Hey! Sorry for being so quiet the last few. Teaching 3 spin classes and editing has just made things crazy. Never to fear, Dustin and Shaela are on the blog tomorrow!
Hey! Sorry for being so quiet the last few. Teaching 3 spin classes and editing has just made things crazy. Never to fear, Dustin and Shaela are on the blog tomorrow!
“Flowers...are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.” Ralph Waldo Emerson #alpinelakeswilderness #naturehappy #ig_nature #enchantments #nakedplanet #optoutside #wildernessculture #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #wenatcheenationalforest #highlifevisual #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #neverstopexploring #getoutstayout #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #natureaddict #themountainsarecalling #artofvisuals #goatworthy #ourpnw #exploretocreate #pacificnorthwest #pnw #pnwonderland #upperleftusa #livewashington #liveyouradventure #leavenworth
last week I drove to New Hampshire to see *real fall* for the first time ever. I couldn’t stop screaming “oh my god!!!” at every turn. I mean, come on, those colors are unreal!!! also I’ll be posting fall pictures from now until eternity, okay bye :-)
The Photography community is full of amazing and talented people. There is so much inspiration, motivation, and knowledge within it. One thing that I absolutely love about the local community of photographers is that while we all run a business, we also help each other. Putting aside competition and embracing community is an important aspect of how this community in Central Indiana functions. Through the local collaboration of many talented people, I have learned, grown, and seen the path set before me in order to establish myself as a full-time and successful entrepreneur. I also have enjoyed this year especially because of the amazing shoots and new friends that I have been able to photograph and meet. Every wedding is different, every family has a special niche, and every client is meaningful. I have been so blessed this year to collaborate, photograph, and help document so many amazing people and I look forward to the coming years as a wedding and portrait photographer. 🤩 One of my absolute favorite sessions this year was actually a styled shoot with this young lady and this gorgeous horse. Katherine Mei, who runs her own successful photography business along with the stylizing and home interior design studio along with another local photographer, Kelsey Lefever set up this amazing shoot at Vintage Oaks Barn in Delphi, Indiana. Never would I have dreamed that I would get to photograph such a gorgeous and almost magical shoot. The horses, the smoke bombs, the amazing and very luxurious wedding gowns, along with Katherine’s very handsome boyfriend and all of the amazing details that Katherine and Kelsey put together made this shoot a dream. Except how do you dream about something that you didn’t know ever existed? As silly as it sounds, I keep coming back to these beautiful images from this day this past summer. I hope that all of my brides aspire to do something unique and fun on their wedding days and that through our collaboration, our hard work, and planning, we can execute your wedding or your portrait session exactly how you dreamed it or even better.
Happy Monday! Despite the drear (which I love and think is totally fitting) I hope you find some love and warmth today. My lovely wife is off to Texas today to visit her 94 year old great uncle and I’m home alone with doggie. Plans include beers with a buddy and late night editing. What do y’all do when you’re home alone?
✨dreaming with my eyes wide open ✨
You get these moments once in a lifetime. So dance the dance, kiss a little longer, and embrace a little tighter. It’s your wedding day and you deserve nothing but the best.
Racing off to capture Savannah and Tom’s wedding day! It’s the perfect October day for a little spooky and a lot of love!
This brisk weather got me like.. happy #fribae
By your side until the very end 🔥🔥🔥 Anybody else looking bing this real fall weather? 🍂🍃 I had such a blast going out to photograph Jenna and Jake again in Lafayette this time. Accompanied by @bailey.elle who shared a few of her secrets as well as picking up a few light tricks. Now it’s off to Kelsey and James engagement, finish up Alyssa and Craig’s wedding and finish the week with the extraordinarily talented @katherine.stylizing.studio and her styled shoot in Carmel tomorrow evening (deep breath) and then Savannah and Tom’s wedding! Cheers to the grind! Two weeks until vacay. 😘
As we take a dramatic turn into REAL fall weather (thank God) we come across the last of my 6 back to back wedding weekends. Savannah and Tom celebrate their marriage this weekend! I’m excited to see what spooky details they incorporate into their wedding along with all the love and passion these two long time lovers have.
