Hello Lover's and Dreamer's!
Let's talk about WEDDINGS, and documenting YOUR Happily Ever After
It's time to celebrate your love story! We tailor our look's to fit your personality best. Our goal is to make you shine!
It is our firm belief that your photos should authentically reflect who you are, the unique style of your day. Let's be honest, you're working your butt off, to plan an amazing wedding right now; so let's show off all that hard work! We love to get to know our couples! We are very calm people, and like to have two wedding meetings to plan everything out with you. That way, we can help direct your timeline on your big day, so everything flows perfectly. Every wedding is different, so we tailor everything we do, to you! We work hard to provide you artsy, colorful, dramatic portraits, while also capturing the sweet and sentimental moments of your day. We want to give you something a little different, while capturing all the important moments of your day and all the sweet smiles. If you want anything specific, we make it our priority to capture that! There are no time limits for how long we photograph your day, that just adds stress where there shouldn't be any. You get us all day. We arrive during the getting ready process and don't leave until after all of the main events are over, and it's just solely dancing left. You can practically hold down the arrow key and watch your entire wedding! But most importantly, we tell your love story; so that way, when you look back at your wedding photos, decades down the line, you have the best and happiest memories to look back on! My parent's have always said, that their wedding day went by so fast, that the only parts they remember are the parts that they have photo's of. Rest assured you will will have thousands of photos of your whole day!
A little about us as your wedding photographer's!
We have had the pleasure of capturing so many types of love stories! We love to share in your moments and capture them with beauty and meaning. We' are well seasoned with roughly 160 wedding's under our belt, and have seen it all! There have been wedding's with 400+ people, micro wedding's in the times of covid, elopement's with no parent's and just a few close friend's, and your average backyard ceremonies. We've have enjoyed many catholic mass's, seen witnessed some hilarious Rocky Top's in barns, and have loved every second partying at the hipster wedding's. Our favorite part about our wedding couples are how different you all are!
Over the years, we have felt lucky to share in some special moments with our bride's and groom's. These have been just a handful of our favorites!
- During an elopement in the mountains, it was so cold, that right after the first dance, everyone ran inside the cabin, and all eight people in the bridal party hopped in one bed and under the blankets with the bride and groom, in this teny tiny cot, swapping old college memories they had of the couple.
- At a wedding in Indy, everyone paused the dancing half way through the reception to break out some cards, and 50 people gathered around 1 tiny wooden table to play the craziest drinking game I have ever seen in my life. There were so many people playing we had to photograph it from the balcony.
- A priest once had us all in tears with a surprise homily for a mother who had recently past, it was incredibly sweet and unforgettable.
- We had a couple make a pit stop before their reception to visit the bakery where the first kiss happened to snag shots of wedding day smooches
- One of our bride's saddled up her horses and took one for a ride, in her gown, 10 minutes before the ceremony, around the lake, in her backyard
- We've followed behind as our some of our bride's and groom's have bar hopped with their bridal party for 2 hours before the reception
- A mother who was wheelchair bound was helped to stand by the grooms father, so she could dance with her son on his wedding day
- One of our bride's favorite things were giraffe's, so the ranch let both the couple and us pet the giraffe's and the kangaroo's during the portraits
- On the dance floor, the DJ played Mambo #5, and the bride's name was in the song, I've never seen anyone be more adorable than her in that moment
- 2 of our couples had the coolest send off's, one of them had everyone light paper lanterns and launch them, and the other's wedding was right before the 4th of July so they ended the night with a firework show
- We've had a couple enjoyed going on a morning hike to view the best waterfall, and had us tail along to capture them with the incredible views.
- One of our couple's decided to visit the arcade where they met to play a little pacman before the reception
- For a New Year Eve Wedding, the bride and groom had the entire reception pop confetti at midnight
We love opportunities that make wedding day's different!
Some of our favorite wedding day things are silly cake smashes, incorporating dog's into the day, we adore sparkler and firework send off's, a lit dance floor; and have shed tears behind the camera, many-a-time, during the father-daughter dances. We think photographing sentimental items like your great-great-grandmother's wedding day hand embroidered handkerchief, or the engraving's on your wedding band's, or your matching tattoo's, and the first kiss, the morning letter's, and the first touches around the doorframe are so important! Your moments are special to us, and we want to capture the memory of your big day; big moment's and tiny one's alike.
