You Had Me At Whitlow

Not only did this wedding have one of the most clever hashtags I have seen so far (if you don't know this quote then shame on you!), but it was also the wedding of one of my longest and dearest friends Liz! We calculated at the wedding that we have known each other since we were about 7-years-old and have been through a lot of mischief over the last 18 years. We met in Missouri for our family's annual camping trip and have been close ever since. Many stories of lost swimsuits, crashing ATVs, and sipping our parents drinks when they weren't looking come from these camping trips. And even though we became (semi) grown ups and have had to miss a few years here and there, we have stayed forever close.

My mom, dad and their friends have been camping in Missouri ever since they were in college...a long time ago! And for some odd and funny reason, all of these guys that used to party here every spring break and Fourth of July decided they were going to have girls. All girls. So bringing a boy into this environment can be a dangerous one, and Liz had the courage to bring Will into this crazy group one year! Let's just say that for Will, it was almost like meeting five of your girlfriends (drunk) dads all at once, with guns, alcohol, and long interrogations thrown into the mix. I couldn't have been more impressed with how Will stood his ground that week and made it to this beautiful wedding day years later! Good job Will!

I was beyond honored to be able to not only photograph, but be a part of Liz and Will's wedding. It has not been a rare occurrence that I have become more like a guest with a big camera at most of my weddings, but this one was extra special to me!

Congratulations to you both and I wish you all the luck with your new married life and future camping trips!

Venue: Barn on Boundary


More photos in the gallery!!!! 




Two Brides Are Better Than One

Throughout the entire day I was joking about how I refuse to photograph a wedding without two brides from now on! But honestly, it almost wasn't a joke. Allison and Alyssa were two of the most beautiful, loving, and thoughtful brides I had ever had and I was able to photograph them both, together, on the same day. That means two beautiful white dresses, two shiny rings, two big white smiles while getting ready, and two wonderful kind hearts to fill the day with love and happiness! 

A week after I met with Allison and Alyssa to go over details, they packed up their little family and moved to New York for Allison's job. She has been an Air Force Cadet for 4 years now. From there, they continued to organized their perfect wedding! They planned to fly home to Indiana the day before the wedding, party it up, fly out the day after the wedding to their honeymoon, then fly straight to their new home in New York the afterwards. All this with only a carry-on thank you! 

Even with the fear of horrible storms, mosquito stampedes, some stressful planning mishaps, and a not so attractive mens dressing room (I mean really, guys need mirrors too!), their wedding day was a perfect fairy tale! The love and care they showed for each other was constant from the moment they showed up to the venue, to the moment they shared their first look and exchanged secret vows, to the moment they said "I do".

It was my first lesbian wedding, and I truly hope it isn't my last!!

Venue: Hidden Hollow Farms, Crawfordsville, IN

DJ: Sound Swarm Entertainment

A World Apart

Ten days before their wedding day, I got a rushed email from Ryan and Erin about photographing their wedding. Their photographer got sick and they needed someone who was still available for the fall wedding season in Indiana. I cannot imagine being a bride and having no photographer a week and half before my wedding day! They told me that they felt lucky to find a photographer so fast, but I felt lucky after getting to know them both, shooting at a beautiful venue, and enjoying a perfect fall day in Indiana for a wedding!

Ryan is stationed in Italy with the Navy and Erin lives in Indiana. If that's not worlds apart, then I don't know what is. They met while Ryan was home a little over two years ago and had to either decide to let it be a fling and move on, or put all their trust in one another and work hard everyday to make it to their wedding day! Finally, on their two year anniversary, Erin and Ryan get to celebrate their wedding day together! Even though they still have a while before they are living in the same country, they put all their trust and faith in one another until that day comes. If that isn't love, then I don't know what is. 

Enjoy your time together on your honeymoon, Erin and Ryan!

Thank you Zyntango Farm for your amazing hospitality, help, and care during this beautiful wedding!! 




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