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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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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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Gary Aquatorium | Gary, Indiana

This wedding day started and ended completely relaxed and easy going. Dana and Joe were getting married and that was what was important to them. Their day was filled with so much laughter and it was full of love from their family and close friends. Their loved ones were so excited for them.

Dana and Joe were SO FUN! Joe was able to easily make Dana laugh and it was easy to tell that it was one of the many things that she loved about him. These two married at the beautiful Gary Aquatorium on September 4, 2017. While it did rain momentarily, overall the day was beautiful and their personal touches were gorgeous! They spent the last two months caring and further growing several succulents and plants alike. I absolutely loved it!

It was such a wonderful day and Kris and I were so happy to be a part of it. So, thank you Dana and Joe for allowing us the honor of capturing these moments. Enjoy the sneaks!!

With love,

Kayla

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Backyard Wedding | Valparaiso, Indiana

I’m so happy to share this wedding on the blog! Skylar and Jacob had a beautiful backyard wedding that will filled with emotions. So many emotions! The handmade decor and little details showed the time they put into this day! The weather cooperated and their day could not have been any more perfect!!

It was a very relaxed morning as the girls all had their make up done, hair styled, and got into their dresses. (For the guys, it was even more relaxed than this) There were tears as mom watched her daughter get pampered for her big day and when friends saw her fully ready. This may have been the beginning of emotions and happy tears, but it surely wasn’t the end.

There were tears when Dad saw his daughter for the first time, tears when Jacob read his letter from Skylar, tears when Skylar and her dad walked down the aisle and gave his daughters hand in marriage, tears during the ceremony and my favorite – tears right before the first kiss. I mean seriously, the emotion displayed during the first kiss is so sweet. It was so evident the depth that Jacob adores Skylar, and also Sophia and Maci. More tears.

While there were many tears shed, there was even more laughter. Which, from the way their amazing engagement session went, I knew there would be. (I seriously get blessed with the best couples, ever)

The day ended with first dances, tosses, and dancing with friends and family under the stars. It was gorgeous and so very sweet.

We were so honored to be a part of their big day! Skylar and Jacob, thank you for having us!!

With love,

Kayla

 

 

 

 

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Pavilion at Sandy Pines | Demotte, Indiana

This past Labor Day weekend was a busy one for us! We had three weddings and a 3 hour reception to capture! However, while it was exhausting – we were looking forward to it. This weekend consisted of some weddings that we have been waiting for! This wedding is one of them.

Nikki and Max went to high school with us and started dating their sophomore year (same year Kris and I started dating!) They always were the sweetest couple and it was not shocking for anyone when they became engaged. After asking me if Sandy Pines Pavilion was a good venue choice, (which it is the best venue choice), she asked if I would photograph it!

I was thrilled. Because I knew this would be a sweet wedding with so much laughter. Their E session quickly confirmed it would be exactly that. And it was.

 

The day was filled with excitement, joy, anxiousness as time grew closer, and so much love and laughter. Nikki and Max chose to wait to see each other, but wanted to talk and hold hands before going down the aisle. (Always so sweet)

The wedding party was so much fun and they all truly adored these two. It was a fun day for everyone!!

 

Max and Nikki, thank you so much for allowing Kris and I to play such a big part in your day. We were truly honored!!

We hope youre enjoying your cruise, Mr and Mrs Zmija!!

 

With love,

Kayla

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Pavilion at Sandy Pines | Demotte, Indiana

Pj and Jillian married August 25, 2017 at the beautiful Sandy Pines Pavilion. Their day was incredibly perfect and filled with so much love, joy, and laughter. Kris and I laughed so much with them and their families. We truly had so much fun at this wedding!

I captured their E-Session last fall and had the privilege of meeting their four fur-babies. Four, black lab, fur babies. And for those of you who know, I immediately loved them more because I, myself, have a black lab. I thought for sure that adding four dogs into their picture was going to be difficult, but they were the best behaved dogs I had ever met! (Probably because they are black labs)

These two have been together for 8 years and have been engaged for 3 years. I was so happy for them that their day had finally come! You could see all around them from expressions of family and friends, that they too were so excited the day was finally here.

Jillian and Pj made our day easy and fun. They truly did not complain a single time, about anything. They were relaxed throughout the day and never stopped trusting me with their pictures.

Their reception details were incredible and I truly was obsessing over the old farm window they used as the seating chart.

Jillian and Pj, your day was incredible. Thank you so much for allowing us to be a part of it.

