Rainy Indiana Lakehouse Wedding // Indiana Wedding Photographer

Elopements vs. Weddings: The Six Major Differences

A light fog had settled over the waters of Lake Wawasee and it was drizzling ever so slightly, but that wouldn’t deter Sara and Luke’s excitement for their Indiana lakehouse wedding. They had no idea that fateful day when they met working at a tap room together in Indy, that five years later they would be getting married during a pandemic. COVID may have changed their plans, but they couldn’t not be married to one another any longer, so they kept their ceremony on their original date, opting instead to have an intimate lakehouse wedding in her grandparents backyard.

These two, always down for adventure, taking whatever life throws at them with such grace, danced and laughed together the whole day. With an eery mist and a field of wildflowers we discovered by the lake, shooting with them felt almost ethereal. The drizzle didn’t phase either, and they were so full of love and joy spent with their close friends and family. There was an exquisite array of food, drinks, dear friends playing music, and favors of grandma’s homemade jam. Despite the circumstances and complete pivot in all plans, I’ve never seen so much joy from a group of people. Their rainy, cozy Indiana lakehouse wedding concluded with exchanging vows as a fog hung over Lake Wawasee, and sealing up a beautiful bottle of wine to open on their first anniversary.

Sara and Luke, it was a joy to capture this special day, and I am so excited for round two at your reception next year! Wishing you all the love, nights of cooking together and laughter, delicious wines, and adventures that lie ahead. With love,


Hey, I’m Corinne! I’m an Indiana based adventure elopement and intimate wedding photographer. If a backyard lakehouse wedding (I’m thinking good eats + string lights?) sounds like your jam, reach out and I’d love to chat with you about your wedding further!

Hey! I'm Corinne, an adventure elopement + intimate wedding photographer based in Indiana, but documenting love stories across the U.S. I believe in documenting the start of your marriage in an honest and emotional way that reflects your legacy. So that you can look back on photos fifty years from now with the same emotions of the moment flooding back. Let's take the road less traveled by together and craft your dream wedding day!

When I'm not documenting sweet couples, I spend my days with my sweet husband, Jake, two kitty babies and a crazy dog in our hometown of Fort Wayne. I'm obsessed with hiking and finding new trails, Game of Thrones, and creating art.


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