Katherine and Daniel | Evansville Indiana Wedding Photographer

We walked Daniel towards Katherine with a makeshift blindfold, making sure we didn't ruin the mystery with a sneak preview. As they kept their eyes shut tight, they squeezed each others hands and prayed together, preparing for the big moment to come. Today they vowed to spend forever together!

Katherine and Daniel were married at Victoria National Golf Course in Newburgh, Indiana, and the weather could not have been more perfect. I love shooting there because of the gorgeous scenery, unique spots like the foot bridges, and the gorgeous natural light inside and out! Katherine's an interior designer so the room was over the top perfect, adorned with a single rose at every place setting.  A small group of their closest friends and family attended and surrounded them with love. Katherine and Daniel's big day couldn't have been more perfect.

The two met after Katherine's mom introduced them, which is a good reminder to always listen to your mother. Katherine wanted to make sure we included her adorable dog, Odie, in some of her wedding photos so we, of course, got the cutest pictures of those two before the ceremony. Katherine and Daniel decided against having a bridal party, instead including their friends and family; keeping the ceremony and reception simple, beautiful, and intimate, just like their love.

Katherine and Daniel, your love is so honest, real, and pure.  I loved getting to know you both, and documenting your wedding day was such an honor.  I wish you nothing but happiness in the years to come! 

Lacey and Jon Maternity | Evansville Indiana Photography

Lacey and Jon have been married for three years next Monday! It seems like just yesterday I was photographing their engagement and wedding! When Lacey let me know she was pregnant, I was over the moon for her! They'd been dreaming of a sweet baby, and these two are going to make amazing parents.

I feel so blessed to be photographing all the excitement as they're preparing for sweet Ava's arrival. Lacey’s my cousin, so we’ve known each other forever and I’m personally praying that this sweet baby girl has gorgeous curls like her momma! Lacey was the most adorable baby!! 

Lacey and Jon are the perfect pair; they’re silly, sweet, and their love for one another is contagious. Their commitment and dedication to each other is going to make them amazing parents! I know their sweet baby girl is going to be surrounded with so much love! 

Lacey and Jon, I'm so happy for you two! I can't wait for Ava's arrival in September! 

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Elizabeth and Brad | Evansville Indiana Wedding Photography

We met with Elizabeth as she and her bridesmaids put on their finishing touches. Elizabeth gushed about how excited she was to open Brad's letter, and to meet him at the end of the aisle. Watching these two get married, I just couldn't stop myself from smiling the entire time. Good Shepherd Church was filled with so much love, not only from Elizabeth and Brad, but all of their friends and family too!

After the ceremony we headed out to The Discovery Lodge for the reception! I adore shooting at Burdette Park because of all the amazing light! One of my favorite parts of getting to know my couples is finding out their love story. Elizabeth and Brad have been friends for years. At first they told everyone, and themselves, that they were just best friends. But slowly things changed and they eventually started dating. They've been in love ever since! Elizabeth and Brad are both amazing people, but together they're perfect. I believe marrying your best friend is most people's dream!  These two are lucky enough to be living out that dream each day!

Elizabeth and Brad, I am so overjoyed for both of you! I am so thrilled you chose me to help you document your special day, and I can't wait to see what life has in store for both of you!

Sara and Nathan Maternity | Evansville Indiana Photography

Sara's about one month out from her due date and I couldn't be more excited to meet her little mister, I loved getting to spend the day with her! 

After we had lunch we headed up to her house to hang out for a bit before the session.  She walked me through his nursery and we Oooed and Awwed over every adorable tiny outfit! We chatted about what his name might be and how fast he's growing. I can't wait to watch her become a Momma, and I already know she's going to teach me so much. 

Sara and Nathan live in the country on a beautiful lake!  We photographed around their property and at Sara's Dad's house. What a perfect place for a little boy to grow up; surrounded by family with room to run! This time last year these two had just purchased that house and were prepping for their wedding; oh how much can change in a year! Now they're preparing for their sweet boy!!

Sara, the past year has brought so much excitement and so many blessings! I'm so thankful to get to do life with you! You and Nathan are going to make such amazing parents! 

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make up: Kana Brown- The Beauty Room

Chase and Judy Wedding Reception | Evansville Indiana Wedding Photography

I walked into the wedding reception and Judy was beaming with joy, which is pretty much her natural state. I noticed Chase on the other side of the room quietly watching his wife and peacefully mingling with family. That man is always looking her way with eyes full of love! 

Since the wedding in December, Judy had cut her hair and picked out the most beautiful reception dress, which made me totally excited to get some more really amazing wedding photos! We headed out to take pictures in front of the historic Grey Hound Station, and I couldn't help but think these two looked like a beautiful vintage postcard-- up-cycled extra stylish! My favorite thing about these two is their love and flare! 

After toasts, first dances and a nibble of cake the dance floor opened up! When the music tempo picked up, Chase instantly spun Judy around making her laugh in a way that made the room light up! Dancing is Judy's jam and Chase matches her step for step! These two are the perfect balance like the the sun and moon or the ocean and the shore! 

To the new Mr. and Mrs. Savage, Thanks for letting me share in year of wedding festivities! Its been so much fun! 

