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The day started off perfectly. Neil and I arrived at Shelley’s aunt’s house, where the reception was to be held and also where she and her girls were getting ready. Sometimes I’m waiting on hair and makeup to be completed so I always plan to start off photographing bridal details but she and her girls were already ready so there was no delay in our timeline! Once I finished photographing her details in the library, the best lit room in the whole house, I moved right into getting Shelley into her dress while Neil headed to the church where the guys were getting ready. We must have been so involved in our task at hand that we failed to notice the gloomy cloud gathering over us. As we headed outside to begin bridal portraits and Shelley’s portraits with her bridesmaids we were greeted with light rain. They say it’s good luck for it to rain on your wedding day – well, Shelley & Mark now have luck for all days because three shots later that light rain quickly turned into a downpour and we were forced inside. I called to touch base with Neil, who reported that they too just rushed inside after only a few shots of Mark and his groomsmen. To make the most of our time together, although not ideal, I moved Shelley into the well lit library and continued on with her bridal portraits.

Even though the radar was showing this storm to be a quick moving one, I could tell Shelley was getting nervous. The live band they’d hired for the reception wouldn’t set up if the ground is even a little wet. The reception can’t possibly be moved indoors and the tent wasn’t big enough for everyone and everything to fit under. And finally, portraits wouldn’t happen. At that moment I stepped in and laid out the plan for portraits – that, at least I can control! The rain was going to stop but it wasn’t going to stop long enough before the ceremony for us to continue with the original timeline. I reminded her of the two separate portrait times that we’d budgeted for after the ceremony that would allow us to photograph the family and then the wedding party at the very least. Then I said the magic words that I reserve for when a couple starts to fret about the weather – Rain Check Session. I could see the stress lift from her shoulders. It was raining, no, pouring, but her wedding was still going to happen. The rain stopped an hour before the ceremony started, Shelley & Mark said I DO in front of their friends and family, the live band did stay and set up on the completely dry ground under the tent, and we were able to photograph every single portrait that we’d planned to take. Yup, rain on a wedding day sure is lucky!

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Let me just bag on Neil for this shot… It took it through the ornate glass of the front door of the church while Shelley and her dad were waiting outside before her entrance. So very proud!

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Cathy Lynn Hopkins -

Love love love❤️❤️❤️

Gayle Overton Breeden -

Such a sweet couple.

Pam Norrell-Stewart -

Wonderful photos to remember a wonderful day!

Cari Thomas Smith -

Perfect day!! I love these so much!!!!!!

Earleene Warford Woods -

Sweet sweet pictures

Stacy Liggett Wortham -

Stunning!!!!

Most grooms don’t love having their picture taken – I’m use to that – but when Morgan told me she HATED it? That was a first for me! Most brides at the very least are neutral to it so imagine my surprise when they both rocked out their engagement session and then a couple weeks later, asked for an additional engagement session! An additional location with an additional outfit, and with their dogs! The session engagement session was just as fun, they were just as stunning, and their adoration for each other was just as obvious as it was during the first!

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It’s been a while since I photographed a Fresh Baby session! Baby Louis was the perfect little gentleman the whole time, as those 12 hour old babies tend to be!, and mom, dad, and big brother relaxed in the presence of this tiny new family member. And I basked in the glory of fresh baby fingers, toes, and cheeks and left a happy happy photographer.

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After being set up by friends to go to prom together, Rebecca & Frank have been inseparable! They do everything together: nursing school, hunt, fish, and spend time with friends and family on the lake. In fact, Frank proposed at the lake and that’s the only thing they were choosy about when it came to their engagement session. I love it when an engagement location is special to a couple!

We started at Rebecca’s family’s cabin, fishing down on the dock! It was a first for me for sure but Neil and I enjoyed it so much! Neither one of us know how to fish and Rebecca & Frank promised to teach us…. Still waiting on that fishing invite. Kidding! Sort of… We ended up back up at the cabin for more formal portraits in the yard over looking the water. The light was perfect so perfect that I made everyone stop at a nearby field just as the sun was setting.

And you can’t go to that neck of the woods without stopping for a burger at Belew’s Dairy Barn! Rebecca & Frank joined Neil and myself for a late dinner after their session and I for one really enjoyed the extra time to get to know them before their wedding! August can’t come soon enough!

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I immediately connected with soon to be parents Anna & Zach when we met for their engagement session at Noble Park in Paducah. Like, I feel like we are the exact same parent? I’ve always enjoyed chatting about pretty much all things babies and parenting but since having Graeme I can’t help myself! I’m always the first to ask – What’s your birth plan? Are you going to breastfeeding? And on and on and on. No judgements here, just simply curious, but I’m usually met with answers that line up with how I’ve chosen to parent. It was exactly like that with Anna & Zach!

Not that I don’t bond well with all my clients, regardless of their parenting styles, because I do but it definitely makes the chit chat during our sessions go so smoother. Anna and I bounced ideas off from each other, they asked for a few tips, and I fell in love with all their plans for the nursery – a dog theme! How could I not?? Anna shared with me that everyone knew the gender but they were keeping Baby Boy’s name a secret until his birth. And I’m totally stealing that idea when/if we have another child!

As this sometimes happens, their 30 minute session turned into a 45+ minute session when All The Things added up: great lighting, good (and people free) backgrounds, and a couple so in love with each other and their unborn child. Plus, we just HAD to make it over to the pavilion over the water for a few shots where Zach proposed to Anna years ago. Because, why not? Stayed tuned for Baby Boy’s newborn session coming soon!

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