Matthew Doudt Photography: Blog en-us (C) Matthew Doudt Photography (Matthew Doudt Photography) Wed, 18 Aug 2021 16:22:00 GMT Wed, 18 Aug 2021 16:22:00 GMT Matthew Doudt Photography: Blog 120 80 Muncie Wedding Photography | Olivia & Josiah | Minnetrista Olivia & Josiah

July 10th, 2021

Minnetrista Center & Union Chapel Ministries

What a delightful day we had with Olivia & Josiah.  Fun people and some fun places to shoot pictures!  We met everyone at the Minnetrista Center in Muncie on a Beautiful Summer Morning.  I think we could have shot here for hours with the amount of amazing backgrounds but we had to push on to the church after a bit.  The rest of the day was filled with Celebration, Food, Dancing and Games.  

We Loved Spending The Day With You Guys!!  Thanks for trusting us with your pictures!  Here's a small sample and the rest of your gallery will be coming in a few weeks!

Blessings, Matt & Jen

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Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Megan & Ben | Industry Megan & Ben

June 27th, 2021


So when I say "We Go Way, Way Back" I mean we go way back even before Megan was born to a little town in Northern Indiana where her Mom and I went to the same High School and her Dad and I went to the same college.  I've known and followed the Dolby/Williams family my entire life and it was amazing to shoot both Megan & Ben's Senior Pictures several years ago.  I've been hoping ever since that I'd someday get to shoot their Wedding!

June 27th was such the perfect day!  It teased us with rain so we carefully chose our outside times and when it did sprinkle on us, nobody really cared because it was so hot!  Jen and I were surrounded by Beautiful & Fun people all day as we snapped away and it was such a joy to be there for Megan & Ben to capture everything... and I mean everything!  Ha ha!

We love shooting at Industry.  We loved every choice that Megan and Ben made for their day!  We had a blast reconnecting with lots of Heritage Young Adults that we'd shot Senior Pictures with and then... well, there's two of the most Beautiful People we've ever shot a Wedding for.  The Dress, the makeup, the smiles, the tuxes, the antics, the guests!  Everything was just perfect!

Enough of my talking... Y'all are here because you want to see pictures!  It was hard keeping the number of pictures under the required Blog size limit so here's as many pictures as I could cram in and there's TONS more coming in a few weeks!

Thanks Guys!!  We LOVED being with you on your day!!

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Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Caroline & Zach | The Barn in Zionsville Caroline & Zach

June 26th, 2021

The Barn in Zionsville

Summer Outdoor Weddings are only for the Brave and Adventurous and with some Amazing Fortune, Caroline & Zach ended up with a Stunning Day that was Hot for sure but not too hot to keep us from having the time of our lives!  The Barn in Zionsville is a great small barn venue with some stunning backdrops.  The ivy growing over the barn doorway, the tree covered ceremony site and the old wagon gave us so many options for great pictures!  

We survived the heat and the wind and the day was just perfect!  So thankful for great friends and family, a really fun wedding party and the cutest Bride & Groom!

Thanks Guys!  We LOVED being with you on your Best Day Ever!!

Here's just a small preview!  Lots more pictures coming soon!

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Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Katie & Josh | Balmoral House Katie & Josh

June 19th, 2021

Balmoral House, Fishers, IN

I feel like I've known Katie for at least 20 years.  We attended the same church about that long ago and then Katie asked me to shoot her Senior Pictures a few years ago.  Its been fun reconnecting now as adults and seeing her and her family again.  The Balmoral House is a Stunning small venue and we LOVE shooting there.  So many great places for pictures and the pond is a really great discovery this time!

With the threat of rain, which never came we had an indoor ceremony & reception with dancing outside on the patio.  Lots of great pictures and beautiful moments! 

We have so many more pictures coming real soon but here's a small preview!

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Kentucky Wedding Photography | Felicity & Trevor | Morehead Kentucky Felicity & Trevor

June 11th, 2021

Meadowview Weddings

Morehead, Kentucky

Family Weddings are the Best and these guys are just like family. This is our third wedding for our long time best friends, Donny & Angie Gergely!  We've followed them around the Midwest and loved being a part of the Wedding Days of now three of their four children in Ohio and Kentucky!

