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{ Craig + Rachel | 1.19.19 } - Wedding at St. Joseph Conference Center in Mishawaka

{ Craig + Rachel | 1.19.19 } - Wedding at St. Joseph Conference Center in Mishawaka

Sometimes you photograph a wedding and end up falling in love with the day, the couple and the families more than you thought you would….this is one of those weddings for us! The weather forecast in Mishawaka on this day called for extremely cold temps and blowing snow (can you actually believe it - snow in South Bend lol)….but there was no stopping this couple and their families from celebrating the amazing coming together of Craig and Rachel!

When Rachel and Craig contacted us looking for a local wedding photographer, we were super excited to get to know them and hear about their story as a couple! After spending a couple hours taking engagement pics for them on the campus of IUSB, it was awesome to learn all about Rachel’s upcoming graduation from law school (how cool! We get to photograph a lawyer!), how her and Craig had met in high school and all about their favorite restaurants they like to go to on dates around the northern Indiana area.

We were able to find a beautiful set of windows in the hallways of the Holiday Inn Express Conference Center to photograph memories of Rachel’s dress, shoes, invitations and jewelry for her to remember forever!

Rachel and her bridesmaids looking gorgeous getting the final touches on her wedding dress and veil just before the ceremony. Mom was there too, what a great memory to have in photos!

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The guys were getting ready at Craig’s apartment in Mishawaka and I was able to grab a few shots of the activities over there. These guys looked great in their green and black tuxedos!

The first look is always my favorite part of the day. As a photographer, I love being behind the camera watching it happen! These two were clearly meant for each other, just the look on their faces when they saw each other for the first time was perfect! There are a lot of local wedding venues around South Bend, but St. Joseph Conference Center is one of the most beautiful locations for a bride and groom to get married for sure!

What a beautiful ceremony at the Hoiiday Inn Express Conference Center in Mishawka. The flowers in all shades of pink were perfect!

The first dance at the reception was amazing…the connection between these two is contagious! The atmosphere of an Indiana winter wedding is perfect for dancing close with your new wife!

{ 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!