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FALL ENGAGEMENT SESSION AT HERITAGE LAKE | KRYSTYNA AND JOHN

Our fingers and toes were numb. Each of our legs were shaking. Our bodies wanted desperately to find warmth. And still, laughter filled the at during Krystyna and John’s Fall Engagement Session at Heritage Lake. Along with the beautiful sunset, Krystyna and John were glowing with joy. They cuddled for warmth as we finished our session. They talked about how much fun the night had been.

 

“Along with the beautiful sunset, Krystyna and John were glowing with joy.”

 

Krystyna and John’s session felt so bright and so warm even though it was 30 degrees! They chose to have their session at Heritage Lake in Coatsville, IN. I had never been to Heritage Lake, but it was worth the drive!!! The lake is huge and dotted with cute lake houses. Plus, it was the perfect foreground during the sunset.

Since this session fell at the end of the fall season, John and Krystyna picked classic fall outfits. John’s plaid shirts perfectly complimented Krystyna’s scarf and chic, black attire. Krystyna also rocked some awesome boots with both of her outfits!!! And since the trees still had colored leaves, we got a pop of color in the shots!

 

Krystyna and John, I am so excited for your wedding next year! It is going to be amazing (and hopefully warmer!) Your love for each other was so evident during your session! Your laughter and kindness reassures me that your marriage will be so wonderful! I pray that your friendship continues to flourish and grow during your engagement and marriage! I can’t wait to witness capture your big day!

 

Engaged couple smile at each other near lake.
Engaged bride looks at camera while groom smiles at her.
Engaged couple snuggle under tree.
Engaged bride and groom hold each other on balcony.
Engaged bride smiles at camera while groom smiles at her.
Bride and groom smile at each other while standing under tree.
Engaged couple smiles at camera during fall.
Engaged bride and groom smile at each other near lake during fall.
Bride-to-be looks at camera and smiles while cuddling with groom.
Engaged couple almos kiss at susnet.
Engaged couple laughs next to lake during fall.
Bride and groom smile at each other under fall tree.
Bride and groom-to-be lean foreheads together.
Engaged couple stands in field of tall grass at sunset.
Engaged couple cuddles in field of tall grass.
Engaged bride and groom smile at each other on beach.
Engaged couple stand on dock at sunset.
Engaged couple stand on beach at sunset.
Bride and groom smile at each other at sunset.
Bride-to-be looks down and smiles.
Engaged bride and groom smile at each other at sunset on beach.
Engaged couple stand on a pier and smile.
Engaged bride and groom smile and hug on a sunset beach.
Engaged couple cuddle at the end of a pier.
Engaged couple lean foreheads together.
Engaged couple smiles at the camera on a beach.
Engaged couple kisses at sunset on beach.
Bride looks over shoulder while couple stands on dock.
Engaged bride and groom laugh as they snuggle.
Engaged couple stand on beach and smile.
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NAVY AND GRAY WEDDING AT THE CARDINAL ROOM | SHELBY AND JARED

 

His hands shook. He had not been nervous until this very moment. His heart was beating faster and faster as the anticipation grew. He waited to see his bride for the first time for their Navy and Gray Wedding at The Cardinal Room. He had just seen her the day before. They were both so excited. And now, the excitement seemed to overwhelm him. He stood on the lawn as his family watched from the stairway. He could hear her footsteps behind him. She was getting closer. His body became tense. He was so ready to turn around. He was so ready to see his bride, his best friend. They had waited 7 years for this moment…

 

These are the moments we live for. The moments when our lives change forever. And for Shelby and Jared, it was 7 years in the making. They had become best friends in their high school theatre class. They had grown closer together and loved each other relentlessly over

the years. And through it all, they had continued to laugh together. This laughter and joy kept their love fresh, new, and exciting. It refined and strengthened their friendship into the relationship that would lead them to this marriage.

 

“And through it all, they had continued to laugh together.”

 

Jared and Shelby, the joy that emanated from your wedding was beautiful and infectious. You were both wore such ecstatic  and so excited the entirety of the day. I love that I was able to capture that for you. And, more importantly, I love you two. Ever since our first consultation, I have felt a connection with the two of you. I could see your adoration for each other, even from the beginning. And this view only grew in strength as we shot your engagement session and got to know one another. I have no doubts about your marriage. I know that your joy and friendship will continue to grow. It will keep you close as you continue through life as husband and wife. I am so happy for the two of you. And I am so thankful that I was able to witness your wedding day.

