Amanda & Fred’s Wedding Evansville Indiana Wedding Photographer

When I first talked to Amanda on the phone, she told me that she and Fred are not “wedding people”. “We have no idea what we’re doing. We just want to have a short ceremony and have a big party.” And that is exactly how it went down, but she was mistaken about one thing: they ARE “wedding people”! These two looked amazing and were full of love, joy and fun on their special day. After getting ready at LeMerigot Hotel, they met downstairs on the stylish Blush lounge to have their first look and pose for some quick portraits. We then headed over to Main Street to the Victory Theater. This place is a lovely venue for a wedding and reception, plus, they let us into the auditorium itself for a photo session. The wedding was short and sweet just like they wanted with heartfelt, written vows they shared with each other. The reception afterwards was chock full of adorable thrift store chic décor, delicious desserts, a bottle of wine at every table and family and friends tearing it up on the dance floor. It was truly an incredible night.

Congratulations to you, Mr. and Mrs. Hecht!

 

Shannon and Harry’s Wedding Evansville Indiana Wedding Photographer

Shannon and Harry are a special couple, you just know it when you meet them. They are so easy to talk to and I was able to enjoy many a conversation with them leading up to and on the day of the wedding. They had gorgeous weather for their big day, despite the threat of rain that never really followed through. It made for a dramatic sky! They exchanged vows at St. John Catholic Church in Newburgh, IN to a packed sanctuary of family and friends.  Directly after the ceremony, they jumped into a red Mustang and took a joy ride! Following that, we took the wedding party to the park across the street for some casual outdoor portraits–it kept trying to rain, but we were having none of it! Ha!

The wedding party then headed to The Holiday Inn, Evansville to meet their guests and enjoy their reception. It was an action packed night starting with Shannon and Harry doing their first dance to “Beast of Burden” by the Rolling Stones–a first for me, I can tell you! Then on to the emotional parent dances, the Rocky Top, the Schnitzelbank song (A German tradition in these parts) and general booty shaking on the dance floor. That room was full of hundreds of happy people and it was a pleasure to be part of it.

Many congratulations to you, Mr. and Mrs. Wainwright!

 

Brittany and Erick’s New Harmony engagement session Evansville Indiana Wedding Photographer

It was a HOT day in New Harmony, IN, but that didn’t stop Brittany and Erick from totally rocking their engagement session. We got out the bug spray and ran all over the town taking fun photo after fun photo. These two have love and energy to spare and they made my job easy. a bonus was they both wore Converse shoes with their dressy clothes! When a couple places their personality into their session, everything comes together in a special way. They will be married next June at The Bauerhaus!

 

Jill and Aaron’s Audubon Park Wedding, Evansville Indiana Wedding Photographer

Jill and Aaron became Mr. and Mrs. Royer at the beautiful John James Audubon Park in Henderson, Kentucky.  It was a perfect September day for the ceremony and reception under a huge tent on the lawn of the museum. Everything was decorated impeccably, it was a real feast for the eyes! The couple chose to have a First Look and shared a few heartfelt private words before the big event. Their beloved dogs, Peanut and Dante were on hand for a few shots as well. We also had a few laughs with some casual photos with the wedding party. The ceremony was beautiful as they exchanged vows under a floral arch. Afterwards, the cocktail hour on the museum patio featured hors d’oerves and Jill and Aaron’s very own home brewed beers. Each guest was given a souvenier tasting glass with the couple’s initials. After a delicious bar-b-que dinner, there were toasts and dancing into the night to the sounds of a live band. This wedding really outdid itself, it was stunningly beautiful, romantic, fun and I could tell that all the guests were having a ball!

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Royer! Thank you for choosing me to document your most special of days.

