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Keith & Kelly’s Wedding . Ft. Wayne IN Wedding Photographer, Columbia City IN Wedding Photographer

union12wedding_0100Keith & Kelly were married last weekend at Union 12 in Columbia City!  They were blessed with genuine family & friends surrounding them.  Tears were shed throughout the day, and they had an epic dance party!  Everything you’d ever wish for in your wedding day!union12wedding_0101union12wedding_0102union12wedding_0103Kelly’s choice for “wildflower” bouquets were STUNNING!!!union12wedding_0104Thanks to Nicole Morehead for second shooting with me, and getting these shots of the guys getting ready!union12wedding_0105union12wedding_0106union12wedding_0107union12wedding_0108union12wedding_0109union12wedding_0110union12wedding_0111union12wedding_0112union12wedding_0113union12wedding_0114union12wedding_0115union12wedding_0116union12wedding_0117union12wedding_0118union12wedding_0119union12wedding_0120union12wedding_0121union12wedding_0122union12wedding_0123union12wedding_0124union12wedding_0125union12wedding_0126Kelly’s First Look with her dad!union12wedding_0127union12wedding_0128Kelly & her sweet mom!union12wedding_0129union12wedding_0130union12wedding_0131union12wedding_0133union12wedding_0134union12wedding_0135union12wedding_0136union12wedding_0137union12wedding_0138union12wedding_0139union12wedding_0140union12wedding_0141union12wedding_0142union12wedding_0143Ceremony time!  Union 12 has a beautiful covered patio for ceremonies.  I love all of the natural light!  A photographers dream!union12wedding_0144union12wedding_0145union12wedding_0147union12wedding_0146The Flower Girl & Ring bearer met their dad at the front of the aisle.  I love their sweet expressions when they saw him!union12wedding_0148union12wedding_0149Keith & Kelly chose not to see each other before the aisle, so there were many tears as they laid eyes on each other for the first time!  My fav!union12wedding_0150union12wedding_0151union12wedding_0152union12wedding_0153union12wedding_0154union12wedding_0155Mr. & Mrs. Wagner!union12wedding_0156I loved this sweet moment with Kelly & her grandma!union12wedding_0157And this little lady is quite possibly the cutest flower girl in the whole world!union12wedding_0158union12wedding_0159union12wedding_0160union12wedding_0161union12wedding_0162union12wedding_0163union12wedding_0164union12wedding_0165Kelly totally nailed this “pick up” pose!!union12wedding_0166union12wedding_0167union12wedding_0168union12wedding_0169union12wedding_0170union12wedding_0171union12wedding_0172union12wedding_0173union12wedding_0174union12wedding_0175union12wedding_0176union12wedding_0177union12wedding_0178union12wedding_0179union12wedding_0180Welcome Mr. & Mrs. Wagner!  Let’s party!union12wedding_0181union12wedding_0182union12wedding_0183union12wedding_0184union12wedding_0185union12wedding_0186union12wedding_0187union12wedding_0188union12wedding_0189union12wedding_0190union12wedding_0191union12wedding_0192union12wedding_0193union12wedding_0194union12wedding_0195union12wedding_0196union12wedding_0197union12wedding_0198union12wedding_0199union12wedding_0200union12wedding_0201union12wedding_0202union12wedding_0203union12wedding_0204union12wedding_0205union12wedding_0206union12wedding_0207union12wedding_0208union12wedding_0209union12wedding_0210union12wedding_0211union12wedding_0212union12wedding_0213union12wedding_0214union12wedding_0215union12wedding_0216union12wedding_0217union12wedding_0218union12wedding_0219union12wedding_0220union12wedding_0221union12wedding_0222We stepped out back for 10 minutes to shoot a few sunset portraits!union12wedding_0223union12wedding_0224union12wedding_0225union12wedding_0226union12wedding_0227union12wedding_0228union12wedding_0229union12wedding_0230union12wedding_0231union12wedding_0232union12wedding_0233union12wedding_0234union12wedding_0235union12wedding_0236union12wedding_0237union12wedding_0238union12wedding_0239union12wedding_0240union12wedding_0241union12wedding_0242union12wedding_0243union12wedding_0244union12wedding_0245union12wedding_0246union12wedding_0247union12wedding_0249union12wedding_0250

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

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_0167