Indiana War Memorial Engagement Session | Katie + Phil

Katie and Phil have traveled across the United States and around the world, but after dating long distance, both of their jobs have brought them to Indianapolis, a city with which they have quickly fallen in love. Their Indiana War Memorial engagement session was an absolutely amazing evening, as we celebrated their love and chatted all about their 2021 wedding plans!

engagement session at top of Indiana War Memorial in Indianapolis

Katie and Phil are both from the east coast, but their jobs brought both of them to Indianapolis in the last year. They have really enjoyed living downtown, and they wanted to document their city with a beautiful and meaningful location to them.

I enjoyed getting to hear how their paths had brought them together, then how they came to Indianapolis. Katie was actually in the military for 10 years, which took her many places, including Germany for a time. That made the Indiana War Memorial and American Legion Park even more special for their downtown Indianapolis engagement session, honoring her time in the service! They were such a joy to spend time with, as they were laidback, fun, and carefree.

Phil proposed back in February on a Tuesday morning after they finished breakfast. She said their dog had just come back from outside, and she noticed it had a white bandana around its neck. She had asked Phil if the dog got into something outside, but before she knew it, Phil was asking her to marry him! She said, “I just kept thinking, ‘It’s a Tuesday!'” Of course, she said yes, and they are planning their wedding on the East Coast for Summer 2021.

Their photos truly capture how joyful and happy they are to be together, and I cannot wait to see what plans they come up with for their wedding. It’s going to be an amazing celebration of their love story!

Katie and Phil, thank you again for choosing me to capture your engagement session in Indianapolis. I had a blast with the two of you, and I loved being a part of this season in your lives. I wish you both the best in your wedding planning but more importantly your marriage as you devote your lives to one another. Enjoy the sneak peeks from your session!

Autumn Howell Photography is an Indianapolis wedding photographer, serving clients across Indiana, including Kokomo, Fort Wayne, and Noblesville. Learn more about booking me as your wedding photographer!

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I'm Autumn, a wedding photographer for romantic and joyful couples who are genuinely in love with their best friend. I'm a wife to my best friend Ryan, mom to a sweet baby boy, and dog mom to our adopted husky Aspen.


I am a sucker for spontaneous road trips, and I take my margarita on the rocks. I promise to keep things lighthearted, stress free, and keep you laughing all the way to your marriage.

Autumn Howell Photography specializes in wedding and portrait photography in Fort Wayne, Kokomo, Indianapolis and beyond

Tel 765.432.7263

Autumn Howell Photography specializes in wedding and portrait photography in Fort Wayne, Kokomo, Indianapolis and beyond

Tel 765.432.7263