The celebration was set for Saturday, January 23. We woke up Thursday morning to see a winter storm warning for Friday/ Saturday in the weather forecast. They were calling for up to 14″! Friday morning the skies let loose with 30+mph winds all day and about 8″ of snow. Would the celebration the next day be on?
David and Alice had waited 50 years for a wedding celebration and they weren’t about to wait any longer! See when they were dating David was called up to go to war while Alice was in nursing school. Having no time for a wedding, they went to the Justice of the Peace for an exchange of vows. Now this was back in the day when you had to have a blood test to be married. It took three days to get the results back in KY. They thought in Indiana you go the results back the same day so they drove there to get married. Come to find out you had to wait three days also! So David and Alice took the blood test and drove back to KY to wait. Back to Indiana the third day for the results and a courthouse union. Sadly, it was the same day David had to leave-for a whole year! They didn’t even spend one night together.
So this year, 2016, the Wilsons celebrated 50 years of married bliss by having not only a party but a real wedding ceremony! They didn’t even see each other before the wedding:) It’s still a wonderful, sweet love. It has stood the test of time- the better, the worse, the rich, the poor. What all marriage is designed to be:)
Be together while you can. Enjoy and cherish your family. As you grow up, time together as a family seems to get smaller. A large family photo is one of the best presents you can give yourself or each other. I’ve had the privilege of working with various members of the Billings family over the years and was delighted when they asked me to come photograph their family over Christmas. It turned out to be in the upper 60s two days before Christmas when we had the shoot. The grass was even green! So we took advantage of the beautiful weather and went outside. I’m sure these images warm the heart every time they are seen.
You don’t happen to hear of too many January weddings, especially those that happen outdoors. Kara and Brian defied the odds with their union. They wanted their shared passion of horses to be apart of their wedding day. They were married in front of their two thoroughbreds’ stalls on a cold- but relatively mild at 32- January afternoon. What a lovely idea:)
When Stacey contacted me about family photos she said it may be a big challenge and didn’t know if it was possible. She has two wonderful special needs teenage sons and wanted them both to be looking at the camera for photos- which RARELY happens. I love challenges:) I also know that with enough will power, patience, and creativity anything is possible. So on Halloween last year, we utilized the warm Saturday afternoon for some fun family photos at Shaker Village. Everyone was in such good spirits and I think we were all pleased with the outcome:)
You couldn’t have asked for a better early November day. Mild temperature with a cool breeze and a little overcast. Holy and Chase were married at a small country church outside Danville. They opted for a first look before the wedding because the daylight would be swallowed by the recent time change. A newly harvested cornfield and a distant tobacco barn was the quaint backdrop for all their images. The two were so much in love, I have to do much directing at all! The reception was held on the opposite side of town at The Showroom- a former car dealership turned banquet hall. I’m sure they’ll be celebrating the day for years and years to come!
Before we went out for their engagement shoot Cassie and Brian got their boys together for a family shoot. Such well mannered young men they were:) They all genuinely enjoy being together. Cherish time with your family. It goes so fast and you never know when it’s going to be the last time you get to spend with them.
Ashley and Bill are both from New York but had been re-located for work in Louisville. Ashley grew up with horses and they both loved the rich heritage and rolling hills of Kentucky. A majority of their guests were coming from out of state so they wanted to a venue that was unique to remember this state by. Of the Castle Post won hands down! Ashley created a unique wedding day that flowed perfectly. Did I mention they ended up getting new jobs in Tucson, AZ and moving just days after the wedding?! What a beautiful day for a beautiful couple. ON to new adventures together!
Cassie invited me to come to her farm north of Georgetown for engagement photos and family photos of her and Brian. I knew it’d be beautiful there but I had no idea it’d be so quaint and rolling. With an old house and barn that over looked towering hills, valleys and a creek I was in heaven. The golden autumn even ing sunshine kissed each image with a romantic glow. We took the gator through wooded areas, thorny fields and high hills. So fun! One of my favorite sessions yet!