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Natalie & Tom! Indianapolis, Indiana Engagement Session

May 24, 2016

“I like that time is marked by each sunrise and sunset whether or not you actually see it.” -Catherine OpieNT-FAV-015_WEB

So Natalie and Tom were AWESOME and met up with me SUPER early for some gorgeous morning session images!  I generally offer either morning session or evening session, and you get to choose which one we do.  Most couples choose evening.  Which is 100% understandable, considering it’s not JUST waking up and heading out the door.  For engagement sessions, you’ve got to get your hair put together, and your make up on, and that takes some time!

But hurray for crazy early mornings!  We actually did two back to back, because the initial session, there was only a tiny window off opportunity to shoot before some crazy dark clouds moved in.

And you guys, I have to say, there is just SOMETHING about early morning sessions.  I think partially it’s that beautiful morning sun, but then also, it’s the wandering around in the city when there aren’t many others out and about.

In any case, I’m a fan.

We started downtown, to get some skyline images, and I LOVE the ones we got!  Then we wandered around the downtown Indianapolis canal area.  Since the day of our shoot was SUPER cold, we were all happy to postpone the second part of the shoot to the next day.

Part two took place in Southern Broad Ripple [SoBro, if you will].  And of course I’m biased because I live in this area of Indy, but it is just so full of gorgeous little nooks of color and light, and awesome-ness.

Natalie and Tom are both pretty awesome.  They recently moved back to Indy from some time in NYC [I love that city].  They have a dog.  They are having a fall wedding [how amazing will it be with Natalie’s gorgeous red hair!!!!]  And they got engaged in Italy [Florence, if I remember right].  How super romantic, right?!?!?  We talked about their travels and how Tom picked Natalie’s favorite place in Italy with this wonderful view to propose.  When they got there though, there was some hard core college-esque partying going on [maybe not so romantic].  So he ended up stopping on the walk back down to the city.

You guys, proposal stories are my FAVORITE!

Somebody hire me to photograph your proposal in Italy some day, kay?  Kay.

So excited about your fall wedding Natalie and Tom!  Loved hanging out with you guys!

Cheers!
~Maike

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16 Comments leave one →
  1. May 24, 2016 9:41 pm

    LOVE her red hair and freckles! Actually the second one to the end detail of their hands…is my favorite..but I’m partial to freckles :)

  2. destineeblau permalink
    May 25, 2016 7:59 am

    Awesome session! The light is amazing. Her hair is amazing. Beautiful images!

  3. Kerri permalink
    May 25, 2016 12:27 pm

    Beautiful images of this beautiful couple!! I love the skyline pictures! And I love that sky in the last one! They look so happy :) Great job on these and kudos to them for choosing that beautiful morning light!

  4. May 25, 2016 1:57 pm

    Oooohhhh!! What a GREAT session!! Natalie is gorgeous!

  5. Natalie permalink
    May 25, 2016 2:04 pm

    So beautiful! The third shot is my absolute favorite!

  6. May 25, 2016 2:51 pm

    Love these!! Such a fun couple! Great locations too. Awesome job!

  7. May 26, 2016 9:53 am

    Beautiful images!! They are too cute! The 4th to last image is my favorite! So romantic!

  8. Sierra Ford permalink
    May 26, 2016 10:01 am

    Such a cool variety of locations and a super adorable couple! Props to all of you!

  9. May 26, 2016 10:25 am

    LOVE the photos in front of that fun wall! :D

  10. lauren permalink
    May 26, 2016 11:32 am

    Love these so hard! You captured them beautifully Maike! I especially love that red sweater/blue wall combo! <3

  11. May 26, 2016 3:38 pm

    So many amazing compositions and beautiful images!! But 4th one done, man, I feel like you captured her so perfectly in that image. She really shines in that image!

  12. lifetouchpt permalink
    May 27, 2016 9:04 am

    It’s impossible to choose a favorite. How are they going to pick what to print?! :D This session rocks, Maike!

  13. Abbey permalink
    May 27, 2016 4:29 pm

    These are so romantic! I love all the variety and all the beautiful colors. Awesome shoot!

  14. Gisselle permalink
    May 30, 2016 10:27 am

    Such a gorgeous session! Well done!

  15. May 30, 2016 12:59 pm

    The sun and the colors and textures in this session! gorgeous! they are so sweet together!

  16. Caitlynn permalink
    May 30, 2016 1:54 pm

    What!?! How incredible is this session! Love that light in the early morning images. And Natalie is so pretty. Dying over all the background and textures in the second shoot. No way to pick a favorite. Beautiful.

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