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If you have to ask “Why am I doing this?”, don’t do it! Ideas for weddings come from all over, whatever you do just make it yours. So often during my initial chats with my couples, I hear them say things like “My mother wants us to do…” or “I saw online that I should…”  […]

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Here is a list of 8 wedding venues that are throughout the Michiana Area. This would include, South Bend, Notre Dame, St Joseph, Benton Harbor and Valparaiso. So if you’re looking for a venue near any of those places, here’s some of my favorite. This is in no particular order and every single spot is […]

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When you’re planning your wedding day, many couples think they can only see one another down the aisle for their first time. But more and more couples are actually switching up that old tradition and opting to go with a “First Look”. This is where you take time before the wedding to have an intimate […]

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Recently engaged and now looking for the perfect spot for your engagement session photos with a photographer? Here’s a list of my favorites and a little bit as to why I love them. Downtown South Bend South Bend has an almost infinite number of spots to take your engagement photos at. There are murals, eateries, […]

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Planning a wedding can be tough, but it doesn’t always have to be. If you’re wondering how do I plan a wedding, here’s a few tips that might help.   1. Plan early, be thankful later The sooner you begin the planning process, the less stress you’ll have on your wedding day. Create a focused […]

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Location, location, location. It’s not the most important part of your engagement photography session, but it can have a big impact on how your images turn out. Choosing the right location for you as a couple may require some thought and compromise, but it will be worth it to get images you love.   Pick […]

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Downtown South Bend has some of the best spots around for an Engagement Session. Catey & Zach love DTSB! The life within this city is something very important to them. So much so they have “Fun Food Fridays” around down for date nights. We started on the corner of Michigan & Washington in South Bend […]

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I met Mila & Christian at Ariana & Timi’s wedding (Christian’s sister) a couple years ago. We all hit it off so amazingly and when it came time for their wedding, they booked me up ASAP. We decided to do a Downtown South Bend Indiana Engagement Session. There are so many cool spots around DTSB […]

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First Ever Wedding Inside Foley’s at Notre Dame Being able to say I was the first wedding photographer to capture a wedding at Foley’s inside the Notre Dame stadium is a pretty huge honor! The amazing team at VenueND helped our couple, John & Sarah, with their beautiful Notre Dame wedding. With our couple having […]

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