Elizabeth & Brent – Engagement Portrait Session Giveaway Winners

Love and marriage, love and marriage…go together like a horse and carriage. Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da, da…(I can never remember the next words!)  : )
Elizabeth and Brent had that unmistakable ooey gooey look of love in their eyes during their  entire engagement portrait session!  They were the LUCKY winners of our FREE Engagement Portrait Session Giveaway at the Fort Wayne Bridal Spectacular which was held at the Allen County Memorial Coliseum on January 2-3, 2010.

We pretended the weather was nice outside while we enjoyed the warm, sunny and picturesque Botanical Conservatory.  Here’s a sneak peek of the photo session.
   To view the full online proof gallery, contact Elizabeth or Brent for permission and the login info.
 To view more pics by Lesa D. Van Meter, go to the Official Shadowlands Photography Facebook Page or www.ShadowlandsPhotography.com.

Robert & Stephanie’s Wedding at Foster Park

They’ve been together forever it seems. I had the wonderful honor of photographing Robert and Stephanie’s engagement portraits at Fort Wayne’s beautiful Foster Park so it was no surprise when they chose its Bridal Glen for their wedding as well. It’s a great wedding venue that is sheltered from the public in its own private floral nook. I loved shooting there and hope that I get even more outdoor weddings in the future.

Robert and Stephanie’s endearing love for one another made the lightbulb fire off in my head a hundred times over so I was able to get some wonderfully romantic and intimate wedding portraits of the two of them. Thank you for your trust and for making me part of your day Mr. and Mrs. W. : )

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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