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Madeline & Brian | Indianapolis Engagement Session

A gorgeous diamond ring, fancy cocktails, latte art, and a chilly February morning with an adorable couple made for such a fun winter engagement session! I met Madeline & Brian at Open Society. I had never been before and now I just want to make plans to go every weekend! They have the most generous staff members, the environment is spot on, and you guys…the food, lattes, and cocktails looked like pure heaven! I’m so glad Madeline and Brian chose Open Society for photos. The unique setting was just perfect and I LOVED it! 

We are so excited for you two and cannot wait for your big day this Fall!

Indianapolis, Indiana

The 2017 Ivan & Louise Couples | A Year-End Review

2017 was such a special, special year for us. We worked with the world’s greatest couples and are so thankful we were able to be a part of their big days. From downtown Indianapolis classic weddings to outdoor, relaxed and rustic nuptials, we covered it all. Without further ado, our 2017 year-end review! 

Stacey & Jonathan’s Nashville Tennessee Wedding at Carnton Plantation

Lauren & Brian’s Downtown Indianapolis D’Amore Wedding

Anne & Josh’s Broad Ripple Wedding at The Willows

Brittany & Sam’s Scottish Rite Wedding

Amy & Dan’s Scottish Rite Wedding

Kevin & Daniel’s Rathskeller Wedding Reception

Erika & Adam’s Sanctuary on Penn Wedding

Lauren & Nick’s Downtown Wedding at Crane Bay

Rachel & Ryan’s Indiana Historical Society Wedding

Rebecca & Joel’s Wedding at the Indiana Statehouse and Hilbert Circle Theatre

Jason & Taylor’s Barn at Bay Horse Wedding

Amy & Drew’s Garfield Park + Columbia Club Wedding

Kristen & Javi’s Alexander Hotel Wedding

Andrea & Derek’s Florida Destination Wedding

Molly & Brent’s Wedding at Black Iris Estate

Taylor & Josh’s Mill Top Wedding

Beth & Mike’s Downtown Wedding at the Indianapolis Public Library

Sarah & Connor’s Mavris Wedding

Along with these outstanding weddings, we photographed a private wedding, along with many, many families and engagement sessions. Plus, the biggest part of our year was welcoming our little Graham in June and taking a few months of to adjust to life as parents! As we wrote this post and looked back on the photos we took throughout the year, thought about the little moments we remembered from each wedding, and recalled how wonderful our couples and their families we, we feel so, so lucky to have this career. When you get to run a business alongside your partner and work with such great people, you really do have the best job around.

Thank you to all of our couples, their families, the amazing vendors we worked with, and our own parents for taking the time to watch Graham while we work. We cannot wait to see what 2018 holds for Ivan & Louise and The Layne Family. Cheers! 

Haley & Ryan | Chicago Engagement Session

Next October we’ll be in Hilton Head for this ADORABLE couple’s wedding with Amanda Spencer at Sea Pines and we absolutely cannot wait! We loved shooting Mackenzie & Ted’s Sea Pines wedding in 2015 and are thrilled to be heading back! Haley & Ryan live in Chicago, so it was perfectly fitting to do a downtown Chicago engagement session for them. We love when couples have special places they’d like for their engagement sessions and Chicago never disappoints!

Chicago, Illinois

Amy & Drew | Garfield Park & Columbia Club Wedding

From the moment we walked into the bridal suite, we felt like a part of the family. This group was SO welcoming, so loving, and just the sweetest family to work with. They had an intimate bridal party of just siblings, which I always think makes for such an intimate, laid back day. Pair that with the classic and elegant style, a genuine, caring couple, and the most fun group of friends and you have an ideal wedding day, that’s for sure! We loved spending the day in downtown Indianapolis with Amy & Drew and are thrilled for the family they created in September! 

Indianapolis, Indiana


Photography: Ivan & Louise  |  Wedding Planner: Christina Burton Events  |  Ceremony Venue: Garfield Park Conservatory  |  Hair: Karla with French Pharmacie  |  Makeup: Andrew Elliott  |  Videography: Toast Wedding Films  |  Florist: Woven Blooms  |  Reception Venue + Catering:  The Columbia Club  |  Cake: Cochran Catering  |  Band: The Company Band Live 

Suzy & Will | Indianapolis Engagement Session

You guys, seriously, these two are so cute I can’t get over it. Their laughter and joy is contagious and I love how snuggly and loving they were during their engagement session. To say we’re excited for their June wedding next year is an understatement. There’s no way you can scroll through these photos and not get the biggest smile on your face, I’m sure of it!! 

Carmel, Indiana