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Indianapolis Engagement Photos | Jenna + Kyle

We had a great time with Jenna and Kyle for their engagement photos, which were taken at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and downtown at Lockerbie and a few at The Alexander Hotel. We will be filming and photographing their wedding in July. We will also be filming and producing a Same Day Edit for Jenna and Kyle to be show at their reception. Engagement sessions are fun because it is a great warm up to how we shoot and interact with our couples, plus we get to see their personalties surface. We are looking forward to their wedding in July.

Posted on February 10th, 2017 in Engagement, Northernlight Filmworks, Photography
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Traders Point Creamery Wedding | Christopher + Lia

It was the perfect fall day for Christopher and Lia’s Traders Point Creamery wedding. Lia and the girls got ready in The Roost at Traders Point Creamery which over looked the lawn and garden area where they were setting up the ceremony. It was so fun seeing the progress of not only the girls getting ready but the progress of the ceremony site. Autumn of Isibeal Studio is so amazingly talented and watching the progress of her magic coming alive for the wedding is awe inspiring. I absolutely loved that Lia wore her mom’s wedding dress and had her grandmother’s diamond. It was so special for them.

Chris and the guys got ready downtown at the Westin. Once they arrived at Traders Point Creamery it was time for the first look. I am sure you will absolutely love their first look. The dock at the pond was the perfect location. Seeing how nervous Christopher was prior to the first look then how calm he got as soon as he saw her was magic.

The ceremony was beautiful and having Lia’s childhood youth pastor marry them made this ceremony extra special for them. This was the first time I have seen the braiding of the rope. This will be a beautiful piece hung in their home for a constant reminder of the commitment they have made to each other and keeping God in their marriage.

The Barn at Traders Point Creamery was beautifully decorated and of course Autumn’s floral design and the candles made it so romantic. The music of The Impalas had everyone danced the night away. Thanks to The Impalas for letting us plug into their board for the audio of the speeches.

We love working with our friends Cory + Jackie. We always know it will be an amazing day when we get to work together. And a special thanks to my friend Brian for coming and filming with me.

Bridal Prep ~ The Roost at Traders Point Creamery
Groom Prep ~ Westin
Venue ~ Traders Point Creamery
Coordinator ~ Rebecca Moreland Green
Photography ~ Cory + Jackie
Cinematography ~ Northernlight Filmworks
Floral Design ~ Isibeal Studio
Cupcakes ~ The Flying Cupcake
Band ~ The Impalas

All music licensed through Music Bed

Traders Point Creamery Wedding

Cory + Jackie

Posted on February 7th, 2017 in Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Movie, Wedding Videography
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Columbia Club Wedding | Miles + Marissa

Miles and Marissa’s Columbia Club wedding was so beautiful. Just like many other weddings this year we were worried about the rain forecasted. I had gotten a text from Molly Connor the day before that she was going to get umbrellas just in case. Well it ended up we did not need them as the rain broke right before the first look. The audio of Miles seeing Marissa for the first time was priceless. We were able to get in their photo session as well around the circle before the black clouds rolled back in.

The ceremony took place on the first floor of the Columbia Club in front of the beautiful ornate glass windows looking out onto the Soldiers and Sailor’s memorial. Miles and Marissa’s ceremony was extra special because Miles grandfather was the officiant who married them. I always love special moments like that. After the “I Do’s” it was time to head up to the cocktail hour and reception. The reception took place on the third floor in the beautiful Crystal Terrace. It was such a fun party. Thank you Miles and Marissa for having us be a part of your wedding team to document your wedding day and create your wedding film.

Vendor Team
Venue ~ The Columbia Club
Officiant ~ Les Koerselman
Photography ~ Molly Connor Photography
Hair ~ Carly Rush | Makefresh on Maple Salon and Spa
Makeup ~ Erica Foit | Makefresh on Maple Salon and Spa
Florist + Décor ~ Jeni Banker
Cake ~ Heavenly Sweets
DJ ~ Dave Guarino | Platinum DJ Productions
Paperie ~ Cari Bowersock | Interprintations

Columbia Club Wedding

Molly Connor Photography

Posted on December 30th, 2016 in Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Movie, Wedding Videography
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Indiana Historical Society Wedding | Kevin + Michele

Indiana Historical Society Wedding | Kevin + Michele from Northernlight Filmworks on Vimeo.

Kevin and Michele had a beautiful day for their Indiana Historical Society Wedding. This is their feature film and one we were honored to capture. You may have seen their trailer a few months ago. There were a few things that stood out to me at this wedding; first everyone was pitching in to make sure all the details were coming together and ready, second family is very very important to Kevin and Michele and their family was the center of their wedding, and third it didn’t rain. This year was a very wet and rainy summer, so having a perfect weather day was amazing.

When creating a wedding film I always look for the story. In this case the story revolved around their family and close friends. The story was told through those family and friends at the reception during their toasts. I especially loved the poem Michele’s father translated from a 19th Century Dutch Poet. It was so sweet how he used this poem to relate to marriage and how Kevin and Michele can use these wise words to strengthen and grow in their marriage.

