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!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

Kentucky Family Photographer | Newborn Photography

I’ve been shooting primarily weddings, couples, and lifestyle family sessions for the past three years. Funny story though- when I FIRST started out, I really wanted to be a newborn photographer! As time went on I learned to love other types of photography and kind of left the styled newborn sessions behind.

But now- I’m back at it! I’m so excited to start providing beautiful, minimalistic newborn photos highlighting the newness and sweetness of these little ones!

This week, I attended a workshop at my friend Christy Morgan Photography’s photography studio in Ironton, OH. Paige Franklin Photography taught us about posing, styling, lighting, and more! I learned SO much and I’m super excited to put what I learned into practice with my own clients.

Spring Picnic Session | Prestonsburg Kentucky Family Photographer

The Smiths are such good friends and always a treat for me to photograph! I love watching families grow- especially those so dear to my heart! What a wonderful time photographing them for the first time as a family of five!

We wanted to do something a little different than just an ordinary family session so we made it a little more fun by having a picnic. I hope you enjoy these photos as much as I enjoyed shooting them. OH, and Cora- I promise we’ll have another picnic soon! ;)

In-Home Family Session with the Napiers | Film Photography | Kentucky Lifestyle Photographer

When it’s cold outside, take pictures inside! As I’ve said many times, in-home sessions have a very special place in my heart. I love documenting clients in the spaces where their families grow and their most treasured memories are made. In-home sessions are so casual and pressure free and just an opportunity have me there documenting you loving your people. Winter is a GREAT time to make time for this. These type of sessions go hand in hand with film photography. Can you say nostalgia?!

Festive In-Home Family Session with the Gilleys | Kentucky Lifestyle Photographer

When Charity reached out to me about photographing their family Christmas session I knew it was going to be so fun! Her vision for the session was Vogue inspired and lovely. I absolutely love the outfit choices they went with. I mean, do they look like they’ve just walked off the red carpet or what?! We had so much fun shooting in their cozy new home and getting to know each other.

In-Home Family Christmas Session | Hindman Kentucky Photographer

What a sweet little in-home Christmas session with the Napiers! Their lovely house near Hazard Kentucky was so festive and cute, their kids precious, and just a beautiful family! I LOVE in-home sessions and this was no exception. I know their kids will treasure these photos taken in the same home they have and will continue to celebrate the season in for years to come.

2018 Christmas Mini Sessions | Hindman Kentucky Family Photographer

The weekend after Thanksgiving, I held my first ever Christmas mini-sessions at the Hindman Settlement School’s May Stone Gathering Place in Hindman, Kentucky. We had SUCH a great time getting in the Christmas Spirit. There’s not much better than snuggling in cozy blankets and pj’s and having Yoders cookies and milk. It was bound to be a great time.

It was so nice seeing old clients and friends, newborn clients who had grown so much, and meeting new friends! Everyone looked amazing and coordinated their Christmas attire so well! I’m already looking forward to next time. Merry Christmas friends!

Fall Sunset Family Session | Hindman Kentucky Photographer

One of my favorite things is watching couples become first time parents. Having gone through this phase of life myself, I know firsthand what a transformative time it is. Women become more nurturing, more loving and men melt at the sight of their babies. Having known Brock and Rachel for a long time and seeing them interact with their nieces and nephews, I already knew what wonderful parents they would be to little Belle when she arrived. Seeing them as parents is such a special thing and I’m so thankful that they chose me to document this time in their lives as parenthood is only beginning.

Reed Fall Session {Prestonsburg} | Kentucky Family Photographer

The Reeds are some of my very favorite people in the whole world- and if you’ve met them, you know why! Amy and Sam are incredible parents and just all around wonderful people. Isla is THE cutest little spunky girl and I adore her! I could not be more honored that they trust me to document seasons of life in their sweet, sweet family!

Catron Family Fall Session {Camp Nathanael} | Kentucky Photographer

What a sweet time spent with the Catrons for a family session at Camp Nathanael on this crisp Fall day. Twins, Harper and Grayson, were absolutely precious! Grayson was not super into holding his sister’s hand or giving her kisses (EW!) but would you know it? I love their darling personalities and how much they’re loved by their mommy and daddy!

Fall Session at Elkhorn Park | Kentucky Family Photographer

It’s always wonderful to spend time with these special people! They exude love both inwardly toward their own family and outwardly to their friends and community. Their friendship has been a blessing to me for a long time as I know they have been to so many. It was a joy to photograph them for the second time! Enjoy their sweet gallery!