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CARMEL CITY CENTER ENGAGEMENT SESSION | JESSICA AND CODY

During their Carmel city center engagement session, I found out that Jessica and Cody are models in disguise! The two are so natural in front of the camera. Plus, they are so adorable when interacting with each other. Jessica’s giggly personality brought so much life and movement to our session, and Cody’s soft smiles added personable and sincere moments.

We started at the Center for Performing Arts in Carmel for their cloudy and cool engagement session. Frequently called the Palladium, the Center for Performing Arts had gorgeous white walls and gardens that surround the property. The gardens seemed to be a natural place to start as we walked, talked, and laughed through the beginning of our shoot. After shooting in the gardens, we walked across the street to the reflecting pool directly behind the Veteran’s Memorial. I love shooting next to water, so the reflecting pool was perfect for our session. We walked all the way around it, shooting at various angles as we went.

After a quick wardrobe change, we headed West to Coxhall Gardens. This is one of the loveliest places to shoot, and it didn’t disappoint. The willows, lakes, and the amphitheatre are some of my favorite things about the Gardens. So after making sure we had pictures next to the willows, we took some twirling shots at the amphitheatre to end our night!! <3

Jessica and Cody, it was such a blessing to get to know you two better and capture your love story! I loved seeing your distinct personalities shine through in your engagement images! I am so excited for you two, and I cannot wait for your February wedding!

 

Engaged bride smiles at camera in front of white building.
Couple laughs in front of the Carmel Palladium.
Solitaire engagement ring on gray background.
Indianapolis couple walks next to Carmel Palladium.
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Bride and groom smile in from of Carmel Palladium.
Bride and groom kiss during engagement session.
Bride and groom smile and lean foreheads together.
Engaged couple leans in for giggly kiss.
Engaged couple touch foreheads in front of reflecting pool.
Engaged couple walk in front of large reflecting pool.
Indianapolis couple smile at the camera during engagement pictures.
Bride and groom smile and touch foreheads during engagement pictures.
Engaged couple smiles during engagement pictures.
Bride and groom smiles as they hug in front of reflecting pool.
Engaged bride and groom lean in for a kiss under a pergola.
Engaged couple kisses in front of reflecting pool.
Engaged bride and groom walk in front of large building and water.
Bride smiles at camera while groom snuggles.
Bride and groom hold and and kiss under pergola.
Man and woman smile and lean heads together.
Engagement ring sits on concrete background.
Engaged couple smiles at the camera by lake.
Engaged couple hold hands by willow tree.
Indianapolis Groom twirls bride for engagement pictures at ampitheatre.
Man and woman lean heads together
Bride hugs groom and shows off engagement ring.
Engaged bride and groom stand under willow tree.
Man and woman smile and lean heads together at park.
Groom twirls bride at Coxhall Gardens Amphitheatre.
Bride puts her arms around groom and shows off engagement ring.
Engaged bride and groom smiles while leaning foreheads together.
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BLUSH AND BLUE HOLCOMB GARDENS COUPLES SESSION | PAIGE AND EVAN

If you have never been to Butler University in Indianapolis, let me tell you about it. It is beautiful. There is a river running through the campus, giant trees all around, and flowers of every color! The garden on the Campus is specifically named Holcomb Gardens, and it is the perfect place for portraits! So, Paige and Evan’s blush and blue Holcomb Gardens couples session was full of beautiful scenery and lots of greenery!
Paige and Evan met in high school. The two dated for the rest of their secondary education years and have been together as long as my husband and I have been married! (5 years!) Now, the soon to be teacher and biostatician, are finishing up their collegiate careers and are still madly in love!
On the day of their couples session, Paige and Evan showed up for their shoot in the MOST adorable outfits imaginable! The blush and blue were absolutely perfect for the summer evening, and I fell particularly in love with Paige’s skirt!!! <3 The two rocked the first half of their session until it was time to change into their second outfit. Paige wore a flattering floral dress, while Evan chose the classic white and khakis. We enjoyed the session until the light was gone and a large branch crashed to the ground. We decided to call it quits, just in case another branch decided to fall. 😉
Butler University couple smiles at each other.
Man kisses woman's forehead at Coxhall Gardens.
Indianapolis couple snuggles with foreheads together.
Couple holds hands at Coxhall Gardens.
Indianapolis couple snuggles at Coxhall Gardens.
Couple stands on bridge over river.
Bulter guy kisses girl's forehead.
Couple smiles at camera at Butler University.
Indianapolis couple giggles on bridge.
Couple snuggles at Butler University Gardens.
Indianapolis couple kisses in gardens.
Butler couple holds hands in Coxhall Gardens.
Couple smiles at camera on bridge over river.
Couple smiles at each other at Butler University.
Butler students kiss at Coxhall Gardens.
Indianapolis couple laughs at Coxhall Gardens.
Couple looks at each other on Coxhall Gardens bridge.
Butler University couple stands next to river.
Indianapolis couple smiles at each other next to river.
Indianapolis couple cuddles next to river.
Girl twirls next to Coxhall Garden river.
Indianapolis couple snuggles next to Coxhall Gardens river.
Guy smiles at girl next to Butler river.
Butler University couple snuggles next to river.
Indianapolis girl looks over guys shoulder.
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HUMMEL PARK ANNIVERSARY SESSION | ABBY AND THOMAS

