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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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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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I know many of my readers are facing a huge struggle with the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on their wedding plans. I’ve touched on this subject before, but now we are in deep, and everyone seems to have their lives on hold in one way or another. Now, we need to […]

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“You can plan a pretty picnic but you can’t predict the weather.” -Outkast   Yes, yes I did just quote Outkast. You know, a plethora of unpredictable things that you didn’t plan for are in the ream of possibility—and your wedding is not exempt. While its never something a couple wants to consider, sometimes all […]

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Originally a cover from a song released by the Postal Service, this version was used in the 2004 film Garden State (which music lovers far and wide adored). While I have heard this one used occasionally at weddings, it is still a rare and touching choice. It’s intimate lyrics talk about togetherness through it all, […]

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Dipping my toes into the wedding industry for the first time was not as a photographer, but as a florist. When I first started working in weddings I looked around town to see who was doing what in my field, and the name Jaclyn Journey kept on popping up over and over again. A true […]

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Surreal. Thats’ really the only word I can think of that really describes everything that is happening presently in the world right now, am I right? An immensely efficient and mysterious sickness is gripping the globe, and fear and uncertainty are among the myriad of emotions the majority of us are currently experiencing. I wont […]

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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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I remember running into the team from J. Elizabeth Designs in the floral shops back in my designer days. They were always friendly and helpful, so as you can imagine I was thrilled to get the chance to work along side the team to create stunning work for Hilary and Alejandro’s winter wedding in November […]

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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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