 

Rose gold engagement ring and wedding bands sit on brides shoes.
Bride and Bridesmaid's Wedding Dresses Hang during fall.
Bride looks over shoulder while getting ready.
Bride's wedding dress and jewelry
Groom puts on Ralph Lauren Polo Watch
Ralph Lauren Polo Watch Wedding gift in box.
Blush and Gold Wedding Details.
Wedding Dress Hangs on White Wall.
Bride looks over shoulder at white wedding venue.
The Cardinal Room Wedding Venue Ceremony space.
Bride looks at flowers under veil.
Blush Wedding Ballet Flats
Wedding Dress and Bridesmaids Dresses hang.
Bride holding Bouquet of Red Roses
Bride smiles at camera during portraits.
Wedding Makeup Bag sits next to Rose gold ballet flats.
Bride with red roses smiles at camera.
Wedding Details and a Ralph Lauren Polo Watch sit on white fabric.
The mother of the bride zips her wedding dress on wedding day.
Groom puts on cufflinks.
The Cardinal Room White Wedding Ceremony
Bride's pearls and wedding details.
Bride's mother zips her wedding dress.
Personalized Wedding Invitations
Bride looks down while getting ready for her wedding.
Bride looks over her shoulder.
Bride puts on her earrings on her wedding day.
Bridal Boquet of Red Roses
Bridesmaids help bride get ready.
Wedding Dress Hangs at The Cardinal Room.
Rose gold engagement ring and wedding bands.
Rose gold ballet flats and wedding makeup bag.
Bride looks out of window in bridal suite.
Bridal earrings and wedding bands sit on lace.
Bride plays with dress.
Bride looks over her shoulder and smiles.
Wedding dress Hangs at The Cardinal Room Wedding Venue.
Glitter Rose Gold Ballet Flats
Bride smiles at bridesmaids help her get ready.
Buttons on ivory lace wedding dress.
Bride looks down at flowers while under her veil.
Buttons on hanging Wedding Dress
Bride hugs her father after first look.
Groom looks down while buttoning suit
Groom waits to see his bride during first look.
Groom gasps during first look.
Groom buries his face in brides shoulder during first look.
Groom walks across lawn with his groomsmen.
Groom gets excited during first look.
Groom holds bride close.
Bride and Groom hug after first look.
Groom smiles and holds bride during first look.
Groom walks with groomsmen and looks to the side.
Bride and groom hug in open field.
Bride and Groom walk across green field.
Bridal Party Poses for Portraits at The Cardinal Room.
Bride and groom walk across open field.
Bridal Party Laughs Together.
Bride leans towards camera while groom holds her hand.
Bride and Groom hug after wedding ceremony.
Bride and groom laugh as they kiss.
Bride and groom softly smile and hug.
Groom Wraps his arms around bride's back.
Bride and Groom kiss and laugh in front of white building.
Bride holds boquet while standing with bridesmaids.
Wedding Invitation Suite
Bride and Groom Smile at the camera.
Bride smiles at camera while groom holds her.
Wedding Party Smiles for Portraits.
Bride smiles at camera while groom hugs her.
Bride and Groom Kiss
Bridal boquet during bride and groom portraits.
Wedding party laughs during portraits.
Bride and Groom kiss while the wedding party cheers!
Bride and groom kiss while she holds boquet.
Bride walks down aisle with father.
Bride and Groom Stand at Wedding Alter.
Grooms reads vows to bride.
Bride and groom kiss at wedding reception.
Table Number and Decorations
Groom lifts bride during their first dance.
Bride cheers at she kisses her groom.
Mr. and Mrs. Sign at Wedding Reception Table.

