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Indiana Wedding Photography: Justin & Julia’s Wedding

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

First let me start off by saying that this was a special wedding for me to photograph.  I not only photographed Julia’s sister’s wedding, but I also have photographed their family pictures, and both Justin and Julia’s senior pictures.  I think it is safe to say that I am officially their family photographer.  Big thanks for trusting me with these special moments in your lives.

This first shot was a flash back to Sarah’s wedding day.  Julia’s mom gave her something special that made her think of her grandpa.

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Indiana Wedding Photographer:  Photography by Jayme

This post should be all about Justin and Julia but there is a certain someone that kind stole the show at times.  Meet the ring bearer, isn’t he cute.  This was before the wedding.

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He was excited about being the ring bearer, but when he realized everyone was staring at him he got alittle scared.

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And then he started to cry, don’t worry there is more about him later.

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Indiana Wedding Photographer:  Photography by Jayme

Indiana Wedding Photographer:  Photography by Jayme

Julia loves snow, she wanted a winter wedding, but after her sister’s wedding was during a snow storm and the temperature was -5 or so Justin said no way.  So he made up for it by having fake snow when they exited the church.

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Notice someone sleeping on the right.

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Being a ring bearer is hard work and requires a nap.

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Indiana Wedding Photographer:  Photography by Jayme

After his nap he felt like dancing!

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Indiana Wedding Photographer:  Photography by Jayme

Indiana Wedding Photographer:  Photography by Jayme

Vanessa caught the bouquet, and she had the cutest reaction!

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And now for my favorite part of the night.  DJ Kyle Hinds pulled out his box of props.  It was so much fun, I had a hard time taking pictures because I was laughing so hard.

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Thad & Sarah (I photographed their wedding not all that long ago and now they are expecting their first child!!  I can’t wait)

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Indiana Wedding Photographer:  Photography by Jayme

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And one last time, here he is again…..

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And here are my mom and dad.  They were out on the dance floor dancing the “anniversary dance”.  I love when Kyle does this.  He asks that all the married couples get out on the dance floor and then he asks that the newlyweds leave and then the couples married for less then 5 years, less then 10 years, etc.. until the couple that is married the longest is left.  Well….

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that couple ended up being my mom and dad.  (they are so not old enough to be the “old married couple”)  Kyle had them give some marriage advise to the new couple.

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Wedding Ceremony:  North Judson United Methodist Church    Ceremony: Knox Community Center,   DJ:  Kyle Hinds   Photographers:  Gwen and Jayme

Indiana Wedding Photography: Adam & Kate

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

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Indiana Wedding Photographer- Photography by Jayme

Indiana Wedding Photographer- Photography by Jayme

Indiana Wedding Photographer- Photography by Jayme

Indiana Wedding Photographer- Photography by Jayme

Indiana Wedding Photographer- Photography by Jayme

Indiana Wedding Photographer- Photography by Jayme

Indiana Wedding Photographer- Photography by Jayme

Indiana Wedding Photographer- Photography by Jayme

Indiana Wedding Photographer- Photography by Jayme

They had a photo booth, it rocked!  The guests loved it, I even got in there.

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Indiana Wedding Photographer- Photography by Jayme

One of my all time favorite reception shots is this next one of Kate and her dad…

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Indiana Wedding Photographer- Photography by Jayme

Indiana Wedding Photographer- Photography by Jayme

Late in the evening they brought out trays of McDonald’s cheeseburgers for everyone!

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Indiana Wedding Photographer- Photography by Jayme

I so should have asked to wear the burger hat!  Dang it, why didn’t I think of it.

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Wedding Ceremony Location:  St. John’s Lutheran of Lombard, IL  Reception Location:  The Hyatt Lodge at the McDonald’s Campus Oak Brook, IL  Photographers:  Bob and Jayme

Kate and Adam are the ones that had a foggy setting when we shot their engagement session.  If you have time check it out here.

Thanks Kate and Adam for trusting me with your special day. You both have wonderful friends and family that were so good to us!

Indiana Photography: Trash the Dress with Lindsay and Brad

Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

First off, I call these “Trash the Dress” sessions but that doesn’t have to mean doing any trashing.  Actually Lindsay’s dress was already filthy from her reception and in need of dry cleaning.  Trash the Dress Sessions are great ways to get some pictures that you can’t get the actual day of the wedding and it is fun for the bride to put her wedding dress back on.  I so wish I would have done this and took some of me on my little white horse.  Oh well at least I get to have fun with everyone else.

