Matthew Doudt Photography: Blog en-us (C) Matthew Doudt Photography (Matthew Doudt Photography) Mon, 02 Apr 2018 22:12:00 GMT Mon, 02 Apr 2018 22:12:00 GMT Matthew Doudt Photography: Blog 120 80 Tianna & Kaelan | Noblesville Wedding Photography | Snowy Backyard Wedding Tianna & Kaelan

March 24th, 2018

Noblesville Backyard, Snowy Spring Wedding!

It wasn't the weather that most Brides would ask for when planning a Backyard Spring Wedding, but when the forecast is for rain and close to freezing temps, you start praying for Snow!  And Beautiful SNOW is what we got.  It was a perfect day for a Wedding on Grandparents property in Noblesville.  Grandparents who were married 34 years earlier, a week earlier... and it snowed (blizzard) on their wedding day too!

We LOVE small intimate weddings and Tianna & Kaelan packed all of their closest friends and family into a snow covered tent and we had a Wedding!  It was perfect and the snow was beautiful!  Nobody ever got cold and it provided a beautiful background for a Princess Quality, Snow White Wedding!  Enjoy!

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Noblesville Wedding Photography | Milltop | Stephanie and Phil Stephanie & Phil

Milltop Banquet & Conference Center, Noblesville, IN

January 20th, 2018

Sometimes things just work out right!  We spend thousands on advertising and going to Bridal Shows each year and then out of the blue, two beautiful souls find us on Instagram all the way from North Carolina!  Such began our relationship in this "Swipe Right" story and it worked its way beautifully together on January 20th!

We LOVE shooting in our Home Town and the Milltop in Noblesville is a stunning venue for an indoor wedding!  It was a day of climbing stairs (5 floors between the guys and girls) and chasing the cutest puppy around the building!  It began early with hair and 9 faces of makeup.  We saw our first ever Groom's Jacket with our photography from their Engagement Shoot on the inside liner!  We had a NASCAR Driver as a groomsman.  We shared a ton of laughs, a stunning low light ceremony, some really sweet words and stories, a Taco Bar and ended the evening with a tricycle race and a naked man!

We couldn't even include all of our "Best Of" shots here because there are so many, but here's a taste of Stephanie & Phil's Amazing Wedding Day!  Congrats again and thank you so much for letting us be a part of your day!!!


A special word of thanks to the Milltop Staff.  You guys are amazing!  Brides & Grooms are beautifully taken care of all day, guests are treated like guests and even the Photographers get the best of your care!  Seriously, You Guys Rock!!!

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Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Katie & Justin | St Barnabas | Fountain Square Theater Katie & Justin

November 11th, 2017

St Barnabas Catholic Church

Fountain Square Theater

Its a Wrap!  We finished up 2017 with our 30th Wedding and it was Awesome!  It was a chilly day in Indianapolis but that didn't matter at all.  Katie & Justin were all in 100% and wanted to make the most of their day, including a good length session with the wedding party downtown Indianapolis... outside!!

We started the day with makeup, hair and a little flower girl drama!  It was a super relaxed morning with the ladies and later with the guys just hanging out, shooting pictures while everyone got ready.  Once we left for the church, things picked up quickly with Katie's amazing dress, flowers, pictures of the guys/girls separately and then a beautiful ceremony.

After Four Large families of pictures we headed downtown in a party bus for some chilly but crazy fun outdoor pictures and then off to the reception at one of our favorite venues, The Fountain Square Theater!  Marquee, Rooftop and then a stunning vintage ballroom!

There's lots more to say and unfortunately we had to cut our post in half because it wouldn't all fit but there will be more pictures coming as we get everything edited.  What we did want to say was a huge thanks to Katie & Justin for just being awesome clients.  It was the perfect wedding to end our season, raise our glasses and toast to an unbelievable 2017!

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Indianapolis Indian Wedding Photography | Hindu Temple of Central Indiana | Uma & Shankar Uma & Shankar

October 29th, 2017

Hindu Temple of Central Indiana

At the top of my bucket list for Wedding Photography for some time has been an Indian Wedding.  I'm a huge fan of color and from everything I knew, Hindu Weddings were bathed in rich amazing color!  The only question was how to connect with a couple when you've never shot a Hindu wedding before!

