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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-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!
Meet Paige and Andrew!!
This lovely and laidback couple met in college and from there, they started a story all their own. Andrew asked Paige to marry him in Columbus, Ohio; what better way is there to photograph an engagement session than to go back to where it happened? As travel engagement photographers, we are always trying to capture the moments that mean the most to our clients.
We started our session under the bridge by the river in Bicentennial Park in downtown Columbus. Paige and Andrew probably came to this session thinking it was going to be simple. However, when we mentioned going under the bridge and not on it, they definitely thought we were a little crazy. Nonetheless, the photos turned out amazing, and their bold outfit choice really popped against the grey concrete.
We did many fun photos throughout our time together, even some of them where he proposed. To top it off, they were photobombed while posing along an ivy wall by two local children! The couple even invited them to join in on a couple of photos!
The wind was a bit unforgiving that day, but Paige was able to do an awesome job given the circumstances. We ended with an amazing landscape shot of the couple in front of the downtown Columbus skyline. They gave us every bit of love they have for each other, and it really shows in the photographs. They truly did turn out beautiful, just like them.
Paige and Andrew were a pleasure to work with! You can see their engagement session here. They will marry this fall in Fort Wayne, and we absolutely look forward to working with them again!
If you are in need of any travel engagement photographers, please do not hesitate to contact Dustin & Corynn Photography. We would be delighted to work with you!
-Dustin & Corynn
Hello! Meet Emily and Max. These two and their families originate from good ol’ Fort Wayne, Indiana (That’s how they heard about us). However, our engagement session with them was in none other than, duh duh duuuh…. New York City. Corynn and I travel everywhere for our couples, including big awesome cities across the country. These two flew me out to New York for their engagement photos. For Emily and Max’s session, we were especially excited. We lived in New York in the early years of our relationship so it’s always a blast going back. I enjoyed every minute of being there and loved hanging out with Emily and Max.
These two Fort Wayne natives live in New York City for Max’s finance career. He has always dreamt of working on wall street, so these two made it happen! Emily is lovely school teacher and hopes to follow all of her career dreams alongside Max. From what we have seen with these two, they have what it takes to make all their dreams come true (including having us as their awesome wedding photographers).
The weather was overcast as the day of their photos approached, but we managed to work around the weather with these guys. We were dealing with rain the day of, but Emily and Max made our job pretty easy despite the weather – just look at them! We all made the best of it and ended up with some really awesome photos! We, of course, hit all the fun New York locations. Can you guess where? The Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, and other cool spots in between. We had such a blast spending time with Emily and Max in a city so close to our hearts. We especially love that New York City Skyline (Check it out below)! We are looking forward to going back in September for your wedding! Thanks for an awesome New York session, you guys!
-Dustin & Corynn
Meet Lily and Jace! We had a blast with this Lake Freeman engagement session. Lily and Jace met through Jace’s sister, Gwen. Lily and Gwen have been friends for many years through cheerleading and school – They are longtime childhood best friends. (She’s the maid of honor, if you didn’t see that coming.) Jace was always in the picture as the ‘best friend’s brother’, but it wasn’t until the summer of 2016 where these two hit it off and thought “why didn’t we try this sooner?”. The majority of their relationship has been long distance, but now they go to school together – sort of. Lily studies photography at Bethel College and Jace goes to Notre Dame where he is studying Mechanical Engineering! Just a quick drive to and from, no distance required!
These two got engaged at Foster Park in Fort Wayne this last December. Jace had it set up to where both his family and Lily’s family were there to watch the whole thing go down, all to Lily’s surprise… We’re talking roses with notes, snowy stone pathways, heart shaped arches, Christmas lights, music… the whole deal. Needless to say, Lily said yes! Now we are their (awesomely cool) photographers!
We drove all the way to Monticello Indiana for these guys’ engagement photos. We started at Jace’s family’s lake home down on the docks over the lake. We were loving the lighting! We then traveled to the local park and took some photos down in the water – it was awesome. Our favorite place we shot at by far was Indiana Beach, a Monticello gem! There were waterslides, a colorful sky lift, roller coasters, a huge bridge leading to the island, neon lights, and 80’s decor everywhere you looked. This place is special to Lily and Jace, as some of their happiest first memories together as a couple were here. We had a blast taking pictures of our intern and her fiancé. Excited for their Baker Street Station wedding in downtown Fort Wayne this Winter!
-Dustin & Corynn
Introducing Ashlee and Skiler!
This playful and loving couple spent the day with us at Pokagon State Park surrounded by nature and wildlife. It was clear to see what a natural, fun love these two shared for each other, and we used that to our advantage within our session.
Pokagon State Park’s lakes are beautiful, as is Ashlee and Skiler. They wore bright, lively colors that matched the scenery around them, however, the view couldn’t take away from the magic these two created. They made the landscape come alive, from the water’s edge to the wooded view. Every hug and laugh was genuine between them; they behaved as if they were the only two around for miles. Every photo was created by them. It is a photographer’s dream to capture beautiful people as they naturally are.
In the last bit of the photoshoot, we had some fun! Ashlee and Skiler are a hardworking couple, and they build off each other’s strengths. In these photos, you can clearly see the support and team building these two have created with each other. At one point, they were so in tuned, Ashlee becomes parallel to Skiler with just the use of their arms. Their trust is the base of their relationship, just as their physical strength is the foundation of their joint workouts.
Ashlee and Skiler’s wedding will be held at Fort Wayne’s newest venue, Union 12, which features an amazing barn reception hall with a modern twist to it. This hall is perfect for their fun personalities and to achieve wonderful Fall ambiance. We could not be more excited to shoot at this venue for the first time! Working with this couple at Pokagon State Park was so much fun, and I know their wedding this Fall is going to be even more magical!
For any engagement or wedding photography questions or concerns, please contact us! We would be happy to assist you and take your pictures!
-Dustin & Corynn
Introducing Alexis and Matt!
Alexis and Matt met at Purdue University in Lafayette during their college years and have since been taking on the world together. This young and spirited couple chose to have their engagement photos taken at Culver Academy, approximately an hour and a half away from Fort Wayne; who were we to deny them their perfect scenery? This couple’s love just made the campus more vibrant and created a beautiful setting in their lake engagement photos.
Alexis and Matt really made use of everything the campus had to offer. In front of the auditorium, they laughed as they tried to not fall into the fountain. On the lake, they used the boats to give them the uniqueness they were looking for. It felt as if at any moment, they would sail away to begin their lives together.
This fun couple was so easy to work with. They kept an open mind about the photo shoot and were willing to work with us to create some truly amazing photos. Some we kept classic and others we had a bit more fun with. They were an absolute delight to photograph!
We tend to do a lot of lake engagement sessions, and we absolutely love them! There are so many opportunities to use the water and landscape to make the photos truly extraordinary; every lake photo is different in its own way. Lake Maxinkuckee in Culver, Indiana was a beautiful backdrop for this lake engagement photography session. Please view Alexia and Matt’s incredible engagement photos here.
We will continue our photography journey with Alexis and Matt in the fall when they get married in Cleveland with no extra charge from us!
Do you have any questions about your engagement or upcoming wedding photography needs? We look forward to hearing from you! Please contact Dustin & Corynn Photography.
-Dustin & Corynn