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Best of Film 2022

January 9, 2023

2022 is OFFICIALLY behind us, and what a whirlwind year it truly was. 2022 was arguably the biggest year of growth for my career as a wedding photographer, in the most exciting way!

On the personal side of things, we found out we were pregnant with our rainbow baby in late January. Excitement quickly turned into severe illness. From mid-February until late May, I was almost completely out of commission. As a wife, mother, friend, sister – you name it, I wasn’t able to be whatever title people needed from me. After a few emergency room visits, I was diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum. HG is a diagnoses that sends shivers down the spines of women who know what it is and have experienced it. I was violently ill with debilitating nausea, and worse – vomiting. I could vomit up to 20 times a day which lead to dehydration. Luckily, I have the most incredible husband who truly stepped up and became mom AND dad, and husband of the year while I was spending 23 out of 24 hours in bed.

Come late May, or early June, some of the nausea/vomiting started to lessen a bit. I was finally able to get up and try to push through the work I needed to push through and be some semblance of a mother and wife. It was challenging, but we made it work.

In May, I attended a workshop in Charleston with Arielle Peters. This workshop is what I credit with pushing me to take the plunge into film photography. I knew I had been missing something in my work, and that something was film. Film has truly allowed me to stretch my creative wings. I feel reinvigorated in my work, and more importantly, inspired.

Last year, I shot almost 20 weddings and began incorporating film here and there into those weddings, and even some of my engagement sessions. I messed up a LOT but also received back some really rewarding images. Getting your scans back from the lab is like waking up on Christmas morning.

Mid-September came and our precious baby girl Hayden was finally born. The first moments of her life were some of the most precious and emotional moments I’ve ever experienced. Holding her, hearing her tiny little cry, and knowing our family was complete truly filled my heart. Immediately upon her arrival, my body felt so much better. I felt like I could run a marathon, and take over the world.

Once I got back to shooting weddings after Hayden came, I really tried to push myself creatively, and incorporate even more film into my weddings and sessions. Even though some scans came back really disappointing, I never lost hope that this was going to be a really amazing journey and future for my business.

I rounded out the year with a wedding at Scottish Rite Cathedral in late December. It was the perfect last wedding for 2022.

Grateful doesn’t adequately describe how I feel for each and every couple and family I photographed last year. Thank you for allowing me into your lives, and trusting me to document your memories. Thank you for being patient with me as I navigated being so ill while growing our precious baby, and trying to stay true to my commitment to serving each couple with the same level of love that you all deserved.

I’ve put together my favorite film images from the year. I really love the “perfectly imperfect” images – maybe my focus was off, or there was some unintentional motion blur – whatever it was, these images feel real.

This will probably be the only “2022 wrap up” post I do, so the vendors that I worked with and deserve so much credit and praise for their hard work, are below!

Here’s to an amazing 2023.

2022 Best of Film

2022 Vendors:

The Sixpence
Balmoral House
Ritz Charles
Lindley Farmstead
Scottish Rite
Biltwell Event Center
Iron & Ember
Indianapolis Central Library
Indiana University
Broken Arrow Farm
Willow Creek Barn
Liter House Banquet Hall
Middleton Place
Woodland Country Club
Bridgewater Club
Barn Thirty-Eight
Sanctuary on Penn
Bluffs at Connor Prairie
600 East
Penthouse Hyde Park
Woven Blooms
LB Floristry
Laurilyn Florist
Dandelion Florist
Oberers Flowers
Urban Contessa
Vogels Florist
Post Road English Garden
Bokay Florist
Lilly Lane
Graceful Hands Florals
Heather’s Floral Expressions
CK Designs
One of a Kind Events
Foisters Flowers & Gifts
Cathy Teeters Beautiful Weddings
Dj Scott Stars
Track Seven
TLW Entertainment
Don Masters
Circle City Sound
DJ Q It Up
DJ Rock My World
DJ M.A.S. Productions
Synthesis Entertainment
Kims Cakery & Bakery
Carmel Classic Cakes
Confectioneiress Cupcakes and Sweets
A Slice of Heaven Cakery
Charmed Cupcakes
The Tenacious Tart
Cake Bake
Hair & Makeup:
Refeyeance Hair & Makeup
Beauty Designs by Andrea
DeeAnn Mae Makeup + Design, Laura Snyder Hair
Indie Bridal Co
Summer & Co Bridal
Veiled Beauty Co
Shellee Summersett
Artistry by Annette
I Do Crew from Serendipity Hair Salon
Lori Boykin
Allee Do My Makeup
Mitchell Gaston
Henry Clark
Omega Brand FW
6th Day
Creative Native
Reflect Films
Enchanted Films
Emily Sara Events
Twillingate Events + Decor
Blissfully Simple Events
Arbor & Bloom Events
Jessica Dum Coordination
Sarah Lillie Designs
Weddings in Bloom
Violet Vintage
A Classic Party Rental
Blue Blossom
Sparkling Decor & More
BBJ La Tavola
Ooh Events!
Indy Trolley
56 Limos
Aadvance Limos
Maddie Laidig Designs
Truly Engaging

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Aubrey & Brandon have been documenting love stories across the globe since 2017. Our humble beginnings take place in southern Indiana, where our love began in high-school French class. Fast forward 15 years, we share two beautiful daughters, and a passion for creating that has led us to fulfill our creative souls and serve the most amazing people.

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