WEDDING INVESTMENT

 

Timelessly Romantic

Imagery for Joyful Couples

CELEBRATING THE PROMISE OF FOREVER

Allow us to capture your unique love story

Stefanie & Brock Childs : A Married Photographer Team

The beautiful details of your unique love story are worth preserving.  The wedding vows you’re about to make are forever promises.  Not only to stay together, but to GROW with each other through it all.  We look forward to having the honor of being invited into your current lives & throughout the years to come.  

Your wedding day will be a mixture of laughter, FUN & happy tears.  There may however be a little stress & some surprises along the way.  That’s where Brock & I bring a consistent presence of calm.  Our 17+ years of expertise can handle anything a wedding day throws our way.  We promise to capture the classically romantic portraits but also the candid emotions & sweet details you’ll want to relive over & over.  We’re going to joke, laugh, & be warned, at least one of us will likely cry. Your vows, speeches & 1st dances—they get us every time.  Our favorite thing to photograph is heartfelt emotion, because it’s vulnerable & real.  Be present, have fun. Let us do the rest.

We’ve had the honor of documenting as a married team since 2005.  Over 250 happy Brides & Grooms have invited us to photograph around the world for their destination weddings & local gorgeous Indiana venues.  We believe wedding images should be timeless while evoking genuine feelings of happiness.  Our photos display a consistently elegant editing style that doesn’t waver with trends.  The investment includes fully edited high-res digital files.  This allows clients to have full rights to enjoy their photos as much as possible! 

Wedding day coverage documents the most important aspects of a wedding day as it unfolds.  The getting ready photos, all the way through the open dance floor at the reception.  Extensive pre-planning ensures our wedding timeline is complete months in advance, allowing adequate photo time & a STRESS FREE flow for our couples. Through the hundreds of weddings we have documented, Brock & I have mastered a wide range of lighting situations & worked with the most diverse couples imaginable. This has developed us into the adaptable, easy going & assertive photographers we are today.  We invite you to use our expertise & exceptional customer service to help guide you through the planning process.

Photographers are one of the only vendors to follow a couple shortly after the engagement, into the entire planning process, work side by side on the wedding day & then be in contact the months following the big day. It’s so important to choose someone you trust, connect with & value. Marriage is one of the MOST important milestones in life, be sure to hire well!  Our Brides & Grooms mean the world to us & we hope to have them as returning future portrait clients!  We strive to leave our Brides & Grooms with only wonderful memories from their celebration! 

Seasoned Wedding Photographers 

PRESERVING JOY FILLED MEMORIES

relaxed herloom portraits, candid moments & your unique LOVE-story authentically documented  

THE CREATIVE PROCESS

How we lend our expertise to create the most memorable & stress-free planning process for our couples…

First Step: Intro Call or Meeting

After you inquire, we will email back & forth to see if we’re a nice fit as your wedding photographers.  Scheduling a phone consultation, in person meeting at a local coffee shop or a Zoom call will be the next step in getting to know one another.

Next Step: Booking & Planning

Once you’ve chosen Brock & I as your wedding photographers, we’ll send a personalized online booking portal.  This includes a wedding contract, invoice for 50% of the package investment to reserve your date & questionnaires.   

Within a few weeks of booking, clients complete their wedding & engagement questionnaires.  The info allows us to suggest locations for the upcoming engagement session, along with the opportunity to get to know you better.  Provided wedding details assist us in thoughtfully piecing together a full wedding day timeline.  This helps tremendously throughout the planning process for our couples when booking other vendors & visualizing the flow of the big day.  Our wedding industry expertise allows us to provide endless recommendations & ways to create a relaxed, stress free event that you will LOVE to remember!

We’ll be in contact through email many times prior to the wedding date.  We’re always here upon request, to help guide you through big decisions.  Check your inbox one month before your wedding for a reminder to complete the remaining 50% of your investment package.  This may be paid online through your personal portal or via check.  Three weeks prior to the special day is also when we will finalize your wedding timeline.  Typically this can be done via email however I’m available to chat over the phone too.