We've traveled across the country, from our home state Indiana, to big Cities like Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. We've been to the mountains in Arkansas, we've flown to Florida, and we've driven across 5 states in 7 hours the day before to be at a wedding. So far we've photographed wedding's in IN, KY, IL, OH, TN, MO, AR, KA, and FL. Although we have not been out of the United State's yet for a wedding, we are willing to! Wherever your wedding is, is where we are happy to be!
Whatever your style is, we are here to capture your day. Each wedding is as unique as the couple.
We promise to try to capture your day as authentically as possible!
A little look at our wedding portfolio. These are some of our favorite wedding photos taken over the last few years. Our goal is to give you stunning, dramatic, and classic portraits; that will capture the best moment of your life!
Keep scrolling down for full Client Galleries!
How do you photograph your weddings?
It depends on the wedding! We do everything we can to enhance your style, Be it southern, vintage, timeless and classy, or even funky. We want your wedding photos to feel like you! We love color and drama, and we take our time to make you look stunning! Even if that means taking a few minutes to adjust the dress to be just perfect or fixing the same hair between every pose. At the same time we organize and do lots of planning with our couples so that, when your day comes, we can direct the flow of traffic for you, so you can just sit back and enjoy your day.
What cameras do you use?
All Nikons! We prefer Nikons because they make their own glass, which makes a huge difference when it comes to the pigments that can come through on your portraits. We have recently switched to being all mirrorless! Which has the added benefit of providing you with extra sharp images, while being very quiet, so your guests hardly notice us during the big day! All the focus should be on you! (pun not intended) We usually use 2-3 Nikon Camera's over the course of your wedding day with multiple different lenses, and sometimes flashes. We also have a drone that we can and do use situationally, as well as a GoPro we can hand off to the bridal party for the reception. That way we can be ready for any situation that could arise!
Do you price by the hour?
Absolutely not! From day one as a company we have been hearing the horror stories, of "Oh I paid my photographer by the hour, and they left before we ever got to cut the cake or do our first dances." Well, we vow that you will never get that from us! It's not our day, it's yours! And we want to do everything we can to serve you. We are yours from beginning of the day until after all the main events are over or until after the send off!
How much experience do you have?
We may be young, but we have tons of experience! This year, 2021, we surpassed photographing 125 weddings! We have photographed for 2 wedding magazine's, and a few different bridal gown/tux companies. As of the end of 2019, we have done approx. 700 shoots, 66 of them being weddings, and Bridal Company advertisement team ups.
Do you travel?
Yes. Yes. And YES! We will travel anywhere! While most of our weddings are usually local clients, we have gone as far as Florida for weddings, and have even discussed with a few of our clients, the possibility of traveling overseas to other countries to capture weddings. Anything is possible! Long distance weddings will increase the quote though, due to factoring in transportation, and lodging.
How far in advance should we book you?
Depends! On average we book fast! People start booking with us anywhere from 2 years to a few months before they get married. My advise, book us right after you set your date. That way you are more likely to get us before somebody else does! Pro tip: Fall books faster for us than any other time of year, so if you have a fall wedding, do not hesitate to call or message us!
Have you shot LGBTQIA+ Weddings?
Yes! Quite a few! All couples are welcome here!
I need Engagement Photos too!
Well, that's great! We actually have a special discount for all of our clients who book with us for your wedding! If we are shooting your wedding, you will get $150 off of your engagement session. It's only fair right? Plus we love getting to work with our couples in person before the wedding! It allows both of us to bond, get to know all of your good angles, and figure out your unique style! Which only makes your wedding day run smoother and quicker. Plus it gives us the chance to give you some good before and after content, like if you want to be sitting on the porch swing for your engagement session, then we can recreate the same pose on your wedding day. You can put the 2 side by side, and ta-da! Cute magic.
I love a specific shot, can you make sure it happens?
Absolutely! Tell me in advance, and we will make it a priority. And by all means, send me your Pinterest boards. Cause, ladies, we know you have them! Given location we can recreate just about anything!
You're booked on my wedding, and so I'm sad...
Trust us, we are too. There is nothing more heartbreaking than telling a potential couple that we are already booked on their big day. Well we have a band-aide for this little problem.... Mini sessions!
So we were booked on your big day? Well for just $175, we will gladly meet up with you for an hour at the location of your choice, and take some more! We have done this many times before! There are so many situations this has worked for!
Let's say it was pouring on your big day because the hurricane rains came through, you forgot to do something important in the chaos of the day, you missed the sunset session because there were no clouds in the sky, or you just plain weren't crazy about the photos. Here's your chance to change that!
