Amy & Sebastian’s Beautiful Wedding In The Country

Amy and Sebastian had the honor of being the first couple to have their wedding at the brand new Matilda’s Event Barn in Troy, Indiana. It was a beautiful, warm day and the property and surrounding countryside couldn’t have been prettier. They chose to have a First Look before they shared their vows (by reading from their cell phones–yay for technology!). The ceremony area was in a clearing with the stunning blue sky above. There was no wedding party, as the couple wanted to keep things simple, heartfelt and between themselves. Immediately afterwards they joined their closest friends for a special toast on the porch of the farmhouse. Then, it was off to the beautifully decorated barn for dinner and cake with family and friends. Before I left, we grabbed a special portrait with Amy, Sebastian and their sassy dog, Jezebel. I truly enjoyed photographing this wedding, it was unique, personal and authentic. A breath of fresh air! Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Phigueroa!

Venue: Matilda’s Event Barn

Décor and florals: Matilda’s Event Barn

Bride’s gown: Bride KC, Kansas City

Groom’s suit: ASOS

Cakes: Behind The Times Bakery

Catering: The Bauerhaus

 

Lacey and Nolan’s Sunflower Fun Engagement Session

It was soooooo hot (96 degrees!), but still a beautiful day and Trunnell’s Farm Market in Utica, KY. We hiked around the sunflower field and got some great images of Lacey and Nolan’s engagement session. There was also a little orchard where we found some relief in the shade and took some romantic photos among the trees. The happy couple marries next March!

Emily and Mike’s Camp Reveal Wedding

 

Emily and Mike chose the little chapel at Camp Reveal in Evansville for the backdrop to their gorgeous outdoor wedding ceremony. It was a bit of a warm day but they provided each guest with a souvenir fan to cool off! Afterwards, everyone was transported up the road to Mike’s family property for the tent reception. The whole place was decorated with lights, straw bales and areas to play cornhole and ping pong.  After a delicious barbeque dinner, there was dancing into the night! Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Merten!

Allison and Tyler’s Oak Meadow Country Club Wedding

 

 

Allison and Tyler chose the beautiful Oak Meadow country club in Evansville as their venue for their wedding and reception. It rained earlier in the day, but the clouds parted just in time for the outdoor ceremony on the lawn. After family photos and some private romantic photos on the green, they joined their guests for appetizers, toasts, cake and dancing. It was a stunning, elegant day and great fun to photograph such a happy couple and their friends. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Weaver!

Emily and Mike’s Engagement Session, Evansville Indiana Wedding Engagement Photographer

The snow and slush and winter cold didn’t stop us from getting together and creating a ton of beautiful images! Seriously, these two look like models. I never thought I’d enjoy shooting an engagement session in January, but the energy was high and it was fun! Very excited for their June wedding.

Christine & Adam’s Elegant Wedding At The Bauerhaus, Evansville, Indiana Wedding Photographer

Christine & Adam chose the timeless beauty of The Bauerhaus as the backdrop to their stunning wedding day. After an exchange of heartfelt letters before the ceremony, they were married under a beautiful floral arch in the late fall sunlight. We took time for a romantic photo session on the grounds before they joined their guests for a delicious dinner, treats, toasts and dancing. The magical night ended with a Sparkler Exit with cheering family and friends. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Hoffmeister!

Venue: The Bauerhaus, Evansville, IN

Florals and design: Emerald Design

Catering and pastry: The Bauerhaus

Wedding Coordinator: Tara Fewkes

Hair and makeup: Shannon Aleksandr’s Salon

Simone and Cord’s Wedding, Evansville Indiana Wedding Photographer

Simone and Cordarian Hart were married on a beautiful July day–yes it was hot, but they kept everything indoors, so everyone kept cool. And how COOL were these two? They were married at Nazarene Missionary Baptist Church by Simone’s father-not a lot of people can say that! Pastor Larry Rascoe performed what I think may be my favorite of all the wedding ceremonies I’ve photographed. He was just so entertaining and had everyone laughing throughout the whole ceremony. Afterwards, we went with the wedding party to The Doubletree by Hilton downtown to take some fun photos of the girls and guys. Everyone looked so stylish with the guys in black and white and the bridesmaids in mauve or black sequins. There was even a little time for a quick romantic session with Cord and Simone on the hotel grounds before they headed to their reception at Old National Events Plaza. The room was elegantly decorated and the guests were ready to party. If you’ve never been to a wedding reception with a Soul Train Line, well, you just NEED to! Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Hart!

