Congrats Newlyweds Anne & Marty!

Notre Dame Basilica Wedding Couple Photography

If you find yourself dancing along to the reception music after 12 hours of wedding day photography… you’re doing it right.

We had a way fun day celebrating with Anne & Marty, their families, the West Side Porpoise Club, and enjoyed the non stop laughs from start to finish! Congrats, Newlyweds!

Colorful Summer Wedding Palais Royale Ballroom Album – Katie & Brian

Here’s a peek at the album design for Katie and Brian’s June wedding day story. Their story started in Plymouth, Indiana with preparation and informal portraits at their parents’ homes. From there it was on to Saint Michael’s church to celebrate with the wedding ceremony. The newlyweds traveled north to South Bend for portraits downtown near the Morris Performing Arts’ fountain then around the corner to the Palais Royale ballroom for a wonderful evening reception full of live music, dancing and celebrating the night away.

Congrats newlyweds!

Check out the album in full screen here.

June Wedding Palais Royale Ballroom Reception Album

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Summer Wedding Album Design – Melissa and Jim

Can’t wait to get the printed version of Melissa & Jim’s album back soon! Here’s a sneak preview of their wedding album designs including a Catholic wedding mass at Saint Monica’s Church, colorful outdoor wedding portraits at Battell Park and Beutter Park along the Saint Joseph River, and reception to celebrate the evening away at Knights of Columbus just across the river.

Check out the album in full screen here.

June Wedding Album Cover Beutter Park Mishawaka Indiana

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Log Chapel Love Story – Elizabeth and Justin

On a sunny August afternoon on Notre Dame University campus, Elizabeth and Justin became husband and wife. They exchanged vows, shared tears of joy, and celebrated their union under the timbers of the Log Chapel.

Notre Dame Log Chapel Wedding

Notre Dame Log Chapel Wedding Mass Ceremony

Justin and family awaiting Elizabeth’s entrance.

Notre Dame Log Chapel Wedding Intimate Ceremony

It has always been and will always be an honor to tell a wedding story through my photography. One of the best compliments has been that I was unobtrusive and did not turn wedding photography into a “to do list” of shots and directing everyone around. I had a huge smile with the newlyweds told me that I was discrete in telling their story among the intimate settings of the Chapel and their private gathering.

Notre Dame Log Chapel Wedding Bride and Groom

Notre Dame Wedding Bridal Bouquet

Notre Dame Log Chapel Wedding Vows

Notre Dame Log Chapel Wedding Ceremony Couple

Notre Dame Campus Wedding Newlyweds

Notre Dame Indiana Saint Mary's Lake Wedding Portraits

It was a great summer day for a stroll around Notre Dame University’s campus, with stops for portraits around the Grotto, Saint Mary’s Lake, Notre Dame Avenue and the Golden Dome.

Notre Dame Indiana Campus Grotto Candle Wedding Portraits

Notre Dame Indiana University Campus Wedding Portraits

Notre Dame Avenue Indiana University Campus Golden Dome Wedding Portraits

Congratulations newlyweds Elizabeth and Justin!

 

Photography and content by Eric Bucholtz, eB Photography

 

Congrats Newlyweds Elizabeth and Justin!

Notre Dame Avenue Wedding Couple Portrait Photography

What a perfect sunny August afternoon to celebrate Elizabeth and Justin’s wedding at the Log Chapel on Notre Dame University campus today! Here’s a sneak peek of one of my favorites from their outdoor portraits around ND campus this afternoon, more photos on the way!

Congrats Elizabeth and Justin! Thanks for inviting me to share in your celebration and tell your wedding story today!

 

Love Like Crazy – Susie & Billy’s 35th Anniversary

Sue and Bill's 35th Anniversary - Dance collage

Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad!

On a sunny afternoon at Bendix Woods park, between the E and the R* of the pine trees that spell out “Studebaker,” my parents were married 35 years ago today.

Mom had a lovely dress and a bouquet of white and yellow flowers. Dad and the groomsmen had a snazzy white tuxedo, mom picked light yellow dresses and matching giant yellow sun hats for the bridesmaids. (Gonna have to get a bonus post to show off those stylish looks!)

Not sure if the next photo qualifies as their 1970s engagement portrait or not, but it’s still worth sharing.

Bill Sue dating photo from the 70s

* Fun fact – years later when I was born they gave me the same first and middle name initials as the tree letters they were married between – E.R. Also fun fact, Dad still tells that same story just about every time we drive by the park.

Happy anniversary! Here’s to 35 more and then some!

Just Married! Katie & Brian

Palais Royale ballroom South Bend Indiana wedding dance 01

Congrats newlyweds Katie & Brian!

It finally feels like a summer weekend, and just in time for Katie & Brian’s wedding celebration! We started off in Plymouth while everyone prepared then headed to Saint Michael’s church where the newlyweds were married. After a drive north to South Bend it was time to celebrate the night away at the Palais Royale ballroom downtown.

Thanks to the Sikorski & Nifong families for inviting us to join your celebration and tell Katie & Brian’s wedding day story!

Check out their stunning summer wedding album designs here!

June Wedding Palais Royale Ballroom Reception Album

 

Melissa & Jim’s Bridal Party Dance – Video!

Thanks everybody for the flood of requests for reminders to see the wedding photos! While I’m working on the edits…

In my 8 years of wedding photography I’ve never before personally seen a bride and groom put together such a dance routine mix, and even more to have the entire bridal party – a pregnant bridesmaid, the bubble girl and everyone in between – tear it up for this dance!

I’m counting a whopping 15 song medley for their choreographed bridal party dance at the reception. Whoa!

  • The Right Stuff – New Kids on the Block
  • Born to Hand Jive – Grease
  • Keep On (Dancin’) – I’m hearing the Brady Bunch kids on that one
  • Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  • Thriller – Michael Jackson
  • Ice Ice Baby – Vanilla Ice
  • Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
  • Apache (Jump On It) – Sugar Hill Gang
  • Bye Bye Bye – N*Sync
  • Hey Ya – Outkast
  • Dirt Off Your Shoulder – Jay Z
  • Sexy Back – Justin Timberlake
  • I’m Too Sexy – Right Said Fred (Groom Jim walking the catwalk!)
  • It’s Goin’ Down – Yung Joc
  • Let’s Get Married (remix) – Jagged Edge / Run DMC

Wow. Nicely done everybody!

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Now if that goofy photographer would just pick a spot to take pictures from and stay out of the way… oops, sorry!

Choreographed Wedding Party Dance Medley, Anyone?

Holy smokes, what a celebration with Melissa and Jim earlier Saturday night! If you haven’t seen youtube videos of the bridal party thriller dance, JK wedding entrance (or The Office reenacting it) just STOP right now.

They all just got served.

Melissa, Jim, and their bridal party just stepped it up a notch in the choreographed bridal party group dance department tonight. The newlyweds and the bride’s brother not only choreographed the dance moves for a crazy good dance routine… they mixed the dance tracks too. Snap! Clips from Ice Ice Baby, Hammer Time, The Hustle, N*Sync, Michael Jackson – especially Thriller – New Kids on the Block, Justin Timberlake and more than I can even remember right now… all sliced, diced, and remixed into a huge hit on the dance floor.

Enjoy a couple of favorites from the bridal party dance – tons more from the wedding day coming soon! (And a link as soon as someone’s got a video is online!)

wedding party choreographed group dance medley

wedding party choreographed group dance medley

Keep an eye out on the blog, get a reminder here, and come check us out on facebook here.

Congrats newlyweds! You and your dance crew, er, bridal party tore it up!

UPDATE! See the video here!