This senior session was OH so fun! Not to mention Jackie is just absolutely gorgeous! Everything coordinated so well; this shoot really couldn’t have gone any better. It was even supposed to rain and we got some gorgeous sunshine for the full two hours! And seriously, the tree we found at the end was the most fantastic photo prop I’ve ever had. Enjoy!
Warning: this will be one of the longest photo posts I’ve done..I’m practically sharing every single picture from this wedding. It was freaking gorgeous.
Tanner and Kaelyn met in second grade. Cutest thing ever. When you look through the photos, note the pearl necklace Kaelyn is wearing. Tanner bought it for her in second grade. Also note the flower girl’s pearl necklace..he bought it for his new niece just so she could wear it for the wedding as well. Guys..there was so much love in this wedding, so many sweet details, I couldn’t take enough photos.
I’ve known Kaelyn for a few years; we worked together at CCU in the admissions department, and if there is anything I could say about her, it’s that she’s the most upbeat, positive, kind person you’ll ever meet. And Tanner, I’ve only met him twice; the first time for engagement pictures and then for their wedding, but in those two meetings I learned enough about him to know he’s such a southern gentleman. These two were brought together by the Lord, there’s no doubt about that.
Literally, I cried while editing these. Mostly because I was there, I saw all the emotions and sweet looks, and that’s just what photos do: they bring you back to that moment. But I hope as you look through these, you get a sense of that emotion, and how much fun it was to be there on their wedding day when they’ve pretty much been waiting to get married since the second grade. (Just let it sink in how adorable that is.) ❤
What a great time with this girl! Due to flowers not blooming in our original location she had to be flexible with me to find a new spot, and we ended up at Apple Works Orchard..really, I’m so glad it turned out this way because it was just gorgeous there! I had so much fun getting to know this sweet senior! Come fall, she’ll be going to school in St. Louis to study psychology, but for now she’s in her last weeks at Center Grove. She plays violin..she even played a few lovely notes for me so I could take some photos 🙂 And seriously, she’s got the best smile..she said it’s because of many years of braces, but I think that sweet smile just comes naturally 🙂
Heather is one of the seniors in our youth group, and we love having her! When you first meet her, you might think she’s on the quiet side, but take her picture for two hours and you find this adorable, bubbly girl with a great sense of humor! I had so much fun driving around Franklin with her, talking about life and school, her missions trip to Nepal (SO awesome.) and laughing about pretty much everything. The best yet was how great she was in front of a camera. A lot of seniors are nervous or awkward…not so with Heather. This girl knew how to work it! 🙂
I had the privilege of shooting some head shots for a business this week! Financial Plans & Strategies is an investment company here in Greenwood..they do an awesome job of bringing you in, making you feel welcome, and helping you understand money. Definitely what the majority of people are looking for when trying to find a good business to help them invest. I’m really excited about how this shoot turned out..I’ve only done a few corporate jobs and this one has been one of my favorites! Check it out, and if you’re a business in the Indianapolis area looking for some fresh photos, let me know and I would love to meet up with you!
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Meet Chad and Sara. Some of the sweetest, most loving and kind people you’ll ever know. They joined us in Indy back in the late fall after moving from Georgia (from gorgeous southern land to flat farms, what were they thinking??) so Chad could join my husband in youth ministry at our church. Let me tell you, I am so thankful for these two! As soon as they moved here, I felt like I connected with them almost immediately. They’re always finding a reason for joy, always encouraging, always blessing others. They love coffee, they have the most adorable labradoodle named Ralph, and they are always up for an adventure. I’d say that’s a fantastic start for building a friendship 😉
I was so excited when Chad asked me to take some photos of the two of them for Valentine’s day (although we took them much later, obviously, since it was so stinking cold in February!). We ventured out with the sunrise, a first for me since most people prefer sunset, and I am SO glad we did! Sunsets are great and all, with their orange glow in that golden hour, but there was something so much softer about the sunrise. It has a totally different look, and when you’ve caught the best of the sun, you still have light to work with so you aren’t rushing for time! It made for a great, relaxed (albeit a bit chilly) morning with great friends, complete with coffee and breakfast afterwards. What more could I ask for?
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I really can’t believe it’s been a year since our wedding. People say the first year goes fast but holy cow. Fast is an understatement. From the honeymoon, to moving out of our apartment and into our first home, to getting our crazy dog, Rue, and to all the mini-trips, this year has just flown. We are past the newlywed stage for good..no more “aww, so fresh” comments. Now it’s onto the “ohh, babies anytime soon?” comments. (Which happens all the time).
We decided it would be a great idea to get away for a few days to celebrate this milestone and to just spend some time alone together. Being in ministry, you don’t get a ton of that alone time, so we figured this was the perfect chance to take a break and refresh. What better place than a secluded cabin in Brown County, Indiana. Seriously, I was throwing a tantrum when we had to leave this morning..it was that great. God blessed us with perfect weather (a lovely 70 degrees and sunny) so we were able to get out and hike, shop, explore..all that fun stuff! I thought I’d share some of the photos from our trip, since that’s kinda what I do 🙂
downtown Nashville (Indiana, not Tennessee), a quick trip to the national park & our lovely cabin
I got up with the sun to get some sunrise shots..so worth it. We made breakfast and relaxed before heading off for a morning of hiking in the park. It was so perfect outside, didn’t even need a jacket. Then we finished the day off with a trip to the town for dinner. (Which, if you ever go to Brown County, be forewarned that it’s kind of an old people town. Everything was closed so we ended up having to eat at this old country restaurant that was closing in 20 minutes…we still had fun though.. haha)
Today..SO not ready to leave. After the little heat wave, it stormed all night and then snowed this morning. It was so pretty in the cabin, though. We packed up, headed back to town and finished our getaway with coffee and breakfast at this cute little coffee shop called the Daily Grind.
Really, this post is more for myself. Matt and I had so much fun this weekend, I’d do it again in a heartbeat. There is so much to say about our first year, I’ll have to do it in another post I guess. But at least I found some time to share the photos! 🙂