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Derek + Candace
May 11, 2018

 

I met Candace, her mom, and her sister only a few months ago to talk about the possibility of us photographing her big day. We sat on the couches of Bethel Church in Crown Point and as we chatted and listened to their desires for their wedding plans, we were hoping they would choose us to capture it! (And spoiler alert, they did!) We planned their engagement session for one of the coldest days in March, yet they still rocked it despite the possible frost bite it felt we all had. That was the first time we met Derek and we easily realized how perfect these two were for one another.

Then, two months later, their wedding day was finally here and it was DREAMY! This wedding day was absolutely perfect. Derek and Candace (along with their family and friends) are seriously so sweet. Their wedding party was fun and their wedding weather was as close to perfect as you could get.

We are sad their day has come and gone, but we have a feeling we will hang out with this family again.

 

Thank you, Mr and Mrs Nuss for choosing us to capture such precious moments.

Enjoy Punta Cana!!!

With love,

Kris and Kayla

Pavilion at Sandy Pines | Demotte, Indiana

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Jeremy + Brianna
May 5, 2018

These two are so sweet and such a perfect fit for one another. I first met Brianna during the consultation meeting, and there I recognized how sweet she was and I was looking forward to meeting this well talked about groom! I finally got to meet him at their engagement session and I could easily see why Brianna chose him as her ‘soon to be husband’. Leaving their joy-filled session, Kris and I both mentioned how we’d enjoy hanging out with them. It was easy to tell they were genuine, good-hearted people. Ever since, I’ve greatly looked forward to their wedding day, which has finally come and gone. Bittersweet!!

They chose the first week of may and yet it felt like July! However, no complaints here because two weeks ago it was snowing. They had the most perfect wedding day weather for their outdoor ceremony.

Their wedding party really reflected these two as well. They were helpful, caring, sweet, and funny! And they were all ultimately, so excited for these two.

Their entire day was filled with so much joy and many emotions. It was so sweet and so loving. It was an honor to capture.

Brianna and Jeremy, thank you for allowing us the honor of capturing your day. Hope you enjoy some of my favorites!

 

Have a wonderful honeymoon Mr and Mrs Gettler!

With love,
Kris and Kayla.

Taltree Arboretum and Gardens | Valparaiso, Indiana

My heart absolutely adores first looks with dad!
The void in your heart on your wedding day is real when one less parent is there. Any wedding I capture that deals with this, is so very dear to my heart. Out of the many victories in my own life, my wedding day would be the day I would have wanted my dad there. So when this void is present on a wedding day, I take it very serious and very dear to my own heart. This bride was sure to remember her mom in many ways through out her day. This charm was one of the many. Bri, your mom would be thrilled about the man you chose to marry!

Jeremy is a firefighter and Brianna was able to sweetly surprise him with a fire truck on their day! Anniversary dances make my heart melt when the longest couple married is the last one on the dance floor. 

Officiant: Scott Oswald
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Jonathan + Janelle
April 21, 2018

 

I have so much to say about these two and this wedding but I am just not sure how to exactly articulate it! These two are truly incredible people and I easily picked up on that during their engagement session. When Janelle inquired, she mentioned Dennis (someone we know very well) had suggested us to them. At that point, I had assumed these two would be fun and sweet because 1) Denny was the best man and 2) Denny likes us and wouldnt suggest us to an unhappy, rude couple. LOL! I was thrilled when they chose to book us and truly enjoyed their engagement session. These two made our jobs easy with how easy they laugh with one another and how comfortable they are with one another.

Their wedding was no different. Jonathan was one of the most excited grooms we had ever captured. You could just see the excitement and joy bubbling over minutes before he was going to see his bride for the first time. And that pretty much describes how their entire wedding day went.

Mr and Mrs Cook, we are so happy for you two and are beyond thankful that you chose US to capture one of the most important days in your lives!

I hope Punta Cana is treating you well!! Enjoy the time away together.

With love,

Kris and Kayla

 

Croation Center | Merrillville, Indiana

Obsessed with her choice of bridal dresses! I am pretty positive that in order to be a groomsman that you had to be a cubs fan. LOL! An incredible wedding party, for sure!
Ladies, this is why you should do a boudoir session as a groom gift. The groom is ALL SMILES as he looks through this stunning book of you all glammed up! 

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Pete + Olivia

March 31, 2018

Olivia and Pete married at the Allure in Laporte on March 31, 2018. It is such a gorgeous venue with so much character! Even though they married on an insanely windy day, there were still several stunning indoor locations which maid portraits easy!

Olivia was an incredibly stunning bride and Pete equally as handsome. Olivia has the sweetest smile and it truly shows in the ceremony photographs. She also chose the most stunning wedding gown paired with incredible heels! These two were both so sweet and easy going.

Thank you Mr and Mrs Skoutaris for allowing us to capture your beautiful day!

 

With love,

Kayla and Kris

The Allure | Laporte, Indiana

JUST LOOK AT HER!! 

 

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March 24, 2018

Nick + Jamie

Jamie and Nick married on the best day of the year, March 24th! (Aka, my birthday!!) And it was such a wonderful way to spend my 24th birthday!

Jamie contacted me several months ago about her March wedding at my favorite Indianapolis venue, the JLH Wedding Barn! We were never able to get her engagement session captured, but that didn’t affect the ease it was to capture these two together. I always rave about how amazing our couples are and these two were no different. They fully trusted me the entire day (even the groom!) and allowed me to pull them out in 28 degree weather after a blizzard for some stunning snow pictures! (Thanks again for being troopers, guys)

Everything about this day was smooth and filled with such joy. You could easily tell how excited these two families were to celebrate this amazing day of the two becoming one.