Next Step: Engagement Session

A key part of our wedding client experience is the engagement session. It’s basically a practice round for the BIG day. The shoot gives you the opportunity to become comfortable in front of our cameras, get to know our easy-going personalities & learn how we direct our couples to effortlessly interact during posing.  The lifestyle shoot is a 1-2 hour cuddle session that provides you with darling photos of your exciting current stage of life, while also allowing you to feel like photogenic naturals on the wedding day.  After we pick a date for your shoot, I’ll send you tips on how to pick a meaningful location, as well as advice on outfit choices! 

Engagement images are viewable & downloadable through a private online gallery within 2 weeks.  Clients receive an average of 100+ high resolution, timelessly edited images to cherish.  The session will remain active online in the same gallery as the future wedding images.  Online viewing galleries are accessible for 1 year post wedding date.  

Final Step: Wedding Day & Image Gallery

We’ll play a mixture of interactive & discreet roles throughout the wedding day. During the ceremony, dances & toasts, our goal is for you to hardly notice us as you steal glances at each other.  Other moments such as getting ready & formal portraits, we’ll be in laid back control. Photographing candid moments, directing relaxed posed photos & making sure we keep everything on schedule while being a delight to work with every step of the way.

You’ll receive an online viewing & download gallery of your stunning wedding images with high resolution, edited photos 4 weeks after the wedding.  On average, Brides & Grooms are gifted with 800-1,000 images from a 10 hour wedding day.  You may also choose to order a personalized wedding album.  Inquire about investment rates for our gorgeous heirloom albums.

{ Let’s celebrate your unique relationship }

Reasons we LOVE Engagement Sessions…

YOU'LL NEVER BE IN THIS EXACT SEASON OF LIFE AGAIN...

Let’s document this amazingly blissful time in your lives with photos showcasing your fresh LOVE story!

WE GIFT YOU WITH RELAXED JOY-FILLED IMAGES...

Who wouldn’t love having heart-felt professional engagement photos AND wedding images to display around their home.  Have the BEST of both memorable life events to frame & share with family & friends.

ALLOWS US TO GET TO KNOW EACH OTHER...

It’s basically a lovely practice round for the wedding day, mixed with a 1-2 hour cuddle session!  The engagement session gives you a chance to become comfortable in front of our cameras, get to know our easy going personalities, & learn how we intentionally pose with ease.  We’ll guide you with how to effortlessly interact for relaxed lifestyle portraits you’ll cherish.  This allows our couples to feel like naturals on the wedding day.  After we pick a date for your shoot, I’ll send you tips on how to pick a meaningful location, as well as advice on outfit choices!  Most importantly, it creates a friendship between us.  We are one of the only wedding vendors who spend the most time with couples before, during & after the wedding day.  That relationship is precious to us & so much of it begins with the Engagement Session.

COUPLES ENJOY DISPLAYING ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS DURING WEDDING EVENTS...

It’s always a treat to see how Brides & Grooms have used their engagement images throughout all of the wedding festivities.  From save-the-date cards, to framed prints at bridal showers, beautifully designed guest sign-in books for ceremonies, incorporating them into reception table decor, posting them on social media or wedding websites & much much more.  Images tend to be used in dozens of places, along with being treasured heirlooms to savor for decades to come

Thank Yous

Love Notes From Past Brides

“You made our day so special”

You and Brock are so incredible to work with & we are forever grateful.  We’d love to keep in touch & hope to see you both again soon.

ALYSSA

2022, Bride

“I can’t thank you & Brock enough”

Chris and I loved spending our day with you & getting to know you both.  Thank you for making us feel so comfortable. You are extremely skilled at your profession!  We’ll be in touch for future photo sessions!

JAMIE

2021, Bride

“We are so glad we chose you”

The photos are AMAZING & we’ve loved looking through them this morning on our honeymoon (Hawaii time) while on our balcony overlooking the ocean.  We are so thankful we had you guys do the pictures.

