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To my sweet friends and Clients, We have all stepped into uncharted water the past few weeks, and I want to reach out, especially to those that have booked a wedding or a session with me. During this time, the last thing you needed was a global epidemic. Trust me, I get it, I really […]

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Wedding Season is upon us, my friends, while some old school rules may no longer apply, there are still some tried and true guidelines for etiquette that have stood the test of time. Keep reading to catch five of my tips on being a great wedding guest. ALWAYS, ALWAYS RETURN YOUR RSVP. Weddings are expensive. […]

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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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  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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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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Family is not an important thing. It’s everything. Yes, those are my babies and their daddio. He asked for some updated photos, and I was thrilled to oblige. We had a lovely afternoon, throwing leaves, wrestling, and climbing trees (and I had my camera along to document the whole thing). Y’all, I am grateful for […]

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The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.         From the bride: “…In high school, I went on a mission trip to Guatemala, and fell in love with the people, the place, the culture, the language, everything. Since […]

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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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Louisville engagement session

You’ve said yes, and now you’ve started thinking about the engagement party. These days, the this is the first of several pre-wedding festivities, and is often an informal event attended by friends and family of the soon-to-be newlyweds. When it comes to planning an engagement party, you have a lot of choices. Do you want a casual backyard […]

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