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review of photographer gretchen Bell

“Gretchen was the photographer for my daughter’s wedding. I met Gretchen at a wedding I was at years earlier. I saw her in action, and knew she would be perfect for my daughter. Their personalities just matched. The 3 of us met at a coffee shop and we knew right away Gretchen would be perfect. […]

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micro wedding at the Kentucky castle

A micro wedding, simply stated, is an intimate affair, typically with no more than 50 guests. They still feature time-honored traditions that make a wedding but on a much smaller scale.

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Louisville Proposal phototgraphy

Wedding Industry professionals refer to the short stretch of time between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day as “Engagement Season”. With so many opportunities to gather with friends and family, its a great time to get engaged with all your loved ones close-by (or, in the case of Covid, at least all gathers around for a Zoom […]

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Sunny California Wedding

Can I just tell you, California sunshine is hard to compete with. It can truly be a photographer’s dream. I was so inspired by the stark landscape and the epic venue showing off the strength of its color story in such a casually effortless way. Something this Kentucky girl learned on this trip was that […]

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As my seasoned ears have soaked in dozens and dozen of love stories, here are my tips on how to write your own vows:

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When my younger sister told me she was expecting her first little one (the first baby girl of this generation in my family, no less) I was so excited! I had secretly been hoping she would ask me for a session, so you can imagine my glee when she reached out to me for a […]

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I don’t have to chase extraordinary moments to find happiness – it’s right in front of me if I’m paying attention and practicing gratitude. -Brene Brown Yesterday started out feeling a little….well….bloopy? Did I just make up a new emotion? I know I can’t be the only parent feeling this way right now. It was […]

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“You can plan a pretty picnic but you can’t predict the weather.” -Outkast   Yes, yes I did just quote Outkast. You know, a plethora of unpredictable things that you didn’t plan for are in the ream of possibility—and your wedding is not exempt. While its never something a couple wants to consider, sometimes all […]

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Surreal. Thats’ really the only word I can think of that really describes everything that is happening presently in the world right now, am I right? An immensely efficient and mysterious sickness is gripping the globe, and fear and uncertainty are among the myriad of emotions the majority of us are currently experiencing. I wont […]

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A concern I hear a lot is that people aren’t exactly in love with how having a camera in front of them makes them feel. And do you know what? I get it. So I always try to provide a fun, relaxed environment for photos. This engagement session was no different. Kasey and Brent have […]

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