Jessica & Jason has one of my favorite engagement sessions. We explored Joe Ley Antiques and 21c Hotel. That being said, I was super excited about their wedding and it did not disappoint. They had origami cranes as a backdrop to their ceremony on a beautiful day in October. Their reception was the perfect setting for a group dance to Bohemian Rhapsody. They remade the painting of Rene Magritte's Lovers II and exited to sparklers. I loved the personal touches and the amount of fun had all day and night. Congratulations to these two for a wedding to remember <3Read More
We arrived for Laura & Anthony's wedding day at a gorgeous Airbnb in downtown Louisville. The hosts were so gracious and accommodating. Laura got into her stunning 2 piece gown and met her husband to be in the front yard. We loved roaming around the property for portraits.
We then headed downtown to the BBC Bourbon Barrel Loft where an intimate and tear filled ceremony started off a night of dancing, smiling and celebrating Laura & Anthony. The food was delicious, the BBC Loft was great hosts and we adored each and every time these two lovebirds hit the dance floor. We knew they were making the move to Conneticut after their wedding so it was a bitter sweet good bye to Kentucky. I think Kentucky will miss them, but we know these two have all the love they need to make Connecticut just as wonderful.
We have never been so wet. Despite a great big old Osage tree, Jessica & Clint got soaked for their first look. They were such good sports and didn't let the rain damper any spirits. They read rain spotted letters before finally seeing each other, and then we did our best to avoid the rain. Alas, we embraced the rainfall and found a great "village" to wrap up our portraits.
Then we got to see the beautiful space that is Terrapin Hill. The ethereal woodland Chapel stage where Jessica & Clint would marry, the open reception area, the bomb fires, the live music and the craft pizza made for a great night to be apart of. Even though our sunset portraits were overcast, and our lanterns were dappled in rain, every moment was full of rich tones, laughter and love. We would do this wet cold day over and over again.
I need to warn you as to what you're about to see. You're about to see some dainty shoes, and glamorous dresses on some women who did some push ups while drinking mimosas. You're about to see lots of wonderful people come from a very far distance to see one particularly beautiful mimosa drinking, push-up mastering woman with #weddingarms we could all envy, marry the sweetest, handsomest gentleman who can dance and sing backstreet boys and put you to shame. You're gonna see a dance floor that gave us a first time applause for our side dancing that only few notice. You're gonna see the most wondrous collection of trinkets and treasure, expertly designed by Tweed & Tin, and most elegantly complimenting a treasure of personality by those surrounding Jessica & Greg. You're gonna see the coolest Photo Booth, a flowery sunset, some grungy buildings, lots of bourbon and a Hawaiian hog roast. Last but not least, you're gonna see atleast a million smiles.Read More
We never know what to expect when couples opt to not do engagement photos. But Katie and Evan were full of good surprises. They were classy and fun. They could strike a GQ pose and then laugh a full body laugh. Their affection and intimacy was contagious and we swooned over their first dance, Evan's many performances and even their Game of Thrones groom's cake. We loved listening to Evan sing Adam Sandler's "I wanna grow old with you" to Katie and will eagerly wait for that to be topped.Read More
Hannah has been a friend since Middle School. She introduced me to Blink 182, tattoos and not worrying about what kind of person, others thought I should be. She's been such as strong influence in my life, for the best. We may not have stayed close, but we've always picked up where we left off.
It goes with out saying we met at Rooster Brewery for the engagement. In part to make catching up our first priority, (and maybe for a little liquid courage.) In fact, the hanging out lasted a little longer than I intended and I completely missed the golden hour I was aiming for. When we started the portraits, it was basically dusk in downtown Paris and turned to nighttime before we knew it.
It was perfect. Cause Hannah & Jake confessed they weren't excited about the average frolicking at sunset in flowered fields or woods-kind-of-portraits. They were night owls. They loved this bar, this small town and the end of the day. So the focus of our session was their smiles, their goofing off, and their ability to not take life too seriously. Congrats friends, can't wait for go-carts and mountains in October <3Read More
Kate & Eric met us on Centre Campus, on a gray, rainy day. They brought their pup, and laid on wooden floors. They stood in red telephone booths and showed us all the cool places on campus. They even know some of our previous brides from Centre. When they told us they'd be having their wedding at Warrenwood Manor, surrounded by rolling hills, black cattle and an old homestead, we could not have been more excited. They chose a beautiful venue (with a great staff) to have their sunflower inspired reception, and their small intimate indoor ceremony. It may have been hot, but you could tell that every single person present was so excited for these two to finally tie the knot. They enjoyed their City BQQ and danced until the sun down.
Kate & Eric, you were wonderful, your wedding was delightful, your souls are beautiful. Thank you so much for having us.Read More
What does a Bride do with her Reception flowers the day after her wedding? Um, obviously, she throws them in a river and has a river-fairy themed garden bridal session.
Big thank you to Tweed & Tin for assistance with this. It's no easy task keeping flowers from floating down the river away from our beautiful Bride. And Thank you Kendra for being awesome, and beautiful and adventurous.
Kristin & Logan did their research. She wore a sixpence in her blue shoe. Their guests came with skeleton keys from their mailed invite and postcard reproduction of the Duncan Memorial Chapel they would marry in. Their guests would throw pennies in the wishing well, dress up in 1920s dresses, hats, suits and shoes and they would all end the night in a fantastic moon and star filled speakeasy reception. With a giant crescent moon photo prop, copious cigar boxes, a canoe "cooler," popcorn machine and silent movies playing on a projector.
Even better, Kristin & Logan did exactly what they wanted. Keeping to the true flapper nature, they defied tradition and picked out her dress and their rings together. So there wasn't a first look, and we kind of loved that...Read More
I'm curious how many photographers get to say they photographed the wedding of the guest who caught the bouquet at another wedding they photographed. Well, Kendra caught the bouquet at Laura's wedding. Believe it or not, we were originally unavailable. But ain't it just like the world to be magical and perfect; our stars aligned and we became available to take part in what was a beautiful catholic ceremony in quaint Hopkinsville, Kentucky. We then joined them for a dancing filled, brightly colored, Peruvian inspired reception at Old Glory Distilling Co.
Spoiler alert, we had the most appropriately summer bridal session the morning after which will be up on the blog soon!Read More