Fatimah + Asif  |  Downtown Lexington and Gratz Park Engagement Session |  Kentucky Wedding Photographer

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Fatimah + Asif | Downtown Lexington and Gratz Park Engagement Session | Kentucky Wedding Photographer

Fatimah + Asif

Back in January Fatimah found me on The Knot when she began planning her wedding. This sweet couple lives in Brooklyn so we weren’t able to meet up in person but we scheduled a phone call and instantly clicked, I was so excited to capture their wedding! We planned to shoot their engagement session in April while they would be here in Lexington visiting for a weekend.

So come April, us not morning people decided we’d get out of our comfort zones and head to a Lexington rooftop before the sun was up to capture their engagement session during sunrise, and honestly it was the best decision ever.

We had the most beautiful golden sunrise, explored the peacefulness of Gratz park in the early morning and ended our session with some Chocolate Holler hot chocolate while we talked all about their love story that began on Tinder, their family lives and so much more. I love nothing more than meeting a wedding client and realizing I’ve made a new friend for life… August can’t come soon enough!

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Laurel + Carrington | McConnell Springs Engagement Session | Lexington Wedding Photographer

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Laurel + Carrington | McConnell Springs Engagement Session | Lexington Wedding Photographer

Laurel and Carrington’s engagement session kicked off this Spring full of so many engagement sessions and so many amazing couples! It was the perfect session to get me all giddy and inspired for wedding season this year. We met at McConnell Springs Park, one of my favorite locations in Lexington. I love that it can look so completely different at different seasons and it was so fun to explore it in the Spring and be able to reach new spots I hadn’t been to before.

I loved getting to know and this sweet couple before their upcoming wedding!

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Meet Liz & Skip - Hemlock Springs Owners | Featured Vendor of the Month

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Meet Liz & Skip - Hemlock Springs Owners | Featured Vendor of the Month

Vendor of the Month - 12 Part Series (Highlighting Kentucky’s Top Wedding Vendors)

I am so excited to introduce to you this months featured vendor! I had the pleasure of meeting Liz back in August of last year and I am so glad that our paths crossed! At the time I was planning a styled wedding that took months of hard work and planning, at the last minute (literally the week of) our original venue fell through and I reached out to Liz at Hemlock Springs to see if she could help. She was so amazing and stepped right in to make our shoot run perfectly.

The week of the shoot I drove up to the Red River Gorge to meet Liz and check out the venue and I was completely in awe of their space. It is truly a little slice of heaven right in the middle of the beauty that is the Red River Gorge, one of my favorite Kentucky spots. And while I was amazed by their venue, the attention to detail, the STUNNING bridal getting ready room and just the absolute beauty of the location, I was even more in awe of Liz and her radiant personality. She is truly one of the most loving, caring and giving people and it completely shows in everything she does. And while I didn’t get to spend quite as much time with her new hubby Skip, I could tell that he shares her same joy for life and her passion in everything they are doing at Hemlock Springs.

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Adele: First off tell me a little bit about you! 

Liz: My name is Liz Pulliam Wolfe and…well…I’m an adventure-seeking, Golden Retriever doting mama,  Lyme Disease butt kicking, John Muir following nature nerd who loves hiking, rock climbing and exploring when I’m not experimenting with new recipes in the kitchen or running a business. I met my hubby (eeek that term is still so shiny and new!), Skip, while climbing at Muir Valley here in the Red River Gorge. We now live and work right here in Wolfe County, Kentucky right in the heart of the place we met and love best in the world. Skip jokes if we were ever to get our own reality show (and trust me, just keep the cameras rolling cause there’s enough craziness you won’t have to script anything) it would be called the Wolfe’s of Wolfe County 

Adele: How did you get started in the wedding business? 

Liz: We knew we wanted to get married in the Red River Gorge, and at the time, there really weren’t very many options. We owned 100 acres that had a giant building on it, so we thought we’d fix it up for us, but the more improvements we did, the more people encouraged us to open the property to the public. We explored that as an option that would allow us to live and work in the Red River Gorge, and then embarked on about a 16 month process of becoming a permitted commercial space and all of the construction and renovation that came with it.

