Melissa and Ryan Engaged in Bourbon, Indiana
Ryan and Melissa brought Ryan’s children, Payten and Karson with them for their engagement session at Winona Lake Park. The park is a lovely area where we have always enjoyed shooting. Having the kids with them was special because they are the ones that actually proposed to Melissa for Ryan. They asked her to please be their stepmom and marry their dad.
Melissa and Ryan are doing their best during this uncertain time. Working in factories, Melissa was recently laid off, while Ryan will be heading back to work soon. They are forging ahead with plans for their late June wedding. One good thing about being laid off is plenty of time for wedding arrangements!
It was the perfect spring day to meet with this ‘RAD’ couple and take some truly perfect photos!
Mike and Amanda met as coworkers. They discovered that they had a mutual love for guns and their relationship took off with a bang! So, it was only fitting that Mike proposed by giving Amanda not only a gorgeous ring, but a gorgeous gun as well (brave man)!
We met them in Berne, Indiana where Amanda’s family owns the Greenfield Mill. After learning some of the mill’s history, we got some amazing shots inside, as well as by the family’s waterfall and covered bridge. We finished the shoot where else? The shooting range of course!
We enjoyed spending the afternoon with this couple and can’t wait to see what “shots” we capture at their July wedding!
A Winter Wedding in Michigan City, Indiana
Our first wedding of the new year was on a blustery Friday at the Blue Chip Casino and Hotel. The weather caused a slight delay in the schedule, just to make sure all the guests had time to arrive.
Jordan and Garrett met at a swim meet in high school, and married 9 1/2 years later. Their adorable daughter, Beatryce was flower girl. Jordan’s brother, Tyler, walked her down the aisle. Her friend Neal was her Man-of-Honor and friends Erica and Antoinette were Bridesmaids. Garrett had his friend Dan as his Best Man and brother Derrick as groomsman. Their friend James acted as the officiant.
Jordan and her friends made the flowers for their ceremony archway, and had to figure out how to attach them and make the arch stay upright! Her Aunt Marie created the table decorations and the seating chart frame. A friend made their “guest book” out of a pallet. Jordan had her grandmother’s necklace attached to her flowers as her something “borrowed” and her grandfather’s handkerchief as something “old”. Her dress was her “new” and garter as the “blue”. After the ceremony we did photos in front of the arch, then went down to the casino for a few. We did some in the lobby under the awesome chandelier, then did a couple more at a slot machine, until we were told not to do that! Then we went outside into the snowstorm for a few snow shots.
After their wedding they spent their honeymoon on a cruise to the Bahamas.
Thank you, Garrett and Jordan for choosing White Tiger Photographic to capture your special, and snowy, day!
Bridal Shown Season has begun! Visit our booth at the following 2020 shows:
January 4 & 5 – Fort Wayne Bridal Spectacular – Memorial Coliseum
January 4 – Something New Bridal Show – Lerner Theater Crystal Ballroom, Elkhart
January 11 – Unveiled Wedding Expo & Sale – Center Six One Five, Elkhart
January 12 – Northwest Indiana Bridal Expo – Porter County Expo Center, Valparaiso
January 26 – Lucky Bride – Four Winds Casino, New Buffalo MI
Our wedding package is $1100, but you can receive a $100 discount by signing your contract and paying the deposit at one of these awesome shows!
Some tips for attending bridal shows:
1) Wear comfortable shoes. Don’t bring in your coat, or leave it at the coat check where available.
2) Stop at every booth, you never know what they could be giving away.
3) Plan on signing with vendors. Bring a credit card or check book so you can leave your deposit and save your date with your desired vendors.
4) Compare vendors, don’t sign with the first one you talk to. Take advantage of show seating areas to look over literature you have gathered. Then go back and talk to the vendors you like best.
5) Like a vendor? Take a picture of their signage! This will help you remember where they were located.
We hope to see you at one of these great shows!