 

Jamie and Nick, you guys may have had a march blizzard, but that only made your wedding day THAT much more unique and special. Not everyone gets a blizzard on their wedding 😉 Speaking of, Im sure Mexico will be good to you guys!

 

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Johann! Thank you again for allowing us to be a part of your day.

 

With love,

Kayla and Kris

JLH Wedding Barn | Indianapolis, Indiana

Just wait until you see her full bouquet!! JUST LOOK AT THIS GORGEOUS BOUQUET!! Jamie, you were breathtakingly beautiful. Shout out to Abbie for this STUNNING shot!! 

 

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March 20, 2018

Derek + Candace

I am so excited to post this session! We had such a fun time hanging out with these two even despite how ridiculously cold and windy it was! After meeting both her and her mom and sister a couple weeks ago, we left looking forward to their wedding day. We know it is going to be beautiful and truly a celebration!

Derek easily made Candace laugh throughout the session, which makes my job easy. And I have no doubt the wedding day will be the same way.

 

Enjoy some of my favorites!

With love,

Kayla and Kris

Downtown | Crown Point

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March 19, 2018

Mark + Fran

Ive been behind on blogging my engagement sessions, but trying to catch up! So, here is the first of many E-Sessions I have to blog!

The season of engagement sessions are among us and I love it! Since it is still March, this was a chilly day, but they were troopers and used their coffee to try to warm them up. Which, I’m sure didn’t make a difference. These two actually are from Chicago, born and raised, who just moved to Crown Point a few weeks ago. They were so fun to work with and so very sweet. I know I say that about all my couples, but we really do get blessed with the sweetest people to photograph!!!

Enjoy some favorites of mine. They made this all way to easy! I cannot wait to capture them again this September.

With love,

Kayla and Kris

 

 

Downtown | Crown Point

 

Shoutout to Kris for these creative shots ^

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January 20, 2018

Steven + Nikki

Steven and Nikki planned their wedding in 2.5 months and it was stunning. Yes, your read that right – 2.5 months! It was such a joy being a part of their big day along with their super sweet family and friends. I had the honor of being the second photographer and the gorgeous new venue, The Allure on the Lake. They married on a beautiful January day and it was simply all around perfect.

Because their day was planned in a short 2.5 months, we did not get the chance for a engagement session. But, these two were easy to get to know throughout their day, so kind, and so much fun. Steven (and his brothers) definitely kept up the laughter with their sense of humor. And Nikki’s bridesmaids were so helpful!

Their wedding day consisted of stunning floral arrangements, unique bridesmaids ‘wrap’ dresses, gorgeous colors, Serbian band, Irish dancing, and so much more. Below you will see some sneaks of these!

Thank you so much Mr and Mrs Cimbalijevich, for allowing us the privilege to capture your wedding day memories!

With love,

Kayla and Kris

The Allure on the Lake | Chesterton, Indiana

These are some of my favorite bride portraits, ever. She is stunning!

The Allure on the lake at night time is magical.

Gown | Bijou Bridal

Florals | Thode Floral

Venue | The Allure on the Lake

DJ | 27 Entertainment

Cake | Val’s Custom Cake

Hair/Make up | Melissa Evans

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David + Jess Married | NWI Wedding Photographer | Kayla Knies Photography

Before every wedding, I talk with my brides about their timeline from beginning to end. This ensures I know everything that is going on and they also know what to expect regarding portrait times. While on the subject of portrait times, Jess said one of my favorite lines ” I know its supposed to be cold, but I would like to do as many of the portraits outside as possible” YES. And I am so happy she was a bride that was okay with the cold temperatures and piles of snow because these are some of my favorite photographs that we have ever taken.

Walking into the room where the ladies were getting ready, it was easy to notice how laid back everyone was and just simply excited for Jess and David. Everyone was so sweet and we were looking forward to meeting the guys as well. Everyone was in anticipation for the ceremony to begin!

The ceremony was so sweet and so Christ centered and it was hard to miss how deeply loved Jess and David are. David showed sweet tears as his bride walked down the aisle and I simply just couldnt wait to photograph these two together.

This wedding was so much fun and had some of the greatest bridesmaids and groomsman as well. Probably the most fun groomsmen we have ever worked with (see last photo for reference)

 

Jess and David, thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of your big day. It was incredibly gorgeous and I know your marriage will be even MORE beautiful than that.

With love,

Kayla and Kris

Crossroads Community Church | Kokomo, Indiana

These are some of my favorite getting ready portraits Kris has ever taken!!Isn’t she stunning?They were literally troopers the way they braved the snow and cold.

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Bryce + Kylie | Married

Signature Banquets | Lowell, Indiana

This wedding was my last wedding for crazy 2017 wedding season! I have one more in December, but thats not considered ‘wedding season’. And this wedding was an incredible ending for the season. It was so gorgeous and these two are so sweet to one another. We had been looking forward to this wedding since their wonderful engagement session and their wedding was even more wonderful.

These two have incredible family and friends they surrounded them with so much love. From the early getting ready to the late night dancing, happiness and love filled their big day.

 

Thank you so much Mr and Mrs Komenda for allowing us to be a part of your day!

With love,

Kayla and Kris

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So glad you stopped by my blog! I am a wedding photographer based in Northwest Indiana. Take your time viewing my blog where you will find past weddings, engagements, and even some educational blogs and tips! I have a degree in psychology, but I couldn't get past my passion for wedding photography. I hope by viewing my blogs that my passion is evident. My favorites are Jesus, my husband, my pup, weddings, coffee, Christmas, and sunsets! And I am positive you will be able to find blogs that mention those. Grab some coffee, take your time, and stay as long as you want while you view my blog! 

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