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Hi friends. We have all seen the “front porch sessions” or “free content” or “free headshots” making the rounds on social media lately. I personally have been tagged, texted, or sent dozens of sweet messages about people encouraging me to partake in something like this movement. I believe it is all with the best 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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Engagement sessions are some of my favorite days on the job. Bringing my camera along to really dig into the personality of a couple, really seems to put my clients at ease when it comes to their wedding day. It can be so confronting to have pictures taken, so a session before the wedding, when […]

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Okay y’all. I had the prefect engagement shoot this past Saturday and I am so dang excited to share the photos with you. Really. I want to print them off and hand them out on the street. We took our time, drank beers, played with the light, and made things casual and easy. It is […]

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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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Erin and Matt’s wedding date is swiftly approaching, and I cannot wait to photograph their wedding here in Louisville this Spring! I can’t believe it has taken me this long to get around to sharing these images, but there is no time like the present, am I right? Here are some words from Erin when […]

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It finally happened. You are getting married. Everything is so exciting and things are starting to move…well, fast! It feels almost unreal, yet things are definitely happening, and brace yourself: the hours, days, and weeks following this special moment after you said yes are bound to be a whirlwind of planning. There is so to […]

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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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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’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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