  Spending the weekend is always our Favorite way serve couples when we do destination weddings and it was awesome to arrive early for the rehearsal and stay through Brunch on Sunday Morning!  We love these guys and it was awesome hanging with Felicity and Trevor and helping them make some amazing pictures during their day!  

So many beautiful moments during their day including Felicity's Amazing Dress and such a beautiful venue.  Even with questionable weather, we found some nature spots for pictures and so many fun spots inside the wedding venue surrounded by windows.

Here's just a small sampling of their Wedding Day but enough to get a feel for how beautiful and fun this day was!  Thanks Trevor & Felicity!  We loved being with you!  So many good pictures here to remember your day!

Blessings, Matt & Jen

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Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Kaleigh & Adam | 1899 Indy Kaleigh & Adam

Wedding/Anniversary Celebration

May 22nd, 2021

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

Center Grove Church

1899 Indianapolis

If you invest well in people, good things happen in good time!  We've known Kaleigh for over 5 years and Adam just about as long.  We shot Kaleigh's Senior Pictures and then adopted her for the next 4 years as a Photography Assistant pouring into her just about everything we knew.  It's been a joy watching her grow in her skill as a Photographer and equally in her Love for Adam.  We're just really thankful for the amazing people we've connected with over the years and Kaleigh and Adam are some of the best!

Official Wedding Day was May 22nd, 2020 and here in 2021 we finally got to have the big celebration they originally wanted and it happened on their First Anniversary.

Such an Amazing Day together from Hair, Makeup and Getting Ready through 4 venue changes during the day!  We had a blast capturing all their moments especially knowing that several of their things had deep personal meaning connected back to Kaleigh's parents wedding.

So its been a year and they're doing Amazing!  It was a fantastic celebration and we've put together a few shots from the entire day.  Lots more will be coming soon!


Thanks for choosing us to capture your day!

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Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Marissa & James | Hillcrest Country Club Marissa & James

May 1st, 2021

Saint John Lutheran Church

Hillcrest Country Club

Things are slowly working their way back to Normal!!  So thankful that Marissa & James got to have their Wedding Day!  We had beautiful weather, an amazing couple, a vintage wedding dress, two new venues for us to shoot at and some really cute dancing kids!

Marissa & James started the day at Saint Johns Lutheran Church where we had a nice mix of modern backgrounds and a beautiful old sanctuary with lots of stained glass.  After pictures we all travelled to the Hillcrest Country Club where the rest of the evening continued.  Lots of pictures, food, dancing, speeches and a really fun old car!

Here's a small collection of pictures from their day!  Thanks for letting us be a part of your Best Day Ever!  Blessings, Matt & Jen

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Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Riley & Jonathan | Northview Church Riley & Jonathan

December 18th, 2020

Northview Church

Well... It wasn't what we ever imagined but 2020 Weddings are in the books and everyone who wanted to, got married and we shot some of the most amazing and fun wedding days of our career!  We wrapped up 2020 right before Christmas with a last minute venue change and a shortened day but it didn't seem to mess with anyone's spirit for the day!  

Riley and Jonathan's Ceremony at Northview Church was so Beautiful!  With the church decked out for Christmas, there wasn't much else that needed to be decorated.  We hopped in a Limo and ran downtown Noblesville for some chilly group pictures and then back to Northview for the Ceremony.  Its was a shorter day but none the less special and the pictures... well, I'll just let you look!

Thanks Everyone for an Amazing 2020!

Thanks Riley & Jonathan for bringing it to a Beautiful end!

Hallelujah!  Bring on 2021!

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Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Hannah & Stephen | White River Christian Church Hannah & Stephen

November 7th, 2020

White River Christian Church

What an awesome day we had with Hannah & Stephen.  We entered into the day knowing we were going to be working somewhere very familiar but with a couple we hardly knew.  What we discovered during the day was that we actually had deep connections to them through mutual friends we both love and there was a reason the day went so smooth... because these guys are awesome.  Fun, adventurous, beautiful and kind!  Lots of great moments from their day and hopefully we captured them all!