Vendors

Wedding Gown: The Wedding Studio
Bridesmaids Gowns: David’s Bridal
Makeup Artist: Dorothy Schultz
Catering: City Barbeque
Bakery: Brittany Nicholson
Invitations and Stationery: Basic Invite
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HUNDRED ACRE WOOD ENGAGEMENT SESSION | LINDSEY AND JOEY

I was thrilled to spend Saturday afternoon with Lindsey and Joey for their Hundred Acre Wood Engagement Session. To prevent any confusion, we did not travel to the magic land of “Winnie the Pooh!” (I wish!!) The Hundred Acre Wood is a large, wooded park connected to the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Lindsey and Joey actually picked this location because they love it the forest and the art that is placed throughout the park!
By chance, Saturday was one of the first cold days in Indianapolis this fall. And we were definitely not use to it! We shivered as we got out of our cars, but, thankfully, we soon became acclimated.  However, a huge plus of the cold was their classic fall attire!! They wore adorable jackets, and Lindsey wore a chunky scarf that was perfect for their session!! She even got her makeup professionally done by the Paul Mitchell Team in Indianapolis!
Once our session started, we walked to each location for their portraits! During our walks, conversation flowed freely and our laughter filled the cold air! And, to be honest, Lindsey and Joey are hilarious!! Their jokes were only slightly topped by the sweet glances and stolen kisses that they exchanged!! You could tell that they were truly enjoying themselves, and it showed in their images!!
Lindsey and Joey’s Hundred Acre Wood Engagement Session was perfect! Even though it was cold, I wouldn’t want it any other way! The images turned out beautifully, and we really enjoyed the session!! Lindsey and Joey aren’t getting married until next September, but I am so looking forward to capturing their big day!!
Engaged couple laughs while hugging.
Engaged couple holds hands while touching noses.
Closeup of engaged bride's makeup while hugging fiance.
Groom kisses fiancee on forehead.
Engaged couple smiles at camera during fall session.
Close up of engagement ring and scarf during session.
Engaged couple walks along riverbank duirng fall.
Bride and her fiance snuggle during engagement session.
Couple touches noses and holds hands.
Engaged couple leans in for kiss.
Engaged couple laughs while walking along riverbank.
Engaged couple laughs as they cuddle.
Bride wears engagement ring and holds scarf during session.
Bride-to-be looks over shoulder while holding hands with fiance.
Engaged couple stands on riverbank next to trees.
Bride-to-be smiles at camera while hugging fiance.
Bride-to-be looks down as fiance hugs her.
Engaged couple holds hands and kisses.
Bride and groom walk along riverbank during engagement pictures.
Engaged bride and groom cuddle during session.
Bride smiles at camera and fiance snuggles with her.
Couple cuddles during engagement session.
Engaged couple touches foreheads and laughs.
Engaged couple stands on red bridge.
Engaged couple stands on red bridge during fall.
Engaged couple kisses on riverbank.
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EAGLE CREEK STATE PARK ENGAGEMENT SESSION | JENA AND AUSTIN

It was a unusually warm fall day. The leaves were hues of yellow and red. And Jena and Austin were adorable during their Eagle Creek State Park Engagement Session….
Between the fall foliage and their cute outfits, Jena and Austin’s engagement session was colorful and bright! We arrived at the park when the sun was still high, so we concentrated our session under the beautiful changing leaves! Jena’s beautiful burgundy sweater matched her matted lips perfectly, and Austin was rocking his plaid shirt. But, friends, Jena and Austin truly made this session wonderful!! Despite the beauty around us, their personalities gave life and breath to their images.
Jena and Austin love to laugh together. It was evident from the moment we met at a Starbucks for our first meeting! Their joy and giggles fill a room with so much life, so I was ready to get them in front of the camera!!! Their images are a true testament to their love and enjoyable personalities.
However, the end of the session was the most interesting part of the session…. As we were about to make our way back to the main parking lot, I realized that my parking brake was stuck. Panicked, we kept trying to undo it. But every time we tried to release it, it was get farther stuck. Finally, thanks to some ingenuity and a lint roller (Yes, I am serious!!!), we were able to release the parking brake and drive safely back to their car!
Overall, Jena and Austin’s inside jokes and playfulness truly made our session such a lovely afternoon! They are so much fun, and I cannot wait for their wedding next year!!!
Couple walks during Eagle Creek State Park Engagement Session
Couple smiles at camera.
Couple laughs as they walk on forest path.
Couple almost kisses on forest path.
Couple laughs during fall engagement session.
Couple hugs and laughs together.
Couple walks on forest path during fall.
Couple laughs while walking during fall.
Couple smiles at each other during engagement session.
Couple stands on forest path and looks at each other.
Couple kisses on forest path.
Couple kisses during engagement session.
Couple touches foreheads together.
Couple smiles while sitting in field.
Couple laughs in field.
Couple looks at each other and laughs in fall field.
Couple smiles at camera in field.
Couple kisses in field.
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ROSE GOLD AND BURGUNDY WEDDING IN BEDFORD, IN | TROI AND JOHN

