Wedding Flashback Wednesday – Katie & Mathew’s 9th Anniversary

Groomsmen reservoir dogs walk

This spring and summer have been rich with celebrations, milestones, and joy. Last week we looked back a decade while marking an anniversary, today we go back 9 years for Katie & Mathew. 

These are just a few of my favorite images and moments from their beautiful ceremony at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart. 

Bride enters Notre Dame Basilica

Katie and Mathew’s smiles say it all when they saw each other during Katie’s procession to the altar.

flower girl at Basilica of the Sacred Heart altar

Rings Exchange Notre Dame Basilica

Notre Dame Basilica wedding Lady Chapel

Despite storms brewing outside the Lady Chapel had a beautiful glow during their wedding ceremony.

ND Basilica Wedding first kiss

recessional Notre Dame basilica wedding

The newlyweds beaming all the way down the aisle, brighter than July sunlight. The summer storms outside could not dampen their spirits.

And this, friends, is a key part I believe we all need for successful relationships. To realize life will not always be perfect, that rain will fall, and you’ve got to make the best of each moment. When life gives you thunderstorms and humid haze, you have a choice: You can run for cover or… go make diffused light portraits.

We made a short drive from Notre Dame to Saint Mary’s College for bridal party portraits under ivy covered arched walkways. 

Saint Mary's College LeMans Hall Arch and Ivy Portraits

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to stay dry, stay cool, and wait for sunny skies. There is something to be admired about couples who are determined to make the best of each moment, together, and will go out in the rain and weather the storms. Once these storms have passed may you look back on ordinary moments that become an extraordinary story together.

Newlyweds under umbrella candid

rainy wedding day puddle reflection portrait

Even in a puddle reflection portrait the bride and groom were full of smiles throughout their wedding celebration!

Congrats, Katie & Mathew!

November Outdoor Engagement Session at Notre Dame Campus – Emily and Tomas

After a busy Thanksgiving week it was a great treat to spend a holiday weekend afternoon out for a very leisurely engagement session with Emily and Tomas. Between an away football game day and Thanksgiving travels, Notre Dame University campus was unusually quiet this afternoon. Even with occasional wind gusts it was an unseasonably nice late November afternoon to start telling a wedding story with an Engagement Session.

I’m looking forward to their wintry wedding in December! Congrats, Soonly-weds!

Notre Dame campus outdoor Grotto engagement portrait

Notre Dame campus outdoor engagement portrait Basilica Golden Dome


More photos to come! To get a notice when the Engagement Session is ready to view check out the Proof Gallery and preregister for a reminder here.


Autumn Engagement Portraits at Notre Dame – Anne & Marty

This weekend kicks off my favorite season in Indiana – autumn! It’s also jam packed with great photo shoots, today’s celebrating Anne & Marty’s wedding at Notre Dame University’s Basilica of the Sacred heart, fun around town and a swinging reception at the Palais Royale Ballroom downtown!

Here are some favorite photos from their October engagement portraits on Notre Dame campus last fall. Enjoy!

Coffee at LaFun before Notre Dame campus autumn engagement portraits
8am portraits after a Fighting Irish football game? Better start with coffee.

Notre Dame University autumn engagement portraits Washington Hall

Notre Dame University autumn engagement portraits near Basilica

Notre Dame University autumn engagement portraits near Basilica

Notre Dame University autumn engagement portraits Clarke Memorial Fountain

Notre Dame University autumn engagement portraits near Golden Dome

Keep an eye out here and on our Facebook page for a sneak preview of the wedding day celebration!

Congrats, newlyweds!


Log Chapel Love Story – Elizabeth and Justin

Notre Dame Log Chapel Wedding

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!


Spring Senior Portrait Sessions – Colton

Senior Portraits guitarist bloack and white

musician senior portraits indiana eB Photography

guitarist senior portraits south bend indiana

Had a great breezy afternoon outdoor location session with Colton and his silver Ibanez 6-string electric guitar on Notre Dame University Campus a few weeks back. He started off strumming some favorites on the guitar while I set up and got to snapping some informal portraits of a musician in his element. Nothing like a little live music while you’re behind the camera.

Congrats on your graduation!

notre dame campus indiana senior portrait photographers

notre dame indiana outdoor senior portraits photographer

Book Your Senior Session Here

Notre Dame Log Chapel Favorites

I started the weekend early celebrating a wedding at the Log Chapel on the Notre Dame University campus with the Haynes family. It was a great morning for a summer wedding ceremony! I’d like to share a few favorites before I head out to this evening’s photo festivities. Enjoy!

Notre Dame Log Chapel Wedding Photographer

Wedding Flower Girl watching ring exchange

Daughter Victoria’s playful smile as vows and rings were exchanged

Wedding Flower Girl watching ring exchange

Heart shaped shadow reflection eucharist cup

The Eucharist cup reflected its shadow in an interesting shape – a heart!

More photos to come from a weekend of many celebrations with the Haynes family!