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.
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!
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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!
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.
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!
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
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!
Morgan and Ryan’s engagement session was just as beautiful and unique as they are. As soon as I saw them interacting together I knew that they were a perfect match! I loved the easy way that they laugh and enjoy each other’s company.
We began our session in downtown Pikeville taking in the colorful urban scenery. We then moved on to shoot with a vintage truck and beautiful sunset including a Redbud tree in full bloom.
We had such a fun time talking, catching up, and celebrating their love for one another! I’m so excited for their summer wedding. Congrats friends!
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.
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!
Rain on your wedding day is good luck, right? Well Catrina and Robert have loads of luck after their rain soaked elopement in Prestonsburg, Kentucky. Friends held umbrellas as Cat and Robert said their vows and officially committed themselves to each other. They got ready at their home and came back after their vows to celebrate with cake and tacos! It was such a relaxed and comfy day. We decided to plan another day to photograph family and couples photos so that we could get some nice outdoor shots. I’m SO happy for them both and their little family!
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.
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!
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!
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!
It was SO wonderful to meet these precious girls and their parents on the first day of Fall! Camp Nathanael is a beautiful campus and it truly felt like Fall with leaves on the ground and a slight drizzle. Harper and Saylor are two of the SWEETEST sisters. I loved how Harper took such gentle care of Saylor. She kissed her cheeks unprompted and giggled at how adorable her sis was throughout this family session! Saylor is such a happy 5 month old. I loved hearing her coo and seeing her smile at her mom and dad as they lovingly spoke to her during photos. These girls have such a special bond that I know will only strengthen and grow as they do!
The Howards are such a special family to me! I absolutely fell in love with Brittany and her boys last year during my Celebrating Motherhood sessions. It was so wonderful to meet Matt as well this time for their family session, and photograph everyone together at Camp Nathanael in Hindman Kentucky! Graham and Grayson are the sweetest boys EVER. I love Grayson's curiosity and Graham always keeps me laughing! Brittany and Matt are wonderful parents who guide their boys so gently. What a sweet time documenting their love and connection on this warm Summer evening.
First time parenthood is such a beautiful season. Our lives are changed forever in a very good way. When this family first reached out to me about their newborn session, through teary eyes I read just how life changing and special this photo session would be for them. Jason and Vanessa waited a long time for sweet Rylee. She is truly a blessing, a miracle, and could not be more perfect!
Braxton is such a special boy! From the day he came into the Bell's home in Hindman Kentucky, everyone who met him fell in love. Over the last three years he has grown into a fun and sweet boy with an irresistible mischievous smile. He loves his scooper, tools, construction, his toy weed-eater, and made a perfect addition to the Bell family. To everyone who knows them, Braxton was already a Bell. This just made it official. I would not have missed his Gotcha Day celebration for the world! Photographing it made it even more special. Congratulations friends!
Welcome sweet baby Noah! I love in home sessions, especially for newborns! The whole family can relax and what better place to document first memories than in the home?
Noah was an absolute little angel and barely made a peep the whole session. His big brother and sister are smitten and he is adored by his momma and daddy. He is going to grow up surrounded by SO much love.
I'm so thankful to have been there to photograph this precious and fleeting season for the Cornett family!