Matthew Doudt Photography: Blog en-us (C) Matthew Doudt Photography (Matthew Doudt Photography) Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:54:00 GMT Thu, 17 Aug 2017 03:54:00 GMT Matthew Doudt Photography: Blog 120 80 Downtown Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Arts Garden | Conrad Hotel | Ashley & Dallas Ashley & Dallas Monk

August 4th, 2017

Indianapolis Arts Garden Wedding

Conrad Hotel Reception

Not sure where to begin or where we'd ever end bragging about this Wedding Day.  If you were looking for a fairy tale wedding to browse through, look no further.  After weeks of heat and rain we had the most beautiful Fall day in Downtown Indy.  We gathered for hair and makeup at the Conrad Hotel where we had a private 30 minute photo session and first look in the Owner's Personal Residence on the top floor overlooking the City.  

Lots of pictures came next with the most amazing wedding party ever!  Ha ha!  Downtown Indy is so beautiful and Monument Circle did not disappoint!

Next came the Wedding in the Arts Garden which must have been specifically created for the most beautiful light ever!  Stunning... just Stunning!  Wait.. did I mention Ashley's Dress... !!

The Conrad Hotel wrapped up our day with a beautiful reception in one of the most elegant ballrooms we've ever shot in and then we waved goodnight to our newlyweds with sparklers and a horse drawn carriage.

We can talk about the events but our hope is that these pictures tell you about the people!  Ashley & Dallas are the best of the best young people and destined for great things!  They have surrounded themselves with friends and mentors who just shine with Praise & Glory.

We had the best day with you guys!


Dress : La Sposa - Bridal Superstore, Castleton

Makeup : Jen Doudt

Flowers : Blooms by Blush - Jenn Calvalcanti

Video : Jacob Guenin

The Band : The Impalas Wedding Band




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Amanda & Jeremy | Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Purgatory Golf Club Amanda & Jeremy Vislosky

July 8th, 2017

We Love Wedding Days that start out Somewhere Pretty!  Amanda chose to do makeup and hair at the cutest little salon in Wanamaker and it made for some really awesome pictures!  We connected with the guys at the church prior to the ceremony for some fun shots and then after a twinkle light first look in the sanctuary we got all the family pictures done prior to the Ceremony.  Wedding at Amanda's Home Church, Post Road Christian Church and then off on the Broad Ripple Party Bus to the Reception.

Really glad the trip to Purgatory Golf Club in Noblesville was 30 minutes because there was some crazy antics on the bus and some really fun pictures!  The rest of the evening was accompanied by a beautiful Sunset, some jousting on the golf course, a cake smash to remember and "Piano Man" to end the night!

Really thankful to have been a part of this day!!

Enjoy the Picture Preview!


Avanti Salon in Wanamaker

Post Road Christian Church

Broad Ripple Party Bus

Purgatory Golf Club

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Ashley & Dallas | Indianapolis Engagement Photography | Noblesville, IN Wedding Photographers Ashley & Dallas

Engagement Session

Wedding 8-4-16

With their Wedding less than 30 days away we decided to shoot an Engagement Session because Ashley needed more practice smiling!  Ha ha!  We never got to shoot an official engagement session with these guys because their wedding was originally going to be in Florida.  Thankful that they switched it back to Indy and choose us to shoot their pictures! 

Spending the day with them will be pure joy!  

Can't wait for their Wedding Day

Downtown Indy at the Arts Garden and Conrad Hotel!  

Here come the smiles!!!

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Katelyn & Jared | Indianapolis Engagement Photography | Pendleton Engagement| Falls Park Katelyn & Jared

Pendleton Engagement Session

Getting Married 8-18-18

From Day One we've loved these guys!  Met them at a Bridal Show and they immediately wanted to go out to dinner with us.  At dinner they said they wanted to have us to their home for our next dinner together.  For pictures we started at their home in Markleville with makeup and some shot with this awesome old Chevy Truck and then moved on to Pendleton.  

We love them because they're so down to earth.  They love home, family, each other and it was super important for them to get to know us.  We Love That!  

Its gonna make for a great wedding day!