Abby met Thomas when she rear ended his car in their high school parking lot. And when Thomas walked into the same choir class that Abby was taking, she was mortified! But as the year went on, they became best friends in that very same choir class, and they eventually started dating. After high school, Thomas asked Abby to spend the rest of her life with him at DISNEY WORLD, and she said yes! And then they got MARRIED AT DISNEY WORLD. (Friends, dreams really do come true!) And now, they are celebrating their one year anniversary and undergoing IVF to conceive their first child.
Their lives tell a story of friendship, love, and perseverance. And their Hummel Park Anniversary Session beautifully displayed their journey together as best friends and husband and wife. However, their life together has not always been easy. For the past year, they have struggled with infertility. Ongoing doctors appointments, frequent surgeries, and daily shots have filled their first year of marriage. The heartbreak that occurs every single time that they are given negative results is overwhelming.
And yet, their joy is evident. Their faith is strong. And their love is abundant.
At our session, I was able to see all of these traits firsthand, and I am so thankful for it. My time with these two was incredibly special, and I loved learning more about their story. It amazes me that despite their struggle and the heartache from failed in-vitro sessions, they still strive to serve and support others. Abby even keeps a blog to help support other couples that are experiencing infertility.
The light that Abby and Thomas shine is so encouraging. Their storms do not consume them, and they use the strength they have to look outward. I am truly inspired and oh so thankful that I was able to get to experience their struggle and joy with them. It is a story that I will never forget, and a couple that I will never forget. I pray that the Lord blesses their marriage and their gives them a child.
Husband and wife walk along riverbank.
Couple snuggles next to Indianapolis river.
Husband and wife snuggle for first anniversary pictures.
Wife looks at camera next to river.
Indianapolis couple snuggles next to Indianapolis river.
Husband and wife laugh while walking by rivers.
Bride's engagement ring and wedding band for 1st anniversary.
Plainfield couple laughs next to Hummel Park river.
Indianapolis couple smiles at camera next to river.
Hunsband kisses wife on forehead for first anniversary
Husband and wife stand next to riverbank in Indianapolis.
Plainfield couple kisses on Hummel Park bridge.
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Indianapolis couple smiles at each other next to river.
Husband and wife kiss next to Plainfield river.
Indianapolis couple smiles as they walk by river.
Couple looks at each other next to Hummel Park River.
Husband holds wifes hands next to river.
Wife smiles at husband on Hummel Park bridge.
Indianapolis couple kisses on Hummel Park bridge.
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ROMANTIC SUNSET COUPLES SESSION AT BIG SPRING PARK | HANNAH AND WILL

Hannah and Will’s romantic sunset couples session was a dream!!! The evening light was beautiful. Hannah and Will are so in love. And downtown Huntsville never disappoints!

When we first started talking about Hannah and Will’s session, we knew that we wanted to have their session somewhere in Huntsville. It is a great place for portraits because of the diversity within the city. The downtown provides modern and bright urban areas that have multiple parks nestled within in it! Once we narrowed down the city, we decided the best location would be around the downtown square and Big Spring Park!

On the day of the session, it was beautiful! Despite the high temperatures, the clouds were providing a good bit of relief throughout the day. We started their session around the square downtown! White walls and cute buildings were everywhere downtown, so their portraits ended up so light and airy!!!

After spending some time in the square, we made our way through Big Spring Park! While we were in the park, the sun started setting which made the light so amazing! Plus, Hannah and Will are obviously best friends, so their session was so natural and sweet!

