Hey friends! Welcome to the B & B blog. We are Bret and Brandie, a soon-to-be husband and wife photo team based in the Midwest. Here you will find our latest work, favorite love stories, and recent adventures. Grab some coffee, snuggle up, and enjoy!
It’s spring in Southern Indiana, friends, and that can mean only two things; the pollen count is high and we’re moving into our favorite season of the year — wedding season! We were incredibly excited to get to capture Ariel and Justin’s engagement session to prepare for their upcoming summer wedding.
Ariel and Justin met at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Indiana, so it was the perfect location to have their engagement session. We had the most perfect day shooting this session. The sun was shining and the greenery throughout campus was in full bloom. We are so blessed to be their wedding photographers this summer at the Corner House Bed and Breakfast in Rockport, Indiana.
The University of Southern Indiana is a place that makes up such a special part in their life together. It was so enjoyable to get to hang out with them on their old stomping grounds! USI had an overabundance of photo locations that were scenic and significant to Ariel and Justin. We got to witness their giggling as they reminisced at all their special spots. We had a great time reliving those moments with them while creating new memories during their session! Ariel started off our session in the sweetest navy polka-dotted skirt, while Justin’s outfit complemented her effortlessly. Justin constantly had Ariel in stitches and when they weren’t laughing with each other, Justin would fill our brains with the most random facts and information – he may quite possibly be the smartest human we’ve ever met!!
Next, we headed off to an open field off of USI’s hiking trail right at sunset. We consider this the “golden hour” and there’s reasoning behind that – the sky had the most GORGEOUS hues of gold and yellow! We topped off the session there with Ariel in a fabulous floral, high-low dress. Her hair glittered in the sunset and we were so ecstatic with the images that we were seeing behind the camera! Last, but certainly not least, their canine friend, Maggie, joined the session. She absolutely STOLE the show! Maggie was sweet and well-mannered. When Ariel told us before the session that Maggie was expressive, we weren’t expecting to see her literally smile from ear-to-ear!! (All these furry companions have us SO THRILLED for the arrival of our sweet pup, Carson, in May!)
We may be slightly obsessed with engagement sessions because the love that you encounter during these sessions is something unexplainable! We could not be more excited to shoot Ariel and Justin’s Southern Indiana wedding this summer! Enjoy a few images from the session below (and check out that pup’s grin)!