 

Troi and John’s Rose Gold and Burgundy Wedding at Guthrie Meadows B&B in Bedford, Indiana was a pure autumn delight! The ceremony and reception were both located on the property {which is unbelievable!!!!} When you first arrive at the venue, you are greeted by a large brick mansion with white accents and a lovely barn! The property alone is breathtaking, but the decor of the venue is beyond gorgeous. I am so glad that Troi picked this venue because it fit the style and atmosphere of their wedding perfectly!

 

Troi and John first met while attending high school together. Although they were in some of the same classes, they did not speak often. He even sat right in front of her in precalculus, and they still only spoke once!!! It wasn’t until after high school that they started dating. During their relationship, they have enjoyed hiking together with their dogs and going to the movies. They even developed some unique, annual traditions that they still enjoy.

 

One tradition is that John always surprises Troi with a special present at the bottom of her Christmas stocking. So, on Christmas Eve in 2016, Troi excitedly dug through her stocking. She knew there would be something special at the bottom, but she did not know how special. Once she reached the bottom, she pulled out a ring box!!!! It was then that John proposed and asked her to be his wife!!! What a way to celebrate Christmas and their love!!

 

Not only are Troi and John in love with each other, but they are also in love with laughter!! Their giggles could be heard the entire wedding day, and it was contagious!! You can truly tell that they are best friends!!! You only needed to see them together for a few minutes before knowing that their marriage would be filled with the same kind of joy!

 

Troi also loves to DIY, so she used her skills for her wedding! She designed and made her own bouquets and centerpieces. She also used her skills to embroider her own wedding Keds, and they are adorable!! Finally, the most meaningful design was her wedding dress. Her dress was her mother’s, and it perfectly complimented her big day!

 

Their big day started when the wedding party arrived at the B&B! When the bride arrived, she slipped into her gown while the rest of the wedding party put finishing details on the ceremony and reception site. After she was ready, we took a few portraits of the groom’s party and the bridal party before the first look!!! When we were prepping for the first look, I could feel the anticipation as John prepared to see his bride in her dress! And he did not disappoint!!! John’s face lit up with the sweetest smile when he first saw Troi! The adoration between the two easily led into bride and groom portraits before the ceremony.

 

The ceremony was very special to the couple. John’s brother, David, was the best man and the officiant, and Troi’s brother, Derrike, was the man of honor! The rest of the wedding party consisted of John and Troi’s best friends! After the ceremony, I snuck off with the bride and groom to take some sunset portraits!! This is one of my favorite traditions with my brides!! The images are always amazing and so sweet with the newly married couple!

 

Troi and John, thank you so much for letting me be apart of your wedding day!! It was an amazing experience, and I loved every second!! It is obvious that you are each other’s best friend. And I pray that your joy and laughter will continue throughout your marriage!!!

 

Wedding Program, Favor, and Veil lying on pink cloth.
Bride looks down and smiles.
Bride's earring on wedding day.
Old Barn Decorated for a Wedding
Wedding dress with personalized hanger hung on door.
Wedding dress with personalized hanger on door.
Groom straightens tie and looks down.
Groomsmen walk across lawn with sunglasses on.
Groom smiles at camera on wedding day.
Bride's Embroidered Pink Keds on top of veil.
Brick mansion with large tree in front at wedding venue.
Bride shows off her long train on her mother's gown.
Buttons on back of Wedding Dress
Closeup of Groom's shirt, tie, and suspenders.
Bridal Party Smiles at Camera while Dressed in Burgundy
Bride walks towards groom during first look.
Bride and Groom kiss at sunset.
Bride Laughs While Hugging Groom
Bride and groom pose for wedding pictures.
Bride and Groom Touch Foreheads and Smile
Bride looks at camera and groom looks at her.
Bride and Groom laugh on green lawn.
Bride and Groom walk on lawn at wedding.
Bride Smiles at Camera while Groom Hugs Her
Bride and Groom walk across lawn at Wedding
Engagement Ring and Wedding bands sit on wedding program.
Bride and groom touch foreheads.
Engagement ring is placed on wedding program.
Wedding Matchbook favor sits on wedding program.
Bride and Groom Look at each other while facing away from camera.
Bride and groom laugh as the kiss at sunset.
Wedding Invitation suite, veil, and shoes are all arranged for pictures.
Bride and Groom Touch Noses and smile.
Bride and Groom Kiss at Sunset
Engagement Ring and Wedding Band in Bridal Veil.
Bride and Groom Kiss at sunset on lawn.
Bride and groom laugh at sunset.
Mr. and Mrs. Cake Topper
Florals: LDFloral Design
Jeweler: Kay Jewelers
Invitations: CreatifDesigns4You
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AUTUMN SUNSET ENGAGEMENT SESSION | JENNIFER AND ROBBY

