May 2011

Cloned!

 

There’s a lot of fun to be had with Photoshop’s masking and layering. I love to be outside and I took my camera down to the KY river one day. I set up my camera and took several shots with my RC-1 remote. I blended the layer together for this mind-bending image. It’s ok to double-take:)

 

Emily & Daniel: Lexington, Kentucky Engagement Photography

Easy-going and fun. Loves pie! That’s this couple to a tee. They seemed so perfectly suited for some Kentucky style engagement photos. My favorite part of our shoot was the horses. I forget that not everyone grew up around big animals. As I climbed the fence to get a good angle I brought the viewfinder to my eye expecting both Emily and Daniel to be stroking the horses’ noses. To my surprise they had never pet a horse before and were safely keeping their distance. However they overcame the unknown and got used to the velvet-like nose of the horse and realized these were pretty neat animals. The photos tell all! Thanks for being brave:) I can’t wait until your June wedding.

I asked Emily to write a few words on how she met Daniel and how he proposed:

So it all began in a U.S. government class at the University of Kentucky. Emily was a delightful freshman eager to begin her first year in college and Daniel was rushing a not so delightful fraternity. After several weeks of Daniel admiring Emily from one row over, he finally got the courage to speak to her. “Hi! So, did you do your homework?” -Daniel Robbins Emily,very much aware of the creepy man one row over admiring her, might have responded with a charming and ever so sarcastic “yup.”  It didn’t take long for Daniel to rebound from the first encounter and permanently change his government seat, offer his number, and respectfully request that Emily do the same. A few coffee dates later and by a few I mean four years of coffee- they were hooked!

Natalie & Kike: Lexington Engagement Photography

Their engagement session got rained out twice! But of course, the third time was a charm. I met Natalie and Kike on a warm evening a couple weeks ago. Everything was lush and green. We met on a scenic road out in the Kentucky countryside. They wanted a railroad in some of the shots and some things very “Kentucky” as most Kentuckians do I find:) I found Natalie and Kike to be a beautiful couple inside and out. They have such a sweet and gentle love for each other but at the same time I tell they are best friends. September will be here before you know it! Congratulations!

I asked Natalie to write a few words on how she met Kike:

We met at Bryan Station Middle School… I was doing my student teaching and he was teaching Spanish.  We were introduced through a friend of mine I went to high-school with (she had a kid at the school).  We went on our first-date and were pretty much insepearable after that.  He proposed after a night out to dinner… he stopped by to “see his sister” when he really went to talk to my parents.  He came in with my favorite roses… as I bent down to get a vase I was going to ask what the special occassion was and I turn around and he’s on one knee!  I was so surprised! (I hope this helps or was what you had in mind!)

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