It’s JULY! Can you believe it? Where is this year going? Really though. I had a friend share a photo with me of buddy the Elf that said it’s 20 Fridays until Christmas. So crazy! Well I can’t think of a better way to kick off the month than to share this sweet pair with you.
Remember Jennifer and Joel? I took their engagement photos a little while back (loved Jennifer’s pop of red!) and they recently married just down the street from where I live. I joked I’d walk to work that day. I’ve always wanted to photograph a wedding at the Indiana Landmark Center. I run by it often and it’s just beautiful. It was a hot one that day – full sun almost everywhere you looked and the sun danced between the clouds, constantly changing the light, but these two were troopers and couldn’t have looked better together. Between Baron Hill officiating their ceremony (so fun!), to Jennifer’s brothers and family providing music for their ceremony, to their delicious buffet of greek food, to Joel’s touching words about his father who has passed – this wedding was full of personal touches unique to the couple that made it so special and meaningful to photograph.
Let’s dive in! Sure you remember these two. They are gorgeous, don’t you think? I have fun connections with both of these awesome people! Jennifer and I (and many familiar faces at this wedding) went to St. Thomas grade school together. Jennifer was also an Irish dancer growing up so we shared that as well. Joel went to the same high school as I did and was actually in the same graduating class as my older sister. The older I get, the smaller this world seems.
Everything came together beautifully. Thank you Oberer’s flowers for dressing up Jennifer and Joel’s wedding so colorfully. Loved Jennifer’s flowers so much.
Jennifer has a twin sister, Diane, who is pictured on the right with the bride! I’ve always thought the bond a twin has is so cool. Remember Tori and Brian’s Bloomington wedding a few years back? They each had twin siblings in that wedding and I actually have friends (hey Ellen and Andrew!) who are getting married next Saturday who are twins, too! So rare and so awesome. Thank you, Diane, for all of your wonderful help that day.
That pretty girl to the left of Jennifer? That’s Rachel. She also Irish danced and I’ve known her for a long time! Another fun detail is Jennifer’s bridesmaid on the far left was her flower girl. She had never been a flower girl and always wanted to be one so she finally got that wish. I’m a huge proponent of doing what makes you happy and works for you at your wedding.
Sharon, the mother of the bride, works with my mom at St. Thomas. They teach science lab! : ) Jennifer is one of the most photogenic people I’ve ever photographed. Truly. She is stunning, inside and out!
Another St. Thomas alum – Christie is expecting so we made sure to grab a shot with the three of them!
Ahhh, Joel. Such a gentleman. One of the kindest grooms I’ve worked with to date. It’s easy to see after spending the day with him that he’s constantly looking out for other before himself. Jennifer, you picked a good one!
Special thanks to my wonderful friend, Gail Werner, for helping me capture this day. You are always a blast to be around and I’m so thankful for you!
Handome groomsmen. Love this shot!
Indiana Landmark is truly beautiful inside.
Jennifer is one of four like myself and EVERYONE in that family is crazy talented and smart! Jennifer has two older brothers. That’s Matt on the left and Brian on the right. They played music during the ceremony which I loved. If you’ve followed CSP since the beginning you may recognize Matt on the left. His wedding was the first wedding I ever shot as lead photographer years ago. Hello to his wonderful wife, Abra! : ) Great to see you both and catch up.
You may recognize the officiant on the left. That’s Baron Hill! So cool! Jennifer and Joel met working for Baron and the rest is history. It was really neat to have him be a special part of their day.
Married!!! See what I mean about Joel being a gentleman?
You guys are the best. Thank you for braving the oppressive heat that day. So glad we were able to capture these! You’ve got such a bright future together.
Several heartfelt speeches at this wedding. It’s easy to see these two are so loved! And can we talk about Joel’s white jacket he changed into? So sharp with that bow tie!
Finally I want to thank Natasha with Xpressions of you for helping Jennifer and Joel’s wedding run smoothly! You’re awesome!
I’ll end on this because it makes me smile. Thank you, Jennifer and Joel, for having me out to photograph your wedding. I was honored to spend the day with you. Wishing you guys all the best. Always!!!
Venue: Indiana Landmark Center / Catering: MBP Catering / DJ: Track Seven DJ / Makeup: Perchance Makeup Design / Hair: Sarah Smith / Coordinator: Xpressions of You / Flowers: Oberer’s Flowers/ Cake: Taylor’s Bakery
Have a good one, friends. I appreciate you being here.