Thanks to you both and your families!  Here's a small sample of your Wedding Day.  Lots more pictures coming soon!

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Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Arielle & Sam | Golf Club of Indiana Arielle & Sam

October 17th, 2020

Cardinal Room, Golf Club of Indiana

One of the Crazy Bi-Products of Covid is that we've extended our normal 12 month relationship with couples out considerably.  We met Arielle & Sam early in 2019 and they had originally planned a March 2020 Wedding.  We've had a blast with them from day one thinking about Engagement Photos and their Wedding Day!  Even though it took almost 20 months to finally get them married, everyone stuck together and in the end, it was the best of days and a Stunning Fall Wedding!  We love shooting at the Cardinal Room at the Golf Club of Indiana.  So many great places to shoot, a great staff and so convenient for couples!  Bonus ending to the day was the Live Band Groove Smash!  Without Question, the best dance music at any wedding this year!

Here's just a small selection of pictures from their full wedding day.  Lots more pictures coming soon!!

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Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Shelby & Doug | Balmoral House Shelby & Doug

October 16th, 2020

Balmoral House

Every Wedding has something new and fun about it.  Showing up to shoot for Shelby & Doug was awesome because we'd never met them and we'd never shot at the Venue before so the entire day, from moment one was fresh and new and exciting for us.  What turned out to be extra awesome was several people in their wedding party and guest list who we knew... like old friends!  The whole day was awesome.  The Balmoral House was stunning with a glorious Fall Display of trees in almost every background and just a great day with people who loved being together.  Love always makes for Great Pictures!

Thanks Shelby & Doug!  We appreciate that you trusted us and we're super excited to share a selection of your Wedding Day Pictures with you!

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Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Katharine & Matt | Industry Katharine & Matt

October 15th, 2020

Industry, Indianapolis

From Day One connecting with Katharine & Matt was easy!  We love working with fellow Noblesville Residents and especially people who have a heart for our city!  Katharine and Matt both work for the Noblesville Police Dept and we were super excited to serve them on their day as they serve us every single day in their jobs!  The day was super emotional multiple times and gosh we love it when we find ourselves getting blessed while we're working to bless others!

Great People, Great Friends and Family!  Wedding Party for the Win and a really great Venue!  We couldn't have asked for more and even though it rained most of the day, you can't even tell it in their pictures!  We got the right breaks right when we needed them and made some amazing pictures for them!

Here's just a small selection from their day.  Lots more pictures coming soon!

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Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Cindy & David | Emmanuel Church Garfield Park Cindy & David

October 10th, 2020

Emmanuel Church Garfield Park

10/10/20/20 - They Most Popular Wedding Day of the Year & David & Cindy's Wedding Day was another change up of plans that turned out to just be perfect. We had the most beautiful day and pretty church close to Garfield Park.  The day was packed full of handfulls of the cutest kids anywhere and we had nice enough weather and some beautiful backgrounds to get outside for some pictures!  Everyone will remember this year and fortunately Cindy & David have an amazing day to add to those memories!

Lots more pictures coming soon.  These are just a sample!

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Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Kate & Danny | Intimate Backyard Wedding Kate & Danny

October 3rd, 2020

Hotel Carmichael

Backyard Wedding

What a Season it's been!  Kate & Danny's Wedding Day wasn't what they first planned but I'll go on record saying it was just the best day!  I loved spending the morning with Kate getting ready at the Hotel Carmichael in Carmel and then what a fun day at Danny's Parent's Home.  It was the most beautiful backyard wedding, a delightful family dinner with "round the room" toasts and then dancing under the twinkle lights.

Here's a selection of pictures from their Wedding Day!

