Embassy Theatre Maternity Session // Fort Wayne Indiana

Embassy Theatre Maternity Session // Fort Wayne Indiana

If you have worked with us before, you would know that one of our favorite things is when we get to photograph our couples past their wedding day. Bring on all the maternity and family sessions! We have had the awesome privilege of photographing a past couple of ours recently… Alyssa and Jon! They are expecting their first baby this coming March! Read on to learn more about this fun Embassy Theatre Maternity session and see all of the glamorous photos from it…

First off, if you haven’t seen Alyssa and Jon’s engagement blog or their wedding blog, what are you doing here? Go check them out and learn a little more about our awesome couple!

We have photographed Jon, Alyssa, and her growing bump all throughout her pregnancy. This blog focuses on their two most recent sessions, one at our studio and the other at the gorgeous Embassy Theatre in downtown Fort Wayne. Alyssa wore beautiful dresses at both sessions and looked so glamorous! The reason these two chose the Embassy for their latest maternity session is because that’s where they got married. Capturing their wedding here was something special, but a maternity session too? Even more so! We were even able to recreate some of their wedding photos, but this time with a bump!

We have loved getting to capture Alyssa and Jon’s engagement, wedding, and now, Embassy Theatre Maternity session! We are so looking forward to photographing their growing family in the coming years. We hope you guys look back on these bump photos for years to come.

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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Martha & Daniel // Swan Lake Resort Wedding

Martha & Daniel // Swan Lake Resort Wedding

You may remember Martha and Dan from their engagement session blog that we posted a few weeks back. If not, make sure to go check it out and see all of their super sweet engagement photos! (You can click here to see that post.) Martha and Daniel’s Swan Lake Resort wedding was nothing short of awesome! Even if the power went out due to an ice storm. Read on for all the details from their big day!

If you read Martha and Daniel’s engagement blog, you learned that these two got engaged around thanksgiving of 2020! Rather than planning a massive wedding with tons of guests, Martha and Daniel decided to host a smaller intimate wedding over the New Year, since family would already be in town! So with just over a month to plan, these two had a lot to do! Being at their wedding, you would have never known it was planned in that amount of time. It was a beautiful day, albeit with some hiccups, but Martha and Dan never got stressed out! They rolled with the punches and made amazing memories with friends and family.

The day’s events were all held at Swan Lake Resort in Plymouth Indiana. Martha got ready with her mom and bridesmaid in the bridal suite! After getting completely ready, Martha did a first look with her dad. Afterwards, we took some photos of Martha with her family, then Martha went to rest before the ceremony. We snagged some photos of Daniel getting ready and of his mom putting his boutonniere on. We used the in between time before the ceremony to take some photos of Daniel with his groomsmen and family, then it was time for the ceremony!

The ceremony was inside since it was so cold and wet outside. Friends and family took their seats and the ceremony started! Dan waited up front for Martha. Soon, Martha’s mom and Daniel’s parents walked down the aisle, where both of their moms lit candles for the ceremony. Soon, Martha walked through the door way with her dad and made their to the front of the room. Martha and Dan took hands, exchanged vows, exchanged rings, performed a candle ceremony! They kissed and were officially married!

After the ceremony, Martha and Dan hopped online to their live stream of the ceremony to thank everyone who watched them get married online, then we headed outside for photos. We took some wedding party photos then had some portrait time with Martha and Dan, the newlyweds! An ice storm had come through northern Indiana the night before their wedding day. While this created a power outage at the reception hall, it also created a stunning atmosphere for photos! We were loving every minute!

After photos, it was time for the reception. Swan Lake Resort was beautiful inside! Even though the power was out, Martha and Daniel made the most of it. Luckily, we had some video lights in our car, so we set those up on the dance floor so everyone could see! It made for one memorable wedding! There were dinner, toasts, cake cutting, and first dances, then the dance floor opened up!

