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.
I was so pumped to photograph this wedding after Amber & Ryan met me last year. We laughed about the fun we could have with penguins and the views from the rooftop of 21C Museum Louisville. They were so fun and easy going, I knew I'd get much needed creative liberties with them during our portrait sessions. 21C did not disappoint.
But even more impressive is the event Amber and Ryan planned for their guests. They created their own piece of art during their ceremony in front of their guests. They even true some paint around, Amber got some on her dress and she loved how appropriate that made their wedding. (side note: Amber and Ryan met in art class!) They also had their reception, toasts, dances in the gorgeous atrium at 21C Museum. Their guests enjoyed roaming from gallery to gallery admiring the art and ambience of the venue.
It was a real treat to follow these guys around and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to know them. Read More
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
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
This wedding was such an adventure. Larissa got ready at a gorgeous farm, met Casey under a shade tree. They got married along the Lost River under a patch of gorgeous trees. They wrapped up their celebration in the cave!
When we met Larissa & Casey we had a designed shoot with Tweed & Tin, with a bohemian tent in the snow at Cherokee Park. It was only fitting that their wedding day was a perfect fall day spent in a cave! Oh just wait until you see all the hard work these two put into their reception. The centerpieces were quartz, salts and stones, with rock candy favors. The cake was a giant Cinnabon, the food was great, the videographer was super talented and the Dj was fantastic. Special Thanks to a wonderful wedding coordinator. Contact me for this power team <3 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