BOBBY

2021, Groom

Most couples invest in the $5,000 wedding photography experience |  We may offer custom packages upon request

Wedding Collections

Intimate Ceremony or Elopement

 

* Off-season or Non-Saturday dates

* Only a few hours of coverage needed to document the wedding ceremony

* Bride & Groom portraits

* Online private gallery for viewing & downloading of edited images for 1 year

starting at:

$1600

Wedding

Investment Package

 

* Up to 10 Hours of Wedding Day Coverage

* 2 Photographers { S+B }

* Engagement Session

* Personalized timeline creation & extensive pre-planning leading up to the wedding day

* Timelessly edited wedding & engagement images including print release for personal use

* Online private gallery for viewing & downloading of wedding & engagement photos for 1 year

Investment:

$5,000

Engagement Session

 

* 1-2 hour session capturing this special time in your lives

* Local location of client’s choice | 2 Outfits

* 100+ timelessly edited lifestyle images including print release for personal use

* Online gallery for viewing & downloading for 1 year | Print release included

{ Purchased outside of a wedding package }

 

Purchased Individually:

$750

Lindsey + Bobby | Wedding Day at The Sixpence Farm

Whitestown, IN: This couple couldn't be more a more perfect pair! Lindsey & Bobby compliment one another in every way, & were beyond excited to officially become husband & wife. Their beautiful outdoor ceremony & elegant barn reception were held at the...

Jamie + Chris | Rustic Wedding Day at The Barn at Bay Horse Inn

Greenwood, IN: Jamie & Chris had a beautiful rustic wedding day that took place at the Barn at Bay Horse Inn. The farm property made a gorgeous country themed backdrop to this couple's images. Jamie & Chris were surrounded by their closest family & friends...

Kristen + Tom | Wedding Day at Laurel Hall

Indianapolis, IN: Kristen & Tom had a beautiful wedding day at the always breathtaking Laurel Hall. This venue is simply dreamy with the feel of being at an old world castle. Laurel Hall creates the most beautifully vintage backdrop for images & is one of our...

Allison + Jared | Indianapolis Wedding Day

Indianapolis, IN: Allison & Jared had an incredible summer wedding day that was a true honor for Brock & I to document! You may remember their gorgeous Newfields engagement session here. These sweethearts are beautifully photogenic, but most importantly they...

Jamie + Matt | A Brunch Wedding

Carmel, IN: Jamie & Matt had a beautiful early morning wedding ceremony at the stunning Hotel Carmichael. Followed by an intimate brunch reception filled with laughter & dancing with their closest family & friends. This sweet pair are also amazing parents...

Brittany + John Paul | Wedding Day

Indianapolis, IN: Brittany & John Paul's love radiated from them throughout their entire wedding day. They couldn't WAIT to become husband & wife! Due to the 2020 pandemic, they were forced to reschedule their winter celebration & ended up pushing out the...

A Full Wedding Day + Engagement Gallery

Have you ever wondered what one of our full wedding days & an entire engagement session looks like? Brock & I have been photographing weddings & engagement sessions as a married team for over 15 years. Our entire adult & married lives since we...

Rachael + Jason

Carmel, IN: Rachael & Jason's wedding day was simply dreamy. Thankfully the 2020 pandemic didn't effect their special celebration too much, only minor changes here/there. The stunning outdoor garden ceremony & elegant reception took place at the beautiful...

Jen + Kyle

Fishers, IN: We couldn't be happier for this pair to be husband & Wife! Brock has been good friends with Kyle for around 16 years. It was a true honor to be a part of their celebration as they were surrounded by their closest family & friends. Kyle & Jen's...

Maggie + Trent

Lizton, IN: We couldn't ADORE these two any more, & have been looking forward to their wedding day for a full year. My hubby, Brock is also a real estate photographer & Maggie & Trent are clients of his. Together, they are the dynamic married team behind...

Alexa + Tyler

Indianapolis, IN: Our hearts have truly gone out to all of the 2020 Brides & Grooms over the past several months! Each one has been forced to drastically alter their vision & plans for their wedding day. These sweethearts were suppose to have a grand event at...

Caitlin + Adam

Indianapolis, IN:   The weather, spring colors and this stunningly gorgeous couple were a dream to work with!  The wedding day was also one of the most simple yet unique we have captured. An intimate ceremony that was completely centered around the new...

Marin + Jacob

Dayton, Ohio: This pair is one of the sweetest couples you will ever meet! I first met Marin when I photographed her senior portrait session several years ago. After staying in touch through social media, Brock & I were beyond excited to hear of her engagement!...

MaryCatherine + Spencer

Brevard, NC + Cleveland, SC: This couple has such special meaning to us. MC has been our beloved babysitter since our 3 kiddos were tiny. She was actually our nanny while we were off photographing many of our other wedding days! We have watched MC excel through...

