As I sit down to this collection of images and reflect back on my time spent with these two, I can’t help but laugh a bit to myself. I first met Alex and Lindsay on New Year’s Eve last year when Alex proposed to Lindsay at the monument in downtown Indy. We had everything perfectly planned out – exactly where to meet and at what time, what I was wearing so Alex could spot me easily (we’d never met!), and how we would shoot some quick engagement photos after the proposal. And then came the actual day and it was below zero, windy, and when we showed up at Monument Circle for the proposal, there was a wedding ceremony getting ready to happen right in our spot. We awkwardly hung around for a bit, me keeping a close eye on Alex in the event he was going to move to another area and wondering how the heck I was going to coordinate a new plan with him without tipping Lindsay off… all the while watching my glorious sun fade behind the city. I will admit I was starting to panic a bit when Alex ever-so-smoothly approached us and asked if we’d take a photo of them in front of the monument, but on the other side of the monument. We gladly obliged, with Lindsay still in the dark about it all, and the four of us (my husband was my partner-in-crime so I didn’t look suspicious hanging out downtown with a bunch of cameras, but not taking any photos) trekked to the other side. Alex handed over his phone, which I quickly passed off to Brad to ‘take the photo’ and grabbed my camera in the process. Brad flipped the phone into video mode and we got the whole thing on camera with a bonus video of the proposal. It worked out perfectly! We skipped out on the engagement photos because of the sub-zero photos and planned to make these up during a nicer season of weather.
Fast forward to their engagement session. We had it all planned for a nice late-September fall day and wouldn’t you know the temps were in the mid-nineties!? Of course things would go from one extreme to the other for us. We rescheduled one more time and ended up with gorgeous weather and perfect temps. Once again, we had everything all planned out for their Eagle Creek engagement session and when we showed up at the creek to shoot, the water level was so high there wasn’t a bank to shoot on anymore. It’s hit or miss at some of these locations as the weather changes and I was bummed we weren’t going to be able to use our first location, but on the way out, I remembered the tiny little board walk and wouldn’t you know it had the perfect array of yellow and purple wildflowers blooming to perfectly coordinate with what they were already wearing?! Time and time again with them I find myself thinking about how it’s just meant to be. What we weren’t expecting always seems to turn out better than expected in the end and it all just makes me that much more excited for their wedding next year!
The icing on the cake, though? That sunset we got. 😍I always tell my clients my favorite sunset skies are those with clouds and this one didn’t disappoint!
casey and her camera is an Indianapolis Wedding Photographer specializing in family, couple, lifestyle, elopement, and wedding photography for Indianapolis, Indiana and the surrounding areas.
Oct 5, 2018