Laura + Conner – Union Station Wedding

Having the opportunity to film this wedding was an unusual story. Photographer Molly Conner recommended me and when Beth (the mother of the bride) was checking out my website she came across a photo of my dad, her cousin. So long story short, we are related. I’ve been to Beth’s house before and swam in her pool! Small world. It was fun filming a wedding where my parents, grandma, aunts and cousins were apart of the guests.

And as far as Conner and Laura, they have an interesting story as well. They’ve know each other forever (I think like 7 years old) and as I believe they both only dated each other. As Laura says, “it’s always been Conner.” It was obvious to tell the strength of their love by spending the day with them. It was also cool to see the close relationship between Laura and her sister. My daughters are about the same age apart and I hope they are close in the same way.

It was great working with Molly Conner and fun shooting my first wedding at the breathtaking Union Station. It was also a pleasure working with wedding planners Marie Frey and group with FCCI Weddings, they were on it all day and even gave me a little timeline folder 🙂 And it’s always fun working with and hearing the live music from the Endless Summer Band.

Enjoy. And best of luck to Laura and Conner, you’re off to a solid start!

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Katie + Lou – Woodstock Country Club

May 18th was a day of firsts for me. It was my first time I’ve filmed in the beautiful St. Luke Catholic Church, my first time at the Woodstock Country Club, my first time listening to the talented The Company Band and my first time working with photographer Angel Canary. It was an exciting day. And it was great to spend it with Katie and Lou on their day, a day they will never forget. It’s amazing how much I’ve learned about the couple and their family from this one Saturday. I learned a lot from the toasts, they were entertaining, emotional and engaging. Katie and Lou, I hope when you are having a tough day you can look back on this day and remember where it all began.
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Our Family Session with Sara Ackermann Photography

I’ve taken plenty of photos of the girls, but rarely of us all together. Thanks to my good friend Sara Ackermann to set up some time for us. We met up in Noblesville on a Sunday with Sara as she showed us around. Ellie did pretty well, but Ari was a different story. She was whining the whole time, I really didn’t think it would be possible for Sara to get a good shot. But she did! She was great to work with.

If you are over due on a family session or know of someone getting married, but sure to check out her work. The kids grow up so fast, I’m thankful we took the time to get some professional images to remember years from now.

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Abigail + Jared – Cincinnati, Ohio wedding

I got the privilege to head to Cincinnati to film my first wedding of the year.  Abigail and Jared were so fun to work with.  It was cool to see them get married at such a young age yet still starting on a solid foundation.  It was clear the day wasn’t about them, it was about God’s work in their lives.  
The ceremony took place at St. Elizabeths Chapel in Norwood, Ohio. This is a huge old church that must have been a couple of hundred years old.  The detail on the stained glass was incredible. The reception was in a neat old brick building called Longworth Hall in Cincinnati that looks at one time it may have been a large factory.  
It was fun working with the husband and wife team at Alison Kamper Photography.  They had a great personality and were easy to work with.  If you get a chance be sure to check out their work. Also a big thanks to Brett Varvel at Timeless Pictures for telling the couple about me.
Congrats to Jared and Abigail, it was great spending the day with you.

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A Recap of the Year 2012

I’ve said many times it’s amazing how much you get to know a couple after spending the day with them. And even more, the hours sorting through footage in the editing. After each wedding is finished, packaged up and shipped off I really feel like I’ve known the couple for years. I have really been blessed this past year to meet so many gifted, amazing, inspiring couples, along with parents, grandparents, friends and family.

2012 was a busy year to say the least. It was a fun year. My little 2000 civic (with no cruse control) and I put some miles behind us. Here are some cities we visited.

Bloomington | Carmel | Chicago | Cincinnati | Cleveland | Indianapolis | Shelbyville | Zionsville

I thought it would be fun to come up with a few awards. After hours of compilating, here are a few 2012 awards I came up. And the winners are…

Most Authentic Wedding – Kim+Justin

Most Memorable Wedding – Jacyln+Dan

Most Unique Wedding – Heather+Ryan

Most Stylish Wedding – Ashely+TJ

Most Fun Wedding – Anastasia+James

Most Intellectual Wedding – Chris+John

Most Captivating Wedding – Lindsey+Chris

Most Hilarious Wedding – Christa+Will

Most Romantic Wedding – Kylene+Eric

Most Emotional Wedding – Sara+Aaron

Most Inspirational Wedding – Shannon+Nick

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Jaclyn + Dan – Cleveland, Ohio Wedding Videographer

Here is a bit of the backstory. Jaclyn and Dan were on the fence about getting a videographer for a while. She looked in her area but couldn’t find the right fit. So she expanded her search to Indianapolis and came across my website. She wasn’t sure if was going to work out, then about a month before the wedding she sent me an email that started out like this:

We absolutely would love for you to be our videographer!!!!!!!!
This day keeps getting more special and I would hate to not have it documented!

As of today, this was the furthest I drove to a wedding, but it sure was a blast. It was my first time in Cleveland, Ohio. They arranged me with a room at the Cleveland Marriott Downtown at Key Center, which was the same location as the reception.

Dan and Jaclyn were great to work with and I learned so much about them during the day. It’s amazing how much you can learn just during their gift exchange. It was also really fun working with Kortnee Kate photography out of Cincinnati. Thanks again to Jaclyn and Dan for choosing to go with a wedding film, I hope this helps you remember this wonderful day for a lifetime.

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