It’s a special day today. A year ago I had the pleasure of photographing the wedding of two amazing people. You see, I don’t often show up to wedding festivities having never met the bride and groom; in this case I hadn’t. I arrived at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church having no idea what the soon-to-be Mr. & Mrs. looked like. While I think all of my couples are beautiful and fun to photograph, it DOES help when I know what they look like and how they interact. I was a tad nervous as I walked through the red doors of the church the night before, that is until I saw Katie and Dan. “JACKPOT!” I thought to myself, they were a stunning couple and had the sweetest hearts ever!
I spent Friday evening with them as they rehearsed for their nuptials and joined them for dinner afterward. I left that evening feeling like I gained an entire new set of friends and felt as though I had known them for much longer than the two hours I really had. The following day, their wedding day, was one of my very favorite weddings I’ve photographed in the last eight years and I still continue to look at their wedding pictures today and smile, hopefully they do too
Katie started her day at Shalorton & Co. Hair Design .
Ladies, I HIGHLY recommend having your makeup professionally done for your wedding. Katie’s makeup looked amazing the entire day. Amy, owner of Blush Me has always done a beautiful job.
While I was hanging out with the girls, my second photographer Valerie had some fun with Dan and his hilarious groomsmen. Fort Wayne has some great architecture, and I especially love the The Grand Wayne Center Dan, you made one handsome groom my friend!
So they have such an adorable love don’t they? I love the fact that during a Catholic ceremony they are sitting facing their guests, which allows me to capture moments like this. Seriously you two are so cute, stop it!
Foster Park made the perfect backdrop to photograph these two lovebirds!
Just a few details from Dan and Katie’s reception. I LOVED the thumb print tree painting, such a unique way to have a memory of each of their guests. They chose to have their reception at one of my very favorite venues in Fort Wayne, The Freemason’s Hall
First dance as Mr. & Mrs.! (Huge thanks to Dance N Sound for the amazing entertainment for the evening)
Dan and Katie, happy anniversary! You two are such special people and I’m so blessed to know you and to have witnessed the beginning of your life together. I know the Lord is going to blow your mind with awesome things in the years to come. Congratulations on a truly memorable wedding day. Love to you both!