Although he currently works in healthcare, Skip holds degrees in art and design which came in handy while designing our building. Between the two of us, we make a pretty great creative team. My background is in communications which helped propel me through various positions within non-profit organizations over the years, where I not only had to manage budgets and staff, but I also had to write grants, implement programs, measure results and plan and execute large-scale fundraisers and events. We both dealt with pretty sad circumstances and situations at work, and it gets to you after a while. When you care for people, it’s impossible not to bring some of that home with you. The prospect of working in the wedding industry would not only allow us to live and work where we wanted, but it would provide a welcome relief to some of the heartbreaking situations we often found ourselves in with our day jobs.

Adele: What do you believe sets apart from the rest? 

Liz: Our attention to detail. We kind of obsess about the details. We put TONS of thought, planning and care into the details so that the overall product is as best as it absolutely can be. This also applies to our relationships with our couples. We genuinely care about them and their guests and we pay attention to all of the details that will impact their experience here at Hemlock.

Adele: What is one thing you wish bride’s(to be) could know? 

Liz: Our venue books up rather quickly. We sold out of Saturdays in October for 2019 in August of 2018. If you’re looking at a prime time of the year to get married, and you have to have a Saturday, book early.

Adele: What is your favorite moment of the wedding day? 

Liz: Ugh this is hard. There are SO many amazing moments during a wedding day! If I had to pick just one though, it would probably be the moment the bride comes down the aisle. There is so much anticipation that builds to a crescendo with that entrance. From the moment the guests stand, time seems to be suspended and the only thing that exists in that moment is the love between two amazing people as they are pulled towards one another to solidify their lifelong commitment. I tear up every single time.

Adele: What is the most memorable moment of your career? 

Liz: So far, it has to be when the Venue Report put us on their list of Hottest New Venues in the world for 2018. I was caught completely off guard and had no idea we would be featured until I read the article and saw our picture. It was completely surreal. I literally choked on my coffee when I saw us listed and immediately called Skip at work to give him the news, coughing and gasping for breath all the while. 

Adele: What word of advice do you have for brides on the wedding day? 

Liz: Breathe. Breathe deep and enjoy every moment. Don’t sweat the small stuff, don’t worry about the details. Just breathe and be completely present.

Adele: Do you have any big goals for 2019? 

Liz: We have lots of exciting plans up our sleeves including developing a new ceremony site. We don’t anticipate it will be finished in 2019, but we will begin work on it this year, and as pretty as our current site is, I’m already swooning over the plans for the new one!

 I hope you enjoyed reading a little bit about Liz and her heart behind their venue Hemlock Springs! Stay tuned for our stunning styled shoot at their venue coming in Kentucky Bride Magazine’s next issue this April!

~ Adele Marie

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Sarah + Mason | Veteran's Park Engagement Session | Lexington, Kentucky

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Sarah + Mason | Veteran's Park Engagement Session | Lexington, Kentucky

Sarah + Mason

We had the pleasure of meeting Sarah and Mason back at the beginning of the year and just hit it off right away! We all just clicked and talk for forever over coffee about marriage, weddings and just real life. We’re so excited to capture their wedding this coming October!

A couple weeks ago we met up at Veteran’s Park here in Lexington, Kentucky to capture their engagement session! We had so much fun getting to know their sweet personalities, walking around mushroom trees and just having an awesome time with them while capturing these photos.

These two are absolute naturals in front of the camera!

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Gibson's Birth Story

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Gibson's Birth Story

Our little buddy is one year old. I can’t believe how quickly this year flew by. I keep meaning to write down his birth story but kept getting caught up in life with two little ones and suddenly I blinked and his birthday is here. So in honor of my sweet boy and his birthday I wanted to sit down and write down my memories from that day.

On February 19 at around 9am I was scheduled to arrive at UK Hospital to be induced. (Pictured below, last photo pregnant with our boy Gibson. Swollen face and ankles and all)

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The morning was slow going unlike the induction with Charlee. I think they started the actual process around 10am but I didn’t feel anything for hours and hours later. Jeremy and I spent most of our day that day watching The Office as we did while in labor with Charlee. Jeremy set up the diffuser with Peace and Calming diffusing (my favorite) and I remember all the nurses coming in and hanging out because they said our room smelled amazing.

I’m a little hazy on the details but I want to say around 6pm they decided to break my water. I had originally planned on going as natural as possible but became impatient to meet my boy after seeing little progress. Once my water broke I began to feel stronger contractions but labor wasn’t really progressing. Our sweet friend Hannah of Southern Native Photography joined us at the hospital around that time to capture the birth.

