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Culver Indiana Wedding: Kalan and Charles

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

The Culver Memorial Chapel is simply beautiful!!  My favorite place to shoot.  This is why…. (isn’t it just amazing)


Kalan and Charles decided to see each other before the wedding and we actually took all formal pictures prior to the ceremony.  It was so nice to be able to head right to the recetpion.  We first started shooting at the Culver Cove were Kalan got ready, and look what I found…

A bikini and flip flops made special for the wedding weekend…rayaug2009_002-copy


No, those aren’t the real rings on the flip flops, these are the rings…rayaug2009_050-copy

After the Cove we headed to grandpa’s cottage on the lake.  It was so nice out there.  They had it all decorated for the pre-wedding celebrating..rayaug2009_036-copy

Then we headed over to the Chapel were we did all the formals.rayaug2009_064-copy





Charlie waiting for his bride…rayaug2009_161-copy




Kalan and Charlie had such awesome parents and grandparents.  I really felt like I was photographing a friends wedding and I had never even met Kalan or Charlie before that day.






This was a wonderful couple that traveled all the way from Argentina for the wedding.  He shared with me that in Argentina it is customary for the bride and groom to get a picture taken with each table.  What a neat idea.  So I did that for his table and I also tried to grab a picture of the couple while they visited other tables.rayaug2009_464-copy


I would say about 75% of the guests were from Ohio.  The guests I talked to loved Culver, Indiana!!  (I do too.)  The wedding was perfect!  (well except for the fact that it was really hot out but that was out of our hands)  The couple was super to work with, their family and friends were so friendly and FUN, the food was fantasic, the cake was huge and so pretty, the DJ rocked the tent and the view of the lake was awesome.  Thanks for allowing me to photograph your special day.

Oh and for the record Todd from Corndance owes me.  I helped him out with the cake.  His help came shortly after I started helping him but I think he was glad I was right there.  And I have to add… Todd and his crew did an awesome job.  They had to walk back and forth from the building to the tent with the food and it wasn’t a short walk.  Many times I seen employees running back to get another tray of food.   rayaug2009_366-copy

And huge thanks to my second shooter Gwen for capturing the balcony shots of the chapel for me.  You got some awesome pictures once again and it is always so much fun working with you.

Bride Prep Location:  Culver Cove, Groom:  Grandpa’s Cottage, Ceremony: Culver Academy Memorial Chapel, Reception:  Tent at Culver Academy (by Math and Science Building)  Cake:  Cakewalk  Food:  Corndance Cafe  DJ:  Ultrasound  Hair:  Body Reflections (April and Zack)  Photographers:  Jayme and Gwen

Culver Indiana Wedding: Neil and Brooke

Monday, May 11th, 2009


this makes me smile…may-2009_010bw1






I love this shot…. Their music was amazing!  (husband and wife team)  And I just love how she looks at her hubby.  You can tell she adores him.may-2009_130

Brooke’s mom and dad were also married in the Culver Memorial Chapel,may-2009_161

Gwen’s view…may-2009_182

My view….may-2009_181




Neil’s DAD (yes DAD) made the cake…may-2009_383


I thought I had a crazy family… (okay I do, but so does Brooke)may-2009_429bw

These three had me cracking up the entire night.  I think this should be their Christmas card…may-2009_472bw

I loved this wedding.  I felt like part of the family.  All their friends and family were just so sweet and fun to be around.  I hope I get to shoot more weddings from these two families (I am willing to travel to Logansport and to Chicago folks so make sure you call!!). 

One of the best ceremonies I have ever seen.  The music was AMAZING  (I will post video clip on facebook later this week).  And the pastor did such a wonderful job.

The reception was so much fun.  Everyone danced, and danced.  I took sooo many dancing pictures.  Way more then I ever do. 

I better wrap this up…   Just wanted to add a huge thanks to Neil and Brooke and their wedding party for the fun time during pictures.  I couldn’t have ask for any better people to work with.

The ceremony was at the Culver Memorial Chapel at Culver Academy, the reception location was Woodcraft Dinning Hall.  Photography by Jayme and Gwen.  Cake by Norbert Seufert.