2016 Favorites // Details

“Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” // Marilyn Monroe

Here we are at the THIRD installment of my 2016 Favorite photos… details. While details are not the MOST important part of your wedding day (I think we can leave that to the moments category) I do think it’s important to document your details. My goal when documenting a wedding day is to tell the story of your wedding day. So that when you and your children and their children look back on your wedding album you’re transported back to that special day. You see the colors. You see the fine little details that set the scene. You feel the emotions. But a key part of setting that scene is documenting the little details that set it. Maybe it’s the tiny locket with a photo of your grandmother that hangs from your bouquet. Maybe it’s personalized name cards you made sure to have at every table. Maybe it’s those shoes (you were determined to have) laying on a veil accented with lace from your mom’s wedding dress. These details may seem trivial but I find them to be an integral part of telling your wedding day story. So these photos may not be the MOST important part but they’re definitely PART of your story. 

Another favorite part of mine with detail photography is that I get the chance to utilize my creativity in finding light, a location, and placement of the details themselves. Because of this I’m usually pretty proud of these images, they are 100% mine and my creativity. So take a moment to look through some of my favorite detail photos from last year. 

 

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Indianapolis Willows on Westfield Garden Inspired Wedding // Kaitlin & Nick

“And I'm here wishing you could stay a little longer.” // Brothers Osborne

Over Fourth of July weekend I was lucky to photograph not only one, but two, weddings! Kaitlin + Nick’s garden inspired wedding at The Lodge at The Willows on Westfield was absolutely perfect. A mantle dripping in candles, candelabras, greenery, and flower crowns. I am absolutely obsessed with flower crowns, so when I walked into Kaitlin’s bridal suite and saw that her and most of her bridesmaids were wearing flower crowns I’m pretty sure I squealed a little.

Kaitlin + Nick are a delightfully fun and sweet couple that met in the recreation center while attending Ball State University. (Gotta love my fellow BSU alums! Chirp Chirp!) Over five years later the two of them can now be found at home with their cats typically binge watching television series’ on Netflix. These people, ladies and gentlemen, are my kind of people. I mean they admitted was one of their favorite things to do is pizza. Pizza is life people. LIFE!

It was wonderful to spend the day with people who are so wonderfully chill. The day was so relaxed and easy-going. Such a calm way to spend the day working! Also, did I mention they were sweet?! Cause they SO are!

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Indianapolis Geeks In Love Gaming Convention Wedding // Lisa & Dave

“What Does That Make Us?” “Big Damn Lovebirds, Sir.” “Ain’t We Just?” // Firefly (modified)

What happens when you put two big damn lovebirds (tee hee), an engagement session, elephants, a gaming convention, a LARP, and a wedding all in one weekend? You get a big damn blog post of the whole shindig!

Lisa + Dave chose to wed surrounded by all of their friends and family at the local FREE gaming convention Whosyer Con at the Wyndham Indianapolis West. It’s only fitting since the two of them met in convention scene. These two have some of the biggest hearts I’ve ever seen. They volunteer their time and work incredibly hard at several conventions every year in order to support their friends, chosen family, and the fandoms they love so much. It’s no wonder that there wasn’t an empty seat in the house at their ceremony, there were even people even standing in the back just to watch them tie the knot! So buckle your seat belts kids and hold on for the ride because this blog post is going to be a long one but I promise it will be full of happiness and two people crazy in love surrounded by amazing friends and family!

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Indianapolis Intimate Woodland Literary Wedding // Lindsey & Eric

“Love, it’s not an emotion. Love is a promise.” // The 12th Doctor: Doctor Who

When your bride quotes Doctor Who in her wedding vows you know she’s the right bride for you. It doesn't hurt that Lindsey + Eric are also close friends of mine and my husband. My husband has known Eric since high school and I’ve known him since my husband and I started dating seven years ago. Of course when Eric started bringing Lindsey around we all immediately loved her. Because she’s just like us. So it was no surprise when Eric and Lindsey announced they were going to get married that they asked my husband and I to stand with them. But then what Lindsey said next changed everything:

“You can still photograph my wedding and be a bridesmaid right?”

And of course I said:

“YEP!”

So let me preface this blog post by saying it’s gonna be a long one. I was so involved in the wedding it was hard not to tell every aspect of the day in this post. But if you can bear with me I promise it will be worth it! It was a crazy day of playing bridesmaid, wedding planner/designer, and photographer. But with the help of Joni Bilderback the day was pulled off with tons of fun and capturing their relationship just as it is. No frills. No excess. Just two people committing themselves to one another surrounded by family and friends in an intimate outdoor ceremony and reception followed by drinks, music, a bonfire, and camping.

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2015 Favorite Images of the Year // Details

It's all in the details my dear.

Isn’t it though? Well at least, it is for me! I am obsessed with details! Not just in weddings but everything! I can’t even go on a diet without a detailed menu, calendar, and shopping list. My clients would know too, because when I’m prepping for their wedding I have them fill out a very detailed questionnaire and I send over an extremely detailed timeline. Maybe I’m a control freak. I prefer being prepared. I know my clients spend hours upon days upon months planning for their wedding so that every little detail is taken care of. So that every little part of their wedding tells a little bit about them. That’s why detail photos are my favorite. Couples spend so much time planning for their wedding, I want to document those efforts in detail photos.

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Indianapolis Willows on Westfield Wedding // Julie & John

OH, THIS SWEET COUPLE...

Julie + John were the sweetest couple who spent their day surrounded by close family and friends while they joined their two families together. We spent a lovely day at Ado salon and then celebrated at their ceremony and reception location of The Lodge at The Willows Riverwalk in Broad Ripple. 

I knew it would be a lovely day when it was coordinated by Sarah Cooper of Cooper Events. So when Sarah contacted me needing a photographer for Julie + John's wedding merely 7 weeks prior I was happy to help photograph it and so glad I was available!

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2013 :: Wedding + Engagement Details

As promised...

Today I am posting the top 20 Wedding + Engagement favorite photos of 2013.

Keep your eyes peeled for the rest of the 2013 favorites:

Wedding Moments

Posted tomorrow, 01.16.2014

and

WEDDING + ENGAGEMENT PORTRAITS

Posted Friday, 01.17.2014

Let's kick this countdown off with numba 20! (Remember, not in any super specific order!)

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Cait + Colin :: Indianapolis DIY Wedding

SO I HAVE THIS THING FOR DIY...

I love it. I love being crafty and creative. But Cait, she brings it to a whole new level. If you remeber my super cute couple from a few months back, Cait + Colin, with their adorable camping themed enagement.

So anyways, being an art school grad, crafty with a sewing machine, and super imaginative you have to know that Cait + Colin's wedding was super adorably DIY'd to the max, in all the best ways!

They did a first look and I looooove Cait's natural amazing smile when she sees her man for the first time. Adorable!

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Bri + Kyle :: Indianapolis Park Tudor Wedding

 Man oh man...

When you talk about a striking couple Bri + Kyle are definitely one of those couples. Bri beautiful as ever and Kyle with a sense of style that could only be rivaled by Justin Timberlake. After completing their engagement session last year in Downtown Indy I just knew they were going to be stunning as a bride and groom. And I wasn't wrong. 

With their gorgeous coral-orange, white, and grey color scheme and a reception hall that is so unexpectedly beautiful Bri + Kyle had a wonderful wedding for the history books.

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