Thursday, May 31, 2007

leigh ann & kevin's album

Now that I am a Brand Photo & Design full-timer, I get to design all of the wedding albums....yea!!!! This is something I LOVE to do, and my first one was just released! (Dan is so good at them, but he is glad to have that off his plate! He has been doing them for some time now....I can't even remember the last one I did. I think it was early 2006.) See Leigh Ann & Kevin's wedding album by clicking on the following link or going to our website in the album section...


Monday, May 28, 2007

ryan orlie bodecker is born

We spent time this weekend in Fort Wayne to visit Dan's sister Jenny and husband Scott and their new little baby boy, Ryan cute! Orlie is Jenny & Dan's dad's name, so it was a very sweet tribute to him to give Ryan the middle name Orlie. They had not found out if he was a boy or girl during the pregnancy, and also did not tell anyone the name, so it was all a big surprise when he was born and made it just that much more exciting (can it get any more exciting?!?!)

We stopped in to cook them dinner and Dan snapped some photos of Baby Ryan while I worked on our famous guacamole for TACO NIGHT. :) Bradley, their soon-to-be three year old, is excited to be a big brother & is adjusting well! He decided during Jen's pregnancy that the baby should be named "Baby Mango", which is what he still calls Ryan. :) Congratulations, Jen & Scott!!! We are so happy for you and your beautiful new baby!

This "Baby Mango" came on a package from Ryan's Grandma!

merv and arda celebrate 50 years

On Saturday I was honored to be a part of Merv and Arda Warnock's 50th Wedding Anniversary surprise party. Their children arranged a family photo shoot at St. Lukes UMC on 86th Street as the way to get Merv and Arda to the party. After the shoot, they opened the banquet room doors to find many friends waiting for them! More and more friends continued to show up throughout the party. It was a great time! Special thanks to Alan Warnock for allowing me to be a part of their special event.

Monday, May 21, 2007

leigh ann and kevin say i do

When you put Gary Bravard behind the scenes of any event, you know it will be spectacular, as was Leigh Ann and Kevin’s wedding! Truly, it would take three pages to describe all of the intricate details of the ceremony and reception, put together with such care and perfection. Second Presbyterian Church is so beautiful in itself…the enormous flower arrangements made it breathtaking. The reception at the Indiana Roof Ballroom was unforgettable, and I mean that literally…no amount of weddings we do will ever cause us to forget how stunning this particular reception was. An amazing sushi bar added a unique flair to the cocktail hour. The ballroom was filled with flowers, lights, real olive trees with hanging candles, monogrammed cloth napkins, and on and on and on (seriously, three pages….) What we were most impressed with though, was the absolute love and closeness of both families. Leigh Ann and Kevin were just so much fun to be with all day. They share love and commitment to each other that is evident as soon as you meet them. Their families were so kind and loving. I hope that someday my children are as close as Leigh Ann and her sisters, and Kevin and his siblings. We really enjoyed being with them on the wedding day. One of the coolest moments of the night was when Mr. Lauth, the bride’s father, surprised the groom and his family with a performance by a professional Irish dancing group to celebrate the couple's Irish heritage. Dan and I were so mesmerized by the high-energy performance that we both had to keep reminding ourselves to keep taking pictures!!! ☺ These families definitely came ready to celebrate, and the energy throughout the evening made for a rockin’ party! A special thanks to Bob Ridge from IndyVisual. He was fantastic to work with and we would recommend him to anyone!

Ceremony: Second Presbyterian Church
Reception: Indiana Roof Ballroom
Wedding Coordinator: Gary Bravard
Flowers: McNamara/Enflora
Makeup: Eyemax By Kiralee
Videography: IndyVisual

Monday, May 7, 2007

lindsay and mike say i do

Lindsay and Mike’s wedding was our first trip to see the gorgeous University of Notre Dame campus. Lindsay and Mike met at Notre Dame, so it was only fitting the wedding would be on campus at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. In case you’re wondering what the difference between a Basilica and church is, Dan and I looked it up: the term refers to a large and important church that has been given special ceremonial rites by the Pope. Impressive! We did formals after the ceremony on campus…where I don’t think there was a “bad background”! Lindsay and Mike were sooooo great about being flexible and doing whatever we needed to get great shots. The wedding party was so sweet too! Constantly offering to carry equipment and help with anything we needed. The little bit of rain only lasted a short time and made some great photos under the umbrella. ☺ The reception was beautiful, romantic, fun, and classy at The Palais Royale in South Bend. A special thanks to Lindsay and Mike for reserving such a wonderful hotel for us to enjoy our time in South Bend!

Ceremony: Basilica of the Sacred Heart
Reception: The Palais Royale
Accomodations: Marriott South Bend