I'm not gonna sugar coat it: 2017 started off a little rocky. I had thoroughly exhausted my self in 2016 so I made the decision to cut back on advertising and not push my self so hard on social media. The consequence of that decision meant I had a slower season than expected. My initial thought was "this is great, I'll have time to devote to each client and maybe some time to start some projects!"
Well, I started lots of projects that I didn't quite finish by the end of 2017. I had big ideas. And a vision that I still hold for 2018. And even though my vision is sometimes a little bigger than my means, I am so thankful for the support from my friends and family to help me work on these projects. Not to mention the constant encouragement from my **new husband**. That's right, we tied the not at the end of the wedding season <3
But I definitely got to spend more time with clients this year. I ate dinner with clients. Our phone conversations were less business and more conversation. I really felt like I got to know them. I got to know their real desires for their wedding plans. I learned how photos fit into those goals and how I could contribute to what were great memories. Read More
My one hour sessions turned into two hour sessions. My workflow during portraits slowed down and I was able to be more conscious and controlled with each click of the shutter. I took less photos, as a result. I also got to spend more time playing around with Gifs. Since I had stepped back from social media, I would capture them and fail to show them off. So I decided to show off 2017 with all of the Gifs I captured through out the year. I hope you enjoy this slightly long video and the favorite portraits of 2017 to follow.
Oh my, oh my. Molly and Michael have a presence about them, that makes you want to re-evaluate your priorities, to look to those you love, and kiss them on the mouth. The aura they have around their selves, seeps affection and intimacy. Michael took every, EVERY chance he had to kiss his bride. He held her close as often as he could. When he glanced at her, a smile would spread across his face.
Ah my heart melted over and over again this day. They were beautiful, their friends and family were loving and fun. The weather was kind to us, and they got married in the same cathedral Molly's Grandmother married in.
Enjoy friends, and Treat Yo' Self. Read More
Noah's Event Louisville Wedding
Renee & Cody met me super early for their engagement session to wander through the woods, watch the deer, and then hang amongst the murals in the distillery district of Lexington. I was so excited for their wedding after I became so taken by these two. Renee made her own Moss Boxes with wood from her Parents house. They are so impressive! Renee also forewarned me that she had an epic wedding gift for Cody. That was just the Cherry on top.
I won't ruin the surprise, you'll have to check out the photos below to see what her gift was. Thank you to Renee & Cody for being gracious and accommodating throughout the day. They had the most contagiously high spirits and it makes our hearts so warm. Read More
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 <3 Read More