Liz and Kat’s wedding has been delivered! I was so glad to get to see these two tie the knot in front of the nearest and dearest. Not only that but their reception was an absolute hit!
“I will love you til the end of time. I would wait a million years.” @lanadelrey 🤩🤩🤩 Getting to reconvene with amazingly talented people and spend a Tuesday is a dream. I also got to spend some time with @bailey.elle who is an absolute gem and amazingly talented photographer. Cheers to Tuesday’s and all the fun.
A good crew for the “I do.”
These small and intimate moments define a wedding day just as much as a kiss, a dance, and all the other pomp. A moment away from it all to reflect and think of all the joy to come can make a wedding day even more sweet.
Dustin and Shaela are back from their honeymoon so I thought we'd welcome them back with a glimpse back at their wedding finale! Welcome home, Mr. & Mrs. Kult!
Beautiful Town Beach . . . pocket_allnature #pocket_family_member #everything_imaginable_ #splendid_earth #bd_pro #fotocatchers #bns_world #heart_imprint #amazing_shots #bns_earth #ig_great_shots #awesome_shots #ig_allnature #earth_shotz #tv_allnature #earthcanon #magical_beauties #exceptional_pictures #master_gallery #allbeauty_addiction #breathtaking_snaps #natureoverhorizon #highlifevisual #gottolove_this #world_great #eternalized_moment #globewonders #earths_playground # loudlandscapes #WyndhamHolidays
What an absolutely amazing evening! Jenna & Blake are officially married after almost 9 years, 2 children, and an amazing start to their already wonderful life. This was such a fun wedding that I cannot wait to share about soon! Congratulations, you two!
Today is the day! Jenna and Blake are getting married today! I’m so excited to watch them take this next step into happiness!
When preparing for motherhood, especially this close to everything, I bet any mother or soon to be mother would recommend letting your hair down and having an impromptu dance party, to the best of their ability of course. Life is about to change for the better but it does come with it’s fair share of novel challenges. 💜💜 Are y’all taking a weekend to yourselves or hitting that grind hard?
Give me all those Indiana sunset moody feels. 2 out of 3 galleries delivered to these #fribaes !
Every couple needs to take a moment on your wedding day before you leave your wedding to have a moment. Even if it’s 5 minutes alone and even away from the photographer. You get to spend the rest of your life together but this is probably one of the best days of your life thus far. 💎💎💎 I’m so excited to get to send out 3 galleries this week. Thank God, for these amazing people, these gorgeous couples, and these wonderful moments of triumph and intimacy.
Just putting the final touches on this wedding gallery before sending it out. I hope y’all have been having a successful week. 2 more weddings before a little break and then back at in November. But all the family, styled, and commercial shoots coming up are giving me life. Makeup: @mbmariie_
“Pretend you’re in a watch magazine ad.” Literally my new favorite prompt for couples. As much as I love to see the intense love and passion in a couple’s eyes, there is something so invigorating about creating a portrait that has mood, depth, and bit more smolder. Thanks to @jenna_glogoza and @jrockey25 for being my favorite ‘watch ad’ couple to date. Also double Holla because we get to hang out next week for a downtown Lafayette shoot with the amazingly talented @bailey.elle. So watch out for that. Also, I’ve just finished up two weddings and will be sending them out to some lucky newlyweds soon! 💕❤️ A huge #bless to @gingerkatphotography for setting up this shoot @raelynnsprom & @raelynnsboutique for the gorgeous dress, @sephoragreenwood for makeup, @master_stylist_amber for hair and @9oncanal_ for the gorgeous downtown Indy venue. 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘
sometimes life gets a little blurry 〰️〰️
Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination.
