You may remember this adorable couple from their super fun engagement session in Ann Arbor, MI last summer. They have been completely awesome to work with the whole way through. Their beautiful wedding and reception at the Old Bag Factory in Goshen was an inspiration for artsy, vintage-loving brides everywhere! Not to mention…we have never seen a groom so excited and to be with his bride before 🙂 Congratulations to Eva and Asa! Thank you so much for sharing your perfect day with us!
The long winter months have finally come to a halt in Fort Wayne Indiana and my dear friend Josh Ihrie from Joshua Ihrie Photography and I photographed Maggie who was gracious enough to pose and hang with us for a few hours, Here is what happened:
You can view Josh’s vision of the shoot here: http://joshuaihrie.com/
Liz and Noah, the newly Mr. and Mrs. Boren invited us to photograph their lovely wedding this past weekend. This was a great kick off to the busy months of a wedding photographer. A beautiful venue, excellent people and fantastic desserts, were enjoyed by all who came. Thanks you guys and many congrats.
Guess who’s super cute and getting married in April too?? Liz and Noah. Congratulations you two, we had a blast hanging out and photographing your engagements!
Having fun with double exposures!
This lovely hand woven shawl and cameo necklace were gifts given to Liz by Noah’s family. Don’t you just love the whole set together?
All images are copyright Colagrossi Studio 🙂
To find inspiration, some photographers do workshops, some watch you tube videos, some follow blogs…us at Colagrossi Studio and our friends at Della Terra Photo like to disappear into the moutains. After snagging an amazing Groupon for a secluded cabin in the North Carolina Smokies (score one for Tarah) the four of us packed up our gear and an amazing amout of craft beer and ciders and literally headed for the hills.
I highly recommend Hidden Creek Cabins, our beautiful farmhouse was more than we could have asked for and an A+ for secenery.
Our first visitor, a presumed stray we dubbed “Doug Dog.” We and other cabin dwellers took him under our wing for a bit 🙂
With a 30 degree difference between NC and home, we quickly took advantage of the wamth and set out for a morning hike along a small waterfall.
Shooting digitally can sometimes cause you to take photography – and photographs in general – for granted. Our primary focus for the trip was shooting film, but we still managed to get some digitals of our besties during our trip 🙂
Day two was even more beautiful than day one 🙂 So back outside we go.
Last but not least, the funny photo of the trip — Josh and Tarah caught in a bicker, Josh coping, and I’m egging them on lol!!
WE’RE GETTING MARRIED! Soon, actually. Being wedding photographers, we go into a 6-month spring-summer-fall hibernation where our lives are not our own, and our couples’ love stories take center-stage. April is an often overlooked wedding month and I guess in Indiana, its rightfully so. Some years April is a bright, warm, sunny month that lifts your spirits out of the long midwestern winters. Other times, its a cold, wet, dreary time of year.
Year after year, I reassure brides that rain on their wedding day is considered good luck…I must believe in it, because April 27th it is! We finally sat down and put together our wedding website with the immense help of Sitting in a Tree templates. Seriously. The easiest website I’ve ever put together. I highly recommend them 🙂
While we’ve chosen to have an intimate day with family and friends who are considered family, we have no problems sharing our trials and toils the next three months for those who are going through the same thing!
We have been blessed with some of the best vendors in the Fort Wayne area, and we plan to shamelessly plug their businesses as much as possible 🙂 Stay tuned for more wedding planning goodness, and check out our wedding website at http://www.thecolagrossis.com!
Mitch & Destany
Its been a good year! Mitch and I survived a couple of apocalypses, our busiest wedding season EVER, and the holidays…I would count this year as an achievement. Mitch and I ventured out into our first big snow storm of 2012 (which turned out to be a bit of a disappointment, if I do say so) to photograph ourselves and one another :). Capture credits go to Mitch’s dad and sister for pulling the trigger for us!
Stay tuned for our year-end recap! In the meantime, we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. Enjoy the time you have with your friends and family~