Pamela & Sean were united in a romantic wedding service at the beautiful Sanctuary on Penn, followed by an intimate reception at Maggiano’s.  The Sanctuary is a full-service wedding venue has come a long way since I filmed the first wedding in the former church last summer, and it provided the perfect backdrop for this couple and their family & friends.  The reception was filled with lots of laughter, good food (no surprise), and memorable moments.  Special thanks to Brandon New for helping out, and thanks to photographer Sue Huffer for the last-minute referral.

Photo by Sue Huffer Photography

I had the pleasure of filming Thomas Caterers of Distinction‘s annual tasting event at the Scottish Rite Cathedral, where many of their (and my) favorite industry friends and clients gathered to sample and evaluate the latest innovations in tasty goodness by the amazing Thomas culinary team under the guidance of PACE Lifetime Achievement Award-winning co-owner Kelly Early.  Half the fun was hanging out with so many great friends throughout the night, and the other half was sampling the menu items myself after shooting them along with photographer Amanda Fales.  (Check our her blog post for more detailed descriptions of these yummy creations.)

Image by Amanda Fales Photography

I’ve been blessed with many opportunities to travel to some amazing destinations (St. Kitts, Riviera Maya, St. Lucia, etc.) to film some incredible weddings in paradise, and this epic wedding weekend at the Ritz Carlton in Naples belongs right at the top of that list.  Gene Huddleson of Detail+Design referred this PACE Award-winning (for “Best Wedding: Budget over $200,000”) four-day extravaganza to me, and his team’s creativity was evident in every aspect of the weekend, from the rehearsal activities and welcome dinner to the stunning sunset ceremony on the beach, through the spectacular reception and “afterglow” party and finally the day-after brunch.  By contractual agreement I cannot reveal the client, but I thought it would be fun to assemble a quickie sampling of some of D+D’s beautiful work for such a warm and generous family on this perfect wedding weekend!

Welcome Dinner

Sunset Ceremony


We are thrilled to announce that IndyVisual was recognized with three PACE Awards at the ISES (International Special Events Society) Indiana PACE Awards ceremony on Friday at D’Amore Indianapolis.  The awards were for Best Social Videographer, Best Corporate Videographer, and Best Team Effort (Budget Under $75,000).  The first award was for the work we did at the paw-sitively dog-tastic 50th birthday event for Erin Hession‘s aunt Mary, and the latter two were for the work we did with the inspiring Blissful Wishes Ball benefiting Wish Upon a Wedding.

We were also honored to be involved in events that won other awards, such as Best Wedding (Budget $75,000-$200,000) and Best Wedding (Budget Over $200,000) by Detail+Design (thanks for the shout-out, Gene!), as well as Best Industry Contribution given to Monica Richard for leading the founding board of the Indianapolis chapter of Wish Upon a Wedding, on which I am honored to serve.   It was such a joy to see so much due recognition given to so many great friends in the industry, and an even greater joy to celebrate with them afterwards while consuming massive amounts of Thomas Caterers‘ tasty creations.

These awards will sit happily alongside our five previous PACE and Esprit (the international version of the PACE) trophies.  Of course, awards aren’t the reason that we do what we do, but being recognized by the best of the best in the event industry inspires us to continue growing and serving our clients to the best of our ability.