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January 29, 2016

At times, I am at a loss for words.  When you've known a family for many years and are honored to capture so many beautiful moments for them, its hard to type the amount of gratitude that comes with all of that into a single blog post.  We've known Annie's family for 8 years.  I met her sister, Jenni, when I did newborn photos for their little girl.  Soon after, we became dear friends (as did our daughters).  With that, brought many opportunities to get to know the entire Conner family.  We are so thankful that God can bring the sweetest of friendships into our lives when we least expect it.

With that being said, Annie and Ryan....wow...such a beautiful day.  Because of the friendship that was already established, I felt like we were shooting a wedding of life-long friends.  I loved being able to chat with Annie long before there was a proposal, hearing about their journey, knowing when it all was taking place to being able to capture this long-awaited event that would start the journey of doing life together for the rest of their lives.  I am so happy that Annie found someone as sweet as Ryan!  You guys are perfect for each other!

Annie and Ryan...thank you for letting us be a part of your incredible day!  It was such an honor to not only capture these moments for you, but to be surrounded by your family and friends and see the impact they have all had on you both.  Much love and hugs to you!  Excited for you to begin this journey! 

Annie...you looked absolutely stunning...

When you have an evening ceremony, and its too cold to be outside for longer than a few minutes, Mill Top is a wonderful place for photos...plenty of options.

The girls had me laughing all day long!  Loved them!

We can't forget the Super Heroes! ;)
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A beautiful moment remembering Ryan's mom...followed with Annie's dad giving each bridesmaid a tissue. ;)

So many pretty details. Annie's sister, Jenni (who I mentioned before;), came up with the idea of having each table write some words of wisdom, encouragement, thoughts/prayers that Annie and Ryan will be able to read on that table number's anniversary.  Love this idea!  

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

We had 7 different couples represented from the last 10 years.  Three of our brides were there, and 4 other brides were represented with family being present.  It was like a family reunion!  Love, love that we get to do what we do! 
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It is always an honor to capture a couple's day, but it goes to another level when you have special ties to the family.  Michael's sister-n-law happens to be my best friend, so capturing Michael and Casey's wedding was such a treat for us.  We loved being surrounded by friends and their many family and friends.

Michael and Casey are as sweet and care free as they come.  Not only are they genuine, they are also completely smitten with each other (and, absolutely adorable).  Thank you so much for choosing us to capture you're incredible day!  Much love and hugs to you both!    
     

Casey...you looked absolutely beautiful!

Fun wedding parties are the best!  So much laughter shared!

Clearly, I had lots of favorites...and, this was one of them! ;)

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Another wedding I've been anxious to share...Brendan and Lauren had such an amazing day!  Sure, it could have been warmer, the clouds could've been more sporadic, the rain (that wasn't in the forecast) could've stayed away, ;) but in all honesty...wow.  The love these two share can make an unpleasant day in Indiana so much brighter.  They made the most of their day and here's the evidence to share with all of you.

Brendan and Lauren...thank you for choosing us to be a part of your day!  We loved walking into your lives, surrounded by your many friends and wonderful family, to celebrate the two of you.  It truly was an honor!  Many hugs being sent your way!   


The custom beer mugs Brendan made for each of his guys.

Why, hello Notre Dame...nice to see you again. :)

Loved these girls!!! They had me laughing all day!
Occasionally, lots of smiling can bring out the yawns. ;)  'Twas the case for Brendan...the guys joined him mid yawn in this photo. 
I still laugh out loud when I see this.

Such a fun wedding party...lots of laughter!

Brendan and Lauren...you guys make me happy. :) You would've never known how cold we all were that day!
I love how personalized they made everything...they love Starbucks, traveling and Brendan's design skills are pretty incredible!

I would've been the bride who changed out of her wedding dress into something more comfortable to finish out the evening. 
Oh, wait...I did that at our wedding. ;)

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Amanda Hakes says:

Beautiful and inspiring work, Melody! The bride will be thrilled! I love how you capture both posed images and candid ones.

(12.03.15 @ 08:56 AM)
Vangie Lindner says:

Such pretty pictures! Beautiful surroundings!

(12.03.15 @ 12:42 PM)
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The night before Josh and Allison's wedding included some horrible storms...trees were down, branches were everywhere, power was out...yet, their wedding day was quite contrary!  They had blue skies with white puffy clouds.  It was a bit on the chilly side, but after the weather from the previous night...there were no complaints. :)

As for Josh and Allison...such a sweet couple with hearts of gold.  We loved getting to know the two of them on their wedding day. 
We didn't meet Josh until the day of the wedding, and it didn't take long at all to see the love he has for his beautiful bride.  We also loved seeing them incorporate so much of their lives into their day...so many personal touches. 

Josh and Allison...thank you for choosing us to be a part of your day!  It was such a joy to work with all of you!  Much love being sent your way!

Love our CPD brides!  We've been friends with Allison's extended family for years...loved being amongst so many friends. :)
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I've enjoyed every minute of my time with Hunter and Christina over the last year.  From their engagement session to prepping for their wedding and the many other moments in between...they felt like old friends by the time their wedding rolled around.

They chose the Barn in Zionsville for their intimate ceremony and reception.  Their closest friends and family joined them for their beautiful day.  Christina was absolutely stunning, Hunter adored her and the kids brought many smiles to us all.  It was such an honor to be a part of their day!  Thankful to not only have wonderful clients, but dear friends, as well!  Hugs to both of you!!! 


I love the way these 4 love each other...melts my heart.

Loved getting to know the guys of My Yellow Rickshaw.
And, of course, I had to get a photo with my brides.  We shot Amber's wedding years ago...so wonderful reconnecting with her!


Vangie Lindner says:

Loved these pictures!

(11.14.15 @ 10:15 AM)
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