Aisha & Atif // Philadelphia Engagement

Aisha & Atif // Philadelphia Engagement

Meet Aisha and Atif! These two love birds flew us out to the beautiful city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After a whirlwind trip to Denver Colorado for another engagement session (CLICK HERE TO SEE), we flew to the east coast for an awesome Philadelphia engagement session with Aisha and Atif. It was a blast! Read on for details about these two and their wedding! Plus, see some of our favorite photos from their session below…

We had quite a weekend of travel with engagement sessions. After capturing Alex and Chris’ Denver Colorado engagement, we had the pleasure of flying out to Philadelphia to capture Aisha and Atif’s engagement. It was so fun exploring these beautiful cities! Check out these two’s incredible outfits! Can you spot the dinosaurs on Atif’s shirt? LOVE

These two were a blast to work with. They have a genuine love that shows through all of their photos (and one awesome wardrobe). Because of COVID-19 and the fact the these two are super hero doctors, we had a tough time finding time to do their engagement session. Thankfully we were able to get it scheduled!

We met up in the historic Center City, which is a part of downtown Philadelphia. We walked around the city, finding fun spots to photograph at. We even photographed Aisha and Atif on the “Rocky Steps” in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps that Rocky famously ran on. Lucky for us, the city was pretty quiet and not very busy because of COVID-19, so we had a ton of options for photos!

Aisha and Atif will be getting married next month! We are so excited to capture their big day and meet their families and friends. We’re even more excited to see what these two have in store for their wedding day. Until then, happy planning!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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Alex & Chris // Denver Colorado Engagement

Alex & Chris // Denver Colorado Engagement

Meet Alex and Chris! We had the awesome opportunity of traveling to Denver Colorado to capture these two’s engagement session. Denver was absolutely beautiful – We have been so excited to share these photos! Read on for wedding details, fun facts about Alex and Chris, and see our favorite photos from this sweet Denver Colorado engagement session…

Photographing our couples on their home turf is always so fun. We get to go on a little adventure with them and see all the local spots (Chris even treated me with some good ol’ Colorado Tacos – They were delicious). It never rains in Denver, but there were scattered storms all day on the day of their engagement session. Even though it was a little over cast, we worked it out and ended up with some beautiful sunny photos on a mountain top! You can even see some of the rain off in the distance on their other mountain tops.

We went to a super cute restaurant in Denver towards the beginning of their session – We thought it was only fitting to take some photos there since this was where they had their first date! After the restaurant, we went to a little spot by a lake for some variety, then we got to take some photos of them with their super sweet golden retrievers! They are such sweet dogs.

It wouldn’t be an engagement session in Denver if we didn’t hike a mountain! Lucky for us, Alex’s mom helped us all day. Whether it was outfit changes, taking care of the dogs, climbing mountains, or emotional support, Beth was there to help! So here’s a big shout out to super helpful moms out there like Beth! She even braved some battle wounds from the dogs pulling her down on gravel – Ouch. (I may or may not have taking a tumble hiking down the mountain a few times. But hey, we do anything for the perfect shot!

Alex and Chris are having their wedding in downtown Fort Wayne this fall! The ceremony is going to be at the beautiful Allen County Courthouse. If you’ve never seen a wedding there before, check out this blog (CLICK ME). We hope you enjoyed reading about this sweet Denver Colorado engagement session. See all of our favorite shots below!

Happy wedding planning – See you two in a few months!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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Rachel & Patrick // Lake James Engagement

Rachel & Patrick // Lake James Engagement

Meet Rachel and Patrick! These two adorable people will be getting married this summer in the great city of Indianapolis. We love going into the city, especially for weddings, so we are really looking forward to capturing their wedding day in such a beautiful place! Follow along to learn about Rachel and Patrick’s relationship and see our favorite photos from this sweet Lake James engagement session.

Patrick and Rachel plan to live in Fort Wayne (our awesome home town). Patrick is starting his medical career and Rachel is a teacher. We loved getting to hear about their wedding, their plans, and more during their session with us – It’s the best part of our job. Rachel, as you can see from the photos below, is just as cute as a button! Patrick had the most relaxed and easy going vibe, so these two were the best to work with. They were up for anything, even climbing way up in a tree during their session!

We got to explore the beautiful Pokagon State Park with these two! When we were planning the session, Rachel told us that she thought that it would be really fun to do it at Patrick’s family lake cottage on Lake James. We loved that idea and knew it was close to Pokagon, so we went to the Potawatomi Inn for variety! After exploring Pokagon with Rachel and Patrick, we headed to their family lake cottage for sunset photos.

