Sham & Zaki were married this past Saturday in Indianapolis at the Sheraton Hotel. What a gorgeous room, elegant stage, and handsome couple! Whew! Even the guest’s beauty was breathtaking. I loved seeing their traditions and culture. The whole group was so loving and joyful. This dance party was one of the best I’ve ever seen! Sham & Zaki brought the energy to the dance floor every time they joined in, which was almost all night!! My favorite kind of wedding!
Justin & Sarah had the epitome of a downtown Ft. Wayne wedding! Getting ready at the new boutique hotel, The Bradley. Then we walked to the courthouse lawn for their portraits. And finally ended at Promenade Park where they were married on the Wells St. bridge with reception in the beautiful Park Foundation Pavilion. (I was spoiled shooting at all of these beautiful venues. A reception venue with 3 walls of windows is definitely a photographers dream! Natural light everywhere!)
Sarah & Justin were such a pleasure to work with. They’re such a kind and gentle couple; always ready and willing to shoot wherever I suggested. They were so laid back and truly enjoyed their special day, and desired most that their guests enjoyed their time together! They are such gems!
Rachel & Jimmy’s wedding day included several beautiful settings, from portraits lakeside in Kendallville, a gorgeous traditional church ceremony, and reception at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg antique car museum! Some of my favorite moments of this day were… the bride & groom being handcuffed during their portrait time, the pick up basketball game that happened minutes before the ceremony, and the groom’s ripped pants and then pant-swap between Jimmy & his best man (that is a solid best man, who will wear your ripped pants, so you don’t have to)!
Bri & Jason’s wedding wasn’t your typical scenario.
These two committed to be a family a long time ago, but never had a traditional wedding. They have 3 beautiful children together who got to participate as their bridal party! I know and love this family who share the same church body as me, and even live down the road from me. So it was super-extra special when they asked me to photograph making their commitment to each other legally official, with their babies standing beside them. It was an intimate ceremony of just the 5 of them at Chain O’ Lakes State Park in Albion, IN. There was a storm rolling in, which worked in our favor, as there were no other people around. And the rain held off until the last few minutes of portraits. It was a beautiful morning!