With that sparkly new rock and a future with the love of your life on the horizon, it's finally time to plan that perfect wedding celebration you’ve been dreaming about!

You can't wait to bring to life the vision of how this special day could be:
Sophisticated yet lighthearted, detailed with a dash of spontaneity and abundantly joyful!

I’ll ensure every moment and delicate detail from your classy affair is documented with simplicity and elegance. And through my purposeful, well-thought-out experience you'll feel free to enter fully into every magical moment of this season, confident that I will preserve each one to be cherished for decades to come.

With that sparkly new rock and a future with the love of your life on the horizon, it's finally time to plan that perfect wedding celebration you’ve been dreaming about!

You can't wait to bring to life the vision of how this special day could be:
Sophisticated yet lighthearted, detailed with a dash of spontaneity and most importantly, abundantly joyful!

I’ll ensure every moment and delicate detail from your classy affair is documented with simplicity and elegance. And through my purposeful, well-thought-out experience you'll feel free to enter fully into every magical moment of this season, confident that I will preserve each one to be cherished for decades to come.

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Hey there, sweet friend! I'm Courtney, a wedding photographer based in Indiana and I believe wedding photography is about more than just pretty pictures. You deserve a photographer who captures the sacredness of this day and all the emotion of each moment, delivers an intentional experience and feels like an old friend behind the camera.

From providing education to help you plan a photo-friendly wedding day to partnering with your planner to create your perfect timeline, I’ll bring an attentive eye and a helping hand to the entire photographic journey. Then, I’ll transform all the magic of your big day into memories you'll cherish for years to come. So, pour a glass of bubbly because it's time to check “book photographer” off your to-do list!

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A private residence held a romantic, Earthy wedding with lush florals and incredible details.

Autumn-inpsired Earthy Wedding in Fort Wayne

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A classic Black & White wedding at Indy's newest wedding venue, The Sixpence.

Classic Black Tie Wedding at The Sixpence

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From the simply classic bridal gown to the all-white florals, this wedding was unbelievably timeless, beyond beautiful and oh so romantic. 

timeless elegance at laurel hall

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"Courtney felt like a friend from the start"

emily & brooks

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"We felt like we had known Courtney forever"

Kendra & Andrew

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You know how your favorite pictures are always taken by your best friends when you feel totally relaxed and free to be entirely yourself? But when a professional pulls out a camera, you suddenly forget how to smile? I totally understand. This is why I have intentionally crafted a photographic experience that feels like spending time with an old friend.

From my playful jokes and hype-girl personality, to the way I'll guide you naturally from one pose to the next, I carefully blend spontaneity and sophistication in a way that makes my posed photos feel almost accidental. And with my incredible attention to detail, I ensure that every photo in your final gallery is nothing short of perfection.

So, whether you’re envisioning an elegant ballroom wedding frosted with crystal chandeliers or a classic white-tent celebration on the grounds of a historic estate, you can count on me to bring my signature blend of joy and intentionality to the best day of your life. 

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Courtney Rudicel is an Indiana wedding photographer who brings her classic, elegant style to South Bend, Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, and beyond. Through her intentional, boutique photography experience, she uniquely serves detail-oriented brides, bringing them the photography of their dreams without the stress of their nightmares.

 Her classic style thrives while photographing at opulent ballrooms, historic estates and elegant wedding venues in Indiana, Southern Michigan and Western Ohio couples. Inquire to reserve your date!

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