Chas & Anna’s Winter Breakfast Wedding at Grace Luteran and Columbus Indiana Commons

Our wedding was in January, because we wanted to get married after Chas finished school at Purdue. Since he graduated in December we thought January would be a good time to get married. We had our wedding ceremony at Grace Lutheran church since that is where I grew up and my father is the pastor there. The reception was held at the Commons Mall in downtown Columbus. We loved the building and thought it was a beautiful venue for a large party. We were expecting around 350 people and needed a space that could accommodate a large number of guests. We also loved all the windows allowing for lots of natural light, which we thought would look beautiful for a brunch. Chas and I chose to have a morning ceremony, followed by a brunch to allow easier travel for guests. Both of us have always enjoyed brunch and wanted to do something fun and different for our guests. We had a purple/navy theme that incorporated some beautiful flowers and peacock colors on the centerpieces.

Favorite Moment?Anna: It was walking into the Commons for our entrance as husband and wife and seeing all the people who had come to celebrate with us. Chas: Being able to thank all of our friends and family for joining us in our celebration.

Funniest moment? Anna: Listening to the best man’s speech. Nick has been such a great friend and he always makes everyone laugh. Chas: It was fun to take pictures with my previous roommates in the photo booth during the reception.

We chose the song “Moon River.” Anna fell in love with that song when watching Breakfast at Tiffany’s and she always knew that she wanted that played for her wedding. It is a beautiful song!

Catering- The More the Merrier Catering
Musicians - Monika Herzig and her jazz trio
Invitations – Wedding Paper Divas
Wedding gown – Morilee by Madeline Gardner
Bridesmaid dresses – Vintage Vogue pattern made by Harriet Armstrong
Mens Suits – Jim’s Formal Wear from Annalee’s Bridal Shop
Cake – Heartsville Sweets
Florals - Claudia’s Floral Bunda / Table displays and Reception decorations – Dee Chitty
Photography: Stacy Able Photography
Honeymoon plans – Took the train out to Washington DC, spent a week exploring the city and ate delicious food along the way.

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February 9, 2012 - 2:27 pm

Molly - Stacy, these are so pretty!

Barbet puppies born in America: Midwest Pet Photography

This Thanksgiving we had a litter of 11 Barbet puppies. The Barbet, a  rare breed from France, is one of my other passions as well as all things French now (Macaron, baguette, etc). Since then, we’ve fallen in love with the breed. If you want to read more about the breed as well as see photos I’ve taken of Barbet check out

In the mean time, here is a photo of all 11 Barbet puppies before they start to head off to their new homes which span from Louisanna, Colorado, to Brooklyn, NY.


Midwest & Indianapolis Pet Photography: Meet Mr. Otis

Otis is a very special dog living in Indianapolis. He was fostered then adopted by a wonderful family who showers him with love, treats, and snazzy sweaters. When I met him to take his photos, he didn’t bark, he just looked up with his big amber eyes and I knew instantly he is a special guy.

Normally, I don’t write much for blog posts as I feel the images speak louder than words, but for Otis I feel his story is special. At 5 years old, he has developed Lymphoma. His owners have taken him to Purdue, and treating him with medicine. Currently, Otis is doing really well on his treatment plan. In taking Otis’s photos, it’s a huge testament in how much his humans love him. I hope, through these photos, you’ll see what a sweet, loving dog Otis is.

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