Lauren & John Get Married! {Lexington, Kentucky Wedding Photographer}

Lauren and John got married at Berryhill Mansion on a blazing hot summer day in Frankfort.  Lauren’s mom is a florist and she had decorated everything with gorgeous flowers.

They had originally planned an outdoor wedding on the lawn, but a freak intense thunderstorm rolled through just as it was time for guests to be seated for the ceremony.  Instead the ceremony had to be moved to the basement reception room, which was dimly lit but intimate.  Lauren and John still had a blast despite bad weather, last minute changes, and flickering electricity.

Right after the end of their wedding ceremony the sun came out for a pretty sunset and brought with it a double rainbow!  The rainbow stayed for only a minute before it faded and disappeared.



Click below to see a slideshow of images from their wedding day.



Lauren & John [Wilmore Kentucky Engagement Photographer]

Where do I even begin?

Lauren and John had an awesome engagement session.

First we went to an old feed mill in Wilmore, which turned out to be a perfect setting.

Lauren and John were so fun to work with.  Lots of laughter!

See what I mean?

The feed mill has railroad tracks just in front of it, so we walked over there for a few shots.  I was only a little concerned about getting hit by a train while distracted peering through the lens…

Lauren was completely beautiful.  They were patiently willing to do any pose I suggested, but they also had lots of natural chemistry!

After this we went over to a big field off of US 68.  I accidentally got us lost and turned around on the way there due to my inability to read a map.  Whoops!

It was worth it though, the light in the field was amazing.  We arrived just before sunset.

Queen Ann’s lace was in bloom!

We incorporated the blooming flowers into her ring shot

Funny story about these last two pictures.  Poor John was just about done with being photographed at this point, and there was one last pose I wanted to do with them.

It involved laying in the tall grass.

The pictures came out exactly like I hoped, but Lauren, John, and I all got covered in chiggers!

Lauren and John’s wedding will be at the Berry Hill Mansion.  Stay tuned to see the photos in a few weeks!

Jamie & Ken’s Backyard Kentucky Wedding [Wedding Photography Richmond, Kentucky]

In July I had the pleasure of photographing Jamie’s wedding.

They had a beautiful engagement session a few weeks prior, and I was excited to see how lovely her wedding was going to be.

She planned a casual country themed wedding on her three acre farm.

She even wore boots under her dress!

Love it!

The weather couldn’t have been more perfect–clear skies, warm breeze, and beautiful evening light.

The ceremony was short and sweet.  I loved the soft green everywhere–so pretty!

It’s offical, they’re married!

The reception afterward was a backyard party complete with catered BBQ and a fire pit for making s’mores!

Here’s her gorgeous cake!

I loved being a part of this intimate event–there’s something special about small backyard weddings…



Jamie & Ken’s Engagement. [Lexington Kentucky Engagement Photographer]

Jamie and Ken invited me out to their little three acre farm for their engagement session.

The golden sunlight that evening was absolutely gorgeous!!

The sky had huge white puffy clouds.

The main reason Jamie and Ken wanted me to come out to their farm was to include their animals in the photos.  I’m an animal lover, so I was thrilled to meet their horse, chickens, and dogs.

They had two sweet dogs who were quite excited to participate in the session.

I believe his name was Charlie, he was old and sweet!

Jamie has a beloved horse who was a gift from her father.

He was shy around me at first and wanted to run away, but eventually he tolerated my presence and cooperated…at least a little.

Jamie wanted photographs of her horse and I was more than happy to oblige.  Horses are such magnificent creatures!

Can’t you just see the emotion and spirit in his eyes?

My favorite part of a horse–the soft velvety nose!

A Mr. Ed impression!

Check out her ring! Wow!

I’m looking forward to photographing their backyard wedding in just a few weeks.  After the gorgeous light during their engagement session I can’t wait to see how their wedding looks.

My girls… [Lexington, Kentucky Family Photography]

I can’t resist taking a million pictures of my girls.

I have literally thousands of photos of each one of them doing everything from using the potty for the first time, to picking their noses, to smiling and looking pretty.  I’m sure they’ll thank me for it when their older.  And…I’ve definitely got a lot of blackmail shots.;-)

Sometimes I worry that I’ve robbed my oldest daughter Rosie of our one-on-one relationship by adding Baby Ada to the equation.  Rosie used to be the center of my world until Ada came along.  Sometimes though, I sit back and watch them and I’m instantly reassured.  Having a second baby has added something wonderful to the mix.  (And then I stop and wonder if having a second baby was this great, how much better will it be when I add a third, a fourth, a fifth, etc….!)

Just look at them!  I love my girls.  Ada has a chipped front tooth and a scraped up nose.  Rosie is the opposite, dainty and not daring in the least, but opinionated.  Definitely opinionated.