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Cherry blossoms, a historic manor, and gardens fit for a princess became the backdrop for Rachel and Ian’s sweet engagement session in Indianapolis at the Lilly House. The Lilly House, once an Indy businessman and philanthropist’s home, now resides at the Newfields Museum for Nature & the Arts. Tucked back in the museum’s estate it […]

April 19, 2022

Tulip Garden Estate Engagement

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Ever get the question from your photographer, “Where would you like to do your engagement photos?” While I typically encourage couples to explore locations that are meaningful to their relationship, reflect their personality or simply showcase their favorite aesthetic, sometimes it’s fun to mix it up from the usual. Take a peek at my favorite […]

April 11, 2022

5 Reasons for Studio Engagement Photos

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Joe & Jen are my kinda people. I mean that quite literally in the sense that we all went to design school together! So when it came to late nights full of sketching and painting, we share a lot of similar memories. Their incredible talents took them all the way to the west coast in […]

January 24, 2022

Joshua Tree Sunset Engagement

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In case you missed it, we’re in another wave of sky-rocketing gas prices. With lots of jokes comparing this to our 2020 toilet paper shortage, it only seemed right to hit the brakes and commemorate the good old times when gas was a mere 31 cents back in 1959 when Hank’s Trading Post first opened […]

May 13, 2021

Gas Stations: the New Wild West

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You’ve scoured Instagram, Pinterest or perhaps heard recommendations from your best friends. Now you’ve got a long list of photographers and no clue on how to sort through it. Oh the joys of wedding planning! But you know how important those photos are, don’t you? After your wedding you get to walk away with 3 […]

April 6, 2021

10 Steps to Choosing Your Photographer

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You’ve heard it before, “Your day will FLY BY!” That might, sincerely, be my least favorite remark when it comes to your wedding day. That’s the last thing I wanted when I was planning my wedding. I wished for that magical day to go on forever! I craved more time to sit and chat with […]

April 5, 2021

My Vendor Friends

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Spring is HERE! And when Jennifer, owner of Lost and Found Vintage Rentals as well as the Honey Farm wedding venue asks for you to come over and capture a stunning inspiration shoot for her future couples…you absolutely do! What photographers call “styled shoots” have become quite a hot topic in the last few years. […]

April 2, 2021

Monarch-Inspired Honey Farm Wedding

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