We Capture Wedding's, Elopement's, and Vow Renewal's of Every Style, Everywhere!
We tailor our look's to fit your personality best! Our goal is to make your unique style and personality to shine!
Shabby-chic, Barn wedding's, church ceremonies, classic and classy reception's, resort weddings with dramatic views, star wars wedding's, a vintage inspired day,
courthouse wedding's, mountain elopements; we've done them all!
TO SEE WHAT YOUR WEDDING DAY COULD LOOK LIKE WITH US,
Scroll down to view Personalized wedding galleries of all our Bridal clients!
What is important, is that your day is just how you want it!
We work hard to provide you artsy, colorful, dramatic portraits, while also capturing the sweet and sentimental moments of your day. We want to give you something a little different, while capturing all the important moments and sweet smiles! We like to meet with our couples a few times in advance to line out a plan and a schedule that makes you happy, and help move the flow of traffic for you so you can sit back and relax. We love lists, and we don't have time limits because we think that adds stress where there shouldn't be any.
My parent's have always said, that their wedding day went by so fast, that the only parts they remember are the parts that they have photo's of. Rest assured we will capture your whole day! We arrive during the getting ready process and don't leave until after all of the main events are over, and it's just solely dancing left. You can practically hold down the arrow key and watch your entire wedding.
We like to meet one-on-one at least twice to get to know you and your unique style, plan out the order of your day so it runs smoothly, and figure out what moments are most important to you!
A little about us as your wedding photographer's!
We have had the pleasure of capturing so many types of love stories! We love to share in your moments and capture them with beauty and meaning. We' are well seasoned with roughly 125 wedding's under our belt, and have seen it all! There have been wedding's with 400+ people, micro wedding's in the times of covid, elopement's with no parent's and just a few close friend's, and your average backyard ceremonies. We've have enjoyed many catholic mass's, seen witnessed some hilarious Rocky Top's in barns, and have loved every second partying at the hipster wedding's. Our favorite part about our wedding couples are how different you all are!
Over the years, we have felt lucky to share in some special moments with our bride's and groom's. These have been just a handful of our favorites!
- During an elopement in the mountains, it was so cold, that right after the first dance, everyone ran inside the cabin, and all eight people in the bridal party hopped in one bed and under the blankets with the bride and groom, in this teny tiny cot, swapping old college memories they had of the couple.
- At a wedding in Indy, everyone paused the dancing half way through the reception to break out some cards, and 50 people gathered around 1 tiny wooden table to play the craziest drinking game I have ever seen in my life. There were so many people playing we had to photograph it from the balcony.
- A priest once had us all in tears with a surprise homily for a mother who had recently past, it was incredibly sweet and unforgettable.
- We had a couple make a pit stop before their reception to visit the bakery where the first kiss happened to snag shots of wedding day smooches
- One of our bride's saddled up her horses and took one for a ride, in her gown, 10 minutes before the ceremony, around the lake, in her backyard
- We've followed behind as our some of our bride's and groom's have bar hopped with their bridal party for 2 hours before the reception
- A mother who was wheelchair bound was helped to stand by the grooms father, so she could dance with her son on his wedding day
- One of our bride's favorite things were giraffe's, so the ranch let both the couple and us pet the giraffe's and the kangaroo's during the portraits
- On the dance floor, the DJ played Mambo #5, and the bride's name was in the song, I've never seen anyone be more adorable than her in that moment
- 2 of our couples had the coolest send off's, one of them had everyone light paper lanterns and launch them, and the other's wedding was right before the 4th of July so they ended the night with a firework show
- We've had a couple enjoyed going on a morning hike to view the best waterfall, and had us tail along to capture them with the incredible views.
- One of our couple's decided to visit the arcade where they met to play a little pacman before the reception
- For a New Year Eve Wedding, the bride and groom had the entire reception pop confetti at midnight
We love opportunities that make wedding day's different!
Some of our favorite wedding day things are silly cake smashes, incorporating dog's into the day, we adore sparkler and firework send off's, a lit dance floor; and have shed tears behind the camera, many-a-time, during the father-daughter dances. We think photographing sentimental items like your great-great-grandmother's wedding day hand embroidered handkerchief, or the engraving's on your wedding band's, or your matching tattoo's, and the first kiss, the morning letter's, and the first touches around the doorframe are so important! Your moments are special to us, and we want to capture the memory of your big day; big moment's and tiny one's alike.
