Indy Wedding Photographer | 2019 Photo Roundup

January 2, 2020

Wooooop another year down! And with that also a decade. Am I writing this at 9pm the day after I wanted to? Yes. Why? Because my sweet Harvey boy has been sicker than a dog & he needs all the mama and dada snuggles in the world. ❤️ There are a lot of things I […]

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Wooooop another year down! And with that also a decade. Am I writing this at 9pm the day after I wanted to? Yes. Why? Because my sweet Harvey boy has been sicker than a dog & he needs all the mama and dada snuggles in the world. ❤️

There are a lot of things I wanted to do this year – blog more, post more, take on more clients, start mentoring, ramp up my copywriting, blah blah. Hi, my name is Abbie and I’m a workaholic. 😩 There hasn’t been a time in my life when I wasn’t juggling *at least* 4 career paths until recently. As I reflect on this past decade, I cannot believe where I’ve ended up – can you relate?

I moved from Bloomington to Lafayette, got my degree in Biotechnology, and decided photography was something I wanted to pursue. After graduation, I met the love of my life, moved, and now I can officially call myself an Indy Wedding Photographer! This decade had highs and lows, but as I watch my sweet boy sleep on the monitor, I can say the good times certainly outweighed the bad.

Now for the best part! EEEEEK! This past year I also scaled up my business and seriously cried at how lucky I am more than once. The most incredible, sweet, and thoughtful humans trusted me with their wedding days, engagements, and surprise proposals. I decided to snag 4 of my favorite images from each and tell y’all a little about them. Part of this being so late is my indecisiveness in only selecting 4, I mean how unfair was past Abbie to future Abbie in that moment?! Here. We. Go. -Billy Eichner, anyone?

Collage of Wedding Images, Groom in Army Dress Blues

I started this year with a sweet wedding between high school sweethearts, Paige and Dylan. I can’t even remember what happened during the ceremony that had Paige cracking up, but every time I see that photo it makes me smile.

Collage of surprise in home proposal by candlelight

In March, two of my faaaavorite humans got engaged!! We worked *so hard* to turn their apartment into a candlelit dream and surprise Lexi.

Collage of engagement images at Rock Bottom Brewery, couple laughing and playing pool

Morgan & Trey took me back to where it first began – Rock Bottom Brewery. We had a great time with the restaurant to ourselves. Plus their beer is deeeelicious. 😋

Collage of engagement session at Oliver Winery, couple in front of waterfall and field of flowers
Collage of couple on their wedding day, groom in navy suit, bride in strapless ballgown

Adam & Rachel did their engagement session at Oliver Winery & were married at his father’s church in Bloomington (my hometown!). Adam’s brother was also one of my grooms this year which made 2019 extra special!

Collage of couple at different locations in downtown Indianapolis

In 2018 Ashley & Adam invited me to Chicago for their elopement. This year they came to me in Indy and we had a great time wandering the city. Next year is St. Louis and I’m soooo excited to keep capturing their anniversaries!

Collage of Indian couple for engagement photos, one image of henna on hands, one image of couple dancing at sangeet

Swetha is one of my dearest friends & this year I was able to capture so many events for her and Kunal! Alongside their engagement pooja, party, sangeet, and reception, they flew me up to Minnesota for a weekend of photos!

Collage of couple on their wedding day laughing and smiling

David & Jocelyn actually attended the wedding of one of my 2018 couples and found me that way. Can you believe SHE MADE HER VEIL? Joy is the best word for these two lovebirds.

Collage of couple during their engagement session at Holliday Park in front of a river and the ruins

Brenda & Weston chose my favorite new spot – Holliday Park. We hiked down to the water and got some gorgeous shots at the ruins!

Collage of a couple at their Ricks Boat Yard reception, one photo of large group of guests

Matt & Betsy actually had their large wedding in London where they live, but came back to the Indy area for a fun reception with Betsy’s friends and family who weren’t able to attend. I love that we were able to capture one giant picture of everyone!

Collage of couple at Coxhall Gardens for their engagement session. Woman in yellow sweater, small black haired dog with them
Collage of couple on their wedding day. Groom in navy suit, bride in white lace dress. One image of full bridal party

Meagan & Luke’s first engagement session got rained out and of *course* it actually turned out to be a gorgeous evening. That’s Indiana for you! Thankfully our make up day was just as beautiful. On their wedding day we also snagged my favorite bridal party photo at Holcomb Gardens!

