Things have been busy around here. I had 6 amazing weddings in June and I am still editing the last 2 – I’m trying so hard to get caught up. (By the way, thank you to all my brides for being so patient.) Weddings are so wonderful. I absolutely love everything about them – yes, even the stressful parts of the day. There are so many real emotions of love and happiness and I count it such a privilege to be there to capture these moments in photographs. This precious wedding took place at Katrina’s church here in Greenwood on June 10th. It was a warm, summer day with a bright sun shining. Thank goodness the church had some trees that provide us with good shade to keep us cool and to give us a good place to take some amazing photos. So, there are two things that are guaranteed to make me smile. Dogs and kids and, lucky for me, this wedding had both. If you know me, you know that I am a HUGE dog lover – fur babies make my heart so happy. So, when I found out that Dustin and Katrina’s dog was going to be around for a few photos before the wedding, I was ecstatic! And they had some of the cutest kids in their wedding party – especially their little flower girl. She kept me laughing the entire day with her facial expressions and silly attitude. I actually heard her say to the bride and groom to be very careful as they cut their cake because “that is a really big knife!!!” Congrats, Dustin and Katrina! I can’t wait to see what God has in store for your life together.
I can’t tell you enough amazing things about this couple. Kayla and Ridge are absolutely dynamic. Their love for the Lord just oozes out of them. And their love for each other made my job as their wedding photographer very easy. The wedding took place on June 9th at The Barn at Kennedy Farm (one of my favorite venues in Indy)! It was the perfect summer day – not too hot but the sun was shining warmly down on us with was a nice summer breeze flowing through the trees. Kayla and Ridge had a sweet time before their first look where they exchanged letters to one another. I always feel so honored to be a part of these private moments on wedding days. After the letters, they had their “first look” and we went right into their photos. They were so perfect to photograph and their bridal party was just as awesome and fun. Their beautiful outdoor ceremony was centered around Christ and they had an amazing time of worshiping Jesus and prayer. And after they said their “I-dos,” we partied the night away with all of their family and friends. I even was able to pull them out of their reception for a few sunset photos which always makes for a happy photographer. I smiled the whole way home from this wedding. It’s days like this one that make me realize how lucky I am to have such a wonderful job. Congrats, Kayla and Ridge! Thank you for hiring me to capture your beautiful day in photographs.
If I had three words to describe Jessica it would be calm, kind and wonderful. I met Jessica when she was in middle school and she played volleyball for me at GCA. She was always so kind to everyone with such a gentle spirit and a smile that would light up a room. I loved watching her grow from a little middle school girl into a beautiful high school girl (with a killer volleyball serve) and then seeing her head off to my alma mater – Asbury University! Now Jess is all grown up and married to Matt – the love of her life! I’m seriously starting to feel so old. They were married a few weeks ago on June 3rd. The girls started their day with hair and makeup at Robert’s Salon and Day Spa (which is owned by Jessica’s precious dad, Robert). After that, we drove down to Martinsville to Jessica’s home church for photos before the ceremony. I tell ya, it was pretty hot that day but luckily half of the bridal party was from Texas so they said the heat was nothing compared to what they are used to, ha! The ceremony was perfect and completely focused on Christ. And we ended the day with an amazing reception which took place in Jessica’s parent’s back yard. It was an awesome party – filled with sweet moments that made you cry and crazy moments that made you laugh. I’m so honored every time I get to photograph someone’s wedding day. Thank you, Jess and Matt, for allowing me to be a part of your big day. I’m so happy for you and can’t wait to see what your future holds. Congrats!