We've traveled across the country, from our home state Indiana, to big Cities like Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis. We've been to the mountains in Arkansas, we've flown to Florida, and we've driven across 5 states in 7 hours the day before to be at a wedding. So far we've photographed wedding's in IN, KY, IL, OH, TN, MO, AR, KA, and FL. Although we have not been out of the United State's yet for a wedding, we are willing to! Wherever your wedding is, is where we are happy to be!
Whatever your style is, we are here to capture your day. Each wedding is as unique as the couple.
We promise to try to capture your day as authentically as possible!
Our goal is to give you stunning, dramatic, and classic portraits; that will capture the best moment of your life!
Keep scrolling down for Galleries!
How do you photograph your weddings?
It depends on the wedding! We do everything we can to enhance your style, Be it southern, vintage, timeless and classy, or even funky. We want your wedding photos to feel like you! We love color and drama, and we take our time to make you look stunning! Even if that means taking a few minutes to adjust the dress to be just perfect or fixing the same hair between every pose. At the same time we organize and do lots of planning with our couples so that, when your day comes, we can direct the flow of traffic for you, so you can just sit back and enjoy your day.
What cameras do you use?
All Nikons! We prefer Nikons because they make their own glass, which makes a huge difference when it comes to the pigments that can come through on your portraits. We have recently switched to being all mirrorless! Which has the added benefit of providing you with extra sharp images, while being very quiet, so your guests hardly notice us during the big day! All the focus should be on you! (pun not intended) We usually use 2-3 Nikon Camera's over the course of your wedding day with multiple different lenses, and sometimes flashes. We also have a drone that we can and do use situationally, as well as a GoPro we can hand off to the bridal party for the reception. That way we can be ready for any situation that could arise!
Do you price by the hour?
Absolutely not! From day one as a company we have been hearing the horror stories, of "Oh I paid my photographer by the hour, and they left before we ever got to cut the cake or do our first dances." Well, we vow that you will never get that from us! It's not our day, it's yours! And we want to do everything we can to serve you. We are yours from beginning of the day until after all the main events are over or until after the send off!
How much experience do you have?
We may be young, but we have tons of experience! This year, 2021, we surpassed photographing 125 weddings! We have photographed for 2 wedding magazine's, and a few different bridal gown/tux companies. As of the end of 2019, we have done approx. 700 shoots, 66 of them being weddings, and Bridal Company advertisement team ups.
Do you travel?
Yes. Yes. And YES! We will travel anywhere! While most of our weddings are usually local clients, we have gone as far as Florida for weddings, and have even discussed with a few of our clients, the possibility of traveling overseas to other countries to capture weddings. Anything is possible! Long distance weddings will increase the quote though, due to factoring in transportation, and lodging.
How far in advance should we book you?
Depends! On average we book fast! People start booking with us anywhere from 2 years to a few months before they get married. My advise, book us right after you set your date. That way you are more likely to get us before somebody else does! Pro tip: Fall books faster for us than any other time of year, so if you have a fall wedding, do not hesitate to call or message us!
Have you shot LGBTQIA+ Weddings?
Yes! Quite a few! All couples are welcome here!
I need Engagement Photos too!
Well, that's great! We actually have a special discount for all of our clients who book with us for your wedding! If we are shooting your wedding, you will get $150 off of your engagement session. It's only fair right? Plus we love getting to work with our couples in person before the wedding! It allows both of us to bond, get to know all of your good angles, and figure out your unique style! Which only makes your wedding day run smoother and quicker. Plus it gives us the chance to give you some good before and after content, like if you want to be sitting on the porch swing for your engagement session, then we can recreate the same pose on your wedding day. You can put the 2 side by side, and ta-da! Cute magic.
I love a specific shot, can you make sure it happens?
Absolutely! Tell me in advance, and we will make it a priority. And by all means, send me your Pinterest boards. Cause, ladies, we know you have them! Given location we can recreate just about anything!
You're booked on my wedding, and so I'm sad...