 

Venue: John James Audubon Park Museum, Henderson, KY

Wedding Planner: Sarah Snyder with Maria Scott Events

Jill’s gown: Fabulous Bridal, Covington, KY

Florist: Creative Touches

Tent: Bauer’s Tents and Party Rentals

Cupcakes: Aaron’s Aunt Mitzi

Food: Carne Asada

Ice Cream: Bliss

Make Up Artist/Hair Stylist for Bride: Jessi Suminiski O’Brien

Hair Stylist for Bridesmaids: Courtney Sutton at Solaris Aveda

Make Up for Bridesmaids: Megan Leavitt

Band: The Music City Sound

 

Ashley and Chad’s Wedding

It was a gorgeous day in the countryside–well, it rained off and on, but STILL, a great day. We managed to get some wonderful outdoor photos between the showers. Ashley and Chad said their vows at St. Wendel Catholic Church in front of hundreds of family and friends. On the way to the reception, a pit stop was made by the wedding party at the Nisbet Inn in Haubstadt, IN. Cold beer and conversation was in high supply! They then made their way to St. James Madden Hall in Haubstadt to be received by their guests and partake of dinner, ice cream and dancing. I grabbed them for a quick end of the day shoot before I left, where we took some relaxed portraits of the happy couple. Best wishes, Mr. and Mrs. Beuligmann!

 

Edith and Ryan’s Wedding

Edith and Ryan made their sacred vows at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Washington, Indiana. Edith is Mexican and it was a treat to witness the wedding traditions of The Lasso and the Arras Wedding Coins. The Lasso or “lazo” is a double rosary worn by both the bride and groom during a portion of the ceremony. It represents unity and protection of the couple. The Arras Coins are give to the bride by her groom to represent his support and care and sharing of worldly goods. The ceremony was beautiful, and the church, breathtaking. The prayers were in both English and Spanish for the benefit of all the guests. Afterwards, it was off to Jasper, Indiana and Klubhaus 61, a newer reception venue. We took some informal photos of the wedding party and the newlyweds before entering into the cocktail hour. There was a full bar with signature cocktails, hors d’oerves and a lively mariachi band. After a formal, seated dinner, there was cake, toasts and a whole lot of dancing! That floor was jumpin’, I tell you!

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Willoughby!

Lexi and Derek’s Wedding

Lexi and Derek had a dream. They wanted to be married outdoors on the green of The Evansville Country Club. Because of a very rainy, stormy day, they didn’t get their wish and the wedding ceremony had to be moved inside. They didn’t miss a beat, moved all the chairs inside and had a moving, romantic ceremony indoors. They were further rewarded with sunny skies right after! We took advantage of that and took tons of fun photos outside with the wedding party. The reception was a fine affair with many New Orleans/Louisiana touches as Lexi’s family hails from down South. There were Mardi Gras bead favors, special Southern cocktails and even a Second Line at the end of the reception. What a great couple and family! Laissez les bons temps rouler!

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Hinsey!

 

 

Nicole and Mitch’s Wedding

The Troyers were married at the spectacular St. Boniface Catholic Church in Evansville, IN. This event had all the wonderful May Wedding touches including real lily of the valley in the bouquets, very classic and traditional. They exchanged vows in an early evening ceremony to a packed house of family and friends. Afterwards, they greeted everyone outside the church with their dog Abby, who was a very special wedding attendant that day. We took a few fun photos outside the Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse before going into the elegant reception. The happy couple and their guests enjoyed cocktails, gourmet appetizers and a live band called DUDE! It was quite a party!

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Troyer!

Katy and Jess’ Wedding

Katy and Jess tied the knot this Spring at the beautiful First United Methodist Church in Henderson, Kentucky. They decided to have a First Look before the wedding, so they met on the church steps to have a private moment before the day went into full swing. The sanctuary made a breathtaking backdrop for their marriage vows. Immediately after the ceremony, they headed to their reception at The Elk Lodge where they greeted their guests as they arrived–a great alternative to a receiving line at the church! Close to sunset, I stole them from their reception for a few romantic photos on the grounds at the Elk Lodge. It was a lovely day, full of emotion and fun and wonderful wedding details: I’m a BIG fan of real flowers at a wedding and there were lots of incredible arrangements at this one. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Park!

