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    Social Distancing Chronicles week…..uuuuh, how long have we been doing this now? I haven’t picked up my camera for a client since late February, no weddings, no family sessions. There are some aspects of this new normal that I have relished: time for boredom (which breeds creativity) more cooking at home, lots of […]

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I was brought on to this glam, southern wedding inspired shoot by my friends at the Filson Historic Society. We wanted to highlight the newly constructed event space, Designed by the very same mastermind behind the gorgeous show Barn at Ashbourne Farms. Real couple Yasmeen and Justin brought incredible energy to the day (ahem, when […]

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I remember running into the team from J. Elizabeth Designs in the floral shops back in my designer days. They were always friendly and helpful, so as you can imagine I was thrilled to get the chance to work along side the team to create stunning work for Hilary and Alejandro’s winter wedding in November […]

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Location, location, location! Picking a venue is often times the first box a couple check off when planning their wedding, and it is one of the most important choices that will be made throughout the entire process.  The venue a couple selects for their wedding is a major indicator on formality, personality, and what the […]

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Ain’t no party like a Ballerina Party Cause a Ballerina Party don’t stop! My darling friend Sam tends to photograph the events for the Louisville Ballet, so I have to give him some props on this one, I would have never have had the chance to meet Shelby and Zach without his endorsement. As soon […]

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When Madison first started to discuss her engagement session with me, I instantly became so excited to photographer her and her new fiance, Jason. That had just gotten engaged over the Kentucky Derby festival, and preparations for the wedding were in full swing. Her sense of style was evident, and she wanted to select a […]

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I’ve said it before and I will continue to say it again and again….. Engagement Sessions are some of my FAVORITE sessions to photograph and get to know a couple ! And sometimes, the stars align just right and bring you a perfect couple, on a chilly bluegrass morning that absolutely must ensure that their […]

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Julia wasn’t the first friend I had that was a mom, but she was the first friend I MADE because I was a mom. Our older sons are the same age and went to school together, and we met on day one.  She embodies the word friendly, has a boatload of casual, effortless style and […]

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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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“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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