The Water Birth of Claire {Kentucky Birth Photography}

This past July I was thrilled to photograph Lauren and Timothy at the birth of their baby girl.  Claire was born in the afternoon on the 4th of July!

Lauren used Hypnobabies for the birth, which was awesome.  I also used Hypnobabies for Ada’s birth and loved it.  The idea of self hypnosis sounds kind of silly at first, but it actually works and it works well!

Lauren’s baby was born at Clark Regional Medical Center in the water.  The hospital allowed them to bring their own birthing tub!  Lauren had a wonderful doula, who also happens to be a Hypnobabies instructor, Julie Six.

Lauren, thank you so much for letting me be a part of Claire’s birthday!

Check out some of the photographs from the birth–

 

 

See Lauren’s maternity shoot here!

Beth & Weston’s Beach Wedding {Lexington, KY Wedding Photographer}

Sand, sun, the ocean, and photography all rolled into one?  Best vacation ever!

In October we took a family trip to Holden Beach, NC for my brother in law’s wedding.  The weather was cool and rainy for the first few days of the trip, but by the day of the wedding it was beautiful and sunny outside.  Absolutely perfect weather for an outdoor wedding.

The wedding was in the early evening, just before sunset.  The girls started getting ready at the beach house in the late afternoon.

Beth’s dress was so pretty!

Step one: hair!

This image is one of my favorites, for no particular reason.  Just something about it…

Meanwhile others were hard at work upstairs in the kitchen getting everything ready for the reception afterward.

Beth’s family owns Weisenberger Mill in Woodford County, Kentucky.  So the wedding food and favors included grits from the mill, biscuit mix, and homemade jam.

The wedding had a beach theme.  These were the boutineers!

Finally it was time for the wedding on the beach.

This is Beth’s dad as he saw her descending the stairs in her wedding dress.  The look on his face was priceless.

The bridesmaids’ boots all lined up in a row while they walked barefoot on the beach:

Unfortunately the minister only allowed photography from behind the audience, so my photos were limited.  They still came out great though!

Afterward we snapped a few quick sunset pictures before everyone literally ran back to the beach house for the reception fun.

Flower girl grumpiness at its finest.  We laughed so hard when this picture first came up on the screen.

There are hundreds more pictures from the beach wedding week.  Hopefully I’ll find time to post some more of them soon!

Stephanie & Emily {Lexington, KY Engagement}

Stephanie and Emily!

When I asked Stephanie and Emily to choose where they wanted to have their engagement pictures they decided on downtown.

We found some colorful walls, and even an old Beetle…a zombie car!

 

The Livery has a cool white and gray garage door.  I’d never noticed it before!

 

 

 

They have lots of chemistry, did you notice?:)

 

We wrote on the bottoms of their shoes with chalk for this shot.  They used them on Save the Date post cards for their wedding date.

The Save the Date cards came out perfect, it was a great idea!

Stephanie and Emily have an awesome wedding ceremony planned for this October.

Can’t wait.

I love photographing weddings where the couples are creative and passionate, they are so much fun to photograph!

 

Lauren & Timothy {Lexington, Kentucky Maternity Pictures}

On an evening in May I met Lauren and her husband Timothy on their property out in the country for some maternity pictures.  It was such a gorgeous place!

Lauren was practically glowing  with pregnancy.  I loved looking around their land and finding the best spots to take pictures.  I think the old barn was my favorite place.  I’m *really* looking forward to taking spring pictures of their baby’s birth in July!