An Evening City Proposal | Jon & Abigail | Chicago, Illinois

A few weeks ago, a guy named Jon contacted me about a something special that he was planning... a proposal to his girlfriend, Abigail! He wanted to get down on one knee right before sunset on Hook Pier with the beautiful Chicago skyline in the background. Talk about romantic! The evening had finally arrived and every detail was in place. As the sun started to dip behind the skyscrapers, Jon and Abigail strolled along the beach. They approached the pier and stopped by a single red rose, which Abigail had also received on their very first date together...

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Summertime Engagement Session | Emma & David | West Lafayette, Indiana

Nothing says summertime more than sunny skies, green fields, and bright yellow sunflowers. This is exactly what we got for Emma & David's engagement session. These two met at work and David really had to pursue Emma for a while to convince her to give him a chance. They eventually started dating and now, here they are! Throughout their engagement session, David kept loving on Emma -- constantly kissing her cheek, holding her hand, and making her laugh. It was the sweetest thing!

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Downtown Date Night Engagement Session | Emily & Tyler | Lafayette, Indiana

Her shiny diamond ring shimmers as her hand clutches the cold beer glass. It's a warm summer Saturday night, but downtown is surprisingly serene. He leans over and lands a kiss on her cheek. A local musician strums his guitar and sings a tune in the corner of the patio. What a perfect evening. 
This was the scene for the start of Emily & Tyler's downtown date night engagement session.

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Sunny Summer Senior Session | Anne | West Lafayette

Anne's senior session was the perfect summer shoot -- blooming flowers, bright colors, and a gorgeous sunset to top it all off. I just love shooting during this time of year because everything is alive and flourishing! Anne just started her senior year at West Side (RDP!) and is a member of the school's golf team. For her shoot, we decided upon a mixture of town and rustic settings.

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A Classic Summer Wedding | Kiersten & Roger | The Cardinal Room

If I had to choose one word to describe Kiersten & Roger's wedding, it would be gleeful. Their entire day was full of laughter, light-heartedness, tender moments, and a whole lotta fun. Blue skies, green grass, and an abundance on sunshine set the scene for a gorgeous June wedding at The Cardinal Room. Periwinkle, peach, and gray accents tied all the details together. While the entire wedding was beyond beautiful, the ceremony was the most emotional one that I'd ever photographed. When Roger saw his middle school crush walking down the aisle to become his wife…

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A Romantic Downtown Wedding | Megan & Michael | Columbia Club

From the early hours of getting ready in the morning, to dancing into the late hours of the night, every moment of Megan & Michael's wedding day was filled to the brim with emotion and excitement. Many deep laughs were had and many tender tears were shed. After getting to know them over the past year, I've seen what a perfect match Megan & Michael are. They are both warm-hearted, fun-loving, and completely devoted to their families and each other. Watching them celebrate with their loved ones showed how widely cherished and beloved they are.

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Blooming Springtime Engagement Session | Megan & Robby | Indianapolis, Indiana

Ever since Megan reached out to me last year, I've been dying to finally meet her and her fiancé, Robby. Even through email, I sensed that she possessed a contagious enthusiasm for life and had finally met that one person she was going to spend forever with. She was a Boilermaker, he was a Hoosier, yet fate brought them together in Indianapolis. One night, under the colored lights of Monument Circle at Christmastime, Robby asked Megan to be his wife and of course, she said yes.
The moment I finally met Megan and Robby at the start of their engagement session, I knew I was one lucky photographer!

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Sunset Beach Shoot | Megan & Daniel | Los Cabos, Mexico

I recently returned from a trip to Cabo for spring break and it was absolutely AMAZING. Every day was spent basking in the sunshine next to the ocean with a happy hour margarita in my hand. In other words, I was livin' my best life!   It was just the break I needed before heading into my last few weeks of college. The best part was that my boyfriend and I got to go with some of our best friends, Megan & Daniel!

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Golden Hour Engagement Session | Sami & Max | Zionsville, Indiana

Many people spend years searching for their soul mate, but Sami and Max were lucky enough to find each other right in their hometown. They met in high school and have been head over heels in love ever since! I can already tell that their wedding next summer is going to be AMAZING!

I was so excited to finally get to meet Sami and Max for their engagement session and gosh they are just the cutest! They were so fun, full of positive energy, and a complete joy to photograph! Sami's grandmother even handmade her pink skirt specifically for this shoot; it was such a special added touch!

