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Arielle & Andrew! Indianapolis Engagement Photography

December 20, 2016

“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge.” -Bertrand Russell

Indianapolis wedding photographer

This past fall, I photographed Bobby’s sweet proposal to Camille at a local school, the Vision Academy, and it turns out, as a result of those beautiful in school shenanigans, I gained some new followers, one of which is Camille’s colleague Arielle!

And you guys, that school must just be full of amazing wonderful human beings, because Arielle is kind, thoughtful and creative.  And even though Andrew teaches at a different school, he’s not too bad either… so maybe it’s just teachers.  Teachers are awesome!

ANYWAY, after Arielle and Andrew got engaged, she called me up and we set a date for their engagement photos in December.  And, I’ve said it before, but here in Indiana, December is sort of a wild card.  Who knows if it will snow [it did the day after their session], or be sunny and 70* [remember when Indy hosted the Super Bowl?]  And while it was neither of those situations, the images from the day wandering around the canal and downtown are MAGICAL.  Seriously.

The first magic being when we started out at the NCAA Hall of Champions, this very cool museum just off the canal, AND AND AND, where they got engaged!!!!  EEEEKKKK!!!  I love engagement stories.

See, they’re both big basketball fans [Kentucky, as you can see], which means Andrews proposal on the 1930’s retro gym upstairs was PERFECT for them.  SO, of course we did some calling around and arranged for some portraits [and some action shots], to be taken there [thanks Kelly!], and it did not disappoint! 

I love taking portraits in general of couples in love, but then add in that extra little thing of ‘this is important to us, can we incorporate it in some way?” and it can make a session so much more meaningful!

Arielle and Andrew, I LOVED working with you!  You guys rocked this cold session, and were so fun to get to know as we wandered around the city.  Best wishes for planning your Illinois wedding next fall!  And any more teacher friends you want to send my way, I’ll welcome them with open arms and beautiful photos!


PS: Andrew, I feel like with your fashion sense, I might need to e-mail you outfit ideas for my next personal photoshoot, because your outfits combinations were a 10 ;).
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10 Comments leave one →
  1. December 20, 2016 11:04 am

    These are so adorable! I love all the color — and that one of them laying on the blanket is perfection!

  2. Arielle Johnson permalink
    December 20, 2016 1:56 pm

    THANK YOU Maike!!! You are amazing and we are in love with this blog post!!! The images are GORGEOUS and you are so sweet!! We had so much fun wandering around Downtown Indy with you. Thank you SO much for shooting our engagement session! We truly appreciate you!! :-)

  3. jenny g permalink
    December 20, 2016 3:25 pm

    Adorable couple and wonderful images!! But that laying down is my FAAAVE. ;) XO

  4. Megan Danser permalink
    December 21, 2016 2:10 pm

    Love their outfits and love the locations!!! That laying down one!! Fab job Maike!!

  5. December 22, 2016 6:56 am

    That first image is my absolute fave!! Love this whole session! The locations, their outifts, everything is pure perfection! You knocked this one out of the park! Awesome job Maike!!

  6. Gisselle permalink
    December 27, 2016 11:37 am

    Sooo beautiful!! I’m obsessed with the laying down one!!!

  7. December 27, 2016 1:32 pm

    They are so adorable… your colors are so vibrant!

  8. Jen Crowe permalink
    December 28, 2016 1:33 pm

    Love the unique location of this session! Beautiful!


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