Jennifer and Robby’s autumn sunset engagement session was so gorgeous! The unique The sunset was worth the wait, the weather was wonderful, and Jennifer and Robby were excited!
The two arrived for their session dressed to impress!! And I loved it! They looked soooo good! We started our session in downtown Carmel, Indiana. The cute and sophisticated area was the perfect backdrop for their polished appearance. The adorable building and the grand, white palladium accented their outfits perfected!
After taking pictures downtown, we drove to Coxhall Gardens for the rest of their session! Coxhall Gardens is filled with open fields and the most amazing willow trees! Since sunset was in full swing, we decided to take some portraits with the sunset and willows in the background. And they are beautiful! I love the glow that it gives Jennifer and Robby!
After taking a few images in their dressy attire, they changed into cute fall outfits. We spent the rest of the time taking portraits in these outfits around the Gardens. We ended the night there, as the sun was well beneath the horizon.
BONUS: One of the most unique parts of this autumn sunset engagement session is Jennifer’s engagement ring!! It is a lovely blue sapphire center stone with a diamond halo!!! And it is completely GORGEOUS! You have to check it out {and drool a little 😉 }!!
Engaged Couple Walking Down Urban Path
Bride-to-be looks at camera and groom looks at her.
Engaged Couple Kissing in front of large white building
Engaged couple stand in front of white building.
Man and woman laugh while sitting on fountain.
Engaged man and woman kiss in front of white building.
Engaged couple laughs in urban setting.
Blue sapphire ring sitting on white cloth.
Engaged couple smiles while sitting at a cafe table.
Engaged man and woman hold eachother in urban setting.
Engaged Couple laughing together while sitting
Engaged couple kiss at sunset.
Engaged Couple smiles at camera during sunset.
Man and woman smile at each other at sunset.
Couple during Autumn Sunset Engagement Session
Man and Woman kiss in from of lake at sunset.
Engagement ring closeup while bride and groom hold hands.
Engaged couple stands in grass field at sunset.
Engaged couple stands in field at susnet.
Engaged man and woman touch foreheads and smile.
Woman looks at fiance and smiles.
Engagement ring on bride's hand.
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FALL SENIOR SESSION AT AVON TOWN HALL PARK | LOGAN

Simply put, Logan’s fall senior session at Avon Town Hall Park was easy. He was full of jokes and the time flew by! We laughed our way through his session, and I got some great images for his senior year.

The sky was extremely cloudy on the day of his session, so we took his portraits an hour earlier than we planned. I am thankful that we made that decision because the images turned out awesome!! Logan’s first outfit was a classic Ralph Lauren shirt. It was a great neutral choice that accented his hair and eyes. His second outfit was a University of Illinois shirt. He and his father are huge Illinois fans, so he had to represent during the session.

 

High school senior guy laughs while on bench.
High school senior smiles at camera from bench.
Senior guy looks at camera while sitting on bench.
Senior guy stands in front of lake during fall.
Senior guy with glasses sits on bench.
Senior guy smiles at the camera.
Senior guy with glasses looks up.
Senior guys smiles in front of lake.
High school senior looks at camera for pictures.
Senior guy stands in front of lake during fall.
Senior guy looks at camera.
Senior guy sits on ground and smiles.
Senior guy sits on ground in front of lake.
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AUTUMN RAIN ENGAGEMENT SESSION IN ZIONSVILLE | TAYLOR AND LUIS