Mom came to the hospital some time that evening and was determined to help me get some progress going. I begged the nurses to find me a portable monitor so we could walk the halls and bounce on a exercise ball. We walked for what seemed like forever till my contractions got pretty strong and I decided to stop.

After finding out that I still hadn’t progressed at all I decided around midnight to get an epidural as they said it it didn’t look like he was coming until the next night. I had the epidural thinking I could get a full nights sleep and wake up rested and ready to have the baby! (funny, right?) Once the epidural kicked in the night got really long.

For whatever reason pitocin was causing Gibson’s heart rate to drop. But every time they lowered the pitocin my contractions stopped and with my water already broken he had to come out in the next 24 hours. I was forced to lay on my left side slightly leaning back for literally 12 hours. Every time I moved even a centimeter his heart rate would drop and the nurses would come running in to check on him. My sweet friend Hannah was there by my side the entire night, checking on me, watching his heart rate, calling the nurses to come check on me. I had told Jeremy to sleep so he could be well rested for the birth and we decided not to worry him (which he was not happy about when he later found out! lol)

I spent most of my night panicking and crying to be honest. They discussed with us the possibility of an emergency c-section if his heart rate didn’t improve and I remember just breaking down thinking there was no way I could be a good mom to Charlee and Gibson through the transition if I was recovering from a c-section. After they told us there was no progress, they said they would check me at 2:30pm and if he wasn’t ready I would be having a c-section. We spent most of that morning just watching his heart rate and me doing everything to keep myself calm.

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Hannah went home to shower and planned to be back at 2:30 for what looked like would be a c-section. And we kept watching the monitors for basically hours. At around noon maybe later our on call OB came in to meet us and talk to us about the next steps and what a c-section would look like if that had to happen. After an hour or two laying with a peanut ball (hips burning from laying in the same spot for 12 hours) I told them I was having back labor as I did moments before Charlee was born. I asked them to check one last time as I felt like he was ready and turns out within an hour or two I had fully progressed and Gibson was ready! (Unfortunately she arrived just minutes after he was born but Jeremy captured some shots)


Our sweet little (Very Big) Boy, Gibson Ambrose Clare-Talbot made his debut on February 20, 2018 at 2:22pm. Weighing a whopping 9lbs 6oz and 22 inches long. We were lucky enough after such a hard labor to be able to do skin to skin time with him while Hannah captured the memories.

Of course being the photographer that I am I captured some Fresh 48 Photos at the Hospital over the two days we were there… Here are some of my favorites.











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4 Must Have Nursery Room Items - Gibson's Nursery Room

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4 Must Have Nursery Room Items - Gibson's Nursery Room

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When it came to creating Gibson’s room I really gave Jeremy full creative freedom, it was two weeks before his due date when we finally realized we should probably get his room ready! Jeremy had the idea to create this bear for him that was holding the moon. Once he had that idea the rest of the room just came together! Jeremy made the bear, we found these little stars and painted them to match the room. Took a trip to the @Home store shortly before he was born and found the signs and lanterns which really helped pull the design in together.

When you’re having your second kid you have the benefit of already knowing what works and what doesn’t work. Which is why creating Gibson’s room was so simple for us, we’d tested the products we loved and knew we create and simple and sweet space for him with the essentials. So as promised here are 5 Must Have Nursery Room Items.

Hatch Baby Rest - Y’all I truly cannot say enough about how much Iove this product. There are so many uses all in one that it makes it 100% worth the investment and we have it in both kids rooms! This sound machine comes with multiple different sounds and colors to choose from but what is really impressive is the mobile functions, through their mobile app you can turn it off and on, change volume, change sounds and colors…etc. It can also be used as an Okay to Wake clock which is a huge reason why I bought it! You can set it on a timer so when you’re training your toddler to stay in their room till a certain time you can have the clock change to green and play a different sound letting them know they can get out of bed! What’s also really amazing is their customer service, we turned it on one day and instantly got an email from them saying they detected an error and were sending us a brand new one at no extra cost!! It took no long phone calls on hold or even waiting for it to break to get replaced, they solved the problem before there was one and I love that about the company.

Modern Burlap Cotton Swaddle - Modern Burlap has been a personal favorite company of mine since I discovered them on Instagram when we first found out we were having Charlee. Their swaddles are absolutely beautiful and high quality. I love that they have so many designs with beautiful messages. These can be used as actual swaddles, monthly photo shoot backdrops or as statement pieces to decorate a room.