Real or fake? Flowers, I mean. These gorgeous and totally real flowers helped define this epic and gorgeous shoot at the Moses Fowler House thanks to @honeyandsageflowers. 💐💐💐 Whether you choose real or fake, just remember that it’s whatever makes you happy. The pro of real flowers are that they are gorgeous and so precious. They get one day to shine and it’s your special day. 🤩🤩🤩 On the other hand, fake flowers can be just as gorgeous when arranged and created by someone who has a passion for it. You also get to enjoy them for your entire lifetime. You could even pass them down, but who knows what our children and beyond will want when it’s their turn to get married. Either way, my wife and I had fake flowers, mostly because when we got married, it wasn’t an extravaganza or money and frivolities (although there was much frivolity!). We were on a super limited budget and did everything for under $5k. Do I wish we could have had some of these amazing weddings that we both get to be a part of now? Yes and no. Our day is special and unique to us. It helped us become who we are today which in turn reflects in our businesses. However, it would have been amazing to go all out with even more people and more luxury. 💎💎💎 Whether you’re on a budget or the sky is the limit, just remember to never compromise on what makes you happy, together. We had to remind ourselves that triangular plates weren’t going to make our wedding any better. We did, however invest in a few things that we both chose and agreed on. You get to walk away, at the end of your wedding, no matter what, together, in love, and partaking in the most exciting journey to date, as two who have become one.
Wanaka I miss you. . . . . #pocket_allnature #pocket_family_member #everything_imaginable_ #splendid_earth #bd_pro #fotocatchers #bns_world #heart_imprint #amazing_shots #bns_earth #ig_great_shots #awesome_shots #ig_allnature #earth_shotz #tv_allnature #earthcanon #magical_beauties #exceptional_pictures #master_gallery #allbeauty_addiction #breathtaking_snaps #natureoverhorizon #highlifevisual #gottolove_this #world_great #eternalized_moment #globewonders #earths_playground # loudlandscapes #WyndhamHolidays
Happy 3rd day of marriage. I hope today and every day is just as special as these early moments.
Beautiful day at Town Beach, Port Macquarie . . #pocket_allnature #pocket_family_member #everything_imaginable_ #splendid_earth #bd_pro #fotocatchers #bns_world #heart_imprint #amazing_shots #bns_earth #ig_great_shots #awesome_shots #ig_allnature #earth_shotz #tv_allnature #earthcanon #magical_beauties #exceptional_pictures #master_gallery #allbeauty_addiction #breathtaking_snaps #natureoverhorizon #highlifevisual #gottolove_this #world_great #eternalized_moment #globewonders #earths_playground # loudlandscapes #WyndhamHolidays
Off the next new adventure!
I’ve got those post wedding feels. Dustin and Shaela’s best day was perfect. A little rain for a little luck, amazing support through their groomsmen, bridesmaids, and their family, and so many precious moments all day. Wish them all the best while they fly down to Florida for their honeymoon!
i’ll be dreaming about this place for a while 🌙✨
“The perfect light doesn’t exis...” 🤩🤩🤩 .... ... .. . Model: @katherine.mei Hosts: @shutterupstudios and @katherine.stylizing.studio Venue: @vintageoaksbanquetbarn Florals: @rkflorals Gown: @bluehousebridal Hair: @bridalhairbyholly
Holy smoke bombs, Batman! 💚💚💚 Host: @gingerkatphotography Location: @9oncanal_ Wardrobe: @raelynnsboutique aka @raelynnsprom Hair: @master_stylist_amber Makeup: @sephoragreenwood Flowers: @whitecloverdesigns
We’ll take on the universe, just the three of us.
