Jesse & Erica | South Bend Wedding

Jesse and Erica | South Bend Wedding

Ceremony: Grace United Methodist Church

Reception: Double Tree Hotel; South Bend, IN.

Jesse and Erica were such  a fun couple to work with. From the very beginning, Jesse wanted to make sure his Bride – to –  be had a day that she would remember for a lifetime.  I congratulate you Jesse for surprising your bride and having her swept away in a horse and carriage. Nice touch! What an awesome fairytale ending to a beautiful wedding day!

To the new Mr. and Mrs. Brownlee, I wish you many years of happiness. Thank you for entrusting me to capture your special day and I hope that you enjoy this preview!  Love and Blessings!

Jeff and Laura | South Bend Wedding

“When you find the one that makes you smile, keep them close, and don’t take them for granted. People like that are hard to find.” ~ Author Unknown

Laura truly found the one person that keeps her smiling. Over the course of a year I really enjoyed getting to know and working with the couple and their families, and helping to plan their big day. I can honestly say that I saw Laura in her happiest moments on her wedding day while marrying her best friend.

To Laura and Jeff, congrats to you both and I wish you many years of happiness. Thank you for entrusting me to capture your wedding day. Love and Blessings!

Notre Dame Wedding | Lamar & Linda

Notre Dame Wedding | Lamar & Linda | 6.9.18

It’s a beautiful love story about two Notre Dame law students who met during college, fell in love, and returned back to campus for their Notre Dame Wedding. The couple held their wedding ceremony at the Olivet AME church on Notre Dame Avenue. The reception was held at the beautiful Gillespie Conference Center in South Bend. Being Notre Dame Alumni, the couple was granted access to the new Law Library and reading room for their Notre Dame Wedding photos. The entire wedding day was perfectly planned and the couple, families, and wedding party was a joy to work with! Thank you Lamar and Linda for entrusting me to capture your Notre Dame wedding photos! I hope you enjoy this preview of your wedding day. Much love and blessings to you both. xoxo

 

 

South Bend engagement | Michael and Katherine

 

South Bend engagement photo session | Michael and Katherine

Location: Potato Creek State Park

Photographer: Monica Brazier Photography

Thank you Michael and Katherine for choosing me as your photographer. You guys are naturals in front of the camera and made my job super easy. The couple chose Potato Creek state park as the backdrop to their engagement session photos and this location did not disappoint. Early Fall scenery combined with a super cute couple is a recipe for greatness.  I look forward to shooting your wedding in May. Congrats to you both!

 

 

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Scottish Rite South Bend

Venue: Scottish Rite South Bend Indiana

Photographer: Monica Brazier Photography 

Videography: Dee Boogie Brown

Bride and Maid of Honor’s Make-up: Grace Fox

Bride’s Hair: Demetria Jordan King

Cake: Reno’s Gourmet Desserts and Catering

Reception Decor: Glass Slipper Weddings

Congrats to Ondre and Jacques who wed this past Saturday at the Scottish Rite in South Bend Indiana.  It was a blessing to work with such a gorgeous couple and beautiful venue. I was so happy to share this special day with such a great family. Ondre and Jacquice, I hope that you enjoy this preview of your wedding day photos. I wish you both all of the happiness in the world! Love and Blessings!

 

 

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Morris Estate Wedding | Clint & Jenna

 

Photography: Monica Brazier Photography

Ceremony Venue: The Morris Estate Wedding Chapel

Makeup/Hair: Beauty and Bliss

Dress: Wedding Belles, Stevensville, Mi

Florist: Heaven and Earth Floral

Ceremony Music: Vandyke Revue (Backsliders 2 Piece Acoustic)

Reception Centerpieces: Sandys Floral Boutique- Buchanan

Cake: Martins Supermarkets

Reception Venue: St. Hedwig Event Hall

Reception DJ: Rock and Roll Show DJ service (Tod Morehead)

Clint and Jenna wed this past weekend at the beautiful Morris Estate Wedding Chapel in Niles, Michigan. The couple, their wedding party, and their families were so much fun to work with! I think my favorite part of the day was having Jenna’s dad hold up traffic for us so we could pose the wedding party in the middle of the street on the campus of Notre Dame. Jenna and Clint, I am so happy we were able to capture all of the photos on your wish list and more! I hope you enjoy these preview photos of your wedding day. May you have a lifetime of happy memories together! Once again, thank you for allowing me to capture your beautiful wedding day. Love and Blessings!