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The next two products I absolutely love are both by Ubbi World.

Ubbi World Diaper Caddy - This diaper caddy contains a spot for diapers, wipes as well as any necessary cosmetics used during diaper changes. I personally love it because it keeps wipes moist under the cover, it also has the little open spot to see when you’re running low ahead of time so you know to refill. Not showed is the portable changing mat that came with it! A huge reason why I love the diaper caddy is because of the mobility of it. When you have a toddler and infant diaper changes often don’t happen at the changing table. I love that I can just grab the caddy by the handles and take it wherever I need to change diapers and still have everything I need.

Ubbi World Diaper Pail - Can we just take a second to talk about how cute this diaper pail design is? Three things that make me choose this pail over competitors are the design, they have their own bags but you can also use any trash bag! Which means no more expensive custom trash bags! Lastly I love that it has an option to lock the opening! (No more toddlers opening up smelly trash cans!)

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A few lifestyle shots i’m Gibson’s room captured last week… I’m so glad we put so much of our hearts into this room. It makes all the memories made here something we cherish that much more.

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Charlee's Toddler Room Design

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Charlee's Toddler Room Design

This time last year we were about a week from Gibson’s due date and frantically finishing the final touches on the kids rooms before his arrival. Funny enough, a week or so later he was born and I never finished decorating. But nevertheless I figured it’d be fun to share a few of our DIY projects we did to decorate the kids rooms!

When it came to designing Charlee’s space my biggest concern was her being able to keep her independence. At the time all she knew was being an only child and I was so worried about how it would affect her emotionally. I wanted to create a safe space for her, somewhere she could play and read and relax in her element. I also wanted to highlight some of things I always want her to strive for; bravery, adventure, knowing her value as a child of God, dreaming big…etc

Last week we had a little family session to capture the memories built in this sweet room and I just have to share.

DIY Projects

House Bed - We built her house bed following a tutorial from Pinterest, hubby got a little distracted in the process and ended up building his own design with the pieces I cut out from the template. This project was definitely a labor of love, I spent all day Christmas last year in a freezing cold garage cutting, sanding and staining the pieces to make this for her and it was so worth it!

Rain Gutter Book Shelves - This was probably the best idea we had and cost us less than $10.

Triangle Hanging Shelves - Another easy piece that added such a nice touch! We took scrap wood pieces from the bed and had Jeremy’s mom crochet the yarn to hang them.

All bedding items from Target - Comforter, Pillows and Canopy

“I am a Child of God” Canvas from Modern Burlap

Sound Machine and Nightlight - Hatch Baby

Teepee - Amazon

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Meet Alexis - Wild Roots Farmer Florist | January Featured Vendor of the Month

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Meet Alexis - Wild Roots Farmer Florist | January Featured Vendor of the Month

Vendor of the Month - 12 Part Series

Sometime back in 2017 I had the idea of featuring a different vendor every month on my blog to help local brides hear a little bit more about the wedding vendors in the area that they might not normally get to read about on instagram or facebook pages. I’m all about brides making connections with their vendors and building trust and I felt like this would be a great way to start that connection. Well fast forward through 2018 where I was a little too busy birthing and keeping alive my tiny humans to blog, and now we’re finally here!

For my first vendor of there series I wanted to feature a dear friend of mine, Alexis from Wild Roots Farmer Florist. We had the privilege of working on a styled shoot together and I just loved getting to know this sweet girl. Not only is she incredibly freaking talented, she is. But she’s also just the kind, humble and joy-filled person that you will LOVE having on your team of vendors.

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Adele: Tell me a little bit about how did you get into the floral business? 

Alexis: So, I have a BS in Horticulture and an MS in Plant and Soil Sciences from the University of Kentucky. So, I’ve always been a super plant nerd. I originally started as strictly a part time floral designer for friend’s weddings, as a creative outlet for myself. Then, I decided to grow my own wedding flowers and so began my journey into becoming a Farmer Florist.


 Adele: What is your favorite flower if you had to choose? 

Alexis: Oh goodness don’t make me choose! When you are a flower farmer, you grow to love each and every flower variety for their own special qualities. Like people, no single one is completely perfect, but they all have something unique to offer. BUT, if I had to choose, I would say gladiolus. They come in every color, and remind me of my grandmother, which always makes me smile.

