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AUGUST 7, 2010
family - Notre Dame, IN

Back in January, Ashley & Jeff won the award for coldest engagement session ever. I think the wind chill was something like -2 that day!

We were so glad to be able to spend some time with them today when we could feel our hands. :) They were so courteous and caring all day. It was easy to see that they wanted first and foremost for all their guests to have a good time. :) On to the photos!

We started at the Hilton Garden Inn with Ashley & the ladies. :)

She's a beauty. :)

Another stunning wedding at the Basilica. It was beautiful to see everyone's hands outstretched for the blessing. They all looked so connected.

Hello bridal party!

We were able to steal Ashley & Jeff away to this grassy field for some intimate shots. More to come. :)

The reception was elegant beyond belief at the lovely Blue Heron at Blackthorn, which is always a pleasure to photograph.

Speaking of pleasure, life doesn't get much better than puffy white cupcakes. :)

And pretty orchids & hydrangea :)

Perfect details. Perfect.

Cake + bling = :D

Back to the golden field. These are our favorites from the day.

Favorite #1 :)

Favorite #2. :)

This was the result of the best garter toss we've ever seen. :) Getting it down was another story. Two different men tried hopping up on chairs and pulling at the chandelier (which resulted in it swinging ominously back-and-forth, Phantom of the Opera style...) until they called upon the help of the tallest man in attendance. It came down safely :)

Great party.

Good friends :) Ashley & Jeff - we hope you've had a lovely honeymoon and first few weeks together. You are such dear people to our hearts. Thank you so much for having us spend time with you today. We enjoyed every minute :) Best of luck & blessings to you in your future together!


AUGUST 5, 2010
family - Indianapolis, IN

Remember this photo? From Andria's maternity session? :) Well, we are pleased to inform you, that little baby Juliet made her way into the world just five weeks ago and invited us into her home to take her first photos :)

Hi there :)

Big sister Abbey says hello :)

Absolutely love this one :)


For as much as we were shooting, Juliet held up really well. But as we know, new babies cry sometimes. And sometimes, you just have to laugh :)

Feeding time :)

And then... nap time. :)

Big yaaaawwwwn ;)

Little feets, little hands.

Remember these shoes? Now they have feets in them :)

Well, hello :)

Such lovely ladies :)

Nite nite :)


JULY 31, 2010
wedding - Notre Dame, IN

Back to Old Notre Dame for another memorable day. Sara & John's wedding was chuck-full of fun details (wait 'till you see the APPLES! :) ), laughter (so much laughter :)) and beautiful weather. Onward, photos!

Bridal detail :)

Groom(al?) detail. Cuff links made from Yankee Stadium baseballs. :)

And the lovely Sara. I loved her gold sash. And just Sara in general :)

Basilica, you be so lovely :) (Fluffy clouds, you be so lovely too :))

This was our first time back to the Grotto since the fire.
SO glad to see that it still standing strong. :)

Ceremony time :)

The Basilica of the Sacred Heart, in all its splendor. :)

He was a happy, happy dad. Maybe the happiest dad we've ever seen :)

Speaking of happy, look at those smiles. :)

Sara and John had a friend that let us into the ND stadium.
Here they're marching down the tunnel while their friends sang the fight song :)

Favorite. :)

We peeked into the locker room. And the showers ;)

This is PROOF that we have some of the coolest brides in all of history. We took an hour break in the middle of the day for snacks + rehydration (it was a doozy of a day :) ) and we found Sara, covered in napkins, eating an entire pizza. She's my favorite. :)

Break's over. Back to work. :)

We've done several shoe photos on our blog this year. But I have to tell you, if your wedding includes fabulous color combos and cool shoes, I'm not going to be able to resist taking photos of your feets :)

Another favorite :)

(Speaking of feeeets :) )

The reception was in the atrium at the Marriott. Beautiful. (APPLESSS! :) )

SUCH! A cool color combooooo! :)

Notice the resemblance? :) (complete with matching gold sash and green tie!)
(Cake done by Cakewalk, LLC It. was. delicious. :) )

They left a little gap in the ribbon for the cake cutting. First time we've ever seen it. LOVE it. :)

During Sara's dance with her father, they were encircled by all three of his daughters and his granddaughter. It was one of the cutest things, ever :)

Sara and John! Thank you SO! much for having us be able to capture photos of your beautiful day :) We enjoy you. We wish you much love. xoxo, A+A