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Stacey & Jonathan | Carnton Plantation Destination Wedding – Franklin, TN

We kicked off our 2017 wedding season with this GORGEOUS southern wedding last weekend!¬†We lucked out with the most beautiful Tennessee Spring day that was perfect for an outdoor soir√©e. ¬†Every¬†detail was thought of, the weather was perfect, and the guests were happy. It was an all-around perfect wedding for these two and we couldn’t be happier for them. From the seersucker suits to the pink bowties, from the custom made crest that adorned their invitations, welcome bags, and even pillows to their sweet dog, Harley making an appearance, you’ll notice that nothing was left untouched. It was the day Stacey dreamed about and we couldn’t have been more honored to be there¬†to photograph it all. Thank you so much for having us, Stacey & Jonathan! Cheers to The Senns!¬†

Franklin, TN

Hair & Makeup: Blush + Honey ¬†| ¬†Day-Of Wedding Coordination: Jessica Dum Wedding Coordination ¬†| ¬†Ceremony + Reception Venue: Carnton Plantation ¬†| ¬†Florals: Forget Me Not Designs ¬†| ¬†Videography: Varnish Wedding Films ¬†| ¬†Wedding Gown: Modern Trousseau Nashville ¬†| ¬†Rentals: Southern Events ¬†| ¬†Catering: Bacon & Caviar ¬†| ¬†Doughnuts: Ellie’s Old Fashioned Doughnuts ¬†| ¬†Band: 12 South Band | ¬†Photography: Ivan & Louise¬†

Amy & Drew | Downtown Indianapolis Engagement Session

When your first date was at Bakersfield, it’s a must for a location during your engagement session. And who doesn’t like starting off with a margarita? Bakersfield margaritas are my favorite – it was SO hard not being able to have one. It’ll all be worth it, of course. But, boy, I can’t wait until this baby is here and I can enjoy one! I absolutely loved meeting Amy & Drew and despite the cold, cold weather we had, you’d never know they were chilly! Again, another reason starting with a margarita was a good call. ūüėČ Amy and Drew, we are beyond excited to be a part of your big day and can’t wait for September to be here! Cheers!

Indianapolis, Indiana

Brand & Business Crushes | Basic Invite

One thing we want to do more of this year is share brands and businesses with you all that may be helpful in the wedding planning process. We are all about supporting our couples throughout their engagement as opposed to just showing up on the day of their wedding and that’s it. So, in an effort to share more about great brands, companies, and small businesses in the industry, we’re excited to share a bit about Basic Invite today!¬†

Basic Invite is a company who offers beautiful save-the-date cards, bridal shower invitations, and elegant wedding invitations. They’re a one-stop-shop for your invitation needs (+other items like menus and programs) and I love that! They offer a wide array of color options allowing you to customize almost any color on the invitation you’d like. Not to mention they have tons of color options for envelopes, too. So you’re not limited to the colors seen in the photos on their site – the sky is the limit!

A HUGE feature they offer is custom samples. This is awesome. Sometimes ordering things online can be tricky because you can’t feel the paper and see what the coloring actually looks like. They offer this so that you can truly get a feel for what your invitation will be like before you order enough for all your guests. This means you can design an invitation, order a sample, and then decide if you like it or what you’d like to change before placing your full order. Genius!¬†

The variety they offer is quite large. At over 200 wedding invitation sets, you’re bound to find something you love that you can tweak with color changes along the way to personalize them to fit your overall wedding style. AND, they have a service that allows you to send a link to your guests to collect their addresses. When we got married, we tried to collect addresses just by asking our parents, messaging friends and family, or going off a return address on an envelope they sent to us in the past. We had quite a few that didn’t arrive to the correct address, which was such a pain. This way, you send the link and they collect the addresses for you. At that point, they’ll address your envelopes for FREE! Meaning you don’t have to hand write every single one. So, so great when you have a million and one things to be doing for the wedding.¬†

Hopefully this is just one little thing that will help you in the wedding planning process. I’d highly recommend checking out Basic Invite to see what you can find that perfectly fits your wedding style – after all, the save-the-date and invitation are guests’ first glimpse of what your day will be like, so be sure to show it off well!¬†

*images courtesy of Basic Invite 


Callum | Indianapolis Lifestyle Newborn Photographer

This sweet family added a second baby boy to the mix recently and oh my goodness, he’s just precious! Big brother, Brecken, isn’t quite sure of his little brother just yet, but I have a feeling they’ll grow to be best friends. I just can’t seem to get enough of these lifestyle newborn sessions. I love the slow flow, the authentic moments, and the sweet, precious time of a family being home with a new baby. I could easily photograph these types of sessions all the time!¬†

Indianapolis, Indiana