Ogden Garden Engagement Photos

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Ogden Garden in Valparaiso is a great destination for outdoor weddings.  I also use this location for engagement photos like i did on a beautiful Spring day with Dustin and Jenny.  One of my favorite photos of the day is the one above with the happy couple caught laughing.  They were snuggled up on the Ogden Garden bridge with me a good distance away capturing some candid moments.  It's a very photojournalistic style of photography that I sometyimes employ to capture some natural reactions.

For the most part, we went with simple images of the young couple to show their love for each other.  i knew they wanted to captured the beautiful greenery of the garden and I wanted to capture their beautiful smiling faces as well.

Our groom to be - Dustin - was game to get down on one knee and kiss the hand of his bride to be.  Jenny and I threatened to put this up as a billboard on I-65 for all his homeboys to see!!  Fortunately for him, that did not prove to be cost efficient.  :)

Often times a couple will get a photo book of their engagement photos to show off at their wedding reception.  The image below was shot with that in mind as a background to a page.

Another popular product for engagement sessions is the Save the Date magnet.  This is the one I designed for Dustin and Jenny.  They received 50 of these Save the Date magnets for booking the Digital Deluxe Package for their September wedding.

Another item couples often display at their reception is a large wall print.  Dustin and Jenny chose this antique looking photo of them kissing on one of the park benches at Ogden Garden as a 16x20 Stand Out Wall Print.

Lastly, the engaged couple decided to show off their love for one another along with the love for their favorite football team - the Chicago Bears!!

I'm very much looking forward to Dustin and Jenny's Fall wedding this September!!