Indianapolis wedding photographer

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

Emilee & Jeff | Vision Loft Events | Downtown Indianapolis Wedding

Emilee and Jeff got married on a beautiful spring day back in April. They were one of the sweetest couples I got to meet with, and when they asked me to photograph their wedding, I was thrilled! They said their vows in the church they attend, surrounded by their family and friends. Then we headed downtown Indy to the beautiful Vision Loft Events for their photos and reception.

With one of the largest and coolest bridal parties I’ve ever shot - (26 amazing people!), I had a blast taking photos and watching their party celebrate them so well. Just before Emilee and Jeff were announced into their reception, we took a few photos on Mass Ave. and against the lovely backdrops all around their venue.

The party was a PARTY! Their friends and family danced and ate along with them, toasted and celebrated them, and it was obvious how much their guests meant to them, as they intentionally made time to visit with everyone. I was able to sneak them away for a few minutes to catch some golden hour shots of just the two of them, and they ended their night with a beautiful sparkler send-off.

Weddings are so incredibly special, and it’s amazing to watch two people surrounded by so much love and celebration on their big day. Congratulations, Emilee and Jeff!!

Scroll down to see some of my favorite shots from their day.

xo

Vendors

Church: Indy Church of Christ

Venue: Vision Loft Events

Photo Booth: Affordabooth

Catering: Indy Fresh

Lead Coordinator: Jillian Patterson

Florals, Decoration and Design Install/Setup/Consulting: Kassie Dyes

DJ: Jasmine Shirley

Cake: Sarah Tomlinson

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

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

Lynn & Marcus Married - Marion, Indiana

At the end of June, on a hot but beautiful summer day, I had the honor of photographing Lynn and Marcus' wedding in Marion, Indiana. I met Lynn through a mutual friend last fall and we grabbed coffee to talk wedding photography. She struck me as being kind, genuine, and laid back, and I knew that working with her would be a great fit. She was just as laid back and kind on her wedding day, and it was obvious that she and Marcus loved each other deeply and were so excited to be getting married.

The day was hot, but the bridal party and bride and groom rolled with it and we got some gorgeous shots on the grounds of the venue, Hart's Celebration Center. We had so much fun, and the entire day was full of joy, celebration, and love. Love between the bride and groom, love from their family, and lots of love from their guests and friends. What a beautiful day it was!

I feel so lucky that I got to be a small part of their day, and I wish Lynn and Marcus so much happiness as they start their married lives together!

xo Leah

Venue: Hart's Celebration Center

DJ: DJ Krazy K - Kenny Williams

Tuxedo: Louie's Tux Shop

Rings: Helzberg Diamonds

Bartender: Joe Reel

 

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