Victoria and Andrew | Lighthouse Restaurant | Cedar Lake, Indiana • We always enjoy going to Indiana for weddings. To be honest, we love going anywhere for weddings and destination weddings are something we always get a thrill out of. That being said, going to wedding that’s just a state away, is like a destination wedding for us where we can go home the same night! Plus, before we moved to Chicago, we started our business in Indiana, so it kind of feels like going home. We’d never shot at the Lighthouse Inn before and it’s always fun to shoot somewhere completely new. Cathy will tell you that she could have shot until the day she gave birth, but since she was 38 weeks pregnant we decided to play it safe and have our friend Lane second shoot with me at Victoria and Andrew’s wedding. Lane’s photos are 3, 5, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 26, 28, 29, and 32 in the gallery above.
To be honest, I loved having a second shooter because it meant that I got to cover the bride prep. As much as I love hanging out with the groomsmen in the morning, let’s be honest in saying that bride prep is way more fun than groom prep simply because so much more is involved! It’s crazy how much is involved in getting on a wedding dress — and yes it does take a team sometimes. With all the work involved, I’m surprised more women don’t just wear a white dress from their favorite store and call it a day! I had a blast hanging out with bridesmaids who were kind enough to laugh at my jokes and the groomsmen loved hanging out with Lane (because she’s awesome). The rest of the day was incredible, even if it felt like a sauna outside. Victoria and Andrew were great sports through their portraits and but finally Victoria said, “Okay. Either you or my husband are going to pass out from this heat. Let’s go inside!” 🙂
Thanks so much guys for having complete faith in myself and Lane to document your day, for your kind words of encouragement and patience with our baby. And a special thanks to Lane for making my first wedding without Cathy in a long long time so fun and stress free.
Cathy and David
gallery | victoria and andrew.
password | groom’s last name.
locations | best western crossroad inn. holy name of jesus catholic church. lighthouse restaurant.
event design | terry teske.
catering | sharon’s custom cakes. lighthouse restaurant.
styling | kristi salon. gina mclver. elegance wedding. mori lee. james+sons.
creatives | non-stop entertainment.
honeymoon | riviera maya, mexico