Jenna & Mike // Fort Wayne Engagement

Jenna & Mike // Fort Wayne Engagement

On today’s blog, we are introducing one of our 2019 couples…. Jenna and Mike! Fun fact about Mike: He is a flight instructor and is training to become a pilot – that’s a pretty cool gig. Their Fort Wayne Engagement session was so fun! These two traveled all the way from the great city of Indianapolis for their photos here. Both Jenna and Mike grew up in Fort Wayne and now live in Indianapolis. Just going off of how much fun we had with them during their session, we knew these photos would turn out great! And they did! We love our out-of-town couples. No matter where you’re from, it’s pretty easy to capture the love!

We decided on Metea Park in Fort Wayne for the location of their session! There are a lot of open fields, tall grass, woods, trails, and more. It’s a great location for couples looking for cozy fall pictures! The weather during Jenna and Mike’s session was exceptionally beautiful – bright blue skies, sunshine, and it was pleasantly warm! We just have to talk about their stellar outfit choices. One of Jenna’s outfits was a beautiful black lace dress with a long, sheer bottom – Mike wore a light blue dress shirt and black pants to match. Their first outfit was sharp! It always makes taking photos a little more fun when you can see how much the people you’re photographing care about the whole process. 

Corynn and I had such a good time with you guys – We are so thankful that you made the trip up to Fort Wayne. We are already getting super excited for your Fort Wayne wedding next year! Until then.

Cheers,
-Dustin & Corynn

With the fall season comes changing leaves and crisp air. For most, it’s a fun season of change! For photographers, it’s the busiest time of the year! Over the next couple weeks we’ll be sharing a lot of engagement sessions of our 2019 couples! Check out our Instagram @DustinandCorynn to keep up with all of our weddings, engagement sessions, and more!

Molly & Nick // Grabill Engagement Photography

Molly & Nick // Grabill Engagement Photography

Meet one of our upcoming 2019 couples! Molly and Nick met while in school at Indiana University. We loved this engagement session because we got to shoot at downtown Fort Wayne and in Grabill Indiana. The mix of locations and variety during our shoot made for a really fun session.

We started off in downtown Fort Wayne where we really took advantage of all the brick surroundings – Their denim and light blue outfits popped so much against the environment. We even hiked up to the top of the parking garage for photos with the gorgeous skyline of downtown Fort Wayne. These two were up for anything – we love that part of our job.

After a quick outfit change, we headed over to Headwaters Park for some sweet photos – all smiles and laughs from these two. Molly wore an Orange floral romper, complimenting Nick’s blue denim on denim look perfectly.

After we took plenty of photos downtown, we drove over to Molly and Nick’s hometown, Grabill Indiana. We were chasing light too – the sun was getting away from us, but we made it work! The little country town was full of charm and rustic settings. Molly changed into a beautiful white lace dress – the bottom half was sheer! The mix of modern downtown fort Wayne and charming Grabill added so much variety to Molly and Nick’s session. Plus, we love when we get to capture couples where they feel the most comfortable and natural. Once we got to their house in Grabill, it was getting pretty dark, so we decided it was the perfect time for sunset shots! We even got to capture pictures of their sweet pup!

We loved getting to know Molly and Nick and getting to see their hometown in all its charm. Looking forward to your wedding at Union 12 next summer! Already getting excited for it.

Cheers,
-Dustin & Corynn

Kelly & Brandon // Cincinnati Engagement Photography

Kelly & Brandon // Cincinnati Engagement Photography

Meet Kelly and Brandon! These two Cincinnati love birds have chosen us to be their wedding and engagement photographers. We could not be more excited about it – We absolutely love our Cincinnati couples! When we travel for sessions, it is so fun seeing new venues and locations for photos. We’re getting a bit ahead of ourselves here…. Anyway, we had a great time with Kelly and Brandon at their engagement session. Here’s why!

  1. It rained! I know… how could that be good? Well, we find weather challenges to be fun in a way. It causes us to use our creative juices and fun ideas to make the session special for each couple. Kelly and Brandon didn’t let it get them down either! They danced, got in the fountain of the park we were at, and just rolled with the punches of the weather. It was a blast – Plus, the photos turned out pretty special! And who is going to forget getting engagement photos in the rain am I right!
  2. You could FEEL the love between Kelly and Brandon. They were just smitten. Even though the weather was rainy and cloudy, these two made it shine! This is what we love seeing as photographers… love!
  3. Cincinnati is very fun to visit and photograph! We love the variety of locations and new experiences as photographers – different ones than in Fort Wayne (though we still love Fort Wayne). We can’t wait to see what venues and photo locations Kelly and Brandon choose for their wedding. We just know it’s going to be awesome!

