It's finally time to bring to life the vision of how your wedding 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 celebration is documented artfully with simplicity and elegance. And through my boutique 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.

couples in the Midwest and beyond

playfully romantic


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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!

a joyful and intentional wedding photographer for classic couples

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Surrounded by nature, this intimate garden wedding is classic, elegant and timeless beyond words. 

Elegant Garden Wedding in Valparaiso, Indiana


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


love notes

"We felt like we had known Courtney forever"

Kendra & Andrew

"You made us feel so comfortable and confident"

mikaela & noah

"Courtney felt like a friend from the start"

emily & brooks


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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. 

A photographic experience where purposeful meets 

the details

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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