Winter was lingering well into March, which meant it was too cold to shoot outside for long. As a result, Katie and Lyle decided to do their engagement session inside the Athenaeum Theater in Indy. The theater was lovely, warm, and so welcoming on this cold day in March. It was a lot cozier inside the building, but Katie and Lyle didn’t have any trouble cuddling up together.
I had so much fun capturing this session with Katie and Lyle. The way they snuggled up to each other in the photos was so romantic. The Athenaeum Theater seemed so grand in the day light. The silver, winter light filtering through the windows was absolutely stunning. The way that light illuminated Katie’s face as she looked at Lyle was brilliant! I can’t wait to capture Katie and Lyle’s wedding this fall.
The Athenaeum Theater is a Gem!
The Athenaeum Theater is such a wonderful building. There are so many great places to shoot inside the theater that take advantage of the great window light! I love shooting inside as long as there are plenty of windows so I can get great natural light on my subjects. There’s something about the way the light from the window falls off as it enters a room that appeals to my sense of style. I love those dark and moody shots of brides and grooms and dramatic lighting that can be used to highlight their best features.
As I was shooting with Katie and Lyle it felt like we would never run out of interesting places to shoot inside this building. There were so many different rooms and so many windows with unique shapes. It wasn’t difficult to find a beautiful space with lighting that made me wonder what I could create. I can’t wait to go back to the Athenaeum Theater for another shoot some day!
If you loved these engagement photos in a theater, you might want to check out this wedding I shot in the theater at Indiana Landmarks Center!
Kaitlyn and John’s wedding photos!