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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.
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
Caitlin & Edward met me in Lexington with their charming pup. They were gracious enough to drive to a remote location off of I-75 where we would follow some train tracks to an inconspicuous trail to a cave. Now, caves are cool pretty much all the time. But they are even cooler when you have a geologist with you. With a dried creek bed and a large opening to the cave, the rock formations were admired through out the session
These two talked with me the whole drive down there, asking how to look cute, and natural, but not too cute, not the fake kind of cute, but not awkward. I giggled as I told them, that's what they all say. So we took our time exploring and I captured a few more natural moments. Then when I started in on the more orchestrated portraits, I told them to whip out their "dad jokes."
I am once again impressed by the cuteness and joy that emerges. This couple in particular put up with my dad jokes and tripping over rocks, while looking fabulous in the portraits I capture. And it was even a pleasure to get some time in the car with them. I laughed so much and can tell these guys will have a good time in any setting. October can't come fast enough.Read More
I was very honored to follow Brittany and Ben around the beautiful Rockies. They got an airbnb outside Boulder, with a view of mountains (and Denver.) Their puppy, Sally, came along for the ride. The morning of the wedding was rainy and quietly energized. Brittany and Ben spent the morning apart and had an intimate first look outside their airbnb after donning on their wedding attire.
Piled in a car, we started out along Trail Ridge Road. When we came over a peak, we knew exactly where their ceremony would be. The mountain range being them offered the perfect backdrop to tearful vows, and a long kiss. My boyfriend Josh, officiated the ceremony and played soft acoustic tunes during the ceremony and we took some portraits afterwards. We drove around during the last bit of daylight and captured some mountain reflections on a lakeside and enjoyed a tasty sandwich on an outdoor patio with Sally in Boulder.
The day was unpredictable, the weather forecast warned of rain and flash thunderstorms, but we only saw sunshine, fluffy clouds, chilly winds and a soft sunset. All together, a smashing success. Congratulations Ben & Brittany, you nailed it.
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.
I was fortunate enough to meet these two on the edge of the West Coast in a charming area called Half Moon Bay. We walked along cliffsides, through majestic forests and down along the foggy ocean tide. Being there was other-worldly. I'm so thankful I had a new change of environment to get my photography juices flowing. It is of course, a great plus that Katie & Taylor were so adorable, adventurous and accommodating.Read More
Christi & Jessica contacted me a little over a year ago, for their Kentucky wedding plans. I was so excited to be apart of their big day, and then they had an unexpected move to Northern Indiana. While the news was super sad, I wished them all the best of luck. Then at the end of last year, they contacted me with the most wonderful news. They were expecting to add an addition to their family and wanted maternity portraits up north!
I love to travel, especially to new places. Christi grew up in this magical place on Lake Michigan that would make you believe you were on the beach and on the edge of the world. When she suggested we take the portraits there, I immediately agreed. And despite a rainy forecast all weekend, we got a short break from the weather to enjoy this sandy oasis.