You had me at “covered bridge”! But seriously, I was so excited to shoot this Nashville, Indiana engagement session!

Nicole admitted that the Bean Blossom Covered Bridge was her only request for the photo session and Nick was all about the hunting photos! After having some chilly fun at the bridge, we headed out to their family property for some camouflage shots (I could barely see them!!) and a special photo with a heart shaped log that will be integrated into their upcoming wedding.

Nick and Nicole drove up with their friend from Florida for the shoot and I had the pleasure of hanging out with Nicole’s mom during the day as well! They instantly made me feel like family and I know their wedding is going to be just as amazing!



For this wedding, I’m going to do something a little differently! I’m going to list my top 10 favorite things about this truly OUTSTANDING day! (But first, the “formalities”: The lovely wedding ceremony took place at Evangelical Community Church here in Bloomington, Indiana with the reception/awesomesauce party at Deer Park Manor!

  1. Kristen did her own hair (using detailed notes prepared on flashcards).
  2. They did a first “look” directly before the ceremony where Matthew was blindfolded and they prayed together.
  3. Speeches were given from up high on a gorgeous balcony.
  5. They served macaroni and cheese grilled cheese!
  6. The Princess Bride movie was showing on a big screen in the yard.
  7. There was a choreographed first dance.
  8. The cake was made (and decorated) by the bride.
  9. We learned that you should NEVER light a bundle of sparklers!
  10. Kristen’s face as she sees a giant fire ball (see number 9) during their grand exit. (Don’t skip ahead. It’s worth the wait.)

I feel like I say the same thing for every blog entry, but DANG, this was an incredible wedding!

Sarah and Billy made our job insanely easy because they were so at home in front of the camera. Are you guys secretly models?! I honestly didn’t have to pose them at all. They were all BAM pose! And we simply captured their gorgeousness. Easy peasy! That, plus fall lighting, and a stunning wedding at Bloomington’s Indiana Memorial Union = A truly perfect day!


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