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We are wedding photographers based in Indianapolis, Indiana with a focus on storytelling.  Our husband and wife team excels at capturing candids and romantic portraits to help tell the story of two people in love.

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A husband & wife lifestyle wedding photography blog, highlighting the sessions captured by the team. Located in Indianapolis and South Bend.

The Alexander Hotel | Downtown Indy Engagement | Zoe & Ben

Jennifer Van Elk

As cars drove under the bridge, a few drivers turned their heads to gaze in wonder at the young couple dancing there. Zoe and Ben were dancing unabashedly on the sidewalk next to the street. Their movements were charming and sweet, as if they were just playing around in the privacy of their own home. It was captivating to watch and capture.

I had so much fun working with Zoe and Ben. The way they looked at each other throughout the whole shoot was mind blowing. I cannot remember ever seeing more love in the eyes of any of my couples. They absolutely adore each other, and it's so beautiful to witness. Steve and I cannot wait to capture their wedding this fall.

Omni Severin Hotel | St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church | Colleen & Matt's Wedding

Jennifer Van Elk

Under a bridge downtown, Colleen and Matt shaded themselves from the vernal sun. Though they were dressed for their wedding, they looked as though they might be out for a stroll in downtown Indy. They looked comfortable and at home with one another. They fit together, and they fit the city. Walking down the sidewalk, away from the bridge, they held hands, talked and made each other laugh, oblivious to the cars driving by and the people occasionally yelling out words of congratulations.

We had so much fun capturing Colleen and Matt's fantastic wedding. They are such an adorable couple. Colleen gave Matt the most adorable cufflinks that looked like little fire extinguishers and also an American flag made out of used fire hose. Matt and his groomsmen switched out of their black bow ties after the wedding at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, and changed into their American flag bow ties for the reception at the Omni Severin Hotel. The whole day was so much fun and full of so much character. We are so thankful we were able to capture their special day.

Ceremony Location: St Joan of Arc Catholic Church
Reception Location: Omni Severin Hotel
Wedding Planner: Sarah Agee - Plum and Poppy
Officiant: Father Vince Lampert
Wedding Dress: Marisa - Brides of Carmel (Now closed) 
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale - Bella Bridesmaids
Suits: Mens Wearhouse
Hair Stylist: Helene Ray - Blue Violet Hair Design
Make-up Artist: Hannah Mattingly
Florist: Violets are Blue
Catering: Omni Severin Hotel
Cake Designer/Bakery: Heavenly Sweets
Entertainment: Track 7 DJ
Invite Designer: Jupiter and Juno
Program Designer: Minted
Videographer: Toast Wedding Films
Photo Booth: Freezeframez
Transportation: Indy Trolley
First Dance Song: My Best Friend by Tim McGraw
Honeymoon: St. Lucia

Eagle Creek Park | Indianapolis Engagement Session | Morgan & Jeremy

Jennifer Van Elk

Beautiful gray clouds draped the sky changing the look and feel of the world underneath. It felt cold but comfortable, like curling up under a blanket next to the window on a winter day. Morgan and Jeremy were out for a stroll at Eagle Creek Park. They were walking on a beautiful peninsula in the Eagle Creek Reservoir,  with the clouds hanging low over them darkening as they walked. A slight breeze blew up, catching Morgan's hair and Jeremy's tie as they walked back toward the woods holding hands.

I had so much fun capturing Morgan and Jeremy's engagement session. They were so loving and intimate with one another throughout the entire shoot. I love it when couples are confident in their relationships and unafraid to show how much they love each other in front of the camera. It makes for great photos. Plus, the sky was covered in beautiful clouds that made everything look indomitably epic. Steve and I cannot wait to capture their wedding this spring.

Factory 12 Event Loft | St. Bartholomew Catholic Church Wedding | Margo & Will

Jennifer Van Elk

The window shades were pulled shut on the western side of the loft, but the light of the setting sun was still seeplng through the cracks. Margo and Will stood next to one of the windows, highlighted by the glowing light behind them. Margo wrapped her arms around Will, and he in turn hugged her close. With eyes closed, they stole a quick kiss away from their guests.

Steve and I had such a great time capturing Margo and Will's wedding. Neither one of us had been inside St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, but we had both seen its striking design from the outside and wanted to capture an event on the inside as a result. We also loved returning to the Factory 12 Event Loft. That space is so gorgeous and the way it was decorated for Margo and Will's wedding made it look astounding. We wish Margo and Will all the best as start their married life together.

Coordinator/Planner: Jodie Stansbury of Aisle Ready Events
Ceremony Location: St. Bartholomew Catholic Church
Reception Location: Factory 12 Event Loft
Church Wedding Coordinator: Kathy Pataky
Officiant: Fr. Clement Davis
Wedding Dress: Mori Lee
Shoes: Alex Marie
Bridesmaid Dresses: Bella Bridesmaids
Suits: Men's Wearhouse
Hair Stylist: Karen Hall and Co.
Make-up Artist: Karen Hall and Co. - Karen
Florist: Wildwood Floral Co.
Catering: Henry Social Club
Cake Designer/Bakery: Simply Perfections
Entertainment: Mike Williams- DJ
Save the Date Designer: Gloria Toney (MOB) - Vista Print
Invite Designer: Gloria Toney (MOB) - Minted
Program Designer: Gloria Toney (MOB) - Minted
Transportation: Aadvanced Limousines
Honeymoon: St. Lucia
Getting Ready Location: Hotel Indigo
Rehearsal Dinner Location: Tre Bicchieri