Turner Wedding in Terre Haute Indiana

“I love you for all that you are, all that you have been and all you’re yet to be.”

The wind blew in from the west. The kind of wind that whips your hair from ponytails and takes concentration not to fall over when standing. Intense and constant, it reminded me a lot of the kind of love these two share. You see, just like nature, sometimes our love stories grow. Acquaintances, to friends, to something more…and then, before you know it, your standing in the middle of a chaotic day waiting to marry that person that you first met so long ago.

The Turners looked and looked and looked all over Terre Haute for a tree farm wedding venue and found a great one in Dahnke’s Pine Patch. Despite the crazy amounts of wind, it all went off without a hitch, with lots of laughs and hair wrangling in the middle.

I am so lucky to be a part of my clients’ wedding day. Every single one is unique and gives my heart so much joy.

Adam and Zach's LGBTQ Wedding in Fort Wayne, Indiana

“As soon as I saw you, I knew a grand adventure was about to happen.” — Pooh

I first met Adam’s mom when chatting wedding details for his sister’s wedding coming up this Fall so when she reached out to me again to ask if I’d be interested in photographing her son’s wedding at the Fort Wayne Botanical Gardens I just about spit out my coffee! Yes! Getting to photograph two siblings getting married in the same year is so awesome!

The Botanical Gardens in Fort Wayne was the perfect place for Adam and Zach to get married. Adam told us what all the plants were as we walked around their beautiful grounds for portraits and it made my heart so happy to see the two of them start off on this awesome adventure..

Love doesn’t need labels. I type LGBTQ Wedding just so that other couples can find me and know that I am an ally but this wedding isn’t any different than the other weddings I document. Two people met and fell in love and that is that. It’s the commitment and support that is on full display here and I for one cannot wait until the rest of the world catches up.

Kiarra and Zach's Dog Lover Wedding at Bridgeton Barn

“She knew she loved him when ‘home’ went from being a place to being a person.” — E Leventhal

When Kiara first contacted me and said that shew as looking for someone to document her wedding day I was so excited to get to be a part of it! I photograph thirty five weddings a year and every single one makes me so happy to be a part of. I don’t see weddings as just pretty pictures to put on my Instagram, chasing the latest “trends” and whatever wedding magazines are saying are the “Dos and Don’ts”. I photograph people.

And its awesome.

Every single time!

I think she may have mentioned, in an email, about including her dogs in the day but a lot of couples decide that it will just be too stressful (either for them or the dogs) so I never get my hopes up too high…but in this case, whooooWeee was I wrong. Kiara’s dogs were with her ALL day.

And it was the. best. thing. ever!

Can you imagine being at work, at a job you love anyway, but then having the added bonus of being able to reach down and pet a dog at any moment? I was so happy! haha

Laid back Candid Wedding at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater in Bloomington, Indiana

“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” —Emily Bronte

It was a hot, summer day when I drove down to Bloomington to photograph Brittany and Matt’s wedding at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Totally opposite from the cool Fall breeze when I first met Brittany and the snow we had during their engagement session but nonetheless, perfect.

Brittany totally embraced my candid style and I was so happy to see her surrounded by friends and family that didn’t hold back their love for them. Contrary to popular belief, that is actually hard to find sometimes but I seem to have gotten extremely lucky in my career to have had so many awesome clients.

The world can be a scary place, but when you have support like these two, you don’t have to worry about leaping into the future and falling in love. You know, that no matter what happens, there will always be hands to catch you.