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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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Jimmy + Stephanie | Married

Backyard Wedding | Valparaiso, Indiana

I’ve said it before, but I am saying it again, I love backyard weddings. There is something so sweet, simple, and intimate about a backyard wedding. It is almost always less chaotic and there is always such a different emotion that comes from everyone involved. And this wedding was no different, it was exactly that and more.

Jimmy and Stephanie had been together for quite some time, but they finally made the decision to set a date and plan their wedding….33 days in advance. Yes, 33 days. And their families came together in such an incredible way to make this happen for them and they did not disappoint! It was so beautiful!

Considering this was planned in 33 days, we did not have an engagement session. Which always brings a small worry to me because E Sessions are so important to get to know one another and know how the couple interacts together. I call it the practice session for the big day! But these two were so easy to capture. They were comfortable with one another and easily moved in to every pose. It was definitely a very chilly day but they toughed it out and didnt complain when I said “one more” and then did at least five more…

 

So, thank you Stephanie and Jimmy for allowing us to capture your beautiful day! Enjoy the married life, its pretty great! 🙂

 

With love,

Kayla

 

 

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Katie + James | Married

Pavilion at Sandy Pines | Demotte, Indiana

James and Katie married at my favorite venue on October 13, 2017. Their day was nothing short of beautiful and I am so thankful that I had the honor of capturing it! These two are so sweet and made everything so easy to capture. Katie chose the perfect colors for a fall wedding, I mean I just loved it! And wore one of the most beautiful dresses I have seen.

Their morning was peaceful, calm, and filled with so much joy. They had such a sweet first look and the rest of their day was just as adorable! Their wedding day also fell on the most beautiful fall day, EVER!

 

James and Katie, thank you so much for allowing us the honor of capturing your beautiful day!

 

With love,

Kayla

 

This may be one of the funniest moments we have captured! I literally love it!

Clearly the morning was exhausting for her! LOL!

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Brian + Jess | Married

VU Chapel, Aberdeen | Valparaiso, Indiana

On October 7, 2017, it was finally time for Brian and Jess to say their “I Do’s”!!! I had been so excited for this wedding! Jess really became a friend throughout this year as we worked on invitations, save the dates, and so much more. Leading up to the wedding, Brian had been gone for training and it had been three weeks since they saw one another! Which made the first look even that more special.

It may have raining a lot and became a gloomy day but none of that mattered because it was all inside (thankfully) and these two were surrounded by the greatest friends and family. So many of them made sure Jess didn’t need anything and was there to retrieve anything she did need! Several of them may have been just as excited as Jess and Brian (mainly the matron of honor) – (She was literally the greatest MOH I ever worked with!)

Jess, you were absolutely stunning! And I truly loved being a part of yours and Brian’s big day. We loved seeing the way you to adore one another and it was easy to capture.

Thank you again, for allowing us the privilege to be a part of it.

Congratulations, Mr and Mrs Lambka!!

With love,

Kayla

This is often what it looks like to have children in the wedding. This just so happens to be the greatest two pictures I have taken to show the epitome of children on a wedding day.

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Shelby + Stephen | Married

Pavilion at Sandy Pines | Demotte, Indiana

These two married at Sandy Pines in Demotte on September 29, 2017. Not only was I waiting for this day because these two were so great and fun at their engagement session and it was at my favorite venue, but it also was my last September wedding after eight others earlier in the month! And it was a wonderful wedding to end with!!

When I arrived to the bridal house, I was met with so many smiles and a relaxed atmosphere (Kris was met with an even MORE relaxed atmosphere as he entered upstairs to meet the guys). From beginning to end, Shelby and Stephen were relaxed and filled with pure happiness that they were finally getting married. Their wedding party completed their personalities, as they all were so sweet, welcoming, and fun. They too were relaxed and joyful the entire day. Their wedding party, family, and friends danced majority of the night celebrating with Mr and Mrs Eastridge!

It was a beautiful day with perfect weather and we are so happy we had the honor of capturing their big day!!

 

Congratulations Mr and Mrs Eastridge.

 

With love,

Kayla

 

Here is the “relaxed” bride getting ready…

…and here is the groom and groomsman relaxing before getting ready! lol!

