It's a pleasure to meet you, I'm so glad you're here! I will never get tired of this industry. I absolutely LOVE weddings -- the love, the feminine details, the tears, the dances with dad, the portraits that take your breath away.... I love it all! This is such a joyful season for you and I am always so honored of be part of it!
If you want someone who will preserve the beauty and joy of your day, make you feel completely at ease throughout the entire process and feel like your BFF is showing up to take your wedding photos
THEN I'M YOUR GIRL
One of the secrets to running a business that is personally fulfilling is to be connected to my clients! In order to do this well, I realize that I need to be the first to let y'all into my life if I ever want the privilege of being a part of yours! Doing this is the number one way to provide a trustworthy, enjoyable and memorable experience (and honestly make new friends, too!) I hope you find that we have some things in common and this becomes more than just a business relationship! So here we go! Pictured with me here is myself and my handsome hubby-to-be, Jacob! Isn't his "half smile" just perfect?! (insert several heart eyes emojis here)
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In 2014, Jacob and I met at a typical midwest gathering -- a bonfire. I had just gotten out of a messy relationship and was NOT looking for a new one. Jacob overheard me saying "all the good men around here are gone" and he felt the need to interject and tell me otherwise! He invited me over for dinner and after that, we spent the entire summer sharing 3-4 evenings a week together doing country stuff! It was fun but I truly thought this was a summer fling because before we met, my plan was to move out of my hometown and get a job in Indy.
We still laugh about it today because I continued my plan to move away. I got halfway to Indy and transferred jobs to my company's HQ in Daleville and got an apartment in Muncie by my best friend! Before I left, Jacob FINALLY spoke up and said: "I kinda like ya" (why he didn't say that before I switched jobs and signed a lease...we'll never know). So we decided to do the long distance thing and he physically helped me move an hour away and I drove back on the weekends A LOT!
After a year in Muncie, we decided that this was the real deal and I moved back. On the way back with Oliver (my cat) in my car, Rocco (his dog) in his truck, my car breaks down completely! So these two little families that we just decided to blend into one big family, squeezed into his truck and we started a new chapter! It just so happens, in that season of his life, he was building a house! He bought a 14-acre field and we (mostly me) designed every part of this house together and it is uniquely ours. VERY unique, in fact...we live in a barn!
Fast forward a few years to Sept 10, 2018. Let me preface this story with Jacob is NOT a mushy guy. He's got a pretty tough exterior! So it was five days before my 29th birthday which also was my oldest friend's wedding that I was standing in. I came home from a 10-hour shift to candles and rose petals and immediately started crying! I stepped into the living room and he got down on one knee! I can't say anything through my happy tears but when he puts the ring on my finger, I laugh and say "that's the wrong hand". LOL pretty typical for us haha! We laughed and through my tears I nod my head YES!
SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 -- I have no words for how beautiful my wedding day was and my marriage has been just as beautiful since. I loved everything about the planning process and would do it all over again if I could.
My wedding day style was just like my day to day style -- Classic. Timeless. Simple. I had a large white brick building as a backdrop for all the gorgeous greenery we could afford!
It was an absolutely magical day and would live it every weekend if I could!
Modern farmhouse meets clean, crisp design. I love whites, beige, ivory, gray... with a touch of green.
All about that clean, neutral, bright + airy farmhouse feel!
I don't know what it is about these little guys but they are my go-to snack. You'll often see me on wedding days shoving a handful in my mouth haha!
If I wasn't a wedding photographer, I think I would be a florist because I love to grab the flowers at the grocery store and put them into a pretty bouquet for myself!
At the end of the day the flowers will wilt, guests will go home, the music will fade and your dress will be put away. I love that I give you something you can ALWAYS go back to. Something you can hold in your hands and remember every beautiful moment of your favorite day. Something you can get out every anniversary and think of it as just yesterday! Something you can show your grandchildren some day and say "this is where it all began". I LIVE to serve my clients and deliver the sweetest gift of memories.