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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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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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I have a little secret to tell anyone that has been following me for less than three years: before I was a wedding photographer, I was a wedding Florist! I loved getting my hands into the different textures and colors of nature. According to behavioral research conducted at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, […]

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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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My lovely Friends, I am finally here to talk about my first experience at a photographer at New York Bridal Fashion Week. My little wedding loving heart was given about all it could handle between a three day whirlwind of photographing brand activations, runway shows, wedding Dress presentations, parties, galas, and workshops. It was the […]

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I’ve said it before and I will continue to say it again and again….. Engagement Sessions are some of my FAVORITE sessions to photograph and get to know a couple ! And sometimes, the stars align just right and bring you a perfect couple, on a chilly bluegrass morning that absolutely must ensure that their […]

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