Susan and Dan-Indiana Wedding Photographer

My Best Friend’s Wedding

Susan and I have been friends since we were 10 years old.  We have shared many memorable moments, and a few we would rather forget!  As our latest memory to share, I had the honor of photographing her wedding to Dan at the end of March .  I have to say that as much as it sometimes seems like we live with our brides, this is the first time I have actually lived with one!  I stayed with Susan and Dan for the weekend, along with Susan’s sister Shelly.  Susan has always been a big Chicago sports fan, and it seems she has met the perfect match with Dan.  Their wedding had a definite sports theme, they both wore white Blackhawk jerseys.  All guests were to dress in sports clothes.  She was kind enough to loan me a Blackhawk sweatshirt, and as it was very chilly I was glad to have it!  The ceremony was held outside on the deck overlooking the pond at the Pitstick Pavilion in Ottawa Illinois.  Susan’s daughter Laura was the ring bearer, using a Blackhawk Pillow Pet for the ring pillow!  The reception followed in the Pavilion, with our bride and groom changing into red Blackhawk jerseys with their name written on the back.  Family and friends celebrated with our wonderful couple enjoying finger food and cupcakes.  We rocked out with the “Acoustic Avengers”, friends of the couple.

We extend our most heartfelt best wishes to Susan and Dan and their new life together.  Love you, Q!!!



Amber and Tyler Married!-Fort Wayne, Indiana Wedding Photographer

What a lovely wedding that started with a long distance romance .  Amber and Tyler were married in a romantic ceremony as family and friends looked on.  Family came in from as far away as Canada and Hawaii.  The entire family pitched in to create a lovely setting for the wedding and reception held at Goeglein’s Reception Hall in Fort Wayne.  The twin flower girls did an awesome job coating the aisle with their flower petals. The brides gown was gorgeous and heavy.  So heavy that she had decided she would not be able to wear it throughout the reception, so changed into an elegant and lighter dress. The wedding party included on-line friends that had never met before attending the wedding.  We would like to extend our best wishes for a wonderful life together to Amber and Tyler!

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Samantha and David Married-Warsaw Indiana Wedding Photographer

Samantha and David married in Warsaw Indiana Snowstorm!

Our day started out clear, but became snowy half way through our wedding.  The ceremony was held downtown Warsaw at Tourmaline.  The venue was decorated lovely with hanging lights and crystals.  Our bride and groom exchanged vows they wrote themselves. Not a dry eye in the place by the time they were done!  We then traveled to North Webster for the reception.  We wanted to have some outdoor pictures, so we followed a path around the side of the American Legion towards the lovely covered bridge. We didn’t want to freeze our couple before they had a chance to enjoy their reception, so we had to be quick!  A chocolate fountain was a wonderful surprise for guests.  
We wish Samantha and David the very best future together!

Miranda and Pat married!-Elkhart Indiana Wedding Photographer

Elcona Country Club was the setting for Miranda and Pat’s wedding and reception.  We utilized the sweeping staircase for our group and family portraits. The ceremony was held in a room with a beautiful view of the golf course. Then we took our bride and groom and wandered around the grounds for some couple portraits.  The reception followed with dinner and dancing.  We would like to thank our couple for choosing us to capture their special day. Best wishes to this lovely family!

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Tristan and Thomas Married-Elkhart Indiana Wedding Photographer

Our day started at the Concord Mall with hair appointments for our bride and groom. Then Thomas escaped as we moved to the make up counter.   Being locked out of the church slowed us down, but not for long. Once we were inside Tristan was buttoned into her gown. There were a lot of buttons!!  The ceremony was attended by their family and friends.

The reception involved dinner and dancing, including a special dance by the groom and best man. As the reception was winding down sparklers were lit for a dramatic exit.

Thank you Tristan and Thomas for allowing us to be a part of your special day!


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