Derek and Kaitlin's wedding was my first real gig; when I first started taking myself seriously as a photographer. Their wedding was beautifully constructed and held at a place very dear to me- the Murray State Arboretum. The ceremony overlooked the pond at the back of the arboretum, while overhead the leaves on the hickory trees danced with the early summer breeze. The air was full of emotions, and the humid air made the anticipation all the more heavy. I was so happy to be able to be a part of this beautiful day, and I wish Derek and Kaitlin all the happiness in the world.
Mia does my hair, and it's been that way for almost 15 years. When Mia asked me to do her wedding, I'll admit I was a little nervous because I was the one providing a pretty important service to her and Andy. Luckily, Mia and Andy are so easygoing and kind that they made my job simple. Mia was an absolutely stunning bride, and the details and styling of her wedding made taking these photos a breeze. The chapel was a dream, and the soft glow that came off of the sparklers at dusk seemed to signal the beginning of a bright and quirky marriage. The smiles that began the day only continued to grow as the night progressed; a somewhat indicative start to a happy life.
Amanda and Parker were my first clients that I didn't have much of a personal connection to, which made planning for this wedding even more important. By the end of the day, however, I felt like I had known them for a long time. Amanda's sense of humor and Parker's calm and patient attitude made photographing this couple truly simplistic. Their personalities are so prevalent that It was impossible not to let everyone see what a joy it was being a part of their wedding. The wedding and reception were stunning; matched only in radiance by Amanda's smile throughout the day and evening. Congratulations Parker and Amanda.
Molly and Seth- there are almost no words for me to describe this couple and this wedding. I don't think I've ever met a couple more kind and patient. The venue for their wedding was breathtaking; the historic home and the rustic barn made a backdrop perfectly suited for such an incredible marriage. Molly was the picture of poised elegance; the eucalyptus crown graced her head with an eclectic beauty. This wedding is who I am as a photographer, and Molly and Seth brought it out of me. I will forever be thankful to them for giving me this opportunity and their trust, and for being the most beautiful and kind couple to draw my lens.
Torrential downpours couldn't stop this wedding, and the rain seemed to make photographing it all the more enjoyable. Molly and Pete's wedding was a glowing affair. The backdrop for the event, the details in the decorations, and the beauty of the couple all made for a picturesque wedding. Pete is an incredibly talented artist, and his work inspired me to create memorable art for himself and his bride. Molly was probably the most organized bride I've ever worked with, and it shows in the ease of which the day flowed and the pictures progressed. From starting the day in muddy Chacos to ending the day photographing the family's ~10 foot long anaconda (literally, the actual reptile), this day couldn't have been more memorable.