So even though we ran into some trouble with the weather, these two rocked their engagement session. We enjoyed getting to know Kelly and Brandon during our time together and getting to be a part of this special time in their lives! Seriously, we can’t wait for the wedding next year. Until then…!

Cheers,
-Dustin & Corynn

Taylor & Cory // Lake Wawasee

Taylor & Cory // Lake Wawasee

Meet Taylor & Cory! This super sweet couple was amazing to work with. Taylor and Cory are from Ohio, but travel to Indiana often for the lake and family – both are really important to them! Fun fact: Taylor is also a wedding photographer and we were pretty stoked that she chose us as her and Cory’s photographers (Taylor Ford Photography).

We had such a difficult time with the weather when planning our sessions. It seemed every time we put something on the schedule, it rained! With all of this, we ended up doing 2 mini sessions. We did one kind of last minute in downtown Fort Wayne after Taylor had her trial hair and makeup appointment. Although, these two don’t have much of a connection to Fort Wayne! So we did their second session at Lake Wawasee in Syracuse Indiana at Taylor’s family lake cottage. We always ran into crazy weather with these sessions, but it never scared us! Most photographers feel discouraged with weather like we had, but we like the challenge. We get to dig deep into our arsenal of creativity. At the lake, we went to the Oakwood Resort for some photos on the beach and on the pier – They turned out so cool!

These two are getting married at the lake at the end of September – We are so looking forward it! Check the blog out in October to hear all about it.

Cheers,
-Dustin & Corynn

Sarah & Ben // Cincinnati Engagement

Sarah & Ben // Cincinnati Engagement

Meet Sarah and Ben! We first met this amazing couple in Cleveland last Fall. They were guests at another wedding we were photographing. Both avid dancers, we couldn’t help noticing their slick moves on the dance floor! Since Corynn used to be a professional ballet dancer, we decided to strike up a conversation about dance. We had a great time talking to these two so we could not have been happier that they chose us to take their engagement photos (CLICK ME) and soon to be wedding photos!

This session was an adventure around Cincinnati! We hit several great outdoor spots and used the city’s beauty as our backdrop. We started off taking pictures around Sarah’s neighborhood. There was a very cool bridge and some interesting architecture that we couldn’t pass up. We continued our session by sashaying down to the waterfront for some fun photos near the water and under bridges, and then made our way to the park where Ben had previously proposed to Sarah. It was such a pleasure to capture Sarah and Ben as they revisited such a special spot.

We wrapped up the day by taking some epic photos on the top of some stairs. The sun was setting and it was absolutely gorgeous. We had Sarah and Ben stand on a fountain to get the best angle with the sunset in the background. A policeman came over and gave us a lecture on how “unsafe” it was. He went on and on, but there was no way we were going to let him get us down. We got the shot and Sarah and Ben came down from the fountain safe and sound!

This was such a fun session and we had a great time with you guys. We cannot wait to see what you have in store for your wedding! One thing is for sure, we are looking forward to an unforgettable first dance!

Cheers,
-Dustin & Corynn

 

Grace & Aaron // Valparaiso University Engagement

Grace & Aaron // Valparaiso University Engagement

Presenting Grace and Aaron! These two decided to take their engagement photos back to where their relationship began, Valparaiso University. Their alma mater is nearly a two-hour drive from Fort Wayne, Indiana. However, being travel engagement photographers, we relish the opportunity to see couples in their happiest place.

We used the beauty of the university to help capture the story of Grace and Aaron. Every building had a memory, and every sidewalk contained lost footprints of their past. We even reenacted the proposal under a gazebo they must have walked by a dozen times during their time in school.

There was an abundance of inspiration around us to create naturally loving photos, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t get a little crazy in our adventures. At one point, while Grace and Aaron were safely lying on the ground, we climbed way up into the trees to photograph down below. We are travel engagement photographers, whether on the road or in a tree!

We wish you guys the best of luck in your new adventure together! We’re excited for your Fort Wayne Country Club wedding this fall and for you two to move on to St. Louis!

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Cheers,
-Dustin & Corynn

If you have any engagement photographer needs in or out of the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana, please contact Dustin & Corynn Photography. We would be thrilled to assist you!