The light rain hit the pavement as we walked through downtown Zionsville. Everything seemed to shimmer as the light reflected off of the rain. The anticipation of the session grew and grew as we arrived at our first location. We stood under an awning to talk about our plan before we stepped out to start the session…..
Taylor and Luis’ Autumn Rain Engagement Session in Zionsville was anything but ordinary. The calm rain throughout the downtown area provided a unique opportunity for a lot of laughs and a cute, clear umbrella! Taylor’s best friend, Brooke, also joined us for the session, and, friends, it was a blast!
Downtown Zionsville was our first location for Taylor and Luis’ Engagement Session. If you have not been to downtown Zionsville, it is a must. Cute shops and restaurants line the brick pavement of Main Street, and the majority of the shops and houses are also adorned with adorable picket fences. Taylor and Luis specifically picked this location because of its’ quaint charm and character.
During the shoot, our first priority was to keep Taylor and Luis dry! So the clear umbrella was our go-to accessory!!! The umbrella was passed between Luis and Taylor’s best friend, Brooke, throughout the session. In many of the images, Brooke is holding the umbrella right outside of the frame, so Taylor and Luis wouldn’t get wet! {And she did an AWESOME job! I really don’t know what we would have done without her help!}
Despite the rain continuing, we spent most of our session in the downtown area because it was so perfect. And these images are some of my favorite engagement pictures to date!!! Taylor and Luis had to stay close while under the umbrella, and it made the images so romantic and dreamy!!! Plus, the extra shine on the streets added such an airy effect to the town!!!
After such a fun time in Zionsville, we decided to go ahead and drive to our second location, Coxhall Gardens. On our way there, it started to rain a little heavier. As a result, we decided to head to the amphitheatre at the gardens and take portraits under the beautiful stone gazebo. However, there was a surprise engagement happening at the gazebo when we arrived!!! We decided to let them have some time alone, and we walked to the Coxhall Mansion to take a few portraits in the meantime. After the surprise engagement was complete {Yay for them!!!}, we finished our session at the stone gazebo!
This autumn rain engagement session in Zionsville proved to be so much better than any of us anticipated!!! Taylor and Luis laughed so much during this session, and Brooke brought the music and the jokes! Overall, I am in love with these pictures and this couple!!!! I cannot wait to shoot their wedding next year!!! They are so incredibly sweet to one another, and I am so glad that I was able to capture this special time for them!!!
Engaged couple smiles under umbrella in downtown.
Engaged couple look down while smiling.
Engaged couple kisses under umbrella.
Bride and groom hug on brick street.
Bride smiles at camera and groom leans on her.
Bride softly smiles during engagement pictures.
Engaged couple face away from camera on downtown street.
Engagd couple puts foreheads together under unbrella.
Bride smiles at camera during engagement pictures.
Engagement ring on bride's finger.
Engaged couple snuggles on downtown street.
Engaged couple kiss while in ampitheatre.
Engaged couple touches forheads while facing away from camera.
Engaged couple holds each other and laughs.
Engaged couple kiss on downtown brick street.
Engaged couple smile at camera while in ampitheatre.
Groom leans bride back and kisses her.
Bride and groom smile while looking down.
Groom leans bride back during engagement pictures.
Engaged couple kisses on downtown brick street.
Bride smiles while groom holds umbrella.
Bride and groom laugh during urban engagement pictures.
Bride smiles at camera while groom smiles at her.
Bride-to-be faces away from camera as couple hugs.
Engaged couple kiss on downtown street.
Bride and groom laugh under umbrella.
Bride and groom look down as they cuddle.
Bride laughs towards camera while groom holds umbrella.
Bride and groom kiss under umbrella on downtown street.
Bride holds onto groom as they snuggle.
Hair Artist: Brooke Wilson Hair
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NATURAL SENIOR SESSION AT McCLOUD NATURE PARK | RACHEL

