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Oh, call it by some better name, For Friendship sounds too cold, While Love is now a worldly flame, Whose shrine must be of gold: And Passion, like the sun at noon, That burns o’er all he sees, Awhile as warm will set as soon– Then call it none of these. Imagine something purer far, […]

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   My friends, it had felt like forever since I had gotten the chance to have a camera in my hand. My spring weddings had all rescheduled due to Covid-19, and even though small events had been cleared, it was looking like it was going to be months before my lens got to see a […]

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I’ve heard it at weddings. You’ve heard it at weddings. At Last by Etta James has got to be one of the most played love songs at every ceremony in this hemisphere, and yet we never tire of it. Originally released in 1960 (but written in 1941), It has been covered by everyone from Stevie […]

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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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I was brought on to this glam, southern wedding inspired shoot by my friends at the Filson Historic Society. We wanted to highlight the newly constructed event space, Designed by the very same mastermind behind the gorgeous show Barn at Ashbourne Farms. Real couple Yasmeen and Justin brought incredible energy to the day (ahem, when […]

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Its no secret that I love the Filson Historic Society. Nestled in the heart of Old Louisville and only a short stroll to Central park, it has been a favorite of mine for smaller weddings and events over the past year. Not to mention I love supporting an organization that is committed to preserving the […]

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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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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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