Saying I do is so much more than dishing out thousands of dollars, inviting your extended never seen before relatives, and praying that you didn’t fluctuate too much between the past season of This is Us and the current one. It’s about a lifelong and serious commitment and promise to absolutely and to forever love that person standing by your side and who is promising the exact same thing. 💕 But let’s be real, not everyone is ready for that type of real. And that is okay. There are moments for almost everything in this life and when true love calls, it’s one that you shouldn’t send to voicemail like the million spam calls you normally get. This one is real. So pick up the phone and say, I do. 💎 This couple has spent the last 7 years together. From high school, through a long distance collegiate relationship, and finally now into the real world adventure, they have never failed to answer that call. This weekend, Dustin and Shaela will say yes to true love. It will be forever and it will be beautiful. Send these mostly-weds a lot of love. ❤️😊😘😘 Also swipe over to see more gorgeousness and a lot of silliness.
When your squad is goals.
True love provides everything you’d ever want, ever need, and ever dreamt for because it is a living piece between two people. It grows, it evolves, it heals. My wife and I have been married 4 years now. Of course I would say it feels like yesterday when I first met her and it does. But each day has been a new adventure. There have been a lot of challenges, a lot of times where money is scarce, a lot of insecurity, especially about the future. We’ve overcome, thank God, through our continue and steadfast love to one another and to our belief and love in God. I thank God everyday that I get to spend my life with the one I was always meant to be with and I love to see how our love grows, evolves, and soothes the old while ushering in the new.
Despite the rain, everything on this day turned into a fairytale. The setting, the villain (rain), and their happily ever after. I couldn’t have imagined their day any other way. Here’s one of my favorite moments when the happiest father in the world gave away his daughter to the happiest groom in the world.
Wedding day snuggles with your bestie.
Alyssa and Craig’s wedding day was a dream come true. For them, getting to marry their absolute best friend in the whole world with their closest to come and see, for me, getting to work at this gorgeous venue alongside some even more gorgeous clients. Wish this happily married couple best wishes!
This amazing couple’s wedding day is here! Time to spruce things up here (pun totally intended since they’re getting married at a Christmas Tree Farm!) before heading out to meet them for all their new adventures!
Lovely walk at Walka Water Works today . . . . . . #pocket_allnature #pocket_family_member #everything_imaginable_ #splendid_earth #bd_pro #fotocatchers #bns_world #heart_imprint #amazing_shots #bns_earth #ig_great_shots #awesome_shots #ig_allnature #earth_shotz #tv_allnature #earthcanon #magical_beauties #exceptional_pictures #master_gallery #allbeauty_addiction #breathtaking_snaps #natureoverhorizon #highlifevisual #gottolove_this #world_great #eternalized_moment #globewonders #earths_playground # loudlandscapes
Happy #fribae to you lovers out there. Wifey and I are off to a new winery in Valparaiso before dinner reservations at Lighthouse in Cedar Lake for some some four year anniversary celebrating! Oh, and our besties, Sean and Chelsea are coming with us. 💕
The Fowler House Mansion, built in 1852, in a location that was once considered the outskirts of Lafayette, Indiana, was owned by Moses Fowler until his death. It then passed down the generations, staying in the same family and eventually being opened up into a historical museum before being purchased just a few short years ago. What Matt and his talented team have done is give life back into the house. It no longer stands on the outskirts of town and is no longer next to a railroad. However, it continues to be a thriving and beautiful spot just near downtown and pairs perfectly with the elegance and timelessness of a wedding. Specifically, Erin and Kyle’s wedding, which felt more like a fairytale than I ever thought imaginable. This suite was once a bedroom, connected by a Jack and Jill restroom to where the groomsmen and groom prepare at. It has a balcony and is just at the top of the stairs. The balcony overlooks the terrace which hosts so many amazing dances, parties, and wine tastings. Erin and Kyle have been married just under two weeks now but as someone who not only photographed their wedding, but has continued our relationship, I am so pleased to see that their marriage and love continues to grow each day. Fulfilled by their loved ones, this couple has such excellent role models to continue basing their love and marriage around. As I come to the end of my anniversary day with my wife, I’ve reflected on our wedding day and how I want all my brides and grooms to have not just an excellent wedding day but a happily ever after that spans years and overcomes mountains and hardships and sees so much joy and happiness. I know that this couple, will in fact, see those years to come.
