Yew Dell Fall Engagement Session | Throwback Thursday

Who: Kerry & Megan

What: Engagement Session at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

Where: Louisville, Ky

When: October 2018

I reached out to Megan when she posted on a local wedding Facebook group searching for a photographer who could handle the contrasting skin tones of her and her fiancé Kerry. I reached out to her and sent her examples of my work.

I made plans to drive to Louisville and meet Megan so we could talk more about her wedding. For the first time driving to and from Louisville for a client meeting, I ran into a bad wreck on the interstate and sat in traffic for over an hour, of which I had a full bladder the entire time! Megan was very understanding of me being a little late to our meeting, and even more understanding when I had to run straight to the restroom before saying hello.

For their engagement, Megan and Kerry met me at Yell Dew Botanical Gardens early in the morning for a fun session. That was my first experience in the location and I loved shooting the couple around the greenery and buildings in the gardens. Megan even brought some cute props we were able to use throughout the session. I loved the fall theme!

Here are a few of my favorite images from the day:


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Lexington, Ky Summer Engagement Session | Throwback Thursday

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:


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Lexington, Ky Unique Engagement Session | Throwback Thursday

Who: John & Mikey

What: Engagement Session at Country Boy Brewing, Shakespeare & Co, Louie Armstrong Mural and Jacobson Park

Where: Lexington, Ky

When: May 2018

Mikey and John hired me almost two years before their wedding date so we had plenty of time to plan a perfect engagement session. They also expressed they hired me because I could provide an engagement session that was unique to them and tailored to their fun personalities.

For their engagement session, they wanted to shoot at Country Boy Brewing, their favorite hangout spot. They also mentioned wanting to take photos at Jacobson Park on their kayaks, another activity they enjoyed together.

On the day of the engagement session, we started shooting at Country Boy Brewing, but quickly realized an unexpected rain storm was rolling in. So we modified our plan and went downtown and took some fun photos with a beautiful Kate Spade umbrella at Shakespeare and Co and one of Lexington’s beautiful murals.

I still wanted to give John & Mikey a unique engagement session, so I offered to shoot photos of them kayaking and doing a paint splatter shoot at Jacobson Park on a sunny day, and ended up getting such fun and unique engagement photos!

Here are a few of my favorite images from the two days:


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Wish Upon A Wedding Engagement at Keeneland

Who: Greg & Deborah

What: Wish Upon a Wedding Engagement Style Shoot

Where: Keeneland in Lexington, Ky

When: January 2019

Greg and Deborah have been married for 25 years and actually got married during the blizzard of 1994 in Kentucky. Because of the snow, they only had about 10 guests at their wedding, and even Deb’s father couldn’t be there to walk her down the aisle. Her family encouraged them to postpone the wedding, but the couple didn’t want to wait to be married!

Deborah and Greg have partnered with Wish Upon A Wedding to have a dream vow renewal in Lexington, Ky in February. We photographed their engagement style portraits on a snowy and cold day at Keeneland.

Here are a few of my favorite images from the day:


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