Chelsea’s Cowboy Wedding / Mercer Pennsylvania Wedding Photographers

Chelsea’s Cowboy Wedding / Mercer Pennsylvania Wedding Photographers

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This was my first time dealing with camouflage, and long guns at a wedding, but it was really cool.  A whole different vibe from what I’ve been dealing with lately, and I loved it.  It was a day filled with moonshine,  dancing to ALL kinds of music,  armed groomsmen (and groom), cowboy hats as guestbooks, and family and friendship as tight knit as I’ve ever seen.fort wayne wedding details

I hadn’t ever met the bride and groom, and they had found me through an online bridal group.  When I got there and saw how gorgeous they both are, you can imagine my elation.  That, and the fact that this couple’s love is so warm, comfortable, and evident to all around them that the photos flowed with an ease.  I enjoyed this project more than I have in a very long time.indiana cowboy wedding

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Don’t Talk to Me. I’m Editing / Fort Wayne Defiance Ohio Photographers

Don’t Talk to Me.  I’m Editing / Fort Wayne Defiance Ohio Photographer … seriously.

Joleen and Bobbi have photos coming, so I am in edit mode. Facebook is logged off (which, I’m not gonna lie–HURTS) and I am laser focused. It’s back in the saddle again, and time to start cranking out beauty as the wedding season starts to roll on.
LOVING what I got, so far!
They’re coming, ladies!
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I LOVE being a Fort Wayne Defiance Ohio photographer!

All Eyes on You Facebook Wedding Photography Promotion / Fort Wayne Photographers

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Call or email with questions. Use the contact me buttons all over the website, or message me thru facebook!

Wedding Coordinator for Your Wedding Day? YES WE CAN / Fort Wayne Wedding Photographers

Wedding coordinator for your wedding day?  Wouldn’t it be great?!  No one asks you where the pew bows are, or when the florist should be there.  It WILL be great, because beginning next year, we will take care of all that for you.  Fort Wayne Defiance Ohio wedding planning

We’ve seen the need, we’ve discussed it, and we’ve decided we can provide this better than anyone.  Who knows the timeline of your day better than we do?  Who knows what’s most important and what you really do NOT want better than we do?  It’s a no brainer, and we are psyched about it!  We have hired someone with supreme organization, and an eye for detail to begin caring for our brides all day long.  It’s someone we’ve known for years, and who has a proven track record of caring for people in a way that makes them feel heard and cared for!  You’ll love her as much as we do!fort wayne indiana wedding planning

This is just another way for you to get the care you deserve to enjoy your wedding day, and let us provide you with what you need most!  A day of your own with your lover, pulled off like clockwork because we take the stress and leave you the fun!fort wayne wedding photographersfort wayne defiance ohio wedding coordinators

Ean and Jessica’s Downtown Wedding / Fort Wayne Philmore on Broadway Wedding Photographer

I was so lucky to be able to shoot this wedding for these two in this incredible venue!The philmore on broadway wedding photographer

They responded to a promotion we had offered earlier this year trying to get into cool places where we had not previously worked.  I got to shoot their engagement and then made a movie poster for their wedding day in an old restored theater, The Philmore on Broadway.  The theme of their wedding was old movie love stories!  Charming and fun, and in such a cool place!The philmore on broadway wedding cake

Ean and Jessica are crazy about each other!  So much so that after the wedding, when it was time to kiss his bride, he didn’t want to stop, and lunged forward to get another kiss before they were proclaimed husband and wife.  Their dinner was divine, flowers from Armstrongs were impeccable as always, and the day and night ran like clockwork thanks to a wedding planner we were so impressed with; Shawna at LaBella Eden, and her assistant Robin.Bride at the philmore on broadway wedding

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Congratulations Vanstroms!  Thank you for choosing us!  Here’s to a long and wonderful life together!

Mindi and Mark’s Wedding Day / Nazareth Hall Wedding Photographer

Man, I’m getting behind in my blogging again.  So much shooting, so little time.