The breeze was gently blowing on this crisp night. The air smelled of campfires that were being built by campers before sunset. The water was cold and the sunset was golden. Friends, fall is coming!!! And Rachel’s senior session is proof! The sweaters, cool weather, and glowing yellow trees were all part of her natural senior session at McCloud Nature Park!!
We started Rachel’s session in the fields of McCloud park. She wore sweaters and jackets because she loves fall!! {Just like me!!!} After the fields, we moved closer to the river, where the beautiful yellow reflected into the water!! It was gorgeous, and made for such a pretty pop of color next to the riverbank!
Finally, Rachel changed into a cute floral dress with a green cardigan to match! We first took pictures on a large bridge. Rachel really wanted pictures on the bridge, and I am so glad! This bridge was perfect for her session! The open top allowed the beautiful, soft light from sunset to make these images amazing.
After the bridge, we ventured to a field with grass taller than us. It was so fun to take pictures through the grass. Finally, we ended Rachel’s senior session in another field with the sunset peering through the trees. It was a beautiful sunset and a beautiful ending to our night!
Girl in white sweater stands near river.
Senior girl takes pictures during fall.
Girl in white sweater stands in front of river.
Senior girl smiles at camera with river background.
Senior girl stands in front of river and smiles at camera.
Senior girl looks over shoulder during fall.
Senior girl smiles with hand in her hair.
Girl stands near river and looks at camera.
Senior girl smiles at ground in front of river.
Senior girl sits on sand and looks up at camera.
Senior girl stands on bridge during fall.
Girl looks at camera and smiles while on bridge.
Senior girl in dress looks at bridge.
Girl smiles over shoulder during senior pictures.
Girl looks up at camera.
Girl in green cardigan looks at ground.
Girl in dress stands on bridge.
Senior girl stands in field at sunset and smiles.
Senior girl smiles in field of grass.
Senior girl looks off camera while in field.
Senior girl laughs towards camera in field.
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DREAMY GARDEN AND URBAN SENIOR SESSION | BRIDGET

Friends, I called this the dreamy garden and urban senior session, and I meant every word. Bridget and her mother did an AMAZING job picking the locations for her session! We had such diverse locations to choose from at Avon Gardens and downtown Zionsville, and it turned out gorgeous!!!
Bridget’s senior session began at Avon Gardens, where she wore a lovely floral dress from Ella Mae’s Boutique. The soft lavender was perfect with her brown hair, and the gorgeous print made it pop! We had such a fun time enjoying the gardens while we shot there. The weather was cool and the light was gorgeous the entire time! Plus, everywhere we turned there was a different setting that made such a beautiful backdrop!
After shooting at Avon Gardens, we hopped in the car and made our way to the quaint suburb of Zionsville. Bridget had told me that she wanted pictures with the brick road in the cute downtown area, so we focused on getting those shots first! Bridget’s mother acted as our lookout while Bridget and I would {safely} get a few shots during lulls in traffic.
After we got some stunning images on the main street, I had an idea. A few metal chairs were sitting on the sidewalk next to a less-traveled side street. I pulled one of the chairs into the middle of the deserted road, so we could take a few more portraits before the light was gone. And I have to admit, these images are some of my favorite. The light was so soft and flattering that these pictures are simply breathtaking. It was a wonderful way to end our session.
I am so glad that I had the chance to work with Bridget for her senior session! Her sweet disposition and eagerness to laugh made it so easy to capture beautiful images that her and her family can treasure. Plus, she picked amazing outfits, locations, and the perfect time of year!!!
Senior girl stands on bridge at Avon Gardens
Girl wearing high heels walks along brick path.
Senior girls stands on garden path with hand on hip.
Senior girl stands on garden path and plays with hair.
Senior model has head propped on chair looking away from camera.
Senior girl leans over bridge railing and smiles.
Senior girl smiles off camera while standing in garden.
Indianapolis senior girl sits in chair and smiles in garden.
Senior girl smiles while standing on garden path.
Senior girl smiles during downtown sunset.
High School Senior looks at ground with hand in hair.
Senior girl smiles at camera during sunset.
Senior girl has one hand on hip and looks at camera.
Senior girl smiles while downtown during susnet.
Senior girl looks off camera at sunset.
Senior girl looks at ground and smiles.
Senior girls stands with hands in back pockets at sunset.
Senior girl sits in chair and smiles off camera.
Senior girl in purple shirt stands on downtown brick road.
Senior girl stands on brick road in Zionsville.
Senior girl looks at camera and smiles.
Senior girl smiles on brick road in Zionsivlle.
High school senior sits in chair and smiles at camera.
Senior girls laughs and leans towards camera.
Senior girls stands on brick street and smiles at sunset.
Senior girl looks off camera in downtown setting.
Indianapolis senior girl smiles while sitting in metal chair.
Senior girl smiles while sitting in chair downtown.