 Adele: What do you believe sets apart from the rest? 

Alexis: I would say Wild Roots is special in that we focus on local products that are not only grown sustainably, but are as beautiful and unique as they are ethically sourced. That, and how many people can say they know exactly where their flowers came from? I love when I get to talk to brides who are a year out from their wedding day, because we can actually pick very specific blooms to grow! So, from the time that seed hits the soil that plant has the special task of making someone’s day extra special! 

 

Adele: What is one thing you wish brides(to be) could know? 

Alexis: TRUST YOUR VENDORS! If you don’t leave a consult feeling like you can trust a vendor’s creative vision, choose someone different. In my experience, the most magical creations arise when a bride trusts me. You should definitely give them some direction and talk about the look you would like to achieve but in the end giving a designer a little bit of freedom is essential to the ‘wow’ factor.

 

Adele: What is your favorite moment of the wedding day? 

Alexis: Giving the bride her bouquet! Oh my gosh, I still get nervous every time! There is nothing more exciting or satisfying then the look on a bride’s face when she sees her bouquet for the first time. It makes all the long hours worth it. 

 

Adele: What is the most memorable moment of your career? 

Alexis: Gosh there are so many, this has truly been the ride of a lifetime and I welcome each new day. I guess one moment that comes to mind is the day my branding and new name went live. It felt so, official. No longer was this just a fun hobby I did for friends weddings. This was a business, I was an entrepreneur. It was a proud moment for me, when everything became real.

 

Adele: Do you have any words of advice for brides on the day? 

Alexis: Girl, you only get one day, ENJOY IT. No one will remember if the lighting was bad or the food needed salt. They will remember the joy radiating off you, and honestly hunny, if all they remember is the food, then you don’t need them anyway. AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT! 

 

Adele: Any big goals for 2019? 

Alexis: This year I’m doing a lot more workshops! I really love teaching people about flowers and designing so, if you’ve ever had an interest keep a look out on social media!

 

Adele: What are your plans coming up? Any fun travel or features we should follow? 

Alexis: Well planting season has already begun! That is always an adventure, you’ll get to follow along with me from seed, to soil, to blooms! Few things in life are more satisfying then seeing the first flower on a crop you’ve nurtured from seed. Then, to end the growing season I’ll (hopefully) be taking a trip to Cuba with my best friend and there will be ALL the plant pics!

 

Adele: Is there anything more you’d like to share? 

Alexis: I think the key to working with anyone, in any field, is finding someone who truly loves what they do. To me, that is the best assurance that you will only ever get something that they are truly proud of. If you can surround yourself with people like that, what could go wrong, right?

PS: If you are a fan of cute dogs and pretty flowers follow me on Instagram @wildrootsfarmflorist. My corgi Remy is the best garden pal, and the apple of my eye.

How adorable is this girl?! Seriously, I hope this little interview showed you a bit of her heart behind what she does because she truly does an incredible job and puts her whole heart into the work she does for her brides!

Stay Tuned for next months feature!

~ Adele Marie

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Alyssa + JR | The Snowy Engagement Session of your Dreams | Ault Park Cincinnati | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

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Alyssa + JR | The Snowy Engagement Session of your Dreams | Ault Park Cincinnati | Cincinnati Wedding Photographer

Alyssa + JR

Alyssa and JR booked me for their October wedding a couple months back and I am so excited to capture their wedding! Alyssa knew exactly what she wanted when it came to her engagement session, her one request, SNOW. So we waited and waited hoping for an amazing snow for her dreamy engagement session.

Last weekend when we finally had snow on the forecast we planned to meet at Ault Park in Cincinnati for a sunrise session. I drove through some crazy ice and snow to arrive in Cincinnati and was met with beautiful snow covered fields. Not only was there plenty of snow on the ground but it continued to snow the entire time making for a pretty magical engagement session. Their sweet puppy joined for some family photos when he could stop himself from eating and playing in snow, and it was basically the best morning ever. I love how these turned out!

