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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! We are so glad you've stopped by to follow our most recent adventures! Grab your favorite drink and snack and get cozy... there's plenty to see!

Josh & Jayla

November 29, 2013

This wedding was beyond fun! Pretty sure I could talk about the reception all night but I should probably start at the beginning 😉

I met Jayla and her girls at Di Sorellas Hair & Nail Design where the lovely Lindsey made our already beautiful girls wedding ready. I snapped photos of the girls just hanging out before we all headed to the church… it was almost picture time!


I know I can’t be the only photographer who is almost as excited to see the bride’s dress as they are to see the couple see each other for the first time that day… almost! Every dress is so different and SO unique to every bride. This Allure Bridal dress from Wendy’s Cincinnati Bridal just screams Jayla and man did she look amazing in it!


Jayla’s aunt, Rocia of Rocia’s Exquisite Designs did such an amazing job arranging the florals and decorating the ceremony and reception… it’s awesome when you have friends and family with such talent!


This year I chose to gift my brides with custom, personal dress hangers that really accent their gown. Bonus! It’s theirs so they can use it after the wedding too!


Her girls wanted Jayla to do a first look with them… what a cute idea! Their faces totally make my whole day worth it… and I’d only been there a couple hours!


Josh & Jayla opted for a first look and I am SO glad they did! We would not have been able to get this reaction out of Josh otherwise and I wouldn’t have been able to get these pictures. So sweet!


I love Jayla’s little brother’s expression (hidden) in this picture!


We had to hold off on Josh & Jayla’s portraits due to rain so we snuck away for a quick little bit right before the ceremony… the light was perfect!


Jayla, you’re stunning!


Gift time! Jayla gifted Josh the ole wool socks for cold feet… and a sweet note that produced an expression to rival the look he had during the first look.


And they’re married!!


The reception site was gorgeous… the building itself is nothing to comment on but Rocia worked her magic!


This cake! Or rather, cake and cupcakes! They were delicious AND brilliantly designed. Kudos to The Blue Pinky Bakery!


Short but incredibly romantic and sweet first dance…


And an even shorter father-daughter dance with style! Dad knows how to twirl!


The rest of the night was a pure party! Monte of Hensley Twin’s BOMBSQUAD productions had everyone, and I mean EVERYONE, up dancing the whole night!! Definitely made for some awesome pictures!


Other vendors:
Ceremony | Harrison Street Baptist Church
Reception | Robert Cherry Civic Center
Coordinator | Kim Keeling
Hair and Makeup | Lindsey Manker
Invitations, programs, menus | Wedding Paper Divas


  1. Holly Greene says:

    you did a great job Rachael! I’d like to order some of them!

    Holly Greene

  2. Rocia Keeling says:

    Your photography is outsanding! I will definitely recommend you to my brides!