Thank you Kevin and Michele for having our team there to document your wedding day. We wish you a long life time of happiness.

Vendor Team
Ceremony & Reception Location ~ Indiana Historical Society
Hair & Makeup ~ Hair Quest Etc
Photography ~ Ivan & Louise Photography
Officiant ~ Mike Ehringer
Ceremony Musicians ~ Providence Trio
Florals ~ Bokay Florist
Cake ~ Simply Perfection Cakes
Catering ~ Jacquie’s Gourmet Catering
DJ ~ Michael Nickolich Lights Out Entertainment

Indiana Historical Society Wedding

Ivan & Louise Photography

Posted on December 30th, 2016 in Feature Film, Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Videography
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Indianapolis Artsgarden + Conrad Wedding | AJ + Taylor

Indianapolis Artsgarden + Conrad Wedding | AJ & Taylor from Northernlight Filmworks on Vimeo.

AJ and Taylor’s Indianapolis Artsgarden + Conrad wedding was amazing. As you can see from their wedding film, family and friends are very important to them, and they have touched the lives of so many. We are very honored to have been able to capture and create not only their wedding day, but their story.

There were so many moments of the day that stood out, but I just keep coming back to the fun, laughter and love. We started out the day capturing the fun of the girls getting hair and makeup and ready for the day. The guys were a little more chill but still had fun hanging out and being goofy. Before the ceremony AJ and Taylor did their first look and we were able to capture some great shots of just the two of them. Next it was off to meet up with their bridal party in Tastings for a quick cheers before getting bridal party photos. It was such a beautiful and perfect day. Their ceremony was spectacular and my favorite part is their personal vows to each other. While traditional vows are so very important, when our couples write and read personal vows it makes their wedding just that more personal and really helps to drive the story line of their film. After AJ and Taylor were pronounced husband and wife, there was a fun surprise waiting for them. The chairs along the isle had confetti streamers. The reaction on their faces was priceless.

Right after the ceremony we moved back to the Conrad for the reception and all I can say is WOW!!!! The decor was amazing, the speeches were so heart felt (which was hard to pick just a few soundbites for their film by the way) and the party was so much fun. Thanks to Jessica Strickland for capturing that last confetti cannon surprise at the end of the night for us to include in their film. Again their reaction was priceless.

You can check out the blog post of their wedding photos from Jessica Strickland Photography

Thank you AJ and Taylor for having us be apart of your team.

We had the honor of being included in the stellar vendor team.

Ceremony ~ Indianapolis Artsgarden
Reception ~ Conrad
Event Planner ~ Mon Amie Events, Inc
Photography ~ Jessica Strickland Photography
Hair & Makeup ~ JW Salon
Ceremony Entertainment ~ TLW
Floral Design ~ The Empty Vase
Cake ~ Classic Cakes of Carmel
Lighting Décor ~ Evans AV
Calligraphy ~ Manayunk Calligraphy
Paperie ~ Events by Design
Pink Poppy Ink
Band ~ Rod Tuffcurls and The Bench Press
Confetti ~ Flutter Fetti

Music license provided by Music Bed

Indianapolis Artsgarden + Conrad Wedding

Photo by Jessica Strickland Photography

Posted on December 16th, 2016 in Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Movie, Wedding Videography
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Light Family Photos

We had so much fun capturing family photos for the Light Family. Savannah and Dakota are such sweeties and we loved chatting it up with them. We also loved having them hold the ultrasound photo to announce a new baby on his way and due to arrive in May. If you click on each photo it will enlarge the photo.

Posted on November 29th, 2016 in Family Photography, Northernlight Filmworks, Photography
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Indianapolis Wedding Film | John + Kaitlin

The day could not have been more perfect for John and Kaitlin’s Indianapolis wedding. It was a beautiful sunny day and for July it wasn’t unbearably hot like it could have been. Kaitlin and the girls started off their day at the Conrad downtown to get ready for the big day. John and his guys got ready at their new home in Indianapolis. The ceremony was at the beautiful North United Methodist Church just north of downtown and the reception was at the amazing Indiana Roof Ballroom.

John and Kaitlin’s story is pretty spectacular. They met just 3 years ago at the wedding for their mutual friends Billy and Jenna. They did not know each other prior to the wedding. At the reception, John, who was a groomsman for Billy, decided to approach Kaitlin. Kaitlin was a reader at the wedding, and she was on the dance floor. They hit it off from that moment on the dance floor and the rest is history.

It was a very happy and emotional day for everyone. Everything from Kaitlin’s special moment with her Mom before getting her dress on to seeing her Dad for the first time after getting in her wedding dress, to the emotion of both John and Kaitlin when seeing each other for the first time as Kaitlin walked down the isle toward John. It was hard for me (Jen) to keep back the happy tears for this amazing couple and their family. The speeches at the reception were authentic, from the heart, and impactful. The best part was the covert flash mob dance her sister Kristen planned, which John and Kaitlin were surprised with.

