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Fall Fairytale Engagement – Amanda & Jt – South Bend Wedding Photographer

I am giddy with joy over Amanda and Jt’s fall engagement! I seriously had the hardest time narrowing down the images. These two can not take a bad photo… like it’s impossible!

Our day started with a meet-n-greet since I had only met Amanda and Jt over video. Whenever I have out of state couples, I always have them come to the engagement session a little early so we can meet officially and also dive deeper into their day. Hair and makeup was next! Nidia of Blushing Beauty Hair arrived to pamper Amanda while Jt and I talked about med school. Medicine has always fascinated me so I was excited to hear all of his stories.

With hair and makeup finished, we traveled all the way across town to St. Pat’s park in South Bend. It was a bit of a drive but so worth it. The fall colors were in full affect and that’s exactly what Amanda wanted.

From the second we started, these two were on fire! Okay, not actually on fire but they were pros in front of the camera. The smiles and laughter never ended!

The piggyback photos were my favorite… hence why I choose one of them to be the first photo! 😍

While Amanda and Jt changed into their next outfit, I got creative for the ring shot. This branch was very prickly but well worth the sting. 😉💍

We drove to the front part of St. Pat’s, near the apple orchard. The park is so big, you could literally do an entire session there and never look like you were in the same place.

The covered bridge is a favorite spot of mine. I love the contrast it adds to a photo.

Can’t even… 😱 ⬇️

These photos are pure fall perfection! And I love how the bridge barely peaks out of the corner. ❤️

Our last location was the lake at Notre Dame. Amanda and Jt will be getting married there next May so we wanted to stop in for our night shot. The photo on the right is when I had Amanda attack Jt. It almost knocked him over and made for a very cute moment.

For the night shot, I chose the spot by the lake where you can see both the Dome and the Basilica. It’s even better at night because both buildings reflect on the water.

The perfect end to the perfect engagement! ❤️

To Amanda and Jt – I had an absolute blast getting to know you both and capturing your session! I literally can not wait to see you both again next year! Thank you for trusting me with this journey and let me know if you ever need anything. All my love – S

To see their full session, click here.


Photography: Sarah Sage Photography LLC

HMU: Blushing Beauty Hair



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