Uma called based on a referral from a friend and insisted that I was the one who was supposed to shoot their wedding.  Only problem... I was flying to England that day and my heart just sank.  As we continue to chat, we realized that her wedding would be finished hours before my plane left... leaving me the beautiful opportunity to be with them and still make it to England!

I'll be forever thankful for how kind she and Shankar were with me.  We sat on Purdue's campus and talked all about a ceremony I knew nothing about.  They sent me videos and other pictures to prepare me, we shot some Engagement pictures a couple days before and then on the day of the wedding literally every person there helped me to not miss a thing.  

I LOVE these guys!  Seriously amazing people and their ceremony was a dream for me to shoot.  It was literally 6 hours of an entirely brand new experience nothing like a traditional protestant wedding.  I found myself never putting down my camera and by the end of our short day together, I was physically exhausted but so full!

Thank you Uma & Shankar!  Here's about just a few of your pictures.  The rest are coming down the road but I'm so excited to share these with you!  Blessings to you both!

Engagement/Family Shoot

Wedding Day

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Avon Gardens Wedding | Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Lisa and Adam Lisa & Adam

October 28th, 2017

Avon Gardens, Avon Indiana

When you shoot a wedding day well, the pictures can tell the story all by themselves.  What you're gonna see here is laughter, smiles and an overwhelming sense of joy!  If there's a word for an adult version of silliness, there was quite a bit of that happening too!

We met Lisa and Adam because they wanted to have their wedding at Avon Gardens and we LOVE shooting at Avon Gardens.  We shot their Engagement shoot at Eagle Creek on a chilly morning and they killed it so there was no reason to not believe they were up for the challenge of an October Indiana Outdoor Wedding!  It was cold... and yes, they killed it!  Guests arrived in coats and blankets and these guys just smiled and laughed right through it.  Great family, friends and the most amazing 5 wedding dogs ever!!  Enjoy the pictures!!  I had to delete so many I wanted to post because there's a size limit for blogs!  Lots more coming down the road!

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Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Scottish Rite | Kylee and Dustin Kylee & Dustin

October 14th, 2017

Scottish Rite Cathedral, Indianapolis


The first email from Kylee said "I met you at a Vintage Market.  I was in love with your pictures and I knew I wanted you to shoot our Engagement!"  The rest is history.  What seems like a hundred emails, phone calls and txt messages of plannig later we finally made it to their Wedding Day and we walked in the door feeling like friends!  We knew from the beginning it was going to be something bigger than life and extravagant and it was just that!  The Scottish Rite Cathedral was a perfect backdrop for her dress, flowers, decorations an awesome collection of family and guests.  

We started the day bouncing back and forth between the Evan Todd Salon at the Conrad and the Alexander where we did Kylee's makeup and got her into her dress.  Both places gave us stunning backdrops for one of the most delightful Brides we've ever worked with!

We connected with Evan and the guys once we arrived at the Scottish Rite and then it was pictures, pictures, pictures for the rest of the day!  I could use words but hey... why don't I just show you the pictures!


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Indianapolis Wedding Photography | St Elizabeth Seaton | Scottish Rite | Lindsay and Xiao Lindsay & Xiao

September 30th, 2017

I loved it that Xiao told me straight up in our first conversation that pictures just weren't important to him.  I also loved it that Lindsay was one of the first Brides to connect with us after the show to make sure we were still available.  It was a match made in heaven and a day filled with getting Lindsay the pictures she wanted and winning Xiao's heart for some of the awesome shots we were going to make for them.

We had a great morning with the ladies at Lindsay's Carmel Condo Complex.  We connected with our good friend Erica Foit for makeup since Jen was already booked for another wedding and hair was just across the courtyard at Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang.  

We love shooting Weddings at at St Elizabeth Seaton because the light is always beautiful!!  Then we were off to downtown Indy for the reception at the Scottish Rite Cathedral Ballroom.

From the Clubhouse to the Church to the Cathedral the day was filled with really beautiful moments and awesome opportunities for pictures.

Congrats Lindsay & Xiao!  We really loved being with you!


