Knott County Family Session | Kentucky Photographer

91 years. That’s how long Ms. Katherine has enjoyed this amazing life. Her grandaughter wanted to celebrate this special milestone with a photo session- and I’m so glad that she chose me to do it. There is so much love surrounding this spunky little lady from her family. I know these photographs will be treasured for years and years to come.

Studio Newborn Session | Hindman Kentucky Photographer

Hey, guess what?! I now have a studio space in downtown Hindman at the Appalachian Artisan Center. It felt great to create some beautiful images in a space that I can call my own. At the studio- my focus is clean, timeless, fine art newborn, maternity, and portraiture.

This little family was a wonderful first session to break in the space. They couldn’t have been more perfect! Baby Beckett slept the entire time. Whittney and Ben are such kind parents and I love what a great team they are. Caiden LOVES his baby brother and I enjoyed seeing what a nurturing and protective sibling he is to Beckett. Congratulations on your new addition Whittney and Ben!

Hindman Newborn Session | Knott County Family Photographer

How absolutely perfect is baby Andy?! I was swooning over him the ENTIRE time I was shooing his newborn session. He is such a beautiful baby boy!

Richardson Family Photos | Hindman Photographer

Oh how I love seeing families grow! I’ve been photographing the Richardsons since Bryce was as small as Ally is now- and every time I see them again I enjoy noticing how they’ve grown and changed. We photographed their session on a warm, end-of-summer day in Hindman. The kids enjoyed exploring the grounds of the Hindman Settlement School, touching and crunching on the first fallen leaves. This family is such a joy, always!

Virginia Backyard Wedding | Lexington Photographer

Shay and Dylan were wed in the backyard of Dylan’s childhood home. It was such a special time for them to be able to prepare for their big day in and around the home, and then say their vows in this beautiful little spot by the creek. Their color palette was a playful summer mix of lavender, yellow, and blue. I loved how they seemed to be a part of one another’s families even before the vows were said. They were truly wrapped up in love from the outside in. I am SO happy that they each found their person in one another. Congratulations Mr. and Mrs. Smith!


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Second Shooter: Amy Wallen Photography
Decor: All Things Fern
Floral: First Impressions
DJ: Express AV
Catering: Backdraft BBQ
Film: Photovision Printing

Golden Hour Children's Session | Knott County Family Photographer

Those big blue eyes, freckles, and precious smiles! These children are just beautiful and a delight! This golden hour children’s session among Kentucky golden rods made my photographer’s heart very happy. It’s been a bit since I’ve photographed a simple children’s session and I realized again how much I enjoy it. Kids are always just simply themselves and I love finding those little bits of personality that inevitably come out. Our children grow and change so much every year and it was a joy to document this sweet moment in time for them.

Hazard Kentucky Bridal Shower | Lexington Wedding Photographer

This Hazard, Kentucky bridal shower was absolutely beautiful! Every detail was so thoughtfully curated. The colors were gorgeous and the company was sweet! I enjoyed seeing Madison showered with so much love from both her family and friends. Plus, can we talk about that gorgeous and yummy food spread and lovely unique cake?! Is it possible to have a second bridal shower 8 years into marriage…? Because that would be fantastic.

Burlington Wedding Highlights | Lexington Kentucky Photographer

Blue is my favorite color… hands down. Add in some kind people, a beautiful day, and second shooting with one of my best friends (Amy Wallen Photography) and it equals a wonderful wedding day for me! As a second shooter, I’m there to compliment the main shooter- not necessarily photograph ALL the moments. In this blog I’ve added all my favorite highlights.

Three Generations Session | Kentucky Family Photographer

Here’s a suggestion, let’s plan more shoots with our grandparents! I mean, really why don’t we do this more often?! I enjoyed this multi-generational shoot with grandma, mom, and babies. I know they will all cherish these for years to come.

Summer Family Session | Hindman KY Photographer

I love meeting new families in our community, and this sweet little family is absolutely precious- with one more on the way soon! We photographed this session on the grounds of Camp Nathanael on a beautiful Summer day. This cute little man was just a joy. We had such a good time, and I learned a little bit about Spiderman and LegoLand too. ;)

Dotson Family Photos | Eastern Kentucky Photographer

I’m so glad that I had the privilege of working with this wonderful family again! I’ve gotten to know them really well over the past few years. We photographed a styled elopement shoot with Zach and Bri, and Baleigh and Bristol’s Whitesburg wedding this past Fall! They have such a sweet family bond and are just as beautiful on the inside as on the outside.

