One of my VERY favorite things about shooting weddings is when I get to walk into a day and feel more like I’m walking into a family reunion than into my job. And being a part of Dani + Jansen’s beautiful wedding day was just that!

I first met these two at Lindsey + John’s wedding where Dani rocked out her role as one of the maid’s of honor for her sister! I was so honored and excited when she invited me along to play a part in her and Jansen’s big day too! And now the roles were reversed as Lindsey got to stand next to Dani as her and Janses said “I do”. So walking into this day I was pumped to know I’d be seeing some of my favorite faces and celebrating another Allie lady getting to marry her best friend!

And what a celebration it was!! Which only makes sense because I’m pretty sure to know Dani + Jansen is to love them! Not only are these two some of the kindest people you’ll meet, but the joy they have with each other is contagious! It’s no wonder they caught each others eye years ago while working together!

On their wedding day they were catching the eyes of anyone and everyone that was around them because…. well just look at them! They are STUNNING together! Probably one of my favorite things of the day was when I was taking some individual portraits of Dani, and Jansen’s standing behind me hardly able to contain himself. I kept hearing “oh my goodness”, “Dani you look amazing” and “Wow” (to which every woman reading this says “awhhh”). It made my heart so happy knowing how much he loves her and how thankful he was to finally call her his wife finally!

It all couldn’t have been more perfect! The veil, her dress and the flowers were everything and more that every little girl dreams of! But take that all away and you still would have had the most perfect day because these two together have enough beauty (inside and out) to fill a room!

Congrats to the beautiful Mr. + Mrs. Utech!



Thanks to an amazing group who made this day possible!

Ceremony Venue: Clay United Methodist Church
Reception Venue: Holiday inn
Photography: Arielle Peters Photography
Florist: Yellow Rose
Cake: Tammy Michael
DJ: Pro Show
Makeup artist: Gabby Dill
Hair artist: Amore Hair Designs
Bridal Shop: Stephenson’s of Elkhart 
Wedding Dress Designer: Allure Bridals
Tuxes: Louies tux shop
Rentals: Burns rental 

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