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They met through mutual friends but what really set it all in motion, Lydia tells me, was when Patrick’s roommate called her one night needing a ride home for them. Patrick followed one good deed with another by offering to take her car to the carwash the next day. He asked Lydia out on their first date at that same carwash.

Lydia approached me about shooting her and Patrick’s wedding after having seen her friends’ Britney & Jon’s wedding images from years ago. She was also referred to me by another friend whose wedding I’m photographing next year. Word of mouth is alive and well, my friends!

I have my favorite locations at the lakes area of Western Kentucky but Lydia surprised me with picking a location I would love to shoot at again – her grandmother’s lakefront property. Not only was it beautiful but it was also super easy to house their pup Lyla when we didn’t need her. After spending most of their session in Lydia’s grandmother’s yard, we headed up the hill in her neighborhood to this little trail that shown the gorgeous fall colors all around. Now that their engagement session is past us, I’m ready for their June 2017 wedding to get here!

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Now that wedding and portrait season are (mostly) over and I’ve hired a fabulous new helper for my business (more on her later), it’s time to play catch up with blogging!

Britney & Jon should look familiar to those of you who have been following me for years… I’ve photographed their engagement session, their wedding, their raincheck session, and now their maternity session! I am beyond honored to be their life long photographer… coming soon, their sweet daughter’s newborn session – the very first session in my new studio!

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I won’t lie, it was cold but it could have been colder and I’m positive that’s what Payton & Lukas were telling each other all day long. That and the hope that this delusional woman (that would be me) photographing their portraits outside in 35 degree weather was going to get SOME good pictures – that’s what kept them rocking their entire wedding day! Inside or out, it was more than obvious that Payton & Lukas were there for one thing and one thing only – to start their lives together as husband and wife and celebrate their love with their friends and family.

Last Saturday started off like most wedding days do – the girls had their hair and makeup professionally done and then met me and Neil at the church for bridal details and getting ready photos. What was different about Payton and her girls was that they were completely done and waiting on us when we arrived! It’s apparent that everyone following the timeline Payton and I created together precisely! I love it when a good plan works perfectly! Neil joined the guys at the 1857 Hotel where, what do you know, even they were right on schedule! The rest of the day ran so smoothly that the groomsmen even had time to run to the mall, dressed in their wedding attire, while we were shooting Bride & Groom portraits across the street, to sit as a group on Santa’s lap and wish for the only thing they collectively wanted for Christmas – a happy wedding day and a wonderful life for the newly weds!

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Lauren & Brett are extremely proud of their new home and land they purchased only a few months ago. So proud that their entire engagement session took place there when they’d only begun to make it their own. So proud that most of their wedding portraits were taken there this past Saturday. So proud because this place is where they will begin their new life together as husband and wife. And if you saw their engagement session, then you’ll know why, as their photographer, I was proud that they chose their land for both portraits! It’s stunning!!

If you were in the area this past Saturday, you will remember that is was the first truly “fall” day we’ve had but it was hard to complain! Due to the warm October we had, November has been hogging all the beautiful fall colors and while it was also really windy, Lauren & Brett’s bridal party was champs during portrait time! We knocked it out in record time and had everyone back at the church with time to spare for the ladies to pin back a few loose strands and spray on additional hairspray before the ceremony started.

Lauren & Brett’s wedding, while similar to most modern weddings, had a unique twist. After the church ceremony, everyone enjoyed dinner and cake in the church fellowship hall before heading to the country club for dancing, toasts, and more dancing. The exit images you’ll see below was the exit from dinner to dancing and it was inside due to the cold. Very cool and new idea and Neil and I loved it!

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