It’s been a whirlwind to say the least over here. I’ve shot 3 incredible weddings in 2 weeks, one of which was in Spain, and it’s been SUCH a blast and it feels like I’m just now catching my breath from it all. With another amazing wedding in store this Saturday, this stretch has been one of the busiest I can ever remember in my business. I can’t wait to share more in the coming weeks!!
Right now I’d love to share just a few of my favorite moments from Valerie and Grant’s amazing day. Where to start with these two? I knew after taking their engagement photos that this couple would be a great time. I’ll never forget making a quick stop at Grant’s place in downtown Chicago for a wardrobe change during photos. I walked in, saw Chicago’s skyline through his windows AND almost simultaneously noticed his porch, and KNEW we had to take a few out there. After all, it’s not often I have a balcony up in the sky to shoot with. I told them to pour a glass of wine and sit your butts down and enjoy each other while you have a drink. They probably thought I was crazy! 🙂 But I still have people talk about those images! If you need a refresher, you can find those images here.
These two married tied the knot at St. John’s in downtown Indianapolis with a serious party (and some of the best speeches I’ve heard to date!) at the beautiful Indianapolis Museum of Art after. I loved spending the day with their sweet friends and family. It was a perfect day with plenty of sunshine. It may have been a little sweaty at parts – hey, it’s Indy in June – but these guys were such troopers. Man I had such a blast shooting portraits of these two! Can you say models? Oh also, Grant is going to Harvard business school in the fall. So, they’re crazy smart too.
Valerie and Grant – I’ve so loved getting to know you guys during this special time in your lives. Thank you so much for the honor of being your wedding photographer. I wish you two all the best and can’t wait to see how your life unfolds in MA! xo
Possibly my favorite image from the wedding! Val, you are STUNNING!
Love this shot my sweet second shooter, Gail, captured of Grant getting ready.
I’ve so enjoyed getting to know this couple. They have such bright future ahead!
This is one of those images that I think their kids will especially love one day. Such a beauty.
Such a fun group! What an amazing day this was!
What a long way I have come since day 1 of business. I am so grateful.
There’s just something about a moody black and white! <3
Look at that bling! 🙂
Their first look was so sweet! A few weeks before their wedding, Val emails me telling me of this idea she has to do their first look on this rooftop. Her father owns the building so we’d have access and privacy for a first look and I was sold. I really prefer a first look with privacy. It just lends itself well to the couple really having an uninterrupted, special moment to themselves. When you think about it, a bride and groom don’t get much time to themselves on a wedding day. Val and Grant’s first look was one for the books!
It was also a bit windy up there 🙂 love this image!
Handsome groomsmen. Thank you to my second shooter, Gail, for capturing this! It was such a treat to have Gail team up with me at this wedding.
Val and Grant had their ceremony at St. John’s downtown on Capitol street. I’m always so blown away by the ornate details all throughout this church!
I was mildly obsessed with this space for their cocktail hour. How INCREDIBLE is this backdrop!?
Val’s dad gave a touching welcoming speech…
I always love to photograph the parents during speeches. They always have a glow about them. 🙂
The best man’s speech had everyone laughing!
I LOVE this image of Grant’s mom!
Now let’s party…
What an incredible day!!
Stay tuned for so much more, friends. Until then, have a great night!