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The date was set. The venue was scheduled and the wedding dress was ready. We were only several weeks out from the wedding when I called Becca to check in on their wedding plans. News of a virus had been circulating but it hadn’t seemed like a big deal. But all of a sudden, businesses […]

Blush Pink Indiana Wedding

Weddings

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I still remember the way I felt when I first took that pregnancy test and saw that I tested positive. My heart sank and leaped all at the same time. I was completely blown away by the fact that there was a little person growing inside of me that was half me and half of […]

Happy Birthday Son

Personal

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We’re all searching and wondering, some of us might be feeling more ill-equipped than others but I know we all feel the pressure of the unknown. I’ve run the course of researching, speculation, and keeping up with all the latest news. There’s a lot of information and opinions out there, along with plenty of problems […]

The Covid-19 Lessons I’m Learning

Covid-19 Lessons | Karen Elise Photography

Personal

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Curled behind a large, uprooted log, we held our breath. Our hearts were beating in our chests and every muscle was ready for action. The afternoon sun shone brightly after a morning shower of snow flurries. It was mid April but the late cold front brought a chilly wind with it. Lacey green leaves frilled […]

Surprise Proposal in the Woods

Surprise Forest Proposal | Karen Ellise Photography

Proposals

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Most brides forget or simply don’t know how to choose the perfect getting ready room for their wedding. While your ceremony and reception definitely play the biggest roles on your wedding day, a great getting ready room is really important as well. There’s so much excitement and joy buzzing during those hours before you walk […]

How to Choose the Perfect Getting Ready Room

Beaded blush wedding dress

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Whenever a bride asks for wedding invitation recommendations, Minted Weddings is always at the top of my list. I used their invitations for my own wedding and have used them for every styled shoot since. Minted has a stunning variety of suites ranging from elegant and classic to modern and hip. I found Minted through […]

The Best Wedding Invitations

Mauve Wedding Invitation Suite

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The room sparkled with a rainbow of colors. Girls in prom dresses and guys in suits and dress shirts, stood or sat in small groups. One by one, the couples walked outside for their mini photoshoot. Some of the girls’ dresses were sparkly and fun, much like their smiles. Others shone in feminine pastels or […]

Prom Night Photoshoot

Prom

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Are you planning a fall wedding? Although it’s springtime now, if you’re getting married this year, chances are you might be saying “I do,” during the second most popular time of year. James and Rosa’s wedding, photographed by Jessica Rose Photography was a perfect example of classic romance with an elegant color palette of deep […]

Forest Green Fall Wedding | Bride to Bride

Forest Green Indiana Fall Wedding | Karen Elise Photography

For Brides

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Wondering how to choose your wedding guest list? It’s one the hardest and emotional decisions to make when planning your wedding, right!? Where do you start? Where do you stop? How do you decide if someone makes the cut or not? Whether you’re planning a small, intimate garden wedding or a huge party, the guest […]

How to Choose Your Wedding Guest List

How to Choose Your Wedding Guest List | Karen Elise Photography

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Are you wondering where to find elegant modest bridesmaid dresses? I’ve gathered a list of affordable dresses in a variety of styles and colors. Whether you love sparkles, chiffon, or lace, you’re sure to find one you love! Beaded Blouson Gown | Adrianna Papell This short sleeve beaded gown is one of my absolute favorite […]

7 Modest Bridesmaid Dresses You’ll Love

Mauve Winter Wedding Inspiration

For Brides