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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 […]


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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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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A South Bend Wedding Photographer’s Perspective on These Types of Weddings What defines any one of them, the Elopement, the Minimony (Mini Ceremony) or the Micro Wedding? Here are a few ideas on what each of these types of weddings mean and which one would be right for you. 1. Size Matters… The guest list […]


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 WOOT! You’re getting MARRIED!! The check list of “things to do” when it comes to having a wedding might seem like a lot, but there’s some really fun things on it, and one of them is without a doubt your engagement session. Take this chance to have photos taken of you that represent who you […]


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Finding the perfect venue can be difficult because you might not know exactly what you’re looking for just yet. There are a lot of things to think about; the number of guests, wedding colors, overall vibe, organizing the reception, lighting, decor, flow of the room, etc. but don’t worry, I’m here to help! Here are […]


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Do you daydream about the gorgeous wedding photo that you’ll be able to hang on the walls of your home? Wedding photos that you’ll be able to show your friends and family as they come visit or a constant reminder of the best day ever? It takes more than just a great wedding photographer to […]


engagement session at Notre Dame University by Westley Leon Studios

Notre Dame has such a beautiful campus, even during the winter months. John and Sarah’s engagement session involved us walking around to a few of their favorite spots on campus.  


notre dame engagement session during the Fall season

Every Notre Dame couple has their reasons for loving the campus and what it means to them. So when we did Nick and Morgan’s engagement session at Notre Dame in South Bend, we hit all their favorite spots. Notre Dame is beyond gorgeous in the fall too. What brought these two together was their love […]



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