Vendors:

Bride’s gown: Couture Closet, Louisville, KY

Bridesmaids gowns: Azazie.com

Groom and groomsmen suits: Men’s Wearhouse

Makeup: DaKyissa Cleon

Flowers: A Day To Remember, Henderson, KY

Cake: Piece of Cake

Samantha and Jason’s Jamaican Wedding!

Samantha and Jason made two very important decisions. 1. To marry each other. And 2. To marry each other in sunny Jamaica! They wanted something a little different from the run of the mill typical Midwestern wedding. They called their travel agent Tina Brunck at Travel Smart in Evansville, IN and told her what they were looking for. They found the Royalton Blue Waters, a stunning all inclusive resort near Montego Bay, Jamaica. They could not have chosen a more gorgeous, tranquil and inspiring place to celebrate their love.

Samantha is my niece, and I’ve been photographing her pretty much her whole life. She called me, concerned with the photographer that the resort was going to provide—she wasn’t too thrilled with their style. So she asked me if I would travel with them to shoot the wedding and I said “Hell yes!” From the First Look to their beach side ceremony to a fun filled beach photo session and finally dinner with friends and family, who also made the trip. I enjoyed photographing it all! Plus, I had a wonderful vacation with my family which also included my sister, brother in law, my other niece and my great nephew, Samantha’s son.

It was a joy to be there and now I’ve got the travel bug BAD! I’m ready for the next destination wedding, be it beach, mountains, desert or city. Contact me for details on special packages for your Destination Wedding.

Chris & Natalie’s Engagement Session, Evansville Indiana Wedding Photographer

The Lincoln Boyhood Memorial Park in Lincoln City, Indiana made a wonderful backdrop for Chris and Natalie’s engagement session. We walked around the grounds, talking about anything and everything. Now and then, we’d stop and I’d pose them for a few shots. They were so easy to work with, so sweet with each other–every shot was gold! Natalie’s adorable daughters joined us for a few photos as well, they are all looking forward to the wedding in June and so am I!

Harry Potter Wedding! Ariel & Shane

 

Ariel and Shane tied the knot at a lovely family property in rural Henderson, KY.  Ariel is a huge Harry Potter fan and she and her family left no detail spared as they handmade every decoration. After the heartfelt vows under their “Always” arch, we whisked them away for some private, romantic photos in the sunlit woods. They then joined their guests for a delicious dinner, cake and cupcakes and open air dancing under the stars. It was a truly magical wedding in every way and I was honored to help capture it.

Heather and Landon–What A Match! Evansville Indiana Wedding Photographer

Landon is an EMT and volunteer firefighter so….. look out for a few fire puns! There two are a match made in heaven! They’ve been burning hot since they met in high school. Heather is his hottest flame!…..Ok, I think that’s all I have for now. I met these two well over a year ago when they were planning their wedding and have enjoyed getting to know them and their families. They exchanged vows at Redemption Christian Church in Jasper, IN on a stunning September day. After the beautiful ceremony, they had no idea that their wedding party had plans to cover them in Silly String–good thing that stuff doesn’t stick. Whew! Then, it was on to the Jasper Fire Dept. for some fun pics with the trucks, lift and gear. From there we made our way to Klubhaus 61 reception hall and took some romantic photos on the grounds before Heather and Landon joined their guests. The reception was a colorful one with the peacock theme they had chosen and a very well appointed candy station. After dinner, the dance floor was open to fun reception activities (Shoe Game!) and the all important First Dances. It was a wonderful evening with family and friends. These two are so obviously in love and off to a wonderful start in their new life together. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Boehm!