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Cory & Cody | Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Smith House | Noblesville Weddings Cory & Cody Bailey

July 1st, 2017

Smith House, Noblesville, IN

Every Wedding we shoot is a Big Deal.  While we shoot 30 plus weddings a year, every wedding day is someone's Best Day Ever and our heart is to treat every couple like their wedding is our most important Wedding of the Season.  EVERYTHING gets bumped up a notch when you shoot a Wedding for another High End Wedding Photographer!  

We had the best day shooting for Cory & Cody of Rogue Images Photography.  Cody has been a good friend for awhile and we talk almost weekly about Photography and Wedding related stuff.  Its awesome having another smart business photographer as a friend to talk through ideas with.  It was even better when they asked us to shoot their wedding.

Let's Talk About Details...

I'm gonna just stop and show you pictures!  Ha ha!  We've never seen anything like it.  Cody shoots 50 weddings a year and loves Star Wars (a little too much!)  Cory has the mind of a high end interior designer.  Together along with their crazy talented friend and Event Planner Brett Michael Seibert they put together a day filled with surprises and details that will live long in our memory as one of our Favorite Wedding Days Ever.  Just check these out!

One of the Best Days we've ever had Shooting Weddings.

Love You Guys!  Thanks so much for including us in your day!


Smith House Events

Classic Cakes

A Classic Rentals

Weber Grill


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Emilee & Cameron | Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Athenaeum Theater Emilee & Cameron

June 24th, 2017

Athenaeum Basile Theater Wedding & Reception

It felt like forever since we shot Emilee & Cameron's Engagement pictures up at Purdue but their Wedding Day finally arrived and what a Day it was.  We started with Makeup & Hair at their home.  Got Emilee into her dress and then traveled to the JW Marriott to meet up with the guys.  After a beautiful First Look amidst the columns of the Indiana State Library, we shot a bunch of really fun pictures along the canal.

Then we piled into a huge Limo complete with a drink mix master and headed to the Rathskeller & Athenaeum Basile Theater for the rest of the day.  The Athenaeum was a great place for a wedding and the staff turned the room around quickly which made it serve double duty for both Ceremony and Reception.  If you like old vintage stuff, then you'd love the building.

We had a great day with Emilee, Cameron, Family & Friends

and we have some really great pictures to share with you!

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Angie & Mike | Indianapolis Engagement Session | Downtown Canal | Cool Creek Park Angie & Mike

Engagement Session

Downtown Indy Canal & Cool Creek Park

Spent a really great evening hanging out with Angie & Mike.  I met them at a coffee shop a few months back and while they already have another Photographer for their Wedding, they really wanted me to shoot their Engagement Session.  We had a great night just hanging out in Downtown Indy and then a sprint to Cool Creek Park for a little bit of Sunset.  These guys are beautiful, fun and I'm really bummed I'm not shooting their wedding!  Check out their pictures!

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Mikayla & Justin | Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Trinity Church | Delaware Township CC Mikayla & Justin Winenger

June 10th, 2017

Trinity Church

Delaware Township Community Center

Whew!  What a great day we had with Mikayla and Justin!  Makeup, Photography, Multiple Venue Changes, an AMAZING DRESS and then... one of the

Best Choreographed Wedding Party Dances we've ever seen!

Tons of Great Pictures Here!  



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Stephanie & Phil | Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Noblesville Engagement Session Stephanie & Phil

Noblesville Engagement

Downtown Noblesville

Copper Still

If I remember correctly Stephanie who works for NASCAR and lives in North Carolina found us via Instagram.  She and Phil are getting married in January of 2018 at The Milltop Banquet & Conference Center in Noblesville.  Since their Wedding Day might be a tad bit cold, we had a fantastic Spring Engagement Session running around Noblesville with the cutest little puppy in tow!  Makeup, Photography & Tons of Smiles made for the Perfect Night!

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Sydney & Matt | Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Milltop Banquet and Conference Center

Sydney & Matt

May 28th, 2017

Milltop Banquet & Conference Center

We have loved every moment of knowing Sydney, Matt and their Families!  I honestly can't remember who connected with us first but we've shot pictures with them several different ways and just adore them all.  What a great day we spent together at the Milltop.  

Sydney is a fantastic communicator and planner and working together with her on this Wedding Day was a Dream.  She kept telling us new things that just made us smile and even sometimes giggle.  We couldn't wait for the day to arrive and it came together beautifully.  

