HEY!

We are Bret and Brandie, best friends, high school sweethearts, husband & wife wedding photographers, and educators. This is where you will find our latest work and other fun happenings! We hope you enjoy your visit to our home on the web! Curious about who we are?

MEET US

Welcome to

hey there!

explore

Weddings

for creatives

Engagement

adventures

our blog!

We are Bret and Brandie, best friends, high school sweethearts, and husband & wife wedding photographers.This is where you will find our latest work and other fun happenings! We hope you enjoy your visit to our home on the web! Curious about who we are?

MEET US

explore

Weddings

Engagements

adventures

hey!

welcome to 

for creATIVES

PLANNING TIPS

#BRETANDBRANDIEPHOTO

@heybrandienowak

@heybretnowak

our blog

INSTAGRAM

join the adventure on

Story of us

featured posts

CHECK OUT

@bretandbrandie

A Sweet Fall Engagement Session in Evansville, Indiana

A Dreamy Evansville, Indiana Wedding

A Fall Engagement Session at Mesker Park Zoo

A Fall Anniversary Session in southern Indiana

A Sweet & Snuggly Fall Anniversary Session

A Destination Engagement Session in Savannah, Georgia

May 18, 2018

Rainy Rockport Indiana Wedding

Wedding

Chrissy and Michael | Rockport ,IN

47 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpgBret and I have had the pleasure of knowing Chrissy and Michael for a very long time. We went to high school together, to church together and most importantly we all grew up together! I always joke that Chrissy is my little sister because growing up we were TRULY inseparable. When these two got engaged, first we definitely did some celebrating because after 8 years together Michael finally popped the question! Second, I was absolutely tickled to death when Chrissy and Michael asked us to photograph their wedding!! What an honor this was.

Chrissy and Michael’s wedding took place in our perfect little hometown of Rockport. It was SO fun to reminisce on our old stomping grounds together with them. Laughing and joking about old times with dear friends who have become wonderful clients make our job even more fun than it already is! There was also an incredible amount of emotion and happiness surrounding their wedding day. These two are the definition of high school sweethearts and have truly grown up together. Seeing them start their lives with one another in marriage was sooo very beautiful.
When we arrived on their wedding day, excitement filled the air as the bridesmaids ran around, giggling and getting ready. They all looked so beautiful in their gowns from Rice N Ribbon. Chrissy’s sweet little sister, Emma, was soooo excited and SO cute!  How special was it to include Emma in so many ways?!
Watching Chrissy transform into a bride right before our eyes was magical! Chrissy’s pretty, sparkly dress was from The New Image and fit her like a GLOVE! It was truly perfect for her!  Chrissy opted for a reveal to her bridesmaids…which was full of the sweetest emotions!!  This sweet Bride Tribe was in awe of their best friend as a bride!!  (Their faces say it ALL!)
Let’s talk about how PERFECT Chrissy and Michael’s first look was!!  (As if we weren’t already first look advocates…these two sealed the deal for us!!). Watching Michael’s face light up with the BIGGEST smile as he saw he bride for the first time was incredible.  They quickly fell into each other’s arms with whispers and giggles for several minutes!  For that moment, they were the only two in the world.  With one more tight squeeze, they stepped apart and were ready to hop into celebrating with their bridal party!
As the entire bridal party danced their way around the block to us for photos, Bret and I were quietly keeping an eye on the sky.  A rain cloud was rolling in and we allllll knew it was unavoidably headed our way!  With that in mind, we laughed our way through and managed to knock out all the bridal party photos in record time!! (Shout out to the impressive bridal party for being SO cooperative!!) As we were wrapping up the photos, we grabbed the umbrellas for a quick photo op…and friends, it was just. in. time!!  The rain hit as we were snapping our last photos and we ushered everyone inside to prepare for the ceremony!
The church was was a packed house…full of friends and family who completely adore this couple. And the ceremony was so emotional & lovely…full of personal touches and sweet memories.  These two are finally married!!
As you can imagine, Chrissy and Michael had the biggest celebration at the reception. When the newlyweds entered the doors – the venue EXPLODED with cheers, applause and whistles!  Such a spectacular ending to the perfect day!  Guys, we are SO thankful you chose us to be a part of your day and we wish you both nothing but complete joy and happiness! Congratulations!!

01 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
02 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
03 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
04 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
05 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
06 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
07 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
08 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
09 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
10 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
11 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
12 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
13 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
14 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
15 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
16 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
17 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
18 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
19 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
20 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
21 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
22 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
23 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
24 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
25 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
26 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
27 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
28 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
29 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
30 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
31 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
32 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
33 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
34 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
35 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
36 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
37 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
38 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
39 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
40 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
41 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
42 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
43 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
44 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
45 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
46 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
47 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
48 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
49 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
50 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
51 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg
52 Chrissy and Michael | Bret and Brandie Photography.jpg

YOU will LOVE THESE

IF YOU LIKE THIS

Sweet Honey Workshop at White Chateau

Our Signature Bright, Clean, Timeless Editing Style

A Snuggly Yellow Creek Park Engagement Session

A Dreamy Sunset Session in The Arizona Desert

YOU will LOVE THESE

IF YOU LIKE THIS

Sweet Honey Workshop at White Chateau

Our Signature Bright, Clean, Timeless Editing Style

A Snuggly Yellow Creek Park Engagement Session

A Dreamy Sunset Session in The Arizona Desert