Kayla & Derek's Notre Dame Basilica Engagement Session

Standing in front of the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at Notre Dame University was the first time I got the chance to meet both Kayla & Derek and it took all of about two minutes for us to get warmed up to each other.

We walked inside of the Basilica and stood in awe of its beauty for a few moments before we started to start the engagement session. The Basilica has such beautiful light pouring through the windows, it's a gorgeous building. We only stayed for a few moments though so not to disturb anyone.

Once we left we decided to take a stroll around the campus not only for the scenery but with them being Notre Dame grads, it's nice to let them walk around and breathe in the nostalgia.

Both Kayla & Derek did such a great job in front of the camera. Barely needed to direct anything as they just naturally would begin to flirt with one another and honestly just made my job all that much easier. Lol.

Thank you both for spending some time with me out of your busy weekend for this engagement session and letting us get to know one each other. I cannot WAIT for your wedding day as it's going to be amazing!


Sam & John's Downtown South Bend Engagement Session

On the day of the engagement session was the first chance I got to meet Sam & John. We decided to meet up at South Bend Brew Werks in South Bend Indiana. Before most engagement sessions I like to hang out for a bit, let the camera sit at my side and just talk. This gave us a chance to break the ice, have a beer and chat for a while.

I got to hear about their military background, how they met (oh the stories 🤣) and a bunch of fun facts about them. And of course the moment I found out they were both gaming nerds and also loved the game Overwatch... Well... I mean, what's not to love about these two? Lol.

Had a blast hanging out with the both of them during this esession. They were goofy, carefree and truly just looked like two best friends. It was awesome! While we roamed the downtown South Bend area for some pre-wedding photos we of course had to stop and get some cheese cake... #Priorities!

Thank you both SO freaking much for having me out and letting me take your photos. You're both some kickass people and I hope to one day catch you both on Overwatch, PC of course, lol. 


Brittney & Jonathan's St Pat's Park Engagement Session

St. Patrick's County Park has always been a great place to photograph couples. This is where we decide to take Brittney & Jonathan, as well as their kids, for an engagement session / mini family session. A lot of clients I have always say they're not good in front of the camera but that's because they don't realize once they stop paying attention to me and start paying attention to each other instead, that's when the best photos happen. And these two did an outstanding job being in front of the lens. Cannot wait to photograph your October wedding. :D 



Malinda & Chick's Engagement Session - St Joseph Michigan - Tiscornia Park

Malinda & Chick were a lot of fun to photograph. These two are so in love and it's amazing. I got the chance to walk around downtown Saint Joseph Michigan as well as on the beaches of Tiscornia Park. It was a wonderful day, beautiful weather with a focus on two adorable people that very much enjoy each other's company. I am so thankful I got to be apart of this. Cannot wait to photograph their wedding day in May 2018.

And YES... Once we were finished with the session, we decided to jump into Lake Michigan for a quick dip! Lol. I mean, we HAD to, right. ;)

Leah & Bill - South Bend Indiana - Engagement Photography

On a cool fall morning Leah & Bill met me at Leeper Park in South Bend Indiana for their engagement session. I am so glad these two didn't mind that morning chill because I really enjoyed how the images came out.

Thank you SO much Leah & Bill for entrusting me as your wedding photographer. This set came out wonderfully and I cannot wait to capture your wedding day for you!

If you're in need of an engagement photographer or wedding photographer in the South Bend, Notre Dame, Chicago, Michiana or Fort Wayne area, send me a message and let's connect!