Sarah and I have a lot in common, besides our first name. Both our first real job ever was at the Valley News, and we were officially hired on the same day. I think our editors thought it was funny to send along two brown-haired girls named Sarah to the same assignment and confuse our subjects. We became fast friends and bonded over our love for the Beatles (she was one of the first to recognize our business was named after a Beatles song), and our shared experiences together as young newspaper workers. After she moved down to Boston to become a teacher, I got to know Brad well, and loved going out with them to their favorite Jazz bar and having long conversations about politics and the healthcare industry. Brad is currently in medical school and I love talking to him about his perspective on the medical field culture. Basically, they're some of the best people Jeff and I know, so when they asked us to come to Indiana and photograph their wedding in the state where they both grew up and went to college, we were thrilled to be even more of a part of our friends' lives.
Sarah and Brad knew for a long time that they wanted to get married at the Indianapolis Central Library- it melds their shared interest of constant learning and reading with a beautiful building in the heart of Indianapolis. The ceremony took place in the hundred-year-old ornate reading room, with natural light streaming through big windows, and progressed to the modern, light-filled atrium for the reception. We loved how the entire day was about honoring their friends and family- plenty of time was spent beforehand hanging out with their wedding parties, Sarah's grandmother, who wasn't able to be there in person, was present through FaceTime throughout the ceremony and Sarah stopped to wave to her as she walked down the aisle with her father, and Sarah and Brad took plenty of time during their reception to spend time talking to all their guests before they hit the dance floor.