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{ Devree + Joe | 9.30.18 } Engagement Session

{ Devree + Joe | 9.30.18 } Engagement Session

It’s always so much fun meeting a new couple and witnessing the genuine love an connections they share as they are venturing along the path of marriage! Joe and Devree share such admiration and respect for each other and it definitely shows in their engagement photos.

We were able to spend time with them in St. Patrick’s County Park in South Bend at some of their favorite locations within the park!

Of course, the big blue barn in the park is awesome and we had to take a few photos there….

When we saw this long fence full of grape vines, I knew that Joe would have fun collecting a “bouquet” of grape vine leaves especially for Devree….surprise!

Oh, and the covered bridge, yea we had to shoot some photos around there too!

And the big red barn in the background…must have photo!

And last but not least, a short hike through the woods brought us to their favorite foot bridge over a creek within the count park!

Congrats to Joe and Devree for this exciting time in their lives together!

{ Jessica + Connor | 8.10.18 } Wedding at Basilica of the Sacred Heart

{ Jessica + Connor | 8.10.18 } Wedding at Basilica of the Sacred Heart

The day was so amazing being able to be there with these amazing families and capture their excitement and love for Connor and Jessica on their wedding day!

Isn't Jessica's dress and head dress just amazing!

Connor and his groomsmen got their Notre Dame inspired blue and green socks all on...what a cool idea!

Bride with vail and pearl headband

A few photos of Jessica and her sister and wedding party hanging out at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of Notre Dame just prior to the ceremony!

The ceremony at the Basilica was glorious in a setting that truly showed the faith in God that these two share together!

After the ceremony we were able to capture some great moments between these two super cool red-heads!

After the ceremony all the guests were invited over to the Gillespie Conference Center for an amazing reception.  The food was excellent and all the guests helped Connor and Jessica celebrate the start of their new life together!

{ Tim + Carol | 6.23.18 } Wedding at Adamsville Rd. Church

{ Tim + Carol | 6.23.18 } Wedding at Adamsville Rd. Church

We had such a great time being there to document this super special wedding for Tim and Carol.  The ceremony turned out just as they wanted...based on Faith in God, meaningful and genuine!  The connection between them is amazing and inspiring.

The kiss....the music...the moment...all added up to tears around the sanctuary at Adamsville Road Church of God in Elkhart!

The Kiss
Walk down the isle

After the wedding ceremony we spent some time with the newlyweds at Hubbard Hill photographing a few shots with bride and groom enjoying each other.  We caught them during a stroll down this gorgeous floral lined path and couldn't resist a few photos!

Walk together down a path

Congrats Tim and Carol...happy for you and happy we got to capture it all!

{ Jessica + Connor | 6.3.18 } Notre Dame Engagement Photos

{ Jessica + Connor | 6.3.18 } Notre Dame Engagement Photos

What an absolutely beautiful evening to take engagement photos for this amazing couple!  We had a great time on the Notre Dame campus finding all sorts of locations to capture memories.  Like this path that leads away from the Grotto on ND campus....

Quite Moment Walking Together
Engagement Session Smiles

Since Jessica and Connor are getting married at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame, we had to capture a few pics of them having fun together in front of the church!

Engagement Photos Fun
Basilica Engagement Photo

Of course, once we found this quite park bench in front of the ND Golden Dome, we knew it would make for a great scene!  This moment between Jessica and Connor captures their love and friendship perfectly!

Golden Dome Engagement Picture

Can't you tell how much these two are in love!  Their connection and spirit is contageous and we had to capture this couple in front of the amazing woodwork and architecture that Notre Dame has to offer!

Engagement Photo Holding Each Other
Smiles and laughs together
Dancing Engagement Photo

Jessica and Connors faith is powerful!

A date night wouldn't be complete without a little Lime Bike action on Saint Marys Lake!

Bike Riding Together

We had a blast hanging out with Jessica and Connor, getting to know them and their stories!  We can't wait to see you get married!

