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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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Its that time of year again, my friends. Having photographed dozen and dozen of weddings in the beautiful state of Kentucky and across the country, I thought it was high time I compiled another list of top venues in the state (see my past list here). Here are my top FIVE dreamy venues that are […]

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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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Louisville Engagement Session

There are moments in life that should be relished forever, and I am a strong believer that your proposal is one of them. Whether your proposal is an elaborate affair that you’ve been planning out for months, or you recently decided you’re ready to pop the question, there are a myriad of reasons considering hiring a photographer to capture this moment is a fantastic idea

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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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Sarah and Nick had planned a grand affair in Vermont with their families and throngs of guests, but as many of us experienced last year, 2020 had other plans. So, with the help of my friends at Louisville-Owned Weekend Wedding Warrior, a micro wedding in Nick’s parents backyard was the perfect solution. A micro-wedding, according […]

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As a wedding photographer, it is an honor when my couples allow me to continue our relationship and photograph them through the years. I got the chance to photograph these two on a sunny spring day in Louisville to celebrate their anniversary, and I was thrilled with the result! Their carefree, loving nature made the […]

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If I had to sum yesterday up in a word it would be this: Whimsical. I had the honor of photographing one of the most stunning, emotional days I have witnessed in a long, long time. It was truly a feast for the eyes, and for the heart. The bride, Mandy, left no stone unturned […]

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