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Indiana Wedding Photographer trash the dress

Indiana Wedding Photographer trash the dress

Indiana Wedding Photographer trash the dress

Indiana Wedding Photographer trash the dress

Indiana Wedding Photographer trash the dress

Indiana Wedding Photographer trash the dress

Indiana Wedding Photographer trash the dress

Indiana Wedding Photographer trash the dress

Indiana Wedding Photographer trash the dress

Indiana Wedding Photographer trash the dress

Indiana Wedding Photographer trash the dress

I just love Lindsay and Brad.  They are the easiest people to photograph.  If you want to see more pictures of them  HERE IS E-SESSION and HERE IS WEDDING posts. I told them that when the start a family they have to call me.

Indiana Wedding Photographer: Chris and Gayle’s awesome wedding

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

First I must tell ya alittle about Chris and Gayle.  They are kinda into cars.  The focus of their engagement session was Chris’ car.  Their wedding was all about Gayle’s car.  It is pretty famous.  It made  a trip to Vegas not too long ago and was featured in Mopar Muscle  Magazine.

Here are some of my favorite pictures of them and their cars…

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Okay, I better show something other then car pictures.  Love this picture of Gayle and her dad.  Gayle smiled like that the entire day.

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Bob shot this wedding with me the next shot is his.  Oh and by the way, I wish I would have counted how many times Gayle said, “Oh Bobby”  He is such a big help with the dress and well just helping with whatever needs done.  We make such a good team.

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Loved the details on the cake.

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The flowers were amazing!!!!

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Thanks Gayle and Chris for having Bob and I photograph your special day.  It was awesome for us to be surrounded by lots of our friends and neighbors.

Church:  Methodist Church in Knox, IN  Reception:  Knox Community Center  Photographers:  Bob and Jayme  Florist:  Elizabeth’s Garden of Culver Cake:  Cake Walk Food:  Robyn Latimer

Indiana Wedding Photography: Michelle and Matt Valparaiso, IN

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

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I asked him, “Who’s the best photographer??”

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Matt is an accountant at Vera Bradley so they chose their wedding colors from Michelle’s favorite Vera pattern.  How cool is that!?!?!?  BTW I love Vera.  We have several here at my house.  Actually my SIL Alesha bought me one for my 30th birthday and I still use it all the time  (yeah that was almost 3 years ago).

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The wedding ceremony and reception was at Aberdeen Manor and it was fantastic!  The staff is great and the place is so pretty.

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My favorite picture: me and my best buddy Nichole!  Photo taken by the nice wedding guest that sat by me during the ceremony and made funny faces at me.  He was a hoot!

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Wedding and Reception Location:  Aberdeen Manor Harpist:  Heidi Sullivan Limo: Second Nature Limousines Vocalist:  Jim Bulanda Tribute to Frank Photographers:  Jayme and Nichole

Indiana Wedding Photography: Craig and Rachel Northwest, Indiana

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Warning, lots of photos from Craig and Rachel’s wedding.  First one of my faves.  Rachel had marked on my checklist that a special piece of jewlery she had was a ring that her grandmother had given her.  Well I got lucky and caught this special moment with her and her mom where the ring just happened to be showing.  I so got lucky, if I was smart I would have posed for a shot like this.

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My view of Rachel and her dad….

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Bob’s view (I love this shot, super creative)  These were taken at the same time.  I am positioned right in front of the guy to the right of the photo, just out of the frame.

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Another shot that Bob took…

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Here is Rachel with her girlfriends that she went to Saint Mary’s with.  They flew in from all over, California and Florida.

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After the wedding we went to Rachel’s mom and dad’s home and her dad has a really nice garden.  I thought it was fitting to put the rings on a flower in the garden.

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Oh and look at these cute gals.  They fed me some good food before we headed to the reception so I had to share a photo of them.

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On our way to the reception we stopped at Deep River Park and it was beautiful.  I have never been their before.

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Here is one of my favorite of all time wedding photos.  Note to other photographers: no I didn’t add the sun flare, the sun just happened to be in the perfect spot.

