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Christopher & Amanda’s Wedding . Ft. Wayne IN Wedding Photographer, Sarasota FL Wedding Photographer, Columbia City IN Wedding Photographer

Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0201Christopher & Amanda are SO sweet!  And they had such amazing spirits about having to switch their venue because of expected afternoon thunderstorms.  We did luck out with beautiful weather during their portrait time thought, thank goodness!  And the storm clouds only let loose once we were all in the reception.  I’m so happy for them to finally become husband and wife, and start their life together!Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0202Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0203Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0204Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0205Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0207Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0208Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0209Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0210Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0211Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0212Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0213Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0214Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0215Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0206First Look…Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0216Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0217Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0218Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0219Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0220Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0221Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0222Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0223Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0224Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0225Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0227Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0226Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0228Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0229Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0230Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0231Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0232Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0233Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0234Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0235Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0236Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0237Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0238Amanda had her late Grandfather’s name patch sewn on her wedding dress as her “something blue”.  It was a surprise to her grandmother, who cried in response to seeing it.  So Sweet!!!Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0239Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0240Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0241Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0242_1Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0242Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0243Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0244Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0245Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0246S’more Bar!Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0247Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0248Pie instead of cake, I approve!  I had pie at my wedding too!Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0249Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0250Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0251Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0252Christopher & Amanda had so many generous family members and friends helping out with their big day!  It was such a sweet way to support the couple!Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0253Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0254Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0255Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0256Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0257Some daddy/daughter tear filled eyes.Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0258Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0259Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0260Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0261Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0262Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0263Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0264Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0265Sweet dad’s dancing with their little girls.Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0266Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0267Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0268Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0269Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0270Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0271Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0273Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0274Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0275Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0276Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0277

Ryan & Hannah’s Wedding . Ft. Wayne IN Wedding Photographer, Sarasota FL Wedding Photographer, Columbia City IN Wedding Photographer

Fort Wayne catholic wedding photographer_0110Hannah & Ryan’s wedding day was flawless!  Beautiful weather, excited and joyful attitudes all around, and a couple so in love!  It was highly anticipated, as they’ve been dating since they were 15, and have lived long distance for the past couple years.  It was so sweet to see Hannah tear up when her dad mentioned in his speech that there wouldn’t have to be anymore “goodbye’s” for these two.

I’m so happy for you guys to start this new journey of married life!  God Bless!

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Hannah’s Bridal Portraits . Ft. Wayne IN Wedding Photographer, Sarasota FL Wedding Photographer, Columbia City IN Wedding Photographer

We shot Hannah’s bridal portrait session about two weeks before her wedding, at the Bass Mansion on the St. Francis University campus in Ft. Wayne.  I love that she chose this venue for her photos, because she’s such an old soul; classic and elegant, just like this location.

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Holler Family . Ft. Wayne IN Family Photographer, Sarasota FL Family Photographer, Columbia City IN Family Photographer

The Holler’s are a sweet family that we know from church.  I got to take some newborn photos of baby Hope about a year and a half ago.  So it was really fun to do a session with the whole family, this time around.

We spent the evening on their property in Columbia City.  Thankfully there was no rain, but there were plenty of mosquitos!  (I guess you can’t have it all).  But I especially loved the soft light coming through the clouds, and those joyful smiles from everybody in the family!Fort Wayne family photographer_0175Fort Wayne family photographer_0176Fort Wayne family photographer_0177Fort Wayne family photographer_0178Fort Wayne family photographer_0179Fort Wayne family photographer_0180Fort Wayne family photographer_0181Fort Wayne family photographer_0182Fort Wayne family photographer_0183Fort Wayne family photographer_0184Fort Wayne family photographer_0185Fort Wayne family photographer_0186Fort Wayne family photographer_0187Fort Wayne family photographer_0188Fort Wayne family photographer_0189Fort Wayne family photographer_0192Fort Wayne family photographer_0193Fort Wayne family photographer_0194Fort Wayne family photographer_0198Fort Wayne family photographer_0195Fort Wayne family photographer_0196Fort Wayne family photographer_0197Fort Wayne family photographer_0199Fort Wayne family photographer_0200Fort Wayne family photographer_0201

Okay, maybe EVERYONE wasn’t smiling the WHOLE time.  But hey, when you’re 1 year old, and fighting an ear infection, you get to throw a fit or two during your portrait session.  Props to mom & dad, for smiling through it.  😉

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Platt Family . Ft. Wayne IN Family Photographer, Sarasota FL Family Photographer, Columbia City IN Family Photographer

This was my first time working with the Platt family.  And I love them already!  We had a beautiful evening shooting on their gorgeous property.  They have three adorable and energetic boys, which always keeps thing fun and interesting.  And mom and dad kept a great laid back attitude during the whole shoot.  (which is hard, as a parent, I KNOW!). Well done, guys! Fort Wayne family photographer_0160Our session was mostly focused on baby Hayes since he hadn’t had a portrait session in a while.  But we also squeezed in some other combinations of the whole family and the brothers, too!Fort Wayne family photographer_0161Fort Wayne family photographer_0162Fort Wayne family photographer_0163Fort Wayne family photographer_0164Fort Wayne family photographer_0165Fort Wayne family photographer_0166Fort Wayne family photographer_0167Fort Wayne family photographer_0168Fort Wayne family photographer_0169Fort Wayne family photographer_0170Fort Wayne family photographer_0171Fort Wayne family photographer_0172Fort Wayne family photographer_0173Fort Wayne family photographer_0174