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Kristin + Brad | Married

The Ambassador | Hobart, Indiana

Kristin and Brad married September 23, 2017. It was a HOT September day! But, it was beautiful and we could have been shivering, so I will take the almost 90 degree end of September day.

These two have been waiting for this day to finally come and I was so happy for them. I knew Kristin from High School and then we had a college class together. I knew Brad from being close with many people in his large family!

Brad and Kristin have two pups who are definitely treated as children (I can relate as I do the same with mine). And I had the pleasure of meeting their first pup at their engagement session last year. I  was at their engagement session that I first had the chance to see Brad and Kristin interact, and what I remember most is the ease it took for Brad to get Kristin to laugh. Im still not sure if Brad just knows what to say, or if Kristin laughs easily – maybe a mixture of both.

 

Thank you again Mr and Mrs Huisinga for allowing us the honor of capturing these for you!

 

With love,

Kayla

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Justin + Jenny | Married

JLH Wedding Barn | Indianapolis, Indiana

 

Get ready to view one of the most gorgeous venues and one of the most adorable couples! We have known Justin for a little over 3 years now. He was actually a groomsman in our own wedding. We watched and listened many times as Justin waited and longed for his future wife. And Jenny couldnt be any more perfect for Justin. When they booked me as their wedding photographer and I read through their questionnaire, I immediately could sense how perfect of a fit she was for Justin. Upon meeting her a few months ago, it was only confirmed more. Jenny is so sweet and we could only see the way she adored Justin. And of course we could see how much he adored her as well.

We were looking so forward to this wedding day.

 

Their day was everything we hoped for it to be. It was fun, emotional, passionate, and laid back. One of the greatest bride and groom we had the pleasure of working with. Just like majority of our couples, it was definitely friends that we witnessed get married.

Their morning was calm, their first look was exciting, there ceremony was emotional, and their reception was so much fun. Perfect wedding weather despite the 90 degree day at the end of September!

 

Jenny and Justin, thank you for allowing us the honor of capturing your special day.

Congrats, Mr. and Mrs. Quigley!

 

With love,

Kayla

The clouds blocked us from having a sunset, but at least the skies were incredibly gorgeous!

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Danny + Crislyn | Married

Ogden Gardens | Valparaiso, Indiana

Danny and Crislyn married September 16, 2017 at Ogden Gardens in Valparaiso and celebrated at the Fiesta Palace in Merrillville.

It was a gorgeous day for these two to marry. It may have been a little toasty, but that didnt stop these two from being thankful for the great weather!

It was such a fun day for so many as these two began dating at a young age in high school. After two boys and their own house, they finally said their “I do’s” this past weekend. I have known Crislyn for many, many years and it was so nice getting to see these two wed!

Thank you so much for allowing us to capture these special moments for you two. Enjoy married life Mr. and Mrs. Wilson!!!! You two are finally married!

 

With love,

Kayla

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Zac + Abby | Married

Pavilion at Sandy Pines | Demotte, Indiana

Zac and Abby married at the Pavilion at Sandy Pines on September 15, 2017. It was a gorgeous September day with the most beautiful lighting. The morning was relaxed, filled with laughter and sweet smiles. There weren’t too many nervous feelings, just excitement and anticipation. Their day was filled with the exact emotion I figured it would be.

I met Abby and her mom for lunch at Sandy Pines last year. They both were so excited and Abby was just ready to marry Zac! While I had a small glimpse of the sweet personality she had that day, it was even more evident at the engagement session. Not only did we recognize Abby’s sweet and soft personality, but Zac had the same demeanor! These two were so fun to work with and we left their engagement with so much anticipation for their wedding day. (You can view their adorable E Session here .)

Abby and Zac wanted to share a prayer together before the ceremony and the moment Abby touched his hand, Zac was filled with emotions. (I knew emotions were only going to become greater once he saw her down the aisle, which was exactly what happened)

Their entire day was surrounded with love, joy, and excitement for the future. We are so thankful they gave us the honor and privilege of capturing their truly beautiful day. So thankful for the friendships this industry brings us, because this wedding was definitely one that I was able to witness friends say ‘I do’!

 

Enjoy Mexico, Mr an Mrs Waltz!

 

Love, Kayla

 

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