Maddie + Dan’s Newfields Engagement in Indianapolis has me wishing I would have had MY engagement session here 8 years ago! There wasn’t a single location that didn’t cause our jaws to drop, which made for a lovely evening with two of the sweetest souls. If there is anything about these two you learn quickly, […]
Maddie + Dan’s Newfields Engagement in Indianapolis has me wishing I would have had MY engagement session here 8 years ago! There wasn’t a single location that didn’t cause our jaws to drop, which made for a lovely evening with two of the sweetest souls. If there is anything about these two you learn quickly, it’s that they are madly in love.
Maddie and Dan both went to IU (GO HOOSIERS!!!), but didn’t meet until they both graduated and moved back home to Indianapolis. Maddie is a teacher, and Dan is going back to school for his masters in business. They are sad to be moving the home they’ve ever known, but excited to start a new life together in Nashville! They will be getting married next summer at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church and reception to follow downtown at Canal 337.
Something that I love about Maddie and Dan is their joy! A photographer can help out a lot during a photo session to bring out the best in their couple, but these two were ready from the get-go to dive in and have fun together. They are clearly best friends and the pictures show! We had so much fun together. We had a few moments where they shared a dance together, and ended the night with portraits with their pup!
A couple of high lights to the session include Leffel Florals contribution to the engagement bouquet, which she designed based on the dresses that Maddie selected and the elegant timeless vibes of Newfields. The Newfields is a photographer’s dream location, as there is plenty of opportunity for filtered light and dreamy composition. I’m so excited to partner with Leffel florals, because we will be offering engagement bouquets for any Indianapolis couple who’d like one for their engagement. She is a dream to work with and is incredibly talented.
I love educating brides on the importance of three things. They are location, lighting, the “look” of their session (styling), and their love.
For instance, many brides are drawn to a light and airy photographer but choose a darker venue for engagement portraits or wedding venues. As beautiful as they may be, it could take away the overall goal the bride had for her portraits without her realizing what contributes to that nice natural light look. In addition, another tip to portrait sessions is the ability to style which takes it to a whole other level. For example, consider bringing a picnic basket with charcuterie, or champagne and flutes for an engagement toast. I personally love it when brides bring accessories to their shoot, like a Gigipip hat or bouquet. And lastly, it’s your photographer’s job to make you feel comfortable and have fun. For example, prompting you with things to share for a genuine smile or occasional tears.
Needless to say, I’m so excited for this couple and their upcoming wedding. Their families are near and dear to their hearts (and will be making up the majority of their wedding party). It’s going to be an amazing day! Enjoy these images of their Newfields Engagement in Indianapolis, Indiana.