Wedding: Rhonda + Donald

To view the full proof gallery from this Fort Wayne Wedding on, please contact Rhonda or Donald for permission to acquire the passcode.

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Justine’s High Fashion Bridal Portrait Photo Shoot

I just love Justine…always have always will. She’s one of the most genuine (and genuinely beautiful) women you’ll ever meet. We had SO much fun yesterday running all over downtown Fort Wayne. Her versatile beauty, vibrant spirit and AMAZING blue eyes are a true honor to capture with my camera.

And, I could NOT have done it without my amazing makeup and hair team of Vanessa and Amber. SERIOUSLY ladies, you rocked this!

Here is a video of just a few of my favorites selected from the hundreds of pictures taken during Justine’s high fashion bridal portrait photo shoot:

Brian & Nicole’s Outdoor Wedding at Lakeside Rose Garden

A mutual acquaintance set them up on a blind date two and a half years ago. 16 months later, Brian secretly hid a diamond ring in Nicole’s apartment and then sent her on a scavenger hunt to find it.

The rest, as they say, is history.

When it was time to plan the wedding, Nicole knew Fort Wayne’s beautiful Lakeside Rose Garden was where it had to be. And God most certainly smiled on the day…sending beautiful blue skies, fluffy clouds and ample June sunshine to put the final touches of perfection on the wedding day. And we even got to steal a little sunset and the echo of the fireworks from a Tincaps game in the background during the reception at the historic Baker Street Station.

The gorgeous day was a celebration of faith, hope and love. Nicole’s powerful, beautiful smile and fantastic wedding dress teamed with Brian’s quiet, noble steady charm gave me great opportunities to capture the romance of the day.

Brian and Nicole…from the moment I saw you two together, I was blessed by your example of partnership, honesty and grace. What a pleasure to photograph your wedding. You are a fabulous couple. I pray you have a wonderful journey together. Thank you for opening your hearts and beautiful love story. I wish you only the best together. Much Love and Appreciation…Lesa.

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Adam & Brandi’s Outdoor Wedding in Defiance, Ohio

Adam and Brandi had a gorgeous (ok, it was a little hot) day for their wedding. They are a fantastic couple and I am so glad that I got to photograph their wedding. Their strong and romantic connection gave me a lot of inspiration for portraits. Adam also had some MAD acrobatic skillz that I had the good fortune to photograph on the trampoline in the backyard.

Their ceremony was very quaint and sweet – and the reception was NON-stop fun. A first for me – at the reception, there were numerous times when only guys were on the dance floor. Michael Jackson had nothing on their moves!

It was a true pleasure, and honor, to be a part of their day!

The ceremony took place in Brandi’s sister’s amazing backyard in Defiance, Ohio and the reception was at The Lions Club. The amazing flowers were done by Lilly’s Flowers.

Win His & Her Hand-Engraved Platinum Wedding Bands (designed by Kirk Kara, valued at over $4,500)!!!! is awarding one lucky couple his & hers hand-engraved platinum wedding bands designed by Kirk Kara valued at over $4,500! All courtesy of Platinum Guild International to celebrate the launch of’s wedding and engagement ring gallery.

To enter, brides-to-be must tell in 200 words or less how they would POP their Platinum Proposal (in other words how they did or will propose to the love of their life). Send your platinum proposal entry (including your OneWed username to savvyscoop@onewedcom before midnight on July 15th and you’ll be entered to win these gorgeous platinum wedding bands from Kirk Kara, worth $4,500!

Good luck!

Martin & Lindsey’s Fairytale Wedding at the Sunken Gardens

Where else but at Disney World could a New York prince and a Hoosier princess fall in love with such a fairytale ending? The storybook wedding was simply picture perfect at Huntington’s Sunken Gardens.

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