Jacalu + Kent

Cincinnati, Ohio: It was such an honor to be a part of Jacalu & Kent's beautiful February wedding! We didn't have the chance to meet them in person, prior to the big day, however they were a dream to work with & photograph! Some couples simply make our job...

Lauren + Ben

Indianapolis, IN:  Lauren & Ben had a gorgeous Autumn wedding day.  Their intimate outdoor ceremony & stunning reception were held at the gorgeous Woodstock Country Club near Downtown Indy.  The day was filled with sunshine, excitement & bliss...even the...

Jenny + Daniel

Princeton, IL:  It was an honor to be a part of this darling couple's wedding day!  We 1st met Jenny a decade ago when we both captured another client's wedding day in Chicago { She is also a talented Filmmaker & Photog } .  We have followed each other on social...

Cassie + Brian

Dublin, OH:  We couldn't ADORE this couple any more!!!  They are the type of pair that allow us to truly LOVE capturing wedding days.  Cassie & Brian are easy going yet adventurous, genuinely care about others around them, LOVE to laugh, are down to earth &...

Ashley + Ryan

Westfield, IN:  These sweethearts had a beautiful rustic wedding day at the Lindley Farmstead.  This restored barn & historic farm property, sets along side the Chatham Hills Golf Course, which made for a stunning photo backdrop!  Ashley & Ryan were so very...

Jacquie + JJ

Indianapolis, IN:  This gorgeous pair became husband & wife recently, & it was quite a memorable event to be a part of!  Jacquie & JJ's ceremony took place at the stunningly historic St. Johns Catholic Church, followed by an elegant reception at...

Kathryn + Ron

Indianapolis, IN:  What a true honor it was to be a part of this beautiful wedding day in June! These sweethearts are such genuine, down-to-earth & kind-hearted people...you can't help but adore them! They were surrounded by their closest friends & family,...

Randi + Drew

Cincinnati, Ohio:  We couldn't adore Randi's family more...we photographed her sweet sister Stephany's wedding & family photos over the last few years & being able to spend time with them once again was a true honor! Rani & Drew chose the most...

Maddie + Andrew

Indianapolis, IN:  These happy newlyweds were married on a beautiful summer Saturday, in the stunningly historic St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church near downtown Indy.  Their "I Dos" were followed by wedding party photos around the grounds of the always...

Morgan + Robby

Cincinnati Ohio:  These sweethearts helped us kick off our 12th year of photographing weddings & they were a true delight to capture! Morgan & Robby were beyond excited to start their new life as a married team. Their wedding ceremony took place at a...

Hollie + Drew

Lebanon, IN:  This gorgeous pair said "I Do" over Labor Day weekend at Hollie's parent's family corn farm.   It was such a true honor to capture their lovely day! These two couldn't be more perfect for one another & their happiness radiated from their...

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Frequently Asked Questions

How far in advance do you book weddings?

My husband & I reserve wedding dates 3-18 months in advance. Prime midwest wedding dates land between May-October.  We like to have as much notice as possible for inquiries. Engagement sessions are often booked 1-6 months out. Always feel free to email about your specific month or date to see what availability we may have open.

 

What equipment do you use? Do you always bring backup gear?

All of our equipment is professional Canon brand.  Brock & I currently photograph on Canon 5D Mark 4 cameras.  Our lenses are a variety of Canon premium glass lenses which include a mixture of 50mm, 35mm, 24-70mm & 70-200mm lenses on a wedding day.   Portraits are shot with 50mm or 35mm lenses.  My husband & I are always fully stocked on backup gear for every wedding day & sessions.  Our cameras also photograph to 2 camera cards at once.  This ensures that if one of our CF or SD cards became corrupt, we always have a backup of image files.

Do you create custom packages?

Yes. Depending on the date, coverage required, size of guest list, season location & specific needs, we may create a customized investment package for our clients.  We only book a limited number of weddings per year, ensuring we are able to provide our couples with the most exceptional experience.  

How did you get started in photography & how many weddings/sessions do you shoot each year?

