Andrew and Kristy are getting married!/Northwest Indiana wedding/engagement photographer

He is so tall!  I probably said that like 30 times and had to apologize continually! These two were so much fun to photograph.  Everyone feels so awkward at first and then after I usually make a fool of myself…everyone relaxes.  I loved how beautiful everything was.  The trees, the sky…what they chose to wear!  Everything was perfect!  These two are getting married next July and I really cannot wait!

One of my favorites!/Northwest Indiana maternity photography

One of my favorite songs…by Ed Sheeran http://open.spotify.com/track/4z1O25cq9g2kuJemmUxc21 Wish I could have listened to this when I was pregnant…the beauty of it all

“You are my one and only, and you can wrap your fingers round my thumb…and hold me, tight..”

“You will be alright”

 

 

 

Lauren and Kyle are married!/Northwest Indiana/Chicago wedding photographer/County Line Orchard

I love to take picture of Lauren and Kyle.  They are perfect together.  Every wedding day is stressful at the beginning.  Worry about the rain, arrangements, making sure everyone is where they should be.  The moment these two saw each other…no more stress, no more concerns…just the best smiles, sweetest moments and genuine laughs.

We started off with family and friends in a local hotel getting ready and taking care of details.  Hair, final touches of makeup and then the dress.  It is so interesting how defining one dress becomes.  It symbolizes your style, how you feel about yourself…what you consider beautiful.  Everyone tells you how beautiful you look, and how perfect it fits…it was made for you.  I have always thought that one of the best moments of the day is when a bride puts on that dress.  I feel like it is that perfect moment when she feels the most beautiful and I like to make sure I never miss taking portraits right then and there.  With everyone standing around telling her how perfect she looks and how beautiful the pictures will be.  I just love it.  I wait for it, and it is the first pictures I look at when I get home.  Lauren was no exception…As always thank you Katrina Sebastian for second shooting.  Thank you for the beautiful images that you create..the hours of learning that we do together and for being an amazing friend.  (you know we are good friends when on a wedding day you can tell me to get my crap together and focus…we don’t have time for you to be distracted..) It is better to get to share this amazing journey of wedding photography with you.  Thank you Tammy for being an awesome assistant at this wedding.  It makes my day go so much smoother, when I can really depend on someone to be there.

 

We then left for County Line Orchard.  We had some time before the first look to take some truly beautiful portraits of the bride.  It is a dream come true when a bride and groom have enough time scheduled in the day to take a lot of pictures.  Also willing to trust me that to get those beautiful images..sometimes it takes time and patience and getting out of the car when I see the perfect spot!

After those portraits and some very beautiful rain that made the sky look amazing we had the bride and groom see each other for the first time.  These two needed no instruction.  They are natural and beautiful in front of the camera.  Their responses were so genuine…I hope they forgot that we were there.(I am sure they didn’t but by how natural they were it is hard to imagine that they didn’t)

Off to the apple orchard to find perfect spots to take bridesmaid and groomsmen pictures and amazing pictures of Kyle and Lauren.  It might be an overload but I do not really care, because I never tire of seeing them!

Oh how the two of them kill me.  I love how he holds her…I love the way she smiles at him.  I truly could have taken their pictures all day long.

Then it was time for the ceremony and reception! The ceremony was performed inside the orchard because of the rain…but it really didn’t stress these two out!

Jack and Lindsay are married!/Northwest Indiana, Chicago wedding photographer/ At the Old Bag Factory in Southbend

I drove up to this house and instantly I fell in love and wanted to raise my kids here.  Courtney and I walked around to find a perfect place for the dress and it just got better as we went inside and around the backyard.  I could tell instantly a whole big life was here full of kids and experiences and love.  Lindsay is sweet and smart and just comfortable to be around.  Her family was amazing and I am glad I got to spend the morning with them taking pictures of the details of the wedding.  It was so sweet when her dad walked in the room to see her for the first time, and her bridesmaids were so involved in making sure that Lindsay felt loved and taken care of.

The rest of the day went the same.  The bridal party was the best.  No one let the rain stop them.  The details were perfect…We got ready at her home and then went to a local park to take the group picture and to do a first look.  I love when a bride and groom choose that option…it gives them just a moment to take it all in and just enjoy looking at each other and inevitably kissing!

 

This bridal party loved to get their picture taken!  I could have shared one million more!

Alison is perfect!/Northwest Indiana Senior portrait photographer

You would not have believed the mosquitoes on this day.  I actually had to have Courtney fan the mosquitoes away from me so I could get pictures.  Alison was a trooper…she was getting eaten alive, but would go “did you get the shot?”  I loved that!  They came up with a great place to take pictures and she is gorgeous so how could the images not be gorgeous!

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