Indianapolis Wedding Photographer ~ Coffee Creek Studio Photography

All wedding days are special… celebrating new love, new relationships, and new chapters in our lives. Inevitably it is also a time that we remember those who are no longer with us. Incorporating them into your special day can honor their memory and keep them a part of all the special moments in your life. This family did that in a big way.

Melissa was a beautiful bride. She had many people who loved her surrounding her. Her mom, the one she likely wanted most, had passed away before her wedding day. Thankfully, her family made sure her mother’s presence was felt every step of the way!

The bridal party and all the groomsmen were fantastic throughout the day. We had a great time with all of the posed photography and watching them get ready for the day. The ceremony under the old sycamore tree at Coffee Creek Ridge was beautiful and sweet. The barn wedding reception was when Dalton and Melissa’s family really went out of their way to honor the wonderful relationship that Melissa had with her mother.

One of the things they loved to do together was follow Billy Gilman. Melissa has been his #1 fan since she was little when he had his first big hit “One Voice” and they have become friends over time.   So as a surprise, the family had Billy come to her wedding and surprise them…something her Mom wanted so badly for her. As you can tell from the images, it was a wonderful surprise and really made Melissa’s day extra-special. I’ve never seen someone so excited and overcome with emotion. Everyone was in tears, including me! It was such an honor to witness such a special moment.  Dalton and Melissa recently stopped by the studio and brought us autographed photos that I had taken of Billy!! How thoughtful is that?!?! She even had to travel all the way to Rhode Island to get them for us! Of course they are now proudly displayed in my studio. Billy wrote “Amy, Thanks for making me look great” haha. Thank you again Dalton and Melissa!

I am so happy for these two and was honored to be a part of their very special day. Congratulations to the bride and groom!

Coffee Creek Studio is based out of Shelbyville, Indiana, and is owned and operated by Amy Haehl, who specializes in engagement, wedding, maternity and newborn photography, as well as mentoring other photographers. Coffee Creek Studio serves Indianapolis, Indiana and all surrounding areas.


  1. Cassee McGrath says:

    Very beautiful photos and memories!

  2. Such a beautiful moment for you dear so happy for you and you looked so amazing and stunning and oh so happy dear. So very happy Billy was able to make that day so special for you. He is all of our Hero. And I am so happy to get the opportunity to share this beautiful moment with you through this beautiful post to thank you dear may God Bless you and your husband and all your family. And I know Your guardian Angle is looking down on you always. Your mom is proud of you dear you did it.


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