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Are you wondering how to choose your wedding venue? From white chapels, ballrooms, gardens, estates, and ranches, the options are endless. So how do you choose a wedding venue that’s true to you as a couple, within your budget, and memorable for your guests? I’m sharing it all below to help you find the venue […]

How to Choose Your Wedding Venue

Middlebury Indiana Wedding Photography - Karen Elise Photography

For Brides

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I love flowers as much as the next person but when it came to helping you choose your wedding florist, I knew I wanted Janette Byler from Cedar and Sweet Pea to share her thoughts! Her arrangements are absolutely stunning but even more, I love her philosophy of your wedding day florals being a unique […]

How to Choose Your Wedding Florist | Cedar and Sweet Pea

How to Choose Your Wedding Florist | Karen Elise Photography

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When it comes to planning a wedding, I think choosing your wedding color scheme is one of the most exciting parts! Your aesthetic sets the mood of your entire wedding day. It affects everything from choosing your venue to the color of your bridesmaid dresses, flowers, and even the invitations. When it comes to deciding […]

How to Choose Your Wedding Color Scheme

Wine and White Rose Wedding Flowers - Karen Elise Photography

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I’ve waited at least three years to say that! Although Grace and I live almost 2000 miles apart, regular phone calls and the occasional trip across the country have kept us close. I thought I knew everything about her but I was wrong. Jesse is my uncle and since my Dad is the second oldest […]

My Best Friend is Engaged!

Indiana Engagement Photographer | Karen Elise Photography

Engagements

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Congratulations, you’re newly engaged! As you might already have discovered, one of the first questions people will ask is, “So, when’s the wedding?” If you’re wanting to know how to choose your wedding date or just need a couple tips to make sure you’re on the right track, you’re in the right place. I’m sharing […]

How to Choose Your Wedding Date

How to Choose Your Wedding Date | Karen Elise Photography

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It was 40 degrees and windy. Every so often people hurried past, bundled up in puffy winter coats, hats, and gloves. With an early but brilliant fall sun setting behind us, we hurried as fast as we could. I was wearing a thick coat and boots. Although my fingers were a little cold, I had […]

Fall Wedding Inspiration

Fall Wedding Inspiration | Indiana Wedding Photographer

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Amy’s outfit was the definition of classic. She wore a black top and leopard skirt, topped with the cutest floppy hat. As a special accent, she brought a bouquet of fresh cut flowers from her family greenhouse. There we were, in the heart of the city with traffic on all sides. Everywhere around us people […]

Indiana City Portraits

Modest fall fashion

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The Indiana fall air was chilly and a fine mist fell. A crisp breeze rustled the brilliant autumn leaves around their home. But their love for each other lit the camera. They had been married for almost two and a half years. A year ago, a little boy with big blue eyes and blond hair […]

Indiana Family Session

Indiana Fall Family Session - Karen Elise Photography

Family Portraits

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Some people you can’t help but absolutely love upon your first meeting. Rebecca and Mervin are those kind of people. I first met with them earlier this spring and immediately connected with their kind, genuine hearts. They both love the outdoors and the leaves were in full “bloom.” for their fall engagement session. After Aaron […]

Indiana Engagement Session

Indiana fall engagement session outfits

Engagements

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Stephen met us at the door as we walked into the church house, wearing a huge smile. We had known Stephen for a while but had only seen him off an on throughout the years. He’s always had a large, bubbling personality but I have never seen him as excited as he was that day. […]

Illinois Wedding

Beaded blush wedding dress and groom with gray suit

Weddings