Happy Wednesday! Hope you are well and enjoying the fall wherever you are. Can’t say that Indy has much to show for fall just yet! These warmer temps are nuts! Never have I experience so much back sweat shooting a wedding in October 🙂 but guys it’s all been worth it! I’m so excited to share Kelly and Josh’s beautiful wedding with you all today.
First of all, that first photo? Holy smokes! Kelly and I got together the week of their wedding. I actually said to her that day, “Can we for real be friends after your wedding?” I’m so lucky to stay in touch with so many of my couples (stay tuned for past couples in this post!) and I’m hoping the same rings true for these two. They are the real deal and so tuned in to what really matters. Kelly had this carefree spirit about her wedding. To be honest, we actually talked more about her excitement for their honeymoon (they are in Portugal as I type this!) and I just knew going in to their wedding day that they’d be no fuss and a whole bunch of fun. Sign me up!
Remember their engagement photos? Part of why I encourage having engagement photos taken and include them in my coverage is to get to know the couple before the wedding day. Also, it’s nice for the couple to see how I work going into the wedding day. I’m so glad I had some time with these two and their beloved pet, Ollie. Kelly and Josh are the perfect validation of my brand doing EXACTLY what I want it to do which is to attract really cool, really laid back, really great people (with amazing families to boot) to my business and my life. These two tied the knot at the Columbia Club downtown on a sunny September day and everything was perfect. I know I’ve mentioned this before, but it is a special treat for the photographer when everything for a wedding is in the same location. No logistics for hauling the bride and groom or their bridal party around. Kelly gave me full reign for these photos and I just took them out to the circle and went to town. I’m crazy over these images – a small glimpse into their day. I always tell inquiring couples that I average delivering around 75 images an hour. So, it’s my hope that these two can pour over their gallery with wine in hand overlooking some insanely picturesque view in Portugal this evening. Seriously, Portugal. That is a first for my couples! So cool!
Kelly and Josh – Thank you a million times over for the honor of being your wedding photographer. If it’s not already quite obvious, I think you guys are pretty neat. All the best, always. Have a glass for me in Portugal! Hope you’re having a blast…
Here we go now…are you ready?
Let’s just dive right in with a few of my favorites. How classic and stunning does Kelly look? And how adorable is her mom?
Josh proposed with help from a puzzle. Yes, this couple keeps getting better. Kelly loves doing puzzles and when coming to the finish line and falling short one piece, Josh pulled out this piece below and proposed. One of my favorite rings shots probably ever for this little detail.
Okayyy handsome groomsmen!!
Classic. Timeless. My friend, Crystal, did a remarkable job on Kelly’s makeup!
These two. Such wonderful people. Thank you, October, for all of the sunshine!
YESSSS! Yes. I’m a fan 🙂
Have you been to the Columbia Club? It’s stunning in there!!!
Special thanks to my second shooter, Katie Destry, for all of your amazing help and for especially for capturing such amazing candids during this ceremony. Holy smokes! This light was perfectly illuminating the front row.
I posted a photo of the groomsmen, Ian, on the right to my Instagram stories a few days ago when editing this wedding. To all of my FRIENDS fans, doesn’t he look like Ross Gellar? By the way, Ross is my favorite friend BY FAR.
A few more beautiful moments from Katie shooting from above…
Such a handsome couple. Also, film I love you sooooo much.
OH hi, downtown Indy! You’re looking fineeee!
Always down for a couple sitting down for a few of their portraits for a different look…
Such a fun bridal party!
Okay now on to the reception….my oh my they had a fun one!
The bottom right? A CARICATURIST! Again, these two with the ideal couple theme. This guy was a HIT. He had a line the entire night! Such a fun treat for your guests! And Kelly even told me he was cheaper than having a photo booth at their reception for the same amount of time. Stay tuned for a few more photos from this artist.
Did I mention I was so happily surprised to see not one but TWO of my past couples as guests at this wedding? Remember the stunning Grace and Matt!? SO good to see them!! They’ve since added a little girl since their wedding to their family and have another little girl on the way. So good to see you two! How awesome is their caricature? I wanted one so badly but didn’t get in line in time!
Such a fun night of dancing for these guests. Here’s another connection. That couple on the bottom right? I ALSO photographed their daughter Dana’s wedding!! I’m telling you, I kept turning my head to see more people I’ve photographed at this wedding and it made me SO happy! Also I should add, just to hit home how small Indy really is, my mom is best friends with the Dana’s dad’s sister-in-law. Okay, that was a stretch and might take a second to put together in your brain. 🙂
And another CSP couple!! Katie and Chris!! I realize their wedding was only last September, but guys – I still have people comment on Katie’s dress and flowers (done by the insanely talented David with the Empty Vase – the florist I tell ALL of my brides about!) … take a trip down memory lane to see their photos.
Heartfelt toasts from siblings are the best…
Can we please take note of Josh’s face before the hora?
This place went wild!
This caricaturist was seriously the coolest. I was watching him as he was drawing this, and he accidentally blotted the pen he was using on the eye of the man he was drawing in the photo. What did he do? He drew an eyepatch over the spot and THIS was their reaction upon seeing their drawing for the first time. Seriously so much fun!
Just adore the couple!
You guys – there is SO much more to come. I’m at the time of the year where I wish there was like 12 of me to get all of these photos out. Stay tuned because there’s so much goodness to come!!!