But hands down the best part of Bloomington is that Adam and Shannan live there. We’ve been lucky enough to count Adam as one of our best friends since college and loved Shannan from the first time we meet her over Settlers of Catan and Pizza Express.
Adam and Shannan’s day began at the modern downtown Hyatt Place with some of the most outrageous getting ready pictures ever. I assume Monster energy drinks will be calling us any minute to buy all the images for their next ad campaign. Then we made our way over to their ceremony site at The Presidents Hall on the Indiana University campus for their first look. Shannan surprised Adam with an X Files themed cake that made my heart smile. I believe David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson were formally invited, I suspect they sent gifts in their absence.
Next we braved the oppressive heat as we made our way across campus for some incredible portraits. The IU campus and architecture lends itself well to epic landscape shots and has enough character to make close up portraits that much more interesting. Sidetone: Bloomington, IN in July is absurdly hot. We went down for a week and it never dipped below 95℉ or 95% humidity. Not once. Not even after midnight. Shannan was somehow seemingly unphased. She was effortlessly beautiful the entire day, never broke a sweat, and never once did her infectiously upbeat attitude waiver.
Adam and Shannan’s ceremony was everything we love about our job. Witnessing two amazing people start a whole new chapter in their lives is truly incredible, their vows were so sweet and we felt so lucky to be there for it. The reception that followed was terrific. The Mac and Cheese bar was an experience we won’t soon forget and the dance that followed was a thing of beauty. You need to see these pictures. And if you don’t have dancers like these in your life right now you need to sit down and think long and hard about how to remedy that immediately.
Photographing wonderful couples is pretty much our life and we love it! We want to get better every year, for us 2016 has been all about night photography. We’ve been trying to work in a quick 15 minute nighttime session with our couples as the dance comes to a close. We had a blast creating these photographs and are super grateful that Adam and Shannan were able to take a few moments at the end of the night to help us capture these moments. They are some of our favorite photographs we’ve taken and we hope you enjoy!! We also want to wish Adam and Shannon all the best and thanks again for allowing us to be right in the middle of your big day
Hair/Makeup: Royale Hair Parlor
Bloomington Wedding Venue: Presidents Hall at Indiana University
Bloomington Wedding Coordinator & Florist: Ashley Weddings & Events
Cake: Sugar Daddy’s Cakes
DJ: Event One DJ’s
Bloomington Wedding Photographer: Manstrom Photography