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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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It’s kind of unfair to everyone else in the world that I have such beautiful and adorable little family members! Case in point, our newest family member – Josie Kate! You may remember her birth a few weeks ago. Days after mom and baby were released home, I photographed her newborn portraits in their home for two reasons – so that I could also capture elements of their home and because new mom Amy (my sister in law) wasn’t in any condition to bring Josie to my studio. A-OK with me!!!
It had been far too long since I worked with Toby! Years ago we did a few fashion shoots for her style blog. At that time, she was already married and because they lived and worked away from Paducah, I didn’t photograph their maternity or newborn session. But when their son Ryals turned 12 months old, they wanted something different than they’d experienced before. I am so honored that they thought of me! Enjoy my favorites of their little charmer!
I’ve said it before but I can’t help but say it again – every time I get to photograph a family in their newer stage of life – I just feel so overwhelming blessed to work with these amazing people and honored to be their photographer for life!
First, I photographed Rachel & Kyle’s engagement session in Paducah and then their wedding in Murray both in 2016. Just a little over a year after our very first session together, we got together for a third time so that I could photograph their precious honeymoon baby, Maddux!
You turned 2 years old on April 1st, 2017 – a Saturday. It was a busy day. While we tried to let you know that that exact day was your birthday, it was hard for you to grasp. Partially because you’re only 2, and also because we were celebrating your God brother’s 3rd birthday that day with a party out of town. We spent the morning playing with you but when it was near time for your nap, we loaded up the car and began our 1.5 hour drive to said birthday party. You had a blast!!! When it was time to leave for home, which was followed by bedtime, you didn’t want to go and I didn’t want to make you. You should have everything the way you want it on your birthday after all! But being the sleep consultant and responsible mom that I am, we arrived home only 30 minutes past your regular schedule bedtime routine time but past out from exhaustion and excitement without much of a peep. We knew the next day would be just as tiring.
It’s super cool when your friends have a baby not two weeks after your child’s first birthday! Randee & Jake were at Graeme’s first birthday party while she was pregnant with Baby Claire and the next time I saw them was in the hospital only hours after she’d given birth to their first born, a daughter, Claire Marie.
Do you remember that time, almost two months ago, when I went to New York City for an engagement session? There was snow still on the ground in some places and the trees hadn’t yet bloomed to green. Other than the not so subtle nod to winter, the air was full of spring!
This wasn’t our first destination engagement session but this was definitely the farthest! Jasmine & Chris are from Paducah but have found themselves living their lovely lives down in Houston. When the engagement finally happened, Jasmine clued me into their thoughts – Key West or Cancun wedding and engagement sessions in Paducah (of course!) and Houston. I was down for whatever and excited at the thought of shooting in Texas, a state I’ve never ever visited. Then all of the sudden they were planning Chris’ birthday celebration in NYC and Jasmine and I said, WHY NOT? Neil and I booked our flights the next day!