Andrew & Rae 

Submitted from the Vendor’s Perspective: Shane Lawrence Photography

Welcome to Rae and Andrew’s amazing summer wedding at Sandy Pines in Demotte, Indiana. This wedding stands out as what we photographers call a “signature” wedding —one we never forget and often point future clients to. Rae and Andrew were incredibly fun to work with and their love and joy bubbled out all day. It was especially meaningful for me, as it was my 50th birthday on the day of their wedding. It was a great way to celebrate, capturing beautiful moments at an incredible wedding with some of my favorite vendors. 

Working with Krissy V, a makeup artist I frequently collaborate with, was wonderful as always. Carla and Katelyn doing hair are also among my favorite vendors, and our DJ, Chris England, is a former wedding client and I have recently photographed his young family. He kept the dance floor packed all evening. I had the opportunity to work with Jessie and Dave from Peace Love Films, who I had heard fantastic things about for a few years. I have seen the highlight video they produced and it was so special. The combination of these talented individuals, along with the stunning venue and lovely weather, made the day truly extraordinary. 

The photos captured throughout the day perfectly depict the joy and happiness that was present. From the preparation with hair and makeup to the hilarious vows, the fun never stopped. We even had a fantastic flower guy, who was a six-foot-tall extrovert, adding an extra touch of flair to the occasion. He channelled his inner flower girl princess perfectly as he threw flowers and handed out cold beer. I was glad I knew he was showing up and had a long lens ready for some action shots. Bubble guns, lively dancing, and a beautiful sunset were the perfect way to end such a memorable day. 

Thanks to Rae and Andrew for trusting me with your day and thanks to Sandy Pines staff and all the awesome vendors who joined in to make this day amazing. 

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