Matt & Jenay’s Wedding . Ft. Wayne IN Wedding Photographer, Columbia City IN Wedding Photographer, Midwest Wedding Photographer

fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0150Matt & Jenay’s wedding, in downtown Tampa, FL, couldn’t have gone smoother.  The ladies were done with hair & makeup hours ahead of time.  We had cool overcast skies, for beautiful lighting.  Everyone had a smashing time.  And these two got married!!  Mission accomplished!fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0151My second shooter was Shelby of Shelby Glynn Photography, out of the Tampa area.  She got shots of the guys getting ready while I was with the ladies.  She was a gem!  So glad we could work together!  fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0152fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0153fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0154fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0155fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0156fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0157fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0158fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0159fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0160fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0161fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0162fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0163fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0169fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0164fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0165fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0166fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0167fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0168First look on Jenay’s bridal suite balcony, at the Aloft Hotel.  It was such a great spot to shoot… private, and a beautiful view of the city!fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0170fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0171fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0172fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0173fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0174fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0175fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0176fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0177fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0178fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0179fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0180fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0181fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0183fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0184fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0185fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0186fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0187fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0188Next we headed to the The Rialto Theatre, where the ceremony & reception were held, for more portraits.fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0189fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0190fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0191fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0192fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0193fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0194fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0195fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0196fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0197fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0198It’s time to get married!  Matt & Jenay had Instax cameras for guests to snap their own selfies and add to their guest book.fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0199fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0200fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0201fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0202fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0203fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0205fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0204fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0206fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0208fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0207fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0209fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0212fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0213A few more portraits after the ceremony…fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0214fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0215fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0216fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0217Thanks Shelby, for these rowdy groomsmen shots.  😉 fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0218fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0219fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0220fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0221Erica with The 7th Floor Plan, was the wedding coordinator for the day and she & her team hustled so hard to get this place looking amazing AND flipping the room from ceremony to reception in only 45 minutes!  Great job ladies!fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0222fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0223Let’s start this party!fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0224fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0225Welcome Mr. & Mrs. Radauscher!fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0226fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0227First dancefort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0228fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0229fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0230Father daughter dancefort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0231fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0232fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0233Mother son dancefort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0234fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0235fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0236fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0237fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0238fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0239fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0240fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0241fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0243fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0244fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0245fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0246fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0247fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0248fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0249fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0250fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0251fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0252fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0253fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0254fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0255fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0256fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0257fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0258fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0259fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0260fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0261fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0262fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0263fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0264fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0265fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0266fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0267fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0268fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0269fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0270fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0271fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0272M & J had cake balls for dessert!  They were beautiful and even more delicious!  Made by Sweet Doctors out of Sarasota.fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0273fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0274fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0275fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0276fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0277fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0278fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0279fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0280fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0281fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0282fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0283fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0284fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0285Love you guys!  God bless your marriage!fort wayne indiana wedding photographer_0286

 

Wedding Coordinator – The 7th Floor Plan

Wedding Venue – The Rialto Theatre

Second Shooter – Shelby Glynn Photography

Cake Balls – Sweet Doctors

Florist – Flower Child Florist

Getting Ready location – Aloft Hotel

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