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    Three Years.

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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

 

What do you get when you combine a perfect Indiana day, an apple orchard and the sweetest couple you could ever imagine.  Kristy and Nick’s perfect wedding day.  I loved the how much sentimentality their day held.  From getting ready in Kristy’s childhood home to the first look in the apple orchard her dad planted by hand.  Every touch was so thoughtful and made their day even more special.  It was full of friends and family and so much love.  I feel so lucky to get to work with people that make my job so easy and effortless.  Kristy and Nick…thank you for letting me be a part of your day.  It was magical.  I wish you guys a lifetime of happiness.  <3

 

 

When you move to a new place (or in my case an old place that is all the sudden new again)…making friends is hard.  A part you kind of goes through that whole high school thing where you are trying desperately to see where you fit in and just pray that you don’t end up eating alone at the lunch table.  Luckily for me I have the world’s best sister-in-law who took me under her wing and introduced me to some truly awesome people.  A year ago I would have sworn to you I’d never make friends and was going to drink wine alone on my patio forever.  But as I sit here now, I feel so incredibly lucky to have made some really amazing friends.  One of which is Meghan.  Who is quite possibly the kindest, sweetest person alive.  So when Kaitlyn was born and she asked me to take newborn photos I was not only so excited but incredibly flattered.  Their family couldn’t be more perfect and I’m so honored that I got to document this perfect time in their lives.  Without further adieu…meet Kaitlyn.