Warm and giggly engagement session at Holcomb Gardens at Butler University in Indianapolis | Kelsey Lefever Photography, Indiana engagement photographer

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I'm an intimate wedding and elopement photographer who calls Indiana home, but is constantly going somewhere else. I've stood on top of Kilimanjaro, scuba dived with eagle rays in the Keys, helped protect elephants in Kenya, and hiked the best views in Yosemite. I believe love stories are the greatest stories, and I'm here to help you create a wedding day that feels like you: fun, adventurous, and a little untraditional.

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Engagement at Holcomb Gardens | Chantal + Ryan

Warm and giggly engagement session at Holcomb Gardens at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana

I met Chantal and Ryan at Holcomb Gardens at Butler University for their engagement session! These two are an absolute blast to be around, and I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard at a photo session. They are so joyful and excited to spend their lives together.

Although planning a wedding during a pandemic can be so stressful, Chantal and Ryan reminded me of the pure joy at the heart of marriage in the first place. When I asked Ryan when he knew that he wanted to marry Chantal, he said it was much sooner than he’d like to admit. He knew pretty much right away.

I can’t wait to celebrate with these two and their family and friends. If it’s half as fun as their engagement photos, my cheeks are going to be sore from smiling so much.

Holcomb Gardens

Holcomb Gardens, located on the campus of Butler University, is a 20-acre wooded park in Indianapolis. It’s so beautiful and well-maintained year round! Holcomb Gardens boasts paved wooded trails, an open grassy mall with beautiful flowers, a pond, and the most beautiful dramatic outdoor stairs. I love how surprisingly private and natural it feels despite being so close to downtown Indy.

The gardens are an awesome place for to get photos done, propose, or even get married. Be sure to watch out for the geese!

I should note that Holcomb Gardens can be a busy spot. You’ll generally find it the least busy early in the day and on weekdays.

If you love this engagement at Holcomb Gardens, get information about scheduling your own session here!

Chantal and Ryan by the pond at Holcomb Gardens for their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal's diamond solitaire ring at Holcomb Gardens for their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan by the pond at Holcomb Gardens for their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan by the pond at Holcomb Gardens for their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan by the pond at Holcomb Gardens for their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan on the stairs at Holcomb Gardens for their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan by the pond at Holcomb Gardens for their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan on the stairs at Holcomb Gardens for their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan on the stairs at Holcomb Gardens for their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan on the stairs at Holcomb Gardens for their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan on the stairs at Holcomb Gardens for their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan on the stairs at Holcomb Gardens for their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan on the stairs at Holcomb Gardens for their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan on the stairs at their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan on the bridge at Holcomb Gardens for their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan by the river at Holcomb Gardens for their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal's diamond solitaire ring on an iris at their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan by the river at Holcomb Gardens for their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan's house divided Colts and Patriots jerseys at their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography

Chantal and Ryan are a house divided. She’s a Colts fan and he’s a Patriots fan, so we had to include some fun jersey photos at their session!

Chantal and Ryan's house divided Colts and Patriots jerseys at their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan's house divided Colts and Patriots jerseys at their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan's in the greenery at Butler University for their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan by the river at Holcomb Gardens at their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan by the river at Holcomb Gardens at their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan by the river at Holcomb Gardens at their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan on the grassy mall at Holcomb Gardens at their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan in the trees for their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan on the stairs at Holcomb Gardens for their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan on the stairs at Holcomb Gardens for their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan by a pond in the woods for their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan on the road at Holcomb Gardens for their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography
Chantal and Ryan at Holcomb Gardens for their engagement session in Indianapolis, Indiana | Kelsey Lefever Photography

I'm Kelsey

I'm an elopement photographer here to help you create a wedding day that feels like you: fun, adventurous, and a little untraditional. Your next adventure begins now.

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