Becca and Patrick’s engagement session in Broad Ripple, Indiana covered so many bases of things I enjoy shooting. Variety, candid laughter, and dogs. Moving between their front porch and the Indianapolis Arts Center, we included their rescue dog Leonard for photos too.
Starting at their house, we weren’t necessarily going for a trendy “front porch session,” but documenting their first home together. Patrick proposed to Becca in their backyard. The photos feel all that more significant because they preserve a place that will always be important to their story.
From there, we headed to the Indianapolis Arts Center. Not only does this place provide a lot of awesome classes, but their building and the adjoining ArtsPark are beautiful. The building itself feels very modern, while the trellises and gardens surrounding it give a pretty classic look. Having shot a wedding here a few years ago, I was excited to finally use it for an engagement session.
After having to reschedule so many shoots from Covid-19, this was my first shoot back at work. There are definitely new challenges with wearing a mask and keeping a distance while shooting. But Becca and Patrick’s attitude and how they had fun with the prompts I gave them made it much less nerve wracking.
I tend to find whatever challenges come up with a session or wedding day, when the couple is positive and just happy to be in the moment, the photos are beautiful regardless. I love all the candid laughs and movement we got in this shoot. And I feel like it shows how easygoing they are as a couple. I mean, on the other end of these shots, I’m still figuring out how to talk through my mask, constantly fogging up my viewfinder. But you would never know because they look so happy. I’m so looking forward to seeing them get married