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
I love photographing small weddings like this one. I also love photographing anything or anyone at 21c. I also love when there's some time between visiting 21c so I can admire the new art. Anyways, suffice it to say I so enjoyed documenting this Modern Downtown Lexington Wedding. I love that they embraced the art in with their wedding. It was classy, fun and memorable.
On a side note, I just wanted to say this. Last year, I never got the time to post several sessions and weddings. I was in the habit of selecting way too many photos to blog and it just became overwhelming. So this year, in hopes of staying more on top of the blog, I'm going to limit myself to my absolute favorite portraits. Which means you might wonder if I took certain photos that you would expect. And I did! I'd be happy to show you a full gallery, but for now, enjoy the photos that I think stood out.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.
I just love when couples bring their puppies along. This sweet pup was so well-behaved. Sarah & Gabe met me downtown at Gratz Park to capture the last of the Autumn leaves. We meandered along busy streets looking for murals and urban areas of Lexington. You wouldn't believe it from the pictures but it was literally freezing outside. They'd take their coats off for a couple minutes at a time for portraits and then we'd bundle up as we moved to another location.Read More
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
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
We were certain it was going to rain this morning. We also feared if we found a window without rain, it would be so muggy and hot. First off, I loved Cate's persistence and willingness to have photos in the rain if we had to. Alas, the morning was the perfect temperature and sunny! Cate & Gren were so fun and sweet. I can't wait for their wedding, rain or shine <3Read 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
These guys have since had a beautiful little girl, but I was going over my 2016 portfolio and just had to share these images. Mariah & Aaron were so wonderful and they have a fantastic little family. They took me down a fall foliage filled trail along some foothills as the sun sunk below the treetops.Read More
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