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Winter Engagement Session

Indiana winters are brutally cold and snowy. Every winter I always tell myself, “Next year I’m moving to Florida!” Fortunately I am super blessed to work with amazing couples that can make a snowy winter engagement session smokin hot!

Joe and Erin are actually now Mr. and Mrs. Roe. They wed last year in August and I had the pleasure of photographing their beautiful nuptuials which I will share in a later post. Erin really wanted snow for the outdoor portion of their winter engagement session and just enough is exactly what she got. Joe and Erin were naturals in front of the camera and their winter engagement session turned out really cute! Thank you Erin and Joe for allow me to share these memories with you.

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Tippecanoe Place Wedding

A Tippecanoe Place wedding was the perfect location for Laura and Niall’s charming and classic wedding. South Bend is home for the bride, Laura, so the couple decided to travel back here from Ireland, the groom’s home, for their nuptials. The couple and their families were super sweet and laid back through out the entire day. I think the sweetest part of the day was visiting Laura’s Grandparents after the ceremony at the nursing home. Congrats again to Laura and Niall. Thank you for making my last wedding of 2015 a great one!

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Photographer: Monica Brazier Photography

Venue: Tippecanoe Place

Flowers: Merry Me Events

Brides Stylist: Christina Clark ~ Nicholas J. Salon & Spa

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The Homestead 1835 | South Bend Wedding Photography

 

Venue: The Homestead 1835

Hair: Kalon Hair Lab (Kimmie Seely)

Makeup: Makeup by Keria

Flourist: Always n Bloom

The Homestead 1835 provided the perfect backdrop for Xavier and Haley’s South Bend wedding photography. This modern rustic barn wedding was full of details from the beautiful decor to the sweet treats of the S’more’s bar.

Exavier and Haley opted not to see each other before the wedding and chose to take what I call “first look no look photos. I love the look Xavier had on his face when he finally got a chance to see Haley for the first time. After the ceremony, when it was time for formal photos, the couple was so easy to pose because they had a genuine connection and love for one another. The wedding day ended with beautiful sunset photos and a campfire including roasted marshmallows.

Exavier and Haley, thank you so much for allowing me to be apart of your wedding day. Your planning and details made your wedding day a photographers dream. I wish you both all of the best. Love and blessings to you both!

 

 

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Notre Dame Wedding | Rocio and David

Ceremony Site : Our Lady of Fatima Chapel

Reception Site: Riverside Terrace

Photos By: Monica Brazier Photography

David and Rocio are hands down one of the sweetest couples I have ever worked with. I think I say that about all of my couples but there is something about these two that take the cake. Their wedding added a lot of firsts for me that I was excited about photographing. Upon meeting David and Rocio, they informed me that they were expecting and by the time the wedding rolls around they would be about 6 months pregnant. At that point I had never photographed an expecting bride so I was excited to jump right in. The groom had also planned on being dressed in his military whites for the ceremony which was another aspect of their wedding day that I was excited to photograph. David (the groom) is such a funny character and Rocio (the bride)  is his perfect better half, always being the calm and rational one. Their personalities together make them fun and great to work with.

On the wedding day I got a chance to meet the rest of David and Rocio’s friends and family. Rocco, you and your sisters are all gorgeous and share such a special bond. Even though I was hired to be with you to document these moments with my camera, I felt honored to be in the getting ready room with you, your mom, and your sisters. These moments were the most impactful for me because I could truly feel the love and happiness that everyone in the room felt for you. Thank you.

After the wedding ceremony the couple opted to have the rest of their Notre Dame wedding photos taken at St. Mary’s college and at the grotto on the campus of Notre Dame before we headed to the reception site. Thank you so much again David and Rocio for allowing me to be apart of your special day. Weddings are a once in a lifetime event and I do not take my responsibility lightly. God Bless you both and congrats again on your marriage and to the new bundle of joy you will be welcoming into your lives in August! Love and Blessing!

 

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