Posted by jennifer in Babies, Portrait on September 18th, 2014 Leave a comment »

His cuteness knows no bounds!  Oh my gosh, check out those glasses from Roman and Leo–an adorable boutique that specializes in nothing but clothing for little boys!  eubank-blogeubank-blog9eubank-blog3eubank-blog12eubank-blog15

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Posted by jennifer in Babies on September 18th, 2014 Leave a comment »

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Posted by jennifer in Weddings, Weddings on September 7th, 2014 1 Comment »

Florist: Cher and her amazing team, Merry Me Events Event Planner: Cher, Merry Me Events DJ: Pat McKillen Church: Basilica of the Sacred Heart Reception: The Brick Cinematography: Iron Kite Films Dress: Monique Lhullier Shoes: Jimmy Choo Hair and Makeup: Nicholas J Salon Lighting: ProShow

wagner1On some wedding days every moment and detail seem charmed to me. From the halls of Notre Dame to living in two cities far apart, Michael and Nicole’s relationship came full circle on July 18th when they said their vows. Finally husband and wife and now living life together (in the same house!) is truly something to celebrate. Because of the long distance planning Nicole and I never met until their engagement session, which we shot in freezing weather on campus at Notre Dame. I knew instantly when I met them I was going to LOVE their wedding day. What I didn’t know is that all of the wedding professionals that created that perfect day, who were complete strangers to me, would become like family in five minutes. Typically videographers and photographers compete for time, shots and occasionally get in each other’s way (still love you guys though). That wasn’t the case with Iron Kite Films. From my home state, North Carolina, Neil and Sean were amazing to work with and we easily stepped aside for each other. I have to admit, I thoroughly enjoyed watching them film with their drone. Definitely a signature element for them! Check out their teaser film here.

Then there was Cher, owner of Merry Me Events, and her amazing team. Cher’s experience and joyful personality was wonderful, but her expertise and amazing organization alongside her talented eye for design was absolutely a breath of fresh air. We just “got” each other and it was great. What Notre Dame wedding would be complete without an irish DJ? Pat McKillen kept the dance floor going all night long and his smile is contagious! He was on America’s Got Talent–fun fact.The Brick–a venue that is on my very short list of favorites was a treat to shoot in. They have thought of everything and created truly a chic atmosphere for weddings!!! I’m in love with the look of the space and can’t wait to return to shoot there again.

I have to say that my Annie has grown tremendously as an artist, a photographer and wedding assistant. She’s quick to jump in and fix small details before I even have a chance to call them out and she’s developed an amazing eye for moments. I’m proud of her work, especially on this wedding. Many images are hers and when editing we are getting to the point where sometimes we can’t tell who took what picture and that is a sign that she is getting GOOD, really good. Great job, Annie! It’s been amazing working with you and I look forward to seeing what the future holds for you as a photographer.

I am just lucky and lead a charmed life as a photographer. Getting to share these moments is indescribable at times. Michael and Nicole, I wish you all the best!! Thank you for letting me share in your day and thank you for your friendship.

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Posted by jennifer in Babies on September 7th, 2014 Leave a comment »

We love Charlie! She’s got a great personality and is always impeccably dressed. I had the honor of documenting Katie and Brian’s wedding years ago. It’s always fun to see couples return to the studio with their babies! Is Charlie a future Miss America? She would have the best mentor in the world as her mom is Miss America 2009. Our first Miss Indiana to take that special title!   When I first met Charlotte I remarked how much she looks like Brian, but I pulled up some images of Katie from a shoot a few years ago and have to say–she might be a mini Katie!  She’s so endearing!  Congratulations on your sweet baby girl, Brian and Katie!  blog_irkstamcrownkatiecrown_favs-0024blog_irk9blog_irk8blog_irk15blog_irk16blog_irk17 Can’t resist posting one of Katie…

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Posted by jennifer in Babies on September 3rd, 2014 Leave a comment »

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Posted by jennifer in Seniors on September 3rd, 2014 Leave a comment »

I remember capturing Doug when he was just a little guy! It’s hard to believe he is all grown up and ready for college. Hoping to watch him play ball someday! He’s really amazing at baseball:)blog_bergerblog_berger13blog_berger3blog_berger15

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Posted by jennifer in Babies, Portrait on September 3rd, 2014 Leave a comment »

Every bit as cute as her brother, little Miss Abby was so fun to capture! Can’t wait until her one year shoot and I really hope she keeps her cheeks!staples-blog3staples-blog9staples-blog5staples-blog12staples-blog10

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Posted by jennifer in Weddings, Weddings on August 8th, 2014 Leave a comment »

Before Tom proposed to Lauren he created an e-mail address with his last name for her…that was how certain he felt she was the “one” for him. I have to say, I find this very romantic!! Lauren accidentally stumbled upon the e-mail address one day and called her sister a little excited. Time passed before he actually asked for her parents blessing and then proposed–these two are most certainly perfect for each other.  Monica describes these two as “Tall, athletic, gorgeous and brilliant…” Pretty much right!

