This wedding took place at the beautiful Oliver Mansion in downtown South Bend. As a standard part of my wedding day photography I usually like to spend 30 minutes with the bride to showcase everything about her. To make this photo, we decided to find a location that had beautiful, even lighting and we came across and area in the grass that was perfect. This bride was just a natural in front of the camera so I knew we were going to make stunning images. As a professional photographer, I’ve learned that certain poses are most flattering, and this is definitely one of them. After talking and laughing for a few minutes, she began to relax and be herself. Once I noticed a natural smile I clicked the shutter and the photo was made!
Portrait of the Groom
Often times as wedding photographers, we get so wrapped up in capturing all of the beauty of the bride and bridal party, that it's easy to overlook the groom! I was able to steal about 5 minutes with this future husband for a portrait. There was great natural light streaming through the window in the hotel room, so I decided to sit him down in front of it. The light was very directional, almost creating a split lighting patter on his face. The lighting and pose worked well to give the bride a nice picture of the man she was getting ready to marry!
Ring picture on Beautiful Flowers at Coppes Commons, Nappanee In
I absolutely love taking photos of details such as rings, shoes, dresses and table settings. This shot is taken with a special type of lens called a macro lens. This lens is made specifically for taking close up shots of small items. The lens has a special design which allows you to place the camera very close to items and still be able to focus on them. Photos of these items are very important because they show the flavor and personality of your wedding day. These pictures preserve a snapshot in time that becomes very important to future generations and allow you to pass along the stories of your family. Also, these photos look great in a wedding album as backgrounds or opening or closing page photos. This particular shot was taken using natural window light at Coppes Commons in Nappanee Indiana.
Fun Together During First Dance at The Brick in South Bend, Indi
Wedding receptions can be so much because everyone is finally allowed to let loose, dance and generally have fun. This is a great example of photojournalistic or candid photography. I work hard to capture a set of photos that portray the spirit and energy of the day, so that the bride and groom have a storyline to look back at for many years to come. This was taken at a beautiful venue in South Bend called The Brick. Situated on the St. Joseph River, receptions here are light and airy and surrounded with white brickwork and tall ceilings. This particular shot was taken during the first dance between the bride and groom. They were having so much fun together that I knew a meaningful shot was going to be taken.
Thank You Card Photo at Fernwood Botanical Gardens in Niles, Mic
I took this pic for this couple because they wanted something to use for their thank you cards. We were in the beautiful foliage at Fernwood Botanical Gardens in Niles, Michigan. This venue is a real gem around the Michiana area and is an easy drive from South Bend, Elkhart, Granger and most Northern Indiana cities. I really like the contrast of the wedding dress against the green and darker background. I will accommodate any special photo requests of all my clients and really enjoy working with you on these!
Bride with Stained Glass
Gorgeous stained glass window showcases this lovely bride