Johnny + Erica: Engaged – Indianapolis Motor Speedway Engagement Photos


Let me start this by explaining just how important the Indy 500 is to Hoosiers.  Ok…maybe not all of them – but most of them.  It’s a tradition that we take very seriously and when you step foot in Indy, Race Day is like our own personal version of Christmas.  And if Race Day is like Christmas, the track is like Santa Claus.  This magical place where so much tradition lives.  Where endless amounts of fun has been had and memories have been made. Bottom line…it’s a very, very special place.  So when Erica emailed me that we might be doing their engagement session at the track I literally almost died.  Followed by extreme stress  because how do I document just how big and meaningful this place is?!  But I was up for the task.


As we pulled in we met the security guard who was going to show us around.  As we pulled onto the track (about 20 feet from where we were going to start) the security guard asked us if we wanted to get started or do a lap first.  We all tried to control ourselves and very calmly said…a lap.  A lap would be good.  So the three of us took a lap around the *$@#ing track which is one of the coolest things I’ve ever done.  All while trying to remain calm because holy sh*t that just happened.  And then compose ourselves because, oh yeah, we have photos to take.  I literally was like a little kid in a candy store.  There were times I think I forgot to breathe because I was out of breath for most of our session.  It was like one cool, amazing thing after another and all three of us basically couldn’t believed this was real life.


We ended the night on the top of the Pagoda (like where the snipers sit, Carl to be specific) followed by some celebratory beers in Speedway.  It was truly one of the greatest days ever.  If I’m being honest, I’m still kind of on cloud nine about it all.  But enough from me…here’s just a little piece of the magic we created that night…




  • Julie Moeder - August 30, 2017 - 10:36 pm

    Too cute! Great pics!!!ReplyCancel

  • Dara Jones - August 31, 2017 - 7:18 pm

    Love these pics!! ❣️ReplyCancel

  • Kellie Urban - January 3, 2018 - 2:51 pm

    Hi there! I have been searching and searching to figure out how to get access to the track to have engagement pictures done early spring before racing season starts! My fiancé and I have dreamed of doing this but I cannot get anyone to return my phone calls regarding this. Would you happen to have an idea of how to gain access to the track and if so would you be interested in doing our pictures?
    I look forward to your reply!!


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