One of my favorite ways to get to know couples is by photographing them! Having an engagement session before your wedding day is an excellent way for me to find what is naturally beautiful about you and bring that out on your wedding day. In 2017 I was fortunate enough to photograph a lot of my wedding couples for last year and this year! I even was lucky enough to photograph some couples who are happily married and some that are dating. We laughed, we explored, we endured the heat and we froze. We had so much fun! This blog post is dedicated to the happy coupes who let me capture their joy in 2017!
1.) Callie + Brent
Why I love it: The bold red of this wall in downtown Zionsville is striking, but not nearly as striking as Callie and Brent. These two compliment each other in so many ways. Brent’s constant smile and Callie’s calming presence - they really do balance each other out and I feel that this photo captures that.
2.) Katie + Jacob
Why I love it: Katie and Jacob are so full of joy and laughter. They made every second of their engagement session at Oliver Winery an adventure and I know with certainty that they are going to take on marriage in the same way. This photo just captures their happiness and whimsical outlook on life. I love it!
3.) Heather + Derek
Why I love it: Oh my goodness - the joy in this photo makes me want to jump up and down. Just look at how happy Heather and Derek are! You can feel it just by looking at this photo and that makes my heart so happy! I have a feeling I will shed some happy tears at their wedding this year!
4.) Morgan + Josh
Why I love it: Morgan and Josh have been through a whirlwind over the last year. New jobs, a new apartment and even a new city. It’s been non stop for them. But they keep each other centered and I feel like this photo represents that.
5.) Cheyenne + James
Why I love it: When I look at this photo I am immediately drawn to the expression on Cheyenne’s face. She is so happy and relaxed, fully in love and happy in the arms of her future husband.
6.) Stephanie + Adam
Why I love it: You know. I don’t know if explaining why I love this is even necessary. The fact that Adam brought his Stormtrooper costume to their engagement session is pretty cool, but what I also love is the joy on Stephanie’s face in this photo. She has so much love for Adam - Stormtrooper helmet and all - and I so love that about them!
7.) Lauren + Jim
Why I love it: It was a cold day. A REALLY cold day. But that didn’t faze Lauren and Jim at all. These two have mad love for Indianapolis and really wanted a fantastic shot of them and the city they adore. We raced the setting sun as we speed walked along the canal to get to this spot. This photo of them is almost as epic as they are. Almost.
8.) Corinne + Nate
Why I love it: Corinne and Nate adopted sweet little Arrow not long before their engagement session, so when they started thinking about bringing him along I was totally for it! And he was such a little trooper through out the session.
9.) Rachael + Seth
Why I love it: I love how relaxed Rachael and Seth are together! We had a blast during their engagement session at Falls Park in Pendleton. The light was dreamy, the scenery was gorgeous and Rachael and Seth were all smiles.
10.) McKenzie + Nathan
Why I love it: McKenzie and Nathan are ridiculously fun! These two are so go with the flow and open to being silly but they still can fall effortlessly into romantic images that highlight their love for one another. I feel that this is the perfect example of that. Plus all of those colors - heart eyes for days!
This blog post isn't just about engaged couples! Wedding anniversaries and couples who are dating are just as awesome if you ask me!
11.) Amanda + Jason
Why I love it: Amanda and Jason are a happily married couple who wanted an anniversary session to showcase their love for one another. I was fully on board. I love the way that Amanda is looking at Jason in this photo. You can really tell how much she loves him!
12.) Allie + Jared
Why I love it: Allie and Jared are such a fun couple! These two are both athletes and are always finding ways to have fun while staying active. So I knew we needed to celebrate that in their session! These two fully trusted me as I instructed them to get on the ground while I climbed my ladder and hovered carefully over the basketball hoop. And I am so glad that they did - because I just love this shot!