Who: Christopher & Ashley
What: Engagement Session at McConnell Springs, Parlay Social, and downtown parking garage rooftop.
Where: Lexington, Ky
When: September 2018
I first met Ashley in 2017 when I photographed a wedding Ashley was working. She was training under the wedding planner for the wedding. Ashley eventually went off on her own and started her own event planning company, Mosaic Weddings & Events, which plans weddings and events in and around Lexington.
Because I knew Ashley was a planner, I didn’t think anything of it when she texted me one day asking if I was available for a fall wedding date in 2019. I told her I was and to let the couple know my pricing information. I was shocked when Ashley said she was the bride and that she was interested in hiring me!
Through the course of my career as a wedding photographer, there have been a handful of times where people in the wedding industry or who are photographers themselves have hired me to photograph their own weddings. It is always a compliment when someone who is skilled in either weddings or photography chooses me to document their big day, because they have special access to a lot of photographers and see all the behind the scenes parts of the day. And the biggest compliment ever when someone like Ashley, who works day in and day out with photographers, picks me!
For their Lexington engagement session, Christopher & Ashley wanted to start at a location that offered a little bit of greenery, before heading downtown to Parlay Social, the spot in Lexington they first met! We then ended their session on the rooftop, overlooking the sunset shining down on the city. On the rooftop, the couple shared a bottle of bourbon in special tumblers from Christopher’s family. We then ended the night with one of my signature silhouettes shots!
Here are a few of my favorite images from the day: