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Jessi+Aaron

Meet Jessi and Aaron! These two were married at The Corner House in Rockport, Indiana.

Meet the beautiful Jessi! All the ladies were able to stay the night in this beautiful bed and breakfast which was right next door to the barn you saw above.

Seeing her makeup for the first time!

Jessi is a crazy talented hair stylist, so having her hair done was important to her. When she looked in the mirror after her hair was finished, she shed a few tears. Happy tears! (I loved this morning so much!)

Meet Aaron! We’ve never had a groom get an old-fashioned shave on the day of his wedding before! Very cool.

Jessi said that Aaron brings her small gifts like roses all the time. On this day, Jessi got Aaron a gift. That’s right – those sunglasses! They look good on you, Aaron.

While Nick was taking some individual shots of Aaron…

I was taking pictures of the ladies putting on those finishing touches.

Jessi even helped her bridesmaids with their makeup.

Jessi, my jaw has hit the floor. You are absolutely STUNNING.

This dress was made for her! When she went dress shopping, the ladies kept giving her big, heavy dresses. She said, “Can I just get something light and simple?”

Jessi’s mom placing the last thing her dad (Jessi’s grandfather) left her around her neck.

This necklace. You might recognize this necklace (and the people in this blog!) from a previous wedding we photographed – Jessi’s brother! Brandy and Mitch. Brandy was also able to wear the same necklace down the aisle at her wedding.

Gah! These portraits of you have me dying!

These guys! Oh, yes! They were perfect.

I don’t think I’ve ever had a groom who smiled so much. It made my day!

Jessi’s daughter.  AKA – cutest flower girl ever. AKA – mini bride.

Would you look at her bouquet?! Jenny, who owns the venue, also created the bouquets for the day. WHAT?! So much talent!

First look with her dad and stepdad.

The viewing station. (Where everyone watched those first looks take place.)

Are you kidding me?! Ladies, you are drop-dead gorgeous.

Love those side views. (Thanks, Nick!)

We called this the Cracker Barrel Porch Shot.

Whoever bought these sunglasses is a genius.

Aaron pinning the corsage on his mother’s dress. Such a good guy!

Do you know why I didn’t post a picture of Jessi’s shoes? Because she walked barefoot down the aisle. Gah! I love the fact that she made this day exactly the way she wanted it.

Her daughter became a little stage fright (or aisle fright) when it was her turn. Jessi immediately calmed her down and gave her confidence. She did it!

Nick’s view.

My view.

Jessi’s brother-in-law, Chad, married them. He had a few surprises up his sleeve – like this cape! After he put it on he talked about the time Jessi made him ride a horse, and he remembers it flying! He told Aaron that he needs superpowers to deal with this family (especially the women in this family). The cape was a gift for Aaron.

They canceled their tent the day before and trusted the fact that it wouldn’t rain. They were right! It didn’t!

When it was time for their vows, it went a little something like this.
Officiant Chad: “I Aaron.”
Aaron: “I Aaron.”
Officiant Chad: “Take you Chad.”
Aaron: *Laugh and long pause.  “Take you Chad.”
Chad continued with vows that require Aaron to stick with Chad and sit with him at all the family gatherings. Ha! It was quite the ceremony!

On the left, first family photo!

Dear wedding party, I can’t get enough of you all!

This shot suits these two so well. Jessi and Aaron were never for a second in a rush on this day. They took in every moment.

Goodness! A favorite!

Walking to the barn after pictures were finished.

This happened right after their reception entrance! Their excitement and joy just jumps right off of them.

Oh, my heart!

Speeches.

Mother-son and father-daughter first dance.

Jessi also surprised her mother with a first dance.

Then it was time for these two!

The kids called a meeting to discuss a very important matter.

Oh my heart is full!! We have photographed all of these sweet couples’ weddings. Ashley and Will.  Brandy and Mitch.  And now Jessi and Aaron! These are the BEST people.

Time to celebrate!

Aaron’s taking advantage of those superpowers.

Love me a good sparkler exit.

This band was a huge hit and kept the party going! Developmental Research – look them up!

Hey there, lovebirds!

Jessi, you’re adorable.

Told you! This band knew how to rock it.

Soaking up the last moments of their day.

Jessi and Aaron,

It was truly an honor to photograph your day. It was perfect in every way. I wish we could all go back and relive it again, and hopefully these images allow you to do that. Your love for each other is moving and uplifting. Thank you for allowing us to capture it throughout your day.

Caitlynn & Nick

 

Always love working with these videographers – Matt Rice and Shanti Knight. If you haven’t seen Jessi and Aaron’s video yet, you must check it out!

Mackenzie+Jordan

Meet Mackenzie and Jordan! These two are getting married at the Sycamore Winery in Terre Haute, Indiana, next year!  (How completely adorable are they?!)

We met this picture-perfect couple at Hawthorn Park for their engagement session.

Mackenzie! Your smile!! Your hair!! Gorgeous.

These two were dead set on nature for their session.

See?! Adorable.

Okay, this is one of my favorites!

Mackenzie works at Regional Hospital and her mom and sister are also in the medical field.

Take a little walk together.  “Okay!”

Oh man! That tree. The sky. These two. Sigh.

Why hello there, beautiful eyelashes!

Can’t stop posting those silhouettes!

Jordan recently received a new job. (Congrats, Jordan!) I believe it has something to do with safety management, but it involves a lot of traveling, so we’re so glad we were able to work out our schedules for your session!

LOVE these yellow flowers.

Hmm…I just can’t remember what date they’re getting married.

These are two people you definitely want to be around! Not only because they are so stinkin’ sweet, but also because Jordan’s in the safety field and Mackenzie’s in the medical field. Jordan’s there to make sure everything is safe, but if anything does go wrong, you’ve got Mackenzie there to fix ya up!

Lookin’ good, Jordan!

Those hands.  (P.S. – Loving that dress.)

We cannot wait for your day, friends!

Mackenzie and Jordan,

You guys rocked your evening! Love that we were able to photograph your love for each other. We really cannot wait for the big day!

Caitlynn and Nick

Chris+Don

Meet Chris and Don! They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary! Congratulations to you both!

Looks like they still took ring pictures 50 years ago. I love that they had pictures from their wedding day for others to look at.

Marriage license.

Chris helping Don with his boutonniere.

Since their whole family was together to celebrate, it was the perfect time to update those family photos.

All the grandchildren and great-grandchildren!

Their kids!

YES! Love these next two.

Another favorite.

Time to get some individual family shots. It also started sprinkling about this time, so Chris and Don went inside to greet their guests while these guys braved the rain for a few minutes. Thanks, friends!

Time to mingle!

Their daughter helped serve the punch.

And their daughter-in-law served the cake. She also MADE their cakes!

Waiting for a taste of that cake!

So many smiles, yes please.

We squeezed in another family photo!

Hello there, cuties on the right!  (Oh, oh! I can’t leave out the cuties on the left either!)

See, everyone can take a selfie!

Chris and Don,

Thank you for asking us to photograph such an important event. Happy 50th wedding anniversary! Congrats!

Caitlynn & Nick

This crew was amazing! It was actually pretty muddy outside since it had rained.  Nick and I created a poorly-made bridge out of trash bags from the door of the building to the grass. Can you see it way back there? This family handled it incredibly!

Hi Nick! I see you!

Karissa

Meet Karissa! This beauty is a senior at Greencastle High School in Greencastle, Indiana. She had an incredible shoot! Go look!

Girl, one of my favorites on the right there! Just look at those eyes.

If you had an extra $100 to spend on yourself every week, what would you do?
“Go shopping for makeup and clothes, of course.”

I think these locations were created specifically for Karissa.

Favorite breakfast food: French toast.  (Oh man! I don’t think I’ve had French toast in years! That sounds delicious.)

Doesn’t she rock that serious look?!

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? “Yellow”

Do you guys remember Kayla and Andrew’s engagement session? Karissa is Andrew’s sister! We get to see them all again in a few weeks for Kayla and Andrew’s wedding! We love this whole family.

She was so much fun!

Favorite place: Clearwater Beach, Florida

Ahhh!! Another favorite.

You can only watch one TV show the rest of your life. Which one is it? “That ’70s Show”  (I don’t think I’ve ever really watched it! Netflix to the rescue!)

Karissa, you are so beautiful.

I just love Greencastle’s brick walls.

The location we planned on driving to ended up being closed, but I’m so glad it was. THIS beautiful field, which was right outside the entrance, was perfect for THIS beautiful lady!

Showing off that attitude!

I’m a little obsessed with these shots below.

Favorite thing about yourself: personality.  (YES!!)

Last, we ended with Karissa’s furry friend. We just can’t end a session without including someone’s pup!

Kisses, please?!

What do you hope to be doing in 20 years? “Have a family and be working as a nurse or veterinarian in some place other than Indiana.”

Karissa,

Girl, we were thrilled to photograph you! You seriously rocked that shoot, and I’m blown away by your beauty. Enjoy the rest of your senior year. We’ll see you soon!

Caitlynn & Nick

 

October 10, 2017 - 7:28 am

Megan Danser - This girl is gorrrrgeous!!! I love her style!! And these locations! Beautiful shoot!

October 11, 2017 - 5:40 pm

Maike - Ooh! Killer blue eyes, and I’m SO loving the shots with all the yellow flowers! AWESOME!

October 12, 2017 - 10:46 am

Kristine B - She is so pretty! Amazing blue eyes and smile! Love that she included her dog!

October 12, 2017 - 10:59 am

shannon - what a stunning girl! loving her outfit choices. that pink dress is stunning on her! she is just beautiful in all of these!