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Josh + Emilee | Married | Barn at McCall Springs Wedding | Kentucky Wedding Photographer

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Josh + Emilee | Married | Barn at McCall Springs Wedding | Kentucky Wedding Photographer

Josh and Emilee

Back in the spring Jeremy and I had the pleasure of meeting these two beautiful humans. We met at Cracker Barrel and spent forever talking about their relationship, their lives and everything that led to the moment of them getting engaged. Emilee grew up as a pastor’s kid which meant we had a whole lot in common, and Josh was also a worship leader! We instantly bonded over ministry because well, not everyone understands that life! Emilee’s dad set her and Josh up for the first time and the rest was history!

This wedding was so full of sentimental moments that had us in tears throughout the day. It was the day that Emilee became a step mom to Josh’s sweet daughter Natalie. Throughout the day Emilee gifted her with little things to celebrate the day with her, ending with a bracelet and a touching letter she read aloud at the reception. My heart was so full watching the three of them become a family and I just know Emilee will be the BEST step mom there ever was because her heart is pure gold.

And while this day was so full of joy, there was also a huge part of Emilee missing. Her bouquet was tied with lace and a brooch in memory of her great grandmother, I asked Emilee’s sister Sara to write a few words.


” Mawmaw was everything to us, and to Emilee. I guess you could say she was the glue that held us all together. She was our great grandmother. Emilee has always said Mawmaw would have been her bridesmaid on her wedding day, they were so close and had a very special bond. Emilee took time to spend with and learn from her great grandmother. She would go to her house watch her bake, sew, cook, and make coffee... and all of those are important pieces that make Emilee who she is today. When Emilee was a little girl, she would sit and watch and learn from her, she adored her Mawmaw.

Us kids lived right around from her our entire lives, and until last year we have never experienced anything without her. Losing her has been numbing. We’re all still trying to understand a world where we can’t sit and talk with her, share stories with her, learn from her... and specially now that we’re all getting older– share life’s joyful and sweet moments with her.

They had a very special bond, and part of that was because they spent so much time together. When Emilee got engaged she knew wanted to make Mawmaw a part of her wedding day and celebrate the memory of her in a joyful way.

Mom and dad thought of a special way to celebrate her life but also incorporate her into the day so they gifted Emilee a brooch with Mawmaw’s picture, tied in lace for Emilee to carry around her bouquet. They knew how much Emilee wished she could be there to see her walk down the aisle and this was a way Emilee could carry the memory of Mawmaw with her on her wedding day. She would be right there with her.

Emilee lost a best friend when Mawmaw passed away. Emilee will always hope to share the memory of her and make her part of each of life’s occasions as long as she lives.”

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Ben + Melissa | Duncan Memorial Chapel Wedding | Kentucky Wedding Photographer

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Ben + Melissa | Duncan Memorial Chapel Wedding | Kentucky Wedding Photographer

Ben + Melissa

A few months ago I decided to do an engagement session giveaway, Melissa and Ben won the giveaway and ended up deciding to book me for their wedding! We met at Kentucky Native Cafe for their Engagement Session and had the best time walking around the greenhouse, taking photos and bonding over ministry.

Their wedding was held at Duncan Memorial Chapel, a beautiful chapel built by a husband in memory of his wife after her passing. The detailing in the venue was the perfect touch to their wedding. On Melissa and Ben’s first date Melissa mentioned her love for butterflies and that she had found a butterfly that she wanted to have framed. Ben funny enough had studied entomology and knew how to do it, they planned a future date to frame a butterfly as a gift to Melissa’s mom. Ben hilariously stated, “ I never knew my bug knowledge/collection would score me points with a girl.” So they planned their future date and apparently it worked for Ben!

When it came down to her bridesmaids gifts, it was Ben’s idea hand make each of them a pinned butterfly, and so she gave each one of them beautiful frame symbolic of their first date. Melissa’s grandmother even surprised her by putting a little butterfly in her bouquet. I loved seeing such a beautiful little symbol of their relationship in the details of their wedding day.

After the ceremony we all made a quick to Starbucks before the rest of their wedding festivities.

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Michael + Samantha  | Talon Winery Wedding | Lexington Wedding Photographer

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Michael + Samantha | Talon Winery Wedding | Lexington Wedding Photographer

Michael + Samantha

Michael and Samantha started dating in high school and through college and jobs moved a few times during their relationship. When it was time to plan their wedding they decided to pick a destination location rather than picking a city they had lived in, and they chose Lexington, KY!

Friends and Family gathered from all over America to celebrate their union at Talon Winery. It was a beautiful day filled with special moments with loved ones. They rented a huge house on Airbnb to accommodate them and their friends and family to get ready on the morning of the wedding.

