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Back in June Zach and I traveled to Chicago to meet up with Amanda and Paul for their engagement session! We actually started our day just outside of Chicago in a city called Naperville. The Naperville riverwalk is simply stunning!

Engagements

Chicago Summer Engagement Session | Naperville + Chicago, Illinois | Amanda + Paul

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There’s a song by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros called “Home” that occasionally weaves its way through my editing playlist. One of the lines in the song is “home is wherever I’m with you.” I don’t think I’ve met a couple that this describes more than Lauren and Jim. 

Engagements

Ralston’s and Downtown Indy Engagement Session | Indianapolis, Indiana | Lauren + Jim

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Last fall I spent some time in Indianapolis with Breana and Blake as we took their engagement photos along the canal. Back then I wasn’t blogging like I am now, so I figured it would be fun to highlight these two as their wedding is this Saturday! Just typing that seems crazy as I feel like just yesterday I was sitting down with them for our first meeting. But here we are!

Engagements

Indianapolis Canal District Engagement Session | Breana + Blake | Indianapolis, Indiana

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As the bouquet flew up and then back down towards the group of excited girls, I smiled as my shutter clicked. Emily’s sister, Rachael had caught the bouquet. The two sisters immediately hugged and laughed together. After all, tradition says that whomever catches the bouquet will be the next in line to marry. In this case, that tradition will live on.

Engagements

Rachael + Seth | Falls Park Engagement Session | Pendleton, Indiana

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But this wasn’t the first time I have met Heather. You see, awhile back I was out having dinner with my best friend and our husbands when I looked over and saw Derek. At that point I hadn’t seen him in years so I joyfully bounded over to say hello to my longtime friend. Derek introduced me to Heather and we talked for a few minutes. What I didn’t know

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Heather + Derek | Downtown Pendleton, IN Engagement Session