We had so much fun capturing Martha and Daniel’s Swan Lake Resort Wedding day. We are so happy for these two and their new marriage! We hope you guys love your photos. Can’t wait to photograph you two again!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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Sarah & Alex // Headwaters Park Engagement

Sarah & Alex // Headwaters Park Engagement

Meet Sarah and Alex! These two are business owners together. Recently, they purchased Fast Fitness Athlete Co, an awesome gym in Minnesota with a coaching staff and personal training. We are so thankful that we were able to photograph these two in Fort Wayne and are so excited to share our favorite photos from this cozy Headwaters Park engagement session…

These two live in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota! As you can imagine (or in our case, used google maps), it’s roughly a 10 hour drive. Lucky for us, we were able to photograph these two in Fort Wayne during the holidays. This was our only chance to schedule photos with them since they were here for Christmas, so we are super thankful that we were able to knock out their engagement session during this time!

We met up with Sarah and Alex at Headwaters Park in Fort Wayne. We love this location because there are so many places nearby within walking distance, aka tons of variety in locations for our awesome couple! We headed over to the gorgeous golden doors near Allen County’s Courthouse, then walked to some of the new art murals of downtown. We also captured these two in front of the courthouse! It was chilly during their session, but that made for some super cozy photos!

We loved getting to photograph Sarah and Alex before their wedding day. Believe it or not, we learn a lot about our couples (how they met, what they love doing together, their senses of humor, etc.) during engagement sessions, which is why we offer them in all of our packages. Our couples get the chance to know us too and see how we photograph. We hope you two love your sweet Headwaters Park engagement photos. Can’t wait to see what you guys have planned for your wedding next summer! Happy planning!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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Julie & Justin // Empyrean Christmas Wedding

Julie & Justin // Empyrean Christmas Wedding

Julie and Justin are married! You may remember these two from their adorable Concordia Seminary engagement session over the summer. It was the session that ended with a gorgeous rainbow! If not, click here to learn more about these two’s engagement (CLICK ME)! Read on for details about this sweet Empyrean Christmas wedding and see our favorite photos…

The day’s events all took place at the incredible Empyrean in downtown Fort Wayne. The venue practically sits at the top of the city, with floor to ceiling views for miles. It really is Fort Wayne’s “wow” venue!! Julie, her daughter Chloe, her mom, and her sister got ready in the bridal suite at the Empyrean. It’s spacious and full of natural light (aka, the perfect getting ready space). Julie got her dress from the awesome I Do Bridal on Coldwater Road – It was stunning! Both Julie’s mom and daughter helped her into her dress. We love to imagine what our photos will be used for in the future when photographing someone’s wedding… We have a feeling these getting ready photos might be recreated someday!

Because of COVID-19, Julie and Justin decided to postpone the large reception with friends and family until next year. They still wanted to hold the ceremony on their original date however, because the date itself is very special to them. On December 19th last year, Justin was down on one knee proposing! We are so glad that Julie and Justin were able to get married on such a special date, surrounded by their immediate families.

After Julie was completely dressed from head to toe in her full bridal look, it was time for the ceremony! This small intimate was so sweet. There were so many sweet, genuine laughs that made the whole experience memorable for everyone. Although this is not what Julie and Justin had planned for their wedding day, they truly made the most of it and celebrated as if nothing had changed. After some sweet vows and the exchange of some wedding bands, Julie and Justin kissed and were officially husband and wife.

Before the family dinner, we took Julie, Justin, and their wedding party of 2 (who were both siblings) outside for some portraits. Because it wasn’t too cold, we were able to take our time and really make the most of the portrait time for these two. And boy, were they easy to photograph. Real smiles, real love, and a really good time.

After portraits, the night ended with a sweet dinner between both Julie and Justin’s immediate family and everyone talked about their excitement for next year. Empyrean Designs decked out the large table in beautiful holiday decor – It was so stunning! Empyrean served a delicious three course meal and everyone enjoyed the company of family. After dinner, because it wasn’t too cold, we took Julie, Justin, and their daughter Chloe outside for some night portraits. We think these are our favorite photos from the day!

