Morgan and Alex’s Rustic Engagement Session

I just returned from a summer trip to my home state, Indiana, after photographing an engagement session for this amazing #sutographycouple.  Morgan (the beautiful #bride) and I have known each other for quite a few years, I even did her high school senior portraits!  And I was ecstatic when I heard the news that she was engaged to Alex over the holidays last year.  The proposal was a whirlwind, Alex keeping her on her toes while they did an all day scavenger hunt, ending with their families awaiting the big moment.  Morgan texted me that same night to tell me the news!  And I have been waiting all year to go back home and shoot in the lush trees and greenery… not to mention we even got a perfect summer mid-west day with hardly any humidity!  We ventured around the property that will also be their reception venue. It’s  absolutely gorgeous #reckmanfarms didn’t miss a beat with their rustic barn and venue, I literally can’t wait to go back for their wedding day this fall in October with all the changing leaves.  It was a dream engagement session!

LeeAnna and Jake's Wedding Day

Ah, LeeAnna and Jake... where do we start with this fabulous down to earth fun-loving couple and their dream wedding day...

(and it seems serendipitous to us that their wedding is the first we have posted since the pandemic began in 2020.)

 

Words at this point don't necessarily have to be spoken anymore to share the emotions and patience that 2020 required from the world.

We very much recall all the conversations with couples as the news hit about shutdowns and specifically remember talking to LeeAnna and Jake 60 days out from their original June 2020 wedding date and all of us coming to terms with the fact that another year of waiting seemed inevitable. LeeAnna and Jake focused their energies together on enduring this journey with the hopes that one day their dream would come to fruition... in the words of the bride, there were a lot of lows with very little highs during the shifts and pivots of COVID-19.

Patience prevailed...

To witness them celebrating with their family and friends was like watching a dream come true.

What we would have taken for granted pre-pandemic magnified the fact that their wedding day was here.

This journey we have all been through is a personal one and left us feeling amiss and made it hard to share any "highs" we may have experienced through a global pandemic.

Jake and LeeAnna's wedding day meant as much to us as it meant to them!

A true symbol that love is the strongest bond and if you can hold on tight and never let go of your dreams, there is a rainbow on the other side.

Congrats Mr and Mrs Thompson, you are one of a kind and we will always remember the laughter, joy and DANCING that you never for a moment took for granted.