Thought I'd share some lovely photos of these fine folk. I also thought I'd start out with their furry child, Callie, who definitely stole the show. We didn't really make a plan for this day. We started out at the Olmsted where Mark proposed to Jennifer, then we sort of made it up as we went along, finding great little spots as we passed through. Then we ended up on Frankfort Avenue where we caught the last of the golden hour. I just have a few favorites to show off, so thanks for checking them out!Read More
Meredith and I emailed back and forth several times to pick the perfect setting for their engagement portraits. She, being in interior design, loved the idea of a beautiful indoor setting. We also loved the idea of a garden and even though we knew the winter would limit us, we found the perfect setting at White Hall. The crew there invited us in to roam around and we loved it. Plus Meredith and Matt were all smiles and giggles and I'm all about happy faces <3
I only post my absolute favorites. If you'd like to see a full gallery of an engagement session, contact me and I'll send some your way!Read More
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.
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.
Tucked away in the middle of Louisville, Trent & Trang married in the afternoon at Garden Court. They shared both Vietnamese and American wedding traditions throughout the day. The weather was perfect, the venue was magical, and Trent & Trang were smiling all day. Not to mention they practically glowed throughout their wedding day. It was a pleasure to join them and a pleasure to join their selected vendors, including White Owl Weddings. Check out our "Lets Book" Page for more info on our current projects with White Owl Weddings!Read More
Aliqae & Andrew traveled to Louisville, from the rural parts of New York State, to have a downtown wedding with their friends and family. They chose the essence of elegance, the Henry Clay. The ornate mirror she got dressed in front of, was wall height, mirroring her wedding gown with a lace cover up top. He wore a cumber bun and bowtie, and the two saw each other for a first look on the sun filled and brick wall lined patio.
The ceremony was personally tweaked to include new and old traditions, carefully chosen readings and the backstory on how Aliqae and Andrew came to be Aliqae & Andrew. They kissed twice for their first kiss and spent the following cocktail hour with their guests, mingling and conversing with a group from all over the US.
As expected, dinner was exquisite, the music, lively, and a retro photobooth kept guests moseying around the ballroom in sombreros and masks. Nieces & nephews excitedly watched the cake cutting and then admired Andrew & Aliqae's first dance as the sun slowly sank below the rooftops outside. It really was an elegant event perfectly designed and executed by two classy souls. I feel very fortunate to have been apart of it.Read More
This elegant wedding day may or may not have started at a go-kart racing track outside Louisville Kentucky. We met the groom, Rashad just before he donned on his racing helmet and he competed against groomsmen, friends and family. The crew there were super helpful with giving us access to places for cool shots. The winner was still unclear at the end of their race, but obviously the real winner was Rashad: he left the go-kart track and got ready to marry a drop dead gorgeous Kirsten.....Read More
I think I was the one to pressure them into rescheduling this session. We originally picked a Friday and it was not only rainy but so cold! Now I'm normally all about embracing the weather conditions, getting creative inside or packing an umbrella. But the more I thought about 40-50 degrees in the rain, the more I feared sickness.
Fortunately Aliqae & Andrew were also willing to wait out the very rainy weekend until their last day in town. Then the sun came out, and we frolicked in St. James Court, in Old Louisville. It was such a pleasure meeting these two. So excited for their elegant wedding plans to come to fruition in July.
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 <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.
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
Amy & Bo, pretty much had my dream wedding. Not only did they track down the owners of Joe Ley Antiques to talk them into having the first wedding in Joe Ley's Courtyard, they had all the magical details that I personally think can not be topped. From the cakes and cake trolley to the cookie card of perfectly hand made cookies with their pets faces and Amy & Bo's caricatures decorating the icing. They also had the best wood fired pizza and bbq, photo booth vanagon, and bourbon and cactus favors for the guests to take home. And to add to the magic, they hired Happy Camper Films to capture the magic.
Seriously Amy & Bo, It's like you created the Dream Wedding and you didn't even break a sweat.
We've rescheduled their engagement session too many times to count. Fortunately, I had discovered Joe Ley Antiques and thought these two would love it! So we all trekked to Louisville on a rainy Tuesday and had so much fun recreating American Gothic, and perusing records. We found mirrors, and lots of cool art. Can't wait until October for their big day for more creative shenanigans.Read More