Another beautiful wedding in the books. :) We are so fortunate to be able to capture such amazing days...not only with what you see in these photos, (because Julie was absolutely beautiful :) but the emotion that is shared throughout the day. At this point in the year, when I feel like I may implode with wrapping up wedding season and trying to document/edit fall sessions, I have to stop what I'm doing and remind myself how lucky we are to be able to capture love, in many forms. I had a friend send me a message on facebook last week that put me in my place:
While there are times where I feel like I'm breaking record after record with the number of sessions/weddings we shoot, I have to remind myself that we are capturing these moments for each individual couple, family, etc. And, that is what matters...the only thing that matters.
"...I love the way you capture life and love in your photos! Thanks for always sharing them with your "viewers."
RT and Julie had an amazing day. There was a strong chance for rain and, thankfully, it held off until right before the ceremony started. However, being under the safety of a tent and the reception being indoors...it was perfect timing.
As for RT and Julie, they love each other and little Brydant (who makes several appearances ;) so very much. Julie put a lot of time into each detail and RT supported her 100%. They compliment each other in many ways and being able to capture their love was such an honor.
I love how the little ones were incorporated into their day...so cute!
A sweet moment between Julie and her dad...just minutes before walking down the aisle.
I love how no two weddings are the same. Not one. The personality, the style, the weather :), all of it. Keeps us from reaching moments of boredom with our role as photographers. Well, I knew from their engagement session that their wedding was going to have personality written all over it...and, that it did. Kristen put a lot of thought into the details of their day and did such a lovely job merging all of the colors together.
There was a lot of sweet emotion the day of their wedding which reminded me again that a wedding day doesn't just consist of the preparation. It's the foundation for the many years to come. The longer Jeremy and I are married the more I appreciate the fact that a wedding day is just a day. It's the days following that truly matter. Instilling memories into the minds of those you love will continuously hold you accountable for the journey ahead. The love Kristen and Jim expressed for one another is written all over these photos. Many memories to cherish forever. Loads of hugs to you both!
Such a sweet first meeting. And, don't get me started on the beauty that is Jim & Kristen! :)
Just when I thought I couldn't have any more respect for those who serve in the military, I was present at Jim and Kristen's wedding. We all know that being active in the military can result in leaving the country during unplanned times. Well, this was the case for several of Jim's men...including his Best Man. After setting the date and making plans, several were deployed during the time of their wedding date leaving Jim to find a few others to take their place. All I can say is that I am amazed at the camaraderie that was displayed. Several stepped up to the plate and the words that were shared later in the day were humbling for all who heard. It was truly an honor to witness it all.
One of the reasons I love photographing these two (other than the fact that they are beautiful together--had a hard time narrowing them down ;) is because of the contagious laughter that comes from them. You can't help but join in with them...love it!
It truly is a highlight when we get to work with families on multiple occasions. It is becoming more common for us to shoot the weddings of siblings, cousins, close friends, etc. It is such an honor to have clients who keep coming back to us.
Well, I knew from the beginning that we were going to have a good day with Lindsay and Jon. First of all, there is Lindsay and Jon...they love each other in the sweetest way. Lindsay can bring a smile to anyone's face...it truly lights up the room. And, Jon adores her...simply put. Then, there is Lindsay's family...the Golden's. We got to know many of them at Betsy and Greg's wedding a few years back making their day an extra special treat. ;) It was wonderful celebrating with the two of them and being surrounded by many familiar faces. Much love to you guys!
This is the newest addition to the family, next to Jon...she is such a doll!
Lindsay...you were absolutely beautiful! Had a hard time narrowing these down. ;)
I have to admit...we have NEVER had a groomsman display a yoga pose for the wedding party photo. Lots of firsts on wedding days. ;)
Lindsay's mom had a big part in her wedding. She has started a flower business which means she was pulling mom duty, flower duty and decor duty...pretty incredible (and exhausting ;). Everything turned out beautifully!
Love Jewish weddings...seeing people in the air never gets old. Love the photos above. ;)
Jeremy and I love to travel. Always have. We also love to capture the creation that God has gifted us with through the use of our lenses. When Jeremy and I were dating, we would love to go to different places and take pictures, with or without people in them. I guess you could say the same is still true today. What a blessing to be able to travel and capture it all...and love it at the same time.
I am so excited to share Sun & John's wedding with you. You see, this one has been a long time coming. ;) We met Sun & John at Jamie & Chris' wedding in 2006 where Sun was a bridesmaid and John did the videography. The following year, we saw them at Susanne & Keegan's wedding where similar roles were played. The following year we saw them at Kate & Lanny's wedding (Sun referred them to us :). So, when the news came out that Sun & John were engaged I was so excited for them!!! I was even more excited when they asked us to be a part of their day. :)
As for their wedding, there really are no words. I will let the photos speak for themselves. But, really, mountains, a vineyard, even a zebra, and the beauty that is Sun & John...a dream. The ceremony and reception took place at the Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California. It was a beautiful day filled with laughter, beauty and loads of love. It was such an honor to be a part of their day. These Indiana photographers aren't used to having scenery. We could do this over and over again. ;) Love you both to pieces...xo!
Sun & John made our job extremely easy. It is evident how much they love and care for one another. Everyone who knows them can see the same thing we saw that day...
A beautiful ceremony followed with a few more photos. And, Sun...seriously, you are exquisite.
The night finished out just as it needed to...lots of dancing, laughter and so much fun-true perfection. It will be a day we will always remember. Love you guys!
The more we shoot at Indiana University the more we fall in love with their campus. It's gorgeous. Of course, it's an added bonus when we get to capture such beautiful people who happen to make our job extremely easy. We are just spectators, amongst their family and friends, capturing the love they share. Even at this point in the season, I am reminded how blessed we are, to not only be busy, but to be able to capture those moments in life you want to cherish forever. We get to document one of the grandest days in a couple's life together. I can't help but find joy in that alone.
As for Holly & Casey, amazing... It was quite obvious to see the amount of love and support that has been given by their friends and family. This alone shows their dedication, loyalty, and genuine spirits to those they love and respect. More importantly, you could see that same level of respect they have with each other. Holly was a stunning bride and Casey's eyes were on her the entire day. It was such an honor to celebrate with them...for many reasons. Thanks for choosing us. :) We love you guys to pieces.
As I mentioned before, Holly and Casey made our jobs very easy. We even got bits of Casey's (true) personality in them...you'll see. ;)
Surprise, surprise...another warm wedding during the midwest summer season. We were getting the party in for one more quick shot when I happened to see the majority of the guys doing this. I couldn't help but laugh and capture it. ;) These guys were troopers.
A wedding on the campus of IU wouldn't be complete without the voice of the Indiana Hoosiers, Don Fischer. He got the evening started on the right foot, for sure.
The moment you see below will be one that will be cherished by family, friends, and Holly and Casey forever. A special moment between Casey and his mom...a slow dance that moved into Mambo Number Five that resulted in getting the party started. The Endless Summer Band (who we love!) kept the night moving with lots of dancing, singing, and celebrating...although, I think this party could've happened without any music at all. ;) It was the perfect night to a perfect day...