Or let's say you loved your photos, well take this as your moment to choose a new look and do more! Instead of a ballgown, hair down, at your venue, we can meet you in a shorter dress or a pantsuit, in a forest, the fields, the mountains, or a waterfall! Throw your hair up in that pony tail. Get that vintage car, or set up a candlelit table for two, or heck, tea parties are fun too! Build a bonfire and roast smores. Lets set up disco balls on top of the parking garage, or meet up at an aquarium, or the horse stables! Want to trash the dress? Saw something cute on instagram? Now's your moment! Let's do it!
Wedding Package Add-On's
Want us to document more of the special moments, not just the wedding? Well, we can do that!
Dress Reveal Package
in Collaboration with Rose and Bliss Bridal:
With this package, we show up to your Bridal appointment, and capture the moment when you try on your dress before you take it home. And let me tell you, its emotional and beautiful!
The Dress Reveal is the moment your dress finally arrives in the store, and you can try it on! When booking your Champagne Appointment with Rose and Bliss Bridal, I will gladly come and document that special moment when you try on your dress in all its glory with your closest friends and family. We will capture their reactions to seeing you for the first time in your gown. The squeals of joy and the tears. And then we can finish up with some "I said yes to the dress" photos with your bride tribe, before you take that gown home! If you are interested, this is something we can mutually schedule with Rose and Bliss Bridal.
Trash the Dress Sessions
So you want to hop in a lake or a pool afterward your wedding day and trash the dress and create some awesome memories? We hear you! Let's do it!
We recommend a warm season and a change of clothes, but beyond that let's do it!
Safety is always most important, so each couple must sign a contract in advance, and if you have a heavy dress, due to liability, sessions cannot take place in locations with moving water that you can't stand up in!
Bachlorette Mini Sessions
Have more questions about wedding's, planning, etc?
Check out our Youtube Channel, where we discuss all things weddings! (Here's a small peek!)
See our past wedding clients highlight galleries,
to get a feel of what you can have for your wedding day!
Individual Wedding Galleries
When the after party is just amazing!
This is what it looks like when you prioritize spending the evening side by side with your brand new spouse, and your guests all know you want them to party with you.
Everything about Elyse and Will's night was magical!
Location: Hidden Hollow
Chandra and Kevin's Elopement
Yesterday gave me goosebumps.
We were on our way home from a day of shooting when mom pulled over to send a text. There we were, sitting in The Tin Fish, Newburgh's parking lot when we impulsively decided to go in and get dinner. At the counter, I decided I didn't want my regular order, and I got a Peach Paloma Sour and an appetizer instead.
Shortly after, a couple joins us outside on the patio.
They started asking me what cocktail I ordered, and we began chit chatting. Turns out this couple, Chandra and Kevin, had just gotten married! I asked them if they wanted some photos together and told them I was a wedding photographer and they got very excited. They agreed, and we began shooting in the perfect golden hour!
I asked them, "Why today?"
Kevin said, "Well, it was storming earlier in the day, but it stopped, and the sun came out, and it was just such a beautiful day that we were like, let's get married. So we called the courthouse but we wouldn't have been able to get married for another month. But someone told us to call the Henderson one, and when we told the secretary what we wanted to do, she went and checked, and the Henderson Judge had an opening today. Thank goodness!"
I didn't know it, but my mom was recording our conversation, and I love that she did so yall can hear them tell it themselves.
It was one of those stories that gave me goosebumps. There were so many circumstances that lined up with them getting married yesterday, and there were so many more reasons why I almost didn't get to meet them. But God's timing is undeniable. I feel like we were supposed to meet yesterday!
Shortly after, Tin Fish's staff came out and started pointing out pretty nooks to take photos in, and we ended by letting the couple share their first dance together.
Congratulations to the happy couple! I wish you both the brightest future!
Kaila and Alex
A little highlight video from yesterday's sweet enchanted forest style wedding, with the real audio of the harp players' performance of Clair De Lune, right before the ceremony. If you can listen real close, to the beginning, you can hear one of the uncle's saying, "It's a nice day for this," and I thought that was too sweet to not keep.
Kristin and Josh's Wedding Video
This week instead of a wedding wednesday you all get the most adorable wedding highlight video of one of our real couples. I challenge yall to try to get past the clip of the groom's daughter crying during the ceremony without balling your own eyes out. I couldnt do it once... so goodluck! Kristin and Josh, it was a pleasure! Can't wait to get started on the wedding photos!
