Between the high temperatures throughout August and the rapid onset of winter, it seemed like we had just a few perfect fall days this year. Ethan and Miranda’s wedding happened to be on one of them. The wedding was in our neighborhood… our neighborhood being where Ethan grew up and where I currently live. ItContinue reading “Ethan and Miranda’s Bell Court Wedding”
“When I saw you in that dress, looking so beautifulI don’t deserve this, darling, you look perfect tonight” As she walked down the aisle toward Andrew, I turned for just a moment and watched him take a few deep breaths and close his eyes for long second. Maybe it was a slow blink, but inContinue reading “Elizabeth and Andrew’s August Lexington Wedding”
In no particular order, here’s a handy list of things that wedding photographers love…
Occasionally I have couples that are living outside of Kentucky. This means trying to schedule engagement sessions around travel schedules. In this case, it was trying to schedule an engagement session around both of our travel schedules. Ethan and Miranda flew in late on a Sunday night in June and I was flying out MondayContinue reading “Ethan and Miranda’s Lexington Engagement Session”
“I found my forever partner already, so I knew what to look for” Nicole tells me this over coffee at our neighborhood coffee shop. She glances towards Bleik, sitting next to her, and squeezes his hand. They just finished telling me the story of how they came to be, how a series of tragic andContinue reading “Nicole and Bleik’s Intimate Japanese Garden Wedding”
Writing your own vows is one of the best ways to make a traditional wedding ceremony personal. It’s also one of the best ways to ensure a nearly total lack of dry eyes in the room. Stephanie and Andrew were married at the beautiful Thoroughbred Center in Lexington, a world-class training center for thoroughbreds andContinue reading “Stephanie and Andrew’s Thoroughbred Center Wedding”
It was just the two of them, locked in embrace and slowly swaying in the middle of the otherwise empty dance floor. There were no guests circled around recording this moment. No proud parents. No smiling friends or cousins. No fidgety children. Just them, ensuring that in the middle of the wedding chaos that theyContinue reading “Brittany and Nathan’s Northern Kentucky Wedding”
I promise to love you even when you feel unlovable. There were so many powerful moments on Brittany and Bryan’s wedding day. During Brittany’s first look with her dad, Keith, before he turned around for the reveal, I asked her to tell him about her favorite memory with him. Brittany’s voice shook a little. HoldingContinue reading “Brittany and Bryan’s Huntingburg Old Town Hall Wedding”
Cinnamon. Pumpkins. Cider. Apples. I often suggest that couples choose locations that are meaningful to them, not simply ones that are a pretty backdrop. Part of crafting a successful engagement session is just as much about what you feel as how you look. This is one of the reasons I mix a lot of promptsContinue reading “Steph and Andrew’s Nostalgic Fall Engagement Session”
When it’s that quiet on the water everything you say glides quickly across the surface. Sometimes it comes back. You can hear every small splash, every swoosh your hand makes in the water, and occasionally individual drops. You naturally reduce your voice in a reflexive response to the quiet. It makes everything seem just thatContinue reading “Elizabeth and Dustin’s Lake Cumberland Engagement Session”
I look over at Macy’s bridesmaids and they are all tears. Seven gorgeous ladies all dressed in beautiful blush dresses that look amazing on every single one of them with hair and makeup on point… and they are crying.
The ceremony hasn’t even started yet. It’s early afternoon and we’re all sitting in Macy’s hotel suite.
Oh, and I’m crying, too.
These days I have couples that meet in all sorts of ways. Some still meet in college, some know each other from high school, occasionally couples will meet in a bar, but an increasing amount meet online, whether that be a dating app or a social media platform. One of the amazing things about ourContinue reading “Jess and Monte’s Keeneland Engagement Session”
As promised, I have another adorable proposal story, this time Brittany and Nathan. Just like Sean and Jessica, Brittany and Nathan also met when they were still in high school. In a little foreshadowing, he actually asked her to be his girlfriend with a ring pop. *collective awwwwww from all the readers* Fast-forward to moreContinue reading “Brittany and Nathan’s Kincaid Engagement Session”
It’s probably not a huge surprise that I love proposal stories, especially when they are kind of funny, and the next couple of blogs are two of my favorites. Jessica and Sean actually went to rival high schools, both were in band but he was a little older. After he graduated he came back toContinue reading “Jessica and Sean’s Keeneland Engagement Session”
Every once in a while I’ll throw in a personal post about my travels, life, or other musings. This is the first. We lie on our backs and point into the air, drawing invisible lines with our fingertips to connect the stars. By my final night we’ve amassed a respectable group of known constellations andContinue reading “Waiting For Moonrise”
It’s said that there’s an exact moment when a man realizes he loves a woman, a moment that he can later easily pinpoint. Sometimes it’s a grand, sweeping moment. During a special day or gesture. Maybe on an unforgettable adventure. Other times it’s just a tiny, fleeting instant. A certain smile over the shoulder. WatchingContinue reading “Brittany and Bryan’s Parklands Engagement Session”
“I’ve got a plan… and I need your help. Don’t tell Katherine.” Dana called me a few days before the ceremony to fill me in on what was bound to be the cutest wedding interruption ever. “We’ve talked through the ceremony with Christina (the officiant) and decided we’re going to cut out the call forContinue reading “Katherine and Dana’s Sweet Cincinnati Elopement”
“After we got ready for today we realized we both had put on the watches we gave each other for our first Christmas together!” These two. Oh my gosh. I absolutely love Macy and John’s dynamic. If every couple were as kind and honest to the other as them, there would be SO many moreContinue reading “Macy and John’s Spring Engagement Session”
When I suggested a little adventure for Tori and David’s engagement session, she replied “the more nature the better!” Yes!!! We picked the Red River Gorge to try and get amazing, sweeping views. This meant a little bit of a haul for them since they are in Louisville. These two, however, are no strangers toContinue reading “Red River Gorge Engagement Session”
“Can you at least tell me if I need to put all my stuff in 3.4 oz bottles in a Ziploc bag?” That’s what made me laugh the most about Tawny and Matt’s engagement story. He flew in her family and had planned an airport proposal with their help. Matt told her that they wereContinue reading “Formal Champagne Engagement Session in Lexington”
“You’re so beautiful. How’d I ever get so lucky?” That’s what Andrew wrote on one of the photos from our session that Elizabeth posted. And he’s right, she is. Maybe she’s always so full of life, I’m not sure since I just met them a few weeks ago, but I suspect he’s partially responsibleContinue reading “Cozy Winter Distillery District Engagement Session”
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