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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.

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
 

Alley Cat Lounge | Engagement Session | Danielle & Steve

Jennifer Van Elk

The wind was blowing cold air through Broad Ripple on an overcast day in mid-January. Taking shelter from the cold weather,  Danielle and Steve sat on the floor of the Alley Cat Lounge. With their backs against the uneven stone wall and their arms interlocked, they looked deep into each others eyes. As they gazed at one another, smiles sparkled across their faces because they were smitten with each other.

I just love that innocent and endearing love of engaged couples. I had so much fun capturing Danielle and Steve's engagement session. We captured the session in and around the Alley Cat Lounge, but mostly we stayed inside because it was so cold on the day of the shoot. We braved the cold for about ten minutes, but then had to return inside. I loved shooting inside though because the Alley Cat Lounge is such a beautiful place with lots of gorgeous window light. The Alley Cat Lounge is owned and operated by Danielle's family, which is great because it meant Danielle and Steve felt comfortable and at ease throughout the entire shoot. I just love when couples feel at home and confident in their surroundings. My husband, Steve, and I cannot wait to capture their wedding this fall.

Ritz Charles| Carmel Wedding Photography | Aly & Andy

Jennifer Van Elk

The guests at the wedding not already on the dance floor all stood up from their tables and rushed to the dance floor, confetti in hand and Happy New Year hats on their heads. 10... 9... 8... Aly and Andy met each other on the dance floor and turned to watch the clock as it counted down to midnight. 7... 6... 5... As the it grew nearer midnight Aly and Andy turned to face each other, saying the numbers as the clock counted down. 4... 3... 2... 1... "Happy New Year!" was shouted out by the guests as they threw confetti into the air. Amidst the cheering, Aly and Andy turned kissed in the middle of the dance floor while their friends and family members cheered, danced, and hugged each other all around them.

Steve and I had such a fantastic time ringing in the New Year at Aly and Andy's wedding! They were such a fun couple, and their guests partied so hard all night long. It made for excellent photos.  Aly was so caring, making sure we were having a good time as well. We could truthfully say "absolutely yes!" It was an wonderful way to start 2017.

Event Venue: Ritz Charles
Coordinator/Planner: Brooke Tichenor
Officiant: Ben Keckler
Wedding Dress (Designer & Boutique): Pronovias/Marie Gabriel
Veil/Hair Piece: Etsy
Shoes (Brand/Store): Badgley Mischka
Dress Accessories: Marie Gabriel
Bridesmaid Dresses: Various Designers/Bella Bridesmaid
Suits: Men's Warehouse
Hair Stylist: Brianne Van Hoven/EM Studio
Make-up Artist: Rachel Walker/Makeup Anywhere
Florist: Cathy Simmons/CS Accoutrements
Catering: Ritz Charles
Cake Designer/Bakery: Ritz Charles
Entertainment: Event One DJ
Save the Date Designer: Minted
Invite Designer: Kelly Promotional Products
Videographer: Unique Heart Productions
First Dance Song: Let Me - Pat Green
Father/Daughter Song: The Way You Look Tonight - Steve Tyrell
Mother/Son Song: Lady Antebellum - Never Alone