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You all know by now, photographing weddings makes my heart so happy. I love being a photographer, I love making people happy and relaxed, and I love doing it with a killer soundtrack! Enter my love song for this Music Monday. This is an upbeat, under the radar love song by Ingrid Michaelson that could […]

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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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The majority of the time, I find myself photographing big, crowded weddings, and generally speaking I feel right at home in that space. Is it because I am the oldest of so many children, or have a big family in and am used to larger gatherings? Is it because I always went to bigger schools […]

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Hi hello my friends and readers. It’s been a little while since I have shown my face around the blog, and I can not believe I haven’t told Y’all about this thing I did before I was a wedding photographer.  I know, I know. It feels likeI have been doing this forever. And while I […]

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Millennial me is loving this tune from the GooGoo Dolls. The lyrics are honest, driven and straightforward (at one point, he even mentions a white dress so yes, this is an obvious reference to weddings) however I have yet to hear this song played for a first dance, or at a wedding at all. While […]

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I can not believe it has taken me this long to get around to posting these photos. I had been wanting to do a a styled, modern wedding shoot for a long time and the Speed Art Museum provided the perfect backdrop, especially considering my love affair with the Arts community here in Louisville. The […]

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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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  As a wedding photographer, I listen to a lot of wedding music. Something that always strikes me as one of the most signature things a couple can select is the song they have their first dance to, and you would be surprised at how few couples step draw outside the lines in this arena (I’ve […]

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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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