Ryne + Catrina | Married | Mallard's Croft Mississippi Wedding

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Ryne + Catrina | Married | Mallard's Croft Mississippi Wedding

Ryne and Catrina.

Jeremy and I got meet up with Catrina in the beginning of 2017. We met over coffee and bonded over our two beautiful daughters. We had such an amazing meeting and I was so excited when she booked me for her wedding almost 1/5 years away!

And boy, was it so worth the wait! Catrina and I had a little bad luck before the wedding. Every time we booked a session we would get completely rained out! From their gorgeous Rainy Falls Creek Falls Engagement Session to multiple family sessions we had to cancel. So we both kind of expected a complete downpour on their wedding day. 

Well, it was nothing like we expected it! It was the perfect, gorgeous sunny and not to hot Mississippi day. Every detail of the day was absolutely perfect, from the dresses to the gorgeous floral arrangements by Ena Fowler Floral Design. Stunning hair and makeup by Rebecca Mathis and perfect planning by the lovely Kelsey of Connor & Co. 

Everything came together absolutely beautifully for this lovely couple and we are so happy for them! 

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Alley + Shane | Married | Star Wars Themed Wedding | Lexington Wedding Photographer

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Alley + Shane | Married | Star Wars Themed Wedding | Lexington Wedding Photographer

Alley and I met our first week of college in California. We were supposed to be roommates according to the roommate matching the college did based on who they thought might get along. At the last minute she got a roomie from her home town and we ended up on the same floor just the same. We always joke about how bad of decision she made by choosing her other roommate (jk) because it would have been the BEST year as roomies. But regardless, between attending the same small college, living on the same floor, our many many morning workouts and smoothies together, overnighters studying, painting our nails in the middle of the night while planning my wedding and so many other amazing memories, we became wonderful friends! Alley was a bridesmaid in my wedding and is still one of my best friends to date. 

A couple years ago I started hearing her talk about this amazing guy she had started dating and how they bonded over watching Star Wars together. I couldn't wait to meet him and in March of last year I had the pleasure of spending an evening at In n Out talking for HOURS with Shane and Alley about life and love and I just knew they would be getting married soon.

Back in the summer of 2017 they got engaged and Alley asked me to be both a bridesmaid and her photographer! They flew out to Kentucky for their engagement session which you can see here. It was quite a challenge flying out to California with a six week old baby, being her photographer (with the help of two amazing photographer friends) AND getting to be her bridesmaid. But it was a HUGE honor to stand beside her on that beautiful day and I just love this sweet couple to pieces! 

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Spencer + Rachel | Married | Maple Grove Wedding | Lexington Kentucky Wedding Photographer

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Spencer + Rachel | Married | Maple Grove Wedding | Lexington Kentucky Wedding Photographer

Spencer + Rachel 

Almost a year ago to this date I had the pleasure of meeting Rachel at a wedding show. We hit it off instantly, went to coffee shortly after meeting and I was so excited when she picked me to capture her wedding! Over the course of the year we got to know each other through planning meetings as well as their engagement session and her boudoir session, and I grew to absolutely love this sweet girl. 

Their wedding day was nothing short of a fairytale. Though the weather somehow went from 70 and sunny to what had to have been somewhere in the 30's with rain. Rachel was so calm and sweet throughout the entire thing! We patiently waited for the rain to go away and Rachel was so at peace through it all we really couldn't believe it. Just as we were about to give up on having the ceremony outdoors, the rain disappeared and they were able to have their PERFECT ceremony at this stunning location that literally could not have been more beautiful. We may have had to cut their portrait session short and whisk them away in a golf cart to not get soaked, but all in all the day was still perfect and I couldn't be more happy for these two!

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Andy + Carly | Couples Session | Lexington, Kentucky Wedding and Engagement Photographer

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Andy + Carly | Couples Session | Lexington, Kentucky Wedding and Engagement Photographer

Andy + Carly 

Way back this summer when we moved to Lexington, Kentucky I had the pleasure of meeting this sweet couple at our church. I got to spend a week of summer camp with our church's youth getting to know these two and I absolutely fell in love with them. Not only are they a gorgeous couple but they are some of the most genuine people you will ever meet. So of course I wanted to capture them! 

In November we decided to take a trip out to Red River Gorge to the Rock Bridge Trail in the hopes of finding some gorgeous landscapes for their session. Not only did we luck out on the location but we also had the best time hiking through the trail and laughing the whole way through it. 

Here are some of the highlights from their session! 

 

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2017 | A Year In Review | Photography by Adele | Kentucky Wedding Photographer

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2017 | A Year In Review | Photography by Adele | Kentucky Wedding Photographer

2017. 

