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Mr & Mrs Henderson – The LaSalle – South Bend Wedding Photographer

The day after a wedding is usually when I’m putting up sneak peeks and maybe even a blog post. However, I was able to come home from Val & Johnathan’s wedding, go through all the images, sort them, edit them and upload them in less than 24 hours!!! Since I was only at the wedding for a short time, I figured why edit only 30 sneak peeks when I could just take the extra hour or so and get every single image edited… ta da! 😀


The day started at the Double Tree by Hilton, in downtown South Bend. Valerie and her girls and guy were getting ready. They wanted to take a few pictures in their matching robes. I had the brilliant idea of adding the champagne. 🙂 What we didn’t expect to happen was the champagne popped open and went everywhere. However, it did make for some hilarious photos.

Val’s sister Lilly held her hand as Val was helped into her dress by her maids of honor. They are very close and I can tell that Lilly looks up to her big sis. 🙂



We walked over the The LaSalle building for a ‘first talk’. Similar idea as a first look except they can’t see one another, just talk and share a private moment. Val decided to steal a kiss while Johnathan had his eyes closed. So cute.

Ceremony time!



Mr & Mrs Henderson!

Family formals.

Killer wedding party!!!



Team Bride

Team Groom

Creatives in downtown. Gorgeous!

Valerie nailed her portraits… wow!



Johnathan is the next Calvin Klein model for sure!


These ones on the bench were my favorite!


This is where my day ended. Valerie, Johnathan and their guests went up to second floor of the venue to enjoy dinner and dancing. I know they had an awesome night, no doubt! 🙂

To Valerie & Johnathan – Thank for allowing me to spend just a few wonderful hours with you and your amazing families and friends! I had an absolute blast and truly hope our paths cross again some day! Congratulations and I wish you all the best. Love – S

See their full gallery here!


Photography: Sarah Sage Photography

Hotel: Double Tree by Hilton

Venue: The LaSalle

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