I already told this couple that I wish that I could model every other couple I ever get after them. They were so great to work with, which made our jobs EASY.
It was my first time traveling out towards Santa Claus, Indiana. Ian was having a great time racing over the massive hills on the way, while I clutched my seatbelt in terror trying to swallow my heart (which was at the time resting in my throat). Luckily we made it without our tires leaving the road (or so Ian claims) and got to start some portraits out on their family's farm. We had some pretty harsh sunlight to deal with, but it was such a gorgeous space for portraits and I absolutely love the result.
Their ceremony was at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Fulda, Indiana. Honestly, if anybody sees this and is planning on getting married in this church, I WOULD BE HONORED TO SHOOT YOUR WEDDING. I have never been in a church that had such perfect lighting (we almost didn't have to edit any of the photos!) - and it was STUNNING in there! I'd have to say the bride's face right as they walked down the aisle may be my favorite photo of all time (you'll see why).
The reception was at Santa's Lodge in Santa Claus, Indiana. It was a great space and we had SO much fun at their reception. My personal favorite part was their cake topper - I have to geek over-excited about the subtle Harry Potter shout-out. The lights and sound came from NuSoundz Entertainment (who were GREAT to work with) - I really think uplighting can completely transform a reception space. You can definitely tell how fun this couple was by taking a peek at their guests enjoying the dance floor!
Congratulations, Aryn and Patrick! It was such an honor working with you. I am so happy that you love your photos and can't wait to put your album together!! Make sure to check out the vendor list at the bottom of the post!
Venue: St. Boniface Catholic Church/Santa's Lodge
Hair/Makeup: Julie Sanford
Cake: Kelly Schaefer
Catering: St. Nick's Restaurant