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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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I hung out with Kendra & Kerry and Kerry’s mother and brother back in December for a family session down by the new riverfront area here in Paducah. At that point, I’d known that Kendra & Kerry had been trying to conceive for a while then and we’d briefly talked about having trouble conceiving. Not long after their session they learned that they were expecting!
So here I am, a few days from having photographed their Baby Boy’s newborn session in their home and I’m ready to share those images… But one of the things I offer in my Birth Experience (because YUP I photographed the birth too, which I’ll share tomorrow!) is the maternity session so of course, I have to blog this session first!
We shot their maternity session on their property, where they will soon be building their new home – where they will raise their son. I cannot wait for them to continue on this journey of parenthood!!!!
I don’t mind at all having the same couple on the blog THREE days in a row – I hope you don’t either! Maggie & Sam’s anniversary was back in June, but scheduling and work issues, etc postponed our getting together but it’s for the best because we had amazing weather during their session back in August and it rained a ton in June. But also, there’s definitely no rule (for me anyway!) that anniversary sessions HAVE to take place around a couple’s wedding date. Anniversary portraits don’t even have to take place a year after the wedding. NOPE! Are you married? A yes is all I need to know 🙂 Let’s take some cuddly pictures of you two together, being in love and just being married!
One of my favorite things to experience at a wedding is watching the bride and groom really realize how much their life is getting ready to change or has just changed. Normally when this happens, there are tears and hugs and a few minutes of just being in awe of it all. For Maggie and Sam, this moment happened at different moments. Sam’s moment was during their first look – he almost couldn’t believe his eyes when he turned around and saw his future standing right in front of him. His tears of joy were sweet enough to make anyone watching get emotional. Maggie wiped away tears after the officiant pronounced them man and wife. They were just SO happy… and they should be.
While this wedding was a visual dream, it was also so heartfelt and endearing. Their officiant did an amazing job sharing about their relationship and their love for one another. They are the sweetest duo. Neil and I felt so honored that we were the ones who had the opportunity to capture their day for their family and friends to remember forever!! Enjoy some of my favorite images that tell a visual story of their day!!
When Maggie and her mom contacted me about Maggie & Sam’s wedding, just from that first conversation I KNEW I was going to click with all three of them! I knew of Sam from going to high school with his older sister and Neil had played sports with him growing up so reconnecting with bis family was a blast for us. From start to finish, working with Maggie, Sam, and their loved one, it was not only comfortable but enjoyable!
Maggie chose her aunt’s shiny new red pole barn home and property as their engagement session location so that we would have a little background but mostly focusing on the two lovebirds – and I definitely didn’t mind! These two are definitely great together but also, great in front of my camera together! We chased away the sunlight by shooting so late into sunset!
If you haven’t noticed lately, I LOVE getting together with past #RHPCouples for whatever the reason but working together again for their anniversary portraits makes my heart sing! Kody & Jesse were married back in June of 2017 and while it’s never too late to have anniversary portraits taken, it had definitely been long enough for not working together and I was more than ready! And we went with a totally different look than their engagement session almost 3 years ago so now they just have more pretty pictures with more variety!
This sweet family, The Snow Family, reminds me how much I love my job every single time I get to work with them! Once or twice a year we get together to document their family of three and NOW we’ll be getting together much more often due to them becoming a family of four just a couple of weeks ago! Baby Girl #2 was prayed for, waited for, and loved far before she was ever earth-side and I believe their family maternity session proves that!