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Wildflower Engagement Session at Metea Park | Katie + Nick

July 23, 2021

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photo of engaged couple at Wildflower Sunset Picnic Engagement Session at Metea Park by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana

WOW! Joy literally overflowed from Katie during this session, she is truly a delightful presence to be around!! It was the most beautiful evening northern Indiana had seen in weeks. This wildflower sunset engagement session includes a romantic picnic with champagne to celebrate this season for Katie and Nick! I could not believe these portraits at the end…oh my goodness! When I saw these flowers, I knew that’s where we would end up as the sun dipped below the trees!

Katie and Nick met in their first year attending the University of Pittsburgh. They were both athletes and Nick had become friends with the guys on Katie’s swim team and then had Chem lab together (they are a future doctor and pharmacist!). Then one thing led to another and Nick proposed to Katie with his grandmother’s ring in January and now they’re planning their wedding and finally ending a 3-year long-distance relationship as he has been in PA still while she finishes school in South Bend!

When Katie and I chatted on the phone last month, we instantly connected. And honestly, it’d be tough to not connect with her, she is the epitome of JOY! It was honestly tough to get a soft, “smise” (smile with your eyes) photo of Katie because she truly shows off her pearly whites ALL the time!! But I have to say, she didn’t think she had a good smise face and guess what… SHE DOES! I can’t tell you how many times I have been the one to discover that my brides’ can smise!

As we explored Metea Park, we found the wildflower fields and these two were willing to combat the mosquitos for these shots and I have to say it was worth it!! If you’re a photographer, you may understand that feeling of “omg, did I really just take that picture?”. I showed Katie the back of my camera (WHICH IS RARE) and told her I couldn’t believe the photo I just took and she lost her mind with me!! Enjoy my favorites from their romantic Metea Park engagement session!

photo of engaged couple with dog at Sunset Picnic Engagement Session at Metea Park by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana
photo of champagne pop at Sunset Picnic Engagement Session at Metea Park by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana
photo of engaged couple at Sunset Picnic Engagement Session at Metea Park by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana
photo of champagne picnic at Sunset Picnic Engagement Session at Metea Park by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana
photo of champagne at Sunset Picnic Engagement Session at Metea Park by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana
photo of engaged couple at Sunset Engagement Session at Metea Park by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana
photo of engaged couple at Sunset Engagement Session at Metea Park by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana
photo of engaged couple at Sunset Engagement Session at Metea Park by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana
photo of couple walking in field at Sunset Engagement Session at Metea Park by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana
photo of engaged couple at Sunset Engagement Session at Metea Park by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana
photo of engaged couple at Wildflower Sunset Engagement Session at Metea Park by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana
photo of engaged couple at Wildflower Sunset Engagement Session at Metea Park by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana
photo of engaged couple at Wildflower Sunset Engagement Session at Metea Park by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana
photo of engaged couple at Wildflower Sunset Engagement Session at Metea Park by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana
photo of engaged couple at Wildflower Sunset Engagement Session at Metea Park by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana
photo of engaged couple at Wildflower Sunset Engagement Session at Metea Park by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana
photo of couple at Wildflower Sunset Engagement Session at Metea Park by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana
photo of couple in wildflower field  at Metea Park Engagement Session by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana

That smise that Katie didn’t think she could do 🙂

photo of couple in wildflower field at Metea Park Engagement Session by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana
photo of forehead kiss at Metea Park Engagement Session by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana
at Metea Park Engagement Session by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana
photo of engaged couple at Metea Park Engagement Session by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana
photo of couple in water at Metea Park Engagement Session by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana
photo of engaged couple at Metea Park Engagement Session by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana
photo of engaged couple in water at Metea Park Engagement Session by Courtney Rudicel, a wedding photographer in Indiana

xo, Court

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  1. Kim Forbes says:

    Oh my goodness, these are beautiful! They chose wonderful outfits for their engagement photos and I especially love their second outfit! Soft pink blazer with khakis and that gorgeous white dress…. simply stunning!

  2. Kim says:

    The colors are so romantic! Great wildflower engagement session for the sweet couple!

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