This wedding day was damp, but still beautiful.  The gymnasium and Nazareth Hall Grand Rapids OhioNazareth Hall in Grand Rapids Ohio sits on many acres of old trees and rolling hills.  The landscape is really beautiful, and so well established that it really lends to the historical feel of the venue.  In fact it is an old military school, with locker lined hallways, and big class rooms, along with restored dining halls and a refurbished gymnasium that now act as reception areas.  Of course we had hoped to use this landscape as a backdrop, but just before the wedding ceremony began, it was moved from the grotto to the lovely little chapel upstairs due to the pouring rain that had threatened to fall all day.Nazareth hall table setting

Mindi had planned this entire wedding from Tulsa Oklahoma where Mark and she live and work.Bridal portrait at Nazareth Hall  From the home-made cookies as favors, and the colorful candy bar for the guests, the entire event meant fun and family.  The dance floor stayed full, and the smiles were stuck hard and fast on everyone’s faces all night.  The joy and mirth could not be drowned out by the downpour.Bridal portrait outside the front doors of Nazareth Hall

Portrait in the the hallway in Nazareth Hall

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They will be moving back to Ohio soon, closer to family.  We wish them the very best of luck, and happiness forever and ever!

Christen and Kyle got Married / Fort Wayne History Center wedding photographer

♥♥   Christen and Kyle Ellis’s wedding happened in the dark, after a tornado, MOMENTS after the power outage that tortured us all for the next week! We drove in ditches, around downed trees and power lines, and sweat like cattle.  It was most certainly stormy weather of the most literal kind! Very few times have I counted on all the experience I have had with a camera in my hand to this extent.  People chuckle sometimes when they see me come through the door with my rolling toolbox of tricks and extra gadgets, but they came in handy this night including extra flashes, extra tripods, white boards. and so much more.  If you consider hiring a photographer who is just starting out, pray for ANYTHING but a night like this. Someone who shows up with their shoulder bag, filled with their flash and their camera body would have made this wedding invisible.fort wayne indiana wedding photographers photography

 

Their wedding went successfully though, with serene smiles on their faces, and a group of loving family around them, in a room with very little natural light.  It is for that reason that I ask you to forgive the shadows.   ♥♥

At the end of the day, downtown in Fort Wayne’s beloved History Center, it was all good.  Fort Wayne Pro DJs spun music to keep people on their feet.The weather was a distant memory, and it had blown away some heat, temporarily.  We went off on our own (which you know by now I LOVE to do) and got the tipsy love birds doing what lovebirds do best.  We didn’t care by that time that none of our homes had power.  We were giddy, and silly and happy.  It was a good GOOD day after all.ort wayne indiana wedding photographers photographyfort wayne indiana history center wedding photographers photographyfort wayne indiana wedding photographers photographyfort wayne indiana wedding photographers photographyfort wayne indiana wedding photographers photographyfort wayne indiana history center wedding photographers

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Jordan and Jeff’s Country Wedding / Angola Fremont Indiana Wedding Photographer

When I met Jordan and Jeff, we had spoken many times, on the phone, thru text and email, we Facebooked, and then it was time for engagement photos. We went downtown with Abe, their son, a very long-legged wonderful black lab.Angola Fremont Indiana Wedding photographer photography

Fast forward to June 30, one of the hottest days this year and the day after the tornado that caused such harm to our area.  The wedding was in Fremont Indiana, at Old Mill Shoppes and Art Gallery.  It is an old village moved there by the owners, and it is a very special place!  There is not one inch that is not picturesque, but in keeping with its old fashioned decor, there is no air conditioning.  It did not faze our lovebirds, though.  There was very little room for all the friends and family, three videographers and the two of us, and it made the tiny building even hotter, but nonetheless, it was an amazingly gorgeous wedding, and the country details Jeff and Jordan put together were exquisite!Angola Fremont Indiana wedding photographer bride

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We are very proud of this body of work!  Hope you enjoy it!old shoppes angola fremont indiana wedding photographer

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The Loraine Wedding / Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Event Photographer

I’ve worked with Doug Loraine and Rachel Dennis Loraine for over a year, photographed their engagement, and facebooked, texted, emailed and called all the way through the planning of the wedding.  She was so worried and the week prior to the wedding, she barely slept, and needed a trip to the doctor.  She didn’t need to worry.  When you plan that far ahead, you really do have time to think of everything.

When it finally came, it was a blast!  The classic car, the cool personalized runner,  the sun glasses for everyone, the jello shots….it all went off without a hitch.  Colorful, and wonderful!  Congratulations guys, and thanks for trusting me as your photographer!

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A special shout out to Brandon Wittwer, my right hand man, and artist in his own right!  Kissy noises!

Choosing A Wedding Photographer: Why Hiring A Professional Makes A Difference / Fort Wayne Indiana Wedding Photographer

Here’s one of my favorites from a recent wedding.  (Gotta show you SOMETHING!)fort wayne angola indiana wedding photographer photography

 

While spending the month editing furiously, I want to share a blog post from a terrific blog I follow.  I thought it explained lots to a bride seeking the right answers!

Choosing A Wedding Photographer: Why Hiring A Professional Makes A Difference