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I can’t say enough good things about Micaela and Steve.  They are the most fun, laid back couple.  From start to finish their day was effortless and a total blast.  We hopped around the city taking photos and sipping mini bottles of champagne (well, not me but you get the idea).  There was some impromptu drum-line dancing and a whole lot of laughter.  And don’t even get me started on the reception.  There were literal *gasps* when people walked into that room.  It was like something out of a dream.  Between the stained glass windows and the impeccable style it was so perfectly done.  Moral of the story, from start to finish Micaela and Steve’s day was nothing short of amazing.  Not to mention so. much. fun!

 

Micaela and Steve – thank you for including me in your special day.  I’m so grateful I got to be a part of it!  I wish you guys so much happiness and can’t wait to see you the next time you’re in Indy!!!!

 

 

A HUGE thank you to my second shooter, Audrey Simper, for all her help!

And another giant thank you to all the vendors that made this day happen:

Wedding Planner: Michelle Speight  |  Florist: Into the Woods  |  Venue: The University Club of Chicago  |  DJ/Band: TVK Orchestra  |  Dress brand: Lela Rose  |  Makeup: Cait Clark  |  Hair: Jen Hayes

 

If I had to sum up Molly and Eric in one word it would be fun.  So.  Much.  Fun.  From the second I walked in that adorable little pool house to the last epic dance move – their day was an absolute blast.  Think…champagne, horses, cowboy boots, stuffed chickens, school buses, non-stop laughing, donuts, dance moves, some more dance moves, and then some more really epic dance moves.  The whole thing was just so much fun.

Eric is so unapologetically himself and isn’t afraid to be the life of the party.  And Molly is the perfect combination of sweet and sass which just makes you love her so much.  Together they perfectly compliment everything about the other and I’d be lying if I didn’t say you instantly want to be their best friend.  And don’t even get me started on Moose…their incredible Chihuahua/Weiner dog mix.  He was just the icing on top of a truly magical cake.

 

Molly and Eric…thank you so much for including me in your day.  I’m serious when I say I want to be best friends.  Like stat.  😉  It was one of the most fun days I’ve ever been a part of and I am so, so, so grateful I got to be even a small part of it.  Love you both so much!!!!!!!!

 

 

A HUGE thank you to my second shooter Audrey Simper!

And another big thanks to all the vendors that made this day happen!

Venue:Northfork Farm  |  Florist: Jewel- Osco  |  Caterer:Uncle Bubs BBQ  |  Hair/Makeup:Salon Rhapsody

 

I’ve been staring at my computer screen for 30 minutes now because I can’t for the life of me think of words that would do justice to this day or just to Catherine and Andrew as people.  But I am going to try…

 

When I think of Catherine and Andrew’s day the first thing that comes to my mind is magic.  Pure magic.  I have never met two people who connect and feel more than these two.  Who love each other so much that it literally touches every person around them.  Near or far.  Every single second of their day was filled with this incredible amount of emotion.  From every person, in so many different ways.  Between the beauty of that cliff overlooking the Rhode Island coast to the love that was so obviously present between them and every single person who was there.  It was just plain magic.

 

I feel incredibly lucky to do what I do.  And I whole-heartedly believe Catherine and Andrew were meant to be in my life.  I believe they are meant to be in the lives of every person who knows them.  Their love is inspiring and genuine and something that reminds you to love harder and deeper and in a way that is so different.  But so necessary.  I’ve witnessed a lot of love stories and this one touched me in a way that I will not soon forget.  And while I know my words don’t do it justice…hopefully their photos will.

 

Catherine and Andrew…I don’t even know where to start but just know how much I love you both.  Thank you for bringing me into your lives and sharing your amazing day with me.  I assure you it is one I will never forget.  You guys are incredibly special and I am so, so grateful to have you in my life.  xoxoxoxo

 

A huge thank you to my second shooter, Marina Baklanova!

 

And thank you to all the vendors who made this day happen!

Venue: OceanCliff Hotel and Resort  |  Florist: Golden Gate Studios  |  Caterer: OceanCliff Hotel and Resort  |  DJ/Band: Evolution Entertainment  |  Dress brand: Sottero Midgley  |  Cake: Mad Hatter Bakery  |  Videographer: Artistic Wedding Films  |  Hair/Makeup: Danielle Keefe Artistry

 

First off…I love these two so much.  More on that in a second.  Second…Indiana seriously has THE BEST LIGHT EVER.  Ok…rant over.  But seriously…since moving here, every single night is like the perfect mother nature love tap.  My only regret is that we can’t fully see the sunset from our backyard.  Next house…

 

Back to Julie and Jim.  I mentioned a few posts ago about the struggles of making new friends when you move to a new place.  I swear I have been the luckiest because this move has introduced me to so many great people.  Including Julie and Jim.  From our first glass of wine at Binkley’s to our epic Liar’s Dice battle a few weeks ago…all the time I spend with them is just the best.  We had such a blast at their engagement session laughing non-stop, commiserating over home ownership and brainstorming wedding hash tags.  They are just all around great people and I feel so lucky to call them friends.  Now let the countdown begin for what is sure to be their epic wedding day.  I, for one, can’t wait!!!!

 

Where do I even start?  I love Bre and Jono so much it hurts.  They are two of the kindest, sweetest most genuine people I have had the pleasure of meeting.  From our first phone call to their engagement session to the most perfect wedding day ever…they have been nothing but pure joy to work with.  It doesn’t take more than two seconds with them to know they are most definitely meant to be.  They fit perfectly together in every way and selfishly…I’m so grateful I got the chance to document just a little piece of it.  Just like them, their day was nothing short of incredible.  Start to finish, it was something out of a dream.  The most perfect Indiana day.  An incredible venue (The Biltwell is AMAZING for any Indy brides out there looking for a unique, downtown venue).  Every detail so perfect I could have literally died.  Friends and family that filled that room with so much love and a couple that reminds me in every way why I do what I do.

 

Bre and Jono…I don’t even know where to start to say thank you for including me in your day.  It was one I will never forget.  I wish you guys lived closer because we would be double dating, stat!  But don’t think I won’t fly out to Brooklyn to photograph your life as it unfolds.  Love you both to death and I honestly couldn’t be happier for you!  xo

 

A HUGE thank you to my second shooter, Lane Lewis, for all her amazing help.  I couldn’t have done it without her!!

And another giant thank you to all the vendors that made this day happen:

Venue: The Biltwell Event Center  |  Church: Sacred Heart Catholic Church  |  Florist: JP Parker  |  Caterer: Hoaglin Catering  |  DJ/Band: Joel from Track 7 DJ  |  Dress brand: Paloma Blanca & Pronovias  |  Cake: Megan Davis  |  Videographer: Blushing Films  |  Hair: Katie Himes Smith from Salon on the Green  |  Makeup: Jackie Arnoldy  |  Cookie Favors: Cookies by Coco