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Along side my husband of over a decade, I photograph people in love with each other and in love with their lives. We're based in Paducah Kentucky but gladly will go anywhere you want to take us!
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Kaitlin & Jacob had always planned for their ceremony and reception to take place at Jacob’s parents’ lake house on Kentucky Lake. No other location was even discussed – and from my first meeting with Jacob’s parents during their engagement session, I knew they were going to be excellent hosts! But I had no idea how perfect their lake house was for hosting both the ladies and the men getting ready in separate areas of the house. I didn’t know that their back yard was ideal for a lakefront wedding ceremony, that their driveway and garage worked very well as a reception site, and that several great portrait locations were just minutes from their house! But of course, Kaitlin & Jacob knew all of this!
More often than not, I communicate solely with the bride, sometimes with the mother of bride. Jacob was the first groom to do 95% of all emailing, phone chats, and planning when it came to the photographer (ME!) for his and Kaitlin’s May 2018 wedding – and I didn’t mind it at all! He was so personable and easy going, all the while taking into full consideration what he knew Kaitlin wanted. For example, about a month prior to the wedding, he, Kaitlin’s wedding day makeup artist, and myself made sure she was able to have her makeup done via airbrush by a certain awesome makeup artist (Erin Hendley, f.a.c.e makeup, holler!), at the specific time of the day (crazy early), so that it worked with everyones timeline. Jacob did that. All for this bride. He had Kaitlin’s best interest AND her desires in the forefront of his mind and made sure their wedding team did too. That’s the kind of man he is.
When I finally met and got to talk to Kaitlin, I could see why Jacob held her and her wants and needs in such high regard. She is intelligent, stunning, so so funny, and fun to be around! Her smile is contagious and Jacob’s face lights up when he sees her face. They both have very demanding and time consuming jobs and before that, they were very busy with school so online dating is what brought them together. It’s so amazing how the internet works these days – it allowed Kaitlin & Jacob to be matched to each other and therefore, find their perfect person! Their engagement session was such a sweet time with them and I could hardly wait for their lakeside wedding a few months later!
We woke up that early April morning to snow covering most of the grass and trees. While I enjoy snow portraits, I knew one of the reasons Sarah wanted an April wedding was all those spring colors. The white from the snow was not one of those spring colors. We needed her white ballgown to stand out from backgrounds of pinks and greens. When I arrived at their hotel suite to start photographing the ladies getting ready and bridal details, I was pleased and relieved that Sarah wasn’t bothered at all by the snow on the ground or the cooler than anticipated temperatures!
We all got our wish, though – when we emerged from then hotel to head to the church for the first look, family portraits, and ceremony, the snow had melted! And when we left the church for bridal party portraits and bride & groom portraits, the temp had raised and while it was still chilly, it wasn’t anything we could handle for a short time.
Purposefully, we spent extra time during their engagement session and less time during bride & groom portraits on the wedding day so that Sarah & Martin could get to their reception not long after the guests arrived. Not my first choice but I’ll do whatever my couples want to do – it’s their wedding day! And thankfully, it was all pinks and greens during their bride & groom portrait time so everyone got their way!
Warning: This engagement session had soooo many gorgeous images to it that parring it down for the blog was hard. I apologize if this blog post is really image heavy. I couldn’t help it! I love them all!
I had the privilege to work with Sarah a few years before she contacted me to be her and Martin’s photographer so when I heard she was dating with someone, I was ecstatic for her! From the time I’ve spent with Sarah, I’ve learned that she’s incredibly generous with her resources and her time. She’s very caring about not just her loved ones but also the people immediately around her at any given time. She’s decisive and knows what she what’s in life – and in a spouse. When she met Martin back in 2016, and started posting pictures of the two of them together on facebook, I was so happy for her. She deserves the best and since Neil knew Martin from school, I felt great about the match.
And then, I met him at their engagement and saw them interact throughout the 2 hours we shared together and I knew – they were meant to find each other! Martin adores Sarah and takes such great care of her, and even though Sarah is plenty capable of caring for herself, she lets go and let’s him be there for her. It’s inspiring and I can’t wait to share their wedding day with you later today!
I have sweet photographer friends in my area that I’ve connected with and have become friends with even outside of photography – and I love that! And because I’m a photographer and I rarely am in front of the camera (I’m working on getting better at this!), I wanted both studio portraits and lifestyle portraits in our home for Georgia’s newborn portraits. I love the women that took these images and I love these sessions both equally, just for different reasons. The only thing I don’t love is that there is a pretty big difference in editing styles but just remember that the reason for that is because they are two different photographers.
I’ve been working with Felicia and Laine for years so right before Felicia emailed me to photograph allll of the process of bringing Baby Crosby (the birth is coming to the blog soon!), I was checking my inbox daily, *patiently* waiting to hear from her. I mean I *thought* she’d have me be her photographer for this new child but I didn’t know for certain….
And then Felicia made me feel sooooo good about our relationship and so I felt a tad silly that I ever doubted her! Haha! The images below are my favorite from their family maternity session – and there were sooooo many! In a few weeks I’ll be blogging Baby Crosby’s birth (definitely look for this one because it’s one of my faves!), followed by his newborn portraits. Slowly but surely, I’m catching up with the blogging!