What a year. 

I know everyone talks about how fast the years fly but man this year really just came and went before my eyes! As I look back on the last 12 months I'm filled with so many emotions, my heart is so full as I think of the love that I've captured. The unions of two beautiful people becoming one, expectant mothers awaiting their new little ones, lives entering this world, families growing... kids getting bigger! Oh my... So many beautiful moments. 

This year we had the privilege of capturing life and love in Louisiana, California, Arizona, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi and Arkansas. I drove more miles than I ever thought possible and became amazing friends with some of our most wonderful clients and also had the pleasure of working alongside some of the sweetest most amazing vendors!

It was truly a year of challenges and transitions. 2017 was our first year of booking weddings in Memphis and we booked over 20 weddings (DOUBLE my goal for the year). It was also the year that we picked up mid year and moved AGAIN, this time to Lexington, KY. Jeremy unfortunately had to transition out of doing weddings due to his job leaving me carrying on my lovely business on my own for now. While there were a lot of transitions and a lot of growing moments, I think the best thing this year was meeting nearly all of my photography goals for the year and truly feeling like I've grown into the exact style that I've been dreaming of for years. 

This is going to be a whole lot of images so I hope you make it through, but mostly I hope you see my heart and soul captured in these images. The blood, sweat and tears that went into 2017. 

Enjoy. 

The Couples/Engagements

The Feels

The Brides and Grooms

The Parties

The Details

The Bouquets

The Ceremonies

The Bridal Parties

The Exits

The Families

A few special mentions for some of my favorite people I couldn't have survived this year without. These two families are some of my best friends in the entire world, these two mama's helped me survive my first 1.5 years of motherhood and are some of the best women I know. I'm so privileged to know them and spend time with them and incredibly honored to capture their lives. 

 

And of course a few of my favorite personal photos taken this year! 

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Jill + Logan | Married | Hedge Farm Wedding | Lexington Kentucky and Destination Wedding Photographer

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Jill + Logan | Married | Hedge Farm Wedding | Lexington Kentucky and Destination Wedding Photographer

Jill and Logan. 

I had the pleasure of meeting this adorable couple way back in the fall of 2016. We hit it off immediately and I was so excited when they booked me for their wedding! The only downfall was having to wait an entire year for their wedding! 

Well, I have to say it was worth the wait! This wedding was just about the most joyful, fun filled wedding experience I've been able to be a part of. From the girls getting ready in their pizza shirts, to the emotional first look and jumping their way into the reception, every moment was an absolute blast! 

Congratulations Jill and Logan! 

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John + Anna | Married | Green Frog Farm Alamo Tennessee Wedding | Lexington Kentucky and Destination Wedding Photographer

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John + Anna | Married | Green Frog Farm Alamo Tennessee Wedding | Lexington Kentucky and Destination Wedding Photographer

Happy One Month of Marriage to these sweet lovers!

I had the amazing privilege of capturing the wedding of John and Anna at the Green Frog Farm in Alamo, Tennessee. The venue was stunning, and just the perfect touch of fairytale for their gorgeous wedding. Some of Memphis' best vendors came together to create the most stunning decor. Anna had planned everything to a "t" and with so much detail, it was amazing to see it all come together. But mostly importantly Anna and John had an incredible time together with their closest friends and family celebrating their union. 

Anna chose to do a bridal session a month before the wedding at The Providence House in Jackson, TN. It was such a gorgeous Venue and we got some amazing images!  I just had to include some in this post. 

 

Venue: Green Frog Farm (www.greenfrogfarm.org)

Coordinator: Southern Sparkle Wedding and Event Planning (www.southernsparkleweddings.com)

Florals: Ena Fowler Floral Design (www.facebook.com/enafowlerfloraldesign/)

Dress: Low's Bridal and Formal (www.lowsbridal.com)

MUAH: Alexis Woodard from Bravo Hair and Gallery and Color Bar (www.facebook.com/BravoHairGallery/?fref=mentions)

Photography: Photography by Adele  (www.photographybyadele.com)

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Drake + Lyndsey | Married | Lexington Kentucky and Destination Wedding Photographer

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Drake + Lyndsey | Married | Lexington Kentucky and Destination Wedding Photographer

It was such an honor to capture this beautiful rainy day wedding for Drake and Lindsey back in October. Their wedding was at the River Park on Mud Island with a gorgeous view on either side, from the Memphis bridge to the city scape everywhere we looked was so stunning. Their friends and family gathered for an intimate ceremony and a night of fun and dancing. From wildflowers, to fall decor and an amazing smore's bar, it was a beautiful day celebrating these two and their love! 

