Summer Parkview Field Downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana Wedding
Wow. Just wow! What a beautiful day celebrating a beautiful couple! It was seriously such a joy and honor to serve this beautiful couple. Emily and Brooks are so loved and it was a joy meeting their family, hearing their stories and sharing in the love of their day! Kelsey, Emily’s best friend, had a beautiful speech where I got to learn more about this beautiful couple and who they are as people and it felt so good to be serving them and giving them my very best because they absolutely deserve the best in everything! They are a very special couple and it was truly an honor to capture their best day ever!
Emily was referred to me from a photographer friend and the moment we met for coffee to discuss her downtown Fort Wayne wedding, I felt so good about it! We both got engaged within a couple of weeks of each other and we were both still so giddy (and a bit overwhelmed) about all the wedding planning! Over that hour, we exchanged our wedding dreams, the vendors we had reached out to already and our colors and it felt like we were already friends! I just love this couple so much!
Emily and Brooks, thank you so much for inviting me to share in your celebration, I adore you guys and wish the absolute best for you! I hope the first few days of married life have been wonderful and enjoy re-living your day through your images!! And congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Gerke!!
Kelsey, her best friend, seeing her for the first time; she was blown away! So sweet! 🙂
That “feelin’ myself” feeling
Such a sweet First Look! They were both checking each other out!
The way Brooks just admires her is so sweet, and also in this pose, he would whisper silly nonsense in her ears and make her laugh!
Ahh, Emily, you are gorgeous, my dear!!
Brides-to-be…this is why a First Look is so amazing! It saves so much time, gives you so many more portraits and he may still have a reaction when you walk down the aisle! This one almost had me crying!
Officially Mr. + Mrs. Gerke!!
These sunset photos, omgggg! Ladies and gentlemen, I cannot express enough how important these photos are because first off, sunset light is amazing and creates the most gorgeous, intimate and romantic portraits ever but MOST IMPORTANTLY it could possibly be your last moments of alone time with your new spouse on your wedding day! I promise you won’t regret stepping away from the hustle and bustle of the reception for these quiet moments, just you two… and me 🙂
At this point, I am literally dying with how perfect these two are omggg.
Ceremony | Broadway Christian Church
Reception + Catering | Parkview Field
Bride’s Dress Designer | Tara Keely
Bridal Gown | The Gown Shop Perrysburg
Bridesmaids Dresses | David’s Bridal
Groomsmen Attire | Louie’s Tux Shop
Hair + Makeup | Blush Bridal + Beauty Boutique
Bridal Bouquet | Tamara Spahr of Homespun Market
Stationery Design | Natalie Pollitt (Bride’s sister, MOH)
DJ | Paradise Inc.
Check out Brooks + Emily’s Engagement Session HERE
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