Bergstaff Place Spring Wedding // Natalie & Cody // Fort Wayne Wedding Photographer

June 21, 2021

It was a year later than they were expecting as Natalie and Cody stood hand in hand under the string lights of Bergstaff Place. It wasn’t what they had originally planned, after rescheduling due to COVID, their love still strengthened through all of the trials 2020 threw their way.

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Elopement Activities for a Unique Experience - Picnic

Eloping gives you the freedom to do whatever you want and create your dream day. After all, this is the start of your marriage, so of course it should be all about you two! Often couples will ask, “can we do XYZ?” and the answer is always of course! The best part of elopements is that there are no rules!

Elopement Activities for a Unique Experience

May 4, 2021

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A golden hour Sedona Elopement near Thunder Mountain

Sunset Sedona Elopement

May 3, 2021

It was the most perfect afternoon for a Sedona elopement. The wind playfully tickled our necks and the sun smiled down as we made our way through the red rock trails. After a sweet first look these two shared vows overlooking Sedona and the iconic Bell Rock. After shooting for a while we headed to a different trailhead near Thunder Mountain.

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The prettiest elopement with lanterns under the stars

It was a brisk 40 degrees when I met Celine and Jonah at Indiana Dunes for this elopement style shoot, but the sun was still shining in all her brilliance. We bundled up and made our way along the beach braving the wind that blew hard enough to offend, but not enough to hurt. In the comfort of the golden sunlight they ran and danced along the sandy trails of Indiana Dunes, with the seagrass tickling our ankles.

Indiana Dunes Elopement

March 24, 2021

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Elopement Activities for a Unique Experience - First Dance

Traditional Wedding Vs Elopement: The Biggest Differences

March 16, 2021

The wedding industry is changing, and elopements aren’t what they used to be. Back in the day, eloping was defined by running away to get married in secret, usually at a courthouse. But now eloping has infinite meaning and possibilities, and is quickly surpassing traditional weddings in popularity. We define eloping as “a wedding experience with a focus on you and your authentic selves together. And creating a space to be known and loved by one another without expectations from others.” So what are the biggest differences in a traditional wedding vs elopement?

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A couple snuggling in a field during their golden hour fall engagement session

It was a perfect October evening for this Muncie fall engagement session with Michaela and Jay. I met them at a trailhead near their house, and we were blessed with the most incredible golden hour. Amid the chaos of COVID and the state of the world, it was wonderful for these two to spend an evening laughing and snuggling with each other and take a step back from everything else.

Muncie Fall Engagement Session // Michaela & Jay // Indiana Wedding Photographer

March 3, 2021

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A wedding reception at Union 12 during a summer sunset.

Indiana Venues that are Perfect for an Intimate Wedding

March 2, 2021

Let’s be honest, venue shopping for an intimate wedding is harder than it looks. No one wants to pay thousands for a venue that holds 400 people, for a 30 person affair. And some of the unique and gorgeous small wedding venues get buried amongst the hundreds of large traditional wedding venues, so it can quickly become overwhelming trying to find the perfect location.

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Bride and groom exit their Indiana outdoor wedding with a beautiful sparkler exit

When Angelica and Rob reached out to me, they described their Indiana backyard wedding as a “Dutch/American wedding with Mexican food at his family’s dairy farm.” And I knew immediately that this would be an incredible and unique experience. Rob’s family moved here from the Netherlands to run their family dairy farm, Union Go Dairy. Angelica didn’t expect to fall for a farmer, but it was one of life’s greatest surprises.

Indiana Backyard Wedding // Angelica & Rob // Union Go Dairy Farm

February 11, 2021

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Bride and groom toasting speeches and drinking champagne during their Indiana backyard wedding.

How to have a Micro Wedding in 2021

January 21, 2021

If you don’t want a big traditional wedding, but also don’t want to elope just the two of you, then a micro wedding is perfect for you. Micro weddings are infinitely flexible and unique. You can craft a day that fits your relationship perfectly.

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COVID-19 shook the world to the core last March, and almost a year later, is still largely prevalent. Because of the global pandemic, many couples have been left scrambling with what to do about their wedding. The wedding industry was met with a surge of couples canceling or postponing their weddings to 2021, even 2022. But for some, the idea of putting life and marriage on hold for a year or longer is unimaginable. So the decision to elope or have an intimate wedding has been growing more and more popular by the day. I put together this blog for ideas, alternatives and ways to elope that are just as special as your original plans.

Reasons to Elope during the COVID-19 Pandemic

January 14, 2021

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