And then, about a week after our session, Will PROPOSED! So now, Hannah and Will are newly engaged, and I could not be happier for them! Their session is a testament to their friendship and their upcoming vows to spend the rest of their lives together! I am so excited for the life they will start together when the tie the knot!!! And I am so glad that I was able to capture their love before their engagement at their romantic sunset couples session!

Huntsville Couple kisses in front of white door.
Alabama Couple snuggles in downtown Huntsville.
Bride and Groom laugh during engagement pictures.
Bride and Groom laugh in front of white door.
Alabama couple snuggles in front of purple door.
Man kisses woman on forehead.
Alabama couple laughs in front of white door.
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Engaged couple laughs in front of purple door.
Engaged couple laughs while sitting on steps.
Couple Stand in Front of Downtown Building
Couple stands in front of purple door.
Alabama couple smiles while sitting on steps.
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Alabama couple poses with dog.
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Alabama couple walks dog in Big Spring Park.
Engaged Couple from Alabama Laugh at Big Spring Park
Couple laughs in Big Spring Park.
Engaged couple walks by lake and laughs.
Engaged Couple laughs next to lake
Bride puts head on grooms shoulders during engagement session.
Engaged couple plays with dog.
Couple snuggles in front of lake at sunset.
Bride smiles at camera in front of lake during engagement pictures.
Engaged Couple Laughs While Walking in Big Spring Park.
Huntsville Alabama Couple Kisses next to lake.
Engaged Couple Snuggles in Huntsville Alabama
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Alabama couple walks away from camera.
Engaged Alabama couple laughs next to lake.
Couple Kisses in Front of Downtown Lake
Bride twirls during engagement pictures.
Couple Snuggles at Big Spring Park in front of lake.
Engaged couple smiles at sunset.
Alabama couple smiles next to lake at Big Spring Park.
Engaged couple smiles during engagement pictures.
Engaged groom twirls bride during pictures.
Huntsville couple snuggles in front of Big Spring Park lake.
Huntsville couple kisses in front of lake in Alabama.
Huntsville couple snuggles next to lake.
Alabama Engaged couple kisses next to lake at sunset.
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ROMANTIC ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN MCFARLAND PARK | BRITNEY AND AJ

Britney and AJ’s session did not start off as a romantic engagement session in McFarland Park. It actually started differently, and ended wonderfully.

Britney and AJ scheduled a couples session back in June. They were already so excited about their session (so was I!!!!), and we knew that we would shoot where they lived in Florence, Alabama. Then, two days before our scheduled session, AJ PROPOSED!!!! So, our session became an engagement session!!!! Britney was SO excited when she told me!

With our new engagement session details, Britney wanted to have the session at McFarland Park because of the proximity to the river. And she picked well!!! The evening and sunset were incredibly beautiful! The beach, cliffs, and docks were all perfect for their engagement session!

But the true joy was seeing their faces light up throughout the session! You can see how excited they are about getting married! They are truly marrying their best friend, and I couldn’t be happier for them!

 

Couple laughs as they walk through McFarland Park
Couple smiles at each other during engagement pictures
Engaged couple laughs as they walk through McFarland Park
Couple laughs at camera during Florence Alabama engagement pictures
Bride sticks tongue out at groom during engagement session
Couple laughs while walking through McFarland Park
Florence couple laughs while walking through McFarland Park during engagement session
Couple laughs during North Alabama engagement session
Couple smiles at camera during Engagement pictures
Bride looks at groom during Florence engagement session
Couple snuggle at McFarland Park in Florence Alabama during engagement session
Engaged couple kisses in Florence-Alabama
Couple snuggle in Florence Alabama at McFarland Park during engagement session
Couple kisses at McFarland Park in Florence Alabama during engagement session
Couple snuggles under tree beside Alabama river during engagement pictures
Engagement ring on bride's finger
Couple kisses on river during Alabama engagement pictures
Couple walks along beach in Alabama during engagement pictures
Couple laughs while kissing next to river for engagment pictures
Florence bride smiles at McFarland Park
Bride holds onto groom and shows off engagement ring
Couple giggles at McFarland Park in Florence Alabama during engagement session
Engaged couple snuggle by Alabama river at McFarland Park
Bride laughs during McFarland Park Engagement Session
Couple kisses at McFarland Park in Florence Alabama during engagement pictures
Florence Bride smiles at camera during engagement session
Groom kisses bride on forehead during engagement pictures in North Alabama
Bride holds groom's arm and shows off engagement ring
Bride and Groom giggle at McFarland Park engagement session
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