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The super cute and smart flower girl Sadie.

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The reception was at Avalon Manor in Merrillville, IN.  It is such a pretty place.

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One of my favorite moments was when the Saint Mary’s group got together for a picture and left this sweet lady in charge of all the cameras…

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Is that 5 cameras she is workin?

I have to say big thanks to Rachel, Craig and their families for making Bob and I feel so welcome.  The wedding ceremony was early so all stopped at Rachel’s mom and dad’s house and took a little break and relaxed and it was so nice to visit with everyone.  Her mom and dad have a wonderful garden.  I am jealous but also know I couldn’t handle the hard work involved in maintaing something that large.

Wedding Ceremony located at St. Helen’s Hebron, IN, Reception:  Avalon Manor, Merrillville, IN Photographers:  Bob and Jayme Goetz DJ: Boris from Precision Sound, Florist and Cake by Becky’s in Hebron

Indiana Wedding Photography: Brad & Lindsay in Goshen, Indiana

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Here are some photos from Brad and Lindsay’s blessed wedding day….

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Lindsay and her sisters.

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Lindsay’s family…

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Brad’s family…

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The next two photos Bob took.  He once again was so much help to me and such a great help at the event.  If he isn’t busy shooting he jumps in and helps out with anything they need.  I love that about him.

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Oh, I better mention this… The location for the wedding and reception is Brad’s family farm.  He grew up there.  How cool is that to get married where you grew up.

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I am sure they are so glad they rented this bus.  It worked out perfect.  They hung out in there until the weather cleared so they could get under the tent.

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One of the highlights of the evening was the toasts.  Mike- Brad’s father started the evening off with one of the most touching toasts ever.  One thing that followed thru the day was how blessed this couple was.  The weather seemed to clear when it needed to and Mike mentioned how Brad’s mom had always prayed that he would find the perfect bride.  How could it not be a perfect day with Brad’s mom praying since he was little for this day.

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It rained outside of the tent, but it didn’t dampen the party because it was a full dance floor all night long!

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Kyle Hinds was the DJ  (highly recommend him)  I love when he does the anniversary dance and then talks to the last couple standing on the floor at the end.  This couple was so cute.

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As I mentioned Brad and Lindsay had a blessed day.  All weekend it rained and was hot, but right before the ceremony it cleared and we were able to get pictures and they were able to have their wedding and then it started to pour.  I felt terrible to everyone helping with the food and stuff.  They got SOAKED.

Here is the storm front moving in…

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Huge thanks to everyone for such a wonderful day.  It was a hot one but really no one complained.  Everyone pitched in and helped out during the day.   I know I posted this on my facebook but have to share here… When Bob and I left we said by to Mike (Brad’s dad)  he said, “come back anytime”  I told Bob that he would just die if we showed up for dinner the next day.  LOL

Oh and have to mention that Lindsay’s dad was in awww of his daughter all day.  She is a beautiful girl but I think seeing her as a stunning bride was just awesome for him.  Bob is going to be just like that when Samantha gets married.

Everyone was just so nice and we could relate to them so well.  My family is so much like Brad’s.  We all live near each other.

Ceremony and Reception Location:  Neff Family Farm  Goshen, IN   Photographers:  Bob and Jayme Goetz DJ:  Kyle Hinds

If you want to see more photos go to my facebook page.  Photography by Jayme on FACEBOOK.

Wedding Photography: Kasey & Eric’s Beautiful Outdoor Wedding

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

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This next one was taken in the formal dining room. (aka the room the kids weren’t allowed in when they were growing up according to the bridesmaids)

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Bob (my wonderful husband) took this photo and it is one of my faves.  Kasey and her dad walking down the aisle

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Eric’s grandma reaction to getting another grandchild was priceless.

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Kasey’s family owns a Budweiser Distributing center and the reception was held there.  This bar was in the room where cocktails were.  It is a beautiful bar.

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Ceremony:  Kasey’s house Danville, IL   Reception:  Tilton, IL Photographers:  Bob and Jayme Goetz Videographer: Robin Christian of Dreamscape Cake:  Wedding Cakes by Rosie   DJ:  Elite Entertainment

I want to thank Abby and Josh (maid of honor and best man) for being so sweet and for helping with crowd control.  LOL  Thanks to Kasey’s dad for making Bob and I feel welcome at his home and to everyone for the fun times.  We really enjoyed ourselves.