We took photos in an adorable canoe out over the water – Check out some of the drone pictures we got (pictured below)! Afterwards, Patrick insisted that they do some photos in their matching Star Wars bathing suits – They were so cute. Of course, we had to end the night with a jumping off the dock shot! Check out those gifs!

We are super excited to share this adorable engagement session. We’re even more excited to capture their beautiful wedding day later this summer. We hope you all loved reading about this sweet Lake James engagement session! To Rachel and Patrick, happy planning – We’ll see you guys soon!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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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.

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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 

Kristina & Joseph // Notre Dame Engagement

Kristina & Joseph // Notre Dame Engagement

Introducing Kristina & Joseph! We met Kristina when she was a bridesmaid in Aleks and Matt’s wedding in Fort Wayne a few years ago! We met up with these two at none other than Notre Dame University.  This Notre Dame engagement session was so beautiful. Read on to learn a little bit about these two and how our time with them went!

There is something about being on a campus with so much history and classic architecture that makes being a photographer so fun, especially when you’re working with a couple as awesome as Kristina and Joseph. These two Irish fans wanted to capture their engagement and love at their favorite place! We thought it was a great idea to capture them in a place that we don’t get to shoot at a lot!

After meeting up with them in front of the Notre Dame football stadium, we walked to all of the iconic places on campus: the historic Golden Dome, the reflection pool in front the Hesburgh Library (adorned with what many call the “Touchdown Jesus”), and the beautiful garden art structure in front of the Fitzpatrick Hall of Engineering. Everything about this session was so beautiful!

Kristina & Joesph will be getting married next year in a beautiful Macedonian Wedding! Can’t wait to capture all the awesomeness of their big day… Until then, happy planning!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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If you’d like to see some of our other engagement sessions, click the names below!

Gwen & Brandon – Downtown Engagement

Emily & Zach – Purdue University Engagement

Izabella & Kris – Metea Park Engagement

Emily & Zach // Purdue University Engagement

Emily & Zach // Purdue University Engagement

Meet Emily and Zach! These two boilermakers have been together for a long time – They are high school sweet hearts! Capturing their engagement on such a beautiful campus was awesome. There are just so many special places to photograph! We are so excited to share a little bit about these two and their Purdue University Engagement. Here are all the sweet details…

We captured Zach’s sister Olivia’s wedding a couple of years ago (CLICK ME). He was also the best man in Katie and Logan’s wedding that we captured last year! See if you can spot him in some photos! We are looking forward to seeing Zach’s family again and working with such a great group of people!

We started at Purdue’s famous Bell Tower, then headed over to the famous Engineering Fountain. We got some epic photos of the blue sky with these Purdue hotspots. At these locations, Emily wore a long sleeve white top, light blue distressed high waisted jeans, and brown sandals, while Zach wore a denim shirt, green pants, and white sneakers – The two outfits complimented each other nicely and made for some awesome photos! After a quick outfit change into a beautiful yellow jump suit and jeans and a black shirt, Emily and Zach were ready for some more photos!

We took pictures on the steps of one of Purdue’s many beautiful buildings on campus and captured Emily and Zach in some gardens near by. Everything about this session was natural, fun, and felt like we were just watching two people fall in love. Emily and Zach were very modelesque and natural during their entire session, and it shows in the photos! Of course, we just HAD to take pictures with the famous Purdue University sign. Did you even go to Purdue if you don’t have a picture with this sign? Nope! It’s pretty iconic.

After this, we headed over to Emily’s dorm (which gave us MAJOR Harry Potter vibes) where they changed into their last outfit. Emily changed into a beautiful flowy sage green dress and Zach changed into a white button down shirt. We went to an open field near by to capture them with the sunset – and WOW what a sunset we had. The skies changed from orange and yellow to purple and blue and every color in between. It was a beautiful night!

Emily and Zach will be getting married next year at the White Rose in Decatur Indiana. You may remember this beautiful venue from a styled shoot we did last winter. If you’d like to see this gorgeous venue, click here (CLICK ME)! We loved capturing this Purdue University Engagmenet and we could not be more excited for their wedding next year. Until then, happy planning!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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Purple and Blue Skies at Purdue University Engagement Session

If you’d like to see some of our other engagement sessions, click the names below!

Emily & Jordan

Hailie & Ashton

Izabella & Kris