Cassie & Matt // Freimann Square Engagement Session

Cassie & Matt // Freimann Square Engagement Session

Meet Cassie and Matt! We are beyond happy to work with such an awesome couple. We walked all over Freimann Square and Headwaters Park in downtown and learned all all about their story during their engagement session. Read on for details and some of our favorite photos!

When Cassie and Matt decided to move their wedding date due to covid-19, their wedding photographer was already booked on the date they wanted. Rather than trying to change the date again, they decided to call around to see if other photographers were available. So when they called us, not only were we available on a date so close, but we also knew that we’d be able to squeeze in an awesome engagement session too. We love when situations come up when everyone involved is happy and surprised!

We met up with these guys at the beautiful Freimann Square – The fountains were on and were so pretty! From there, we walked over to the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre to take photos by the local contemporary art work. Cassie wore a black dress with matching shoes while Matt wore a simple white button down shirt and corresponding black dress pants. These two looked so sharp! We finished their engagement session at the awesome Headwaters Park when it started to sprinkle. By the end of the session, we even saw a rainbow (pictures below).

Cassie and Matt will bee getting married this July (about a month away) at the amazing Punch Films. It is the perfect location for couples looking for more of that industrial look on their wedding day. We loved being able to capture Cassie and Matt’s engagement session – We are even more happy that we get to capture their wedding day! Happy planning.

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

Check out Gwen & Brandon’s wedding (CLICK ME)Amanda & Grant’s engagement session (CLICK ME), and more here (CLICK ME).

Amanda & Grant // Downtown Spring Engagement

Amanda & Grant // Downtown Spring Engagement

Meet Amanda and Grant! We had a blast with these two at their downtown spring engagement session. Amanda had been following our work for awhile, so we’re so glad they she contacted us and that we get to capture their engagement and wedding day! Read on for details of this session and see some of our favorite photos.

We met up with Amanda and Grant at headwaters park. The main path was lined with white flowering trees. The ground was a little wet from rain earlier in the afternoon, so it was covered with some of those little white flowers too. Needless to say, we had the most perfect spring weather and atmosphere for these engagement photos! After this, we headed across the street to take photos by some beautiful blooming red bud trees. The bright purple flowers against Amanda’s emerald green dress was the perfect contrast.

The sun popped out during the session, so we walked over by some gardens where the sun was shining for some magical spring pictures (pictured below!!). On our way back to the cars to change locations, we walked by the white flowering trees again – Some of the flowers were falling, so it looked kind of like snow! We went by two of our other favorite spots downtown, then called it a day!

We loved working with Amanda and Grant. This was the first of two engagement sessions that we’re doing with them. Based off how awesome their first session went, we are so pumped for the next one! Expect more photos of these two sometime this summer! And get ready for their wedding this November at the amazing Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum (super awesome car museum in Auburn Indiana). We can’t wait! Thanks for reading all of this and for viewing our favorite photos of this downtown spring engagement session. Happy planning you two!

Cheers,
Dustin & Corynn

Snow, but make it spring!

Check out Gwen & Brandon’s wedding (CLICK ME), Shelby & Jon’s engagement session (CLICK ME), and more here (CLICK ME).

Gwen & Brandon // Intimate Fort Wayne Wedding

Gwen & Brandon // Intimate Fort Wayne Wedding

Gwen and Brandon got married! What seemed like a long time coming, the day finally came. We are thrilled to share details and some of our favorite photos from this sweet, intimate Fort Wayne wedding. Get ready!

We met Gwen through our studio manager, Lily. Lily married Gwen’s brother in December of 2018 – We’ve been dreaming of capturing her wedding ever since! We were so excited when Gwen and Brandon contacted us to capture their wedding day. While plans changed quite a few times because of the virus, their wedding ended up being the most sweet and romantic weddings we’ve been a part of.

We met up with Gwen and her awesome bridal party at her parents villa. They had spent the morning doing their hair, getting coffee and tea, and gathering things for the big day – We photographed Gwen’s beautiful wedding dress here and snapped a few details of her jewelry and their rings. When it was time, we all headed over to her brother’s house, where the wedding ceremony and reception were hosted. Gwen and her bridesmaids headed downstairs to the oh-so-cutely decorated basement to do their makeup, get dressed, and steam the bro-of-honor and dude-of-honor’s clothes!

Before Brandon and his guys got back from playing baseball all morning, Gwen got into her wedding dress! Her mom and bridesmaids helped her with buttons and details. After she was done getting ready, the girls headed downstairs to hide away until the ceremony. Brandon and his guys arrived looking ever so spiffy in their floral ties and matching white shirts. After guests were seated, the ceremony began!

Pair by pair, each groomsmen and bridesmaid walked down the aisle. Brandon showed a large range of emotions from nervous to excited to happy, but he was nothing but happy when he saw Gwen. Gwen made her way outside and down the aisle towards Brandon, smiling from cheek to cheek. The two exchanged vows, exchanged rings, and took part in a foot washing ceremony to symbolize service to the other. After a prayer, Gwen and Brandon sealed the deal with a kiss!

