Fort Wayne IN Wedding Photographer | Zac + Brittany wedding

I can’t tell you as a wedding photographer how excited I was to be able to photograph a wedding in such a beautiful and classy venue!  Brittany and Zac did a stellar job planning every detail to ensure their day was pure magic! On the day of July 4th 2015 I headed up to Grand Rapids, OH and reaching my destination of Nazareth Hall, I was in awe!  I had seen pictures but wow, it was beautiful!  This just made me even more excited to get in and start capturing the day.  It’s funny how different it is shooting in a place where you don’t have to rearrange, change or try to shoot in a weird angle to make the shot work.  Nazareth Hall was just that place.  Everything was pristine from the stone of the building, to the open windows, to the room where the girls were getting ready!

Zac and Brittany…how do I even describe how sweet, kind, and in love with the Lord they are?  From the moment I met with Brittany for our wedding consultation, I knew she was a gem.  Little did I know that her whole family along with Zac and his family were just as sweet.  These two started dating in high school but unfortunately ended, only to come back around a few years later and realize they were meant to be together!  Their day was magical and I pray that their marriage will continue to strive towards God’s will and plan for their lives together!

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Natalie Joy Photography specializes in newborn, child and wedding photography in Fort Wayne, IN and surrounding areas.

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Fort Wayne IN wedding photographer | Lesley + Chris wedding

When I became a wedding photographer I never thought I would love it so much!  It is such a huge day and to be trusted to capture a once in a lifetime moment is truly an honor…and people keep doing it!  There is something about western Ohio that must be drawing me to, because I have been getting inquiry after inquiry, and it stemmed from one wedding I did a few years ago, word of mouth is so crucial, and I am so happy they found me!

Meet Lesley and Chris, seriously another gorgeous couple with amazing families!  Such a blast getting to know these two and talk with Lesley throughout the year after she booked me. You see Chris is in the military and out of state, so Lesley had a long distance relationship along with planning a wedding, what a job she had!  It came together beautifully and on May 23rd we had another gorgeous day to celebrate their marriage.  Congrats Chris and Lesley!

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Natalie Joy Photography specializes in newborn, child and wedding photography in Fort Wayne, IN and surrounding areas.

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Fort Wayne, IN wedding photography | Emily + Caleb wedding

I promise wedding photography just doesn’t get much better than this. Such a pleasure being able to capture two such sweet, loving, and God fearing people that I have had the chance to meet!  Like I said my weddings this year have been beyond amazing and it has everything to do with the couples and their families!  Emily and Caleb’s fathers both worked as a mortician in competing funeral homes, so maybe is was fate they got together!  Nonetheless, I had an absolute blast with them first with their engagement session last fall and then again this spring at their beautiful wedding!  Poor Emily had to have surgery two weeks before their wedding but she was a trooper and flew through her wedding day without a hitch.  April 18th ended up being a beautiful day for their big day and was a photographer’s dream!

Details were amazing, the weather cooperated, but the best part was seeing the love Emily and Caleb have for each other!  The little glances, the radiant smiles, I mean no one could deny their love, and was evident in all the pictures we captured that day!  Congratulations Emily and Caleb. Fort Wayne IN wedding photographer | Natalie Joy PhotographyFort Wayne IN wedding photographer | Natalie Joy PhotographyFort Wayne IN wedding photographer | Natalie Joy PhotographyFort Wayne IN wedding photographer | Natalie Joy PhotographyFort Wayne IN wedding photographer | Natalie Joy Photography

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Goshen, IN wedding photographer | Izeke wedding

This year I have  had so much fun being a wedding photographer for some amazing brides and grooms and their wedding day, but this year is special and Lori is one of those reasons!  Back up to 1997 Goshen College…I met Lori this year as we embarked on our first year  at college.  We became quick friends finding ourselves at late night runs to Steak ‘n Shake, games in the dorm hallways, intramural volleyball, and well much more!  After college was over we lost touch, other than facebook, and when she contacted me I was thrilled!  You see, it’s an honor for me to even be considered to capture a day so special as a wedding day, but to be asked by a college friend and to be trusted to capture her big day, well, it’s a big deal!

Lori and Henry met through mutual friends and as their love grew they knew they had to be together for the long haul.  April 6th was a Monday, but had a special meaning.  This was the date that her mom and dad got married, and was also the date her grandparents got married!  So why not a Monday wedding!?!?  I loved it.  I got to witness Lori meeting her mother and father in law for the first time in person as they live in Africa, and what an experience that was!  The ceremony was small, but full of love and deep respect, the way Henry and Lori would look at each other is something I won’t forget!    Congratulations Lori and Henry!4Z5C66374Z5C68614Z5C6710

 

Natalie Joy Photography specializes in newborn, child and wedding photography in Fort Wayne, IN and surrounding areas.

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Elder family | Fort Wayne, IN family photographer

It’s always amazing and humbling to me when a co-worker comes to you and wants you to capture her family!  I’m never good at talking about money and especially with someone I know, but she was a doll and still wanted to book me!  Oh how I enjoyed the time spent with this family!  I hear her talk about her little sister a lot, and getting to watch Grace in action made my day!  She was quite the little ham, and had fun posing for the camera.  This family has recently had a marriage, and a grandchild added to the mix, and each one of them are simply awesome!  The love they had for each other was visible and evident, just as it should be!

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