I have always been drawn to photography & the way moments are frozen in time.  Gazing over old family photos in albums when I was little, was a favorite pastime.  My love of photos grew in highschool when I worked in yearbook class, documenting life as it unfolded.  I then took photography courses at my local college, IUPUI, where I experienced film, darkroom, manual mode & composition.  Digital was a fairly new concept in the early 2000s, however I bought my first professional digital camera in 2004.  I’m self-taught in many ways when it comes to developing my shooting/editing style.  My hubby Brock & I have been in constant learning mode ever since we got married in 2005 & started our ever evolving business the same year.  

In the past, Brock & I would photograph 30+ weddings each year, with most including engagement sessions.  However as seasoned pros, we now know less is more.  Focusing our energy & talents on a smaller select group of clients, which allows us to be the best version of ourselves for them & our own family.  I photograph portrait sessions weekly with a balanced calendar to ensure every client is adequately cared for & receives quality timeless images.  Excellent customer service is of top priority for us!  We ensure clients enjoy every aspect, from start to finish & mention us to their friends & family.  Our business thrives on word of mouth referrals.

Elyse + Will | Engagement Session at Newfields

Indianapolis, IN: Elyse & Will had a gorgeous morning for their engagement photos. The session took place around the grounds of the always beautiful Newfields at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. It was a treat for my hubby Brock & I to meet & document the...

Lindsey + Bobby | Engagement Session

Beautiful Spring farm engagement session of Lindsey and Bobby at Traders Point Creamery in Zionsville, Indiana.

Kristen + Tom | Engaged

Indianapolis, IN: It's been a treat to get to know this darling pair! Kristen & Tom will be saying "I do" this coming summer, & we are beyond excited to document their special day! We had all been waiting for the perfect snow day for their winter engagement...

A Full Wedding Day + Engagement Gallery

Have you ever wondered what one of our full wedding days & an entire engagement session looks like? Brock & I have been photographing weddings & engagement sessions as a married team for over 15 years. Our entire adult & married lives since we...

Allison + Jared

Indianapolis, IN: This sweet pair will be saying "I do" next summer & we can't wait to be a part of their day. Allison & Jared chose to have their engagement session on the stunning grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. We ventured around historic...

Brittany + John Paul

Indianapolis, IN: We had an absolute blast photographing Brittany & John Pauls's unique engagement session! They put great thought into choosing locations that would perfectly document their interests & lives at this current season of life. We began the...

Jen + Kyle

Indianapolis, IN: We couldn't be happier for this pair to be married in August 2020! Kyle & my hubby Brock, have been friends for around 16 years. When he told Brock that he had found his future wife, we were beyond excited for him! Jennifer is the perfect match...

Rachael + Jason

Indianapolis, IN: We could have photographed this gorgeous pair all day long! Rachael & Jason chose Eagle Creek Park for their engagement session because it is where Jason proposed & Rachel said "YES"! Everything about their shoot was pure magic...from the...

Maggie + Trent

Indianapolis, IN: We couldn't adore this couple any more! The dynamic duo are local Indy realtors & my hubby Brock photographs many of their listings through The Home Aesthetic. { Move with Maggie + Trent Whittington } We've been so excited to photograph their...

Alexa + Tyler

Indianapolis, IN: We first met Alexa when we photographed her sweet sister's wedding almost a decade ago. Now we are looking forward to her 2020 celebration when Tyler & her say "I do"! Brock & I photographed their September engagement session in downtown...

MC + Spencer

Noblesville, IN: These two have extra special meaning to us! MC started Nannying for our family, years ago when our twins were tiny babies. She swooped in & mothered our 3 kiddos like a PRO…during our wedding days, evening photos shoots & even date nights. MaryCatherine was a rare gem that we could 100% trust […]

Kelly + Kendrick

Indianapolis, IN:  This adorable pair will getting married in August & we can’t wait to be a part of their special day! Kelly & Kendrick were so easy to photograph with their laid back personalities, genuine friendship & constant smiles. They simply love life & one another! Their engagement session was captured around the gorgeous […]

Cassie + Brian

Columbus, Ohio:  This adorable pair will be getting married in August 2018 & they can’t wait to become husband & wife! We recently captured their darling engagement session around the city where they live & work, Columbus, Ohio. Cassie & Brian chose some beautiful backdrops for their images…Inniswood Gardens, The city streets of the Arena […]

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