Fonthill Castle | Jessica and Matt’s Pennsylvania Wedding by Stacy Able Photography






























Fonthill Castle | Jessica and Matt’s Pennsylvania Wedding

Where to begin with Jessica and Matt’s wedding? First, one has to start with their back story. The father of the bride and groom knew other during their time in the navy. Not to mention were best men in each others weddings. So, Jess and Matt knew each other growing up eventually falling in love. How adorable is it that?

Next,, they hands down are some of the nicest people I’ve been fortunate to photograph. They were so polite, warm, and everything went so smoothly. We started the day at Jessica’s childhood home with her getting ready photos. After Jessica was dressed in her Cinderella like wedding gown, we traveled to Fonthill Castle for their first look.. This castle was hands down one of the most unique first look locations I’ve ever photographed. Matt and Jess were beyond adorable during their first look, and although it was a touch cold, it did not seem to phase them one bit.

The rest of their wedding day went without a hitch. From their catholic ceremony to their dance filled reception at the local fire hall, there was many wonderful moments captured.

Thank you Jess and Matt in having me document your big day. You treated us like family of which we are so thankful. I hope to see you two again soon.

Special thanks to my Charleston Food Photography friend Alysha for assisting me on the day not to mention getting me hooked on Game of Thrones. Always a pleasure!

 

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The Manor at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Wedding: Katina and Ben


















The Manor at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Wedding: Katina and Ben

It has been a long winter, and I’m super excited for spring and summer weddings to commence. The first wedding to begin my 2014 summer wedding season was Katina and Ben’s. I’ve known Katina for several years now as she was one of my all time favorite planners to work within the wedding industry. Now, it was her turn to be in front of the scene at her own wedding. Her wedding took place at the Manor at Indianapolis Children’s Museum. Gene and his team with Detail and Design put together a fairy tale scene for Katina and Ben’s intimate wedding. Katina walked down the steps at the Manor to her handsome husband to be. They were surrounded with candles, fabric drapper, and to die for florals.

When Ben put on Katina’s ring, there was an added surprise. They had the ring designed prior; however, their wedding was the first time she would see and wear it. Concluding their ceremony by Keith Maddox, the two cut their blackberry cake, sipped sparkling cider, and took photos around The Manor.

It was an absolute honor and pleasure to document Katina and Ben’s special day and I look forward to photographing their family in the future.

Florals/Cake/Decor: Detail and Design | Officiant: Keith Maddox |  Photography: Stacy Able Photography | Venue: The Manor at The Indianapolis Children’s Museum

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Andrew & Phillip: A fall midwest film session















I met Andrew years ago during one of my first model shoots in Indianapolis. Andrew is a talented cellist as well as makeup artist and stylist. Through the years I’ve been fortunate to work with him, as well as document his brother’s wedding at the Ambassador House in Fishers, Indiana. Phillip, I met soon after Andrew much thanks to Kat. He is one of the most talented hair artists I’ve work with in Indianapolis. This past fall, they were kind enough to come down to Brown County and let me photograph their stylish selves. I used a mixture of Medium Format Film shot on my Contax processed at Pro Photo Irvine along with my Nikon D3s. It was a pleasure to document these two and I hope to do so again soon.

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Save the Date Snow Session with Balloons

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Lisa and Fred are to be wed in September at St. B’s with the reception at the Factory 12 Loft in Columbus, Indiana. In order to get their Save the Dates out within 6 months before the wedding they decided to do a quick “save the date” session with their full engagement session in the spring. Lisa used balloons that reflect her wedding color choices. The photos atop of the hill, we learned quickly that wearing boots without traction during the winter was not the best idea as Fred was sliding all over the place. I’m looking forward to seeing these two later this spring for their full engagement session along with their wedding this fall!

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Alex & Cj’s Indianapolis Snow filled Engagement Session

Snow Winter Indianapolis Engagement Session by Stacy Able Photography

Snow Winter Indianapolis Engagement Session by Stacy Able PhotographySnow Winter Indianapolis Engagement Session by Stacy Able Photography

Snow Winter Indianapolis Engagement Session by Stacy Able PhotographySnow Winter Indianapolis Engagement Session by Stacy Able Photography

Snow Winter Indianapolis Engagement Session by Stacy Able PhotographySnow Winter Indianapolis Engagement Session by Stacy Able Photography

Snow Winter Indianapolis Engagement Session by Stacy Able Photography

Snow Winter Indianapolis Engagement Session by Stacy Able Photography

Snow Winter Indianapolis Engagement Session by Stacy Able Photography

Snow Winter Indianapolis Engagement Session by Stacy Able Photography

Snow Winter Indianapolis Engagement Session by Stacy Able Photography

Cj proposed to Alex a few weeks back atop of the Chase Tower in downtown Indianapolis. Two weeks later, there was another snow storm headed to Indiana which became a great opportunity to photograph this lovely couple’s engagement session in Indianapolis. Alex and Cj embraced the snow as they wanted to reflect the season they were engaged in their photos. I am looking forward to seeing these two in October for their wedding celebrations at the Inn at Irwin Gardens and the Factory 12 Loft.

