What’s more romantic than a wedding? A wedding on the beach! It was not only beautiful but one of the most stress-free and heart-warming events. Erica and Jason live in Utah were Jason was stationed. This was a destination wedding for everyone. The guest list was small with mostly family but that made it so much more relaxed and meaningful. The weather was warm but there was overcast skies just for the ceremony. Took the edge off the Florida sunshine. Even in late April it can be dreadfully hot.
After a lovely blue themed ceremony we had family photos and a wonderful reception at a local historical restaurant- the Raintree. I’d come photograph Jason, Erica and Blaze again anywhere in the country:)
Victoria and Nick’s wedding was another very extra special occasion for me. All weddings are special and one-of-a-kind events but when I’ve photographed another family member of the bride or groom before it’s over the top for me. When I met with Victoria and her mom Gladys, we talked details of her wedding day, her current life and how her and Nick met. After a couple hours, we parted ways. I got an email from her a couple days later letting me know they wanted me to photograph their special day. She also noted as her and Nick were talking they discovered I had photographed Nick’s sister’s wedding 5 years ago! What a small world! I couldn’t wait to see Annie and Joe again. The wedding was lovely and almost like a family reunion. The couple had guests from all over attend the Estes Chapel (Weddings at Asbury) ceremony and Red Mile Round Barn reception.
cake- Sugar Forest
Sarah and Jesse’s wedding was an extra special one for me. I photographed her sister’s wedding nearly 5 years ago. Her family had been through a lot since then. With the sudden loss of her father and a pregnancy with her daughter, Sarah had seen some big life changes. I felt so honored when she asked me to photograph her wedding where she’d marry the love of her life, Jesse. I wouldn’t have turned it down for the world. It was wonderful to see her mom and sister again- like a family reunion. Both so full of life and joy.
The ceremony was held in the front garden of the Peterson Dumesnil House in Louisville. It’s the perfect location for a lovely, stress-free day. Sarah and her maids were also able to get ready upstairs and have the reception on the large front porch. Congratulations Sarah and Jesse!
Who would have thought it’d be in the mid 40s when it had been in the 70s the week before! Lower temperatures didn’t lower Sarah and Brandon’s spirits on the their April wedding day. Sarah donned a lovely what cape to keep warm on her journey from the Asbury Inn to Estes Chapel where she would have her first look with Brandon. It’s the perfect place for a first look- large clear windows with lots of light pouring in. The couple had a lovely ceremony followed by a reception at the student center across campus.
I photographed Leah and John as they became man and wife almost three years ago in Versailles. I couldn’t have been more excited to hear she was expecting her and John’s first child- a little boy! I just knew Leah’s family would adore the new little. Her brother and parents both live close and are some of the most wonderful people. They are the kind you meet and after 5 minutes you feel like you’e known them forever. Warm, kind-spirited, Christ-centered folks. I jumped at the chance to photograph the newest family member; the sweetest little man.
Who would have thought there’d be 30-50 mph sustained winds all day in Kentucky in early April. You would have thought we lived in Kansas. The strong winds didn’t hinder the joyful mood of Morgan and John’s long awaited wedding day. I met Morgan at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Frankfort where she and John were both staying and getting ready on separate floors. She’d found a special note from John written on the bottom of her golden wedding heels. It was a verse from Song of Solomon.
It was windy while we took photos before the ceremony but that was NOTHING compared to the wind we met as they were coming out of the church. I couldn’t help but take photo after photo of the couple trying to navigate the gusts as they came out of the church through a tunnel of their guests.
Once we were at Buffalo Trace the wind was blocked a little by the large buildings. We simply could pass up the opportunity to take some moody photos inside the warehouse. It was a lovely day indeed.
You can’t be unhappy and skip at the same time. Neither can you be around Barb and Scott and be unhappy at the same time. With Scott’s infectious laugh and Barb’s constant smiles they are a couple full of joy. I couldn’t have been more delighted to spend a few hours with them. I found early on Barb and I have a unique connection! She is studying to get her Phd for dairy science at UK and I grew up on a dairy farm. How excited was I when she asked if we could do some engagement photos on the UK dairy property? I’ve experienced a lot of things over the years as a photographer but I’d never had a calf nibble on my gear until that evening:) Time well spent! Can’t wait for their wedding in a couple weeks!
It was only a matter of time before Kelli and Nes would meet. Both were on athletic teams at Asbury University; he played tennis, she played basketball. They began as friends and soon discovered their love for each other. Kelli graduated last year and Nes will be finished with school this year. Can’t wait to photograph your May wedding!
So delicate and new yet resilient and strong. That’s a new little child born to the world! On Valentine’s day I photographed the Monson’s second baby, an adorable little girl! Just shy of two weeks, she was warm, cushy and quite content. There’s few honors bigger than being asked to photograph the children of your wedding clients. It’s such a joy to watch David and Stephanie grow as parents to Conner and now baby Madison:)