Rachel and Jeremy’s wedding, New Harmony, Indiana

Country fun and cowboy boots on every member of the wedding party! The beautiful ceremony was held at the historic Double Log Cabin in New Harmony, IN. This couple had some amazing chemistry and were a joy to photograph. So much love! The reception was at the Posey County 4H Center where Rachel and Jeremy’s first dance brought the house down. These two have got the moves!

Congratulations, Mr. and Mrs. Will! Thanks for allowing me to be part of your day.

 

Casey and Joe’s Wedding, Evansville, Indiana

 

 

Casey and Joe were married on a warm, sunny day at the Vanderburgh 4H Center. It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony well attended by family and friends. Casey’s son Evan and her dog Petey served as adorable ring bearers. The wedding party was a real hoot! What a great group of fun, loving people who were up for anything when it was photo time. The reception was at The Holiday Inn ballroom in Evansville. The colorful decor and special touches were carefully chosen by Casey and Joe to reflect their hobbies and important moments in their relationship. After the special first dance and parent dances, Walter of Songbird Entertainment opened up the dancefloor to the guests who partied the night away!

 

Anne and Pramode’s Wedding, Griffin, Indiana

…what more can I say, now that you’ve seen these photos of these wonderful people? Anne and Pramode had a day of love and perfection as they wed on Anne’s family farm. Every stunning detail, the decor, the emotional wedding vows, the exuberant family and friends, dancing under the colorful lights in the party tent–I’m telling you, what a day! I am honored and thrilled that I was chosen to document such a charmed event. All the best to the new Mr. and Mrs. Chiruvolu!

 

Stephani and Josh’s Wedding, Tell City, IN

 

Stephani and Josh’s wedding day was fun and action packed from start to finish! The two exchanged vows to a full house of family and friends. Afterwards, we stopped by the city hall lawn for some fun photos with the wedding party, we had to dodge some raindrops, but we got ‘em! Next, drinks and photos at The Moose Lodge–a Tell City wedding day tradition! The Schergens Center was the backdrop for a beautifully decorated and rocking reception. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Horton! Thanks for choosing Equinox Photography as your wedding photographers.

 

Melanie and Noah’s Wedding, Ferdinand, Indiana

It was a warm, sunny day and two very nice people decided to get married. They bought some rings, invited all their families and friends, got all dressed up, exchanged gifts and then said “I do!” Melanie and Noah’s day could not have gone more perfectly. I made sure we made time for a special private photo session with just the two of them. We found a pretty area outside the reception hall and created my favorite photos from the day. The reception was full of fun activities, including a teddy bear toss for the kids and the wedding party danced to “Apache, Jump On It!”–a first for me! It was hilarious.

Thank you, Mr. and Mrs. Rasche for choosing Equinox Photography to capture your most special of days. Congratulations!

 

Let’s talk about…SHOES!

Silver is a very popular choice–another way to add shimmer and bling!

Color! Color! Color! shoes can be dyed to your wedding colors and/or to match your bridesmaids dresses.

Bridal white doesn’t have to be boring with gems and feathers added

Neutrals such as gray and taupe add timeless sophistication

Anything goes! Sandals, Chuck Taylors, flats or cowboy boots for the country girl!

Make a statement, make it stylish, make it YOU.

 

The bride’s shoes are one of the first things I find myself photographing on the wedding day, along with the dress, jewelry and other details. Choosing the perfect pair can be a tough decision: should you be chic, taller and possibly uncomfortable in heels or cute and comfy in flats or sandals? The weather and location can play a part in the decision making as well–getting married outdoors on the grass in June? Flats or sandals may be best if you don’t want to sink into the earth during your ceremony! Are you as tall as or taller than your groom? You may want to avoid 4″ heels–unless you are OK with towering over him. He might like it!  In which case that’s perfectly all right, but you don’t want to  feel that you look awkward in the photos later. Going to be dancing the night away at your reception? A change of flip flops or flats for later on will save your feet. What ever your choice, it’s all about how you feel when you wear them, which should always be fabulous.

Next time, it’s all about the DRESS!

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s talk about…BOUQUETS!

The bridal bouquet is a very important part of any bride’s ensemble for her wedding day. The size, flowers, materials, color possibilities are endless. Here are some stunning examples from recent Equinox Photography brides:

A fun assortment of pins, brooches and even rings attached to a basic white silk flower bouquet

Bridal White. Simple roses or fun with feathers!

Rich, warm colors. Great for summer and fall weddings.

Fresh pastels and brights for spring and early summer.

Dramatic, bold colors with cascading elements.