Mr. and Mrs. Savage gave an incredibly touching toast to married couple! Celebrating your only son's marriage calls for tears, cheers and so much love! 

Watching My Best Friend Become a Bride | Evansville Indiana Wedding Photographer

I'm photographing my best friend's maternity session today, and before I get into how excited I am to be an auntie and what an amazing mother I know this gem of a woman is going to be, I first wanted to throw back and talk about how magical it felt to watch her become a wife. 

When Sara's happy she glows, and on her wedding day literally she radiated happiness. The kind that's contagious, and makes you feel warm and fuzzy. She was a stunning bride.

With misty eyes and a full heart I watched as she promised her heart to a man that complements her perfectly; they’re a team.  I snuck in a couple sunset pictures of the two of them, and loved watching the joy.  As she threw her head back and giggled, I thought about what a blessing it is to know your best friend has found the love of her life. 

As a photographer sometimes its hard for me to be a wedding guest, and at the reception Sara teased me to put down my camera and be present.  For most of the night I did, but there were a couple moments where I had to freeze that magical joy.  '

Now in the weeks to come, brace yourself for an abundance of adorable pictures of my favorite little growing family. I can't wait for him to make his arrival; she's due on my birthday! Eeeeeeeeeee! 

Sara, you’re going to be an amazing momma. I know you and Nathan are going to love that baby with the same fierceness that you love each other, and I’m so happy for you. I know watching you become a mother is going to be as enchanting as watching you become a wife. Cheers to the next season and even more joy! 

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Taylor and Andrew Engagement | Evansville Indiana Engagement Photography

Taylor and Andrew looked at each other and immediately started giggling. These two were constantly smiling and laughing with each other the entire shoot, as a result so many of my favorite pictures are candids!

We started the shoot in downtown Newburgh, and had absolutely amazing weather! The plants and trees there create some of my favorite backdrops. Taylor and Andrew were friends before they dated, which makes their connection even stronger. They bonded over stargazing on Taylor's parents' land, so we photographed some of the session there to celebrate those memories.

Taylor and I both love horses, and I was so happy when she told me she wanted to include some of her family horses in the shoot! Taylor jumped the fence with ease, even in her dress and heels. The horses' curiosity kept them close while Taylor and Andrew laughed and danced in the field, and with gorgeous lighting, green pastures, and the horses weaving in and out of the background, it was straight out of a dream!

Taylor and Andrew, I loved getting to know you both! This shoot was so much fun, and I can't wait to shoot your wedding!

Adrienne and Zach Engagement | Evansville Indiana Photographer

Adrienne and Zach tenderly held hands as we searched for the perfect floral backgrounds for our next shot. They exchanged glances as we walked, with so much love and happiness you couldn't help but smile yourself. I love shooting in downtown Newburgh, especially in the spring, this day the weather was so temperate! Adrienne picked flawless dresses to pair with the lush scenery and the images turned out dreamy!  

These two are definitely proof that if your friends know you well enough, set-ups can turn into happily ever after! One of Adrienne's friends introduced them and it lead to many dates, and an amazing proposal and a fall wedding at the Evansville Country Club I'm very much looking forward to! 

Adrienne and Zach, I adored this shoot, and I am so happy to be on your wedding journey with you! Wishing you all the luck as you search for your dream house and continue with all the wedding plans! Thank you for choosing me to document such an exciting season, and I can't wait for your wedding! 

Kendra and Nic Engagement | Evansville Indiana Wedding Photographer

Nic looked at Kendra the way girls everywhere want to be looked at as we began shooting their session. Kendra looked back at him with a knowing smile, and you could tell he made her feel safe and happy. These two met at CrossFit a few years ago. Nic helped her clean up her weights, and when they went on their first date, and barely ate because they were so busy talking. With Kendra's help Nic learned sign language so they could talk more easily, and their connection became even stronger. Seeing them interact is truly like you're watching a romantic movie, because they seem to have their own private world.

Kendra and Nic decided to have their session right in the heart of downtown Evansville, taking advantage of the perfect weather, and the beautiful spring foliage! As we walked through the neighborhoods, we got to really appreciate the fact that we live in such a gorgeous and historic city!

Kendra and Nic, I am so glad I got the chance to know both of you better! I had such a great time at our session, and I can't wait to shoot your wedding!

Erika and Dane Engagement | New Harmony Indiana Wedding Photography

Erika and Dane walked in for their sessions with giant grins. They had just got back from lunch and told me they had taken the day off to just spend it together.  When Dane saw Erika after she was done getting her hair and makeup done by the ASP glam squad, his first words were, "You're just too gorgeous!" It's apparent how much these two love and value each other! 

Erika and Dane met in college, and have been inseparable ever since. They both work in physical therapy, and graduated with the same undergraduate degree! How perfect they each had a cute study buddy to get through college! They are not only babes by themselves, but together they are almost too perfect to handle. Whether it's playing jokes on each other or just telling them, Erika and Dane seem to always be smiling and laughing.  It's easy to see what drew them together. 

Erika and Dane, I loved getting to know you better and taking your engagement photos! I know you had your heart set on a New Harmony engagement session and it couldn't have been a more perfect day! I am so happy that I get to document your journey, and I can't wait to photograph your wedding!