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The 9 Best Engagement Photographers in Indianapolis

Indianapolis has always been home to a thriving art community — if you know where to look for it. It boasts world-class artists, fashion designers, thought leaders, photographers, and more. If you’re part of a freshly engaged Indianapolis couple, don’t settle for just any Indianapolis engagement photographer, choose to work with one of the very best. “But who are the top Indianapolis engagement photographers?” you ask. We hear you. Well, allow us to tell you.

1. Casey and Her Camera

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Casey’s work truly stands out. It’s extremely natural — edited with an eye to realism — and brims with a palpable energy that comes when there is an established synergy between the people in front of the camera and the person behind the camera. You’d be hard pressed to find another photographer with such an impeccable, deep, natural photojournalistic style who’s also able to put that style to work in such traditional settings as engagement, family, and wedding photography.

2. Kyla Jo

Kyla Jo Tighe is a super-talented up-and-coming name among Indianapolis engagement photographers. She got her BFA in studio art and photography in 2017, and she opened up shop in Muncie a little over a year ago. Since then she’s built a tremendous portfolio, full of great locations, as well as cleverly composed shots of laughing, smiling couples and sincere, honest love.

The couples she photographs clearly trust her a great deal, and she repays this trust by bringing out the very best in them. If you’re looking for a photographer to build a relationship with, someone who can take your engagement photos, then your wedding photos, then your children’s birthday photos, check out Kyla today.

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3. Danielle Harris

Danielle Harris is a personable, fun, visionary Indianapolis engagement photographer. She’s the type of creative who genuinely wants to help convey the stories of the couples she photographs, and not just a general sense of love, but a real sense of the love they actually carry for each other. Danielle boasts a real skill for picking gorgeous photographic locations for her engagement shoots. Combine her skill, locations, the sun at golden hour, and your love for your partner, and you’re pretty much guaranteed magical photographs from Danielle.

4. Courtney Carney

Courtney Carney is known for her bright, light-drenched style, as well as for her ability to capture tenderness, love, and commitment. She’s without a doubt one of the best Indianapolis engagement photographers, and she’s also built a name for herself as a prodigiously skilled wedding, infant, and family photographer.

She simply has an eye for the little moments, the little looks, the little gestures in which the heart of a relationship is revealed. What sets her apart from other photographers is her ability to shoot narrative shots that not only tell stories, but craft a full “mood,” a strong sense of feeling that is impossible not to get carried away by. She’ll turn your love into storybook romance.

5. Katerina Marie

Katerina Marie is an Indianapolis photographer with a knack for collaborating with couples and helping them bring their vision to fruition. She has an instinct for capturing innocence and purity, the infinite love that is beneath the burning passion the couples she photographs have for each other. Our favorite part of her work is her eye for creating dynamic interplay between foreground and background; she sees architecture and nature the way a cinematographer would.

6. Summer Galyan of Summerly Photography

Summer Galyan is a conscientious, tasteful, and accomplished artist. We love photographers who are clearly driven to achieve greatness and have that won’t-quit mentality. Summer’s one of the most talented natural light photographers we’ve come across. She’s got an amazing eye for color and can create deep, colorful, gorgeously saturated images without having to resort to editing tricks and filters. She’s been at this for around a decade, and in that time she’s truly distinguished herself.

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7. Glory of Copperhead Photography

Lead creative Glory of Copperhead Photography is a local photographer with many photographic specialties. Her portfolio features lifestyle shots, professional headshots, wedding photos, engagement photos, and more. All of her images are composed with subtlety and sincerity, which are never over the top or reaching for an easy emotion. The results are striking, intimate, worthwhile photographs that are guaranteed to stand out among your friends’ engagement and wedding photos.

8. Autumn Howell Photography

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Going into year five of my business, engagement and couples sessions are my absolute favorite to shoot. These sessions are more than just capturing some pretty posed photos of you and your favorite person; these sessions are all about capturing the pure uninhibited joy and love you have for one another. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ It's about capturing those intimate details – from the way his hand curves into yours, the way he holds you in his arms when wrapping you up in a hug, the way your eyes sparkle when you laugh at something ridiculous he whispered in your ear.⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ The real treasured photos are captured in the in-between moments, the ones where you aren't looking directly into the lens. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ For this and many reasons, I include a complimentary engagement session with each of my wedding collections for my couples. This session gives you an opportunity to get comfortable with me as your photographer, to get comfortable with posing and being in front of the camera before your big day. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ I tell my couples to think of these sessions as a date with your boo, where you get out of your home, get gussied up, and come laugh for an hour with me documenting the whole thing. ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ At the end of the session, you end with these stunning images that capture your sheer happiness to be in this sweet season of engagement with your future spouse. These are the photos you will treasure for the rest of your life – when marriage is easy, when marriage is hard – it's a sweet reminder and a compass to bring your hearts back to the beginning. <3⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ Now booking Fall/Winter 2019 + 2020 Weddings! ⁣⠀ ⁣⠀ #indianapoliswedding #indianapolisengagement #indianapolisphotographer #indianapolisweddingphotographer #fortwaynephotographer #fortwaynephotography #fortwaynewedding #ftwayne #adventuresession #elopementphotographer #engagementsession #weddingphotographer #weddingdaymagazine #shootandshare #passgallery #autumnhowellphotography #risingtidesociety #stylemepretty

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Autumn Howell is blessed with an ability to help couples come out of their shells, turning photoshoots into a celebration of what brought the couples together in the first place. Stylistically, her photos are romantic, classically composed, naturally lit, and edited with a very fine touch. Her shoots capture more than fleeting glimpses of love — they capture something that feels complete.

9. Matthew and Jen Doudt

Matt and Jen are a husband-and-wife team of Indianapolis engagement photographers who are extremely gifted at every aspect of their work. The photography, the editing, even the styling and makeup — their gifts in these areas are truly second to none. They emphasize relationship-building in all of their photoshoots, with an understanding that intimacy cannot be performed: it needs to be based on a foundation of trust. Once they have your trust, they work hard to keep it through kindness, honesty, and impeccable work.

Thanks for trusting us to be a part of your love story! That’s really what this is all about, right? Taking another step, writing another page, working toward that all important middle part of your story. A great photographer can do more than just capture your tale. They can help you see it more clearly, too. These Indianapolis engagement photographers have that type of rare skill.

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