!fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0182fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0183fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0184fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0185fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0186The flower girl caught the bouquet!  fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0187fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0188fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0189fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0190fort wayne wedding photographer orchard ridge_0191