Like Julie, Justin, and their families, we are so excited for their Empyrean wedding reception next summer! We loved photographing this sweet Empyrean Christmas Wedding. We hope you love these photos! See you guys next summer for an awesome dance party…

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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Lily & Jace // Snowy Anniversary Photography

Lily & Jace // Snowy Anniversary Photography

You may remember Lily and Jace from their wedding around this time two years ago. If not, click here (CLICK ME). When we met Lily, her and Jace were only engaged! Since then, we have captured every mile stone in their lives, including photos of their dog with Santa! Read on to learn more about this dreamy, snowy anniversary session and see some mega cozy photos…

Since knowing Lily, we have captured her and Jace’s summer engagement session, a pre-wedding engagement session in downtown Fort Wayne, and their beautiful winter wedding at Baker’s Street Station. This year, having officially been married for two years, the two wanted to document their time together with some Christmas lights and fresh snowfall and some cozy photos!

In Fort Wayne in the middle of COVID, there really isn’t much to do. Luckily for us, there are some Fort Wayne residents who have gone above and beyond with their Christmas lights. When we saw a tunnel of lights over the pathway, we had a vision of photographing there! We pitched the idea to Lily and Jace and they were all about it! We met up with them just as it was getting dark and the snow had started to fall. Pretty soon the lights came on and we made some magic with their photos!

We loved photographing Lily and Jace’s snowy 2nd anniversary session! Just another milestone for these two, and we had the honor of photographing it. Happy two years, you two!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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McKenna & Aaron // Decatur Indiana Wedding Photography

McKenna & Aaron // Decatur Indiana Wedding Photography

Meet McKenna and Aaron! They have been together for over 10 years! These two decided to wait to get married until she was done with Pharmacy school, so here we are! After an awesome decade together, they are finally married. Read on see our favorite photos from McKenna and Aaron’s beautiful Decatur Indiana wedding day and learn more about these two…

The day started at the adorable Bella Mia Salon. This is where McKenna and her bridesmaids got ready for the day. The salon is owned by McKenna’s friend, so this part of the day was super special too. After McKenna got in her gorgeous custom dress – She had some bold black lace added to the sleeves and neckline of it – it was time for the first looks! The first first look was with her dad. Outside the salon was a cute alleyway which blocked the heavy winds, so it was the perfect spot for a first look. McKenna walked up to her dad, tapped on his shoulder, and he was blown away by how beautiful his daughter looked. McKenna had never seen her dad cry or tear up before, so it was one of the most memorable and sweet moments from the day (pictured below)!

After McKenna’s first look with her dad, we went near by for a first look with Aaron. As you can imagine, their wedding day has been very much anticipated, so the excitement in this moment is hard to describe. We’ll just let the pictures do the talking! Naturally, this led into portrait time with both the wedding party and the soon to be newlyweds. We walked all around downtown Decatur for portraits. We thought it was going to rain, but we managed to avoid it! Even though it didn’t rain, there were definitely some high winds. So we ended up utilizing some of downtown Decatur’s cute alleyways for photos to block the wind. At one point, we even ran into Santa Claus! Of course, everyone wanted one last chance to make it on the nice list, so we took photos with Santa!

After portraits, we headed over to the beautiful and newly renovated Eden Reception Hall in Hoagland Indiana for family photos, the ceremony, and the recpetion! After knocking out family photos, everyone snacked on some of the many, many cupcakes, then the ceremony started. McKenna and Aaron did a sand ceremony to symbolize their unbreakable union, exchanged rings and vows, and kissed! After 10+ years together, they were officially husband and wife!!

The reception afterwards was filled with sweet toasts and lots of dancing. Plus some really good food and dessert! After toasts, McKenna and Aaron cut the cake and had their first dance. McKenna danced with her dad of course, and Aaron danced with his mom. The rest of the evening was filled with dancing, dancing, and more dancing. It was quite the party to photograph!

We loved capturing McKenna and Aaron’s Decatur Indiana wedding day. McKenna was glowing and so beautiful. It was a very special day to capture. We hope you two love your wedding photos as much as we loved taking them! Best wishes to the both of you!

Cheers,
– Dustin & Corynn

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