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Tucker + Kristin | Engaged | Lexington Kentucky Wedding Photographer

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Tucker + Kristin | Engaged | Lexington Kentucky Wedding Photographer

Tucker and Kristin 

I had the pleasure of meeting Kristin back in September when I came out to Memphis for a wedding. We met for coffee ended up talking for hours about life, kids, love and of course her upcoming wedding. We had so much fun talking we honestly didn't really talk about wedding photography, which is fine by because I'd much rather get to know my brides then talk business.

I was so excited when she booked me for her and Tucker's wedding because, well they are adorable! But also because I could just tell these two are absolutely in love with each other and I knew it would be a blast capturing their love! We met a couple weeks ago for their engagement session and we had so much fun! It honestly didn't even feel like work, which is the BEST! Here are a few favorites!

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Drew & Charlotte | Married | Bardstown Kentucky Wedding

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Drew & Charlotte | Married | Bardstown Kentucky Wedding

Drew and Charlotte, 

I had the pleasure of meeting these two just a few days after moving to Kentucky. We met for coffee and I got to hear their story, and came to love this sweet couple! We met down at the college they both attended for their engagement session and I got to hear stories about how they met and all about their first years of dating. 

By the time their wedding rolled around this September I was so excited to spend more time with these two and capture their special day! It was an intimate wedding with their closest friends and family. They got married at Drew's grandmothers house in Bardstown. Everything was absolutely gorgeous and it was the perfect day for their union! These two capped off the night by eating amazing food and watching the UK game with all their best friends and family. 

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2017 Annual Fall Mini's

Fall Minis are one of my favorite days of the whole year! 

Its an opportunity to catch up with old families of captured in the years before, and capture new families I've never met. For a few minutes I get to be a part of their lives and capture their most precious memories of their littles growing up. 

Here are a few highlights from this years Mini's! 

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Ryne & Catrina | Rainy Fall Creek Falls Engagement Session | Destination Photographer

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Ryne & Catrina | Rainy Fall Creek Falls Engagement Session | Destination Photographer

I had the pleasure of meeting Catrina way back at the beginning of the year. We hit it off right away and they booked their April 2018 wedding with me! We'd been planning their engagement session for months and decided on an adventurous waterfall session at Fall Creek Falls. 

Well come down to the day of an it was POURING rain... and I don't just mean a drizzle it was really pouring We planned for a sunrise session and were so excited to arrive at our destination. After 5 hours of driving for each of us we decided to go ahead and start in the rain. We hiked down to the suspension bridge for a few photos on the bridge, then did a little exploring to find some other cool spots. 

And while a completely rained out engagement session wasn't exactly what we planned on we had a blast adventuring in the rain and I couldn't be happier with these sweet intimate engagement photos! 

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Mitch + Brandy | Married | Lexington, Kentucky Wedding Photographer

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Mitch + Brandy | Married | Lexington, Kentucky Wedding Photographer

Mitch and Brandy are just about the sweetest people you will EVER come across, seriously if you are blessed enough to spend time with these two, you are one lucky person! Clearly evident in the fact that they had so many amazing people there all day supporting them, helping them get ready and making things for their adorable DIY backyard wedding. 

I had the pleasure of spending one gorgeous morning with the two of them at their engagement session and just absolutely fell in love with them. You can take a look at their engagement session here

Their wedding day, of course, made me fall in love with them and their love all over again. From their sweet prayer together before she walked down the isle to their gorgeous sunset lit ceremony. Every moment from start to finish was perfection and these two deserve nothing less. 

Enjoy. 

 

 

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Jordan + Hayley | Engaged | Panama City Beach Engagement Session

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Jordan + Hayley | Engaged | Panama City Beach Engagement Session

Jordan and Hayley 

Gosh I seriously just love these two I could go on and on about them forever.. but to cut it short I edited their session and ended up with 300 images I couldn't narrow down. I normally deliver 25-40 images but I just loved every single photo of these two! They were so much fun to work with from day one. 

Jordan and Hayley flew me out to Panama City Beach for their engagement photos just a couple weeks ago. Hayley came to pick me up at the airport and we instantly hit it off! We went to Starbucks and talked life, photography, Africa, relationships..etc. It was like I'd known her forever and that is my favorite thing when meeting brides because that means I get to become friends with them along the way! 

For their session we wanted a few different looks so found some beautifully forest areas, we went on the Airforce base where Jordan works and took some photos there and then we got to use the base's beach which was basically our own private area with no one for miles. It was gorgeous and beautiful and I couldn't have asked for a better day with these two! 

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