Collage of couple during their engagement session in Fort Wayne laughing and smiling
Collage of couple on their wedding day. Groom in a grey suit, Bride in a strapless gown. Sun coming through the trees

For Alec and Heather’s engagement they brought me up to Fort Wayne. We had a great time exploring the conservatory but eventually got kicked out. 😂 oops! Their wedding day had some of the *best* light imaginable.

Collage of couple during their engagement session at Coxhall Gardens

These two won my engagement session giveaway! Aimee and I actually went to the same school in our small town. It was fun seeing her with Jeremy and catching up.

Collage of couple on their wedding day, walking through a butterfly garden, smiling at each other on the steps, and with their dog

Back in the day I worked with Kirsten & Sean at O’Charley’s where they met & started their relationship. To be there for this day was amazing! Plus they brought Buddha, so I was super happy haha!

Collage of couple on their wedding day. Groom in a burgundy suit, Bride in an off shoulder strap detailed dress

Another great wedding for friends from O’Charley’s! Roberto & Katie chose the Blue Dress Barn in Michigan for their wedding & it was everything you would expect from these two… full of fun & the loveliest details!

Collage of couple for their engagement session with their dogs and walking up a hill with the sunshine behind them

Allison & Henry eloped in Hawaii but wanted to get engagements here first. We started on IU’s campus where they met & finished at her father’s private residence. I loved getting to snuggle their two pups!

Collage of couple during their engagement session on IU campus in the greenhouse and outside
Collage of couple on their wedding day. Groom in dark grey suit, Bride in lace and beaded strapped gown

Brianna & I have known each other for a long time from school & she is how Adam and Rachel found me (above)! They also had their wedding at Nathan’s father’s church. So special to see these families twice in one year!

Collage of couple at their engagement session in Holcomb Gardens with their dogs

It was suuuper cold but you wouldn’t be able to tell! Mike and Jaclyn were such troopers & they brought their doggies! Plus Jaclyn’s emerald dress was everyyyyything! 😍

Collage of couple at Coxhall Gardens twirling a long, flowing skirt

This year I got to second shoot 7 weddings with Alison. Her husband Zach always comes along and helps with anything you need. These two have such wonderful spirits. I got to take out Tiffany for some hands-on mentoring with these two and we had a great time!

Collage of couple in grey and black suit, long lace black dress, engagement ring, fall day

Living in Indiana means you have to be ready to reschedule anytime. Amanda & Laszlo’s original engagement session date got rained out & we were about to get into winter. We had a great idea to snap a few images for save the dates and move their official session to the spring!

Collage of couple in IU campus for their engagement session, in front of Indiana Theater red sign and at Sample Gates

Luke and Annie were sooo fun and up for anything! Another cold November day but they braved it for some amazing photos.

Collage of couple for their engagement session at Newfields in the fall, image of them running down a hallway, smiling at one another, and walking.

Laura and Bogdan are some of Adam and my’s best friends! I captured their proposal at Newfield’s Winter Lights last year and they decided to do 4 seasons of engagements. For fall we went to Newfield’s Harvest Fest!

Image of photographer pretending to hide before capturing a surprise proposal in a reenactment

And just as a really nice visual – this is me re-enacting my performance as a fake homeless person on a bench waiting for Bogdan & Laura to round the corner for their proposal. 😂 Except it was winter so think a bigger jacket & like 3 scarves wrapped around my head.

Collage of couple at their Alexander Hotel - Indianapolis engagement session, in front of an art instillation, in front of a green wall

Speaking of great friends – Nykki and Jon had their engagement session this year, too!! Nykki worked with Adam at Shane Co. and now she & I have become a wedding powerhouse. 😉

Collage of couple during surprise proposal at Newfields Winter Lights

My last session of the year was with Matt and Mallory. Matt got her ring from Nykki & they were discussing proposal ideas when he brought up Winter Lights. She referred him to me and the rest is history! Y’all would not believe what I had to do to make sure I was front and center here, haha. Mallory was *so* surprised and of course said yes!

Photo of a white female photographer with brown hair in a bun holding a camera and making a cheerful face

What a seriously great year 2019 turned out to be. I can’t wait to see what 2020 has in store!

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