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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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Wes Anderson Styled Wedding Shoot

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

Wes Anderson Styled Wedding Shoot

Jennifer Van Elk

So you want a quirky wedding? Well, if I could travel back in time, my wedding would have a woodsy feel and be filled with pastels, apple cider, and vintage dresses. I would want Wes Anderson and his film crew to capture the whole thing. "In your dreams!" would be an appropriate exclamation now. Since that wedding isn't going to happen, I decided to make this stylized shoot as close to it as I could. I've got to say, if I could have jumped in a dress and married Steve all over again half way through this shoot, I would have.

This shoot was inspired by all things Wes Anderson. As a huge fan, it's been a dream of mine to shoot in a style inspired by this brilliant director. Vendors all over the US (with many talented Indianapolis vendors) pooled their creative resources and produced a Wes Anderson inspired shoot, all the way down to the hor dourves. We did our best to represent all the movies he's directed and also put our own creative twists to some of the details. Since we wanted the finished product to appear as if they were screen shots from one of his movies, we were very careful of the details and even hired actors to play our bride and groom.

The save the date is supposed to look like a reel of film.

We are so excited to see it featured in an upcoming Utterly Engaged Magazine issue, but until then, here's the shoot!

And our own personal end credits:

Actor and Bride: Stevie Shale

Actor and Groom: Michael Carey

Bridesmaid: Rae Wadell

Groomsmen: Nathan Hack 

Location: Irwin Gardens in Columbus, IN

Event Stylist: AWF Events

Invite & Menu Designers: Ann Lang

Makeup Artist - Champagne & Lip Stick & MaNell Hembree

Men's Attire: Dell Brothers

Women's Attire: Hungry Heart Vintage

Hairstylist: Lindsey Swanson

Table Decor: Personalized Pebbles

Cake Designer: Tarah Fontaine Cakes

Bride's dress: That Special Touch

Floral: The Farmer's Daughter's Market