The official kiss as a married couple at the alter of a Catholic Church in black and white
Stunning bride with bouquet with stained glass
Bride First Look with Bouquet
Special moment captured as this couple sees each other for the first time on their wedding day
Bride Walking with Groom at Ruthmere Mansion
Beautiful summer day to spend at Ruthmere Mansion in Elkhart capturing these two newlyweds!
Bride and Groom Picture with Bouquet
Bride & Groom Kissing in Candle Light
Such a romantic mood that's set by the candles stacked around this adoring couple. Their wedding day was filled with joy and excitement especially when they got to sneak away for some alone time after the ceremony. When I saw them leaning in together I knew I had to catch this romantic scene on camera!
Engaged Couple Embracing in Fall Colors
Grand Exit Celebration with Bubbles
It’s always a truly amazing feeling to see the happiness on a couple’s face just moments after they’re married! There are lots of ways a couple can have a grand exit, but I have to say that bubbles are one of the coolest ways! St. James Church in downtown Lafayette, IN provided the perfect backdrop for this celebration at the end of the ceremony. As soon as I saw the couple start to walk down the steps, I positioned myself to capture the guests and the bride and groom with all of the bubbles in the air. I snapped the shot as the guests cheered and the couple raised their hands in celebration!
Groomsmen in Purple Shirts with Groom
Groom's Reaction First Look
What a special moment when the groom finally gets to see his bride for the frist time!
Girls Admiring Beautiful Wedding Dress
The wedding dress looks so awesome hanging in front of a window, I had to showcase it. I gathered all of the girls in front of the dress and snapped a few candid photos of them looking it over. Of course, the bride was happy too and I was able to capture the excitment!
Brides First Kiss at Reception
Was so happy to catch this special moment for this couple as the groom dipped the bride for a spontaneous first kiss during their reception enterance.
Bridal Veil and Dress Portrait
This stunning bride is preparing to walk down the isle to marry her fiance.
Newlywed Couple Embracing for Kiss in the Snow
Diamond Wedding Ring
This ring is simply amazing!
Bridal Hair and Makeup Preparations
Backlighting this bride brings extra attention to the gorgeus makeup being applied
Bride with Stained Glass and Chandelier at Purdue Memorial Union
Gorgeous stained glass window showcases this lovely bride
Wedding Gown with Green and Purple Bouquet
Bride Walking Down Isle with Dad Crying
Dip Kiss at Lerner Theater in Elkhart
I always like to try and make it outside during the reception dinner with my couple, to try and make some fun images of the venue & location. My bride let me know during our pre-wedding consultation, that she wanted to get a shot in front of this marquee sign. The Lerner Theater in Downtown Elkhart is an amazing building and the billboard sign out front is one of the focal points of the venue. I positioned them below the sign and we decided to try “the dip.” After a few attempts, I had my exposure dialed in and the we ended up with this shot!
Natural Light portrait of bride on her wedding day
During the hustle of a typical wedding day, it’s important to stop and reflect on the memories being created that day. In this shot, I wanted to showcase the eloquent hair, makeup, jewelry and dress that the bride spent so much time preparing, preserving them for many years to come. We took about 10 minutes and shot some more formal portraits and this particular one stood out from the others. Natural window light can be absolutely amazing for bridal portraiture!
Smiling Bride Walking Down the Isle
Wedding Cake with Blue Bow and Flowers
Quite Moment with Bride after First Look
Such a beautiful spontaneous moment! Often times during the course of a hectic wedding day, there is little time set aside for the couple to relax, slow down and truly enjoy the wedding day. With this couple, I was able to schedule about 30 minutes for them to spend together and enjoy each other’s company. With the ceremony taking place in the beautiful Madelyn Bertrand park near Niles, MI, I knew we were going to make amazing photos. They chose to take a slow walk through a meadow area and talk and laugh together. I followed far behind, utilizing my long reach lens, and snapped this frame right when they paused for a brief kiss!
Bride Staring out the Window in Dress and Veil
Loving Embrace After First Look at Oliver Mansion
Another great candid moment!
Wedding Dress Back with Lace and Diamonds
Winter Bridesmaids Dresses Blowing Snow
Floral Wedding Cake with Bow and Cupcakes
Back of Bridal Gown Flowing Train on Wedding Day
Bride and Groom Walking Down St. Pius Church Isle after Wedding