John, Kaitlin and the Hines and Pennington families, thank you for having us document and preserve this day for you.

Ceremony ~ North United Methodist Church
Reception ~ Indiana Roof Ballroom
Bridal Prep ~ Conrad
Planner ~ Christine – Boldly Chic Events
Photography ~ Nathaniel Edmunds
Hair & Makeup ~ Evan Todd
Florist ~ McNamera
Cake ~ Classic Cakes
Linens ~ Nuage & Elite
String Quartet ~ Emily Ann Thompson
Ceremony Vocalist ~ Jerry Hacker
Reception Band ~ Endless Summer
Ice Sculpture ~ Indiana Ice Studio
Transportation ~ LX Limo & Indy Trolley
Antique Rolls Royce ~ Antique Limo

Music license provided by Music Bed.

Indianapolis Wedding

Photo by Nathaniel Edmunds Photography

Posted on November 20th, 2016 in Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Movie, Wedding Videography
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Thompson Ranch Wedding | Tim + Danielle

Thompson Ranch Wedding | Tim + Danielle from Northernlight Filmworks on Vimeo.

This was an incredible location for a wedding on a private ranch in Illinois. This is just a teaser but their wedding film will provide the story of how they met, which is a great story. Tim and Danielle are so down to earth and we really enjoyed getting to know them. The site of the wedding had an incredible landscape view of parts of the ranch and was the perfect spot.

Thompson Ranch Wedding

(c) Northernlight Filmworks

Posted on October 29th, 2016 in Northernlight Filmworks, Trailer, Wedding Videography
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Proposal | Damien + Bria

Proposal | Damien + Bria from Northernlight Filmworks on Vimeo.

This is more of a personal post for us. A week and a half ago we had one of our family dinners. When you have 5 children all out of the house trying schedule family time with everyone can be difficult. We try to get together monthly but with busy wedding season it doesn’t happen every month like we would like. Ok, back to this particular family dinner. After dinner we were going to have a fire in our fire pit and John, Bria and Damien went outside to get it started while I was attending to our beautiful granddaughter Brynleigh. Bria came in to check in on her and it was at that moment Damien asked John if he could have Bria’s hand in marriage. John of course gave his blessing and then Bria came back out so Damien told John they would touch base that week.

Damien had the idea of proposing while we were shooting family photos of them at the park the following Sunday so we put the plan in place. John sent a text to both Bria and Damien to see if they wanted to do a quick photo session since the leaves are turning. We set it up to meet at Forest Park in Noblesville, Indiana. All Bria knew was we were taking family photos of them with the fall leaves. Brynleigh was not into doing the photos. Why of course our granddaughter didn’t want to smile when we have a camera in our hands. Shaylee was in on the proposal and came along to “help” with Bryn. I honestly don’t know how she kept the secret in without exploding as she is the one who always blurts it out and creates a chart to figure out who everyone has for Secret Santa. After a few photos with Bryn, John took some photos of just Damien and Bria and the code was John would say, “That’s good”. Then Damien got down on one knee and popped the question. I don’t think they realized I was actually shooting video or maybe they did but I wanted to make sure we had this moment on film for them. As you can tell by the video it was a little shaky during the proposal, one because I was so excited but also because I was crying, Happy Tears of course.

So now we will be on the other side of wedding planning and now the parents of the bride. John and I are so happy for this next chapter in our life and blessed Bria has Damien in her life. Our family is growing! Let the wedding planning begin!

Posted on October 26th, 2016 in Engagement, Northernlight Filmworks
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Kokomo Wedding Film | Dan + Sadie

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We had the pleasure of filming Dan and Sadie’s Kokomo wedding. Sadie went to high school with our very own Felicia so she had been following our work for some time. We loved getting to know Dan and Sadie and learning about their story. It was a very unique story about how they met and the proposal. One of our favorite things about filming weddings is finding the story about the couple because each of our clients is unique and their story is not like anyone else.

Like many of our weddings this summer we kept our eye on the radar as we had a very rainy summer. Luckily it was just overcast all day, which is actually good for photography and video. It can be a challenge shooting in very bright sun. We were excited to see there would not be any rain for Dan and Sadie’s big day. The entire day was very relaxed and ran so smoothly. It was very sweet to see how Dan lights up when he looks at Sadie. The way he smiled as she was coming down the isle as she approached him was made me smile as I edited their film. Of course Sadie’s smile is contagious too.

Thank you Dan and Sadie for having us there to film your wedding and create your wedding film.

Ceremony ~ Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer
Reception ~ Bel Air Events
Photography ~ Hive and Honey Photography
Hair ~ Sunburst Salon
Flowers ~ Bowden Flowers
Cake ~ Classic Cakes
DJ ~ Grapevine DJ

Music License provided by Music Bed

Kokomo Wedding

Photo by Hive and Honey Photography

Posted on October 19th, 2016 in Northernlight Filmworks, Wedding Movie, Wedding Videography
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