Every bride in planning mode might agree… it’s all about the dress. They say that once you have the dress, everything else comes together more easily. The dress is the centerpiece of the day. It dictates the style of the wedding (vintage, couture, modern, classic, etc…pearls, sparkles, diamonds, feathers, or lace). Brides spend hours finding the one dress that fits perfectly because the object of that day (aside from, of course, marrying the love of your life) is to represent the best version of who are while you make this public declaration of a lifelong bond. Every bride wants to be the picture of perfection on her wedding day. That dress represents so much to us…why do we only get to wear it once? I have heard brides talk about how sad they are to pack up the most expensive, prettiest piece of clothing they’ve ever owned and only have the memory of the wedding day images to remind them of how they looked like a princess that day. But why not wear it again?
We (Kishel Photography), seeing this need for another bonus occasion to wear the dress, have always encouraged a fun photoshoot we lovingly call the “trash the dress” session (…although, don’t worry! Rarely has anyone ever really truly trashed their dress.) We love this opportunity for a bride to wear her dress again in an unusual, casual, or adventurous setting. We’ve had brides do a downtown sassy photoshoot, an outdoor photoshoot in the woods, a photoshoot in the water (no the not even that dress was ruined) and we’ve even had a bride ice skate in her dress.
Always looking for ways to wear the dress again, this article caught our eye…the latest trend for brides? Wearing their wedding dress every year on their anniversary! We love the idea! The bride featured in this article wears her dress no matter what they decide to do as a couple to celebrate: golfing, dinner, dancing, going out on the town. It’s a chance to have some fun and be a princess for one day every year! Such a great idea!
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Lindsey and Brent are such a fun couple! We absolutely loved photographing their wedding! They chose a gorgeous lake setting for their special day. With waterfront ceremony and reception, it was the perfect romantic backdrop to exchange their vows. We love how laid back and chic Lindsey is. She and Brent compliment eachother perfectly and in a simple yet elegant style their day went off perfectly! We loved every detail! The dresses, the diamonds and Oh the fabulous cheesecake! We had a blast capturing their wedding day!
Classic, Breathtaking, timeless…that’s all we can say about Bridgette and Tim on their wedding day. From beginning to end their special day was full of thoughtful details, intentional gestures of love, and captivating glances. Everything we could ever want from a bride and groom! These two were so easy to photograph. Bridgette was stunning, peaceful and put perfectly together the entire day! Tim was dashingly handsome, sweet and fun the whole day. They make the such a great couple and we were so happy we got to capture their wedding day!
We love photographing Jenni and Jordan. They are so much fun! We love that they are totally goofy one minute but they can turn on the photogenic mode the next second! They always make eachother laugh which makes our job easy! Since day 1 together they have always seemed like the perfect match for each other. Playful, yet romantic. We love how gorgeous their wedding day was…every detail was so perfect! The Mavris is the most beautiful venue and was the sparkly backdrop for their vows and reception.
We LOVED that the bride not only was a knockout in her dress, but she accented the gown with a beautiful white fur stole secured with a diamond studded brooch. And we won’t exclude the groom…he was dressed to kill as well in his classic tuxedo. They were both picture perfect! We are so happy for Jenni and Jordan and so glad we could be a part of their wedding day!
We had so much fun with Bridgette & Tim at their engagement session and we’re so excited for their summer wedding! These two are so classic and fun to photography…so in love! They wanted the beautiful fall colors and made it just in time at the beginning of November! We can’t wait to see them on their big day!
We’ve been photographing Jordann, Brennan and Zoey for years and were so excited to be a part of their wedding day!
The bride was flawless in her strapless A-line gown and the groom was a perfect match in his suspenders and bowtie. And Zoey was cute as ever as the flower girl in her cupcake tulle dress. We loved all of the details throughout the day. The country chic feel was captured perfectly from the cowboy boots the bridesmaids wore, all the way to the rustic window frames hanging at the reception. We just loved every minute of that day and we’re so happy we got to be a part of it! To see more of Jordann and Brennan’s wedding, click on the link in the comments below.
We were so excited when we were asked to photograph Alex and Brandon’s wedding. We still remember photographing Alex for her senior portraits years ago and were honored to be photographing her again now… this time as a bride. She has always had such great style and we were in awe the entire day as we experienced an event we’ll never forget!
The bride was gorgeous in her A line, ballet length dress with lace and a stylish birdcage veil. The couple was sweet and totally in sync the whole day. The flowers were vibrant and a perfect compliment for our colorful fall season and when we walked in to the reception…we were blown away! Everything had a rustic chic look and the details were extraordinary! From the white billowy fabric to the twinkling lights, to the perfectly thought out favors and delectable cake table, everything was fabulous! We had such an amazing time photographing this perfect couple! Their images are beautiful! To see more of their special day, click on the link in the comments below!
We were so excited when Kelsey and Scott asked us to capture their big day! We’ve known Kelsey for a long time and she and Scott are the perfect match! It was our first time photographing a wedding at the Mavris Arts and Event Center in Indianapolis. This venue was ideal for Scott and Kelsey! The hardwood beams and floors and the beautiful exposed brick walls were the perfect romantic backdrop. They used all 4 floors of this venue to celebrate with all of their friends and family. There is one thing this couple knows how to do: throw a great party! From the gorgeous cupcake bar, to the live band (Lemonwheel…amazing!) and all of the extra details(like the grilled cheese bar at the reception!), Kelsey and Scott’s fun-loving personalities came out in their wedding day. We had such a great time with them the entire day. She was beautiful, he was dashing… their day was flawless.
Classic romance describes this wedding. We were so excited to photograph Maria and Brian’s big day. The Inn at Irwin Gardens was the perfect fit for this couple’s wedding. The gardens, the mansion, the fountains…and yes the beautiful horse they brought in for pictures~all perfect for this couple’s style! From beginning to end, the details of this wedding were exquisite! We had such a great time working with all of the creative elements of this venue. The bride was the classic picture of elegance and the groom handsome as ever…the entire day from start to finish was perfect!
Jordann & Brennan….where to start!?!?
We have been part of their love story for years! We have photographed this couple and their sweet little girl, Zoey for the past 5 years. We have so enjoyed watching them grow and fall madly in love with one another! When Jordann came to us with the news that her and Brennan were “tying the knot” we couldn’t have been any more excited for them! We knew that these two fun & free-spirited individuals wouldn’t want just any ordinary engagement session. So they decided to pull out their four-wheelers and get a little messy!
We can’t wait to see what surprises their wedding day brings….we are sure it won’t disappoint!