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Alternative wedding at Carnivale Restaurant in Chicago

Alternative wedding at Carnivale Restaurant in Chicago This alternative wedding at Carnivale Chicago, I had the opportunity to work with Liana and Dan; mostly for their video wedding needs but being a hybrid photographer you know I snapped a few images as well. When they shared their plans to have the wedding at Carnivale Restaurant. […]

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Intimate wedding at Bell Mare Wedding and Events in Galien Michigan

Wedding at Bell Mare Wedding and Events in Galien Michigan This intimate Bell Mare Wedding was an amazing one! In the words of our bride Veronica, the wedding vibe was “Food, Good Drinks and Bad Dance Moves – We want to have fun. We LOVE pictures and want to remember the day.” Although this was an […]

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rustic wedding at Barrelhouse at Zorn in Michigan City

This rustic wedding at Barrelhouse at Zorn was my first one ever at this venue. WOW! This wedding venue is so unique and I love everything about it.   Venue: Road to Life Church & Barrelhouse at Zorn in Michigan // Dress: Paris House of Bridal // Flowers: Shadow Box Flower Market // Makeup: Makeup by […]

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bride and groom portrait wedding photographer Westley Leon Studios at Heston Hills Event Center wedding venue La Porte Indiana

Heston Hills Event Center in La Porte Indiana is where Patty and Ben had their nerdy themed wedding. Then they first told me about their big day. They had me at nerd themed wedding, I’m so there! Patty and Ben have such a great sense of humor. They’re lovers of the nerdy life such as D&D, […]

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couple holding each other outside of Lowe's Westley Leon Studios Wedding Photographer Lowe's Home Improvement in Mishawaka Indiana

I’ve never done an engagement session at a hardware store before, but these Lowe’s engagement photos came out great! ? ? Lowe’s Home Improvement has whatever you might need to build whatever you want. But who knew they’d be building a relationship and a foundation between Betsy and Wayne! ❤️ For the engagement session we of […]

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Proposals at Notre Dame are some of my favorite things to capture. The campus is stunning and I know these two met during their time at one of their most meaningful places on Earth to them. Dom and Amanda met in Economics class while attending Notre Dame. Dominic said it was seriously love at first […]

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Chicago engagement sessions are always fun because I get to visit some great places with great people. For Zak and Taylor’s session we started at Happy Camper for some pizza and drinks. Once we finished chatting for a while, and enjoying some tasty stuff, it was time for the engagement session. The next spot on […]

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Victoria and Ben had me come out to their location in South Haven Michigan for their engagement session. This little town really has a lot of charm to it and we just decided to walk around for a bit and capture some moments of them hanging out. There were wall murals, buses, movie theaters and […]

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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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8 wedding venues near South Bend Indiana and throughout the Michiana Area. This would include, 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 just an outstanding place […]

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