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Mounds State Park Wedding – Rachel and Alex

When you have two biologists and the most perfect fall day to shoot you know it’s going to be a good one. The weeks leading up to Rachel and Alex’s wedding we were sure it would be a mostly indoor affair, after all the weekend before Halloween is typically pretty chilly and usually rains so when we woke up to perfect skies and balmy temps we were so excited. We arrived at Mounds as their families were adding the finishing touches to the flowers that Rachel’s mom grew just for her and origami that Rachel folded herself. After Rachel and Alex shared their first look we did portraits around the shelter while the trails were packed with people out enjoying the gorgeous weather. The guests began to arrive for the ceremony and the canopy of fall leaves couldn’t have been more perfect to exchange vows under. After their first kiss the two greeted their guests in a receiving line as they made their way to enjoy cocktails and frisbee games before the reception began. After heartfelt speeches by their nearest and dearest the pair shared their first dance before opening the dance floor. Because this was the week before Halloween costumes were a given. The theme of the wedding was migration and the costumes were all clever migratory animal costumes, some of which had us cracking up. It’s not every wedding you have a groom dressed as a hammer head shark or a bride as a pelican! We wrapped up as the dance floor got crazier and the sky turned inky black. This wedding was so sweet, personal, and homey; the perfect way to end the wedding season.

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Kelley Agriculture Museum Kokomo Wedding – Alyssa and Brad

We started this windy, warm, October wedding meeting up with Alyssa and her bridesmaids and daughter before the ceremony while they got their hair done. Early as it was, sprits were high and everyone has laughing and excited for the day. After each curl was perfect the group headed to the Kelley Agricultural Historical Museum where the rest of the wedding day was to take place. Once dresses were zipped and boutonnieres pinned we did a few portraits with the girls and guys before the ceremony was to begin. The sunny ceremony was followed by group shots and portraits of their new family of three before the reception got underway. After dinner we snuck out for a few more photos of the two of them as the sun set and headed back for speeches and their first dance before the party got started as the sun slipped below the horizon and continued on as the stars came out and the pair shared their last dance under the inky black sky. These two are sweet as pie and their wedding was the most perfect fall day.

Diamonds and Dust Wedding – Amanda and Matt

This wedding, it was just…so so good. No other way to describe it. The girls were finishing getting ready as we arrived and there was already so much laughter, joy, and emotions running on high. After everyone had their dresses zipped we ventured out for bridal portraits in the MOST PERFECT light, cloudy but bright. I could have taken bridals of Amanda all day long, seriously she was so stunning that I was getting teary from excitement. Amanda wrote sweet letters to her mom, new mother in law, and Matt which everyone read and tears were flowing. Diamonds and Dust is a huge property so the guys headed out to the cabin to hang out before the festivities were to begin and Shane followed along. As the guests began to arrive the clouds rolled in and the gorgeous ceremony site was soon under a down pour. Everyone ran to the barn where the ceremony was quickly shifted. The ceremony was so cozy and intimate with everyone hanging over the balconies and squeezed tight in the barn. The rain stopped right after they were announced as husband and wife (of course!) so were happily ventured outside for portraits while steam clung to the trees in the distance. After we wrapped up portraits the reception began with speeches followed by their first dance. The mother son dance was especially emotional as Matt’s mom had recently suffered a bike accident leaving her unsure if she’d be able to dance with him at all. There wasn’t a dry eye in the house (mine included) as they danced together, just as she had hoped. After the bouquet and garter toss the dance floor opened up and it was so dang fun to shoot, everyone was in party mode and they went nuts all night, punctuated by the sweetest dance between Amanda and her mom.

Amanda and Matt have the biggest hearts of anyone I’ve ever met and their wedding was one I’ll remember fondly as one of our very best.

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