They met by twist of fate. They both showed up late to rock climbing class while at IU (uhm.. coolest class ever!) and were partnered together by default. In rock climbing there is a phrase often used to ensure that your partner is safe and to let them know that you are there to support them. “On belay?” the climber will ask. “Belay on” the belayer will call. Total trust of your partner is required and together you work to help one another climb mountains.
Over the years I have photographed all kinds of weddings at various venues. But it turns out, for years there has been a hidden gem nestled into New Castle, Indiana! With landscaped paths, blooming flowers and a large covered shelter, The Art Association of Henry County’s Art Park is a beautiful place for wedding and was the perfect spot for Cheyenne and James to say “I do!”
I’ve always found beauty in the unexpected. Perhaps this is why this moon child inspired elopement at the Ohio State Reformatory was so exciting to be apart of! The wallpaper is peeling, leaving only traces of the floral pattern that used to line the walls inside the former warden’s quarters of the prison. I can only imagine the conversations that happened behind those doors.
McKenzie and Nathan are one of those couples that you just totally fall in love with the second you meet them. They are kind, funny and driven. From college graduations to European adventures, these two have had a big year! But they’re not slowing down anytime soon.
When Julie and Ben first suggested they do their engagement session at the Indianapolis Zoo my first instinct was to jump up and down and shout YESSSSSSSS! But I quickly remembered that I am a professional. (Okay, so I might have done it anyway.) Celebrating with a couple in love with animals all around AND I get to photograph it? Where do I sign up?