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Amazing Mishawaka Engagement – Danielle & Zack – South Bend Wedding Photographer

Danielle and Zack had the giggles all day as during their engagement session! This beautiful couple has been together over 2 1/2 years and will be celebrating their big day next July at the Gillespie Center. Danielle and Zack are laid back and always smiling. Their chemistry is obvious from the moment you meet them. Laughter and love is the name of the game! 🤗

To start their engagement session, Danielle and Zack met us at the studio for hair and makeup. Zack relaxed on the couch as Danielle was pampered by Brenda of Thee Makeup Team and Nidia of Blushing Beauty & Co. The ladies did a fantastic job and before we knew it, it was time for get their session started! 😊

We started their engagement session at the Shiojiri Niwa Garden in Mishawaka. It’s a beautiful location that’s never really busy, making shooting there a must! I had Danielle and Zack sit on the bridge and right away, they nailed it! Their laugh was infectious and I could tell they were having a lot fun!

It’s Danielle stunning!!! 😍

From the bridge, we walked around the garden, looking for beautiful light. And the light did not disappoint. Look at these moments! 😍

And of course we had to play in the willow tree! 🌲

LOVE! ❤️

We then headed back to the studio for a quick outfit change and then off we went to Beutter Park. The weather was perfect so the park was pretty busy. Luckily I found this quiet area by the water where they could walk and twirl with ease. 🙃

We jumped down into the water bank to capture these gorgeous moments! These are my favorites from the whole day! 😍

After climbing out of the water, we walked over to the iron bridge for some walking shots.


We drove around to Kate’s Garden where I got photographed Danielle’s ring on a vine of leaves. The band of her ring looks like little leaves so this was the perfect spot! 💍 We also took the black and white photo, that’s below, there too!

Last stop, Battell Park for a quick dip! The sun was falling fast so we just a about 2 minutes to get this shot. Danielle and Zack nailed it on the first try!

Love the many colors of the sky and the little bit of sun peeking through the trees! ☀️

To Danielle and Zack – Thank you for a fun-filled session! I had a blast getting to know you better and of course, laughing along the way! I’m super excited for your wedding next July and helping make this an incredible journey for you! All my love – S

To see their full session, click here.


Photography: Sarah Sage Photography LLC

Hair: Blushing Beauty & Co.

Makeup: Thee Makeup Team

Locations: Shiojiri Niwa Garden, Buetter Park, Kate’s Garden, Battell Park



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