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Brown County Barn Weddings | Indianapolis Weddings | Megan & Cody Megan & Cody Niles

September 23rd, 2017

The Old Barn at Brown County

It was wonderful to be back at the Old Barn at Brown county! This property is the PERFECT venue for a magical day beginning with makeup & hair, the outdoor ceremony and the enchanting reception in the barn

❤ It was a glorious day Megan & Cody's attention to details made their day simply beautiful. 
It was one of the more relaxed wedding days we've shot with family and friends gathering to celebrate the bride and groom. We couldn't get enough of Megan's fairytale wedding dress or the way they brought nature into all their flowers and decor.  Even the heat couldn't mess with the atmosphere.  People were just loving it!!!

Megan and Cody have two of the MOST contagious smiles you have ever seen! We just couldn't help smiling every single time they smiled and the pictures came easily!

Enjoy the beauty and smiles of their best day! 

We had the Best Day with You Guys!!  Congrats and Thank You So Much for Choosing Us!

We loved working side by side with Bre & Jesse from Blushing Films to capture the day and the flowers from Jamie Rumple at the Village Florist were Stunning!!  Please check them out!!!

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Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Liz & Quay | Sahms Atrium | Calvary United Methodist Church Liz & Quay

September 16th, 2017

Calvary United Methodist Church, Brownsburg

Sahms Atrium, Indianapolis

We've LOVED these guys from the beginning... meeting a guy named Quay who's best friend is an 80yr old neighbor and discovering that Liz is a Scottish Queen made our day!!  Their Engagement Session was one of our Favorites ever and their Wedding Day was just pure fun beginning to end.  When Mom, Dad, Bride, Groom and other guests hug you at the end of the night, you know its been a good day and you've served a family well!

We started in the Morning at Liz's Parents home in Brownsburg.  Transitioned to Calvary United Methodist Church for the First Look, Lots of Pictures and the introduction of the Ring Security Force and some adorable Flower Girls!!

After a beautiful ceremony it was off in a Pink Limo for a quick photo tour of Downtown Indy and then we spent the rest of the night at Sahms Atrium, one of our favorite places for receptions!

Tons of Great Pictures here and a pretty good story of the day.  Hundreds more coming with their full gallery that are equally as awesome but wanted to share some to get people excited!

Thanks for Including Us!!!  We Loved Your Wedding Day!!!



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Indianapolis Barn Wedding | Zyntango Farms| Payton & Tyler Payton & Tyler Lawhorn

September 9th, 2017

Zyntango Farm

We broke one of our most important rules for Payton & Tyler's Wedding... We show'd up to shoot their day never having met them.  Relationships are something we believe can make or break a Wedding Day and for the first time ever, it didn't matter!

We literally felt like family from the very first moment and by the end of the day, we just didn't want to leave!  From connections to other who we knew, including our kids, we just jumped right in as friends and shot a really awesome day!

We love shooting at Zyntango and when you combine it with a late afternoon, totally casual wedding, it's a perfect place for a great celebration!

We added our Photobooth Props to this Wedding and the pictures we got from them are hysterical and perfect!!!  Score for the low cost Photobooth Alternative!!

So excited for these guys, their beautiful daughter and the future ahead of them.  We can't wait to catch up down the road and hope we're part of the Fisher/Lawhorn family group for a long time.


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The Sycamore at Mallow Run | Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Melissa & Greg Melissa & Greg Fallowfield

September 8th, 2017

The Sycamore at Mallow Run

The Sycamore at Mallow Run is a fantastic Wedding Venue and we loved our day with Melissa and Greg.  We started the morning with Makeup and Hair and then worked our way through a more traditional day where we kept them separated until the Wedding Ceremony.

We had a perfect day for an Indiana Outdoor Wedding and found a beautiful sunset to wrap it all up.  Great people, great hearts for a really fun day!  Makeup to Sparklers it was perfect!


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Fountain Square Theater & Inn | Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Lauren & Cody Lauren & Cody Morton

September 3rd, 2017

Lauren & Cody picked the perfect venue for their wedding and it was just a perfect day!  Lots of new adventures for us as we got to explore the entire Fountain Square Theater and Fountainview Inn including the roof top restaurant for sunset pictures!

We LOVED getting ready in the Fountainview Inn.  Such an amazing place, beautifully decorated and the light... just wait until you see the light!!

The day started with  the ladies were getting pampered with hair, makeup and lots of yummy stuff while the guys hit the Duckpin Bowling Alley for drinks and fun.  It was a wonderfully casual morning and it gave us tons of time for pictures!