A banger of a NYE reception
POV: You get married on New Year's Eve, and the party is a banger. You count down the New Year and kiss the love of your life at midnight, ending a very fun wedding. When you get your photos back a month later and they are a vibe, and you get to relive your after party!
The biggest congratulations to the McCullough's!!
I'm officially on board with straight on flash and motion blur. It took a little bit for it to grow on me... since it is literally breaking every lighting rule I have ever been taught in the 17 years (11 professionally) I have been photographing... but, I have to admit, it's definitely a unique way to look at the day. I definitely feel like it enhances the concept of high fashion, and party culture. Making it especially fitting for a New Year's Eve reception. What do you think?
Also, special shout out to DJ Ray (Kyle Ray) we have worked so many weddings together over the years, but this was our second New Year's Eve wedding together and I just have to say, he does an incredible job! The mixing is so fun, the music is so fun, and the count downs are phenomenal! Check him out if you're looking for a DJ!
Laura and Noah's First Dance
A sweet back patio first dance surrounded by loved ones
A fun after party moment with the Dalto's
This is about as authentically fun, as it get's!
Dancing Alone Together
These two snuck off to practice their first dance in the most beautiful location possible. I followed them to take some photos, but I'm pretty sure they had no idea I was taking video clips too. Anyways here's a little highlight video to hold you love birds over as I work on your gallery!
Brooklynn's Bridesmaids Surprised Her with a Friendship Scrapbook the Morning of Her Wedding:
Imagine this, your bridesmaids all grew up knowing each other, and the week before the wedding, they all bring their old photos, and make you a scrapbook. They give it to you right before you get into your dress, and you all look through the whole thing together remising.
Brooklynn and Nathan Buedel
A little peek into their whole gorgeous wedding day!
Always Do The Sparkler Exit
and get the extra large sparklers ;)
I Want a Sundae Kind of Love
Leandra and Richard decided to sneak up to the balcony for a peaceful moment alone, watching their guests while they eat sundae's they built for themselves at the sundae bar, and that moment became their favorite from the day.
An Adorable Mother Son Dance
Between the cheers, flashlights, and radiance, this is a mother son dance we won't be forgetting any time soon!
Anna and Sam's Sneak Peeks
A little look into the highlight photos and videos from Anna and Sam's big day!
Choose Your Character:
at Megan and Joseph's reception.
Party Time: A Real Look at A Summer Reception
Who's ready for summer romance under the open stars?!
We literally couldn't wait to share these images any longer. We haven't even finished editing the rest of their gallery yet. But we are so in love with Kelsey and Steve Boss, and had to share! Happy second sneak peek guys!
A T-Rex Moment: TikTok
Disco weddings have got to be my favorite trend of 2022, by taking glitz and glam up a notch!
This inspirational shoot was a collaboration between:
Venue: COMFORT by the Cross-Eyed Cricket in the Upper Room
Dress: Rose & Bliss
Flowers: Emerald Design
Coconut Cream Cupcakes: Bea Sweet Treats
Disco cups: Merrymint Celebration Boutique & Event Space
Our 100th Wedding
What a blessing!! This was a huge accomplishment we have been looking forward to achieving. We are so grateful and so thankful to all 100 of our wedding couples! It has been a pleasure photographing all of your weddings!
We celebrated with balloons, champagne, and reminiscing on our past weddings. We thought it'd be fun to share some random Neeley Photography Wedding Day Statistics! These are just some random notes, counters, and observations we've made over the last 100!
200+ wedding meetings
99 times we've heard the cha cha slide
66 Warrick county weddings
48 Church weddings
32 COVID weddings
20 wedding couples that we've assured that rain means good luck
17 times Perfect by Ed Sheeran was the First Dance Song
16 Barn weddings
15 Ella park bridal dresses
13 backyard/at home weddings
8 Kentucky weddings
6 Jasper weddings
5 Haubstaut weddings
5 times Lord of the Rings was played as everyone walked down the aisle
3 dear friends: our 68th, 75th, and 95th weddings
2 destination weddings: 1 in Sarasota FL, and 1 in St. Louis
2 snowy weddings
1 wedding in -6° weather
1 wedding on an animal reserve with giaraffes and kangaroos
1 time a bride changed dresses for the reception
Cheers to the next hundred, we cannot wait to meet our sweet future couples! Thanks again everyone!