After the ceremony, everyone grabbed a quick drink then it was time for some wedding party photos! We walked over to the Indian Trails park for photos then headed back for dinner, toasts, and dancing. Family and friends sat around several round tables sharing and catching up after many weeks in quarantine. After everyone had dinner, toasts began. First was from the Father of the Bride, then the groom’s sister, and the last was from the Bride’s brother, Jace. His toast especially left most people, including us, in tears! The sun began to set on this sweet evening and the dancing began!

This wedding was one of the sweetest and most intimate weddings we’ve had the pleasure of capturing. We’re not sure if it was because of the beautiful location overlooking the pond, the lack of chaos that usually ensues on a wedding day, or because we knew this family so well before hand, but it was such a special wedding to capture and be a part of. We hope you enjoy viewing our favorite photos from this intimate Fort Wayne wedding.

Gwen and Brandon – We wish you guys the best of luck as you prepare to move to North Carolina and start this new adventure of being married. Thanks for letting us be a part of your special day.

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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Shelby & Jon // Headwaters Park Engagement

Shelby & Jon // Headwaters Park Engagement

Meet Shelby and Jon! These two highs school sweethearts will be getting May 2021 and we could not be more excited for their wedding. Shelby has wanted us to capture her wedding day since before they were even engaged, so we are so thankful to be able to capture their big day. Read on to learn more about this Headwaters Park engagement session and see our favorite photos from it!

Shelby and Jon were AWESOME during their session. Not only were they super relaxed and fun to work with, but they also went along with all of the fun ideas and creative shots we had in mind. We knew scheduling this session would be tricky. We had a very short window between Shelby’s elbow surgery and photography being allowed due to Corona. Luckily everything worked out and we were able to capture their engagement. We even has a warm, sunny evening to do so. It could not have worked out better!

During their session, they rocked three different outfits. The first was more formal – Shelby wore a flowy light blue floral dress and Jon wore dress pants and a sharp button-down. Their second outfit was casual, but still dressy! Shelby has on a black dress and was decked out with stylish accessories, while Jon wore Khaki pants and a turquoise colored short-sleeved button-down. When the session was coming to an end, they changed into jeans and nice tops since it was getting a little cooler out. We walked around downtown Fort Wayne, starting at Headwaters Park, then moving to the art mural alley ways, the tulip gardens in front of the courthouse, and Promenade Park!

Shelby and Jon’s Headwaters Park engagement session was so fun. One, because we hadn’t been able to photograph people in a while, and two, because Shelby and Jon were just that awesome to capture. To Shelby and Jon, we hope you love your engagement photos and we are so excited to be there on your big day to capture all the love. Happy planning!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

Click the names below to see some of our other awesome couples!
Allyson & Sam – Downtown Fort Wayne Engagement
Emily & Jordan – Union 12 Winter Wedding
Elise & Peter – Arizona Mountain Wedding

Allyson & Sam // Downtown Fort Wayne Engagement

Allyson & Sam // Downtown Fort Wayne Engagement

Meet Allyson and Sam! We had an absolute blast capturing their downtown Fort Wayne engagement session. We went all over the downtown area – even Promenade park! Keep scrolling to read about this adorable engagement session and see some of our favorite pictures…

These two traveled all the way from Chicago just to have us capture their engagement. It meant so much to us that they were willing to travel for their session, so we made sure to show them the best that Fort Wayne has to offer, we may have even tried to talk them into moving! Showing them around our local spots was so fun. We started off taking photos by some of the city’s beautiful art murals. (More and more keep popping up all over the city!) After this, we went on top of the parking garage above the art murals for photos with the sunset, then we headed over to Fortezza Coffee for some cozy coffee shop photos. Coffee is something really close to both of their hearts, so of course, we had to capture them at a coffee shop. We finished off their engagement session at the gorgeous Promenade Park, Fort Wayne’s newest park along the river.

Allyson wore a beautiful brown wrap dress with a bold black heel – Sam wore a grey sweater, khakis, and brown leather shoes. For Allyson’s second outfit, she wore a black sweater, jeans, and brown shoes, and Sam…. well Sam forgot his second outfit lol. These two had the best style. Not to mention, they were so easy and fun to work with. Capturing their love was easy as pie – We can’t wait to capture their wedding this fall. They will be getting married in Massachusetts!

We hope you all enjoyed reading about this sweet downtown Fort Wayne engagement session. We sure did! Until the wedding, happy planning!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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Maria & Kevin – Snowy Engagement Session
Emily & Jordan – Union 12 Winter Wedding
Elise & Peter – Arizona Mountain Wedding

Elise & Peter // Arizona Mountain Wedding

Elise & Peter // Arizona Mountain Wedding

Meet Elise and Peter, one of our amazing 2020 couples! We had the awesome privilege of capturing this fun Arizona Mountain Wedding. You can view all of their wedding photos here (CLICK ME), but our favorite moments are in the photos below. We also had an awesome time working alongside Daniel Martinez Hernandez, Elise and Peter’s wedding videographer (instagram: @shotbytruly). Read on for all the details of this sweet Arizona wedding.