 

Beth & Joe’s Wedding, St. Louis, MO!

I had the pleasure of traveling to St. Louis, MO to assist in photographing Beth & Joe’s wedding for Zoe Life Photography. It was an amazing day and Beth & Joe are a couple of lovebirds! Since the moment of their First Look, they were kissing, kissing, kissing all day! Makes my job easy, right? Their celebration took place in The Old Post Office and Customs House in downtown St. Louis. This place is gorgeous, with it’s pink granite on the outside and stunning atrium on the inside–complete with a huge sculpture that served as a backdrop for the ceremony. We took a fun side trip to Forest Park to take photos in a few classically beautiful locations. Beth was lovely in her blush colored skirt and beaded sweetheart bodice. She looked like a model and her groom told her so! After cocktails, dinner and speeches, they were joined by their parents on the dancefloor for a special dance together. I had a great time in St. Louis and I hope to shoot more weddings there soon.

Congratulations, Beth and Joe!

Old Courthouse Wedding, Evansville Indiana Wedding Photographer

Jason and Elizabeth chose the stately and beautiful Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse as the site for their wedding ceremony and reception. Elizabeth wore a stunning lace overlay dress and Toms shoes handwritten with her favorite prose. Her flowers included succulents and eucalyptus–my favorite things to see in a bouquet! The couple exchanged marriage vows in the gorgeous ballroom with numerous family and friends looking on. Afterwards, we took the wedding party outside for some casual photos as well as some romantic photos of the newly married couple. The light and the weather could not have been more lovely. They treated their guests very well at the reception with a taco bar from Chipotle, pizza from Azzip Pizza and several flavors of cupcakes. As wedding favors, they created their own lip balm in 3 different flavors! One very special part of this day was that it was also the 50th wedding anniversary of Elizabeth’s grandparents and great aunt and uncle. They were married in a double ceremony back in 1967. I was sure to get a photo of all of their hands and rings together with the bride and groom. What a wonderful day, full of happy people!

Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Schmittou!  Thank you for choosing me to document your special day.

Katie & Kanav: One Couple, Two Weddings! Evansville Indiana Wedding Photographer

Are you ready for TWO wedding ceremonies? Are you ready to see tons of bright colors? True love? Amazing details? Well feast your eyes on Katie & Kanav’s incredible wedding day. Katie is a friend of mine and when she told me she HAD to have me as her photographer, I was beyond honored. With a Hindu ceremony in the morning, a decidedly American ceremony in the evening and an intimate but lively wedding reception, this day had it all! The first part of the day was full of many of the wonderful traditions of an Indian wedding, the most important of which is the Saat Phere, or seven rounds around the fire, which signifies God. The couple is tied together and circles the fire seven times. During this rite, they recite the Seven Promises to each other as husband and wife. To say that it was a moving experience to watch, is an understatement.  Afterwards, I took a few portraits of Katie & Kanav in their Indian wedding finery.

But wait! There’s more! Later, in the early evening, the Kashyaps were married again in an American civil ceremony by Katie’s cousin Dave. With a ceremony peppered with in-jokes and humorous references, most of the images are of everyone exploding with laughter. After, everyone headed to Rolling Hills Country Club for an elegant evening reception, with hors d’oeurves and dancing. I was able to sneak Katie & Kanav out onto the grounds of Rolling Hills for some romantic portraits–with a friend or two popping in for a fun cameo. It was truly an amazing day and I had so much fun, it didn’t even feel like work at all!

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Kashyap!

 

Gabby’s Senior Session, Evansville Indiana Senior Photographer

I hope you like horses!! You’re getting ready to see a lot of photos of Gabby with her horses, and her cow and her dog–oh, and her pig! Gabby is a senior at Castle High School–go Class of 2018!–and I spent a super fun afternoon on her family farm, photographing her senior portraits. She’s a farm girl through and through, with her numerous 4H ribbons and trophies, plus, she looks pretty badass holding a rifle. Enjoy this gallery of my favorites. If you are or know anyone needing super awesomely fun senior pictures, contact me today!