I first met Kamya and Bernard in 2015 where Bernard was a groomsmen. At one point at the reception I walked up to them and said, “when you two get married, I would love to photograph your wedding.” Fast forward to 3 years later I got a phone call and the rest is history!
I often play this goofy game that I call “guess the dress” where I guess what the dress looks like before seeing the bride in it. I don’t mean to brag… but…. I’m REALLY good at it, I mean if I do say so myself! I’d say I’m right about 95% of the time. 😉 As Megan and I were driving to greet Kamya that morning this was what I predicted, “She’s wearing a high mermaid dress with a bit of cleavage, lacy, low back. Her hair will be down but pulled all to one side with a slight smokey eye and natural lips.” I first entered their getting ready room and saw her eye makeup being done and pronounced, “YES! I was right! A slight smokey eye!” Kamya wondered what I meant, I then told her all about my goofy game and then proceeded to tell her everything I said above (you can see in the above left photo, her hair wasn’t even close to complete) and she looked at me like I was a damn wizard, because well… I am. 😉
I loved all of the varying yet complimentary dresses.
Bernard asked for a photo of the groomsmen in front of the fountain, and we aim to please!
Kamya’s mom Donna proudly walked her down the aisle. My shortness is why many of my images include shoulders when shooting while standing behind someone; and I happen to love that image on the right!
The weather couldn’t have been more perfect!
Kamya’s daughter Reagan reminded me so much of me when I was 16 and watching my mom marry her husband. I was a crying mess! I didn’t know why and I still don’t know why I was so emotional but alas, I cried… a lot!
Recognize that handsome groomsman? 😉
Another example 😉 Also, being short makes me much less noticeable during a ceremony.
I love love love when couples write their own vows; and Kamya and Bernard’s most certainly didn’t disappoint!
Lilly Lane did such an amazing job on the florals.
Newfields is such a beautiful venue! For those unfamiliar, the entire property was previously known as the IMA or the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Below is the Lilly House, 22-room mansion on the grounds of Newfields.
Their exact same reactions to the best man’s toast made me smile.
Sneaking a peek into the photo booth. 😉
Behind the scenes
…don’t mind me, I’m blennnndinnnnng!
Bobbi Brides! I photographed Stephanie’s and Jason’s wedding in 2015 (just a few months before MegMoney became my teammate).
Much love friends!