All of the ladies’ lovely dresses are from Bri and Baleigh’s Clothing Store, WORTH Boutique located in Whitesburg, KY.

Maplewood Estate and Barn | Lexington Kentucky Wedding Photographer

I was SO looking forward to photographing this summer wedding at Maplewood Estate and Barn with Justin and Brittany. I adored this venue! The owners were so welcoming and warm and the house and grounds were just beautiful. I have known Brittany for a long time, as well as many of her bridesmaids so it was nice to be a part of this day with them! I got to know Justin a bit during their Farmer’s Market Engagement back in early Fall.

Brittany and Justin are truly perfect for each other. I love how much fun they have together. It’s easy to see that they really are just best friends who fell in love. PS, If you do want to hear more about their story, their engagement session was featured on How They Asked by The Knot.

Their wedding day was precious, surrounded by lots of good friends and beautiful details. I’m SO happy for you Mr. and Mrs. Lamb!


Full team of vendors coming soon.


Abigail's 8th Grade Portraits | Kentucky Photographer

Middle school to high-school is such a momentous transition! I’m so glad that I was able to take Abigail’s portraits to capture exactly who she is in this season of life. She is such a sweet girl with a beautiful warm smile to match her personality! I honestly had SO much fun with her. She is a lovely person and a joy to talk with! AND, how good is her style?! I wan’t wait to see how you grow and soar these next four years, Abigail!

Rylee is Turning One! | Kentucky Family Photographer

Close to this time last year, I was photographing this sweet girl’s newborn session! She has grown so much and I can’t get over her beautiful blond hair and big blue eyes! It has been such a treat getting to know this precious family and their story over the past year. Rylee was a special blessing in their lives and I am so honored to be the one documenting the Johnson family’s seasons.

5 Ways to Care for Your Wedding Vendors | Lexington Photographer

Over the years as a wedding photographer, I’ve had the privilege of working with some of the very best clients EVER. I have been shown unbelievable kindness, treated as family, and formed precious friendships! I could never express how thankful I am!

As wedding vendors, we understand what a priceless and momentous day it is for you. We do our very best to be sure that you are taken care of- most often way beyond our hired services. It is SO appreciated when those sentiments are extended back to us. Today, I’m going to share some of the ways that clients have made me feel appreciated and cared for, and how you can extend these things to your own wedding photographer and other vendors.

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Trust us with the service you are hiring us for. It is so important that the wedding vendors your hire align with your vision. Do your research! Browse their website and social media accounts. Get to know what kind of “vibe” you’re after, then hire a vendor that embodies that and trust them! An experienced vendor will know exactly what to do.

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Assign a seat for us at the reception. It seems like a simple gesture, but this is one of the biggest ways that you can make your vendors feel appreciated and cared for! It’s always such a treat to see my name on a seating chart. No one wants to be searching for dinnerware or a place to eat their meal.

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Verbalize your appreciation. After the wedding- or after you have received your wedding gallery!- let us know how much you appreciated the services offered to you. Trust me, we are waiting to hear from you! Speaking as a photographer, the work that I produce is a part of me and my art. Nothing will make my day more than hearing that you are happy with what we’ve made together!

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Share about us on social media and leave a review. Are you blown away? Write a post detailing specifically what you loved and tag us! Leave a review on Facebook, Wedding Wire, etc. When you share photos, give us credit by tagging our business pages or linking our websites. For most of us, the majority of our business comes from word of mouth. Not only will you make our day, but you’re likely showing other interested potential clients that we are a great option and helping our businesses to thrive!

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Refer us to your friends. Beyond social media, talk about us in real life to your engaged friends! If you hear someone talking about hiring wedding vendors- be sure to throw our name in there! We’ll be sure to thank you later!

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Thank you for inviting us into this beautiful milestone in your lives. We appreciate you so much!