It was a huge honer and blessing to be with everyone and we're excited to share a sneak peak of your day with you!  LOTS MORE TO COME!!!




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Sarah & Danny | Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Zyntango Farms Sarah & Danny Piedmonte

May 27th, 2017

Zyntango Farms, Whitestown, IN

Its always a good day when you get the spend an entire day at a Barn Wedding!  Especially when its been raining for weeks and suddenly we have a Beautiful Day!  We love shooting at Zyntango!

Hope you enjoy a little piece of Sarah and Danny's Day!

What A Beautiful Day!  Thanks so much for letting us be a part of it!!!

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Perkins Family | Noblesville Family Photography | Indianapolis Family Photography | Potter's Bridge Perkins Family

We've known the Perkins family for years and have had an awesome couple of years taking pictures of their girls.  Abby has worked with us this last year and did a great job connecting us with her friends so this Family shoot was important to us and to them!  Its really meaningful to us when people go out of their way to help our business grow and the Perkins family has been a huge blessing!  Enjoy their smiles... there's lots of them!


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Rachel & Gage | Indianapolis Engagement Photography | Cedar Creek Winery & Brew Co Rachel & Gage - Engagment

Cedar Creek Winery & Brew Co


We had the Best Evening connecting with Rachel & Gage for their Engagement Pics.  We found a new place we love at Cedar Creek Winery & Brew Co and honestly, we could have shot for another 2 hours if the Sun hadn't gone down.  These guys and this place are both Stunning!

Since you have to wait an entire year for their Wedding Pictures, here's an grand collection of Engagement Pics to hold you over!

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Claire & Jay | Indianapolis Wedding Photography | St Pius X | The Willows Claire & Jay Holt

May 26th, 2017

St Pius X - Indianapolis

The Willows 

Our connection with Jay & Claire started years ago at a chance meeting on Easter Sunday.  Shooting their Wedding is a testimony to the power of Facebook Friendships because we stayed connected this entire time with zero further physical contact until 3 days before their wedding where we hashed out the details!

Their day started at the Willows where everyone got ready!

Then is was time for their First Look!

These pictures should convince everyone to do a First Look!!  


Then we shot a few fun and family pictures before heading to the Church.

Time for a Wedding at Saint Pius X, Indianapolis

Seriously one of the most beautiful ceremonies I've ever attended!

Then off in the Thunderbird and back to the Willows!

What a Great Day with you Guys!  Congrats and Thanks Again for hanging with us for years!  We hope you love these as much as we loved being a part of your day!


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Lindsey & Adam | Columbus, Indiana Engagement | Indianapolis Engagements We Love Shooting Engagements!

Lindsey and Adam invited us to come visit their home in Columbus and then we toured around the city and countryside shooting some Engagement Pics until it was literally pitch dark!  

Great evening just getting to know them and seeing a bit more of Columbus.  

We found some really awesome new spots to shoot!

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Kelly & Chris | Indianapolis Downtown Wedding | North Church & Sahm's Atrium Kelly and Chris Cook

Saturday May 13th, 2017

Embassy Suites, Indianapolis

North Church, Indianapolis

Sahm's Atrium, One America Building

We started our day with the ladies at Embassy Suites, downtown Indianapolis for Makeup!

If you know us, we love shooting detail shots!

We love it when Brides and Grooms share gifts with each other.  

Some things are purchased and some things are created... both have a huge impact!

Love it when we can easily get between the guys and girls for pictures!

Time to get in the Dress!

Headed to the Church for a few more pictures prior to the Ceremony!

Its Time and Its What We've Been Waiting For!!


Off to the Reception... but first a few more pictures Downtown Indy!

And Now its Time for The Party!!

From our first meeting with Kelly and Chris just a few days after a Bridal Show we knew we were right for each other.  We love it when we just click and so thankful that they choose us to capture their Wedding Day.  Our Engagement Shoot was a tad bit chilly so we were incredibly thankful that we had a beautiful day for their Wedding!!  

After a Day like this there's only one place better... Paris!!!

Enjoy Your Honeymoon!!!