The Ceremony was in the Theater, the Cocktail Hour up in the Mezzanine and then the Reception and Dancing back down in the theater!  The whole day just worked!

Kudos to the Staff at the Fountain Square Theater!  Every time we shoot there it just runs perfectly and the food is A-Mazing!!  Enough chat... here's LOTS of pictures!!

Photography : Matthew Doudt Photography

Second Shooter : Elliott DeRose

Video : Jacob Guinen

DJ : VIP Event DJ - Jason Turner

Flowers : Michelle Robertson - Brownsburg Flower Shop

Cake : Heavenly Sweets

Ceremony Music : White River Musicians - Shannon Crow




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Indianapolis Destination Wedding Photographer | Audra & Brandon | Colorado Springs Wedding Audra & Brandon McMullin

August 26th, 2017

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Cheyenne Mountain Country Club

The Broadmoor

You know how you feel when you find a new Coffee Shop, Restaurant or a new brand of Jeans that just fit really well but you kinda don't want to tell people about it?  Well, Colorado Springs is that kind of place for us.  I'm sure the people who live there are hoping that not one more person moves there but good luck.  Its an amazing place and we've had the extreme pleasure of shooting two weddings there now.  One Family, Two Sisters and both of them were Dream Weddings for us...  Surrounded by Mountains and just the

Best People Anywhere!!!

Brandon and Audra's Wedding just kept getting better and better as we planned and the final Highlight was a Photography Pass for the World Famous Broadmoor Hotel and a Flower Crown for our Bride!!

The Wedding Day all took place at the Cheyenne Mountain Country Club and came complete with a pair of cute deer just laying peacefully in the bushes outside the door!  We snuck away from the reception at Sunset and ran a couple blocks to the Broadmoor for as long as we could and then headed back to the reception.  It was just a perfect day... well... you look and decide...

It seemed perfect to us!!!


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Columbus OH Wedding Photography | Bebe & Alex | High Line Car House | Westin Hotel Bebe & Alex Gergely

August 20th, 2017

High Line Car House

Columbus, OH

Time and Friendships tell long stories and there's not a single family that's been a bigger part of our lives for a longer period of time than the Gergely Family.  We've been excited about this day, the first of many days, for a long, long time.  We've known Alex since he was a young boy and we've really enjoyed getting to know Bebe over the last few years.  Their love and the sweetness of their relationship is the stuff of storybooks.  We were blessed and just plain excited to be a part of their Wedding Day!

It all started at the Westin Hotel downtown Columbus, OH and after makeup and hair we ventured out into an amazing (bit hot) sunny August day for the first look and some additional pictures with the Wedding Party.

The High Line Car House in Columbus hosted the majority of our day and it was a stunning venue for a Wedding and Reception.  Beautiful pictures, Amazing Food, Toasts, Dances, Laughs and more Dancing filled out the day which ended with a Sparkler Kiss and Celebration!

Here's what it all looked like!!!!  Enjoy!

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Indianapolis Engagement Photography | Jorden & Andrew | Sunset Engagement | Military Engagement Jorden & Andrew

Indianapolis Engagement Photography

We always love hanging out, doing makeup, spending time with our Wedding Couples prior to the day of the Wedding.  Engagement Sessions are perfect for this and we loved our time with Jorden & Andrew.  

We won't bore you with words... here's some of their Pics!

April 2018... HURRY!!

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Indiana Barn Wedding | The Old Barn at Brown County | Lindsey & Adam Lindsey & Adam Warner

August 12th, 2017

The Old Barn at Brown County

We had an Amazing Day for our very first Wedding at The Old Barn at Brown County.  We were so excited and arrived early just so we could shoot pictures of the venue and fly our drone around the property!  Makeup and hair for the ladies happened in this beautiful old cabin that's been decorated to the hilt!  The guys got ready in another brand new cabin up the hill that again, was just beautiful.  It was a great day with an outdoor ceremony, awesome food and games.

Adam is a Sheriff and the Wedding was filled with Law Enforcement people!  It was fun to shoot a picture later in the evening with everyone who spends their days protecting all of us!

The beauty of a place like this is that it transforms during the day as the Sun changes and then finally drops.  It was a perfect day and we have tons of amazing pictures to share with you!


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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!