Trust us, we are too. There is nothing more heartbreaking than telling a potential couple that we are already booked on their big day. Well we have a band-aide for this little problem.... Mini sessions!
So we were booked on your big day? Well for just $175, we will gladly meet up with you for an hour at the location of your choice, and take some more! We have done this many times before! There are so many situations this has worked for!
Let's say it was pouring on your big day because the hurricane rains came through, you forgot to do something important in the chaos of the day, you missed the sunset session because there were no clouds in the sky, or you just plain weren't crazy about the photos. Here's your chance to change that!
Or let's say you loved your photos, well take this as your moment to choose a new look and do more! Instead of a ballgown, hair down, at your venue, we can meet you in a shorter dress or a pantsuit, in a forest, the fields, the mountains, or a waterfall! Throw your hair up in that pony tail. Get that vintage car, or set up a candlelit table for two, or heck, tea parties are fun too! Build a bonfire and roast smores. Lets set up disco balls on top of the parking garage, or meet up at an aquarium, or the horse stables! Want to trash the dress? Saw something cute on instagram? Now's your moment! Let's do it!
New Wedding Package Add-On's!
We are Now captureing the Dress Reveal too
Want us to document more of the special moments, not just the wedding? Well, we can do that! We now have a brand new add on!
The Rose and Bliss Bridal Dress Reveal Package
If you are purchasing your gown from Rose and Bliss Bridal, well we are more than happy to capture that too! The Dress Reveal is the moment your dress finally arrives in the store, and you can try it on! When booking your appointment, you can upgrade to a
for you and five of your closest friends! This package includes an Agape Graze box of sweets, and a bottle of champagne. And now for $50 extra, I will gladly come and document that special moment when you try on your dress in all its glory with your closest friends and family. We will capture their reactions to seeing you for the first time in your gown. The squeals of joy and the tears. And then we can finish up with some "I said yes to the dress" photos in front of their adorable heart, with your bride tribe, before you take that gown home! If you are interested this is something we can mutually schedule with Rose and Bliss Bridal.
Trash the Dress Sessions
So you want to hop in a lake or a pool afterward your wedding day and trash the dress and create some awesome memories? We hear you! Let's do it!
We recommend a warm season and a change of clothes, but beyond that let's do it!
Safety notice: safety is always most important, so each couple must sign a contract in advance, and if you have a heavy dress, due to liability, sessions cannot take place in locations with moving water that you can't stand up in!
are you ready to see our past wedding clients highlight galleries, to get a feel of what you can have for your wedding day?
Individual Wedding Galleries
Disco weddings have got to be my favorite trend of 2022, by taking glitz and glam up a notch!
This inspirational shoot was a collaboration between:
Venue: COMFORT by the Cross-Eyed Cricket in the Upper Room
Dress: Rose & Bliss
Flowers: Emerald Design
Coconut Cream Cupcakes: Bea Sweet Treats
Disco cups: Merrymint Celebration Boutique & Event Space
Our 100th Wedding
What a blessing!! This was a huge accomplishment we have been looking forward to achieving. We are so grateful and so thankful to all 100 of our wedding couples! It has been a pleasure photographing all of your weddings!
We celebrated with balloons, champagne, and reminiscing on our past weddings. We thought it'd be fun to share some random Neeley Photography Wedding Day Statistics! These are just some random notes, counters, and observations we've made over the last 100!
200+ wedding meetings
99 times we've heard the cha cha slide
66 Warrick county weddings
48 Church weddings
32 COVID weddings
20 wedding couples that we've assured that rain means good luck
17 times Perfect by Ed Sheeran was the First Dance Song
16 Barn weddings
15 Ella park bridal dresses
13 backyard/at home weddings
8 Kentucky weddings
6 Jasper weddings
5 Haubstaut weddings
5 times Lord of the Rings was played as everyone walked down the aisle
3 dear friends: our 68th, 75th, and 95th weddings
2 destination weddings: 1 in Sarasota FL, and 1 in St. Louis
2 snowy weddings
1 wedding in -6° weather
1 wedding on an animal reserve with giaraffes and kangaroos
1 time a bride changed dresses for the reception
Cheers to the next hundred, we cannot wait to meet our sweet future couples! Thanks again everyone!