And even though the rain may have caused a few changes in their day, this day could not have been any more beautiful if they have planned it that way.

Vendor Credits

Venue : Talon Winery

Officiant: Brewster McCloud

Photography : Photography by Adele

Flowers: Fields in Bloom

Rentals: Purdon’s

Catering: Selma’s Catering

DJ: Clear Pro DJ

Hair: Kentucky Wedding Belles

Makeup: Something Blu

Photo Booth: Bearded Brothers

Coordinator: Planned to Perfection of the Bluegrass

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Josh + Molly | Intimate Farm Wedding | Lexington Wedding Photographer

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Josh + Molly | Intimate Farm Wedding | Lexington Wedding Photographer

Josh and Molly

There is nothing quite like the joy of being a wedding photographer when you show up on the day and are able to experience just how much your couple loves and adores each other and you just know its going to last forever.

I loved getting to capture this wedding because I was able to witness the sweetest gathering of friends who were overjoyed at their union and moved mountains to make their day perfect. I was able to witness the absolutely joy and adoration they had for each other in their first look and their excitement facing the day. And I got to watch them dance the night away with family and friends that adore them.

This was one special wedding.

Vendor Credits

Photography : Photography by Adele www.photographybyadele.com

Floral Arrangements: Stems LLC

Cake: The Sweet Shoppe www.thesweetshoppebybeth.com

Catering: City BBQ www.citybbq.com

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Greg + Brandi | Loflin Yard Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographer

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Greg + Brandi | Loflin Yard Wedding | Destination Wedding Photographer

Greg + Brandi

When I met Greg and Brandi back in Spring and heard all about their wedding plans I just knew it would be so much fun capturing their Loflin Yard wedding. They were my last Memphis wedding on the books and what better way to kick off the end to my Memphis road trips than to capture this sweet couple and their Doggy Best Man and Flower Girl, seriously the cutest thing ever!

It was the perfect fall wedding with lovely touches of burgundy and gold, and STUNNING flowers by the always amazing Ena Fowler Floral Design. But more than an anything it was the celebration of two people who absolutely love and adore each other.

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Mac + Lauren | The Farm at Tates Creek Wedding | Lexington Wedding Photographer

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Mac + Lauren | The Farm at Tates Creek Wedding | Lexington Wedding Photographer

Mac + Lauren

Friends and Family gathered from near and from very far to witness the union of this sweet couple! The Farm at Tates Creek was the perfect venue to host this intimate gathering of those who love them most. With special words from family during the ceremony to the eye watering toasts, each moment of this day highlighted the love and adoration they have for each other.

Congratulations to this sweet couple!

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Fransisco + Genesis | Wildside Winery Wedding | Lexington Wedding Photographer

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Fransisco + Genesis | Wildside Winery Wedding | Lexington Wedding Photographer

With Genesis and Francisco there really is no hiding their absolute love and adoration for each other. Every part of the wedding was planned so perfectly by both of them. They worked together to create a day that was truly special and reflected who they were as individuals and as a couple. Aside from the beautiful venue, Wildside Winery. Every single detail was made by Genesis and Francisco. From floral arrangements to individual flowers grown in their garden and those grown by friends, to the signage and tablescapes, it was a all decorated to perfection.

This had to have been the happiest wedding ever. Their excitement from the first look to ceremony vows, and everything they did that day, was all done with huge smiles on their faces and so much love for each other. My face hurt from smiling so much that day and looking back editing these photos still brings back so many happy memories that make me smile.

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Ben + Melissa | Kentucky Native Greenhouse Engagement Session

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Ben + Melissa | Kentucky Native Greenhouse Engagement Session

Ben + Melissa

About a year ago, soon after moving to Kentucky my mom invited me to go to Kentucky Native with her because she said Charlee would love it. We quickly fell in LOVE with this little gem of a place. Beautiful greenhouses and flowers, wine + yummy different foods and this soon became a favorite place of mine.

I knew right away that HAD to do an engagement session there. I posted in my wedding groups for a giveaway so I could find the perfect couple and then these two appeared and blew me away with this session that ended up way better than I even expected. And the bonus is they booked me for their wedding this October so I get to spend even more time with them!

This session was full of smiles and laughter and hubby telling bad jokes, which was pretty much the best.