Urban Wedding Shootout | The Reset Conference | Indianapolis, IN

Most Sweet Darling Weddings are held amongst the cornfields of central Illinois.  We love the cornfields, barns, tall grass and amazing sunsets.  

Photographing weddings in the city is a challenge that has always intrigued us.  So, when The Reset Conference, announced there would be an urban wedding shootout led by Kara Kamienski, we knew we had to sign up!  

We are always looking for opportunities for new experiences, and photographing a couple in downtown Indianapolis with 10 other photographers sounded perfect!  

If you don’t know what a “shootout” is, it is a stylized photo shoot during which the lead photographer/teacher directs the models into posing in pre-choosen locations, during which all the other photographers jockey for “just the right spot,” to grab their photos!  It can get a bit chaotic - but we’re wedding photographers, so we’re used to a little chaos right?!  In our opinion, shootouts are a great opportunity to get creative with angles!  

For this particular shootout, we had two lovely models - our gorgeous “bride," Lydia, and Lucian our luscious "groom" from LModelz - did a wonderful job and you would have thought they were a real couple.  Hold the phone, did we call Lucian luscious?  Let us change that.  We meant the very handsome young man playing the part of groom for the shoot - we found out during the shoot he was just 17...

We were lucky enough to get a gorgeous day in downtown Indianapolis and started out near our hotel, the Sheraton and worked our way around the city block to Monument Circle.  Thinking outside the box is what makes for unique images, and our fearless leader, Kara, has built her career on just that!  She is not afraid to stop a group on bicycles and borrow a bike for some one-of-a-kind photos!  Back alley's have wonderful leading lines and texture, and the tall buildings and steps of the monument made for some amazing photo opportunities!

So whether your wedding is amongst the corn, beans and barns - or the towering skyscrapers of the “big city,” Sweet Darling Weddings has you covered!!

Female Model:  Lydia Leinhart

Male Model: Lucian, LModelz

Bride's Dress:  Michelle's Bridal & Tuxedo

Groom's Suit: Michelle's Bridal & Tuxedo

Florals:  Create A Scene

Make Up: Monique Melton

Styled & Directed by:  Kara Kamienski