Engagement Session

Hayley & Zach | Newfields and Holliday Park Engagement Session

I first met Hayley and Zach at a bridal show earlier this year. It wasn’t hard to forget them initially since Zach is so tall and Hayley has the most gorgeous hair and smile, but after meeting them for coffee at Provider to talk about wedding photography, I quickly realized they were one of those couples who are just kind and authentic from the get-go. They make you feel seen when you are talking with them, they are thoughtful, and they are so genuine. When they decided to book me for their October wedding, I was overjoyed and so excited! I love working with people so much, and especially such kind and loving folks like Hayley and Zach.

For their engagement session, we met on a bright and slightly chilly spring day at Newfields, where the blooms were in full beauty and Indiana was showing off. I threw on music as always to help us all relax, and Zach, nervous at first, quickly warmed up and got comfortable getting photos taken, while sweet Hayley laughed and drew him into tight hugs and smiled up at him. Guys, this couple is amazing! We ended our session at Holliday Park, chasing some sunlight and talking about life, what they like to do for dates, and how beer is harder to drink than whiskey sometimes. :)

I’m so incredibly honored that I get to document their wedding this fall. I just know it’s going to be amazing because of these two!

Enjoy some of my favorite shots from their engagement session below.

xo

Rachel & Aaron | Winona Lake Engagement Session

I met Rachel through my husband’s brother and his wife a few times over the years, and when she and her fiancé, Aaron, reached out asking if I would be their wedding photographer, I was so excited! Rachel and Aaron are the absolute sweetest couple, and it’s obvious how deeply they care for one another. They are both musicians, and extremely talented folks. I felt so honored to get to spend the afternoon with them for their session.

When we were talking about where to shoot their engagement photos, they really wanted to have photos in Winona Lake, near where Aaron grew up. During college weekends, because Rachel’s house was a bit of a drive, they would spend time in Winona Lake, so this area became very special to them. And what’s not to love about this awesome lake town? We explored a few spots they loved, including some woods they love to hike, a tennis court as a nod to Rachel’s love of the sport, a concrete bridge, and a small pier out over the lake.

We lucked out with gorgeous weather, the tunes were going, and Rachel and Aaron were just amazing to work with. I love these types of sessions so much - basically getting to hangout with a cool couple for a few hours. We talked about funny stories from their childhoods, their wedding plans, and then Aaron’s mom and dad had us all over dinner afterwards, making the perfect end to a perfect session.

I’m so incredibly excited for their wedding coming up this summer!!! Enjoy some of my favorite photos from their session below.

xo

Kelly & Danny | Broad Ripple and Fountain Square | Indianapolis Engagement Session

Ohhh, my goodness! What a fun engagement session I had with Kelly and Danny earlier this month! We met at a few spots in the Broad Ripple and Fountain Square area that are special to them, threw on some music, and laughed a lot during one of the nicest March days we could have asked for that week. Danny and Kelly both enjoy dancing, so of course we had to add that into their session. Also, I realized I yell “CUUUUUUTE!” way too much during shoots, but I couldn’t help it! These two were so much fun to hangout with!

I’m incredibly excited for their wedding in May. I hear there will be a live band playing, vegan comfort food served, and I just know their day is going to be so beautiful!

Enjoy some of my favorite shots from their engagement session below!

xo

Brynn & Spencer | Indianapolis Engagement Session | Newfields

Ok, so let me just start by saying that Instagram can be such a wonderful way to connect. I met Brynn online through an Instagram giveaway I did last year. She won free coffee on me, and after some mishaps getting the dang Starbucks gift certificate to show up in her inbox, we started connecting a bit through my posts and DMs. :)

Late last year, Brynn reached out that she had become engaged to her sweetheart, Spencer, and they wanted to work with me for their wedding! I was so thrilled, especially since I kind of, sort of, a lil’ bit knew her! :) They wanted to have their engagement session in February, and I scouted out a couple spots for us to meet to help them create the session that reflected them.

We met up first at General American Donut Company (one of my favorite local spots for donuts!) and we grabbed coffee and donuts while we chatted about their wedding in August, how they met, and the kinds of things they love to do. (They’re both current students, so basically studying takes up a lot of time for them. But who better to study with than your bae?!) After shooting there for a bit and an outfit change, we headed on over to Newfields for some outdoor photos. This was one day Indiana really came through, and we had a gorgeous mid-50s, sunny day complete with some snow still laying around on the ground. It was perfect!

Brynn and Spencer were SO fun to work with - easygoing, easy to laugh, lots of affection, and so comfortable with one another. I was so honored they chose me to be their wedding photographer, and I cannot wait for their wedding this summer! Enjoy some of my favorite moments from their engagement session below.

xo