Notre Dame

2015 Wedding Season | Shelby Chari Photography | South Bend Wedding Photographer

I cannot believe this is my job. I often find myself thinking about how I am the luckiest person on earth to be able to capture people in love for a living. This has been my busiest year yet and I could not have asked for better people to spend it with. Each and every one of these wedding days was so perfect and unique, the perfect representation of each couple and their love for one another. A big special thank you to my AWESOME team too (Wes, Rebecca, & Michelle!) I simply could not have done it without all your help and hard work! My heart is so so full and I can hardly wait to see what 2016 has in store for Shelby Chari Photography. 

Lisa & Nick { South Bend Engagement Session at Notre Dame | South Bend Wedding Photographer | Shelby Chari Photography }

I first met Lisa & Nick earlier this year after being referred to them by a friend to photograph their wedding day in just 8 months. One thing I really love about including engagement sessions in all of my wedding packages is that it gives me time to get to know my bride & groom before their big day! Not only does it help them to be comfortable with my camera in their face but they get to know me a little more too! Being a wedding photographer is more than just showing up on someone's wedding day and taking photos. I want to CAPTURE and tell the story of your love on one of the biggest days of your lives. I pride myself in creating a relationship with my clients before, during, and after their weddings. Lisa & Nick are big Notre Dame fans so shooting their session on campus was absolutely perfect and we could not have asked for a more beautiful day! 

Plaunt {Family} + Aiden {6 Months}

I have been photographing this beautiful family since Aiden was still in his mommy's tummy and I couldn't be more excited to watch this sweet baby boy grow. My favorite thing about photographing the Plaunt family is their chain reaction of smiles. I love watching them all, just happy to be together and in love.

Session Location: Notre Dame

Anna & Patrick {Engaged}

I first met Anna when we met up to go over wedding packages in the fall and finally got to meet Patrick at the time of their engagement session. One of my favorite things about a couple is when they compliment each other, and Anna & Patrick most certainly do. They are perfectly content strolling hand-in-hand in silence through the Notre Dame campus but still laughing at all of my lame jokes anyway, working with these two was such a blast. I am absolutely honored to be shooting their wedding in November of this year! Here are some of my favorite shots from their engagement session.

Session Location: Notre Dame