Happy Thursday! My favorite day of the week! It’s been a little on the chilly side these past few days in Indy and while I’ve loved the touch of fall, especially sleeping with my windows open and that breeze that fills my room (the best!), these photos are helping me appreciate what’s left of summer. I think I’ve always loved the holiday season too much to be able to really savor the summer months. I’m usually too excited for fall to arrive – or in other words, I’m excited to watch football, eat buffalo chicken dip, photograph tons of families and a handful of weddings in the the fall colors and light, go to Pacers games, and just spend tons of time with my family and friends! We have a lot of birthdays, anniversaries and celebrations in the fall so it’s always an exciting time in my family.
One thing I love about this job is you never know who you will hear from. When I saw Ashley’s name come up in my inbox, I thought to myself, “Hey, I think she grew up down the street from me!” I had to confirm with my parents and yes, in fact, this is the same Ashley 🙂 we didn’t really know each other very well but I certainly knew her name. When she explained she was engaged over froyo and shared plans she had for her wedding, within SECONDS I know we were a great fit. As if the growing up down the street from me wasn’t “small world” enough, Jon went on a missions trip to Africa with my sister and past bride. Remember Kaitlin and her husband Joe? Jon, my sister, Kaitlin and a handful of others went to Zimbabwe years ago together. Now I’m photographing Jon’s wedding in May.. to a girl I grew up on the same street with! So fun!
Let’s dive in, yeah? If you’re familiar with Indianapolis, you probably know of the adorable market across the street from Mama Carolla’s on 54th street. We took most of these photos there. I stepped in before hand to make sure it was alright, and the owners and people working there couldn’t have been nicer!
You are looking at the future Mr. & Mrs. Jones : ) aren’t they beautiful?!
I honestly adore these two together. They couldn’t be more perfect for each other. And really, it’s a toss up as to who is the kindest. They are good people. REALLY good people. Ashley and Jon – I am so honored and excited to be a part of this exciting time for you guys!
They’re getting married in May and throwing a party at the Scottish Rite to celebrate and I’m so looking forward to documenting them in their first moments as husband and wife. Also, unrelated, but I know come February when I’m struggling in the frigid midwest, I’ll probably look back at the light and these photos and wish for summer to come faster.
Jon and Ashley knew each other for a while but didn’t start dating until they crossed paths again at a Halloween party a few years ago. I keep meaning to ask them what they were dressed up as. I’ll get back to you on that!
Ashley’s a peach. See what I did there? If I were on my phone now, I’d insert a ton of emojis. But really, joking aside, Ashley is one of the most incredible brides I’ve worked with to date.
And Jon? My sister told me, ” Just wait until you meet him. He is the nicest guy ever.” It’s true! Call the search off. I’ve found him. (Might even be nicer than my own dad and in my eyes that’s saying a lot. Insert more emojis)
She fits perfectly in his nook. : )
Off to get ready for the Foo Fighters concert. My first concert of the summer. Better late than never?