It was a few weeks before the holidays when we got the call from the lovely ladies over at the Forum Salon. Sarah, Andrea, and Adrian wanted to create a “look book” to use to promote the upcoming wedding year, and when we heard that, we were like sign us up! We worked with these ladies to craft an amazing shoot, but they did most of the work I’m not going to lie. They handpicked gorgeous models for us to capture, and got Rose’s Bouquets, one of Fort Wayne’s premier wedding florists to work on the shoot with us. The girls also made the arrangements with Autumn at One Fine Day so that we could have some of the most beautiful dresses in all the land. We were able to hire Summit City Rental to provide the tables, chairs, and linens. Oh also at the last minute we were able to grab the most beautiful cake from our favorite baker, Sassy Cakes, who has the cutest bakery downtown Fort Wayne, you should defiantly check her out! The downtown Fort Wayne venue we chose lent itself to the warehouse vibe we were going for with the Fort Wayne wedding photography pics. We had so much fun helping Sarah, Andrea, and Adrian pull this shoot together and we can’t wait to do it again.
Meet April & Adam! When April called and said I want to have a small intimate wedding ceremony with just close family outside at Pokagon State Park, oh and in the middle of January, and I want to wear a dinosaur costume for the first look…We were like WE ARE SO IN! Pokagon is one of our absolute favorite places regardless of what time of the year it is, it’s actually where Dustin wanted to get married when we were planning our wedding. Most people know about Pokagon state park for it toboggan slide and its incredible inn, the Potawatomi Inn, which overlooks the gorgeous Lake James
So we pulled up to the super romantic site that April and Adam had picked to exchange there vows, and no amount of planning or the epic fire Adam had made could have prepared us for just how cold it really was. It was -4 degrees you guys, like crazy cant, feel your limbs kinda cold. But I challenge you to find one photo of April where she looks more than slightly cold! She was such a gladiator, we were bundled up with layer upon layer, heck I even had a child in me that was crawling further inside haha. But regardless of the fridged temperature, we were able to make some amazing photos of these guys and love every minute of it. Congrats to the new Mr & Mrs. Wolf, and I bet Mexico felt all that much better afterward 🙂
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Angela & Jake // Saint Joan of Arc Indianapolis Winter Wedding
Meet Jane & Jim! From the moment we met with Jim and Jane over coffee we knew we had to photograph their wedding. And It had nothing to do with the budget, or venue, however, I think you can tell by the photos that the Indianapolis Artsgarden is pretty fricking spectacular! The reason we knew that Jim and Jane had to join the roster of Dustin & Corynn brides and grooms was that they were authentic and crazy in love with each other, oh and they LOVE to laugh which is huge for Dustin because he thinks he is funny.
Jane & Jim’s wedding day went off without a hitch. We started the day at the Westin downtown Indianapolis where the ladies had gotten a hotel room to get all there hairs in place and their make up just right. But the best part was when Jane slipped into her dress and walked out into the room for all of her favorite people to see her for the first time. We then headed to Saint Peter & Paul Catholic church where these two lovebirds tied the knot. They then hopped on a trolley and off to downtown Indy we went. After an amazing time taking photos of these lovebirds, we arrived at our new favorite venue, Indianapolis Artsgarden! You may have walked through it or under it and didn’t even know. It is a giant glass dome in the middle of downtown Indianapolis intersection that is like five or six stories up off the ground, that on any ordinary day is just a public area connected to the circle center mall downtown.
Jim & Jane you guys were and continue to be such amazing people both inside and out. I’m not going to lie we both got a bit choked up during all the heartwarming toasts that were given in your honor. I hope once life settles with your new house and the honeymoon we can hang out.
And in case you missed their engagement session, it was equally awesome!
Drummmm Roll Please! Meet Allyson & Riley Heller! This beautiful couple decided to do things a little different than most and it was amazing! Allyson and Riley decided to have a backyard ceremony at their family estate for only close family and friends making it super intimate and special. They then had a gorgeous tented dinner party with the close friends and family prepared by the flipping amaze-balls Chef Alex Robertson. You will also see from all the photos the incredible details that Allyson included by enlisting the help of talented people like Rose’s Bouquets and All Occasions.
After the delicious dinner party, everyone jumped on a trolley to head to the reception at Parkview baseball field, where 200 more of Allyson and Riley’s friends and family would join them to party the night away. Oh but before we got on the trolley I talked Allyson into letting me take a photo of her and Riley in the pool, these guys were the best! But I think what topped this wedding for me was when Allyson & Riley did kart-wheels in the outfield of the baseball diamond!
This wedding will defiantly go down in the record books as one of our favorite weddings of all times! Make sure you click the link before to check out the rest of their amazing wedding day!
Dustin & Corynn
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Meet the newest Mr and Mrs DeMato! Kyle and Elizabeth were such a blast getting to know over the last year. They got married at the beautiful St Vincents Catholic church in northern Fort Wayne. We then drove around town taking some sweet photos as you can see. We then wound up at one of our personal favorite reception venues here in Fort Wayne, the historic Baker Street Station in downtown Fort Wayne.
It was at the reception that Kyle, in my opinion, “leveled up” and got everyone in the entire train station to come dance to his favorite song! It was truly an amazing night, especially since we were able to convince Elizabeth to be a bit daring and the results are the very last photo in this post (totally worth it).
-Dustin & Corynn
Meet Allie & John! You might remember them from the amazing engagement photos we took of them last year. This fun loving couple is what every photographer wishes for in a bride and groom. They are sweet, down to earth, and are full of grace, oh and they laugh at Dustin’s dumb jokes, this is also a key to our success lol.
We started the day off separate: Dustin was with the ladies at the fantastic Felts estate while Corynn photographed the men at John and Allie’s house. We then joined forces at one of our favorite Catholic church near downtown Fort Wayne, St John the Baptist.
Following the wedding ceremony, the whole wedding party loaded up on a Catholic school yellow school bus to joy ride around downtown Fort Wayne. Our first stop was the brand new 07 Pub! Such a cool spot we can’t wait to go back and check it out again. Next, we hit up the Brass Rail and the lawn of the downtown Fort Wayne Courthouse for some beautiful wedding photos!
Now for the best part, the Reception. The War Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne is one of our very favorite places for a LARGE reception, and this was large. It was an intimate gathering of the closest friends and family, all 400 of them LOL! We also did a photo booth at the reception and John and Allie had made giant cut-outs of themselves for it, so cool! Oh, and you know we have the coolest couple around because the flipping Mayor of Fort Wayne was at their wedding! Allie and John are a very big deal, you guys!
We just want to take a moment to thank Allie and John for choosing us to capture their amazing wedding day. We know that every couple has a multitude of choices on a wedding day and the fact that you guys chose us means the world to us.
Dustin & Corynn