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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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Today is an incredibly rare, never before seen blend of a personal post and a work post. Let me explain. We all have that friend: effortlessly cool, style for days. An honest answer for everything, from life’s toughest challenges to the best new spot to grab a bite on a Friday night. The first person […]

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It was a calm October day when music lovers Amelia and Michale tied the knot at a little Germantown Brewery in Louisville, Kentucky. The day started off at the couples home (make sure you sneak a peek at the custom ring, designed from a stone they found together on a beach!), getting ready and celebrating […]

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Nicholas and Christopher booked me a year and a half before they finally said “I do”, so needless to say I was highly anticipating this very special October Day. The wedding was a mere month ago butI have loved pouring over these images so much, I couldn’t wait to share them with you all.  Shout […]

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10/22/2019

Jason + Lauren

Lauren and Jason had a beautiful July wedding at Ashbourne Farms, designed by none other than Jaclyn Journey. I was  so excited to take part in photographing this wedding, my first with both Jaclyn and at Ashbourne. Instantly I was  struck by the warm color story that was incorporated around the vibrant, lush backdrop of the […]

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It was a hot Kentucky day when wedding time rolled through for Hayley and Dylan. The couple wanted their wedding to have a relaxed vibe, but still be able to feature the beauty of the bluegrass region in full bloom. Luckily the event spaces at Gheens Foundation Lodge were able to provide plenty of natural […]

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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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