I've driven by this area countless times. I've made mental notes telling myself to just go there. So a few days ago, I went! If you never visited the Indiana War Memorial, I highly recommend it. It's a beautiful, quiet area nestled just north of Monument Circle. The flag flies high, soldiers and veterans are honored. Fountains and statues and grand monuments decorate the promenade. Benches are placed every so often so you can relax, enjoy the view, and reflect on what a great country we live in. What a perfect place to take a stroll on a sunny day...especially with a camera! I devised a scavenger hunt of sorts to challenge myself and my fellow photography colleagues to search for details here, to carefully study the surroundings, and see something different. We focused on concepts such as line, color, shape, texture, pattern, symmetry, and more. Here are some of my favorites. Please leave a comment to let me know your favorite!
Reflections...can you see me?
And these photos are from Sunday...we had absolutely perfect weather on Sunday!
Lola has been a little jealous lately that she has not been featured on the blog for awhile...so, Lola, here you go! I think she just wanted an excuse to be photographed for her upcoming 4th birthday...just a hunch!
I thought some flowers would give her something to focus on...
...and it worked like a charm!
One of my favorites of dear lil' Lola!
She approves of our new kitchen rug. In fact, she's pretty much claimed it as her own.
I received a voicemail yesterday from her. Cindi just wanted to let me know that they arrived back home from their honeymoon, and that we should get together soon. Her simple and sweet message made me smile. Why, you ask? Well, I could tell by the tone of her voice, that carefree, happy tone, that she too had a big smile on her face while leaving the message. Aww, the pure bliss of being a newlywed, a honeymooner on cloud 9, a lucky girl in love...Cindi and John, I hope you had a fabulous honeymoon, and I can't wait to show you the rest of your photos! Until then, here are some more from your big day!
Cindi and John had such a lovely cake!
Despite the rainy day, the room had a wonderful glow.
Kristin, a dear friend of Cindi, made this room beautiful - she did all of the decor herself!
Rose petals, sea shells, and candlelight...simply beautiful!
The groomsmen try out their personalized gifts.
Cindi's bridal bouquet
The groom enjoys a celebratory cigar on the boardwalk.
Rain, reflections, and lace...love it!
Did I mention before that I absolutely loved Cindi's wedding dress?
And her veil! The lace and beading, plus Cindi's gorgeous smile...oh so beautiful!
Their first dance - "You and Me" by Lifehouse. Perfect!
Focus on the Newlyweds
Cindi and John, thanks again for letting me share in one of the biggest days of your lives, I am truly honored! See you soon!
Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! I enjoyed some time with my camera on Saturday morning as part of the Worldwide Photo Walk. The leader of our group chose the Canal downtown Indianapolis as our venue. So for two hours, we were on our own to find some photo opportunities. Each participant can submit 2 photos in hopes of winning prizes like brand new cameras, photography books, and more. Wish me luck! I'll be competing with hundreds of thousands of people from around the world, from Paris to New Zealand. Leave a comment with the titles of your favorites and help me decide which 2 photos I should submit before July 25th! Thank you for your help!
Towering over us
Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bee
Hangin' with Fuzzy
Sunny side up
Beware of pollen
Indiana State Museum
In Yellow Harmony
Now on Tour
Of Flies and Flowers
Thanks for your help! Remember, my deadline is July 25th, so vote soon!
I'm a lifestyle wedding + portrait photographer based in Central Indiana. I happen to believe that I have the best job in the world! It is truly an honor to document and share in some of the most important moments in the lives of my clients.
I love fashion, art, romantic comedies, and tiramisu.
I am married to the most amazing husband and friend, Reggie. We love cooking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. In September 2012, we welcomed our first child, Remington, into the world. And 3 days before Christmas 2015, we welcomed our 2nd baby boy, Emerson, to our family! We love the joy these boys bring to our lives each and every day!
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