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Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Lily & Cole | The Willow Creek Barn Lily & Cole

Sunday Sept 27th, 2020

The Willow Creek Barn

We've known and loved the McDaniel Family for a long time!  I always hoped I get to shoot some of their Weddings and thankfully their First was also our First!  We are so excited for Lily & Cole.    So thankful to get to know Cole and his family a bit and to be there on the day to capture all the amazing goodness that happens with two great young people from two great families decide to spend their lives together!  Cheers and Kudos for Everyone!  The planning, the design ideas, the thoughts, words and music!  Everything was Perfect!

Here's just a few pictures from their day.  Lots more will be coming soon!

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Tipton Wedding Photography | Ashley & Rudi | Private Backyard Wedding Ashley & Rudi

September 26th, 2020

Private Backyard Wedding, Tipton, Indiana

If there's something to LOVE about 2020 its that its forced people to get really creative.  We've had weddings postponed and cancelled but most of them have figured out a way to have a fun, safe day and lots of them have been super creative.  We've known Ashley from our local coffee shop and were super excited when she wanted us to shoot her wedding.  As planning evolved we ended up at her parents home in Tipton in their Stunning Backyard.  While this might not have originally been the first thought, after shooting a Wedding on the property, I think tons of people would love to have a wedding here!  

Absolutely Stunning and A Really Fun Day!  Congrats to you Both!  Here's a small selection of your Wedding Photos.  The rest are coming soon!

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Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Ciara & Jordon | 1899 Ciara & Jordon Part II

Friday September 18th, 2020

1899 Indianapolis

OVA Brands Salon

We've been talking with Ciara since January of 2018.  I feel like we've been on a lengthy Journey with her and Jordon that has finally come to a Celebratory Finish!  We've been dreaming together about her Wedding for 32 Months and we even had to split plans into two parts to get everything accomplished... But Voila!  We Did It and It Was Awesome!

Covid Regulations had just started in March so their original wedding date of March 20th got shrunk down to just immediate family.  We shot a short day then and officially got them married but then planned for a Fall Celebration.  September came and they put together the biggest group of people they were both allowed to have and who felt comfortable gathering and we had ourselves a party!  Having been married already for 6 months made the day just peaceful and beautiful and focused on friends and family.  We loved our day with them and we're excited to share a small selection of pictures from their day!

Congrats Guys!  You Made It!!

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Indianapolis Wedding Photography | Courtney & Matt | Backyard Geist Wedding Courtney & Matt

September 5th, 2020

I don't think there's been a single Wedding since March that hasn't been somehow affected by the Covid Quarantine Situation.  Its been one of those things that we've all been in together and while changing big plans into smaller plans has been a bummer for some, we've had some of the sweetest, most beautiful weddings this season and Couples are Still Getting Married Hallelujah!

Courtney & Matt found a perfect alternative for their big wedding day plans and a new date in 2021 for the rest of things to work out.  We had a great time getting ready and then a sweet backyard wedding on Geist Reservoir!  Had you not knows, you might have thought that this is what they intended their day to always look like!

Here's a collection of pictures.  More to follow in a few weeks when we finish their entire gallery.

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Noblesville Wedding Photography | Erica & Quentin | Mustard Seed Gardens Erica & Quentin

August 9th, 2020

Mustard Seed Gardens

We've known both Quentin & Erica since they were in High School and shot their pictures as Seniors.  Its been awesome watching them grow and mature and now getting to be a part of their Wedding Day!  Because the government hasn't made getting married during Covid all that flexible, they went ahead and got married on their original Wedding Date, June 7th.   That Ceremony was small and intimate, on a boat in the middle of Morse Reservoir.  And since we could fit all of us on the boat, they decided to still have their Big Celebration Today!

So, we got to officially shoot their Second Wedding to each other and it was Awesome!  Such a relaxed day with lots of friends & family.  It was a stunning day for an outdoor Ceremony at Mustard Seed Gardens in Noblesville.  Lots of Shenanigans including a Groomsman in a Wedding Dress and a ton of Great Pictures.  Erica looked Amazing and yes, Quentin cried when he saw her... even though he'd officially been married to her for 2 months!

These Two have Something Really Special and we're excited to share a small part of their Wedding Day with you!  Lots more pictures coming in a few weeks!