 

 

 

Tiffany and Luke’s Wedding

Tiffany and Luke were married on a beautiful Spring day in Henderson, Kentucky at Zion Baptist Church.  The loving couple were surrounded by numerous family and friends as they took their vows in the sanctuary. After a “grand exit” with bubbles from well-wishers, they joined their guests at the reception in the church fellowship hall. Tiffany looked so elegant in her House of White Bridal gown and it’s pretty clear that Luke is truly in love with his new wife. At the end of the day, we took a stroll through the church grounds for a quiet, romantic photo session. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. McCamish!

Stephanie and Andy’s Classically Elegant Wedding

Stephanie and Andy are quite a pair, whenever you see them together, they are giggling about one of their in-jokes or kissing. Sounds like a great start to me! Their wedding was at the lovely St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in downtown Evansville. The beautiful courtyard at the church and the iconic red doors made  stunning backdrops for many of many of the photos.  After the fully packed church ceremony, the Flittners were greeted by their guests at The Old National Events Plaza. The ballroom was bedecked in black, white and silver decor, very elegant for an evening dinner reception. After several toasts from family, the dance floor was opened up by Evansville’s own favorite party band, The Pits.

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Flittner! 

Farmer & Frenchman Wedding Venue Style Shoot

 

I had the distinct pleasure of being approached by Katy and Hubert Mussat–owners of Farmer & Frenchman–welcoming me to photograph their brand new winery and wedding/event venue. We had so much fun planning and preparing for the event, coming up with a French countryside theme. The idea of models came up and I asked Katy if she and Hubert might like to do the honors? These two were incredible models! I could not get enough of shooting them, they have such style and undeniable chemistry as a couple. With help from Petal & Pine for flowers, Sweet Betty’s bakery for the cake and sweets, the Beauty Room for makeup, as well as loads more help from Katy’s family members–this photo shoot turned out perfectly. I had a great time and made some amazing new friends!

If you are a bride looking for a unique wedding venue, be sure to contact them ASAP! This place is gaining in popularity day by day:

Farmer & Frenchman

 

Trisha + Mike’s Wedding Day

Trisha and Mike are a great couple, they are laid-back, confident, friendly and fun. It was a pleasure photographing their wedding at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Evansville, IN. The sanctuary is breathtakingly ornate, just stunning. It’s a backdrop that really needs no extra decor at all. After the “I Do’s” we took a few fun pics outside the front of the church. Trisha’s dress was gorgeous and looked even better in motion, so I asked Mike to spin her a bit!

Next, on to the tent reception at Trisha’s family homestead. The guests enjoyed poolside cocktails  as I took a few romantic photos of the newlyweds on the property. After they entered the reception, a stunning dinner followed by toasts, speeches and cake cutting. The beautiful tent was immaculately decorated in shades of gold with orchids and baby’s breath floral arrangements. what a feast for the eyes–and the camera!

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Cahill! Thank you for choosing me for your wedding photographer.

Super Vendors!:

Wedding planning and decor: Saundra Hadley with Planning Forever Events

Bridal gown: House of White

Cake: Piece of Cake Bakery

Catering: Just Rennie’s

Elizabeth + Caleb Get Hitched

What an amazing, clear May day for a wedding. And these two, so visibly in love and enjoying every moment of their day. The ceremony was held at Bluegrass UMC, with Caleb’s father presiding (he’s the church pastor!) There were many wonderful areas for photos on the church property and we took full advantage of them. The reception took place at Holizer Hall where the dancefloor was crowded all night! Congrats, Mr. and Mrs. Heiman! I enjoyed being part of your day.

Melissa + Ian’s Spring Fling Engagement Session

It was a warm, sunny day at Harmonie State Park for Melissa and Ian’s engagement session. We found a few pretty spots for photos, had some laughs and spent a great deal of time trying to dodge all the mosquitos! They didn’t stop us, ha! We then headed to New Harmony where The Labyrinth and the flowering trees made for some breathtaking backdrops. Melissa and Ian were so fun, playful and very much in love. They will be married this June in Evansville.