Several images pictured above were photographed as a second shooter with Amy Wallen Photography.

4 Star Village Red Fox Kentucky | Lexington Wedding Photographer

Leigh and Chadd’s wedding at Four Star Village in Red Fox Kentucky was so wonderful! Leigh, Chadd, and all of their family and friends enjoyed a super relaxed day. The Spring weather cooperated with warm temps (and no rain!) and their ceremony took place during the perfect time of day giving a cool shade.

Blue being my absolute favorite color, I loved the color palette. Leigh’s dress was MADE for her and the bridesmaids’ dresses were so perfectly elegant. Chadd and the guys were so laid back and supportive!

A few of my favorite parts of the day were Leigh’s first looks with her dad and step dad. I’m always a sucker for the groom’s first look, and Chadd was so emotional seeing his bride walk down the aisle. All of the speeches were precious, especially Leigh’s sister Brandi who talked about how much her baby sister has always meant to her.

I’m so happy for you Leigh and Chadd. Congratulations!

Lexington First Anniversary Shoot | Kentucky Wedding Photographer

How has a year passed since Donna and Garret't’s beautiful boho wedding at Asbury Meadows?! Some of my favorite parts of their wedding last year were all of the gorgeous boho details- ALL of them! Garrett’s first look as he saw Donna coming down the aisle was one of the most genuine and emotional moments I’ve witnessed as a wedding photographer. Their reception was so full of energy and fun, and I had such a wonderful time alongside Riley and Paul from Sigler Cinematography. It’s always great to make new vendor friends and this was one of those times!

For their anniversary session, we dodged the rain- BARELY!- to shoot in Gratz Park in Lexington Kentucky. I hadn’t seen them since their wedding last June so it was wonderful to meet up again. I’m so happy that we were able to connect nearly two years ago and be a part of their journey as a couple. Happy Anniversary friends!

Bouquet by Michler’s Florist, Lexington

Stonewall Resort West Virginia Wedding | Kentucky Photographer

Where to even begin? It was such an honor to photograph Sarah and Ryan’s wedding day. I fell in love with them the first time we met for their pre-wedding consultation. They are two of the kindest people I’ve ever met. They both beamed while telling me about their kids and their love story. Sarah is probably the sweetest person on the planet. Ryan is perfect for her and is such a caring and supportive partner.

It was such a joy getting to meet their family and friends. Everyone agreed that they met each other just when they needed each other most. Their boho decor amongst the beautiful natural views at Stonewall Resort in Roanoke WV was just perfect. One of my favorite moments was when Sarah gifted Ryan his late father’s watch with a brand new band during their first look.

So, so happy for the new Mr. & Mrs. Mayse!

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TEAM

Venue | Stonewall Resort, WV

Assistant | Claire Bowers

Videographer | Filming the Bride

Florist/Decorations | Debbie Frazier

Cake | T’s Tasty Treats. T’s Tasty Treats

DJ | Revlex Systems

Caterer | Stonewall Jackson Resort

Officiant | Pastor Ed Lowther of South Buckhannon Mission Church

Bride’s Dress | Oliverio’s Bridal & Prom Boutique, Brand: Allure Bridal

Bridesmaid’s Dresses | Lulu’s

Engagement Ring + Wedding Bands William’s Jewelers

Invitations/ Stationery | Minted

Rentals (Tables, Table Linens, Chairs) | Stonewall Jackson Resort

Violin and Guitar Duo: Key To Adam

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Newborn Session | Kentucky Family Photographer

My friend, Amy Wallen Photography, invited me to her studio to photograph this precious newborn session together. We had so much fun and this little one slept soundly the ENTIRE time. Her big brother and sister are absolutely smitten and let’s be honest… we are too!

Prestonsburg Fresh 48 Session | Kentucky Newborn Photographer

It was such a special time photographing the Combs as they welcomed their newborn baby girl and became a family of three! I’ve known Chris and Elizabeth for a long time and they are great friends. I actually photographed their wedding several years ago- so it was such a joy to be there and photograph this next step in their family’s lives.

As I walked into Highlands Medical Center for their Fresh 48 session, they were both just beaming. Scroll through, and you’ll know exactly why. Congratulations friends!