Shooting a wedding in Alaska had some challenges for this Indianapolis Wedding Photographer. There is a fine line between bringing too much and too little gear and when you have to carry everything yourself the less the better. Not being familiar with the location is both exciting and scary. And there are so many more things that make travling for a wedding a bit more stressful than local weddings. But once I landed and I meet them face to face all those worries melted away. Together they have this quality that puts you at ease. They make you feel welcomed in this strange yet incredibly beautiful land. When I meet the bridal party it all made sense. They have surrounded themselves with people who are just like them and would anything for you at the drop of a hat. It was so incredible to be able to be apart of Billy and Jessica's first day as husband and wife together.
Alex and Sam's wedding this past weekend was undeniably the hottest wedding I have ever shot. You would think that spending 8 hours in the 100F heat and 1000& humidity would be miserable but incredibly it was the exact opposite. Alex and Sam were surrounded by so much love from friends and family who were over the moon to watch them tie the knot that the energy was off the charts. The accumulated energy was magnetic. The Laughter, the dancing, the emotional tears. All of it just seemed to make the usually oppressive heat a non issue. Its clear that Alex and Sam have worked hard not only on their own relationship but with the relationships between family and their friends. Their wedding was lighting in a bottle.
Brittney and Brian shared their wedding date with another wedding. The royal wedding. A wedding where the bride is about as close to a true princess as someone could be but I would argue that Brittney and Brian had the truly royal wedding. Their wedding was packed with personal details including their love for Disney and Brittneys love for Disney Princesses. Brittney and Brian proved that you dont have to have royal blood running through your veins or have your wedding televised for the world to see to have a royal wedding. All you need is to be surrounded by close friends and family. Their wedding sure looked royal to me.
Marissa & Ryan's wedding this past weekend was one of the most challenging weddings I've ever shot. It was also one of the easiest. Marissa was hoping for snow (and so was I!) but we got rain all day, the churches beautiful European charm was equally matched by how dim it was inside, and the reception was split between what felt like an endless amount of stairs. But you know what I didn't care about any of that because Marissa and Ryan's wedding day was so full of personal connections. Between friends who traveled great distances and family who would go to the end of the earth of each of them, made a little rain or a few stairs simply did not matter. The amount of energy and excitement these two brought to their wedding day was infectious and something I will remember for a long time.
Eric and Kristen's Plum Creek Gold Club Winter Wedding was my last wedding of 2017 but that does not mean it will soon be forgotten! From the Custom Cake topper to their Price is Right reception entrance and having Hot Box pizza cater their wedding it was packed full of personal touches that truly that their wedding so unique and a completel joy to attend.