The Grand Reserve & Waveland Estate
Just a few favorites from a smashing day at the end of September, with a girl and a guy who loved Kentucky, Bourbon, and each other.Read More
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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.
It's a rare occasion that I get to spend enough time with couples. But recently I've had so much luck with my time. Blaire & Dj wanted to spend the second half of their shoot at OBC where DJ is the sous chef. We started out hunting for Fall foliage at the Kentucky Horse Park. When we went to one of my favorite nooks of the park and then got ready for one of the tastiest meals. I photographed them and their plates intermittently between some of the most scrumptious food. We got to chat about the wedding, her ideas, and our equal love for Friends, the T.V. Series. It really was a treat. I'm so excited for their big day next year.Read More
I didn't get a chance to meet Katherine & Kline before their wedding day. We relied on email and our equal excitement for Warrenwood and their crew. When I showed up, I immediately noticed a previous bride/client and was told there was a second client couple to arrive later! Having a circle of friends, family or co-workers consistently admiring and supporting my work is the best feeling. You'll see a guest appearance by my previous clients in the photos below <3
Needless to say, Katherine & Kline were surrounded by people who loved them very much. They donned on their winter coats for a brisk November wedding day. Katherine & Kline kept everyone laughing through out the day. There was rap music to hype everyone for the first look, followed by the joyous introduction to Albee the dog, and dancing prior to the ceremony and long into the night. If you think people won't bundle up to watch your first kiss or dance along side you late into the evening on a cold day, you'd be wrong.Read More
Melanie and Aaron came all the way from Wisconsin to celebrate their wedding with friends and family at Buffalo Trace Distillery. They picked a sunny but cool Friday evening, with the portraits in the gardens and a sunset portrait rendezvous among the barrel houses and smoke stacks. It was delightful meeting their lovely family and getting to photograph the cutest little twins. Thank you Melanie and Aaron for having us, for letting us follow you around your beautiful venue and being such wonderful subjects for us to photograph.Read More
Steffanie & Cody booked us from Washington D.C. They picked the lovely bluegrass of Kentucky and the gorgeous venue of Spindletop to celebrate their union. We didn't get to meet them before the wedding, which always makes us a little nervous. And to add to it, when I skyped with Stephanie, we actually went through blogs on my website image by image, asking about lighting, technique, editing and styling choices, and I even sent her a few raw files to show the before and after.
Essentially, she made me feel very honored to be chosen by her, because I could tell she really cared about her images and her photographer. That all being said, She could not have been more of a pleasure, more chill, or more accommodating. She had put so much effort into creating a fantastic event, and everything was flawless.
We also had the pleasure of working along side a great DJ and a great videography team White Owl Weddings. Enjoy the smiles, the intimate moments, and the party that was Steffanie & Cody's Wedding Day.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
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.
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
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