Thanks to my husband for not only being a great help to me but was so helpful to the family.  He saved the day when one of the kids knocked over a glass, he was right there to get kids away from the glass and then cleaned up for them.  I love it when I hear people say how lucky I am to have such a great husband.  (thanks, I know!!)

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Shout out to Robin who documented Kasey and Erics day thru his video camera.  He told me Kasey worked with him for a summer working on films and commercials.  I would highly recommend him.  He was lots of fun to work with.  Here is a quick shot I snapped of Robin, once he seen I was taking his picture, he thought he had to take mine…  (Robin- call me if you need a photographer, I would have no problem working with any of your famous clients, and I would have no problem flying to CA.  LOL)

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Before I end this post, have to mention that the 3 hour journey home was scary.  (Bob says I exaggerate but..) The weather was crazy.  For awhile it rained so hard he drove about 30 mph (If I was driving I would have pulled over)  Thanks facebook friends for keeping me updated on the weather during the ride home!!

Indiana Photography: Justin and Julia’s Engagement Session

Monday, April 26th, 2010

I just love these two.  So glad I am shooting their wedding.  I photographed them both for their senior pictures and also shot Julia’s sister Sarah’s wedding.  They both have wonderful families.  We started off in the studio… This next photo is so them.  Julia laughing and Justin holdin’ Julia tight with a big smile on his face.

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Then we wondered around near the buildings because it kept raining…

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They kept kissing each other…

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Then we went to the 4-H fairgrounds.  Julia was fair queen and Justin was king (just not the same year).  They both continue to be very active with 4-H.  Oh and I almost forgot to add that Justin asked Julia to marry him at last year’s 4-H Fair.

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Thanks for such a wonderful rainy afternoon.  Glad we got the pictures done despite some occasional rain.

Indiana Photographer: Greg, Jamie and Kerbie

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

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I had a blast photographing Kerbie Saturday (oh and Greg and Jamie were fun too).  Ha Ha  Thanks guys for such a fun shoot and for letting my kids play with Kerbie for awhile.   When I was editing these pictures this morning Brandon is like, hey that’s Kerbie.  I will probably have to print some pictures of Kerbie out for them.

Northern Indiana Wedding Photographer: Kate’s Ring on Ice

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

I met with a really nice couple from the Chicago area yesterday.  I felt so bad that they drove all the way in the snow just  to meet me and since they are both really into photography I decided to get the camera out.  I just have to share two images I caught of her ring.  It was fun playing around, but it was sooo darn cold.

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Northern Indiana Photographer: Valparaiso Indiana Wedding

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

If you follow my facebook you will know that my friend Nichole Frank is pregnant (due some time in January) so I helped her out a wedding this weekend.  After I told her I would help she informed me that there was THIRTEEN (yes 13!!) flower girls and ring bearers going to be in the wedding.(information that I wish I knew before I said yes, just kidding)  So my job for the day was to help with kids.  So basically I acted goofy most of the time.  And if you know me, that is so hard to do.  LOL

I did manage to snap a few photos also.  During the ceremony I planted my butt up in the balcony while my poor pregnant friend ran around all over.

My fave, they had the church decorated really nice for winter….

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I had fun teasing this little guy.  He was so darn cute, but he had the wrong color tractor.  Tractors are  green at my house.  (note to his parents, I have a six year old daughter, keep that in mind when he is looking for a prom date)  Isn’t he just soooo cute.

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Remember how I mentioned there was 13 kids in the wedding party.  Well we got them all in one photo.  I was kinda off to the side acting silly, but I just had to snap one shot of it because I am sure I will never see this again.

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Here is Nichole in action….  (one sexy pregnant chic!)

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I just love her baby belly sticking out.

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Anne and Nate- you guys have wonderful families.  I loved talking to both of  your dads.  I can’t imagine how crazy Christmas is going to be with all those kids.  Do you guys have to rent a hall or does grandpa have a big house??? (most of the little kids are Nate’s nieces and nephews)

***Side note.  Just wanted to stress how important it is to help out a friend.  Nichole came with me on my OD Lady Cats poster shoot and helped, she has also taken my family photo too.  I was just returning the favor.