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{ Miranda + Cristian | 12.9.17 } Wedding

{ Miranda + Cristian | 12.9.17 } Wedding

What an amazing and beautiful snowy winter day for these two to celebrate their new beginning together!

We first met Miranda & Cristian while doing their engagement photos and soon realized how amazing and talented people they are!  While getting to know them, we learned that they both share a passion for all things music.  We figured that music would probably factor into their wedding ceremony, but wow, we were blown away with how it all turned out!

Check out the hand made bouquets made out of sheets of music and the records that were used for guest signing, so amazingly cool!

We had such fun with the bridesmaids capturing this winter wonderland picture!  The fresh snow made for a great winter themed shot.

We had such fun with the bridesmaids capturing this winter wonderland picture!  The fresh snow made for a great winter themed shot.

What a great group of groomsmen!

What a great group of groomsmen!

The first look was just so meaningful and fun!  I always love getting to witness this special moment when a groom gets to see his bride for the first time!

What a gorgeous ceremony, the colors and the amazing singing by the bride and groom, just perfect!

Watching a father give away his daughter always gets me choked up.  Looking at this father, it's easy to tell just how special his daughter is to him!

FATHER GIVING AWAY DAUGHTER IN MARRIAGE
BRIDE AND GROOM MOMENT TOGETHER

Such a beautiful wedding cake and cupcake arrangement!

Wonderful moment - first dance together as Mr. & Mrs.!

Wonderful moment - first dance together as Mr. & Mrs.!

Showing off some amazing dancing skills!  The reception and dancing was a blast!

Congrats!

{ Katie + John | 10.14.17 } Wedding

{ Katie + John | 10.14.17 } Wedding

Congrats to Katie & John on their amazing wedding day!  The setting for the wedding was so elegant and beautiful at the Oliver Mansion in South Bend.

It was so much fun being able to watch the connections and emotion as Katie's Mom helped her getting ready.  What a special memory for them!  Katie's dress was so beautiful and flowing, it was amazing!

Wedding Dress Back Detail.jpg

This wedding dress detail was gorgeous - full of beautiful floral patters and stunning on the bride!

It was great to see John and his Dad sharing time together getting into their tuxedos and preparing for the wedding!  Both of these families were so much fun to work with!

I was blown away by the choice of colors for the wedding.  The pallet of oranges and purples made for such a stunning boquet. 

The weather wasn't willing to cooperate with threatening rain most of the day, but we were able to make it work!  John and Katie got to see each other for the first time during the first look session.  The love between these two was so much fun to witness.  

A beautiful ceremony outside on the grounds of Oliver Mansion.  It was an honor to witness and capture this wonderful celebration of the start to their lives together in marriage.  The rain held off through most of the ceremony but started raining near the end - nothing was going to stop these two from getting tying the knot!

We were able to shoot inside the Copshaholm Oliver Mansion and I couldn't resist setting up this bride and groom portrait.  The lighting, furniture and scene were amazing to highlight the connection between this couple!

We were able to shoot inside the Copshaholm Oliver Mansion and I couldn't resist setting up this bride and groom portrait.  The lighting, furniture and scene were amazing to highlight the connection between this couple!

Another photo taken inside the Oliver Mansion.  Bride and groom in an elegant setting.  What a fairy tale setting for a wedding!

Another photo taken inside the Oliver Mansion.  Bride and groom in an elegant setting.  What a fairy tale setting for a wedding!

The wedding reception at the Elks in Mishawaka was decorated so elegantly!  The colors - amazing!  Friends and family made great memories dancing and congratulating the newlyweds.

This wedding cake - stunning!  Decorated so well, I really hated to see them cut into it!  But it was sure fun to see them smash a bit of cake into each other!

Katie's Dad wasn't holding back - he surprised the crowd by getting behind the drum set and managing to knock it out of the park by drumming a few songs with the band.  What an amazing drummer!