I have been looking forward to their day for a LONG time since booking their wedding. I knew the details would be amazing with Monica Richard helping them with the design and planning of this amazing wedding experience.  She certainly left no stone unturned–which I always expect from her and her fabulous team of professionals.  Normally I have my two cents all at the beginning, but let me guide you through this amazing french provincial experience in the heart of Franklin, IN on Mimi and Papa’s farm.

An evening shot of Lauren and Tom–officially married in the fields…where else would you be on an Indiana summer?  The band was playing and the formalities complete and forever stashed in our memory bank with all the pretty and circumstance!

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The really special thing is Lauren’s purse, which her mother made by hand just for the wedding.  Oh and try not to drool, but their invitations were letter press from Pink Poppy Ink!

Thank you, Bob of Indy Visual for holding the hanger for me!!  Ring shot…  Lauren is STUNNING.  Such a naturally pretty and graceful bride!!  Monique Lhuillier is lucky she had her design on Lauren!
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Monica’s brainchild.  I will admit, sometimes I don’t understand what is being communicated to me in a meeting with a florist, planner, two grandparents, a mother-of-the-bride, a tent company and a production company….but WOW.  So WOW.  Glad it all turned out well…this ceremony was PERFECTLY romantic and memorable.Kohr_JDP08

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Swinging on the bench together.  I can’t make this stuff up, it just happens.  They had the most amazing property for their day and it was “rented’ and no other wedding had ever taken place there…just a memory to be shared only with their closest friends and family.  That is, of course, unless someday they have a beautiful daughter marry in the same place.  No pressure, but you would have the most adorable kids!!!
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After the ceremony there was so much happy!!!  Papa stood by his tractor for a picture with Lauren.  After 8 months of maintaining the property to perfection I think he this moment was his to own!!  Mimi’s lemonade was heavenly…I might have had a cup or four.Kohr_JDP25

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The toasts were thoughtful, funny and not stolen from the internet.  John Hopkins was amazing (yes, you heard that right) and Courtney is the sister I wish I had!Kohr_JDP40

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The special people who made this happen:

Monica Richards: Mon Amie Events Inc.
David Strohmeyer and Carol Golden: The Empty Vase
Scott Evans: Staging and Production
Videographer: Bob Ridge, Indy Visual
Catering: Thomas Caterers of Distinction
Transportation: Antique Limousines Indy, Jack Gamb
A Classic Rentals: Tents

Paper Lovelies: Pink Poppy Ink
Hair: JW Salon
Makeup: Sparkle Meyers

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Posted by jennifer in Weddings, Weddings on August 8th, 2014 2 Comments »

When I first met with Margaret and Gregory I have to admit I felt like I was on the set of a movie. They are such a unique and truly passionate couple. I feel as if I have traveled back in time whenever I am with Maggie–she is like a blonde Audrey Hepburn. She has such poise and is incredibly pleasant to converse with and she has a genuine love for heritage and preserving the past. Greg is the perfect “Cary Grant”, a true gentleman and completely smitten with Maggie. I could swear his heart beats in time with Maggie’s. He finds such joy in watching her delight and smile! I knew they were extraordinary and there might have been a little “happy dance” when they contacted me after a conversation in my parking lot right after our meeting and told me I would have the honor of documenting their day.

They dance–and not just the simple sway and step, but full on ballroom style dancing full of joy and passion! Every detail of their wedding day was carefully contemplated because not only do they have fabulous taste, but I know they will pull their wedding album out to relive their day for many many years to come and Maggie was very aware of the importance of this very special wedding day and how she wanted it to be timeless and relevant to their style. I have found over the years that once in a while I will witness a wedding that is more like how weddings were long ago. The morning of their wedding day it was quiet, thoughtful, classical music was playing, a slight bit of nervousness that was in the air. Maggie chose to share the morning alone with her mother, Cindy. As Maggie’s makeup and hair was underway Cindy continued sewing on her own dress that she finished just minutes before departing for St. John’s. I have to admit that I hope my own daughters choose to have a morning like this. The last moments where your little girl is still your little girl–before she becomes a wife are moments a parent treasures. Remember in Mama Mia Meryl Streep painting her daughter’s toenails before her vows? One of the sweetest movie moments ever!

After their wedding day they left for Italy where they had an audience with Pope Francis himself to receive the most amazing wedding blessing! I wish I had been there to see Maggie and Greg walking around Italy in their wedding dress! Please know I did NOT take the picture of Pope Francis. I would have loved to travel to Europe with Greg and Maggie though!

I am sure I speak for all of the wedding professionals when I say they are one-of-a-kind and truly fun to work with! I was so happy to have some of my favorite people as part of the wedding team:

A.J. Plouge: Columbia Club
St. John the Evangelist: Church
Jim Cerone: Wedding Entertainment Director
David Strohmeyer: The Empty Vase (florist)
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Mike Miley says:

Thanks Jennifer, just one correction,in the picture of Margaret you wrote that her father and Greg carried the mirror to the Columbia Club when in fact it was her father and her uncle who carried it. Just wanted to give credit to uncle John. Thanks again uncle John.

Jennifer, you are amazing and we can’t stop looking at the fabulous pictures you took of this very special couple! Thank you for being such an artist!