Weddings

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!

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_0083