Oh my goodness, guys! I can’t tell you how much I loved this wedding day! I fell in love with this couple when I did their engagement shoot last February (you can see it here). They are kind and sweet and genuine people. They love Jesus and love others. They love to laugh and snuggle together and are naturals in front of the camera. The wedding started at Janel’s sister’s AMAZING historic home in Franklin, IN. Seriously, guys, this house is gorgeous. They have put so much work into it and everywhere I looked, I was in awe. After the girls were all ready, we did a few photos in Franklin before we drove to Jon’s grandparents’ home where Jon and Janel had a small intimate ceremony in his grandparents’ woods with their closest family and friends. There were so many sweet moments throughout the day but the one that hit me the most was a part of the ceremony. Janel’s maid of honor read a poem that Janel’s grandma had written before she passed away. The poem is titled “If I knew” and the words speak so much wisdom and truth about life and love. It was a wonderful and beautiful moment. After the ceremony, we did more photos in and around the woods and then drove to Janel’s parents’ home for the big reception with tons of their friends and family. Her parents built an amazing barn that is perfect for weddings. Another sweet moment was after dinner. Jon and Janel don’t really like cake, so instead of sharing a bite of cake they fed each other a bite of their favorite thing – ice cream! I love how little details like this truly reflected them as a couple on their big day. Jon and Janel danced their first dance as the sun set behind them and then we partied the night away. There are so many photos in this blog post – I know I have a problem – but I just love taking photos and I love sharing them. So, enjoy!
This is Morgan and Holyn. I have known Morgan since he was a little guy and have loved watching him grow into the funny, amazing guy that he is today. And I’ve recently gotten to know Holyn really well because she has been interning with me this year. I’m so proud of her and how she is learning and growing as a photographer! I absolutely love her and our fun conversations in the car on the way to and from weddings. These two met at GCA and have been dating for years. It has been so much fun watching their relationship grow – and a few months ago, I had the awesome privilege of photographing Morgan proposing to Holyn! Needless to say, I couldn’t wait to shoot their engagement session. I knew with Morgan’s humor, we would be laughing most of the evening. And Holyn can not take a bad photo! Holy cow – her eyes! And, get this, I get to fly out to the Grand Canyon to photograph their wedding in March! Here are some of my favorites from their session! Congrats, Holyn and Morgan!
I can not begin tell you how much fun I had shooting this senior session. For starters, Grace was the perfect model and can not take a bad photo. Like seriously guys, whether she was smiling, laughing, or serious – there was not one bad photo. But what made this session even more wonderful is the fact that Grace is one of the kindest and sweetest girls I have ever met. Her laughter and smile are so contagious – she had me smiling and laughing most of the evening. And thank goodness for a dry night. We had to keep rescheduling her session due to rain. Sometimes Indiana weather can be so annoying, but we finally picked a night that was full of sunshine and even had a perfect summer breeze. Grace, it has been wonderful to watch you grow from a sweet girl into the awesome God-fearing lady that you are today. Congrats on your senior year! Excited to see what your future holds!