I normally don’t post a ton of non-wedding things but this gorgeous shoot tonight with Lindsey and her hubby, Shawn, was everything.
One of my top favorite images from Erin’s wedding. She had this amazing dress from @bleubellebridal and it was such a stunner. I am so grateful that her mom and I spoke on the phone before she booked. It was a day I know they’ll both remember and I hope that they always love these moments of being together on their best day.
Alyssa and Craig are getting married in 4 days! I’m so excited to see this rockstar couple exchange vows at a gorgeous Christmas tree farm.
Guess who is going on the blog tonight? This wedding at the Fowler House Mansion was an absolute stunner. From the very beginnings and collaborations with @chris82563 to the gorgeous bubble exit ending, this wedding is one I will never forget. There are so many amazing images you’re going to want to see soon. Check the url in the profile this evening to get direct access. .... How amazing is this spinning portrait outside the historic home #mosesfowlerhouse ?
Passion ignites love and love fuels the passion that we all so clearly crave and need. It’s my anniversary week with my lovey wife. If I had known 4 years ago that we’d be celebrating amidst the peak Indiana wedding season, I would have suggested that we might consider an off month for our anniversary. But, whether or not we are extremely busy, we always find time for one another. While this week is special, specifically Thursday, September 20, I think it is important and I have been reminded by both my wife and also through my own heart, that every day is special. And while I could go on, to explain in extremely mushy detail about how the close cuddles and the evening conversations and the late night road trips to nowhere and how all my dreams came true when marrying the love of my life and when all my dreams came true a new set of dreams arose from that fulfillment and those are ones of being together and traveling and of family and friends...well, I’d just hate to bore you with the details so I won’t. Instead I’ll just say how lucky I am to be married to someone who works so hard, never gives up, and puts her faith first and never had time for fear or failure, and always kicks ass even if she feels down. So happy almost-aversary to you, my love, Felicia, here’s to four and many more. 💕 Organizer: @gingerkatphotography Venue: @9oncanal_ Hair: @master_stylist_amber Makeup: @sephoragreenwood Model: @jenna_glogoza & @jrockey25 #fallinlovestylized
“Looking good isn’t self-importance, it’s self-respect.” Charles Hix An excellent model and an amazing shoot. Organizer: @gingerkatphotography Venue: @9oncanal_ Model: @jrockey25 #fallinlovestylized
Smolder. 🔥 A huge thank you to these amazing people for making this gorgeous shoot happen. Organizer: @gingerkatphotography Venue: @9oncanal_ Hair: @master_stylist_amber Makeup: @sephoragreenwood Model: @jenna_glogoza Gown: @raelynnsprom #fallinlovestylized
Rain or shine, you’re still the light of my life. Seriously I cannot get over how beautiful Kyle and Erin’s wedding was at the Fowler House Mansion last week. From the amazing time we took to capture all the dapper that Kyle and his bearded and handsome groomsmen brought to the so elegant and almost vogue appeal Erin has in front of a camera, this is a wedding that I will be posting for a long time. Stay tuned. Their blog post is coming soon. 💕#strikeapose
Liz and Kat’s rustic elegance wedding complete with an amazing glow stick finale is on the blog. Link in the bio! 🔥💕
Does anyone else love travel and adventure? At least I’d like to think I do. I find nothing more invigorating than getting in the car or the motorcycle (14 years) and just going somewhere. I especially find that feeling amplified during days like today when the weather is cooler and the smells of fall are all around. It’s so close I can almost taste it. Or is that the pumpkin spice latte that I drank earlier? 🎃😘 . Either way, whatever you decide to do this season, hold those that you love close and encourage and love them. Yesterday was the #nationaldayofencouragement and I’d like to think that I did something to uplift my wife and my friends. ... My friend, @victorialrayburn who posts the most amazing content and messages recently shared that she and her husband want to work harder at encouraging and lifting up one another more. I can wholeheartedly relate to the feeling that while I may do some, perhaps even encouraging the smaller things would make even more a difference than for what we may expect to be encourage or praised in. So, think about it and get out there to encourage and uplift your fiancé, your spouse, or just your bestie. You may not not that they’re struggling and feel down and a gentle word of encouragement could certainly set their path to success. ❤️
What a rare, beautiful view of New York I got to see.