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Cozy Winter Engagement Session | Rachel & Austin | West, Lafayette, IN

You know what I love about cold weather for engagement sessions? It's makes snuggling a necessity! Which then results in some pretty adorable pictures :P I had so much fun capturing Rachel & Austin's chilly, but cuddly & cozy engagement session. These two lovebirds are so easy-going, always laughing with each other, and were a complete joy to capture! They also brought their adorable pups along :) If Rachel & Austin's love can get them through the Indiana winter winds, I'm positive it will be able to get them through anything!

Rachel & Austin, thanks for being the coolest! I cannot WAIT until your October backyard wedding!

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Mariah & Caleb | Engaged | Indianapolis Museum of Art

I cannot handle these two! Mariah & Caleb are a match made in heaven and I had a BLAST capturing the engaged chapter of their love story! Their love for each other is so vibrant, joyful, and caring. Every time Caleb kissed Mariah, and every time Mariah snuggled up to Caleb, my heart melted. It's safe to say I could not be more excited to capture their rustic, October wedding day!

We decided to shoot their fall engagement session at the Indianapolis Museum of Art because it's a special place for Mariah & Caleb. When they were dating, they would often walk the trails of the Hundred Acre Woods and just spend quality time together! So their entire engagement session felt like a date (that I got to tag along for!)

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Emily & Johnny | An Elegant Autumn Wedding | West Lafayette

November 11, 2017 finally arrived and everything was absolutely stunning. From the decor to gowns to the flowers, Emily & Johnny's wedding was a dream. Many laughs were had and sentimental tears were even shed. But more importantly, their special day focused on the Bittner and Jay families coming together as one in celebration of the newlyweds. Add-in deep maroon and classic black details, a bunch of Purdue alums, and some prettyyyy perfect autumn weather, and you've got yourself one killer wedding!

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Megan & Mike | Engaged | Indianapolis, Indiana

When I head to an engagement session, my main goal to capture all of the sweet moments that happen on a daily basis for engaged couples... all of the laughter and love, the snuggles and the kisses. Megan & Mike were total naturals in front of the camera and it was a such joy for me to capture the next chapter of their love story! Add a golden retriever puppy into the mix and I think we officially have the cutest engagement session ever!

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Emily's Senior Pictures | West Lafayette

It's been a minute since I've posted a senior session on the blog so I'm very grateful for a break from school for Thanksgiving to catch up on emails, editing, and blogging! I'm especially excited to finally be sharing a bunch of shots from Emily's gorgeous senior session! 

Emily is a senior at West Lafayette High School, has the sweetest personality, and the cutest style ever! Last year, she actually tagged along for Meg's rustic, November senior session and mentioned wanting to schedule her shoot with me for this fall. So Emily's senior pictures have been a long-time coming and I think they absolutely lived up to the hype! I say that because seriously every other shot was a new favorite! Even narrowing shots down for this blog post was difficult! 

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Lauren & Ben | Engaged | Indianapolis Museum of Art

I just love a classic Boilermaker love story! Lauren & Ben met at Purdue University and after both ending up in the Indianapolis area after graduation, they continued spending time together. They fell more and more in love and now they're getting married next September! Lauren & Ben are such a perfect match and I cannot wait until their wedding day!

When Lauren & Ben requested to do their engagement session at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, I was beyond thrilled! The grounds are SO beautiful and I've always wanted to do an engagement session there! We spent the first half of their shoot roaming the gardens, and the second half wandering through the Hundred Acre woods right next door! Fun Fact -- you know the movie "The Fault in Our Stars?" Well, they shot one of the scenes from the film in the Hundred Acre woods! If you've never been to the IMA, I'd highly recommend it!

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Andrea & Simon | Paris, France

Last spring, when I studied abroad in Paris, I got to meet a super cool chick who was a graduate student at my French university. From the very first day of orientation, Andrea was so sweet to me and introduced me to all of her friends! I soon learned that Andrea was from Mexico and had the coolest story of how she ended up in Paris. During her semester abroad, she met a dashing Parisian guy in one of her classes. It was love at first sight and she ended up staying in Paris to continue her education and be with him! Together, they have an adorable little puppy, spend their free time traveling the world, and even go to Mexico to visit Andrea's family!

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