 

With love,

Kayla

Scroll further to read about the pawprint!Gah! These two made it easy to capture their love.

Such a wonderful wedding party with adorable kiddos!!

 Jillian and PJ both wore a pawprint on their attire to honor their beloved pup, Bailey, who they recently had to say their good-byes to.  So, their parents  bought them the best present they could ask for – a new black lab pup that will be ready in 6 weeks!! How sweet is that?!

Among the many sweet things I have already named, this one was of my favorite parts of the evening. They started with the anniversary dance. When there were only 4 couples left, Jillian and PJ had already pre planned for the DJ to then play their grandparents song. Their grandparents have been married for 52 years and the emotions the song and moment brought forth was so sweet!

Their day really was like a fairy tale. Here are two pictures to prove it.

Smuglady Bug: Sarah
Buttercream Cakes: Nicole
Brian Manning
Hair: Wendy Make up: Eleni

Catherine’s Bridal Boutique

Jewelry/Rings: Helzberg
Dunhill Tuxedo
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Sandy Pines Pavilion | Demotte, Indiana

Chris and Jordin married August 12, 2017 at Sandy Pines Pavilion. I loved this wedding! The wedding party, the family, the venue, and of course – the bride and groom.

These two were so fun to work with and they had such an amazing wedding party too! I was absolutely loving all of the beautiful details that Jordin had and you will see why when you view the blog below.

Their day was absolutely perfect. It ran smooth, the most gorgeous wedding weather, and everything else about it was amazing!

I am so thankful Jordin and Chris chose us as their wedding photographer. It was such an incredible day and it was an honor for us to capture it!

Enjoy these! And congratulations again, Mr. and Mrs. Johnson!

With love,

Kayla

 

Aren’t these the most gorgeous shoes, EVER?! This has to be my favorite groom gift of all time. Please look closely at these cufflinks! 

 

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County Line Apple Orchard | Hobart, Indiana

Meet Dana and Joe. You will very soon get to see that there was so much laughter during this session. Joe definitely has a character and Dana couldn’t stop laughing. I have a feeling Joe was the class clown growing up. He was able to get serious, but too long of being serious was boring and he had to make Dana laugh. Which brought several incredible, unposed, candid images.

 

These two are getting married next month at the gorgeous aquatorium. I know their day will be full of laughter and I am so happy I get the honor of capturing it!!

 

You two were fun to work with and I can’t wait for your big day!

 

With love,

Kayla

See. I told you – so much laughter!

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Great Oaks Banquet Hall | Cedar Lake, Indiana

I first head from Jen close to three years ago when she messaged me overflowing with joy that Adam proposed to her and she wanted me to capture their engagement session. Shortly after it was scheduled, they found out they were expecting so their engagement session was postponed. Earlier this year, I heard from Jen that the wedding was finally in the works and they chose their date. Sadly I wasnt available at first but after a change of plans, her date moved and I was so excited to be able to capture their big day!

These two families surely became one on their big day and the girls were so excited. Adam has three of his own, Jen has one of her own, and together they have their only boy. The whole day Jen was referring to her new daughter has her ‘bonus daughters’, which I thought was so sweet. From an outsiders perspective, you wouldnt have been able to tell that they werent full sisters! They got along so well and actually have features that would make you think they were all blood related!

Many of you have heard about my new lipsense addiction/business and this began from Jen starting. I saw her posting about this color that would last and heal your lips, so I gave it a try and became hooked. All thanks to Jen (Kris also thanked her, but Im not sure he meant thanks in the same way I do..) haha!

 

Jen and Adam were so sweet to work with. Enjoy these moments!!

 

With love,

Kayla

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Coffee Creek | Chesterton, Indiana

Dominic proposed last year to Alicia and they will be getting married next June! Their chosen venue is the Blue Dress Barn in Michigan and if you have never looked that venue up, do so now. It is so gorgeous and I cannot wait to capture their big day there!

Alicia inquired some months ago about booking me for her wedding photographer and shortly after she had officially booked. I could tell just through messages that Alicia seemed sweet, so I was excited as their E session date arrived so I could see how Alicia and Dominic interacted together. These two were so sweet and they were easy to photograph. AND their outfits were clearly perfect still obsessing over Alicia’s dress!

I am so excited to capture their big day next June! It will be here before we know it.

 

Thank you again, Alicia and Dominic, for allowing me to capture these for you!

With love,

Kayla

 

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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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