 

Size and shape are factors that are just as important as color and flower type. If you have a full, heavily detailed dress with a long train, a medium to large bouquet would look best–it’s all about scale. If you are wearing a simple, train-less slip of a dress, a small to medium bouquet would be perfect. Be sure not to go too big–all the wonderful details of your dress will be hidden by all those flowers! And not too small either–a tiny handful of flowers may not look, well “bridal” enough! Bridesmaids bouquets are usually smaller and can either be identical to the bride’s or totally different:

Jenny’s bridesmaids’ flowers were different from hers, but tied in nicely with the red/Christmas wedding theme.

 

Next time, we’re talking about SHOES! Stay tuned.

 

 

 

Jennifer and Ryan’s Winter Wonderland Wedding

It was a chilly, overcast December day, but nothing was going to dampen the spirit of this special couple’s wedding. Jennifer and Ryan made their vows to each other in a beautiful ceremony at St. Boniface Catholic Church. Jennifer looked model-perfect with her incredible dress, veil, fur wrap and professional hair and makeup. After some quick, romantic portraits in the church breezeway, they headed to The Discovery Lodge at Burdette Park where they were greeted by numerous family and friends. Each table was decorated with a different silvery, glittery winter theme along with homemade Bundt cakes made by family members (they were delicious!). After dinner, it was dance party time and the floor was packed with dancers for the rest of the night. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Snyder! Thanks for choosing Equinox Photography to record your happy day.

Thank You Wedding Couples of 2013!

I’ve had the privilege of photographing so many wonderful couples this year and what a time we had. We had laughter, tears, hot, sweaty weather, rainy weather, chilly, brrrr! weather, indoor ceremonies, outdoor ceremonies, BIG weddings, intimate weddings, rockin’ receptions–we’ve had it all! So many different couples from various walks of life, but they all had one thing in common: at the end of the day, they ended up married to their best friend. Thank you all so much for entrusting your most precious day to me. It was a pleasure photographing you and your friends and families. Have a blessed and prosperous 2014!

Jennifer and Nathan’s Wedding in Jasper, Indiana

Jennifer and Nathan were blessed with a sunny Fall day for their wedding in Jasper, IN. Precious Blood Catholic Church was the setting for the ceremony where Jenn and Nate exchanged vows before a packed house of family and friends. We spent some time taking fun photos at and around Jasper Mill before heading to the reception at The Polo Room, which was expertly decorated in navy blue and apple green accents. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Lampert!

Ashley and Jon’s Wedding

Ashley and Jon were married at Neu Chapel on the campus of the University of Evansville on a bright, sunny day. After exchanging vows, the couple and their wedding party headed to the Newburgh Volunteer Fire Dept. for some fun photos with the trucks–both Ashley and Jon are volunteer firefighters and that is how they met! They were then received by family and friends at Rolling Hills Country Club where we took more awesome pictures on the green before heading into the party.

Congrats Ashley and Jon!

Before The Wedding…..

Sarah and Jake did not want to see each other before their wedding ceremony, so they exchanged letters to share their feelings about the day to be…

With a little surprise chat and hand holding on either side of a door. No peeking!

….they eventually did get to see each other and get married and have a wonderful wedding day.:)Congratulations, Sarah and Jake!

West Baden Springs Hotel: Jennifer and Ryan’s Engagement Session

West Baden Springs Hotel near French Lick, IN, has a long fascinating history. Built in 1902, it retains all of the charm of days gone by. A place where well to do families went to vacation and partake of the mineral springs well known to the area. Jennifer and Ryan chose this location for their engagement shoot because they love the place and were looking for a real wow factor for their photos. They chose clothing reminiscent of another time and place–an Old Hollywood type of glamour which made the pictures even more stunning. The chemistry between these two was electric and I came away with hundreds of beautiful images from this day.

Thanks for a lovely day, Jennifer and Ryan! Looking forward to photographing your wedding this December!

Kymber and Corbe’s Rustic Vintage Wedding

 

Kymber and Corbe chose Lincoln Boyhood Memorial in Lincoln City, IN to exchange vows and start their new life together. They decided to have a private meeting before the ceremony to share gifts and have a quiet moment together. The ceremony was heartfelt and full of joy. Afterwards, bubbles and fun photos with the wedding party. One super bonus: Abe Lincoln-style stovepipe hats! They then headed to be received by their guests at Scales Lake Pavilion in Boonville, IN, where lots of gorgeous DIY decorations festooned the room top to bottom. The dance floor was expertly run by Walter Barron of Songbird Entertainment.

I had a wonderful day photographing this delightful couple. I wish you a long life of happiness and love, Mr. and Mrs. Ashby!

Colleen and Corey’s New Harmony Wedding

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Colleen and Corey had perfect early Spring weather for their wedding at the New Harmony Granary. An intimate occasion with mostly close family and friends, made this a very touching and emotional day for the couple. It was one of those charmed days where everything went right and all who attended seemed to be having a wonderful time. Corey and Colleen are also personal friends of mine and having them choose me as their photographer was a huge honor. Congratulations to you both and a long happy life of love!