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Lexie and Ado | The Doubletree South Bend & The Riverside Terrace Wedding | Indiana Wedding Photographer
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Oh, high school sweethearts. There’s something about them. Every time we photograph a couple that have been together since high school, there’s just an ease about their day. They’re so comfortable with each other, because in a lot of cases, they’ve been together for 8+ years. And it’s truly just a celebration that everyone has been waiting for. And lucky for us, we get to photograph high school sweethearts quite frequently, around 2 per year! Which is amazing! But I have always thought that if a couple can stay together through those tough teenage years, they’ll be able to stay together through anything life throws their way. Lexie says that Ado truly makes her world go round and Ado said he knew he loved Lexie early into their relationship. The day truly was a celebration of this strong, committed and loving couple, so many of their family and friends mentioned that no matter what life throws their way, they come out stronger and better together. Which I think is such a testament of how much their family supports them in this next chapter of their lives.

I am so happy for these two and to see them start their married journey together! It’s going to be amazing to see. Congrats Lexie and Ado!

Photographer: Cat Alkire Photography
Ceremony Venue: Doubletree Downtown South Bend
Reception Venue: Riverside Terrace
Dress Designer: Morilee
Purchased at: Nancy’s Bridal Boutique
Cake: Martin’s Supermarkets
Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal
Groom/Groomsmen: Men’s Wearhouse
Videographers: HappySappyFilms
Hair: Tiaras and Veils
Makeup: Brenda Cruz

fay and jacob | chicago engagement session
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Oh man! All I can say to start is that Fay and Jacob are absolute rock stars. They braved the INSANELY cold weather for their engagement session. By the end of the session, it was sleeting, and the wind was blowing so hard I thought we were all going to get frost bite. But we didn’t! We made it through - and it was all worth it because the photos in Chicago are always some of my favorites.
I met Fay in August, when she won my raffle prize at Bride Vs. Bride. And I am so glad that we were available to photograph their wedding day! I absolutely LOVED taking their engagement photos, they are so much fun and should probably give up their day jobs to become models, I mean seriously!
September is going to be here before we know it and I cannot wait to capture their day!!