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!

Brittany and Erick’s Bauerhaus Wedding, Evansville Indiana Wedding Photographer

Yay! I got to shoot another wedding and reception at the beautiful Bauerhaus in Darmstadt, IN. Brittany and Erick are an amazing couple together, so loving, playful and fun! They chose to have a First Look in a private area on the grounds. It was a wonderful moment and–I’m not going to lie!–I got a little teary eyed behind the camera. It’s always such a moving moment and this day was no exception. Brittany was in tears upon seeing her groom to be. After a sun drenched outdoor ceremony, they were received by their guests into the reception. Following the delicious buffet dinner, they treated their guests to an ice cream sundae bar. Then, the dancing and reception fun, which included sunglasses for everyone! Before I left for the night, I stole them for a short photo session outside to round out this gorgeous day. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Lamey!

 

Sabrina and Nathaniel Marry at The Bauerhaus, Evansville Indiana Wedding Photographer

Sabrina and Nathaniel chose The Bauerhaus in Evansville, IN to have their wedding ceremony and reception. After a heartfelt ceremony with songs and readings of faith, we stole outdoors to take photos on the tree shaded grounds. These two were full of love, romance and lots of laughter–I just had to point my camera and shoot, what a dream! After being announced into their reception, they and their guests enjoyed a seated dinner, speeches, Bauerhaus’ amazing cake as well as dance floor fun. Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Grudzinski!

Victoria and Nick’s Wedding, Evansville Indiana Wedding Photographer

Nick and Victoria were married on May 20 at Christ The King Catholic Church in Evansville, IN. It was an extra special location for the couple because Victoria is actually the pianist for the church! After a full mass ceremony, we stopped by the University of Evansville, where they first met. The campus was a great place for some casual photos with the wedding party as well as a few romantic ones with the newly marrieds. Westhaven Chalet was the destination for the reception, where Nick and Victoria were received by a room full of happy guests. After the meal, toasts, ice cream sundae bar and Boy Scout sing alongs (Nick is an Eagle Scout), was the sparkler sendoff. No one caught on fire, which is good! LOL. It was a beautiful celebration and I was honored to be part of it. Congrats, Mr. and Mrs. Raupp!

Michelle and David’s New Harmony Engagement Session, Evansville Indiana Wedding Photographer

It was a lovely Spring day in New Harmony, Indiana. The light and the weather were perfect for Michelle and David’s engagement session. We had a great time strolling around the town, finding great backdrops for the pictures. I warned them that there would be a lot of cuddling and snuggling for photos, but they didn’t seem to mind! They will be married in July in Illinois.

Best Face Forward! Equinox Photography Headshots, Evansville Indiana Headshot Photographer

Did you know that we offer professional headshots at Equinox Photography? Whether you’re in banking, law, real estate, the creative industry and more, we can give you a portrait you’d be proud to share with the world. Right now, until May 24, 2017 you get a free 8×10 with your session. We also offer group and company discounts as well as event photography. Use the Contact tab today for rates and scheduling.

Shannon and Harry’s Favorite Wedding Image

“This photo perfectly captures the emotion of our wedding day.  The dramatic clouds in the background symbolize the life we left behind as we stand in a loving embrace in the sunshine to celebrate the beginning of our new shared lives.  The cherry red 1968 Mustang is waiting patiently to whisk us away as our friends and families wish us love and luck.  Jeannie could not have captured a better balance of nature and emotion!”–Shannon and Harry

Tiffany and Luke’s Favorite Wedding Image

“I couldn’t have been happier in this moment. The weather was amazing, the chaos of our wedding was over, and I was with the love of my life! Right after this picture was taken, we left the wedding reception to go start our lives together…and life’s been amazing ever since! Such a great memory!”–Tiffany and Luke

Jill and Aaron’s Favorite Wedding Image

“This photo captures the beauty and craziness of our little family. We knew taking wedding photos with our dogs would be a challenge, but this image made it all worth it!”–Jill and Aaron

Frank and Brent’s Favorite Wedding Image

“We love so many of our wedding photos… that it is difficult to chose one. It would be easier if we were asked to pick 100 favorites. The one with our nieces and nephews is very special. We are so glad that we were able to celebrate with them. They were so well behaved during the wedding and so much fun at the reception. They filled the day with so many fond memories. “–Brent and Frank

Brittney and Nic’s Favorite Wedding Image

“Unity in marriage is one soul, one heart, and one being. We are no longer single souls. As we walked this path together hand-in-hand, it represented how we will never be alone. It was the start of our journey together. Perhaps we will never be as nicely dressed, but we are together. Forever.”–Brittany and Nic

Wedding Vignette: Amanda and Fred’s Favorite Wedding Image

“This picture represents both a sigh of relief and a moment of overwhelming joy. We had pulled it off and were officially married. Vows had been said, cake had been cut, parents had been danced with, and now it was time for us. We had been quietly pulled away from the reception and allowed to finally enjoy each other in our fancy clothes and beautiful venue with no audience other than a couple of photographers and a camera.  We could have danced in that moment forever.”–Fred and Amanda

A Wedding Vignette is a couple’s most favorite wedding image and the reason why, in their own words. Check back for more Vignettes coming up soon.