Stephanie & Dalen at Shoaff Park & IPFW :: Fort Wayne Engagement Photography

engaged couple standing amongst large trees

Stephanie and Dalen wanted their engagement session to reflect their past, present, and future as a couple. We started at Shoaff Park, where the two of them used to take long walks together when they first started dating. After that, we shot at IPFW, where the duo had recently received their diplomas. We wrapped up the evening with some fun sunset shots downtown Fort Wayne.
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engaged couple on courthouse lawn at sunset

Stephanie and Dalen were married shortly after our shoot together, so stay tuned for a blog post featuring their wedding at the Embassy Theatre!

Michelle & Ben at Sycamore Hills Country Club :: Fort Wayne Wedding Photography

bride and groom portrait

I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better wedding to end my 2015 wedding season on than Michelle and Ben’s. The weather was shockingly perfect for November, and the couple themselves were un-shockingly adorable. Michelle may have cried more than most of my brides, but there was no doubt their wedding day was filled with heaps of happiness and love.

brides dress, shoes, bouquet, and earrings

bridesmaids do their makeup

bride puts on her earrings

bride's mother helps her put on her dress

bride puts on her necklace

groom gets dressed

bride and groom's first look

bride smiles after seeing groom for the first time

bride and groom kiss during first look

bridal portrait

groom adjusts his bowtie

bride and groom portrait

bride and groom portrait

bride and groom on a bridge

wedding ceremony at first presbyterian church

bride walks down the aisle

wedding ceremony at First Presbyterian Church

bride and groom wedding ceremony

groomsmen toast with flasks

bridal party portraits

bride and bridesmaids laugh

bridal party

bride and groom portrait on a bridge with sunset

bride and groom enter reception

reception venue

groom watches best man give toast

bride and groom laugh during toasts

two tiered wedding cake

bride and groom cut cake

bride laughs with cake on her face

groom smashes cake in bride's face

bride and groom's first dance

bride and groom's first dance

bride and groom's first dance

groom wipes tears from bride's face during dance

Groom dances with his mother at reception

mother of the bride watches the bride dance with her father

bride cries while dancing with her father

wedding guests dancing

backlit portrait of bridal party jumping


Ceremony: First Presbyterian Church in Fort Wayne, IN

Reception: Sycamore Hills Country Club in Fort Wayne, IN

Florist: Rose’s Bouquets

Dress: The Bride To Be

Cake: Leah’s Cakery

Music: RnB Sound

Hair: Adler J

Makeup: Adler J

Rentals: A Party Apart

Catering: Sycamore Hills Country Club

Ashley & Oliver at Celebrations Banquet Center :: Dayton Wedding Photography

Bride and Groom embracing in Wegerzyn Gardens

I didn’t officially meet Ashley and Oliver until their wedding day. But the moment I did, I knew they were one of those couples who were completely in sync. They were excited about their wedding day, emotional about their family and friends, and totally infatuated with each other the entire day.

It was such a pleasure being a part of their joy-filled day and capturing all the little moments. The weather was beautiful, and the fall colors really complimented their decor.

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Ceremony: Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Dayton, OH

Reception: Celebrations Banquet Center in Dayton, OH

Music: Rick Blazer

Catering: Creatif Catering

Makeup: Ashley Bazzoli

Dress: David’s Bridal