I’ve been itching to share more of this wedding, but with busy season looming all around us photographers, I forced myself to hunker down and edit like a madwoman, instead. This post will now make up for my lack of sneak peeks over the last two weeks and will give you everything you could ever want (and more!) from this wedding.
Every once in a while, I’ll connect with other Indianapolis wedding photographers and we’ll talk about recent weddings, rave about wedding vendors, and ask each other about venues we have, and haven’t, shot before. I am always geeked when Mavris Arts & Event Center comes up. I first shot here my first year here in Indy as a second shooter and was immediately in love with the venue. It’s artsy, open, and has a lot of character. Every time I shoot there (either as a primary or as a secondary), I’m always learning about a new nook and cranny or way to capture the light. This time, my second shooter suggested taking Chelsea and Jeff out front under the overpass. I’ve seen photographers use this space before, but hadn’t ventured out there yet – we either were out taking portraits around downtown, or the timing of the day and lighting just didn’t line up for us. So when the opportunity arose this time, I jumped at it.
Turns out it’ my new favorite spot, EVER. You see, I’m a sucker for some juxtaposition. Whether it be the lighting, the attire and surroundings, the pose and mood, you name it. I guess I just like opposites. Unless it’s my socks… I like those to match. We started off in this spot with a pose the groom had recommended and then it evolved into this. Vogue, anyone?!
Ok, in all seriousness, though, I’m sad to see this wedding come and go. I met these two a while ago and their excitement for their wedding was catching throughout the whole time we worked together. I love getting giddy alongside my clients and was reminiscing about these two this past weekend when I happened by Sample Gates – brought me back to their engagement session.
Their gorgeous wedding at Mavris went off without a hitch, with some of the most STUNNING florals I’ve seen (just check out their head table!) from The Empty Vase Indy. There was sentiment, tradition, and so much sweetness woven into their day. Oh! And I learned something new! Did you know that cutting the cake came from a tradition of cutting a small cake at every table of guests? Chelsea and Jeff included this in their day and it was the perfect way to visit with guests AND integrate shots of them interacting with more of their guests. Because we all know not everyone will get on the dance floor, but who can say no to a piece of cake!?
Congratulations once more, Chelsea and Jeff. This journey with you both has been absolutely awesome and I hope to meet Sadie and Harper the next time we meet. 😉
VENDORS & GOODS
Venue | Mavris Arts & Event Center
Florist | The Empty Vase Indy
Hair & Makeup | Salon Lofts (Kellyn Justice)
Cakes | The Cakehole
DJ | Derek Scott (DJ Rainier)
Invitations | Nessa Noelle
casey and her camera was voted one of the best Indianapolis Wedding Photographers by the Indy A-List and specializes in family, couple, lifestyle, elopement and wedding photography for Indianapolis, Indiana and the surrounding areas.