Sunrise kisses to start the day.
Even on cloudy days, the sun still shines through.
Rainy days can’t bring a beautiful wedding down.
The happiest wedding anniversary to this amazing couple. Happy 2 years. Here’s to 200 more! 🥂
Not sorry for the bubble exit spam. I’m back at the Fowler House this morning at their second Sunday brunch enjoying the tastiest bread pudding. Cheers to the newlyweds. 💕😘
Erin and Kyle’s Wedding was magical. Especially their late night bubble exit. This couple is dynamite. Keep an eye for more gorgeous things to come from them.
Erin and Kyle’s wedding day is today! I am so excited and honored to get to help curate and document their best day. Drop them some love below!
Indiana sunsets and glow stick exits. Happy #fribae
Normally I don’t post moody stuff but literally couldn’t hold back on this one. This styled shoot at the Fowler House was amazing and @kelseyyfeller is too! Stay tuned because I’m going to overshare this shoot like there’s no tomorrow. You’ll see a much brighter and clean version in color soon. I just wanted to share be versatility of this amazing home and what a little flash can do.
I love traveling, but sometimes it makes me anxious. I fret about timing and responsibilities and things going on back home. This job is great, but don’t let it fool you- it’s not glamorous. Today I wish I could be anywhere but the Detroit airport, yet here I am. But still- there is beauty in embracing this moment 〰️
Tender moments. Real emotions. Everything and absolutely. ... Makeup: @mbmariie_ Hair: @hairbykailag Dress: @la_caperucita Tux: @josabank
An excellent evening with excellent friends. Liz and Kat’s wedding was such a hit. 💕
The older and older I grow the more life seems to tell me it has to be complicated. But does it though? Or is life just as complicated as I want to make it. . The more time I spend barefoot outdoors or getting up early to see a sunrise make me realize life is meant to be simple. That coffee is vital. That spending too much money on a good cold pillow isn’t possible. That pine trees are meant to be smelled. That people are meant to be loved. As much as we as selfish creatures try to push things away from our hearts, love can always peak back in through a crack. Even a deaf man can still hear a laugh and a smile. . Young is a mindset. And just like happiness it’s a choice.
From today’s hike way down into the lost creek wilderness. Climbed some boulders, forded some streams, sniffed some pine trees, usual stuff.
bucket list activities you didn’t know you needed: ✔️cliff jump off of ancient city walls into the Adriatic
I know I’ve already shown some images similar to these, but...Being back for a few weeks now, I feel like I’ve entered the busiest period of my life. With a new business and little ones at home, it seems like there’s never enough time. I need reminders of what’s important. With shots like this, it’s as if I’m actually looking at peace. They help me take a breath. Remember. Tumultuous life, swirling around one Constant.
/// We’re walking on a thin string, but I know the Lord’s got the whole thing in his hands. We’re strangers in this land. But together we will make our way home. This was written inside this old abandoned church that I’ve been inside many times before. Some person grasping at the same light we all are wrote that with no intention of fame or recognition. Just a promise and a hope. That’s all we really have at the end of the day when we lay down and close our eyes. A hope, for the dark days to become light and the light days to shine into the night.
Two bar stops to “loosen up” and being overcharged for Indian food was all worth it tonight. Thanks for being the best weirdos in love. @spencer9321 & @jensaurus_rex
- how many mountains..
An absolutely marvelous ending to a beautiful wedding just a few hours ago. Now it’s go time with Maria and Robert for their sunrise engagement!