Indiana Photographer: Martin 50-Year Anniversary Party

This past weekend, while I was in Vegas, Ginny did a photoshoot in Indianapolis for her sister Angie. Angie, her husband Darin, her brother in-law David, and David’s fiance Kerry Ann hosted a 50-year anniversary party for Angie’s in-laws, Mr. and Mrs. Carl and Judy Martin. The Martins are from Knightstown, Indiana. Their 50-year anniversary party was held at the famous Hoosier Gymnasium. This is where the movie The Hoosiers was filmed.

Ginny went down to help her sister prepare for the party on Friday (they did the decorating), and then she took pictures of the event on Saturday. Ginny said it took her an hour to find settings that would work with the unusual lighting in the building. There were lights that had to heat up hanging from the ceiling, and there was natural light coming through windows that were high up above the bleachers. Ginny said, “This gym was incredibly beautiful from the standpoint of vintage 50s. It was the perfect place for a 50s party, which was the theme of the party, but it was really difficult figuring out the lighting situation.” She said that getting unobstructed shots of all the guests while they enjoyed the party was also difficult, as there were a lot of people and a lot of decorations. However, she also mentioned that the music was fantastic and she enjoyed watching people as they enjoyed the 50s atmosphere. They had an ice cream bar that was a huge hit. And, as you can see, some of the guests dressed the part for the party. Ginny says that as usual, she found the kids at the party and couldn’t resist taking some pictures of them. I like the shot of Carl and his grandchild Lucy, our niece.

We met the Martins when Angie and Darin got married. They are as kind in person as they look in their photos. Ginny said that there was a lot of love in that old gym. She picked a selection of pictures from the evening. Happy Anniversary, Carl and Judy!
















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