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?
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?
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We are so excited to finally see some sunshine in southern Indiana this week! Our past few days have been full of high winds, heavy rains, flash flooding, and even some hail! There has been a lot of gloom in the air lately, so as you can imagine, we were PUMPED to see some sunlight. Mother Nature knew that we have been itching to get some pretty sessions in! With that being said, what better way to end a beautiful day than with a beautiful sneak preview into Jenna and Luke’s sweet wedding day!
We knew leading up to their big day that Jenna and Luke were going to have an extraordinary wedding! They both have this special aura about them that makes the room light up the second that they arrive. We went to high school with Jenna and we knew the moment that we met Luke they were a match made in heaven! We first met with these two over coffee to iron out details and we giggled throughout the entire meeting. We then shot their engagement session on probably one of the coldest days ever and they STILL managed to laugh through that entire endeavor! We just knew based on our past encounters with them that this wedding would be hard to top!
Jenna and Luke tied the knot at St. Mary’s of the Woods Catholic Church in Whitesville, Kentucky. We made the trip down to the sweet little town and met a bridal suite full of giggling girls. It was so obvious how excited all of the bridesmaids were for their bestie! One of my favorite pastimes is watching the girls get pampered — there is something so exciting and invigorating as you watch girls love on their bride!
About that time, Bret snuck off to snag some detail shots. I LOVE watching him — detail shots are so what that man was made to do! He has such an eye. I love watching him find a good corner with great light as he captures all of the intricate details that our brides spend so long picking out! We want to be able to tell the story of the WHOLE day and you know how the saying goes…it’s ALL in the details!!
After we wrapped up, Jenna was ready to go in her BEAUTIFUL gown. We made our way to Luke for the first look. I literally get soooo excited for this moment every single time! I loved watching them jump into each other’s arms as if they were never going to let go. It was such an extraordinary moment when the two of them would not stop holding each other. The realness of their love was obvious in that moment!
We spent the rest of the afternoon finding alllll that dreamy the light with the bridal party and both families. We knocked out some awesome photos before the ceremony started where Jenna and Luke were surrounded by their closest friends and family. My favorite part of the entire ceremony (and maybe EVER) was when Jenna’s dad officially“gave her away”. He told the sweetest story and thanked Luke for giving Jenna that sparkle in her eye. He said he trusted Luke to take care of his little girl. Now, I’ve been to A LOT of weddings and none of them have created happy tears in the room like that speech did. Ahhhh, it makes my heart burst…seriously so stinking sweet!!
After Jenna and Luke said “I do”, we snuck off for some husband and wife sunset portraits. Just the two of them danced under the setting sun, laughed immensely, and snuck in a few sweet kisses every now and then. They spent the rest of the evening celebrating with those closest to them. Jenna and Luke, we love you both so much and hope you love these photos as much as we do!
Makeup Artist: Rachel Farmer
Hair Stylist: Claire Beeler
Cake Artist: Danielle Williams & Jenna Merritt
Florist: Lauer Floral & Gift Shop
Musician/DJ: Rick Nelson
Bridal Gown & Bridesmaid Dresses: Ella Park Bridal
Groom & Groomsmen: Jim’s Formal Wear
Officiant: Father Brian Roby
Rings: Dori Ring
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