October 12, 2017 - 12:39 pm

Natalie - Caitlynn, this is one of my favorite sessions of yours to date!! The light is so so perfect & these locations are AMAZING! It helps, that your subject is gorgeous, but you’ve got the skills!

October 12, 2017 - 12:58 pm

Chrissy - Wow, she is soooooo pretty!!! Love these so much! So natural and fun!

October 13, 2017 - 9:32 am

Rachael Allex - Wow, what a gorgeous girl!! Love reading the questionnaire and love that she brought her pup with her (I did the same for my senior pictures years ago and so glad I did!) The last one of the dog is so great!

October 15, 2017 - 3:48 pm

Justina - karissa seriously rocked her shoot! Beautiful portraits and she has an awesome style.

Tiffany+Cory

Tiffany and Cory are back on the blog for their wedding! They were married in Franklin, Indiana, at the Hillview Country Club.

Oh, this dress.

Check out Tiffany’s gorgeous headband.

This moment happened after Tiffany gave her mother a necklace with a note that said, “Just like this pearl, mothers like you are precious and few.”

Creative hashtags for the win!  #ONEINAMCMILLAN

Tiffany’s bridesmaids created a scrapbook for her filled with memories and sweet notes.

That headband, though!

Movin’ on over the guys’ side!  Say hello to Cory again!

So you guys don’t look suspicious or anything.

Brother helping out with that boutonniere.

Time to get those groomsmen shots.

YES!

Love those bow ties.

I believe this precious little one was held by every single lady before the ceremony even started.

Tiffany, you’re such a thoughtful wife! Thinking of her husband when she bought that garter.

Helping her mama with her dress.

Girls! Love this image of you beauties.

Tiffany had a first look with her brothers.

And with her father.

Dying over that bouquet. Whew! And check out those matching nails.

I’m the worst with names, but on the day of, I could remember where every bridesmaid worked.  I would call out, “Hey, dental hygienist!  Move a little to the right.”

Ahhh!! So pretty.

Playing a little game of hot hands before the ceremony.

Since it was such a long walk to the ceremony, Tiffany’s dad drove her there in a golf cart.

Oh my goodness. (pretend there’s a heart emoji here)  Flower girl making her way to the aisle.

There were many, many happy tears.

Told ya! Many happy tears.

They signed their marriage license during the ceremony.

Tiffany and Cory both told us that they wanted us to move wherever we wanted to in order to get the best shots.  You got it!

Wedding days are often a blur because so much happens in such a short amount of time. It’s our hope that Tiffany and Cory were able to make time stand still for just a bit to soak it all in.

This wedding party!!  Guys, we love you! Thanks for being down with our craziness.

Image requested by Tiffany’s mom.  Check!

A favorite!

Sky shots are my jam.

Oh yeah!  You’re married.

Tiffany, you were such a gorgeous bride.

Another favorite!

Pinky promise shot that Tiffany requested.

First dance.

Father-daughter and mother-son dance.

Tiffany’s sorority sisters prepared something special. They each gave her a heartfelt hug after.

This crew was full of people ready to celebrate!

This mama rocked those dance moves with baby and without!

See, don’t you wish you were there!?

Tiffany’s mom was adored by all the ladies on the dance floor. I can’t count how many times I heard, “I wish you were my mom!”

Couldn’t make it to the ceremony? No problem! You can still dance with the bride and groom.

We stepped outdoors for a few more portraits of these two, and not too long after these images it poured rain. Made it just in time!

Tiffany and Cory,

What a wonderful day! I can’t get over how amazing your family members and wedding party were. Thank you for trusting us with images of such an important day. Hope marriage is incredible.

Caitlynn & Nick

October 10, 2017 - 7:26 am

Megan Danser - What a GORGEOUS wedding!!! Love those getting ready images and portraits. So many beautiful captures of a happy day! Great job!

October 11, 2017 - 5:39 pm

maike - Awe! Gorgeous wedding! Love all the special details and LOVE LOVE LOVE that little people big sky shot! Beautiful work!

October 12, 2017 - 10:43 am

Kristine B - Awesome wedding!! Your portraits of the bridal party are so much fun! Amazing images!

October 12, 2017 - 11:01 am

shannon - what a gorgeous wedding!! those first look pictures with her brothers and dad?! gah!! amazing!!!!
loving all the portraits so much. gorgeous!!

October 12, 2017 - 12:41 pm

Natalie - Aw! What a beautiful wedding! It looks like a ton of fun was had by everyone! Great job!

October 12, 2017 - 12:54 pm

Chrissy - Such a gorgeous day!!! You guys did a fantastic job!!

October 13, 2017 - 12:39 am

Justina - That first kiss picture is EVERTHING! I love it!

October 13, 2017 - 9:30 am

Rachael Allex - Those wedding party photos are so much fun!! Looks like they had a blast on their wedding day!