Downtown Indianapolis Mavris Wedding // Anna & Zach

“When no-one else can understand me. When everything I do is wrong. You give me hope and consolation. You give me strength to carry on” // Elvis Presley

Boy, oh boy, oh boy, oh boy! I am so excited to share with you Anna & Zach’s beautiful wedding at St. John’s Catholic Church and The Mavris Arts and Event Center in Indianapolis. This wedding was definitely a stunner of a day!! I had so much fun hanging out with these two and their giant wedding party from all over the world! That’s right! ALL. OVER. THE. WORLD. If you remember correctly from their engagement session Anna and Zach live in sunny California! Anna being from Indiana and Zach being from St. Louis and then traveling to LA one can imagine their friends they chose to stand with them on their wedding day are from all over. People flew in from all parts of the United States and the Best Man and his wife (also a bridesmaid) flew in from LONDON to be with them! Honestly though, that just shows how amazing Anna and Zach are! Here I thought I was lucky to be able to travel out last year to meet them for their engagement session and photograph them on the Venice Canals Walkway and El Matador Beach in Malibu! Definitely a fun time! I seriously could have photographed there all day! But I digress…

Anna and Zach met while they were both working together in Chicago back in 2010. They were in the same new employee orientation group and then their cubicles ended up being right next to each other. I’m not sure if their office KNEW they were playing match maker… but they definitely were! Haha! After meeting on that first day at their new jobs it was history from there. They’ve been by each other’s side ever since! Including moving out to LA together when Zach needed to finish school! Which he just did! Which is SUPER cool. He even traveled to China for a little while to study. Super rad. I’m kinda jelly!

This wedding was full of all sorts of fun things! Like, Anna’s LOVE of all things The Colts and Peyton Manning. A donut wall in lieu of a traditional cake. A stunning dress and shoes from BHLDN. Gorgeous dusty purple long bridesmaid dresses. Bridesmaid prep at The Alexander Hotel. The most gorgeous organic florals from Lauren Brown of Woven Blooms. A fun reception at The Mavris including some of the best toasts I’ve seen in a long time, emotional songs, dancing, and corn hole in the garden. So basically you just need to check out this wedding and see all that there is to offer because I’m pretty much in love with it! Go on now! Go!

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Indianapolis Mavris Colorful and Elegant Wedding // Heather & Obi

“So don’t ever think I need more. I’ve got the one to live for. No one else will do, I’m tellin’ you. Just put your heart in my hands and I promise it won’t get broken.” // Nathan Sykes

Last Friday’s wedding was definitely one for the books! I spent the day at The Mavris Arts + Event Center in Downtown Indianapolis with two absolutely amazing, loving, and sweet people. Heather + Obi tied the knot on a gorgeous day in July surrounded by wonderful friends and family and backed by a stellar vendor team.

The two of them, technically, met on the bus at Purdue. Heather was immediately drawn to the cute guy with dimples. However it wasn’t until after formally meeting at a party through mutual friends that their relationship blossomed, grew, and flourished through their common sweet demeanor and faith in God. Years later we were brought to this wonderful day and I am just so happy I was able to be part of it! Trust me you guys... this wedding has got me all heart eyes everywhere!! I can’t even stop thinking about it all!!

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Ballet Inspired Indianapolis Mavris Arts & Events Center Wedding // Styled Session

“Take time to do what makes your soul happy.” // Unknown

Sometimes, I have to take a little time to do things that excite me most. Which is why I love doing styled shoots. Weddings are amazing, and I love my clients, but it’s extremely fun to have a concept in your brain, see it come to life, and then document it through a styled shoot. This year I’ve done three styled shoots. Earlier in the year I styled two bride and groom sessions my, “Boho Americana” Styled Shoot and the “Hippie Love” Styled Shoot. If you don’t know what a styled shoot is, it’s where various wedding industry professionals get together to create a style and/or concept for a wedding for creative and marketing purposes. They’re a great time to express my creativity and I really enjoy them so when Ooh La La Events contacted me to photograph their Ballet Styled Shoot I was definitely more than happy to hop on board!

Check out some of the wicked photos we captured thanks to our models and the amazing creative team that came together to make this photo shoot possible. Please check out the bottom of this blog post to see everyone who put in their time and effort to make this photo shoot possible!

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Indianapolis Mavris Vineyard Wedding :: Chelsea + Nick

DID SOMEONE SAY WINE? 

I'm pretty sure someone said wine? Ohh, it's a wine themed wedding you say? Complete with wine barrels, beautiful florals, and a wine mixing ceremony? Oh, and it's at the Mavris Arts + Events center in downtown Indianapolis? AND it's an amazing couple one of which is the brother-in-law of an AMAZING photographer? Why yes, of course, I'll be there. 

When Chelsea approached me back in February 2013 for her May 2014, vineyard themed wedding at the Mavris I was absolutely stoked. Champagne, burgundy, + touches of olive green colors, one of my favorite venues (that I wanted to get married at myself!), awesome vendors, and wine themed. It's like there were little angels shining down on me that day when she decided she wanted me to be the one to document her day. I was definitely honored to say the least.

Photographing their day was an absolute blast. It rained that day, but no one cared. Everyone had the best disposition. The day was definitely full of love, happy tears, laughter, and a good time had by all. 

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Laura + Jon :: Indianapolis Mavris Vintage Peacock Wedding

FINALLY! THE MAVRIS!

I have waiting all of my photography career to photograph at The Mavris. It's where I wanted to be married but with our rushed wedding date they weren't available. (Insert sad face here!) I had waited so long and it was all I hoped and dreamed it would be. Even in the winter.

When Laura + I met for the first time it was love at first sight. Well, love for Yorkies. Her and Jon have 2 Yorkies and I have my little monster Buddy. We met at a Panera and over a smoothie and Mountain Dew we discussed her super fun day, our love for Yorkies, and general good times. We knew our partnership was destined to be. 

This is one of my favorite photos of the two of them together. The purple lighting was so cool and although I know it leaves a weird affect on their skin, I kind of like it. I felt like it told the story of their day. 

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