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Ashley & Josh | Destination Weddings | El Dorado Royale, Riviera Maya, Mexico Ashley & Josh Kolbus

May 10th, 2017

Destination Wedding Day - El Dorado Royale, Riviera Maya, Mexico

After several days of hanging out pool side, small parties and dinners, it was finally the Wedding Day!  We moved from our luxury adults only location at El Dorado Royale just down the beach to the Generations Pier for the day.  

The ladies got a beautiful swim out suite to get ready in...

While Jen is busy doing makeup, I'm always shooting details!  I love the details!!

The Guys arrived already dressed so we met at the Pier for some Pictures.  At one point the wind grabbed Josh's vows and blew them away.  We chased them down... but it was breezy for sure!


Back to help the Ladies get finished up with pictures and get Ashley into her dress ...

Special stuff for Dad...

Everyone's Ready, The Guests are Arriving - Its Time for A Wedding!!

Here's Comes The Bride!

While everyone enjoyed some cocktails down the beach, we grabbed Ashley & Josh for more pictures!

They staff quickly flipped the Pier and we had an instant Reception!

Cake Cutting was about the last tame thing of the evening... then things got Crazy Fun!

What followed was 3 solid hours of non-stop dancing!

By the End of the Evening, everyone was exhausted and drenched!  It was such a great night.  As much fun as any Wedding we've ever shot and the entire day we felt like family!

There's a huge blessing in a Destination Wedding.  Everyone had been together for days prior to the Wedding Day so when it came time to just celebrate, it was a non-stop celebration.  By far the most high energy wedding we've ever been a part of.  We can't thank Ashley and Josh enough for investing in us and treating us like friends and guests the whole week.  We have 3 days worth of pictures for them and we're shooting a reception back in Indy in a couple weeks.  Jen and I got a little luxury vacation and a collection of new friends, memories and pictures we will cherish forever!

Thanks Guys!  This is just a small sample...!


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Natalie & Tyler | Indianapolis Barn Wedding | May 6th, 2017 Natalie & Tyler Madere

May 6th, 2017

The Barn at Kennedy Farm, Lizton, IN

Our day with Natalie and Tyler started at Natalie's Childhood Home.  We love hanging out in homes in the morning while Makeup and Hair are going on.  Its just the best time to start getting to know people and especially the Moms!  Food, Mimosas and always lots of smiles!

While the Ladies finished up at the house, we connected with the guys early at the Barn for some pictures and general goofing around... and some drinks!

Everyone started arriving and it was time for flowers, love notes and getting into that dress!

We LOVE The Barn at Kennedy Farm.  It is just Gorgeous!

Time for The First Look, Some Kissing and a Final Prayer before the Wedding!

It had been raining for two weeks and while it kindly stopped for the day, it was still one of the windiest weddings we've ever been a part of!  Still... it didn't rain!!! Hallelujah!!

We took a quick break before the Ceremony to shoot some more pictures!

Then time to put on our Reception Shoes and get to some BBQ and Dancing!

Call it the End or Call it the Beginning... either way the night ended perfectly!!!

Jen and I had the best time shooting this wedding.  Such beautiful and warm people.  Guests who treated us like family and one of the most Gorgeous Venues we get to shoot at Regularly!

Congrats Natalie & Tyler!  Can't wait for another date night with you guys!!

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Ashley & Josh | Indianapolis Destination Weddings | El Dorado Royale, Riviera Maya, Mexico We're In Mexico Shooting a Wedding!!!

So honored that Ashley & Josh wanted to take us along on their Riviera Maya Destination Wedding!  

We're at the amazing, all inclusive, adults only El Dorado Royale!

Everyone arrived on Monday. Tuesday is a fun, relaxing day with a rehearsal dinner in the evening.  

The Wedding is on Wednesday!

Here's some pictures from the Opening Cocktail Reception Monday Night!

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Tianna & Kaelan | Noblesville Engagement Photography | Indianapolis Engagements We have been talking with Tianna for well over a year about her 2018 Wedding.  From our first meeting at Starbucks over a year ago to last week when we shot their Engagement Pictures she's had one focus.  She wanted US to take her pictures no matter what!

We had an amazing evening running around Noblesville and Shooting Pictures at Sunset!  These guys are precious!  Give their gallery some love.  We can't wait for their June 2018 Wedding!

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