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Stacy Able Midwest Wedding Photography: Best of 2013 Weddings

This past year, 2013, went by as fast as my Nikon’s shutter click. Although the year passed too quickly, it was an exciting time for Stacy Able Photography. With 28 weddings from Chicago, Columbus, Indianapolis, Wisconsin, Washington DC, and Antigua, Guatemala, each wedding was unique. There were many heartfelt and fun moments captured. While shooting this year, I kept some goals in mind for Stacy Able Photography. Those were to be published in print and online blogs, push myself creatively, shoot more film, all the while continuing to master off camera lighting.

In choosing this years highlights, it quickly became a difficult task. Scrolling through 2013′s plethora of images, I am reminded how fortunate I am to capture these special moments. A sincere thank you, my clients, to be the chosen one to document your memories. It is an honor and joy. Without further ado, here is a small slice of favorites, from stunning details, joyous moments, dreamy film, to some of my more technically difficult images.

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University Club Chicago Wedding: Christina and Adam













































University Club Chicago Wedding: Christina and Adam

Anyone who doubts winter weddings will change their mind after viewing Christina and Adam’s January 4th, 2014 wedding images. Their celebrations took place at the elegant University Club in downtown Chicago. While the weather was not playing fair with a record low temperature and snow storm on its way. The guests did not show an ounce of worry.

Christina wins the fearless bride award. After two hours hopping in and out of the trolley for bridal party portraits she grabbed a taxi to the ice rink. As the snow really began to fall, Christina and Adam walked gently on the ice rink as skaters cheered them on for some epic photos. I will admit I was nervous when the idea was brought up months back but with the snow on the ice, it was not slick at all, and I’m in love with those images! Kudos to you Christina and Adam!

After the ice ring excitement, the reception began. When Christina said she had worked at Anthropologie, I knew her wedding would be stunning. You could see her incredible style throughout the wedding. The reception room was jaw dropping beautiful with the tall centerpieces wrapped in vines, pastel florals, not to mention all her adorable accessories.

During the reception, the groom’s brother, who is stationed in Afghanistan, was able to facetime his speech, leaving the room in tears. After that touching speech, the dancing began rounding out Christina and Adams perfect University Club Chicago winter wedding.

I hope to see Christiana and Adam again at future weddings as the Kuratko and Dahms family were wonderful to work with.

From the bride Christina:

Adam and I were married in what was probably considered the winter storm of the century! Many brides may disagree with me here, but the snowstorm made it all the more perfect. The old saying goes, be careful what you wish for; I wanted snow and oh did I get it.

Writing about our wedding day gives me a chance to relive what I can honestly say was the most magical weekend for Adam and me. Both of us have never felt more love than what we felt that whole weekend.  After experiencing a wedding of my own, I have realized that it is not the dress or the venue or even the flowers that make it magical–it’s the outpouring of love from all your friends and family that make it unbelievable.  And everything from our rehearsal dinner, which was held at Rock Bottom Brewery downtown Chicago, to the last dance was absolutely perfect! Looking at your beautiful photos, you would never have known that the snowstorm of the century was upon us!

I asked Adam what his favorite moment was and he said it was when he first saw me. As cheesy as it sounds, I agree with him. When I first got to see Adam, it made me so happy. It calmed me down and also allowed us to say to each other, “oh ya, this is what it’s all about”

The trolley ride after the ceremony was one to remember!  I think that was a favorite moment as well from both of us because we got to wind down a little bit and enjoy the day with our bridal party.  I would say the funniest moments happened on that trolley too!  Getting pizza on the way was a huge hit!  I also loved how we were able to have a champagne toast with our neighborhood bartender and friend, Ben at RJ Grunts!!!

The rehearsal was the big finale of the day.  I remember walking in to that room once our names got called and I just wanted to stop and stare!! It was absolutely gorgeous!  Walter, our florist brought my vision to life and I couldn’t have been more in shock with his creative talents!!! It was such a whimsical vintage winter wonderland!  Like Cinderella, I never wanted this night to end!  Adam and I had our first dance to Santos and Johnny “Sleepwalk” and then partied the night away with all our family and friends. The room was full of love and beauty — just perfect.

Vendor Information:

Brides, maid of honor, and jr bridesmaid hair: bride’s cousin Shannon Kuratko
Bridesmaids Hair: Deanna Alfano
Makeup: Brian Firkus
Brides Gown & veil: The Dress by Nicole
Designer: Ellis Bridal
Photographer: Stacy Able Photography with special thanks to assistant Katie Destry

Brides shoes: BHLDN, brand: Something Bleu
Mink coat was my deceased grandmother Kuratko. She had passed away just a year before and it was really something special to be able to have a part of her there with me. It meant a lot!
Gloves: borrowed from a good friend of my mom
Bridesmaid dresses and shoes: BHLDN
Photobooth: Fotio

Bridesmaid scarves: Anthropologie
Mens/grooms suits: Mens Wearhouse
Cake and Catering:  University Club
Trolleys: Second City Trolley
Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas
Florist: Walter Fedyshyn from Phillips Florist
Videographer: Duane Busick

 

 

 

 

 


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