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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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Not many people can say they are married to their first boyfriend/girlfriend and shared their first kiss as a married couple on their wedding day with the very same person they shared their very first kiss with EVER. But Sarah and Dustin will be able to say that, come the first Saturday in October! They grew up together, went to the same schools, and Sarah found herself in “as much love as aa 13 years old could be” with Dustin. But life happened and come high school, they were no longer together. They went to college, and each found their own careers before reconnecting again. But their cute story doesn’t stop there!
My first wedding of the season, near the beginning of May, included a local tradition that was quite exciting to be involved in. Breese and Carlyle Illinois weddings take a long break in between the ceremony and then again part ways through the reception for the wedding party to bar hop. Yes you read that correctly! The wedding party enjoyed drinks at the Country Clue where the ceremony took place and then we “hopped” to a bar downtown near the reception hall once dinner was over, before dancing began. I’ve never encountered this before so you could say that Staci & Matt’s wedding day timeline looked very different from my typical wedding day timelines. BUT it was an awesome way to start my 2017 Wedding Season!
Morgan & Andrew went to school with each other from elementary to middle to high school… even college! To say they know each other well is an understatement! Yet it took Andrew 7 years to finally break Morgan down and convince her to go on a date with him… poor guy! They say when you know, you know, and Andrew knew! But it didn’t take Morgan long to catch up. Once they began dating, there was never a question. They knew one day they’d be married.
After I photographed Mindy & DJ last fall for their mini session, Mindy told me she was hoping that she’d be able to use the session as their pregnancy announcement. What none of us knew is that she was freshly pregnant, just too early to test! She and DJ had been praying, planning, and trying for a baby for a while and we had been discussed fertility issues at length. I would never wish infertility upon my least favorite person and was more than thrilled that they were successful on their own!
Guys. It took me a long time to figure out what I wanted to do with my life – how I wanted to make a living. I had a good idea of what what I wanted my life to look outside of work…. the kind of lifestyle I always imagined having. The things that were/are important to me: being a present wife and mother, being somewhat of a homemaker, and being with my own child(ren) more than I was aways from him. Secondary to those things were what I’d hoped our family would be able to do together: live in a large enough house to not feel cramped nor be on top of each other all the time, live in Paducah, have time to spend with friends and family on a regular basis, and take Disney vacations. Let’s be honest, Disney vacations may have been a primary goal 😉
Baby Teagan is a month old now and I’m itching to blog her newborn portraits! But before I do, New Momma Kortney & New Daddy Harrison’s maternity portraits (and of course, Baby Teagan’s birth) must come first!
Not too long ago, I blogged the first of two of Kortney’s maternity portrait sessions, partially taken for a boutique who gave her the outfit but also to document her half-way point in her pregnancy. Kortney was blessed with an easy pregnancy and if it wasn’t obvious from her first maternity session, you can tell by her second session – pregnancy looks amazing on Kortney! She’s always been stylish and having the baby bump definitely didn’t hinder that – ladies, take note!