Lori & Tyler’s Carmel Indiana Fall Engagement Photography Session
It is my favorite time of year in Indiana as the autumn leaves, warm sun, and cooler weather makes for a perfect engagement sessions. Lori and Tyler’s session was in the midst of the peak fall color. These two met while working at the same advertising company. Fast forward a few years, they are engaged and getting married next June. Being their 2015 wedding will be at the Regions Tower in downtown Indy, they wanted to have their engagement session in a natural outdoor setting in Carmel, Indiana. We waited for the perfect day as Lori had a cool cut out sign made which needed a sunset to perfect her vision. Lori and Tyler, you two were delightful to photograph and I’m looking forward to capturing your wedding next year!
Lori & Tyler’s Q&A:
How did you two meet?
In 2007, Tyler and I were both hired around the same time at the same advertising and PR agency in Bloomington, Ind. Our cubicles were caddy-corner to one another, but we didn’t talk much until we found out we actually had the same birthday. Instantly having something like that in common can strike up conversation for sure! We remained friends at work for a year and a half before starting to date. During our first year of dating, Tyler had moved up to our agency’s Indianapolis office so we were somewhat long-distance, but we certainly made it work and I moved up to Indianapolis myself a year later.
How did Tyler propose?
Tyler’s family lives in Mount Vernon, Ind., and we try to make it down to visit as much as we can. We had planned a three-day weekend trip to see his family in June. Early in the week, he asked if I’d want to go through New Harmony, Ind., for lunch and to try what’s known as Indiana’s oldest beer – Harmonist Lager – which was on tap at a restaurant in the town. Always one to try a new beer – especially one with Indiana roots – I was definitely in. We stopped at the restaurant and tried the beer, and afterward Tyler asked if I wanted to take a walk since it was such a nice day out. We walked to the Roofless Church, one of the historic sites in the town, where he got down on one knee and proposed. It was perfect! We celebrated with his family that weekend and then with my parents upon returning home on Sunday.
Who chose the ring?
Tyler and I had gone ring shopping one evening a year and a half prior to when he proposed. I got so nervous and sweaty in the jewelry store that we had to leave without making any real progress. (We still laugh about that today!) After a few months, I realized I was ready to look again, so we went to a couple of stores in town where I showed Tyler the styles I liked and narrowed down choices to a few settings. Tyler ended up picking my favorite one from Shane Co. which made me so happy. Almost 5 months later I still catch myself staring at it sometimes during the middle of the day!
Tyler and I will celebrate our big day with many loving friends and family members on June 6, 2015, at Regions Tower in downtown Indianapolis. We absolutely love downtown and were thrilled with the venue when we visited. We look forward to dancing the night away under the stars!