Keith & 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!Kelly’s choice for “wildflower” bouquets were STUNNING!!!Thanks to Nicole Morehead for second shooting with me, and getting these shots of the guys getting ready!Kelly’s First Look with her dad!Kelly & her sweet mom!Ceremony time! Union 12 has a beautiful covered patio for ceremonies. I love all of the natural light! A photographers dream!The Flower Girl & Ring bearer met their dad at the front of the aisle. I love their sweet expressions when they saw him!Keith & 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!Mr. & Mrs. Wagner!I loved this sweet moment with Kelly & her grandma!And this little lady is quite possibly the cutest flower girl in the whole world!Kelly totally nailed this “pick up” pose!!Welcome Mr. & Mrs. Wagner! Let’s party!We stepped out back for 10 minutes to shoot a few sunset portraits!
Nicole & 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.)First Look!
Emily & 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.
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 . 😉Emily is a crier, which is MY FAVORITE!!!! This impromptu prayer time had some tears flowing.Emily’s First Look with her dad. And more tears!Ceremony time! The chairs had been moved to the tent, so guests stood to watch. And it worked great!As 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. We found a few beautiful LARGE trees to shoot under to stay dry and still get some gorgeous outdoor portraits!Clear umbrellas: my new best friend.Proof of our successful portrait time, wet & muddy sneakers.Party Time!But first, Champagne!I 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!God Bless you, Mr. & Mrs. Hessenzahl! I’m so glad I could be the one to capture your wedding day bliss!
And 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!
I 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!Sisters, with their “granny hair”, as they called it.My 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.Bustling that beautiful gown!Dollar DashAnniversary DanceGetting some great marriage advice from the winning couple.I love these fur babies as the cake topper!Cheers to Mr. & Mrs. Messman!I love this siblings dance shot!!Piano Man circle and sing-alongIt was getting late, and the little ones were getting tired. But the adults were still killing it on the dance floor!Feels good to be husband & wife!The photo booth props started making their way to the dance floor!The Dj announced the last song, and the remaining guests circled up one more time.God bless your marriage Skyler & Nicole! What a beautiful & entertaining wedding day!
This wedding was brought to you by these two fine ladies. 😉
Reception Venue: The Landmark Centre
Hair: Cameo Day Spa
Dress: One Fine Day
Groomsmen Tux’s: Louie’s Tux Shop
This couple is extra special to me, guys! That’s my “little” cousin Tyler, marrying the beautiful, kind, caring Elizabeth in Lynchburg Virginia!
I tell ya what, it’s super fun to shoot a wedding when it’s full of your own family members!! This wedding was just precious to me, as I got the “back stage pass” to spend the whole day with some of my favorite people! Elizabeth had a “first look” moment with her dad! Then on to share a “first look” with her soon-to-be-husband!