Sarah and Eric's Wedding at The Conrad Hotel in Indianapolis

Sarah and Eric’s Wedding was one that I was really looking forward to shooting! It was over a year in the making and The Eiker family and I clicked the minute we first talked about the possibility of me shooting it. I was so excited to be a part of this one!!

We also had a pretty amazing vendor team that pulled together such a gorgeous day with all of their talents combined! Lori, from Boldly Chic Events, was a joy to work with as always and made the day seamless!

Without further ado, here is Sarah and Eric’s Wedding preview!

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Vendor Team:
Planner: Lori, Boldly Chic Events
Florist: Isibeal Studio
Cake: Classic Cakes
Church: Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Hotel/Reception: The Conrad
Hair and Makeup: The Beauty Lounge
Antique Limo
Second Shooter: Teresa Schmidt Photography
Dress: The Wedding Studio Carmel
Band: Groove Essentials
Videographer: Unique Heart Productions


Emily and Logan's Fall Wedding at JLH Wedding Barn

I kicked off the beautiful Fall season with my first Wedding at JLH Wedding Barn, out in Lizton, IN. It was a day full of country music, dark clouds, good beer, great friends and lots of love and laughter! I was so honored that Emily and Logan chose me to photograph their Wedding and be part of their family for the day.

I gotta say, I am quite smitten with the deep purple against the beautiful golden wheat and bean fields that are so quintessentially Indiana. Pair that with the dark looming clouds and I love the moody vibe of the day.

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Venue: JLH Wedding Barn
Videographer: Damon Golden Creative
Dress: Luxe Redux Bridal
Assistant: Chloe Scheele
Florals: Heather’s Florals
Caterer: Jonathan Byrd’s
Cake: Stacey Ober

Reem and Nibal's Arabic Wedding at the Omni in Indianapolis

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Venue: Omni Severin Hotel
Church: St. George's Greek Orthodox Church
Flowers: Oberer's
Cake: Classic Cake
Assistant: Chloe Scheele

Kevin and Daphne's Indiana University Memorial Union Wedding

Kevin and Daphne got married on Labor Day weekend (Day 1 of a double Wedding weekend for me!) at the always beautiful Indiana University - where they met! I think I have shot a Wedding at IU in every season now and it is so gorgeous all year round. 

Kevin and Daphne's Wedding was so special because they had people fly in from all over the world to be with them and celebrate, including Daphne's Parents from Taiwan! 

We had a super fun day togteher and even escaped the heat for a bit and made a stop at the famous IU bar, Kilroy's, for a drink and some fun with the bridal Party. 

Here is a small sneak peek of their gorgeous (and HOT) Wedding day! 

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Venue: Indiana University Memorial Union
Makeup: Andie Cumber
Hair: Idohairbydanie
Florals: Cathy Teeters
DJ: Matt Englebert
Assistant: Chloe Scheele
 

How to see Paris in 2 days!

We visited Paris in August, 2018, for a quick 48 hour trip! We had never been to Paris so we were determined to see all the touristy sights, and we had to be quick! Our favorite things we are so glad we spent the extra money on were:

1. Booking our hotel through Costco! We stayed at the Sofitel Paris le Faubourg (right in the center of the city) - and Costco included airport shuttle for us, an amazing breakfast each morning at the hotel, a room upgrade, and complimentary drinks from the bar! A fun preface to dinner in Paris! 

2. Seine River Cruise during the day AND night! We did two river cruises and each experience was totally different. The day time cruise we did as soon as we got to Paris, and we basically got to see the whole city from the water. It was amazing! Then the next day we did a night cruise and got to see the city of lights all lit up! 

3. Pay to go into Saint Chapelle. I studied abroad in Italy back in college, and we visited A LOT of churches, including the Sistine Chapel....But Saint Chapelle is the only church that literally took my breath away upon entering. The church is floor to ceiling stained glass and the light in there is something from a storybook. I am so glad we spent the extra time and money to go in. It was worth it x100! 

4. Pay to go to the top of the Arch de Triumph. We were given the advice to skip the lines at the Eiffel Tower and spend time to go to the top of the Arch. I am so glad we followed this advice becuase when you want to see the Paris skyline...you want to see the Eiffel tower right?! And the views at the top of the Arch are amazing! I would suggest going around sunset! 

5. Listen to the Concierge when it comes to food! We had two AMAZING dinners, both suggested by the Concierge. The first night we ate at Flottes and had amazing roasted chicken, French Onion Soup, and a delicious dry Rose. We sat nice and close to another couple from Seattle (as you do in Paris) - and made friends quickly. We spent three hours drinking, eating and laughing. The second night we ate at Fontaine de Mars (right by the Champ de Mars where the Eiffel Tower is located). This is a small, open air restaurant that President Obama dined at when he visited Paris during his presidency. Again, it was relaxed but the food was amazing! 

6. Lastly, find a good croissant and order 5 of them. Then sit, people watch, take in the sights and sounds and enjoy that amazing flakey goodness with a hot cappuccino.  

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Our perfect little hotel for two nights! Right in the center of everything! 

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I had an espresso in my hand most of the day! How else can you see Pais in 48 hours?!

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It has not rained in Paris for months! THE DUST was insane! So much dust! 

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It was weird how August felt and looked like mid-October. We were there on two abnormally cool days and the leaves were already turning colors. 

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We visited the Luvre on a Tuesday (the day it's closed) and even on the closed day, the crows are abundant. 

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our picnic! 

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The Art Nouveau metro signs were fun to spot! 

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