The day’s events were held at The Paseo, an awesome wedding venue that sits near the Superstition Mountains and the Sonoran Desert. It has awesome getting ready spaces as well as picturesque views, a modern and stylish facility, and a stellar staff. Elise spent the morning getting ready with her favorite people. After getting her hair and makeup done, Elise put on her dress with her mom and bridesmaids. She paired her dress with simple accessories for an effortless glam bridal look. As everyone finished getting ready, guests began to arrive. Before we knew it, it was time for the ceremony! The florals were delivered before the ceremony and were absolutely stunning. J Barry Designs created such beautiful arrangements for Elise and Peter’s wedding day.

Guests found their seats, then Elise made her way down the aisle towards the love of her life. The two exchanged vows, performed a candle lighting ceremony, kissed, and broke a glass, a common Jewish tradition, to symbolize the foreverness of their marriage! As guests enjoyed the cocktail hour on the patio, Elise and Peter signed their marriage license and captured family portraits. During cocktail hour, Elise and Peter added a super sweet addition to their wedding day… A Wedding Burro, courtesy of Haul N Ass Productions. Afterwards, we had a little portrait time with the wedding party and then some portrait time with Elise and Peter. Then it was time to party!

Reception time! The cocktail hour ended and guests made their way inside the main event space at The Paseo. Everything was decorated beautifully by Lace and a Barn. The food for the evening was catered by San Tan Brewing Company (which was so good). The wedding cake and other desserts were made by Piece of Cake Desserts – check out some of their other wedding cakes here (CLICK ME)! There were toasts, a singing performance, and tons of awesome dancing. As added entertainment at the reception, there was even a photo booth with fun props and an awesome backdrop, courtesy of Snap Booth in Arizona. It was one heck of celebration if we do say so ourselves. The DJ, Downtown Browne Productions (DJ Tempo Tim), had every guest on their feet and on the dance floor. It was a party!

It was an honor to capture this beautiful Arizona Mountain Wedding. Elise, Peter, their friends, and family were all so awesome to work with. We loved getting to visit your beautiful state and capture your wedding day. We hope you enjoy these photos for years to come. We wish you guys many years of a happy marriage!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

Engagement Ring and Wedding Bands Bridal Details at Arizona Mountain Wedding Bride Getting Ready Bride with Flower GirlOur awesome bride, Elise, helping their little flower girl get ready! She was an absolute doll.

Bride Getting ReadyBride Getting DressedSweet Moments with Mom!
Bridal PortraitsGroom Getting Ready GroomsmenWedding Ceremony at Arizona Mountain Wedding Wedding Ceremony at Arizona Mountain Wedding Wedding Ceremony at Arizona Mountain WeddingCeremony time! Elise walking down the aisle with her dad.
Wedding Ceremony at Arizona Mountain Wedding Wedding Ceremony at Arizona Mountain Wedding Wedding Ceremony at Arizona Mountain WeddingThe incredible view from the Paseo, the beautiful wedding venue that hosted the entire wedding day! It was breathtaking.
Wedding Ceremony at Arizona Mountain WeddingWedding Ceremony at Arizona Mountain Wedding Signing the Marriage LicenseSigning the marriage license — It’s official. Peter’s face says it all!
Family PortraitsWedding Party PortraitsFamily Portraits Wedding Party Portraits Wedding Party PortraitsWedding Party PortraitsWhat an adorable little addition on a wedding day! A wedding burro – a very cute way to deliver ice cold beverages to guests!
Portraits at Arizona Mountain Wedding Portraits at Arizona Mountain Wedding Portraits at Arizona Mountain Wedding Portraits at Arizona Mountain Wedding Portraits at Arizona Mountain Wedding Details at Reception Portraits at Arizona Mountain Wedding Grand Entrance to Reception at Paseo First Dance Toast Wedding Toasts at Paseo WeddingDetails at ReceptionHow amazing is this tiered cupcake / cake setup? And yes, it was all delicious.
Toast at Paseo Wedding Venue Singing at Arizona Mountain Wedding First DancesCutting the Cake at Arizona Mountain Wedding Dance Floor at Reception Guests at Paseo Wedding Reception Guests at Paseo Wedding Reception Shoe Game at Arizona Mountain Wedding ReceptionGarter Toss Garter Toss Bouquet Toss at Paseo Wedding Venue Reception at Paseo Wedding Venue Us with the Bride and Groom

If you’d like to see some of our other weddings, click the names below!
Beth & Ryan – Snowy Fort Wayne Wedding
Courtney & Matt – Winter Wedding Fort Wayne
Hillary & Ethan – Autumn Indianapolis Wedding