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In my time as a wedding photographer, I have had so many brides and potential clients ask me what the benefits of second shooters are; why do I always shoot with a second? Will a photography duo really be worth it in the end?  Is it actually needed or just a fad?  I want to dive […]

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I was so happy to document Madison and Andrea’s day in Louisville. They had family and friends flying in from every corner of the country, and each and every last detail was lovely. We started off at the Seelbach Hotel downtown and them made our was to the historic Olmsted for the ceremony and reception. […]

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It is never easy to talk money, but having a clear budget for your wedding is essential for any couple getting ready to tie the knot.When you think about your wedding, what are the details that stand out in your mind? Do you want to have amazing flowers, over-the-top attire, or a killer DJ?  Sitting […]

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You’ve said yes, and now you’ve started thinking about the engagement party. These days, the this is the first of several pre-wedding festivities, and is often an informal event attended by friends and family of the soon-to-be newlyweds. When it comes to planning an engagement party, you have a lot of choices. Do you want a casual backyard […]

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This past weekend’s wedding was a special one. Some of my early memories from primary school include the bride: we were childhood friends and shared several classes together. Kasey married her sweetheart of 15 years on August 10, 2019 at the Ice House in Downtown Louisville, Ky. They are a couple brimming with humor and […]

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8/10/2019

Kelsey + Tom

“I’d like to paint you, but there are no colors, because there are so many, in my confusion, the tangible form of my great love.” — FRIDA KAHLO TO DIEGO RIVERA If you follow me on  Instagram chances are you have seen this gorgeous couple making some appearances. I love sharing photos from my weddings […]

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I don’t do a ton of giveaways, and I honestly haven’t been photographing families as much lately. I told myself at the beginning of the year that the  focus for 2019 would be to dive as deep as possible into weddings, and that is exactly what I did. BUT July was a strange month, filled […]

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One of the questions I hear asked the most when it comes to planning a wedding is “how can we cut costs?”. I am all about getting the hard conversations out of the way and talking numbers. Determining your budget for your wedding is priority number one when it comes to effective planning. First, look […]

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My name is Gretchen, and welcome to my new site! When I am not running around after my two boys, I can usually be seen photographing weddings in Louisville, Kentucky or across the USA. I hope to continue to fill this blog with useful and helpful content for couples getting married about weddings, photography, style, […]

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I recently drove to Lexington, KY to meet  and photograph Joanna and Simon, a couple I had booked earlier in the year for their September wedding. I was so thrilled when they asked me to meet them at Michler’s, a greenhouse cafe located in the city and snap some shots in and around the flora. […]

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